Exercise! - What music do you listen to when you exercise?

09-21-2010, 11:42 AM
Music is the number one thing that really pushes me when I exercise, so I thought it would be fun if we could share what we listen to. Give some new ideas to eachother etc. I'll start.

When I exercise I listen to:

Linkin Park (any song by them)

KT Tunstall - Black Horse and a Cherrytree

La Roux - Bulletproof

Lily Allen - The Fear

Avril Lavigne (any song of her)

Liz Phair - Extraordinary

The Pussicat Dolls - Jai Ho!

The Killers - Jenny was a friend of mine

No Doubt/Gwen Stefani (Almost any song of them/her)

Planet Funk - The Switch

September - Cry For You

Edward Maya featuring Vika Jigulina - Stereo Love

Diana Vickers - The Boy Who Murdered Love

What music do you listen to when you exercise?

09-21-2010, 12:04 PM
I like to listen to audio books while exercising. I find that I will often walk an extra 10 or 15 minutes because I am not at a good stopping point in the book.

09-21-2010, 12:19 PM
Here are some examples that are on my playlist:
Bloq Party
Regina Spektor
Pink Floyd
Arcade Fire
The Hives
Lady Gaga
The Bravery
Circa Survive
Death Cab For Cutie
Moving Units

I guess I am bit of an indie/rock junkie :D

09-21-2010, 02:10 PM
black eyed peas, lady gaga, ac/dc and lately I've been getting into DJ mixes, the constant changing of songs and beats keeps me from getting bored :)

09-21-2010, 02:53 PM
I listen to books too.
If you like audiobooks I highly recomens www.Audible.com (http://www.Audible.com) and get a membership.

09-21-2010, 03:24 PM
For the intense stuff at the gym, I totally love up-tempo stuff that I can really get into, pop, rock, anything really. Lady Gaga, Wolfmother, Led Zeppelin, just to name a few.

I also really love just simple walking to songs that I find really beautiful and striking, mainly because when I workout my mind just wanders away! I will find myself daydreaming about if I was a singer or something and that was my song. It passes the time well and is really pleasant!

09-21-2010, 03:52 PM
Some of my favorites aren't recent, but they're full of energy and keep me going:

- Incubus
- Weezer
- Lifehouse
- Switchfoot
- Jimmy Eat World
- Paramore
- Dashboard Confessional (I feel like I'm back in college and it makes me laugh at how emo it is :))

09-21-2010, 05:35 PM
L144S originally posted I listen to books too.
If you like audiobooks I highly recomens www.Audible.com and get a membership.

I have a membership to Audible too and also recommend it. I also get audio books from my local library. I can download them at home. They don't have as big a selection as Audible but they are free!

09-23-2010, 02:31 PM
U.S. Army Cadences :D

09-24-2010, 07:26 AM
U.S. Army Cadences :D

LOL Katkitten! I bet that's the best motivator of all!

OK, I have a confession. I am old (38) and I have totally missed the Lady Gaga thing. If I were to download one CD of hers -- which should it be?

I don't listen to music when I run b/c long ago someone told me it messes with your body's natural rhythm. But I'm going to try to lift more so I'd like some music for that. and for any other machines I'm forced to use during the winter. :(

09-24-2010, 07:41 AM
welll unlike my normal music taste i listen to trance music when running, the constant rythms really push me foward.

09-24-2010, 10:04 PM
OK, I have a confession. I am old (38) and I have totally missed the Lady Gaga thing. If I were to download one CD of hers -- which should it be? (

Fame Monster

09-25-2010, 12:27 PM
I login into Pandora.com and listen to 80's pop when I work out. I am a child of the 80's so it always gets me going.

ashley nicole
09-25-2010, 08:48 PM
It varies, but a lot of current pop music...Right now the songs that get me going the most are:
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (but by the Glee cast)
Ke$ha - Blah Blah Blah and Tik Tok
Christina Aguilera - Keeps Gettin' Better
Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch - Good Vibration
Britney Spears - Toxic

I try to avoid listening to the music I work out to if I'm not working out...I don't want to get bored of it.

09-25-2010, 10:06 PM
I love these kinds of posts! Must look into the cadences thing, that would sure be different and kinda motivating!....

Stuff I like to listen to on my pod (Lord I'd die w/o my precious pod)

#1 "Die Another Day" by Madonna, from the Bond movie soundtrack. Good long song for running and pushing yourself, great beat.

#2 "Heavy" by Collective Soul, again just a hugely pounding beat, great for running to...

#3 "Mexico" by James Taylor, got married in Mexico and this makes me daydream about it. Nice and upbeat, 'happy' song.

Just so many great songs out there...I have a TON of 80's, Prince, Depeche Mode, Billy Idol (Rebel Yell is always in there when doing a 5K) and The Cure. Gwen Stefani and Fergie/Black Eyed Peas, and Rihanna are also played a lot. (i.e. 'Hollaback Girl' and 'Let's Get It Started', and 'Shut up and Drive'

Oh, and my niece recently introduced me to Owl City and they are growing on me. Especially 'Fireflies', silly lil happy song.

Man, Now I wanna listen to all of these...I'm gonna go run while it's still light out...it's mid 70's here today, unheard of for this time of year in my area. :)

09-26-2010, 02:00 AM
Currently let's see...

*Katie Perry - California Gurls and Hot 'N Cold
*Flo Rida - Club Can't Handle Me
*Pussy Cat Dolls...quite a few of them
*Kei$ha - Your Love is My Drug and Tik Tok

Mine changes often though, I get sick of some music so I switch out some of it. But that is right now! :)
Also as for the suggestion for Lady Gaga I would say Poker Face or Just Dance...they are her more popular songs, and will help you decide if you like her style or not. I don't. I can listen to some of hers, but she just really bugs me...lol.

katy trail
09-28-2010, 12:08 PM
my running sucks when i dont have great/fast songs.
love lots of those posted. may look into cadences.
love evanesence 'bring me to life' and eminem's newest song, not sure about the name, about getting over a drug addiction.
they both really say how i feel, about my new self, how i was dead inside before, but didnt know it. great for running or any fast cardio but you could do almost anything you like, i like up music even wt training.
i listen to npr alot. cant do cardio with it, but i can do weights or sit ups/planks. interviews get my mind off my muscles.

10-11-2010, 10:05 PM
Anything with a good fast beat to it! It keeps me moving. Ive got a mixture of music on my Ipod.

ashley nicole
10-11-2010, 11:15 PM
Had to come back and add "3" by Britney Spears to my list...Something about it just really gets me moving!

IL Mom 67
10-13-2010, 11:42 AM
Any techno when I'm running, it puts me into a zone:
lots of Prodigy, Chemical Brothers etc.

10-28-2010, 03:09 PM
Usually a good mix of rap and indie. My latest playlist is a combination of Lil' Wayne, Hot Chip, Ghostface Killah, Ratatat, Gucci Mane, the New Pornographers, Amanda Blank, and the Hold Steady. I need stuff that either has really good lyrics to concentrate on or just an amazing beat that will keep me going.

My all-time go-to song for when I'm feeling wheezy is "Jump" by Van Halen, and the one song that makes me fantasize about being in an astronaut movie is "Starlight" by Childish Gambino (and my run fantasies are very useful. Mostly I imagine myself being chased by zombies through an Irish castle, or leading some kind of Roman war. It really keeps me going).

10-28-2010, 03:30 PM
On my workout playlist I have:
Smash Mouth - All Star
Ke$ha - Blah Blah Blah and Tik ToK
JET - she's a genius
Jay Sean - Down
Enrique Iglesias - Escape
Nelly Furtado - Maneater
Miley Cyrus - Party in the USA and Can't be Tamed
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
Village People - YMCA " I workout at the YMCA, so it gives me something to laugh about"
Green Day - 21 Guns
Weezer - Pork and Beans

I listen to the typical hip hop songs with a bit of odd songs mixed in.

10-28-2010, 03:57 PM
Lately I am quite fond of 90s music

Chumbawumba: "Tubthumper" (No one recognizes this by the song title or group, but it goes: "I get knocked down/But I get up again/You're never gonna keep me down/I get knocked down/But I get up again ...")
Bobby Brown: "My Prerogative"
Peter Gabriel: "Big Time"
also his "Sledgehammer"
Heavy D and the Boyz: "Now That We've Found Love (What Are We Gonna Do With It)"
The KLF: "Three A.M. Eternal"
and their "Justified and Ancient" ("All gone to mu-mu land..."
Neneh Cherry: "Buffalo Stance"
Keith Sweat: "I Want Her"

And two really old ones, from the 60s & 70s, classic rock, good for lifting

The Cream: "Politician"
Led Zeppelin: "The Ocean"

Of new stuff, yeah, Kesha, Lady Gaga, The Killers' "Somebody Told Me," "Evacuate the Dancefloor" (by Cascada) and not quite so new, but still great, Flo Rida's "Low" and Akon & David Guetta's "Sexy B^&%$tch."

10-28-2010, 06:02 PM
Funk and R and B, gotta have that strong bass to keep it moving LOL

10-28-2010, 07:14 PM
saef, I love Chumbawumba! lol..

I love to listen to loud, fast music when I'm working out. Some songs currently on my ipod. Lately I've added some 80's that get me moving.

Black eyed Peas
Pear Jam (Ten album rocks)
C&C music factory
The Cranberries
Carlos Santana
Gypsy Kings
Gwen Stefani
Nelly Furtado

To name a few.

10-28-2010, 09:07 PM
Metal please! Power metal especially, great for cardio(but not weight training because you'll give yourself a hernia :D ). Power metal, symphonic metal, melodic death metal, folk metal, progressive metal... well, I think you get the point.