Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:37 PM   #1  
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Default Your Ultimate Kick Butt Hard Cardio Playlist

I have a playlist that I put on when I MEAN BUSINESS for my cardio. It is labeled on my iTunes, in fact, as "Mega Kicka** Cardio".

Mine has:

Defying Gravity - Glee Cast (for warmup)
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Indiana - Melissa Etheridge
We R Who We R - Ke$ha (I know, I have a fair amount of shame)
Phantom of the Opera - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes...(they do punk covers, this is off of their Broadway album...the only Broadway I can run to!)
Magic - B.o.B
Firework - Katy Perry
Science Fiction Double Feature - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Get Over It - The Eagles
Misery Business - this is an A Capella version from Best of College A Capella 2010
Yeah! - Usher
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Love the Way You Lie - Eminem feat. Rhianna (cool down)

Do you have a playlist like this? What's on it?
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:38 PM   #2  
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Ooo, I love yours. I'm going to pirate some of the songs.

I have several - my current favorite has a lot of Tina Turner & Destiny's Child. For some reason Nutbush City Limits & Bootylicious make me want to feel the burn.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:41 PM   #3  
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oo love it! right now my faves are:

bottoms up-trey songz
just the way you are-bruno marz
ice cream paint job-dj durrough

and a few others that i cant think of haha
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:55 PM   #4  
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Wow! I'm going to have to get some of those songs!

My list consists of:

Fergie - London bridges, fergiliciois
Beyonce- single ladies, diva, upgrade you, get me bodied, check up on it
Christina ag- candy man, still dirty, ain't no other man
Ray Charles- I got a woman, mess around, night time is the right time
Alicia keys- super woman, new york

I usually play them on shuffle, but if it's too slow when I'm jogging I skip to the next one! I like to keep pace with the beat of the music..lol!

Nice post! Gives me some ideas on new songs to change.

My playlist is called Runnin Jams
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Here's some of my faves: keep your head- by ting tings (it's my perfect running song), you shook me all night long- AC/DC, secondhand news- fleetwood mac, baba o'riley- the Who. Maybe I need to listen to more music from my generation. . .
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:25 PM   #6  
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I like poppy-dance music for cardio. I always have Britney Spears' "Break the Ice" programmed for around the middle of my run. It always gets me going again when I start flagging and makes me push a bit hard. It's my favourite pick me up for cardio. But of course Gaga is also standard and other Britney songs too.
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I love this thread. I don't have a lot of music knowledge and love to refresh my playlists. Thank you for sharing I will be looking up all of the above songs! Here are my currents:

Elliptical Playlist
Whattya Want From Me and No Boundaries by Adam Lambert
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
Conga - Gloria estefan
I Love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett
California Gurls and waking Up in Vegas and Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Your Love is My Drug - Kesha
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Poke Face - Lady Gaga
Can't Be Tamed - Miley Cyrus
Whose Bed have your boots been under - Shania Twain
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
You Belong with me - Taylor Swift
Undo It - Carrie Underwood

Spinning PlayList
My Immortal - Evanescence
Hallelujah - Lee DeWyze
We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel
Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
I'm Free - Kenny Loggins
The Climb - Miley Cyrus
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain
Indian Outlaw - Tim McGraw
Bohemian Rhapsody and We will Rock You- Queen
Firework - Katy Perry
Obsession - Animotion
Bring Me To Life - Evanesence

I also have a cool down list.
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The more sappy and bubblegum the song, the harder the Gimme Gimmes slam it.

For the uninitiated:


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Strangely enough, a lot of my songs are the same as yours, mandalinn. I should check out some of the Broadway covers, those are right up my alley.

Mine also has some Green Day (mostly from American Idiot).
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:28 PM   #10  
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My current playlist is a random mix of pop and rock -

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance and Boys, boys, boys
FloRida - Club Can't Handle Me
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart and Dynamite
Paramore - Ignorance
Adam Lambert - If I Had You
Ricky Martin - Livin La Vida Loca
Nicotine and New Found Glory - punk cover of "Neverending Story"
Destiny's Child - Survivor
"369" and "Church" from Step Up2 soundtrack
30 Seconds to Mars - Closer to the Edge
Katy Perry - Waking Up in Vegas
Pink - Centerfold
Iron Maiden - Aces High
Rise Against - Halfway There and Behind Closed Doors
Disturbed - Liberate
Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home

Next round, I'm throwing in some Agent Orange

Oh...and New Found Glory has some punk covers of cinema favorites a la Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

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Old 12-21-2010, 07:33 PM   #11  
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21 Guns is a GREAT song for me to run to. Forgot about that one!

My favorite Gimme Gimmes song is their rendition of "Rainbow Connection". But I adore the entire Broadway album.

I also have the Bad Romance rendition they did on Glee. I used to have the Gaga version, but I think the Glee one has a bit more depth so I replaced it.

Also - Fire Burning - Sean Kingston
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I have some of the same as above (Katy Perry, Beyonce); I also have some Mary J. Blige (try "Work That" - power to the ladies!) and random fun songs off movie soundtracks like "Shake your pom pom" (Missy Elliot - booty shaking time!).

My new addition to the running playlist is....The Darkness. I'll admit it. I crank me some British glam rock and boy my feet start flying. Try it! Put "I believe in a thing called love" on your playlist and get ready to book. "Crazy Train" is also good for this.
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:21 PM   #13  
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I have a few, depending on what musical mood I'm in. I'm all over the board with my tastes, so I never know what's going to motivate me.

I got a new iPod for Xmas, so I was super excited to put together some new playlists. This is what I worked out to this morning (and yes, this is the playlist of a 43-year old woman. Don't judge me! LOL):

Only Girl (In the World) - Rihanna
Smack That - Akon
Meet Me Halfway - Black Eyed Peas
Naughty Girls Need Love Too - Samantha Fox
U and Dat - E-40 w/ T. Pain
I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
Low - Flo Rida
My Love - Justin Timberlake
Butterfly - Crazy Town
Toxic - Britney Spears
Tonight I'm Loving (okay, so I have the dirty version, and it's so not "loving") You - Enrique Iglesias

For cooling down (I usually shuffle through this and pick one or two songs):
Crazy for You - Adele
Playground Love - Air
Golden Slumbers - Ben Folds
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Better Be Home Soon - Crowded House
Delicate - Damien Rice
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Love - John Lennon
The Weight of My Words - Kings of Convenience
Mad World - Michael Andrews
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead
Glitter in the Air - Pink
Let It Be Me - Ray LaMontagne

Oh, and thank you guys for turning me on to the Gimme Gimmes -- awesome stuff!

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Old 12-28-2010, 09:22 AM   #14  
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Great thread! I'm stealing a song from each post, I think! Here are a few of my favorites - I really need a thumping beat when I'm running:

Rude Boy - Rhianna
Shoop - Salt n Pepa
Carry Out - Timbaland & Justin Timberlake ( i loooove this one)
Da Dip - Old School Players
Hey Baby (drop it to the floor) - Pitbull/TPain
Shut it Down - Pitbull/Akon
Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
LoveGame - Gaga
OMG - Usher
Soundsystem - Michael Franti
Everybody Ona Move - Michael Franti
Yell Fire - Michael Franti
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My play list is called "Even Newer Than New Workout Music" (because it supplanted "Workout Music" and "New Workout Music"). It reflects my advanced age. ;-)

Big Time - Peter Gabriel
Your Love - Outfield ("Josie's on a vacation far away ...")
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Home by the Sea - Genesis
Dog Days Are Over - Florence & the Machine
Suffragette City - David Bowie
3 A.M. Eternal - The KLF
Sober - Pink
Disturbia - Rihanna
I Want Her - Keith Sweat
O.M.G. - Usher (The line "Honey got a booty like pow-pow-pow" inspires me)
Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
Hey Baby - No Doubt
I Don't Want to Be - Gavin DeGraw
Cars - Gary Neuman
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson

Cool down includes:

Soldier of Love - Sade
I'm So Into You - Sisters With Voices
Right Here - Sisters With Voices
Nothing on You - B.O.B.
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