Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gettin' Your workout Music on

I know how important it is for me to having great background music while I'm working out! If I get a great song on my ipod, it can change my attitude and really motivate & pump me up! So let's fight the workout boredom together - can you tell me what some of your favorite workout songs are? I've notice that I personally listen to A LOT of rock music when I'm working out - maybe it's the screaming in my ear that really get's my mind focused!

So if you are looking for some new workout music:
Check out these lists!
 (Copied from Fitness Magazine)

The Best Songs for Running
These upbeat songs are perfect for your run.

"The Shock of the Lightning" - Oasis
"My Apocalypse" - Metallica
"Damaged" - Danity Kane
"Womanizer" - Britney Spears
"Disturbia" - Rihanna
"I Don't Care" - Fall Out Boy
"The Right Life" (Tiesto Remix) - Seal
"Gettin' Up" - Q-Tip
"Shawty Get Loose" - Lil Mama
"Psychosocial" - Slipknot
"Going Wrong" - Armin van Buuren
"About a Girl" - The Academy Is...
"A Milli" - Lil Wayne
"Universal Mind Control" - Common
"Feedback" - Janet Jackson
"I Kissed a Girl" - Katy Perry
"Something Is Not Right with Me" - Cold War Kids

The Best Songs for Spinning
Great songs to make those miles fly by.

"Magic Touch" - Robin Thicke and Mary J. Blige
"Explode" - Uh Huh Her
"Closer" - Ne-Yo
"It's Not My Time" - 3 Doors Down
"See You Again" - Miley Cyrus
"Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon
"American Boy" (feat. Kanye West) - Estelle
"Green Light" (feat. Andre 3000) - John Legend
"In the Ayer" (feat. - Flo Rida
"Time to Pretend" - MGMT
"Spotlight" - Jennifer Hudson
"Put On" - Young Jeezy and Kanye West
"Dangerous" - Kardinal Offishall and Akon
"Addicted" - Saving Abel
"Baby" (Rock Remix) - LL Cool J
"Trainwreck" - Demi Lovato
"La Femme Parallel" (feat. LouLou) - Thievery Corporation

The Best Songs for Walking
Kick up your heels to these energizing songs.

"Dreamin' of You" - Bob Dylan
"Come On Over" - Jessica Simpson
"Not Now but Soon" - Imogen Heap
"Lights Out" - Santigold
"Ooh Yeah" - Moby
"It's Amazing" - Jem
"Mercy" - Duffy
"Burnin' Up" - Jonas Brothers
"100 Yard Dash" - Raphael Saadiq
"Pocketful of Sunshine" - Natasha Bedingfield
"Crush" - David Archuleta
"Shut Up and Let Me Go" - The Ting Tings
"Take You There" (feat. P. Diddy) - Donnie Klang
"We Break the Dawn" - Michelle Williams
"Keeps Gettin' Better" - Christina Aguilera
"Strange Overtones" - David Byrne and Brian Eno
"Love Is Noise" - The Verve

The Best Songs for Weight Training
Need an extra boost while you lift? Try out these songs during your next strength training session.

"Viva la Vida" - Coldplay
"Touch My Body" - Mariah Carey
"Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis
"Human" - The Killers
"U Want Me 2" - Sarah McLachlan
"Slipped Dissolved and Loosed" - Lambchop
"Chemtrails" - Beck
"Special Place" - Rootz Underground
"Girls Around the World" - Lloyd and Lil Wayne
"Let's Love" - Matthew Sweet
"Right Hand on My Heart" - The Whigs
"Not That Big" (feat. Imogen Heap) - Temposhark
"Without You" - Shawn Hlookoff
"One for the Cutters" - The Hold Steady
"Believe" - Staind
"Click Click Click" - New Kids on the Block
"Don't Think I Don't Think About It" - Darius Rucker
"Waterfall" - James
"Great Day" - Lindsey Buckingham

The Step-It-Up Cardio Playlist
Celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins provides upbeat songs designed to sync up to the perfect cardio workout.

"Don't Stop the Music" - Rihanna
"Get Up" - Chamillionaire and Ciara
"Break the Ice" - Britney Spears
"Rise Up" - Yves Larock
"Beautiful Liar" (Remix) - Beyonce
"Kiss Kiss" (feat. T-Pain) - Chris Brown
"Feedback" - Janet Jackson
"Stronger" - Kanye West
"Touch My Body" (Remix) - Mariah Carey

Marathon Playlist: 60 Minutes of Music to Keep You Pumped Up
Training for a marathon? This is the playlist for your long runs, and maybe even race day.

"U and Ur Hand" - Pink
"Stronger" (Remix) - Kanye West
"Big in Japan" (Remix) - Power Music Workout
"Oh Yeah" - Yello
"Without Me" - Eminem
"Badlands" - Bruce Springsteen
"Superstar" (feat. Matthew Santos) - Lupe Fiasco
"Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (feat. Jay-Z) - Kanye West
"This Is New York" - Sander Kleinenberg
"Get Ready for This" - Crazy Frog
"Lose Yourself" - Eminem
"No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - Beastie Boys

The Body Confidence Workout Playlist
Not loving your body? Jump-start your confidence -- add these feel-good grooves to your workout playlist.

"You Gotta Be" - Des'ree
"It's My Life" - Bon Jovi
"Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
"I Run for Life" - Melissa Etheridge
"You Are So Beautiful" - Joe Cocker
"Baby I'm a Star" - Prince and the Revolution

The Hot Body Workout Playlist
Not feeling so hot? Get pumped up and get your body moving to these workout songs chosen by DJ Angie Martinez.

"It's My Life" - No Doubt
"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - Michael Jackson
"Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes
"Say It Right" - Nelly Furtado
"We Fly High" - Jim Jones

The Ultimate Mood-Boosting Workout Playlist
Not motivated enough to move? Deekron, "The Fitness DJ," promises these workout songs will make you want to sweat.

"Good Girl Gone Bad" - Rihanna
"Everybody Got Their Something" - Nikka Costa
"Jump" - Madonna
"Hate on Me" - Jill Scott
"Call Me" - Blondie
"No One" - Alicia Keys

The Boot Camp Body Playlist
We polled 10 of the country's top boot camp trainers to see what music keeps them pumped up during a tough workout. Crank them up and get ready for some serious motivation -- no barking drill sergeant required!

"Kickstart My Heart" - Motley Crue
"Release" (feat. Justin Timberlake) - Timbaland
"Cuz I Can" - Pink
"4 in the Morning" - Gwen Stefani
"Baby Boy" - Beyonce
"Come to Me" (feat. Nicole Scherzinger) - Diddy
"No Easy Way Out" - Robert Tepper
"The Anthem" (feat. Lil Jon) - Pitbull
"I'll Fly with You" - Gigi d'Agostino
"Feedback" - Janet Jackson
"Time After Time" - Distant Soundz
"American Boy" (feat. Kanye West) - Estelle
"Over You" - Daughtry
"I Like It" - Narcotic Thrust
"Never Again" - Nickelback
"Hot Stuff vs. World Hold On" - Craig David vs. Bob Sinclair
"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" - Neil Diamond

The FITNESS Country Music Workout Playlist
A workout music playlist for country music lovers from the editors of FITNESS magazine.

"All My Friends Say" - Luke Bryan
"Here for the Party" - Gretchen Wilson
"Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind" - Kellie Pickler
"All I Want to Do" - Sugarland
"Love Story" - Taylor Swift
"She's So California" - Gary Allan
"Love You Out Loud" - Rascal Flatts
"Life Is a Highway" - Rascal Flatts
"Redneck Woman" - Gretchen Wilson
"Saturday Night" - Jo Dee Messina
"All I Want Is a Life" - Tim McGraw
"Ladies Love Country Boys" - Trace Adkins
"Somebody Like You" - Keith Urban
"Feel That Fire" - Dierks Bentley
"Before He Cheats" - Carrie Underwood
"Six-Pack Summer" - Phil Vassar

The Headphones-Only Guilty Pleasure Playlist
Workout music you hate to admit you really love.

"Miss Independent" - Kelly Clarkson
"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
"Here I Go Again" - Whitesnake
"Nothing in This World" - Paris Hilton
"Do It Well" - Jennifer Lopez
"Play" - Jennifer Lopez
"Girlfriend" - Avril Lavigne
"There's Your Trouble" - Dixie Chicks
"I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys
"Bye Bye Bye" - NSYNC

So there are no more excuses! You have plenty of work out music to get you your butt in gear and get motivated! Try out these lists - maybe compile them into your own mix - but music is definitly a great way to mix things up if you start to get bored!
What does your ipod consist of? What are your playlists? Let me know! I'm always open to new music!!
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