30-Somethings - Workout songs....????

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WVU Jenn
03-04-2009, 11:21 AM
I just wanted to see what everyone likes to listen to/get motivated by when they work out. I just recently got a treadmill and have it in our office so I can jam songs out of the computer to keep me pumped and energized.....wanted to put a 20-30 minute mix of great get up and go songs.....
sooooo.....Any suggestions? My goal is 5 more lbs by my birthday at the end of the month! :carrot:

thanks! :D

03-04-2009, 11:57 AM
I am so glad you posted this! I have been looking for up songs to add to my ipod. I liked to use it when I am walking and am also up to change my music!

Why type of songs do you like? I can listen to just about anything.

My DD loves old skool stuff and thought of Queen , Another one bites the dust and also We will Rock you. And she thought of Cyndi Lauper's Girls just wanna have fun.

Right now I also have All American Rejects, Gives you ****. Brittany Spears, Circus and Womanizer. Jason Mraz, I'm Yours, Lady Gaga, Just Dance and Kevin Rudulf's single on my ipod.

03-04-2009, 12:10 PM
There was another thread on this a few days ago & I was not surprised to see how many people had Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" on their iPods & MP3s. I've found that to be infectious. Some of its power is wearing off, now, but I still recommend it for moving to.

03-04-2009, 12:16 PM
Here's a few. I like fast tunes for cardio; can't listen to music when I'm lifting weights, it throws my counting off :cry:

Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
Circus - Britney Spears
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Hey Ya - Outkast
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Show Me the Way - Peter Frampton
Single Ladies - Beyonce
What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani
When I Grow Up - Pussycat Dolls
Womanizer - Britney Spears
Pon de Replay - Rihanna
Jump, Hung Up, Sorry, Ray of Light - Madonna
Reach up for the Sunlight - Duran Duran
Vertigo - U2
Breathless - The Corrs
Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis Band
Boys of Summer - The Eagles
Can't Get You Out of my Head - Kylie Minogue
Still the One - Orleans

ETA: There are quite a few threads on workout music with great suggestions; do a search and you'll come up with lots.

Thighs Be Gone
03-04-2009, 12:21 PM
I like Rihanna--most of her hit songs.

I also like Britney Spears--Toxic, Circus

I also like Lady Gaga and Lil' Wayne

Violin Jenn
03-04-2009, 04:44 PM
Some of my favorites are:
Black Cat-Janet Jackson
Rythem Nation-Janet Jackson
Fighter-Christina Agulara
I love Rock n Roll-Joan Jet
Legs-ZZ Top
Def Leppard-Vault CD
American Woman-Lenny Kravitz

03-04-2009, 05:16 PM
kid rock-cowboy
britney spears-toxic
def leppard
joan jett
justin timberlake
led zepplin

pretty much a huge plethora of songs and gendres

I love reading everybody elses list.....i'll have to look up some of the other songs listed that i haven't heard (at least i don't think i've heard....)

03-04-2009, 05:55 PM
I love to work out to Kanye West, Eminem, and the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack really seems to get me going.


03-04-2009, 09:43 PM
I find my favourites to be:
God is a DJ (astral projection mix)
Who the F*** is Alice (Wonderland mix)
HappyFeet OST has some groovy songs
DJ Sammy
Ian van Dahl
Paul Oakenfold
Guns and Roses
Old school Metallica
Musicals- War of the Worlds, PotO, Jesus Christ Superstar
Sarah Brightman
Rolling Stones Top 500 (a fantastic collection of classic rock)
And lots of classic rock (Lynard Skynard, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, etc etc)

I'm not into cookie-cutter music (a la Eminem, Kid Rock and Britney Spears)- the beats drive me up the wall.

Mollz :boxing:

03-05-2009, 06:42 PM
oh wow...I just started working on a list for my MP3 player and I have some of the songs listed above and so much more.

I too am a fan of different genres & someone listening to what I put on mine would probably wonder what in the heck was wrong with me. LOL

I like "old school" hip hop in addition to some of the newer rap/hip-hop stuff they have out now. I like stuff that makes me want to jump up and dance.

All time favorite...FOOTLOOSE!

WVU Jenn
03-06-2009, 09:35 AM
Footloose! Awesome! I as well dont really get into the cookie cutter music Mollz.....the other day I put a songlist of fast songs up to see what motivated me, and Led Zepplin did the trick, also ACDC's Its a Long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll!!!
And also me being a big fan of WVU marching band, I have a lot of their cadences and such downloaded, and that REALLY get me kickin!
There are a lot of songs on here I didnt think of, thanks for sharing everyone!

03-06-2009, 11:00 AM
One of my favorites is I Will Survive by Cake...I usually put it in the middle of my workout...when I feel like I won't survive!! I also like My Humps by the Black Eyed Peas and I Kissed A Girl and Hot N Cold by Katy Perry...good beats! And just to show that I do have a weird selection, I warm up (every time) to Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard by Paul Simon! Something about the whistling really gets me in the mood to work out!

03-06-2009, 01:36 PM
Hot N Cold - Katy Perry
Hate My Life- Theory of a Deadman
Bad Girlfriend- Theory of a Deadman
If U Seek Amy - Britney spears
Lace and Leather- Britney Spears
Circus -Britney Spears
Shattered Glass - Britney spears

and more I like a mix of music sometimes it depends on my mood.

03-06-2009, 05:47 PM
Meredithann, you are not insane. My iPod Shuffle for exercising includes "Loves Me Like a Rock," "Call Me Al" and "I Know What I Know."

I always liked classic 70s soul, so I have a lot of that. "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and "The Theme from 'Shaft'" are particular favorites. (The latter is particularly good for a treadmill workout.)

03-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Britney Spears for sure! I am currently loving 7 things by Miley Cyrus :)

03-07-2009, 05:26 AM
Cannonball - The Breeders
One Week - Barenaked Ladies
Sedated - The Ramones
Gloria - Laura Brannigan
Mysterious Ways - U2
Veronica - Elvis Costello
This was fun because I listen to the same playlist everytime I run, but it is hard to remember what songs I have on it. I also have some songs by NOFX and the Yeahs Yeahs Yeahs, but i can't remember the titles. I love me and Julio and I think I am going to add it to my list. Thank you for reminding me of it!!

03-08-2009, 06:24 PM
The Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated" has helped me up many a hill in my neighborhood.

Blondie's "Call Me" is similarly propulsive. And the Ting Tings' "Shut Up and Let Me Go." (I really like the latter, though I'm a bit embarrassed about that because I fell in love with it while hearing it in the Apple commercial. I feel like a capitalist tool ...)

03-10-2009, 11:36 AM
The Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated" has helped me up many a hill in my neighborhood.

I thought I was the only one who ran to that song...it is strangely appropo when I am running!!;)

03-11-2009, 01:06 AM
I have a workout mix of 'Pocket Full of Sunshine' and 'U and UR Hand' by Pink. They have been sped up a little but are fun to shake it to- OH! That's another one 'Shake It' by Metro Station.

03-11-2009, 01:37 AM
I am assuming you are in your 30's since you posted under 30's as Am I(33).So I hope these are helpful
Eye Of the tiger
Any acdc song(there all more or less cool)
skidrow~slave to the grind
Cindi's~ Girls Just wanna have fun(yep she's the coolest!)
Burning down the house(so cool)
Warrant~Down Boys
S.O.S Rhianna(Not from our time but from the now~Awesome song!)
Ice ice baby! vanilla Ice(Yes I Like that song! HA)
U can't touch this~mc hammer(yes I like that one too LOL!)
I like big butts~LOL A FAVORITE OF MINE!(It's funny to me to do my walking too)~oh my God Becky Look at her Butt It's so Big!(hahahahaha Just the beginning Of the song for those who don't know!)
WALK THIS WAY~Aerosmith~
Firehouse~Don't treat Me bad
Marky mark~Good Vibration
I've got the Power(another good song from our era)
Love shack~b52's

Just to name a few.

( I know my list is a bit corny LOL But hey it works for me.I thought you might see one you forgot about from our era LOL )Sorry for typing errors I am in a hurry

03-11-2009, 11:04 AM
Lori! :lol: Awesome songs!

03-11-2009, 05:48 PM
Lori! :lol: Awesome songs!


03-19-2009, 04:38 PM
My MP3 player is loaded with all kinds of stuff.

Kanye-almost everything from Graduation
Keri Hilson
Salt n Pepa
Missy Elliott
Michael McDonald-Keep Forgettin (love him!)
Hall and Oates
Temptations-alot of Motown
Janet Jackson
Britney Spears-Toxic and Circus album
80s Madonna
Pat Benatar
-Actually, almost everything from the 80s

04-02-2009, 11:39 PM
Super Massive Black Hole by Muse (from the Twilight soundtrack!)

04-03-2009, 12:03 AM
3oh!3 (band) i like their music..
eat you up-BoA
i dunno what else

I listen to anything dance

04-05-2009, 08:08 PM
Well don't laugh but some of the best songs I find to work out to are from the High school Musical soundtracks...especially...Get your head in Game and Fabulous and I want it all!

04-05-2009, 08:41 PM
Hi-These are fantastic songs! I love to listen to:

Led Zepplin-anything, really
KT Tunstall
Kansas-Onward Wayward Son
Van Halen-Dreams
Van Halen-Right Now
Numa Numa, Dragostea Din Te
This sounds stupid-Rocky III and IV soundtrack

I have more-I need to get my itunes up and I'll post more later. I like these since they are upbeat and most of them are very motivating to work out to. I'll definitely have to add new ones that have been posted here!!

04-05-2009, 09:54 PM
I got itunes cards for my birthday and have been filling my MP3 player (bare bones simple - an ipod shuffle), with only music with a fast tempo - mostly (I know this is a bit weird) irish and scottish war and drinking songs.

I'm a bit of a freak for irish/scottish/celtic/gaelic music - I even have a fair amount in Gaelic (which I don't understand). I like everything from New Age instrumentals to traditional folk songs to rock and punk.

The Pogues, Skels, Tossers, Real McKenzies, Dropkick Murphy, Black 47 (irish rock and punk bands) are an obvious choice, but the traditional marching (war or rebel) songs and many drinking songs have a heartpumping beat too.

01-06-2010, 03:38 AM
Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance" is my new fav.

01-06-2010, 10:00 AM
I like a bit of everything as long as it has a good, fast beat. I like alot of 80's music. When I led group PT, I played alot of Weird Al and caught alot of grief for it.

Some I have on my MP3 player right now:
So What by Pink,
Barbie Girl by Aqua,
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco,
Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne,
Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd,
When I Hear Music by Trinere,
Jump by Chris Cross,
Belly of the Whale by the Newsboys,
Pirates who Don't Do Anything (rock version from Veggie Tales Jonas Movie)
Billy Jo MacGuffry (also from Veggie Tales)

Now don't laugh, but the song that gets me across the finish line for my 1.5 mile timed run is Best of Both Worlds...the Hannah Montanah theme song...very corny I know, but it has the right tempo.

01-06-2010, 11:53 AM
I listen to very different music when I am working out than I would normally. It's my time to give in to those guilty pleasures.

#1 Fav for workout - every time I use my iPod, I start with this song:

I Run for Hope - Melissa Ethridge

Others I like:
Glamorous - Fergie
Fergalicious - Fergie
Survivor - Destiny's Child
Independent Woman - Destiny's Child
Stupid Girls - Pink
U + Ur Hand - Pink
Run, Baby Run - Cheryl Crow
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Stronger - Kanye West
Welcome to the Jungle - GNR
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leopard
Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
Soulja Boy - not sure?
Machinehead - Bush

I like this thread! I am sure there are tons more songs that I would like to workout to. As many of you can probably relate, I don't really listen to the music that I grew up with anymore. Kids, work, school all seemed to have gotten in the way. Here's to re-discovering that part of ourselves!

01-06-2010, 11:57 AM
OMG Jen!! I love Veggie Tales, LOL.. Like whenever i cant find my hairbrush, "Oh where is my hairbrush..." Also, I just downloaded a bunch of Aqua's stuff last week... Love em..I'm only safe listening to that at home though, it brings on uncontrollable silliness on my part :P

01-06-2010, 12:37 PM
OMG Jen!! I love Veggie Tales, LOL.. Like whenever i cant find my hairbrush, "Oh where is my hairbrush..." Also, I just downloaded a bunch of Aqua's stuff last week... Love em..I'm only safe listening to that at home though, it brings on uncontrollable silliness on my part :P

Alas, my children have outgrown Larry and Bob, so I can no longer hide my love for Veggie Tales behind them...:o Hairbrush song is great...I also love the waterbuffalo song!

01-06-2010, 10:24 PM
LOL.. mine have pretty much outgrown them too, sad thing is I think I always did enjoy it more than they did.

01-06-2010, 11:15 PM
Tic Toc by Kesha really makes me move it!

01-07-2010, 01:01 AM
Here's one of my updated playlists (copied from another post I made):

(Artist: Song)

Fluke: Atom Bomb
DJ Trashy: Axel F
Black-eyed Peas: Boom Boom Pow
DJ Sammy: Boys of Summer
Christina Aguilera: Candyman
Robert Miles: Children (Eat Me Edit)
O-zone: Dragonstea din tei (yes, the NumaNuma song)
Cindy Lauper: I Drove All Night
Lords of Acid: Lady Marmalade (their other stuff is very risque!)
Iggy Pop: Lust for Life
Lou Bega: Mambo No. 5
Hanson: Mmm Bop (that's my dirty little secret song)
Black-eyed Peas: Pump It Harder
Orbital: The Saint
Darude: Sandstorm
Avril Lavigne: Sk8r Boi
Superman Lovers: Starlight (Club mix)
Ian van Dahl: Castles in the Sky
Britany Spears: Toxic
Lily Allen: Hot and Cold
The Weather Girls: It's Raining Men
DJ Quik: Uninvited (the Alanis Morisette song, but it's been remixed with very good vocals)
The Animals: We've Gotta Get Out of This Place
Gompie: Who the F**k is Alice? (Wonderland Remix)
Guns and Roses: You Could Be Mine
Bily Idol: Mony Mony
Tony Christie: Is This the Way to Amarillo? (Okay, yes, I enjoy running to this song and singing along with it)
Lady GaGa: Poker Face
Lady GaGa: Papparazzi

northcarolina RN
01-07-2010, 09:43 AM
going to sound strange. But I love the soundtrack to the disney movie Tarzan. Lots of good stepping music on there. (LOL, yes, I do belong in the 30 something forum, I guess I just have two many kids.)

01-07-2010, 10:42 AM
going to sound strange. But I love the soundtrack to the disney movie Tarzan. Lots of good stepping music on there. (LOL, yes, I do belong in the 30 something forum, I guess I just have two many kids.)

I have kids too...it's a great excuse to watch all those kids movies...we watched G-Force last night...it had some good music in it too. I think the kids movies have the good workout music because it makes the kids hyper...;)

01-07-2010, 04:51 PM
Rob Base "it takes two"
Christina Aguilera "Ain't no other man" (I ain't kidding either! lol)
Lo Fidelity All-stars "Battleflag"
The Roots "Here I come"
Janes Addiction "Stop"
The Flobots "Handlebars" (I have a good remix of this one)
Black Train Jack "Guy like me"
Jamiroquai "virtual insanity"

These are just a few in my "Gym" playlist on my mp3 ;)

As Ever

01-07-2010, 11:17 PM
:rofl: I am loving the honesty of the guilty pleasure music! I am right there with you! Whatever gets us movin' and groovin' right? Too funny!