100 lb. Club - What's on your play list?

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07-30-2011, 12:44 AM
I'm planning to start C25K and am working on my own personalized podcast. My taste in music is pretty eclectic, pretty much anything other than rap and opera. ;) I'm looking for suggestions... What are your favorite songs to exercise along with?

Pacifica Bee
07-30-2011, 01:38 AM
Totally not the question you asked BUT I listen to audiobooks when I run and it got me through the C25k program (I run a 5k 3x a week now). I find that it keeps my mind occupied so when it is a difficult stretch, I just get lost in the story.

07-30-2011, 03:43 PM
Like Bee, I also sometimes listen to things like books on tape. (For me, it's textbooks - I'm so not the cool one.) It also helps keep my mind occupied.

But music is really helpful to get the most out of a work-out. I've read studies (that I could cite if I were ambitious enough to look them up) that people who listen to up-tempo music during work-outs burn significantly more calories.

I love threads like these, and can't wait to see what people add to this after the weekend (when the forum is more active). But, here are my go-to songs.

Lose Yourself - Eminem (there's a clean version) - If I'm at the point where I want to give up, I always switch to this. It's really inspiring.

Holding Out For a Hero - Bonnie Tyler - I save this for the end, when I need a last-minute thrust to finish out my work-out strong.

I switch my playlist frequently, but here's some other songs I currently have:

Harder to Breath - Maroon 5
Wake-up Call - Maroon 5
Eye of a Tiger - Survivor
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna
Karma Chameleon - Boy George
Stronger - Kanye West
Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood

Some people are ambitious enough to create a mix of songs that match the pace they want to do at particular points in a run. That would make me crazy (although it sounds really good on a theoretical level). I just put a bunch of faster-paced songs that I like together in a playlist and hit the randomizer. I love not knowing what's coming up next, and if it's a song that really hits me right, it really helps pump me up.

Have fun with the C25K. It's an awesome program.

07-30-2011, 06:33 PM
I have toyed with doing C25K. I'm not totally convinced yet, but I looked at the program, and have decided to do week 1. Starting today. I came back here, though, because they have podcasts for each week that are timed to trigger the slow-downs and speed-ups. I thought I'd post the link. (I just glanced at the link policy, and it looks like it's okay. . . .)


07-31-2011, 12:41 AM
I have just made mhy new gym/run playlist and mine has some of the same things others have suggested! I've also got:

The Wolf -
The Golden Age - The Asteroids galaxy Tour (from the commercial. Kept bugging me until I got it.)
Running Up that Hill
In My Arms - Plumb
Rio Bravo - CKY
Anthem of the Angels - Breaking Benjamin

I can't remember the others off the top of my head.....

Good luck with the running!

07-31-2011, 06:43 AM
I'm building one to start jogging so I'm interested in suggestions too!
I've included some youtube links bc I am using a walking desk on a treadmill and I actually watch the videos when I am jogging. I like a lot of classic rock and some newer stuff.

Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

Aerosmith - 'Living on the Edge'

muse - uprising


pink funhouse

Thomas Dolby she blinded me with science

la vida loca

rock lobster

lady marmalade

finger eleven - Paralyzer (Video)

Falco: rock me amadeus

hollerado: americanarama (hey philadelphia)

Queen - 'Killer Queen'

A few of the others I listen to on CD...

white wedding
shock the monkey
girls just want to have fun
talking heads (several)
pink floyd (several)

07-31-2011, 11:01 AM
Awesome, ladies! Thanks so much for the suggestions, keep those ideas coming.

07-31-2011, 12:59 PM
Since I started Zumba I am completely hooked on Pitbull!

07-31-2011, 04:16 PM
I'm loving a song by Young the Giant, called "My Body" there's a great line for when I'm tired, it says "My body tells me no...but I won't quit... cuz I want more"

07-31-2011, 07:02 PM
My playlist includes:

"Don't Stop Believin'"- Journey
"Love the Way You Lie"-Eminem/Rihana
"Calle Ocho"-Pitbull
"On the Floor"-Jennifer Lopez/Pitbull
"Man in Motion"(from St. Elmo's Fire)
"Not Afraid"-Eminem
'Are you gonna kiss me or not"-Thompson Square
"Hungry Eyes" (from Dirty Dancing)
"Paradise City"-Guns & Roses
"Jessie's Girl"-Rick Springfield
"Never Surrender"-Corey Hart

I love all kinds of music, these are just a few. Is it obvious that I was a teenager in the 80's?

08-01-2011, 10:51 AM
I started the C25K last week. I am amazed at how easy it is to keep going.
Here is a part of my song list.

Kryptonite - 3 doors down
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
Crazy B**** - Buck Cherry
Ler er Rip - Dixie Chicks
Black Horse & a cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Third Rock from the Sun - Joe Diffie
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
American Girl - Tom Petty
Amercan Woman - Lenny Kravitz