Thursday, November 20, 2008

Music Requests: Share Your Favorite Exercising Tune

I'm one of those people who likes to listen to music when I exercise. Sometimes I prefer that to a buddy (sorry, Hubby). It helps me set a pace, get to the place where I can see through my "third eye" to focus, improves my mood, and in ideal situations lets me bellow along or hum. I sometimes prefer different songs for walking outside versus on the treadmill, and different ones for elliptical vs bike.

I've put a few of my old standbys at the top of my playlist on here. I admit I heard the first 2 at the gym; I'm not very good at finding newer music. They are:
  • I kissed a girl.-Katy Perry (just like the beat!)
  • Clumsy Fergie (makes me want to move my shoulder)
  • Diamond Road--Sheryl Crow (I hum along with the chorus)
  • Bring It Down to Jelly Roll--John Fogerty (It makes me want to punch my arms in time)
Would you please share with me the names and artists of your favorite exercise tunes? Don't worry about whether or not they seem like the kind of thing I'd like. . . you never know!

Thanks in advance!


  1. Stupid Girl - Garbage
    Move your body- Nina Skye
    Car Wash - Rolls Royce
    I'm a slave for you - Britney Spears
    Toxic - Britney Spears
    Groove is in the heart - DeeeLite
    Can't get you outta my head - Kylie Minogue
    Show me love - Robin S.
    Nasty Girl - Vanity Sixx
    Who knew - Pink
    Ray of Light - Madonna
    Rock your body - Justin Timberlake
    Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
    American Boy - Estelle
    Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
    The Jam was moving - Debby Harry

    ...just to name a few. I'll check back because I'm always looking for more songs too.

  2. Oh gosh I love this kinda stuff, here's mine:

    It all over the place so pick and choose.

    Beyonce- Single Ladies

    Ginuwine - Pony

    Outkast - Hey Ya

    Chamillionaire - Ridin'

    Nelly - Country Grammar

    Kanye West - Gold Digger

    Des'ree- You gotta be

    Salt n Pepa - Shoop

    TLC - Creep

    Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
    Cry Me a River
    Sexy Back

    Kelly Clarkson - Walk Away
    Since U Been Gone

    Joe Cocker - Feelin' Alright

    Sting - We'll Be Together Tonight

    Coldplay - Yellow
    Viva La Vida
    Speed of Sound


    Peace - Rene

  3. Thanks for all the songs! I added all the ones I could find to my playlist so others can hear them too if they want to.

    I moved the playlist up from below--see it on the right. You can just scroll to the song you want to hear and click. (Uf you listed it and it's not on my list, it's because I couldn't find it--not an editorial comment!)

    Tisha--on first hearing them, I like Stupid Girl, Can't Get You Outta My Head, and Who Knew the best. I'll be giving the others a try.

    I think your Jersey Girl is showing! ;) Thank god for You Gotta Be because I didn't know I knew it, but I did. (I am so out of touch). At least I had heard of Kelly Clarkson so I must not be completely covered by dirt. And I like Coldplay introduced to me by Saving Grace, so I'll be interested in these songs.

    Thanks again, guys!

  4. I LOVE Fogarty! I've got him on my ipod, too :)

    The three songs I've kept on my ipod since I started exercising (well, almost that long) are:

    Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
    Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
    Pearl Necklace - ZZ Top

    Songs come and go, but those three are my favorites for getting me going.

  5. Thanks, Lynn! I think the 2 Pump songs will be keepers for sure! Have to give Pearl Necklace a try.

    This is fun! Now I'm thinking I should have asked for zippy exercise friendly Christmas songs! ;)

  6. The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson (pre-freak days)
    I'm Shipping Up to Boston - Dropkick Murphys
    Heartache Tonight - The Eagles
    My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
    New Sensation - INXS
    The Best of My Love - The Emotions

    Pretty old stuff but can still get a body moving.

  7. My workout music tastes reflect the fact that I'm BEYOND 45, but:
    Pink Cadillac - Bruce Springsteen
    Like a Virgin - Madonna
    Neutron Dance - Pointer Sisters
    Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
    Jeopardy - Greg Kihn
    Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
    Heart of Glass - Blondie
    I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
    Rock this Town - Stray Cats
    Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
    More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase

    I'm gonna have to look up some of these "new" songs for possible addition.

  8. Here's a few more for ya:
    Flathead - The Fratellis
    World shut your mouth - Death Cab for Cutie
    Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs
    Cheap and cheerful - The Kills
    Here it goes again - O.K. Go
    I don't feel like dancing - Scissor Sisters
    Shut up and let me go - The Ting Tings

  9. Teen Angst ~~ Cracker
    Connected ~~ Stereo MCs
    It takes Two ~~ Rob Base & DJ E-Z rock
    are my favourites right now for walking.

  10. Anything by Kylie Minogue or Mika!


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