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JENNADAILEY SparkPoints: (10,711)
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8/30/12 3:28 P

I'm training for a half marathon, so this is used for running... I need upbeat music to keep me going, and here's some that I notice when they come on, get me more fired up:
Ke$sha - We R who we R (I normally don't like this song but for some reason the beat really gets me going!)
fun. - Some Nights
Beyonce, Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
Snow Patrol - It's Beginning to Get to Me
Many Rihanna songs :)

KOUTHOUSE SparkPoints: (2,320)
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8/30/12 2:19 P

Toby Mac, Mandisa

ZIMZUMPOGOTWIG SparkPoints: (23,679)
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8/30/12 2:15 P


8/30/12 2:12 P

It depends on what I'm doing. For cardio like running I like peppy music like Cascada, Black Eyed Peas, Avicii, Fat Boy Slim, etc. For hooping I like medium tempo music with a sensual or Bollywood bent (like Nelly Furtado's Promiscuous or Beyonce's Baby Boy). For weights I like rock or hard alternative music, like Aerosmith and Nine Inch Nails. For walking I like happy music of all genres and tempos (A little Jason Mraz, Elvis, Journey, Taylor Swift, Temptations, you name it). I have a REALLY HARD time working out without music, though.

LUCKY1964 Posts: 123
8/30/12 1:33 P

I love metal music anything that I can rock out and headbang too gets me going. My work out play list consists of two amazing bands

Five Finger Death Punch is the one that I play during my cardio and sauna time, I listen to Slayer for my weight training and cool down times

8/29/12 11:14 P

I just put together a playlist for my 5K on Saturday. I actually have 4 running playlists [by theme/genre] and this is the best of the songs that I enjoy running to.

Scarlet Division - Sundial
Frank Turner - Try This at Home
Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine
Dropkick Murphys - The Warrior's Code
I Fight Dragons - The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth
Diagon Alley - Leaky Cauldron
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
Frank Turner - If Ever I Stray
Rise Against - Ready to Fall
Nerf Herder - Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme
The Mudbloods - Happy Ending

I know, a lot of it's obscure music but I swear it's really great for running!

SHARBEAR2012 Posts: 125
8/29/12 8:43 P

Thanks for all these great music ideas! I'm constantly looking for music with 145-165 bpm and it's been hard to find new music with that tempo. Currently I'm listening to:

Help Me Somebody by Brian Eno and David Byrne
Till the World Ends by Britney Spears
Beautiful Day by U2
Perfect Day by Hoku
Kernkraft 400 by Zombie Nation
Dynamite by Taio Cruz
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO
Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5

8/29/12 1:13 P

Great Topic!

I MUST have good music when I sweat.
I typically make a new playlist every three months that I can both lift and run to.

My current Playlist

One Day - Matisyahu (warm up/cool down)
The fighter - Gym Class Heros
Some Nights - Fun
Chasing the Sun - The Wanted
Back in Time - Pitbull
Blow me one last kiss - Pink
Titanium - David Guetta and Sia
Where Have you been - Rihanna
Starships - Nicki Minaj
Midnight City - M83
Too Close - Alex Clare
Feel So Close - Calvin Harris
Get out of my head - Redlight
Youth without Youth - Metric
Comeback Kid - Sleigh Bells
Greyhound - Swedish House Mafia
BoomBox - Kairo Kingdom
Burn it down - Linkin Park
Ghosts - Ladytron
Stare into the Sun - Graffiti 6
Warrior - Kimbra with Mark Foster and Atrack

RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
8/29/12 1:03 P

Van Halen "A Different Kind Of Truth"
Dave Matthews Band "Big Whiskey And The Gru Grux King"
No Doubt "Tragic Kingdom"
The Police - box set - plus live in Buenos Aeries
Hollerado - "Message In A Box"
Journey - "Eclipse"
Kiss - MTV Unplugged
Wide Mouth Mason - The Essentials
Robert Cray - "Strong Persuader"

Edited by: RIVETPA at: 8/31/2012 (09:45)
8/29/12 12:34 P

Mindless Self Indulgence
Jeffree Star
Blood on the Dance Floor
Dubstep, Techno, Electronica, ect


8/29/12 9:10 A

White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Ke$ha - Blow
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Kevin Rudolf - Let it Rock
The Black Keys - Howlin for You
Rammstein - Rammstein
Rammstein - Du Hast
Katy Perry - E.T.
Lady Gaga - Judas
Skillet - Monster
Smashing Pumpkins - G.L.O.W.
Metric - Gold Guns Girls
Rihanna - Where Have You Been
Skinny Puppy - Pro-test

HAWAII5YEARS SparkPoints: (61,471)
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8/29/12 9:09 A

Alternative and Rock.
Nine Inch Nails always has a great beat to keep me moving. Closer and Capital G are perfect examples.

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8/29/12 8:07 A

I love Stronger by Kanye West and currently Till I Collapse by Eminem can always get me going. I listen to a lot of hip hop and rap artists when I am working out, but only when I am working out. There is something about the music that puts me in the mood to get stronger and kick butt.

NEWNISHA Posts: 72
8/29/12 2:41 A

What's funny is Jack Johnson is my goto music artist, but his music doesn't quite get me in the GET UP and go mood.. it puts me in the relax and do nothing mood lol..

SO I kind of step outside my zone and listen to things like

Stacy's Mom Has Got it Goin On...
Avril Lavigne has a ton of hyper music(My Happy Ending/Girlfriend)
I like to listen to LOUD HAPPY music..
I really like when a song starts slow then gets really loud bc I'll start walking on the slower parts the RUN as fast as I can on the loud parts.

Ok, I'm a little weird. emoticon

AMM0512 Posts: 4
8/29/12 1:30 A

Get Me Bodied by Beyonce. Good thing there are handles on the elliptical, because when that song comes on, I can't help but dance!

ALINA101Z SparkPoints: (0)
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8/28/12 9:20 P

i like dupstep so yeah skrilex

METSFAN81 SparkPoints: (64,660)
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8/28/12 8:23 P

I love music with strong beats! Great topic to get some new songs!

Kayne West - Stronger
Kayne West - Good Life
Foster the People - Life on the Nickel
Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind
Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
Taio Cruz - Dynamite
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Outkast - Bombs over Bahgdad
LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem
Girl Talk - Triple Double
Girl Talk - Don't Stop

YVETTE59 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/28/12 7:16 P

"What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger"- Kelly Clarkson

8/28/12 5:35 P

I listen to a lot of mashups and remixes, mostly.

DJ Tuto - Let It Go
Chester French - Drop
5 & A Dime - #BASSMOB
DJ Bahler - Let Go
3LAU - Action
Penguin Prison ft. RAC - Hollywood
Maroon 5 - Payphone (Sex Ray Vision remix)
Dev ft. Fabulous - Kiss My Lips (DJ Kue remix)
DJ Trademark - Drift Out

Edited by: OFFWITHHERBREAD at: 8/28/2012 (17:39)
HHOLT6 SparkPoints: (13,814)
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8/28/12 4:52 P

Gwen Stefani - the Hollaback Girl album
I have some biggest Loser Soundtracks that are fun
Of course Usher- Yeah

SILLYANN Posts: 28
8/28/12 4:27 P

For classical music enthusiasts I like:
Pictures at an Exposition- Mussorsky
Pines of Rome Respighi (Remember Fantasia 2000 with the whales)
Fanfare for the Common Man- Copeland
Tocatta and Fugue in D minor- Bach
Symphony No. 5- Shostakovich

I also like the Putamayo albums "French Cafe" and "Latino Beat"

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8/28/12 4:06 P


MJH1999 SparkPoints: (0)
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8/28/12 3:49 P

Great topic!

I like anything by the cast of Glee, Lady Gaga and Beyonce to walk to.

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8/28/12 3:02 P

Awesome suggestions! I currently have:
Aerosmith – Rag Doll
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
Metallica – Enter Sandman (have it)
Saliva – Ladies & Gentlemen (have it)
Nickelback – Hell Yeah
Nickelback – Something in your Mouth (have it)
Rev Theory – Hell Yeah (have it)
Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type thing (have it)
White Zombie – More Human than Human (used to have it….)
Buckcherry – Crazy Bitch
Colin James – Keep on Loving Me
Green Day – American Idiot
Animal I have Become – Three Days Grace
Kanye West – Stronger
Eminem – Lose Yourself
Montell Williams – This is how we Do It
Britney Spears – Stronger
Sexy Bitch
Pit Bull – Toma
Pit Bull – International Love
LFMAO – I’m Sexy and I know It
Lil’ Jon – Get Outta your mind
Lil’ Jon – Yeah
Will Smith – Switch
Britney Spears – Gimme More
Taio Cruz – Dynamite

8/28/12 2:50 P

GANGNAM STYLE! If only that was on Spotify :)

LADYMISSD SparkPoints: (7,088)
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8/28/12 2:49 P

These tunes are all perfect for my treadmill walking pace (3.5 - 3.8 mph)
Canned Heat and Runaway - Jamiroquai
Bulletproof - La Roux
Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
Here It Goes Again - OK Go (of course!)
Rumour Has It - Adele
Sun Is Shining - Deekline & Wizard
Gangnam Style - PSY
Lights - Ellie Goulding
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
Banana Man - Tally Hall
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
So This Is The Night - The Slackers
I Want You Back and Miss Freelove '69 - Hoodoo Gurus
Suffragette City - David Bowie
I'm always listening out for more to change it up and keep it fresh!

8/28/12 2:38 P

ELECTRONIC. Only thing that gets me going. My running playlist right now has artists like Afrojack, Above & Beyond, Skrillex, deadmau5, Dillon Francis, Zedd, Bingo Players, Benny Benassi, Robyn, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Nero, Kaskade, etc.

Edited by: SATELLITEMIND at: 8/28/2012 (14:39)
BIGJIM5 Posts: 465
8/28/12 1:35 P

whistle- Flo Rida
Lots of hip hop very upbeat

ANDREAG89 SparkPoints: (27,515)
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8/28/12 12:06 P

My exercise is walking, so I try to walk to the beat of music. Some upbeat tunes that get me to a 15-min mile...

"My Body" - Young the Giant
"Shake It" - Anane (great Zumba or dancing around the house song!)
"Runaway Baby" - Bruno Mars
"Shakin' That [Thing]" - Groove Armada
"Baby" - Justin Bieber (Seriously! It's a great beat!) {:-D

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (199,577)
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8/28/12 11:42 A

Drew Carey!

I watch The Price Is Right while on my treadmill every morning...and I read while I pedal on my exercise bike. :)

CATMAGNET SparkPoints: (40,431)
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8/28/12 9:49 A

I have a lot of R&B and hip hop on my playlist: Jamiroquai, LL Cool J, Fort Minor, Jill Scott, EWF, The Temptations, Parliament, etc.

However, my current workout program doesn't really have me listening to a lot of music, since I prefer to listen to the sounds of my neighborhood when I run (I live near a nature preserve, so there's a TON of birds who like to sing in the early morning!), and my other main cardio activity is swimming.

08ESCAPE SparkPoints: (129,784)
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8/28/12 8:26 A

I love FITRADIO!! It's an app on my iphone. They play the best workout music. They have different stations to pick from,,,Top 40, Hip Hop, Party, Classic Rock. My favorite is the Top 40 station, the music is an average of 128 BPM.... very motivating when running on the treadmill!!


KRMFREEONE Posts: 1,005
8/28/12 7:40 A

Gnarles Barkley
Three Days Grace
Christina Agulera

I gotta a little of everything!

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8/28/12 7:07 A

Shake That - Eminem
Crazy Bitch - Buck Cherry
Burn it to the Ground - Nickelback
Rockstar (Remix)- N.E.R.D
Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down
Bad Case of Lovin' You - Robert Palmer
Why Don't You Get a Job - Offspring
Settle Down - No Doubt
Everybody Talks - Neon Trees
Midnight Queen - Nickelback

LILAC_LANE Posts: 1,209
8/28/12 6:31 A

Mary Mary-Shackles
Katy Perry-Fireworks
Lincoln Brewster-Everyday
Sister Sledge-We are family
Matt Redman-Undignified


MINILOVER1 Posts: 3,396
8/28/12 6:24 A

1. I Like Big Butts
2. Whip It
3. Western Town
4. Rollin In The Deep - Adele
5. Sugar Shack

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,981
8/28/12 3:32 A

The Macarena. Seriously. Just don't break into the dance in the middle of the gym. AND you can not Macarena and run. I've tried it.

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8/28/12 1:42 A

* "Alors On Danse" - Stromae
* "Body work" - Morgan Page
* "Fire In Your New Shoes" (Sultan & Ned Shepard remix) - Kaskade
* "Keep Up" - Hyper Crush
* "I'm Shakin'" - Jack White
* "Indestructable" (Laidback Luke remix) - Robyn
* "Made Of" - Nause
* "More" - Usher ft. David Guetta
* "Moves like Jagger" - Maroon 5
* "Non Stop" - Andy Bell
* "Timebomb" (Paul Johns remix) - Laidback Luke
* "Titanium" (Nicky Romero remix) - David Guetta ft. Sia

KJBURDEN Posts: 29
8/28/12 12:48 A

Don't Cha-Pussy Cat Dolls
Whistle-Flo Rida
I Like It-Enrique Iglesias
Low-Flo Rida (how can you not give it your all while listening to this?)
Party Rock Anthem-LMFAO
Shut Up and Drive-Rihanna
SexyBack-Justin Timberlake
Moves Like Jagger-Maroon 5

LEBEDMOY SparkPoints: (0)
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8/27/12 11:18 P

Russian pop music usually does the trick :) This song in particular!

SIM1SAYS Posts: 223
8/27/12 10:25 P

Lately, "More" by Usher is just fantastic.

"Come on push it to the limit give me more!"

It's perfect for me right now.

8/27/12 10:19 P

A House Music mix (a Chi-town special) emoticon

YOGAANDBIKE SparkPoints: (37,529)
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8/27/12 9:36 P

"Nobody's Fat in Aspen"

GEOGGEEK Posts: 25
8/27/12 8:18 P

It definitely depends on my mood, but some '70s disco or funk always keeps me going. I especially love Car Wash (Rose Royce), Upside Down (Diana Ross), Shake Your Booty (KC & and the Sunshine Band), Love Rollercoaster (The Ohio Players), and Jungle Boogie (Kool & the Gang).

DR8561 Posts: 90
8/27/12 5:18 P

Rollin in the Deep - Adele
Call Me - Blondie
Eye of the Tiger
Kyrie Eleison
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

8/27/12 3:53 P

I have a bunch of songs, but I have a particular set that is my dig down deep list.

Rollin in the Deep - Adele
Amazing- Kayne West
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas (the radio version)
Citizen/Soldier - Three Doors Down
March of Cambreath - Heather Alexander
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Wavin' Flag - K'naan
Wavin' Flag - Champs United (The Coca-Cola theme for the 2010 World Cup)
Drummer Boy - Debi Nova
We Live - Superchick
Gravity Hurts - Cryoshell (this was music from a Bionicle movie of all things)

Most of these have some kind of a get it done emotional jolt for me.

I've been known to do an entire round of a half dozen sets just restarting Rolling in the Deep over and over.

TIFFANYACHING SparkPoints: (10,502)
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8/27/12 3:52 P

HI everyone, I'm a newbie, I've been working out to the Workout Mix (Our Greatest Team) album, my favourite track is Snoop Dogg vs. David Guetta - Sweat (David Guetta Remix) it really keeps me going!

8/27/12 3:11 P

Eye of the Tiger
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
SexyBack by Justin Timberlake
Cupid Shuffle by Cupid
A host of Katy Perry music
Kerri Hilson

RACHBERTVT SparkPoints: (0)
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8/27/12 2:44 P

Don't judge, but I'll admit to running this morning while listening to Call Me Maybe. A few of my work out songs (and guilty pleasures) are Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas. My husband tease me unmercifully, but whatever keeps you moving.

BHARRIS227 SparkPoints: (1,487)
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8/27/12 1:26 P

As the title implies, what does everyone listen to while they work out? Or do you workout to music at all?

Currently I listen to Tool, during workouts, a total throwback to my "teenage angst" days, but something about the lead singer's voice and the heavy music makes me feel compelled to hurt myself, and push through my workouts.

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