Thursday, July 16, 2009

Favorite Workout Music

Do you find that music can add a positive or negative effect to your workouts? It makes a tremendous difference for me. I like all kinds of music! My selection is a hodge-podge of pop, alternative, rock, dance and disco. In fact, a half-way intelligent introduction for this bizarre list totally eludes me! I just put it all on my iPod shuffle and let it do its thing. I do find that I like fast, upbeat music for circuits, timed sets, intervals, etc. and lean toward rock for heavy lifting. Some of these songs just make me laugh (you'll know which ones), sometimes I just want to stop lifting and start dancing, and others are so classic. Who could hear the theme from Rocky and not want to bust it? Here's some of what you might find on my iPod in no particular order:

I Know You Want Me(Calle Ocho) - Pitbull

Boom Boom Pow - Black-eyed Peas

If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback

That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings

Pon de Replay - Rhianna

Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

Give It To Me - Timbaland (Timberlake/Furtado)

What is Love - Haddaway

Hips Don't Lie - Shakira

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Burn Rubber - The Gap Band

Call Me When You're Sober - Evanescence

Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) - Bill Conti

Check on It - Beyonce & Slim Thug

Feedback - Janet Jackson

Legs - ZZ Top

Pump It - Black-eyed Peas

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

Free Your Mind - En Vogue

Enter Sandman - Metallica

When I Grow Up - The Pussycat Dolls

Poker Face - Lady GaGa

Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys

You Dropped a Bomb on Me - The Gap Band

I Feel Love - Blue Man Group

Love in an Elevator - Aerosmith

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory

SexyBack - Justin Timberlake

In the Ayer - Flo Rida

I'm Your Boogie Man - K.C. & The Sunshine Band

I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred

Know Your Enemy - Green Day

Livin' on the Edge - Aerosmith

The Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

Whip It - Devo

Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child

Mony, Mony - Billy Idol

Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) - The Offspring

Love Shack - The B-52's

Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet

Shake It - Metro Station

Boogie Shoes - K.C. & The Sunshine Band

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Authority Song - John Mellencamp

U Got the Look - Prince

Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen

Bad Case of Lovin' You - Robert Palmer

Train, Train - Blackfoot

Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

Put Your Hands Up in the Air! (Radio Edit) - Danzel

Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic

Mr. Bartender (It's So Easy) - Sugar Ray

Slow Ride - Foghat

Right Round - Flo Rida

Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

So What - Pink

Groove is in the Heart - Deee-Lite

American Woman - The Guess Who

What I Like About You - The Romantics

Give it to Me Baby - Rick James

What are some of the songs you listen to while you're working out, and what am I missing that is good? Would love to hear about your favorites.


Smoketheblowfish said...

As much as I love Led Zep, I'd have to drop them. Great group, great songs, but they just don't fill my workout the blue aura I so desire.

Shakin' - Eddie Money

We are the Body - Casting Crowns (?...yeah, a religious-type tune)

Back in Black, Shook Me (all night long), Shoot to Thrill, TNT - AC/DC

Panama, Good Enough - Van Halen/Van Hagar

Shakin Hands, Something in your mouth - Nickelback (actually I listen to 90% the Darkhorse CD during some sessions)

That's just some of what I listen to...but never KC and the Sunshine Band...EVER. Lady Caca is also banned from within 100m of my ears. Poker Face? how 'bout Huge Shnozzola

My big nose, my my my big nose

I wanna small nose just like on Michael Jackson
It's too big, gets in the way and like the Stones I want some Satifaction
I get down and low every time I catch the flu
This thing's so huge that when I'm sick I need a bucket for all the goo

Muh muh muh my big nose, muh muh muh my big nose

Sorry...digressed into impromptu parody again

later, MikeZ

Anonymous said...

Great list, Kelley!!! Saw a few on your list I need to add to mine...

Groups on my ipod at the moment that I like to sweat to:
3 Doors Down, Third Eye Blind, Disturbed, Paramore, Metallica, Nickelback, Jimmy Eat World, Green Day, Eve 6, Fuel, Dirty Vegas, Blink-182, Benassi Bros, AFI, Breaking Benjamin, Sugarcult, Seether, Metro Station, Live, Creed, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters to name a few...

(I think MikeZ also has a few cuts of Mike Ditka's tribute to AC/DC)

Thanks for the post, Kelley!!!


Greenteagirl said...

Great list Kelley! I like that Pitbull song too! :) I have it on my run and lifting playlists right now. Thanks for sharing.

Kelley Moore said...

MikeZ, as always you crack me up! Thanks for sharing what you like too. C'mon though, NEVER K.C. & The Sunshine Band?

Fred, what a great list of groups. Some of these I don't know and will have to check out. But, I'm also really bad about liking songs but not knowing the artist!

GreenTeaGirl, when I hear that PitBull song I can't get it out of my head for quite a while. Be sure to let me know if I'm missing a good one that you like and think I should add!