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Monday, February 17, 2014

I need some REALLY upbeat songs for a playlist to get me past stress and depression to exercise. I like classic rock, alternative, punk, 80's, 90's, 70's, pop, only rap I like is Eminem and that is only a few songs, no country please. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
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NETGYRL 2/24/2014 11:36PM

    Looking thru some of my older music, here are a few ideas. If you like modern dance/club music I have ALOT of ideas there too:

Avicii - Levels
Black Box - Everybody, Everybody
Black Box - Strike It Up
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
Blondie - One Way Or Another
Britney Spears - Work B!tch
C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
Cameo - Word Up
CeCe Penistion - Finally
Cher - Believe
The Commodores - Brick House
Boy George - I'll Tumble 4 Ya
David Bowie - Suffragette City
David Bowie - Let's Dance
David Guetta - Titanium
Dead or Alive - Brand New Lover
EMF - Unbelievable
En Vogue - My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)
Eurythmics - Missionary Man
Fergie - Mary Jane Shoes
The Fixx - One Thing Leads To Another
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
George Michael - Faith
George Michael - Freedom 90
Go-Go's - We Got The Beat
Gwen Stephani - The Sweet Escape
Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You
Madonna - Holiday
Madonna - Express Yourself
MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This
Michael Jackson - The Way You Make My Feel
The Monkee's - Last Train To Clarksville
Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime
Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract
Pink - Raise Your Glass
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
Run-DMC - It's Tricky
Salt-n-Pepper - Whatta Man
The Shamen - Move Any Mountain
Soul II Soul - Back to Life
Spin Doctors - Two Princes
Dazz Band - Let It Whip
Quincy Jones and His Orchestra - Soul Bossa Nova
Toni Basil - Mickey
Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
Christia, Lil Kim, Mya & Pink - Lady Marmalade
The Romantics - What I like about you
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Sister Sledge - We Are Family

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TANJAT88 2/24/2014 9:08AM

    The one that gets stuck in my head when I am working out (even if it is not what I am playing) is the song from Madagascar.... I Like to Move It, Move It by Reel 2 Reel

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SEATTLE58 2/20/2014 9:59PM

    I think that you could really fall in love with Pandora Internet Radio. Just google it and you'll get right to it and they give you options on whatever your likes would be with music. I just love it when I work-out! emoticon emoticon

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QUADCMOM 2/20/2014 7:13AM

    This one is not upbeat but a good motivation song.

Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson. It talks about making the change.

Michal Jackson has a lot of cool song to exercise to.

Thriller album

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K1TT3N 2/19/2014 5:58PM

    wow lots of ideas here , I think I will use a few of these too..... but my few to add

final countdown (Gabe says )
Beat it (Dani says)
I like to move it move it

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DIANESKATZ 2/19/2014 12:01PM

    I love the FOOTLOOSE soundtrack! Lots of good upbeat dancing music there. Also, MAMA MIA soundtrack.

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BIGREDANGEL 2/19/2014 11:56AM

    Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft Pharrell
Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Cant Hold Us by Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis
Dont Stop the Party by Pitbull
Timber by Pitbull & Ke$ha

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SEATTLE58 2/19/2014 10:53AM

    You can find Pandora radio online and put whatever category you want to hear, and they'll play selections for you. I love it when I'm pedaling on my recumbent bike!! emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 2/19/2014 10:15AM

    My newest upbeat favs are:

Best Day Of My Life by American Authors
Brave by Sara Barielles
True Love by Pink
Gentleman by Psy
Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
Let It Go by Idina Menzel
Next to Me by Emile Sande

From back in the day:
Everybody Dance Now by C&C Music Factory
Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leopard
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham
Joyride by Roxette
Rock Me Amadeus by Falco
Wild Wild West by Will Smith

They always make me want to move and get me smiling. Hang in there! emoticon

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HELLOADDISON 2/19/2014 9:53AM

    Just about anything from Lady GaGa is upbeat. Fire work by I think Kate Perry. Lol this may sound weird but I like The Bitch is Back by Elton John, it is upbeat and gives me a good laugh and motivates me a great deal. Also some of Elvis Presley's music is upbeat. Oh and BeeGees is good too. I could go on if I had more time. I hope you find music that works for you!

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~INDYGIRL 2/19/2014 7:24AM

    Thank you! Pleas keep them coming!

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BKNOCK 2/18/2014 8:51PM

    Eye of the Tiger!

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MNNICE 2/18/2014 7:01PM

    Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the Waves

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TRAVELGRRL 2/18/2014 5:55PM

    If you find a playlist you like, I hope you post it. I love modern music but only listen to NPR so don't hear any of it.

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LOLAJO54 2/18/2014 3:19PM

    love roar by Katy Perry

or wrecking ball by Miley Cirus

also believe it or not STOMP sound track smack those legs down lol..

good luck

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TINASAURUSREX 2/18/2014 1:58PM

    I Love You - Michael Franti
Actually, anything by Michael Franti! He is pure sunshine energy expressed in music


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HISARTIST 2/18/2014 12:17PM

    My new favorite is the Happy song from the Dispicable ME 2 movie. Makes me smile all the time.

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PGHP31CK 2/18/2014 11:31AM

    If you're into contemporary Christian -- "Overcomer" and "Good Morning" by Mandisa.

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CHIPPEE 2/18/2014 10:52AM

    Have just begun reading about you. What an encouragement you are. I've been struggling and hoping that your example can help me. I'm delighted to be able to possibly help you.
Okay. You didn't mention Latin music, but when I hear it I just can't help but get up and move. I have a list of songs that I use from either You Tube or Spotify that help. They are Muevete by DLG to warm up. Then Boom Boom by Chayenne, Suavamente by Elvis Crespo, Get on Your Feet by Gloria Estefan, Magalenha by Sergio Mendes, I Need to Know by Marc Anthony, Juliana by DLG, Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez, and A Puro Dolor by Son By 4.
I combine Latin steps and aerobic exercise. It's always enjoyable and my grandkids love doing it with me. We even form a conga line and dance through the rooms of the house. Hope this helps!
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GETULLY 2/18/2014 10:46AM

    Just about anything by QUEEN! I put them on when I really need to whip the house into shape. Two of their greatest hits albums and I am done! I am pooped but the house is spotless and the vacuum is back in the closet!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/18/2014 8:57AM

    emoticon I can't think of any off the top of my head, but all the ones listed here are awesome. Good luck.

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DOG_MOM 2/18/2014 8:01AM

    It's a proven fact that nobody can be sad when the opening chords to Van Halen's Jump start playing. So I recommend that one. :)

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.DUSTY. 2/18/2014 5:08AM

    Wild Ones by Flo Rida

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PABPAJ 2/18/2014 4:47AM

    Gloria by Laura Branigan.
I Love Rock-N-Roll by Joan Jett.
anything from the Sports CD by Huey Lewis & The News
Let's Hear It For The Boy (from Footloose soundtrack)
Love Shack & Roam by The B-52s
I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston (basically any Whitney Houston dance hit from the late 80s early 90s)
Everlastin' Love by Natalie Cole (soundtrack from While You Were Sleeping)
The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You by Gloria Estefan and her group
My Baby Takes The Morning Train by Sheena Easton
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper (and that theme song from Goonies)
What a Feeling (soundtrack from Flashdance)
When The Going Gets Tough by BIlly Ocean
Get Into My Car by Billy Ocean
I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
Bad Girls by Donna Sommers
Last Dance by Donna Sommers

These are some of my favorites from the eras you listed. I hope they help!


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DLYNN1113 2/18/2014 1:10AM

    Was it Gloria Gaynor that sang " I will Survive" is a good one. Also Pat Benatar's "Hit me with Your Best Shot". emoticon

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SUGAR0814 2/18/2014 12:29AM

    Pitbull's Feel This Moment featuring Christina Aguilera . It gets me moving! emoticon

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DDOORN 2/17/2014 10:10PM

    One of my all-time favorite albums with almost every song an upbeat pumped up tune: Paul Simon's Graceland with his South African band. SO many great songs on that one!

I like funky stuff like Earth, Wind & Fire and another band "Incognito"...their best album IMHO is "Tales From The Beach." Others I love are some Stevie Wonder, "Play That Funky Music White Boy", Talking Heads have a number of great tunes also David Byrne "Like Humans Do" and others by Byrne.

Billy Joel: We Didn't Start the Fire, Second Wind (You're Only Human), I Go To Extremes

Jackson Browne: Running On Empty, Shape of The Heart, Somebody's Baby

LOVE the power chord hard-driving drumming of Keith Moon and the Who...two favorite albums: Live At Leeds and Quadrophrenia.

I could go on and on! Let me know if you need more stuff...


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2HAMSDIET 2/17/2014 9:36PM

    How about a blast from the past...Billy Preston - Nothing from nothing emoticon

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JAMER123 2/17/2014 9:30PM

    UP by Shina Twain

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TREYONE 2/17/2014 8:50PM

  Eye of the Tiger by Survivor!!!

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FIFTYFOUR2 2/17/2014 8:16PM

    Born to run!

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THEADMIRAL 2/17/2014 7:42PM

    "I Feel Good" by Michael Buble

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JAZABEE 2/17/2014 7:39PM

    My all time favourite that gets me moving would have to be Run Around Sue, have others but can't think Fibro fog LOL'

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123ELAINE456 2/17/2014 4:13PM

  Elvis Presley Songs. Check them out on UTube. I hope these will help you. Have fun at the Rally too.

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SUPERSYLPH 2/17/2014 3:54PM

    Eddie Money - Take Me Home Tonight

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AJDOVER1 2/17/2014 3:27PM

    Thanks for making this request! I'm happy to see all the suggestions offered -- I need this, too!

Here's one i enjoy:

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LOVINGKATE 2/17/2014 2:50PM

  I love ALL the 50's and 60's. Good luck finding all your songs. A lot of great ideas given.
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NHES220 2/17/2014 2:50PM

    Best Day of My LIfe - American Authors
Unity - Shinedown
Counting Stars - One Republic
Roar - Katy Perry (a little overplayed but I like it)
I Run for Life - Melissa Ethridge

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EDWARDS1411 2/17/2014 12:51PM
Nightflight to Venus/Rasputin - by Boney M (1978) - 7:12 min
This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide - by The Kings (1985) - 5:46 min.
St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr (1985) - 4:07 min.
Jump - Pointer Sisters (For My Love) (1984) - 4:24 min.
Jump - Van Halen (1984) - 4:20 min.

All have great beats and really get the heart pumping!

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OVERHAULING-ME 2/17/2014 12:44PM

    So glad you posted this blog! Now I can gather some new ideas as well! You're doing so great and a HUGE inspiration to so many.


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TUBLADY 2/17/2014 12:34PM

    I see you have some excellent ones to chose from, so i won't list any more, many already listed.
Just do your best to continue on your fantastic journey.
Huga Tisha. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATTISTAMPS 2/17/2014 12:10PM

    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Take it Easy - The Eagles
My warm up song is Ventura Highway - and when I hear it I go into workout mode. It's not too fast, but it gets me to start moving.

Hope one or more strike a chord with you!

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    I won't name individual works or artists, as our tastes may vary. There is a website I'll suggest -- -- that has a few options for artists, time periods and perhaps a dozen songs by one artist, if you like a lot of someone at once. I don't think, however, you can download from UpChucky onto an iPod sort of thing. It's for playing on line. may be ancient internet fare, but it's an option with lots on offer.

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SHOAPIE 2/17/2014 11:33AM

    Lots of great suggestions already. I'm a county, 50''s, 60's and some 70's fan.

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BARBARAROSE54 2/17/2014 11:31AM

    AC/DC Thunderstruck (actually most AC/DC songs)
Pink - let's get the party started
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Def Leppard - Pour some sugar on me
ABBA - Dancing Queen
Billy Idol - Mony Mony
Sly and the Family Stone - Dance to the music
Miami Sound Maching - Conga
Jennifer Lopaz - On the Floor
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean, Beat It

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GAILITCH 2/17/2014 10:57AM

    :D I put on the Disney channel on Pandora. So, in that vein, when I need a boost I put on the music from Tarzan.

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ANGELFMABV 2/17/2014 10:54AM

    We built this city, let's get physical, grease, queen.

Hope at least one of these helped.

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RAINBOWMF 2/17/2014 10:49AM

    I will come back to see what others suggest to you.
I like music but am not good at choosing it.


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MT-MOONCHASER 2/17/2014 10:37AM

    Many of the Beach Boys surfing songs

Everly Brothers - "Wake up Little Susie" and others

Elvis - "Blue Suede Shoes", "Jailhouse Rock", many more...

Jerry Lee Lewis - "Great Balls of Fire" and (I think) "Rock Around the Clock", many more...

Beatles, Eagles, Mannheim Steamroller, Sonny and Cher, lots more.

I personally like the 1812 Overture.

Just a few off the top of my head.


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MSMASLIN 2/17/2014 10:32AM

    All fired up Pat Benatar.
If you like rock, Headstrong Trapt
#1 Nelly
Born this way Lady Gaga

Have fun!

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