Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Best Workout Songs

Exercise is my least favorite activity, and I struggle to stay motivated. Good music is key to a good workout, so I'm trying to come up with an awesome playlist to keep me pepped up and moving. Here's what I've come up with so far. Some have inspiring lyrics, some are just super peppy and high speed, some are from movies with great dance scenes. I need more ideas, so I'd love to know what your favorite workout songs are, too.

Good Vibrations – Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch (this is THE ultimate workout song. Can you feel it, baby?)
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
Push It – Salt N Pepa
Maniac – Michael Sembello (leg warmers and ripped sweatshirt not required)
Rock Your Body – Justin Timberlake
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Baby Got Back – Sir Mix A Lot
Click Click – English Beat (even includes lyrics that say: faster, Faster, FASTER!)
Anything Anything – Dramarama (good for getting out aggression)
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Freedom 90 – George Michael
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Boom! Shake the Room – DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
All Night Long - AC/DC


Kristina P. said...

I actually can't listen to music. I have to watch TV. Hence the new TV in the living room, moving the old TV in our bedroom, and a second DVR.

peewee said...

Those are good. r-r-r-real good!

I listen to show tunes when I workout. And hannah montana. And sometimes High School Musical (1,2 & 3) sooo, I won't be posting recommendations.

NIKOL said...

Remember when we took that swim class and the teacher would play Good Vibrations all the time? Awesome. Come on! Come on! Feel it! Feel it!

I also like Here it Goes Again by Ok Go. It even makes you think of treadmills! (Have you seen that video? It's my favorite of all time). I also like Move Your Feet by Junior Senior. And Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic. I probably could come up with more ideas if I had my iPod handy. I had a workout mix on there for a long time.

Kris said...

peewee, there's no judgement here. I own and listen to two Jonas Brothers albums. And I'm excited for their new single/album too.

Karen said...

Here are just a couple of my faves:

Feel Good Inc--Gorillaz
Girlfriend/Sk8r Boi--Avril Lavigne
Get the Party Started--P!nk
Somebody Told Me--The Killers
Since You Been Gone--Kelly Clarkson
All the Small Things--Blink 182
Livin' on a Prayer--Bon Jovi