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10-25-2006, 08:29 PM
It's the funniest thing - I just downloaded three new songs for my iPod and now can't wait to go to the gym! Wish it was morning already! :lol:

It made me realize how much music keeps me going - in fact, if the iPod stops, so do I. I read a study that we go 20% faster with music and boy, do I believe it!

So let's share our favorite playlists for workouts. :D My new cardio songs are Tell Me Baby (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Little Things (Bush), and Crazy (Gnarls Barkley), so tomorrow's playlist looks like this:

Tell Me Baby
Little Things
Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs
Fire Woman (live) - The Cult
Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
Remember The Name - Fort Minor
Rapture - Iio
Dani California - RHCP
Megalomaniac - Incubus
Silver and Cold - AFI
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
Operation Spirit - Live
Orange Crush - REM
New Years Day - U2

I need a few more to beef it up to 60 minutes, so what are you listening to? What makes your feet move whenever you hear it?? :D

PS - I'm planning on setting a new speed record tomorrow morning - you may hear a sonic boom around 6 AM. :rofl:

10-25-2006, 08:37 PM
Meg, you have great musical taste! I love Gnarls Barkley (so does DD--we sing to it in the car!). I'll have to run home and check my iTunes before I can think of something to add to your playlist.

10-25-2006, 09:51 PM
Wow, very cool playlist. Here are some more thoughts--

Mas Que Nada by Sergio Mendes (I know, trust me)
My Doorbell by White Stripes
Bang Bang by David Sanborn (I know, trust me)
Girl by Beck
Rockstar by Nickleback

and for some oldies but goodies--

anything by Modern English, English Beat or the Kinks (particularly "Destroyer")

Enjoy, maybe I'll hear the sonic boom all the way up here in Canada!

10-25-2006, 10:44 PM
Meg: Love your playlist. I think my Ipod is what got me in trouble in the first place. I know I work a lot harder with it as well.

Music is such a personal thing but okay here's what I listen to when I want to get some work done. (Shyly scrolling through my playlists to find something that isn't going to embarress me too badly.)

Snow (Hey Oh) (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Suddenly I See (KT Tunstall)
Werewolves of London (Warron Zevon)
Lets Work Together (Canned Heat)
I Got a Woman (John Mayer)
Work it Out (Jurrasic 5 with John Mayer)
Hard to Concentrate (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Get it Like you Like It (Ben Harper)
Shaking the Tree (remix Peter Gabriel)
Cleaning Windows(Van Morrison)

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room (John Mayer) Not exactly cardio but I really like this one. Usually use it during my cooldown or abdominal work.

10-25-2006, 11:23 PM
Okay, Meg, I consulted my iTunes and here are a few recommendations:

Collective Soul--Blender or You Speak my Language or Happiness
Hives--Hate to tell You I Told you so
Korn--Word Up
Killers--Mr. Brightside
Matchbox 20--Girl Like That
Offspring--One Fine Day
Smash Mouth--Can't Get Enough of You Babe
Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble--The House is Rockin'
Velvet Revolver--Sucker Train Blues or Slither

I have very eclectic music tastes. I guess it come from working in a record (CD???--am I dating myself?) store for many years in college. I'll listen to anything except hip hop and rap (okay, there are some rap songs that I like). My DD is planning on going to college to study music and music education. I guess my influence rubbed off on her a little. She's on a run to have more music on her iTunes than I have (and she stole my iPod!). Shall I tell her that she exceeded me months ago? LOL

10-26-2006, 02:26 PM
I hope this thread continues, I love the ideas. In fact I just remembered I have a double SRVaughn CD and the RHCP CD I can download from. Oh and I love that song Cleaning Windows, I love all Van Morrison music.

I got a couple of songs from a similar thread that I just tried and was happy with.

Fighter - Christine Aguilera
Bodyrock - Moby
Fast Killer Pussycat (or something like that) - Oakenfold (a techno DJ)
Yeah! - Usher
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar

I have to make playlists to organize my music, I'm slowing getting techno savvy! I also like some disco songs, Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine band and some old favorites for walking...Crazy on You, Barracuda, Magic man, Dog and Butterfly, (all by Heart) etc.

Keep the suggestions coming. I think I need to get an arm band because last night my MP3 player went flying at the gym :o I had to get off my machine and pick it up. I also managed to lose the right ear bud cover and I just paid $30 for the darned things :?:

10-26-2006, 04:44 PM
Here's mine...just thinking about them makes me want to get up and get moving!!!

Sugar--System of a down
Raining blood--slayer
girls---beastie boys
feels so good--sonique
Get right---Jennifer lopez
wait and bleed--slipknot
Descontrolate---zion y lennox
rompe---daddy yankee
oye mi canto----nina sky

10-26-2006, 05:19 PM
This is Workout # 1 Newer Music

Miss Murder - A.F.I.
The Adventure- Angels & Airwaves
The Kill - 30 Seconds To Mars
Seize The Day- Avenged Sevenfold
Concrete Jungle -Black Label Society
Lonely Train - Black Stone Cherry
Have A Nice Day - Bon Jovi
The Diary Of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
Next 2 You - Buckcherry
American Idiot - Green Day
Saying Sorry - Hawthorne Heights
Get Stoned - Hinder
Falls Apart - Hurt
AC/DC - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
When You Were Young - The Killers
Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast) - Lostprophets
White Trash -Lynam
The Widow -The Mars Volta
Love And Memories -O.A.R.
...To Be Loved - Papa Roach
Steady, As She Goes - The Raconteurs
Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tell Me Baby - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Foxy Foxy - Rob Zombie
Song With A Mission - The Sounds
Fall To Pieces - Velvet Revolver
Beverly Hills - Weezer
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard

10-26-2006, 05:28 PM
Workout # 2 Older Music

Rock 'N' Roll Party... - Axe
Dreams In The Dark - Badlands
Rock Me Tonight - Billy Squier
No Rain - Blind Melon
All The Small Things - Blink-182
Dancing in the Ruins - Blue Oyster Cult
In & Out Of Love -Bon Jovi
Cool The Engines - Boston
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Shake Me - Cinderella
Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
Big Me - Foo Fighters
Shimmer - Fuel
Long Way Down - Goo Goo Dolls
Once Bitten Twice - Great White
I'm No Angel - Gregg Allman Band
Yesterdays - Guns N' Roses
Never Been Any Reason - Head East
Celebrity Skin - Hole
Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
Walking in a Hurricane - John Fogerty
I Need A Lover - John Mellencamp
Screaming in the Night - Krokus
The Kid is Hot Tonite - Loverboy
Peace Sells - Megadeth
Ain't It Heavy - Melissa
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
Lump - The Presidents of USA
Ride The Wind - Poison
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Hammer To Fall - Queen
Teenage Lobotomy - The Ramones
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - The Ramones
Way Cool Jr. - Ratt
Scar Tissue -Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Key -Reo Speedwagon
How Do You Talk To Girls - Rick Springfield
The American Girl -Rick Springfield
Two-lane Blacktop - Rob Zombie
Listen To Your Heart - Roxette
Cherry Bomb -The Runaways
The Attitude Song - Steve Vai
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Gettin' Better -Tesla
Magic Power -Triumph
Uncle Tom's Cabin -Warrant
Come Original -311
You're gonna get what's coming -Robert Palmer
Yankee Rose -David Lee Roth

10-26-2006, 05:30 PM
I shoulda known that a chick named RockerGirl would have awesome music lists! :rofl:

Keep 'em coming ... I'm checking them out and there are some real winners here. :D

10-26-2006, 05:52 PM
NOW you're talking my language! :D I am a music FIEND... which tends to get kinda painful on the budget, but uhhh... that's another topic entirely. :p

a note or two, before I list... some of the songs are Japanese pop/rock songs. I'm fascinated by Japanese culture... especially the music, and anime. :) and some of the songs are actually slow songs (I'll mark those with a *)... it works for me, because I just workout double-time to them, and they're motivating to me, because they're some of my favorites. :^:

lessee... my workout tracks, at the moment:

"Hey Jupiter" - Tori Amos*
"Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" - Trace Adkins
"My Give a Damn's Busted" - Jo Dee Messina
"Tsuki No Uta" - Gackt*
"Let Go" - Frou Frou
"Have You Got It In You" - Imogen Heap
"Poison Girl" - H.I.M.
"Rich Girl" - Gwen Stefani
"Cage" - Dir En Grey
"Question" - System of a Down
"Must Be Dreaming" - Frou Frou
"Metamorphoze" - Gackt
"Don't Cha" - The Pussycat Dolls
"Wicked Game" - H.I.M.
"Canto Alla Vita" - Josh Groban (featuring the Corrs)
"Devil's Dance Floor" - Flogging Molly
"Lips of an Angel" - Hinder*
"My Name Is Trouble" - Nightmare of You
"Lucky" - Bif Naked*
"Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira (featuring Wyclef Jean)
"Right Here In My Arms" - H.I.M.
"Celebrity Skin" - Hole

10-26-2006, 05:54 PM
I shoulda known that a chick named RockerGirl would have awesome music lists! :rofl:

Keep 'em coming ... I'm checking them out and there are some real winners here. :D

Here are my cool down songs

Here Without You - 3 Doors Down
More Than Words Can Say - Alias
Lake Shore Drive - Aliotta, Haynes and Jeremiah
Don't Cry - Asia
Back On My Feet Again - Babys
In This River - Black Label Society
I Believe - Blessid Union of Souls
Never Say Goodbye -Bon Jovi
Can'tcha Say (You Believe In Me) - Boston
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Lookaway -Chicago
Coming Home -Cinderella
With Arms Wide Open - Creed
Where You Goin' Now - Damn Yankees
Two Steps Behind - Def Leppard
Miss You In A Heartbeat - Def Leppard
In My Dreams -Dokken
I'll Be -Edwin Mccain
I'll See You in My Dreams - Giant
Call To The Heart - Giuffria
Iris -Goo Goo Dolls
Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
These Dreams -Heart
Lips Of An Angel -Hinder
Somebody's Baby -Jackson Browne
Don't Stop Believin' -Journey
Faithfully -Journey
Angel of the Morning -Juice Newton
Play The Game Tonight -Kansas
Only God Knows Why - Kid Rock
Tears Are Falling - Kiss
Ballad Of Jayne -L.A. Guns
Hangin' By a Moment -Lifehouse
Show a Little Love - Lillian Axe
Crazy For You -Madonna
Where you get love -Matthew Sweet
Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad -Meat Loaf
All I Need is a Miracle - Mike and the Mechanics
Heal Me, I'm Heartsick - No Vacancy
Promises In The Dark - Pat Benatar
Something To Believe In - Poison
Keep On Loving You - REO Speedwagon
Skid Row - I Remember You
The Search is Over - Survivor
Caught In A Dream - Tesla
Love Song -Tesla
Fall To Pieces - Velvet Revolver
Heaven - Warrant
Wait - White Lion
Miles Away - Winger

10-27-2006, 03:27 PM
Thought of another one--Deeper Shade of Soul by Urban Dance Squad. This is a fun thread!

10-27-2006, 03:31 PM
Billy Idols "Dancing by Myself" always gets me jamming!

Oo and I love old Sam and Dave ("I'm a Soulman!"). Awesomely good stuff.

10-27-2006, 04:38 PM
Oh my play list changes, now that I have a MiniDisc player... I refuse to get an ipod, too many people I know have had problems with them!
No one wants to steal my MD player because they cant figure it out lol

These days, Im listening to:

- Let Me See You Bounce - Tarkan (Great for warm-up!!! Highly Recommend)
- Aman Aman - Tarkan
- Mass Confusion - Tarkan (Great for cool down!!! Highly Recommend)
- Reggada - Outlandish
- Saturday Night - Outlandish (this is the Thur/Fri/Sat song)
- Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
- Hasbi Rabbi - Sami Yusuf
- Numa Numa - (forget the name of the band)
- I need a Hero - Frou Frou
- The theme song from Firefly (for cool down)
- My Lips Are Sealed - Poe
- Hey Pretty - Poe
- Alana Davis (her whole collection)
- American Life - Madonna
- Die Another Day - Madonna (Remix)
- Angel Eyes - Raghav
- Get Up - Ciara
- Whatever You Want - Christina Milian
- Good Bye Earl - Dixie Chicks
- Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
- Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
- Por El Suelo - Inti
- Beyonce's new album
- Hips Dont Lie - Shakira
- Anything by Najwa Karam (for cool down)
- Anything by Nancy Ajram (for pump it up)
& lots & lots of Bollywood!!!!!

10-27-2006, 06:24 PM
The theme song from Firefly (for cool down)

YAY!!!! :D

i've got the Fruity Oaty Bars jingle on my player... DH thinks i'm obsessed.

i think he's right. :p

10-27-2006, 07:56 PM
Paul Oakenfold-No Compromise
Freestyle-Don't Stop the Rock
Tori Amos-Professional Widow
The Dandy Warhols-We Used to be Friends
Scissor Sisters-Electrobix
Gala-Freed From Desire
Alizee-Moi Lolita
Metallica-Creeping Death
Raven Maize-The Real Life
Supermode-Tell Me Why
Queen-Don't Stop Me Now
Robbie Williams-Radio
Robbie Williams-Kiss Me
David Bowie-Candidate
Juno Reactor-Masters of the Universe
Arch Enemy-Taking Back My Soul
Q-feel-Dancing in Heaven
The Doors-Roadhouse Blues

And many, many more........

Raining blood--slayer

It's great to see another Slayer fan!! :D

10-28-2006, 11:47 AM
Let's switch gears and talk about some of the songs that might have inspired us on our weight loss journeys. :) Even though the songs may not be about weight loss per se, maybe they have a special meaning for you?

I listened to these two songs every single day during the year I was losing weight:

There Will Come A Day - Faith Hill

It's not easy trying to understand
How the world can be so cold, stealing the souls of man
Cloudy skies rain down on all your dreams
You wrestle with the fear and doubt
Sometimes it's hard but you gotta believe

There's a better place, where our father waits
And every tear he'll wipe away
The darkness will be gone
The weak shall be strong
Hold on to your faith
There will come a day

Win - Brian McKnight

Dark is the night
I can weather the storm
Never say die
I’ve been down this road before

I’ll never quit
I’ll never lay down
See I promised myself I would never let me down

So I’ll never give up
Never give in
Never let a ray of doubt slip in
And if I fall
I’ll never fail
I’ll just get up and try again
Never lose hope
Never lose faith
There’s much too much at stake
Upon myself I must depend
I’m not looking for a place or show
I’m gonna win

Other faves:

Right Now - Van Halen

Right now, hey
It's your tomorrow
Right now,
C'mon, it's everything
Right now,
Catch a magic moment, do it
Right here and now
It means everything

Tonight And The Rest Of My Life - Nina Gordon

I feel so light
This is all I want to feel tonight
I feel so light
Tonight and the rest of my life

Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty

Runnin' down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin on a mystery,
Going wherever it leads
I'm runnin down a dream

Remember The Name - Fort Minor (awesome weightlifting song :strong:)

This is ten percent luck
Twenty percent skill
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
Five percent pleasure
Fifty percent pain
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

10-28-2006, 03:16 PM
"We can be heroes, just for one day." David Bowie

10-28-2006, 03:57 PM
Oooh, I like that one - just downloaded it. :D

10-28-2006, 04:12 PM
Speaking of Bowie, CHANGES has been played quite a bit on my iPod during the past year. Corny I know but there it is. LANDSLIDE by the Dixie Chicks as well. Probably the only song listed as "country" on my iPod.

10-29-2006, 09:37 AM
My favorite for inspiration right now is "Lift" by Shannon Noll. A shortened version was used as the opening for the Australian version of the The Biggest Loser.


I know you're hurting
Feels like you're learning
'Bout life the hard way
And it ain't working

Seems like forever
That you've been falling
It's time to move on
You're life is calling, yeah

This was never meant to be the end
Close the book and start again

Cause I know how hard it can get
But you gotta lift
You gotta lift
And sometimes that's how it is
But I know you're stronger
Stronger than this
You gotta lift
You gotta lift

When you can feel your
Whole body's aching
What's left of your heart
It won't stop breaking
You gotta let go
You took a hit
Time to pick up now
Move on from this

This was never meant to be the end
Close the book and start again

Cause I know how hard it can get
But you gotta lift
You gotta lift
And sometimes that's how it is
But I know you're stronger
Stronger than this
You gotta

Lift yourself up above all the hurt
Don't give it
Wipe your eyes and remember
You're better than this
Let them know
That they took their best shot
And missed
C'mon and lift

This was never meant to be the end
Close the book and start again

Cause I know how hard it can get
But you gotta lift
You gotta lift
And sometimes that's how it is
But I know you're stronger
Stronger than this
You gotta lift
You gotta lift

Pick up now...
Pick up now...

11-01-2006, 03:28 AM
cardio: part-time lover - stevie wonder

cool down: that i would be good - alanis morrisette

11-02-2006, 10:20 PM
I'll admit to a playing "My Love" and Sexyback from Justin. I also like the timelessly cheesy one more time
Others on my playlist:
-Holding out for a Hero
-O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
-Dirty Laundry and Muddy Water from Seventh House
-Explosive by Bond
-Escape from Hellview by CKY
-Geek in the Pink by Weezer
-Little Drop of Poison
-Mi Morena by *sigh* Josh Groban
-Canto Allo Vita
-Remember Me
-Never Let Go
-Transylvania Concubine by Rasputina
-Ride of the Valkyries by Wagner
-You're Easy to Dance with by Danny Kaye
-Maneater by Nelly Furtado
-Dragostea Din Te by O-Zone
-Down by Gravity Kills
-Copa Cabana

As for inspirational, I can't pick one song, altho lately I do love Josh's new "Don't give up (you are loved)" Its an amazing song, and it always gives me a lift. Otherwise, most of my moving pieces are classical ones. I love Carmina Burana, and it always gets me moving.

:) Music is the way to keep motivated. I always tell myself to get through just ...one...more...song when i really want to stop.

oc cutiepie
11-02-2006, 10:57 PM
I love music so I had to chime in on this topic. Here are some songs I love to workout to:
La Tortura; Whenever, Whatever and Hips Don't Lie by Shakira :carrot:
Love Is A Battlefield - Pat Benatar
Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
Animals - Nickelback
Love Is Neverending - Brad Paisley
Walk - Pantera
Heaven's on Fire - Kiss
10,000 Angels - Mindy McCreedy
Fallen Angel - Poison
Tiny Dancer -Tim Mcgraw
Cowboy; Fist of Rage; Welcome To the Party - Kid Rock
My Worst Fear - Rascall Flatts
What Part of No Don't You Understand - Lorrie Morgan
Maneater - Nelly Furtado

Cool down:
Neon - John Mayer
Luv U Better - LL Cool J
Curious George Soundtrack

11-02-2006, 11:16 PM
I love all the song ideas on this thread, it's great.

A song that has always inspired me is "You're A Superstar" by Love Inc. It's a great tune to work out to. Very cheesy, very inspiring. :lol:

11-03-2006, 12:09 AM
I love this song for motiviation...

Watch Me Shine - Joanna Pacitti

It was on Legally Blond. Does anyone remember it?


11-03-2006, 11:46 AM
I really like Watch Me Shine too. That is a great song.

"I Choose" by India Arie featuring Bonnie Raitt is a great song off her new album:

"And I choose to be the best that I can be.
I choose to be authentic in everything I do.
My past don't dictate who I am.
I choose.

Because you never know where life is going to take you
And you can't change where you've been -
But today, I have the opportunity to choose."

One of my other favorites is from the Lost Boys soundtrack - "I Still Believe" by Tim Capello.

I also love Weapon of Choice by Fat Boy Slim, mostly because of the video. It inspires me with the idea of being able to just break into dance if I am moved to - to be able to use my body to express myself. The video is here:

11-03-2006, 12:07 PM
Here is some lyrics for you all to check out.

I’m looking for the answers
In my undiscovered soul
Searching for the truth
In stories better left untold

My once unbreakable spirit
Is reaching up to heaven
For a reason to believe
For what is meant to be

What do you think?????

11-03-2006, 01:44 PM
-Mi Morena by *sigh* Josh Groban
-Canto Allo Vita
-Remember Me
-Never Let Go

pardon me, while i drool all over your playlist... :whoo: :drool:

as for inspirational lyrics, hmm... haven't pinpointed that, yet. my whole life is heavily inspired by music, so it's hard to choose just one or two songs.

11-17-2006, 12:24 PM
No Doubt does a version of 'Come on Eileen' that I really like. Our Ilene runs ... so it makes me want to run.