100 lb. Club - Best workout song on my mp3 player is...




traci in training
01-29-2010, 04:08 AM
I need some new tunes to keep me going. Anybody got something that just rocks? Stole two from the youngest daughter's collection that pump me up even though they're really not what I normally listen to. One is Disturbia or Suburbia. Can't remember which but I usually say the wrong one and daughter finds that hysterical. The other one is Battlefield by Jordan Sparks. Sticking with some of my best - Shambala, Peace Train for cool down, Sweet Caroline, lots of Matchbox 20 and Nickleback. But I need some new stuff. Any ideas?


thistoo
01-29-2010, 07:15 AM
You should check out Lady Gaga. She is CRAZY, but her music is fun to work out to. I have "Poker Face" on a couple of my training playlists. I also find that Britney is pretty good for working out, though she's not my favorite in terms of actual listening. "Womanizer" leaps to mind. My personal favorite 'pump it up' song is Bif Naked's "I Love Myself Today". It's pretty old, but it's an empowerment song with a great beat that totally gets me moving.

Amy9
01-29-2010, 08:16 AM
Beyonce - She always make me feel pretty and **** wouldnt hurt to have a body like that either. hehe
I love the old No Doubt CDs too.
Britney is one of my favorites too. She is always good for at least another 20 minutes of treadmill.


winning the war
01-29-2010, 08:28 AM
Black Eyed Peas are one of my faves for workout. "I gotta feelin'" is my favorite now, but they have a lot of up-beat tempos to keep you moving. Lady GaGa is also a decent paced tempo.

westernsoutherngirl
01-29-2010, 09:38 AM
Okay sounds weird but my faves are a real mixed bag: Sara Evans "Suds in the Bucket" - perfect running song (shows how slow I run!); Beyonce "Single Ladies"; Stevie Wonder "Do I Do"; Pink "So What" and for really hard days: Dixie Chicks "I'm Not Ready to Make Nice"!

Trazey34
01-29-2010, 11:19 AM
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance!
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Devil in a Blue Dress (old but ROCKS!)
Timbaland/SoShy/Nelly Furtado - The Morning After Dark - boooya!

saef
01-29-2010, 11:28 AM
The Killers: "Somebody Told Me" ("that you had a boyfriend, who looked like a girlfriend, that I had in February of last year," as the song goes)

Lady Gaga: "Po-po-po-po-po-Pokerface, po-po-Pokerface"

Rihanna: "Disturbia" (Don't feel bad for saying "Suburbia." I thought she was saying, "Start Me Up," & thinking why was she quoting the Stones?)

Can't recall singer's name, but it's a blonde from the U.K., I believe: "Unwritten" because it's an ode to undertaking great changes.

For cooldown:

Jay Z and Alicia Keys, "New York," but since I live in NY, it's probably one big annoying bragging song if you live elsewhere. The line "There's nothing you can't do" makes me feel very, very good after a hard workout.

Ne-Yo, "Miss Independent." Because I bought an apartment this past summer & I feel like he's giving me my propers for trying to be a particular kind of woman.

TLC, "No Scrubs." This I've mentally aimed at the "no fat chicks" guys who have nothing to offer themselves. Also their "Unpretty," to remind myself to keep this whole dieting/workout thing in perspective.

Glory87
01-29-2010, 11:39 AM
Ha, I love Single Ladies - I just never get tired of that song.

I also like:

Never Going Back to Ok - The Afters
I've Got the Music In Me - The Kiki Dee Band
Hips Don't Like - Shakira
Check Yes Juliet - We the Kings
Shake It - Metro Station
Can't Stop Moving - Sonny J
Stronger - Kanye West
I don't Wanna Be in Love - Good Charlotte
Too Much Booty in the Pants - 2 Live Crew
Remember the Name - Fort Minor
Booty Voodoo - Lee Coulter (local San Diego artist!!)

cfmama
01-29-2010, 11:58 AM
I LOVE walking running to any of the "Ultra trance" dance mixes... 08 and 09 are both great.

Anything by Lady Gaga... or Taylor Swift.

Lackie
01-29-2010, 12:17 PM
I love old school hip hop. :) I have tootsie roll, baby got back, stuff like that. haha.

BeachBreeze2010
01-29-2010, 12:18 PM
When I work out to music, the song that gets me going every time is "I Run for Life" by Melissa Ethridge. It's a good first song after warmp-up or last song before cool-down. It's very inspiring but not a super fast tempo.

Creeech
01-29-2010, 12:29 PM
I'm so glad you came up with this Traci, I've been meaning to start a thread like this because I'm in desperate need of some new music. Thank you everyone for the great ideas :]

Matilda08
01-29-2010, 12:48 PM
Beyonce - She always make me feel pretty and **** wouldnt hurt to have a body like that either. hehe
I love the old No Doubt CDs too.
Britney is one of my favorites too. She is always good for at least another 20 minutes of treadmill.

Ditto on the beyonce because I love her music as well especially the up beat tunes. I really dont have my own personal music but the instructors during class usually have mix tapes that include britney, usher, all types of folks and it usually rocks

Matilda08
01-29-2010, 12:49 PM
The Killers: "Somebody Told Me" ("that you had a boyfriend, who looked like a girlfriend, that I had in February of last year," as the song goes)

Lady Gaga: "Po-po-po-po-po-Pokerface, po-po-Pokerface"

Rihanna: "Disturbia" (Don't feel bad for saying "Suburbia." I thought she was saying, "Start Me Up," & thinking why was she quoting the Stones?)

Can't recall singer's name, but it's a blonde from the U.K., I believe: "Unwritten" because it's an ode to undertaking great changes.

For cooldown:

Jay Z and Alicia Keys, "New York," but since I live in NY, it's probably one big annoying bragging song if you live elsewhere. The line "There's nothing you can't do" makes me feel very, very good after a hard workout.

Ne-Yo, "Miss Independent." Because I bought an apartment this past summer & I feel like he's giving me my propers for trying to be a particular kind of woman.

TLC, "No Scrubs." This I've mentally aimed at the "no fat chicks" guys who have nothing to offer themselves. Also their "Unpretty," to remind myself to keep this whole dieting/workout thing in perspective.



what a lovely mix!

CanadianCutie
01-29-2010, 01:02 PM
A song that always gets me going is Feel Good Inc. by The Gorillaz, and as goofy as it is, Sexyback by Justin Timberlake not a fan of his or his music in general, but that song is great for working out.

Essa415
01-29-2010, 01:05 PM
Satisfaction by Benny Benassi has the best beat ever to run to. You have to download it!

Also anything by Daft punk, like Technologic.

Agree with everyone about the Beyonce and Lady Gaga songs too.

SwimGirl
01-29-2010, 01:06 PM
saef - Natasha Bedingfield, she's so amazing! I saw her in concert, love her!

I also agree with Lady Gaga, my fav is Just Dance.

Good Girls Go Bad - Cobra starship featuring Leighton Meester.

-Aimee

natamars
01-29-2010, 01:16 PM
OK, this is really old, but I have Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls". I used to have a spin instructor who played it, and I would think of my bottom, and move. The tempo is slower, so I like it during my warm up on the elliptical.

mkwow
01-29-2010, 01:20 PM
You should check out Lady Gaga. She is CRAZY, but her music is fun to work out to. I have "Poker Face" on a couple of my training playlists. I also find that Britney is pretty good for working out, though she's not my favorite in terms of actual listening. "Womanizer" leaps to mind. My personal favorite 'pump it up' song is Bif Naked's "I Love Myself Today". It's pretty old, but it's an empowerment song with a great beat that totally gets me moving.

I TOTALLY agree with this- Lady Gaga is one of my Favs to work out to! I also love the Black Eyed Peas and Falloutboy. They are also good to get the heart rate up!

brandijune44
01-29-2010, 02:08 PM
Black Eyed Peas - Hey Mama ..."move your booty mama" is my favorite line!
Justin Timberlake - I'm Bringing Sexy Back
Taylor Swift - Fearless

ChrissyBean
01-29-2010, 02:26 PM
My favourite to work out to is Latin stuff. Shakira (Hips Don't Lie Bamboo Remix esp. Even DH loves that one), Daddy Yankee, Ricky Martin, Los Hermanos Rosario, Pitbull...so much fun. I also like Britney and Kylie Minogue.

Oh, and I have to agree with the Benny Benassi and Daft Punk suggestions. I really don't like Lady Gaga; looks like I'm the only one! I get annoyed when one of her songs pops up on my playlist.

diabetic z
01-29-2010, 02:34 PM
My workout playlist has all sorts of music and genres. Stuff from the 60's all the way to contemporary groups. I've even got classical songs like "Ave Maria" for my yoga stretches and cool down exercises. The one song that does motivate me the most is "Till I Collapse" from Eminem. The beginning of the song gives me that little extra something to push through and carry on.

'Cause sometimes you feel tired,
feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up.
But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength
and just pull that sh*t out of you and get that motivation to not give up
and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.

BeachBreeze2010
01-29-2010, 02:46 PM
Lose Yourself by Eminem does it for me! I start feeling like this is my "one shot" to get it done.

I especially like the OSU National Champs version, but that's probably a tad regional! :D

HeidiNicole
01-29-2010, 02:52 PM
I love so many that have been listed. A couple of recent additions to my play list are Tik Tok by Kesha and Imperfect is the New Perfect by Caitlin Crosby

diyana
01-29-2010, 03:18 PM
I love "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath! It's awesome for faster intervals!

thistoo
01-29-2010, 03:22 PM
Saef, I have most of your other picks on my workout mixes too. We have excellent taste!

A song that always gets me going is Feel Good Inc. by The Gorillaz, and as goofy as it is, Sexyback by Justin Timberlake not a fan of his or his music in general, but that song is great for working out.

Ha! I have Sexyback on my cardio mix. Guilty pleasure. I don't feel guilty about Feel Good Inc., though. That song just flat-out rocks, and it's got a great beat for a nice, easy run.

I have one running mix that features Drowning Pool, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and the like. It's great for when I'm stressed and really want to run hard, but I can't use it when it's dark out or I freak myself out. So sad, I know. But running outside in the dark is kind of scary!

SamanthaJubilee
01-29-2010, 03:28 PM
Work It (AC/DC remix) - Nelly ft. Justin Timberlake
Joss Stone - Put Your Hands On Me
Nickelback - Burn It To the Ground
Yung Wun - Tear It Up
Drowning Pool - Sinner
Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People
Rhianna - Don't Stop the Music
Marty Stuart - Hillbilly Rock
(I know...craziness)

jigglefree
01-29-2010, 03:52 PM
I have a mixed bag of goodies. I also alternate between hip hop and raggae.
Sean Paul - Watch them Roll
Sean Paul - Pick it up & Don't drop it
Shaggy - More Woman
Shaggy - Body a Shake
Shaggy - Dance & Shout
Beenie Man - Gimmie Gimmie
Beenie Man - Whatever I like

TI - You can have whatever you like
TI - Swing Yo Rag
TI - Stand up Guy
TI - You know What it is - Featuring Wyclef
Ludacris - Money Maker
DJ Khaled - We taking over
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle

Sometimes when I walk I listen to Gospel or Love Songs. It's easier for me to go the distance when I'm walking more than two miles.

raebeaR
01-29-2010, 04:39 PM
Oh, here, just let me go ahead and show my age.... my favorite get up 'n go song is 'You Wreck Me' by Tom Petty. :D Srsly, give it a listen, you young chicks!! ;)

Val424
01-29-2010, 08:01 PM
Traci - I would recommend all of the songs os the Skinny Songs CD I saw it on the Martha Stuart show a couple of years ago. You can either purchase the whole CD or it also has so you can dowmnload them. On the Skinnysongs.com web site you can listen to all of them (the whole song not just a portion) they are hillarious and upbeat music also definately think everyone should at least go listen to them even if you don't end up wanting to buy them you will at least get a few laughs. My favorites are "Skinny Jeans", "Objects in the Mirror", and "The amazing shrinking woman"

toastedsmoke
01-29-2010, 09:15 PM
I love to hang out and listen to top 40 music like Gaga, Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, the Pussycat Dolls etc but I just can't work out to it. I think maybe possibly I speed up my steps to match the beat and then get exhausted fast. . . And also I feel like my heart rate is more out of control with the thumping beats but that's probably psychological.

My runner friend liked Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas and Lose Yourself by Eminem for running. I, on the other hand, like to run to sedate, easy listening, lazy Sunday music (if I'm not listening to a podcast or watching tv).
My favourites are:
Brighter than Sunshine by Aqualung
Bubbly by Corrine Bailey Rae
Love Remains the Same by Gavin Rossdale
Anything by The Fray, Jason Mraz or Corrine Bailey Rae
And for some reason, generic really sad, depressing ballads (I think they give me the sense I actually have something to run from like a real reason to run).

In general I feel calmer when I run to slow music and I think because my mind is calmer, my body is calmer and sort of "downed" by the low tempo of the music, so I feel like I have more stamina and don't feel as breathless as I do with more up-tempo music.

Bellsybells
01-30-2010, 06:42 AM
Ooh, I like this thread! Lots of things I've never heard of, but am def going to check out. Here's the first 5 tracks from my Gym mix on random:

The Monkees, 'Valleri'
Lady Antebellum, 'I Run to You'
Miguel Bose, 'Don Diablo'
Dwight Yoakam, 'Honky Tonk Man'
Trace Adkins, 'Hillbilly Rich'

Wow, that is random! I try and pick stuff that's energetic, to keep my pep up, or else quirky, to keep me amused.

NightAngel26
01-30-2010, 09:09 AM
well, this is mostly because I really like the song right now, but it's called "replay"

gloo
01-31-2010, 03:56 AM
My workout music runs the gamut too (but so does my musical taste). Current playlists -

For cardio:
Battleflag - Lo Fidelity Allstars
Ladylike - Storm Large & the Balls
Little Black Backpack - Stroke 9
Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
2000 Light Years Away - Green Day
Feel Good Inc. - Gorillaz
Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
Radio Radio - Elvis Costello
Big Girl (You Are Beautiful) - MIKA
Country Grammar - Nelly
Mother Mary - Foxboro Hottubs
Tattooed Love Boys - Pretenders
Radiation Vibe - Fountains of Wayne

For warmup/cool down:
Big Poppa - Notorious B.I.G.
Street Spirit - Radiohead
Marlene Dietrich's Favourite Poem - Peter Murphy
My Lover's Prayer - Otis Redding
Storm - Jose Gonzalez
Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Weight of My Words - Kings of Convenience
My Favorite Regret - Gigolo Aunts

I don't, of course, listen to all of these in one workout because I don't work out for 19 hours straight :) but I have been jumping around these tracks lately. As soon as I get bored, it's new playlist time!

LovebirdsFlying
01-31-2010, 05:43 AM
I'm old-fashioned in my tastes. Linda Ronstadt works for me. ("It's So Easy," "You're No Good," "Just One Look") Right now I need a moderate pace, which her songs tend to be, and her Very Best Of album is so arranged that the slow songs ("Blue Bayou, Ooh Baby Baby") tend to come in right when I need a cooldown! When cardio is finished and I go to strength training, there is also a cluster of slower songs near the end. There are 21 cuts on the CD and my last workout, I almost made it all the way through all of them.

I've also been testing other CD's in our collection to see how well they will work. Eventually my body will adjust, and I'll need a change of pace.

mel hughes
01-31-2010, 09:21 AM
I have a mixed bag of goodies. I also alternate between hip hop and raggae.
Sean Paul - Watch them Roll
Sean Paul - Pick it up & Don't drop it
Shaggy - More Woman
Shaggy - Body a Shake
Shaggy - Dance & Shout
Beenie Man - Gimmie Gimmie
Beenie Man - Whatever I like

TI - You can have whatever you like
TI - Swing Yo Rag
TI - Stand up Guy
TI - You know What it is - Featuring Wyclef
Ludacris - Money Maker
DJ Khaled - We taking over
Cupid - Cupid Shuffle

Sometimes when I walk I listen to Gospel or Love Songs. It's easier for me to go the distance when I'm walking more than two miles.


Ohhh I need to get Money Maker. That song makes me happy..lol

traci in training
01-31-2010, 11:46 AM
Thanks for all the great ideas! Not only are their songs here I haven't heard of, there's GROUPS I haven't heard of! Lots of new things to try and that's a great thing.

FitGirlyGirl
01-31-2010, 12:11 PM
I am constantly mixing up my workout music, with some songs that of course always stay in there(Eye of the Tiger - corny, I know, but I gotta have it).
Some of my current favs:

4 Minutes to Save the World - Madonna, Justin Timerlake, and Timbaland
All I Got - MC Hush
Anyway - Martina McBride
Boys and Girls - Pixie Lott
Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
Brick House - Rob Zombie and Trina (I also have the old Commodores version in there)
Click Click Boom - Saliva
Demons - Magnetic North
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
Fight for Your Right to Party - Beastie Boys
No Sleep 'til Brooklyn - Beastie Boys (another song that never leaves the workout playlist)
Give it All - Rise Against
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk (also always there)
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk - Trace Adkins
Hope - Shaggy
I Believe I can Fly - R. Kelly (always there)
I Feel Good - James Brown (always)
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
I Run for Life - Melissa Etheridge
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Just Stand Up - Too many female artists to list (this song is AWESOME)
Kung Fu Fighting - Fatboy Slim
Let's Get Loud - J Lo
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Mickey - Toni Masil (always there)
Mr. Mambo - Tiffany
Party in the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus (Yes, yes, I know)
P*ssy - Lords of Acid
Shut Up - Black Eyed Peas
Single Ladies - Beyonce
Stand - Rascal Flats (Really inspirational)
Stronger - Kanye
The Way I am - Eminem
'Til I Collapse - Eminem
The Climb - Miley Cyrus (I still know)
We Will Rock You - Eminem (also the original of course)
What You Waitin' For - Gwen Stefani
You're Unstoppable - Paul Hoffman (AMAZING and inspirational)

JustBeckyV
01-31-2010, 01:01 PM
Heartless - the Kris Allen version is one that gets me going!
Celebration - Madonna
Bananza (BellyDancer) - this is on my Sexy Shape walk not sure who sings it
I'm Your Man - Wham lol old 80's hit
Mickey - Toni Basil
Rough & Ready - Trace Adkins
Super Freak - Rick James
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eye Peas
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga


Biggest Loser Workout Mix - Sports Stadium is a great cd!

TJFitnessDiva
01-31-2010, 06:49 PM
I get off - Halestorm (it's a little naughty but an awesome song lol)
Shake ya tailfeather
Feel good drag - Anberlin
Break - Three Days Grace

these are the first 4 to my workout playlist right now :lol:

Jaimie
02-01-2010, 06:49 AM
Here's some songs I like working out to...what I listen to depends on my mood, though:

Bad Romance- Lady Gaga
LoveGame- Lady Gaga
Poker Face- Lady Gaga
Crazy in Love- Beyonce
Single Ladies- Beyonce
Sweet Dreams- Beyonce
Womanizer- Britney Spears
Toxic- Britney Spears
Radar- Britney Spears
3- Britney Spears
Ain't No Other Man- Christina Aguilera
Dirrty- Christina Aguilera
Get Over Yourself- Eden's Crush
He Loves You Not- Dream
Fergalicious- Fergie
Halloback Girl- Gwen Stefani
Party in the USA- Miley Cyrus
So What- Pink
Don't Bother- Shakira
Objection- Shakira
Whenever, Wherever- Shakira
I Wanna Be Bad- Willa Ford
Hard- Rihanna
SOS- Rihanna
Tik Tok- Kesha
Blah Blah Blah- Kesha
Kiss n Tell- Kesha
Sexy *****- David Guetta
Use Somebody- Kings of Leon
Molly's Chambers- Kings of Leon
My Life Would Suck Without You- Kelly Clarkson
I Do Not Hook Up- Kelly Clarkson
Misery Business- Paramore
Hot N Cold- Katy Perry
Cowboy Cassanova- Carrie Underwood
All-American Girl- Carrie Underwood
Before He Cheats- Carrie Underwood
Get Low- Lil' Jon & the Eastside Boyz
Dirt Off Your Shoulder- Jay Z
99 Problems- Jay Z
The One- Mary J Blige
Country Grammar- Nelly
Grillz- Nelly
Hot in Herre- Nelly
Shake Ya Tail Feather- Nelly, Diddy, Murphy Lee
Temperature- Sean Paul
Crank That- Soulja Boy
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It- Will Smith
Miami- Will Smith
In Da Club- 50 Cent
Soldier- Destiny's Child
Bootylicious- Destiny's Child
Survivor- Destiny's Child
Ridin'- Chamillionaire
I'm Only Me When I'm With You- Taylor Swift
Our Song- Taylor Swift
Takin' Off This Pain- Ashton Shepherd
Call Me When You're Sober- Evanescence
Disease- Nickelback
Dead On Arrival- Fall Out Boy
Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy- Fall Out Boy
Gold Digger- Kanye West
Tool Sheds & Hot Tubs- Straylight Run
Montauk- Bayside
Hello ****ty- Bayside
Duality- Bayside
Helicopter- Bloc Party
Banquet- Bloc Party
Jude Law & A Semester Abroad- Brand New
Sudden Death In Carolina- Brand New
Last Chance to Lose Your Keys- Brand New
Secondary- Brand New
Magazines- Brand New
Seventy Times Seven- Brand New
Flathead- The Fratellis
Greed- Godsmack
Awake- Godsmack
Welcome to the Jungle- Guns N Roses
Microphone- Coconut Records
I Am Young- Coconut Records
West Coast- Coconut Records
Cute Without the 'E' (Cut From the Team)- Taking Back Sunday
In My Head- Jason DeRulo
Forever- Drake
Down- Jay Sean
Right Round- Flo Rida
Low- Flo Rida
My Humps- Black Eyed Peas
Heaven- DJ Sammy
Paper Planes- M.I.A
Got to Give It Up, Part 1- Marvin Gaye
Gimme Some Loving- The Spencer Davis Group