12 Songs to Energize Your Fall Workouts

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10/10/2012 6:00 AM   :  61 comments   :  56,083 Views

Are you struggling to stick to your fall workouts now that the weather is turning cold and the mornings and evenings are getting darker? You're not alone.
 
My favorite way to get excited about working out is a simple one: I update my workout playlist. With some new get-up-and-get-moving tunes ready, I hit "play" instead of hitting snooze; and I re-energize my runs instead of relaxing at home.
 
Pull out your tunes, put in your earbuds, and put the fun back into your workouts with these song ideas.

(Use the links to purchase each mp3 from amazon.com.)

Alicia Keys ft. Nicki Minaj  – Girl On Fire (Inferno Version)



Christina Aguilera – Your Body



Coldplay – Hurts Like Heaven



Flo Rida – I Cry



Fun.  – Some Nights



Ke$ha – Die Young



Maroon 5 – One More Night



Matchbox Twenty – She's So Mean



M.I.A. – Bad Girls



Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait



Psy – Gangnam Style


 
Train – 50 Ways to Say Goodbye




What is your favorite song to exercise to at the moment? Tell us below!





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  • 61
    The Walker, by Fitz and The Tantrums. - 10/1/2014   6:27:17 PM
  • 60
    They'd motivate me to exercise all right. I'd run to get away from where they were playing. :-) I'm an old folk/country/rock or even classical. The listed ones? Nope! - 9/28/2014   3:49:37 AM
  • CMPHILLI76
    59
    My workout list includes: No You Girls by Franz Ferdinand, Reboot the Mission by the Wallflowers, Fits & the Tantrums, Adele, MGMT, a couple Jimmy Buffet , Flo-Rida, Pitbull, Grace Potter, plus some oldies but goodies from the 80's & 90's :-) - 10/29/2012   11:03:31 PM
  • HOOPAH
    58
    BIGBOYTRI - check out My Body by Young the Giant. I think it's a great tune for guys and gals alike! :) - 10/18/2012   2:33:10 PM
  • 57
    So happy to see Christina Aguilera's "Your Body" listed. Such a fun song. - 10/16/2012   8:05:04 PM
  • 56
    not for me sorry. I like 70s-80s best - 10/15/2012   4:42:28 PM
  • JAZZI64
    55
    Gm fellow sparkies...i realized that everyone beats to there on beat..but fast music motivates when i am in my routine ...but before i do this i listen to enigma or india arie or even old school music..like marvin gaye...adele..earth, wind and fire..you know things like that helps me to do cool downs and is good for streching rotine so your mind and body can make a plece cool down or start you morning routine ...and also nature sounds for complete medtations to talk the stress of your mind and body aches and pains - 10/14/2012   1:26:28 PM
  • 54
    Currently I'm really liking: One Last Kiss, Pink; Titanium, David Guetta; Starships, Nicki Minaj; Let's Go, Ne-Yo; Good Feeling, Flo Rida; Turn Me On, David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj - they all keep me moving at 108 bpm. - 10/14/2012   12:57:22 PM
  • TERI081010
    53
    I can't stand any of those songs!! - 10/14/2012   9:49:42 AM
  • 52
    I love running to Huew Lewis and Guardian. I also like lifting weights to AC/DC. My new favorite lifting song is What doesn't kill you makes you stonger by Kelly Clarkston. - 10/13/2012   6:16:11 PM
  • 51
    I love the songs from the 80's, right now I listen to " Let the Music Play " by Shannon - 10/12/2012   5:23:10 PM
  • KHPHOTO1
    50
    I too would like a playlist from the 60s. - 10/12/2012   1:46:10 PM
  • SHENAMARIE23
    49
    2 chainz - Birthday Song - 10/12/2012   9:47:49 AM
  • PREMAMEHROTRA
    48
    How about songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s especially for people like me who are over 50 and who exercise 5 days a week - 10/12/2012   2:24:46 AM
  • SALHERM
    47
    I love these songs! You're never too old! My favorite music right now is Madonna's new album. - 10/11/2012   10:33:39 PM
  • LSANDERS47
    46
    How about a playlist from the 60"s.
    - 10/11/2012   10:19:46 PM
  • 45
    Thanks for mentioning more songs, 'cause these don't do much for me. - 10/11/2012   7:31:27 PM
  • DTODD75
    44
    I like Fighter by Christina Aguilara - 10/11/2012   7:27:00 PM
  • 43
    I am a huge fan of the greatest hits of Huey Lewis, that is when I did the treadmill thing. - 10/11/2012   2:55:21 PM
  • 42
    "My Body" by Young the Giant. I always enjoy your playlist suggestions and discovering new music, even if I am "old" (48)! - 10/11/2012   2:11:55 PM
  • 41
    OK, glad to know Matchbox 20 is back in business! I'm older too, so the list didn't inspire me either, but I did like a couple of the songs and will add them to my play list. Most of my workouts involve dancing, so I have a halloween Play List just for fall which has Dark lady by Cher, Boogie Man by KC & The Sunshine Band, Werewolves of London, The Munsters theme, This is Halloween, A belly dance version of I Put A Spell On you, I Want Candy by Bow Wow Wow, Ghostbusters, thriller, Bad Things and a cool down & stretch to the theme from Jaws! I usually have them arranged for warm up to work out to cool down! It is fun and I enjoy my work out whether I am dancing or walking or riding a stationary bike! - 10/11/2012   12:17:31 PM
  • 40
    Love these songs! - 10/11/2012   12:13:55 PM
  • 39
    great song ideas! ima check them out! thanks!
    - 10/11/2012   10:59:21 AM
  • 38
    I don't know any of these songs, therefore I wouldn't use them. They must be for a younger person. List a few good songs for people over 50. - 10/11/2012   10:52:34 AM
  • 37
    i didn't find any of those inspiring... maybe if I was 20-something. How about A Little Less Conversation Remix.... - 10/11/2012   9:57:25 AM
  • BLONDEY95
    36
    Titanium/David guetta, starships/ niki minaj, Good time/owl city, Scream/ usher - 10/11/2012   9:17:36 AM
  • 35
    Lucky Strike by Maroon5 gets me moving!! - 10/11/2012   8:56:53 AM
  • 34
    My current favorite workout song is GOOD TIMES by Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen. It reminds me of the 2012 Olympics and I find it very ENERGIZING. - 10/11/2012   8:55:27 AM
  • JAZZI64
    33
    Hi, Gm follow sparkies... here are some songs i listen to when i do my routine...1.Prince-i would die for you.2. Sheila E-glamorous life3. Annie Lennox..a thousand beatiful things.4. Dj M-got to have house music (move your body)5.forgot the artist name ..The song is Days gone by...It. Pump-Pump up songs for me and i like to dance alot so it seems like i am in a nightclub...FUN - 10/11/2012   8:35:06 AM
  • 32
    When I do my walking I listen to 80's Rock! AC/DC is my favorite! - 10/11/2012   7:59:49 AM
  • 31
    LOVE Gangnam style - and ALL the crazy covers. My hat's off to the Oregon Ducks, in particular. - 10/11/2012   6:31:54 AM
  • 30
    I've added PSY Gangnan style to my playlist. It keeps me energized and also amused. I love it. - 10/10/2012   7:17:25 PM
  • NIGHTFLOAT
    29
    Awwww, "Some Nights" is waaayy too good to be workout fodder. I like braindead thump thump thump music for that. A very interesting list, indeed! - 10/10/2012   5:25:25 PM
  • 28
    I'm loving Let's Go by Calvin Harris ft. Ne-Yo right now, especially the lyrics about no excuses now. - 10/10/2012   4:41:39 PM
  • 27
    My age is showing: Midnight in Moscow - 10/10/2012   3:40:13 PM
  • 26
    I like to start off with "Love Shack" by the B-52s. It's just such a fun song, I can't help but get moving. - 10/10/2012   3:05:39 PM
  • 25
    I already had several of these downloaded, but thanks for suggesting a couple more that I like! - 10/10/2012   2:02:40 PM
  • 24
    Gangam Style is THE BEST for elliptical work, I swear!!!! It's also awesome for a dance workout, of course!!! - 10/10/2012   1:27:53 PM
  • 23
    Tragedy by the Bee Gees! Anything by the Pointer Sister too! - 10/10/2012   1:10:59 PM
  • 22
    There are several great songs on the new Ben Folds Five album: Erase Me, Michael Prayter, Draw a Crowd, & Do It Anyway. "Do It Anyway" is especially good to get you going if you don't feel like working out. - 10/10/2012   12:59:48 PM
  • 21
    I like some songs on the list but Gangnam Style it's my favorite and my kid every time we listen and it's over he asks for more. - 10/10/2012   12:56:22 PM
  • 20
    Anything from the '60s - especially Elvis and the Beatles. - 10/10/2012   12:40:42 PM
  • VEGAONEGIRL
    19
    I love music....it really can get me pumped. Especially if I listen to Nickelback, Saving Abel, Seether, Drowning Pool, Halestorm, Static-x, Skrillex, Linkin Park, Atom Smash, Five Finger Death Punch. I love rock, and when I am at the gym the more agressive the song the harder I workout. Listening to pop or bubblegum type music does nothing for me unless its just a dance thing. - 10/10/2012   12:32:43 PM
  • 18
    Kelly Clarkson - What doesn't kill you (Stronger) - 10/10/2012   12:28:32 PM
  • AYLAMAY
    17
    I like to get moving to Bily Idol's Vital Idol, all upbeat fast moving rock songs . I used to crank the music on when I was working alone in the lab. - 10/10/2012   12:23:07 PM
  • 16
    Now, how about one for men to do cardio to? ColdPlay? Nicki Minaj and Keisha? If I were 22 maybe, but I am in my late late late 30's, and AM a self admitted music snob. I mean, heck, I like beats and I like hooks, but for example Rolling Stone's "Start Me Up" is ten times as pumping as anything by Nicki Minaj - 10/10/2012   12:13:22 PM
  • 15
    I love that Mumford & Sons is on this list. One of the greatest bands ever. I love working out to their newest album (and first album as well). - 10/10/2012   11:48:05 AM
  • 14
    I know it's alittle cheesy but I love Taylor swift's voice. So I'd say 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' - 10/10/2012   11:31:08 AM
  • 13
    I know it's alittle cheesy but I love Taylor swift's voice. So I'd say 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' - 10/10/2012   11:30:52 AM
  • 12
    The picture seems inappropriate for fall.........outside in just a tank top??? - 10/10/2012   11:20:13 AM

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