20-Somethings - Work Out Songs

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05-12-2009, 08:26 PM
Kind of an odd request - but I cannot work out with out music. :carrot:

Anyone have any particularly awesome songs you like to listen to when you work out?

05-12-2009, 08:59 PM
I've been listening to Lady Gaga lately while working out. It's not something I usually like, but it gets me moving!

05-12-2009, 09:04 PM
She is currently on my playlist :) Great music to move to. I also have a lot of latin-ish stuff (Ricky Martin, JLo) but then I wind up shaking my booty while on the elliptical. Kind of funny to see.

05-12-2009, 09:05 PM
Anything with a good beat that is not too slow so i can go along to the music, anything by Cascada is pretty good. I get my new ipod soon so that should be cool, i can do it without pissing off my housemates. Not that i'll have them much longer and i don't mind so much about pissing off my parents. Lol.

05-12-2009, 09:09 PM
I have a question... where do you get/download your music? ITunes? Amazon? I need an update and am out of the loop on where people get it from.

05-12-2009, 09:14 PM
Ooh Cascada! Good call!

I use iTunes. I used to download illegally (shh) but I'd rather pay for it and be somewhat more assured that this copy of If You Seek Amy isn't going to eat my operating system whole.

05-12-2009, 09:19 PM
I have a question... where do you get/download your music? ITunes? Amazon? I need an update and am out of the loop on where people get it from.

I use itunes just cos it is the main one compatible with my ipod. Plus i can import all my old cds onto it. So no need to rebuy music if i have it on cd.

Also question for the Americans: Do you know how much in english pounds ipod nanos cost over there? My dad went on a work trip to Washington DC and got my new ipod there cos apparently they are cheaper over there, i just wanted to know how much cheaper he got it for and i don't want to be rude by asking him?.

05-12-2009, 09:20 PM
there are some songs that are on my play list that i always listen to working out...then when they are just on the radio, or whatever, i literally catch myself kicking up my heels into a jog! it's so funny.

certain songs on my playlist now...
- beyonce
- that song by the fray that starts with "i found you...on the corner of..."etc etc
- the ting tings "that's not my name" - it was in the victoria's secret fashion show

err, that's all i remember now, but i'll check later on!

05-12-2009, 09:26 PM
Nano's start at 149 US. What's the conversion - $1.5 = 1 pound?

05-12-2009, 10:15 PM
This is so weird... I just got new ear buds today for an mp3 player I lost and I was thinking about updating the music selection! Anyway outside of music I download audio books or sketch comedy, I love to read but I look like the biggest newb at the gym when I'm bouncing along on a treadmill with a book... It's also really hard to stay on track too.

So! My suggestions:

Comedy -

George Carlin

Daniel Tosh

Books -

Harry Potter (I'm such a geek, 21 and still reading these books but if you're bored like me when doing cardio this can help)

Steven King

Ian Flemming

Hemingway (Not the best workout books though)

Music - My favorite songs to run to

Wu Tang Clan - Kill Bill Theme Song
The Turtles - Imagine Me and You
The Fray - How to Save a Life
From Shrek 2 - I Need a Hero Remix
Mindless Self Indulgence - **** You Man
Marilyn Manson - This is the New ****
John Mayer - Your Body is a Wonderland
Gun's and Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
Gary Jules - Mad World
Five for Fighting - 100 Years
Dragon Force - Starfire
Forget who the artist is... - Click Click Boom
Dixie's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
Beach Boys - Wouldn't it Be Nice
Micheal Jackson - Thriller

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05-12-2009, 10:24 PM
anything and everything by Kamelot :D

05-12-2009, 10:31 PM
saliva click click boom ;)

i have fall out boy, pink, nickelback, kelly clarkson, nelly furtado

05-12-2009, 11:58 PM
I use Rhapsody. I pay $14.99 a month for unlimited downloads.

My workout playlist right now:

Utada Hikaru -- Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
The Smiths --There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Pitbull -- Ay Chico
Kanye West -- Paranoid
Sneaker Pimps -- Blacksheep
Ministry -- Work For Love
Type O Negative -- Black No 1
NIN -- With Teeth
Jamiroquai -- Little L
The Smiths -- This Charming Man
Deee-Lite -- Groove Is In The Heart
Yin Yang Twins feat. Pitbull -- Shake
Pitbull -- Culo
No Doubt -- Waiting Room
Placebo -- Taste In Men
Marilyn Manson -- User Friendly
Lloyd -- Get It Shawty

05-13-2009, 12:43 AM
I use iTunes but I think I just might switch to Rhapsody after reading NishKitten's post. (I'd save a bundle!) Do you know if it's available in Canada?

My fav workout songs right now:
(a lot of Asian pop songs because they're so peppy!)

Arashi : Sakura Sake
Arashi : Oh Yeah
Avril Lavigne : Girlfriend
Caramell : Caramelldansen (Speedycake remix)
Cascada : Can't stop the rain
Cascada : Everytime we touch
Counting Crows : Accidentally in Love
Geri Halliwell : It's raining men
Jet : Are you gonna be my girl
NEWS : weeeek
Orange Range : Shanghai Honey
Veronicas : 4Ever

and Arashi - Fight Song, which is kind of my theme song for my weightloss journey. I play it at the beginning and the end of every workout because:
a) It's insanely bouncy and peppy
b) The lyrics are so inspiring - if you understand Japanese.... (In a nutshell, it's about starting anew, doing your best and feeling good about yourself).

05-13-2009, 03:10 AM
I usually don't listen to my own music in the gym, but when I go for walks/jogs, I put stuff like this on my playlist:

Helena, I'm Not Okay, or Famous Last Words by My Chemical Romance
Hanging by A Moment by Lifehouse
Pressure, Stop This Song, Brighter, or Emergency, etc, etc by Paramore
I'm Just A Girl by No Doubt
Gotta Be Somebody by Nickelback (i can't stand them but i like this song)
Typical by MuteMath, also Chaos or Spotlight
A Praise Chorus, Sweetness, or The Middle by Jimmy Eat World
Son's Gonna Rise by Citizen Cope
I'll Run by The Cab
Move Along by The All-American Rejects
The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows- Brand New
How Do You Sleep, Leavin', etc by Jesse McCartney...

Okay, I'll stop now, I could go on & on

05-13-2009, 06:31 AM
if you like jennifer lopez, 'lets get loud' is a must. always gets me pumping. i always bust out the dance when 'single ladies' comes on by beyonce

05-13-2009, 08:43 AM
Some of my gym favorites:
Fever for the Flava - Hot Action Cop
Maneater - Nelly Furtado
Drug Ballad - Eminem
Right Round - Flo-Rida (pretty much any of his stuff)
Let it Rock - Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne
Boom Boom Pow - the Russ Castella Remix (so much better than the original)
We Takin Over - DJ Kahled
Show Me the Money - Petey Pablo (so good for when you need that extra push)
The New Workout Plan - Kanye (how could you forget this one? haha)
Get Buck in Here - Akon, Lil Jon, Ludacris
Paralyzer - Finger Eleven
That's not My Name - The ting tings


05-13-2009, 09:18 AM
The songs on my list right now (I change it every so often) are:
Feels So Good (Ashton Shepherd - country)
Right Round (Flo Rida)
You're Not Sorry-CSI Remix (Taylor Swift)
If U Seek Amy (Britney Spears)
It Happens (Sugarland - country)
Oklahoma Breakdown (Stoney LaRue - also country)
Let It Rock (Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne)
Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne)
All For You (Janet Jackson)
How Do You Sleep? (Jesse McCartney)
I Told You So (Keith Urban - more country!)
Best Days of Your Life (Kellie Pickler - again...country)
When I Grow Up (Pussycat Dolls)
Love Like This (Natasha Bedingfield)
Addicted (Saving Abel)
Some Girls Do (Sawyer Brown - you guessed it...country!)
Untouched (The Vernoicas)

Seems like I was in a country mood this time around...not always that way...

05-13-2009, 10:53 AM
You guys are awesome! Thanks so much.

And ditto on the "Let's Get Loud" - one of my fave songs to work out to.

05-13-2009, 02:26 PM
The Presets - The whole of their Apocalypso album - check out their myspace - if their If I Know You video doesn't make you want to move I don't know what will.
I don't know if this will work http://www.myspace.com/thepresets
I love Daft Punk when I'm out and about on my bike - it gets my legs pumping

05-13-2009, 02:55 PM
I've been listening to Rily Kiley's newest album (under the blacklight) lately while running. It's not as good as their older albums, but it's got great beats and is really positive and motivating. Fun stuff.

05-13-2009, 07:29 PM
I need me some good work out music too.
These are the only actual good ones I have:

Rihanna: SOS
Daniel Bedingfield: Gotta Get Thru This
Avril Lavigne: Girlfriend, Sk8er Boi and Runaway
Natasha Bedingfield: Pocketful of Sunshine
OK GO: Here we go again
Christina Aguilera: Fighter

erm yeah, not a very impressive list but hey, it gets me going.

05-14-2009, 09:12 PM
... but then I wind up shaking my booty while on the elliptical. Kind of funny to see.

THAT... totally cracked me up!!! Probably because the same thing happens to me!! haha! :lol: