Workout Music

Jennifer Mcfly

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I'm trying to compile a list of great workout music. I generally listen to indie and progressive music, but when it comes to working out I love cheesy pop music, it's a guilty pleasure of mine

think Britney Spears Toxic, Justin Timerlake Rock Your Body...stuff like that. any hip hop (not ghetto/thug rap) would also work

So, if you guys have some great dance/pop songs that really get you going, I'd love to know what they are. Not entire albums, just songs. I want to make a mix for my mp3 player

Thanks girls!!! Help me off my tuckus!


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my bf listens to techno when he works out. It really gets him hyped up to work out. (i'll ask him for techno song titles if you want) I like to listen to this song by Outkast titled, "Bombs Over Baghdad" when I'm racing on the freeway hehe! Also check out "Pump It" by Black-eyed Peas.. great up beat happy music, it'll make you wana dance


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I find a lot of songs on Blur's 'Parklife' and 'The Great Escape' albums have heaps of good active tracks, I use them to motivate me to do major housecleaning!

Songs like 'Girls and Boys' or 'Stereotypes', 'Country House' etc...

Jennifer Mcfly

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I love Blur! and the black eyed peas!
hey Angela, I'd some some of those techo tracks! I like electro-pop type stuff if your boy is into that

Thanks girls for the recs!!!


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gwen stefani - crash
rihanna - SOS
third eye blind -semi-charmed life
panic! at the disco - camisado
panic! at the disco - i write sins not tragedies
rick springfield - jesse's girl
so they say - forever young
motion city soundtrack - everything is all right
the used - under pressure
matt nathanson - sad songs
kelly clarkson - gone
jimmy eat world - a praise chorus
jack's mannequin - i'm ready
free - all right now
ciara - 1, 2 step
head automatica - beating heart baby
fall out boy - the music or the misery
bon jovi - living on a prayer
coheed and cambria - the suffering, a favor house atlantic
the academy is - slow down

my taste is pretty random

Corvs Queen

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You should check out some Goldfrapp. They sound sort of 80ish. I really love it.
I like Ooh La La, Lovely 2 CU, and Slide In.

Plus, check out "We Used To Be Friends" by the Dandy Warhols. Oh and "Grunge Betty" by them too! I totally love me some Dandy's.


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christina aguilera - make over/dirrty/fighter make me wanna work out lately
ll cool j & jlo - control myself
pcd - wait a minute/beep/dont cha


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i agree with the BEP. i also rock out to hip hop music when working out too, e-40 has been on the dial a lot lately. do you like latin-influence music? i love pitbull, daddy yankee, and don omar when working out...some songs you can check out: gasolina, toma, shake, dile, lo que paso paso...sorry, i don't have my ipod w/ me otherwise i'd love to share more!
it's weird, i like to listen to r&b when i work out...confessions by usher is one of my fav. CDs (random, i know!)...hope this helps!


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i love hip hop for working out. i cant listen to cheesy stuff and feel motivated. i like busta rymes new song New York, but if your not from NY you probably won't care for it. Since your from FL try the Pitbull album. That is a tight CD and def. would be good for working out.

For me personally I would use a Biggie album. His voice amps me up everytime.


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i love a lot of the sean paul stuff, esp. get busy
and rihanna - pon de replay is fabulous.

if you're into japanese pop, amuro namie and ayumi hamasaki both have a lot of really great upbeat stuff.

anything with a good beat


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Originally Posted by Corv's Queen
Plus, check out "We Used To Be Friends" by the Dandy Warhols. Oh and "Grunge Betty" by them too! I totally love me some Dandy's.

Also Bohemian Like you rocks as well (Dandy Warhol love!) Some of my favs are:
Spiderbait - Black Betty
The Offspring - Staring at the Sun
Marilyn Manson - Fight Song
The Subways - Rock & Roll Queen
David Bowie - Suffrogate City
Morningwood - Nth Degree
Kaiser Chefs - I predict a riot
Franz Ferdinand - The Fallen
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Nazareth - Hair of the Dog
Orgy - Blue Monday
Vast - Here (but skip ahead to 1 minute, it gets fast there, the beinging is super long)
Metric - Monster Hospital
Steriogram - Walkie Talkie Man
The Caesars - Jerk it Out
Bloc Party - Helicopter
Rob Zombie - Dragula

yea those tend to pump me up


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This is a fab idea! I am always looking for new tunes to listen to at the gym!

Some of my faves (I pick mostly electronic & pop music):

Ready, Steady, Go - Paul Oakenfold
Sandstorm - Da Rude
SOS - Rihanna (don't laugh!! Haha, this is majorly pumping me up right now!)
Sorry - Madonna
Children - Paul Oakenfold Remix
The Bomb - Buckethead
Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
Mysterious Times - Sash!

Those are some pretty permanent ones on my player right now. Let me know if you guys want to keep an ongoing list of these and perhaps we can make a sticky!


Jennifer Mcfly

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Wow guys, those are some great recs!!! I can't wait to download them all to my ipod! I'm adding them to my spreadsheet right now!


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I listen to almost everything outside of the gym, but in the gym, definitely techno and pop. I get serious mileage out of the techno compilation CDs like all of the Ministry of Sounds or one of the many Ibizia compilation CDs. Because of the fast beats, you wind up going faster. I swear!


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every time i go to the gym i wish that i had an mp3 player because obviously a CD player is bulky and, for me, likely to skip when on the treadmill. here's what i can come up with for now. sorry if there's any repeats!

my humps - BEP
don't lie - BEP
boyfriend - ashlee simpson
temperature - sean paul
stupid girls - pink
milkshake - kelis
baby boy - beyonce (and pretty much everything else that was on that album)
my happy ending - avril lavigne
christina aguilera - infatuation
gwen stefani - rich girl
no doubt - hella good, in my head, detective, just a girl, spiderwebs, sunday morning
toby keith - as good as i once was
trace adkins - honky tonk badonkadonk (yes, i looked that up for the spelling!)
bon jovi w/ jennifer nettles - who says you can't go home
gretchen wilson - all jacked up
the offspring - she's got issues
eve 6 - sunset strip bitch, on the roof again, open road song
shakira - hips don't lie (i love this song)
smithmonger - nobody gonna stop us (original mix) this one always gets me going; i got it on a mix by DJ Baby Anne plus i owned the record at one point before my ex stole it