Exercise! - What music do you like to workout to?




jenfett
05-27-2011, 09:22 PM
I was working out today and was rocking out to music which is an absolute must for me to be able to really have a great workout. Music just helps get me pumped and keep me going, I just get lost in the music and before I know the workout is over.

So I was wondering what kind of music is on your workout playlists? What motivates you to move and grove the pounds away?

I need to update my playlist but I currently get through my workouts with Michael Jackson's greatest hits (favs are "Man in the Mirror", "Dirty Diana", "Pretty Young Thing", "Bad" and well pretty much all of them lol, some Prince, and don't laugh but Axel F (theme song from Beverly Hills Cop) "Baby Go Back" Sir Mix-A-Lot, "My DownEaster Alex" ( my favorite cool down song), Cher's greatest hits and a whole bunch of other 80's hits. I just have to have music, always have, it just helps me to get lost in lala land while working out LOL


AshleyLaurent
05-28-2011, 11:10 AM
I workout with tons of different types of music, but my favorite is Justice. Try..(D.A.N.C.E)

fatferretfanatic
05-28-2011, 11:16 AM
Ashley, I totally second your suggestion. I love working out with Justice. I'm more of an electronic music person when I work out because I love getting lost in the music. In any case, I also listen to Daft Punk whilst working out, or whatever pandora puts on my Justice station


Ally Michelle
05-28-2011, 11:20 AM
Haha I like listening to MGMT...but im more of an alternative chick :)

fatferretfanatic
05-28-2011, 12:01 PM
I love MGMT too for workout. <3

fitness4life
05-28-2011, 01:03 PM
Big muscular guys at the gym always request heavy metal before a big lift. Personally, I like my "angry" music while lifting or running. I particularly like Candlebox, but I can't play that publicly due to too many F words.

But I also like inspiring music or music that crescendos. "try one time" by Ben Harper, or "She sells sanctuary" by the cult (long version) are my favs, especially for running.

I wonder, sometimes when I'm running outside and either singing the lyrics or moving my hands to the beat, if i look like a total dork to those driving by. But you know what? That's what being in "the zone" is all about. I love that.

You're right. Music makes a big diff for a work out..

AshleyLaurent
05-28-2011, 05:35 PM
oooh...I Like MGMT too! Although, I'm not afraid to bring back the oldies too. Dancing Queen by ABBA. I really need a great beat to put me in the mood!

Angry music is cool too. When I ran, I was always looking for music that would have the perfect tempo to match my running beat and listen over and over again to it. (You can't listen to music while running in Cross Country team.)

fatferretfanatic, pandora is a great idea when working out! I've discovered some great music on there. Daft punk is great also. It seems we have similar music tastes in exercise. Very cool!

FatPantsSkinnyJeans
05-28-2011, 06:18 PM
My "Diva" station on Pandora... it's all songs that are in the same vein as "Diva" by Beyonce. I'm all about the girl power/hip hop/heavy beats when I'm gettin' sweaty. :)

TerraIncognita
05-28-2011, 07:33 PM
Ok, so I don't listen to music during exercise since I do a lot of biking and that's kind of dangerous, but I love that you all have awesome music taste. Justice is awesome, so is Daft Punk. Also, if you think you'd like corny raunchy euro-pop, Junior Senior is AMAZING for exercise. It's really fun and upbeat.

doubtingJulia
05-28-2011, 07:51 PM
NERD ALERT! NERD ALERT!

Lately I've been listening to Brahms Symphony #4 when I've been running. The fourth movement is all angry and loud and really gets me through the end. It's about the right time too.

A lot of Beethoven's piano sonatas are good for that too.

mypinkpolkadot
05-28-2011, 08:19 PM
I was gonna make a thread just like this one a few days ago, but totally forgot! Glad you did :D

Anything that gets me going, songs you can dance too.. Even though you're not dancing, although I will shake my booty on the elliptical now and then. hehe

mypinkpolkadot
05-28-2011, 08:21 PM
Personally, I like my "angry" music while lifting or running.

I like the "angry" music too:D

fitness4life
05-28-2011, 11:58 PM
Have any of you ever heard of this one band...I'm probably gonna get the name wrong bc I JUST heard them for the first time last week - The Toxic Air Event? Or something with toxic and air in it.

Anyway, the live performance I saw on TV had string instruments but it was rock genre. So cool the crescendo effect. So spot on interpreting human emotion into music.

AshleyLaurent
05-29-2011, 12:22 AM
NERD ALERT! NERD ALERT!

Lately I've been listening to Brahms Symphony #4 when I've been running. The fourth movement is all angry and loud and really gets me through the end. It's about the right time too.

A lot of Beethoven's piano sonatas are good for that too.

LOL. Its ok. Due to my Bachelor's in Piano Performance and playing in the Symphonies since birth, I too listen to an ungodly amount of classical music.

I love ballet music for dancing. and when I mean dancing. I mean living room dancing.

fitness4life- The Airbourne Toxic Event. Such a cool band! Thanks for the suggestion! I must admit, I love bands that use strings and horns in their music!

fitness4life
05-29-2011, 11:10 AM
LOL. Its ok. Due to my Bachelor's in Piano Performance and playing in the Symphonies since birth, I too listen to an ungodly amount of classical music.

I love ballet music for dancing. and when I mean dancing. I mean living room dancing.

fitness4life- The Airbourne Toxic Event. Such a cool band! Thanks for the suggestion! I must admit, I love bands that use strings and horns in their music!

Thanks for the correct name of that band! Since you like strings and horns, I'm gonna ask you if you've heard of this other band, but like above, I can't remember the whole name.

It's a guy who performs a lot in Breckenridge, CO. The Charlie something band. I saw him "with horns" as it was billed. Holy cow. They had a baritone sax! String bass, trumpet, all with rock music electric guitar ( I think, it was long ago and it was also a Patron night ;) ). Do you know who I'm talking about?

chickadee32
05-29-2011, 08:29 PM
The Airbourne Toxic Event.

Dear god, I am in love. I'd never heard them before, but that's some seriously great music. Can either of you recommend some specific songs that would work well for workouts?

Veal2Steel
05-29-2011, 09:40 PM
I've recently discovered a band called Foster The People. They just released a CD last week called Torches. Just try to NOT get up and move to it! I'm
sure I'm old enough to be any of the guys Mom,but what the heck. Lol!

chickadee32
05-29-2011, 09:44 PM
Foster The People

Pumped Up Kicks is one of my favorite songs to work out to. :)

dj mayhem
05-29-2011, 10:27 PM
I like anything thats upbeat. lately I have been listening to Panic at the Disco.

vabs
05-29-2011, 10:34 PM
I love speedcore and hardcore podcasts. Having new music to listen to all the time is awsome. Right now I'm listening to "Q-dance," "SUGAR" and "Goodgreef Xtra Hard" (the names are soo ridiculous, ha :p).
There's really tons and tons of them. Yay for free music! :carrot:

sniperhil
05-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Hey guys, just had to throw this one in: Shinedown-Ambience

Not sure if it's your genre or anything, but I can use it for lifting, running, or dancing! And shinedown is Awesome!

fitness4life
05-30-2011, 08:52 AM
Dear god, I am in love. I'd never heard them before, but that's some seriously great music. Can either of you recommend some specific songs that would work well for workouts?

My bf has the download. When I see him, I can post the name of our fav song. It's totally awesome! I'll post later.

gloo
05-30-2011, 05:31 PM
Ohhhh how I love music threads.

fitness4life, I think you're talking about The Airborne Toxic Event. AWESOME band, I love love love them. When I heard them for the first time about a year ago I was actually compelled to go out and buy their entire CD at a real, walk-in music store. I haven't done that in more years than I can remember. I have some ATE on my gym playlist -- Sometime Around Midnight, Girls in their Summer Dresses, Innocence...gah. It's all so good. I haven't downloaded their newer record yet, but I adore what I've heard so far. Yay for amazing music.

As for my preference, I have really eclectic taste in music so it varies from old school punk to kickass rock to the occasional Britney (Toxic, anyone?) and some stuff I'm way too old to be listening to like Akon and TI, and there's nothing like Biggie's Big Poppa for a cooldown. Except maybe Adele, who made me cry on the treadmill today because her cover of the Cure's Lovesong is one of the most beautiful things ever.

My two favorite angry, push-me-when-I'm-about-to-give-up songs these days are Uprising by Muse and Love the Way You Lie by Eminem (and Rihanna).

I find it almost impossible to work out without music (or bad music) -- it's literally what keeps me going.

Would love to hear more suggestions from you guys!

fatferretfanatic
05-30-2011, 06:12 PM
Phoenix has some really good songs to workout to. Specifically, Too Young or Fences. Also, Miike Snow's Animal, Horse is not a Home and Cult Logic are great workout songs. The Junior Boys' Bits and Pieces is also really great. Oh, and the Boyz Noize remix of Feist's My Moon My Man is great stuff for workout.

HMM3
05-31-2011, 01:56 AM
I usually listen to 80s whilst working out ... "Holding out for a Hero" by Bonnie Tyler ... "Some Girls" by Racey .... and 'Superfreak " to give you the general idea ...

I've just downloaded the recommended Airbourne Toxic Event songs ... Great music (thanks for the recommendation) but I don't think it is cheesy enough for my gym list!!!!

And just a wee shout out for 'Love Love Love" by Avalanche City ... my favourite kiwi song at the minute ...

AshleyLaurent
05-31-2011, 06:00 PM
Thanks for the correct name of that band! Since you like strings and horns, I'm gonna ask you if you've heard of this other band, but like above, I can't remember the whole name.

It's a guy who performs a lot in Breckenridge, CO. The Charlie something band. I saw him "with horns" as it was billed. Holy cow. They had a baritone sax! String bass, trumpet, all with rock music electric guitar ( I think, it was long ago and it was also a Patron night ;) ). Do you know who I'm talking about?

Hmmm. That sounds like a funk/jazz band. The best I could find is The Charlie Hunter Trio?
Hope that helps.

Awwww. Everyone here at 3FC has such good music taste! Rock on!

fitness4life
06-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Ash - That's the band! Thanks! It was driving me crazy. Poor memory.

The Airborn Toxic Event song (I'm LOL coz I can't even remember the exact name after listening to it 3 times yesterday) is called something like Begins after midnight...or something about midnight... my fav part is after the lyrics "You look like you saw a ghost" the violins make my hair on my arms stand up. It sounds SO cool!

gloo
06-01-2011, 12:03 PM
The Airborn Toxic Event song (I'm LOL coz I can't even remember the exact name after listening to it 3 times yesterday) is called something like Begins after midnight...or something about midnight... my fav part is after the lyrics "You look like you saw a ghost" the violins make my hair on my arms stand up. It sounds SO cool!

That's the song that made me fall in love with the band. And the lyrics! Oh man. So beautiful and sad. I agree with what you said earlier about how it builds and builds, too.

(For anyone who's wondering what in the world we're talking about, here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYPoMjR6-Ao

Enjoy!)

Edited to add: If you like songs that do that build up thing, check out When You Were Young by the Killers or Miami by Counting Crows -- great to start out slow and ramp up while you're doing cardio!

fitness4life
06-01-2011, 03:50 PM
Cool, gloo! Thnx

AshleyLaurent
06-03-2011, 01:33 PM
Ash - That's the band! Thanks! It was driving me crazy. Poor memory.

The Airborn Toxic Event song (I'm LOL coz I can't even remember the exact name after listening to it 3 times yesterday) is called something like Begins after midnight...or something about midnight... my fav part is after the lyrics "You look like you saw a ghost" the violins make my hair on my arms stand up. It sounds SO cool!

Glad I could help! LOL. Patron night.

Jynxmekrazy
06-03-2011, 01:58 PM
These songs are a must for me when I'm working out:

Justin Timberlake - Like I Love You
Britney Spears - 3
Jennifer Lopez - On the Floor (MY FAVE!)
Britney Spears - Till the World Ends
David Guetta - Who's That Chick?
50 Cent - Ayo Technology (Feat. Justin Timberlake)
N.E.R.D. - She Likes To Move
N.E.R.D. - Lap Dance
Pussycat Dolls - Beep
Pussycat Dolls - Buttons


I like songs that make me feel sexy lol I'm still looking for more though :)