When I go running I NEED good music to help me stay motivated. It helps me keep the beat and pushes me farther. So, I thought I would share some of my current playlist of songs that motivate me to exercise more…
Punk by General Public This is my all-time favorite song to run to; it comes from the album “Rub it Better”! An album that is, apparently, not available on iTunes.
Siobhan by The Tossers Recently added to my running playlist, this song motivates me. The Tossers are comparable to the Pogues or Flogging Molly.
- These songs are great for spinning, cycling, running, treadmill walking, elliptical, or just getting out there to move …
Imma Be by The Black Eyed Peas There are so many songs from the Black Eyed Peas that motivate, but I’m currently loving this song.
Let Me Think About It (Radio Edit) Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand A super fun super motivational song.
If You’re Gonna Jump (Paul Oakenfold Remix) by Natasha Bedingfield
When I Grow Up by The Pussycat Dolls Ok, yes, this song is a little overplayed, but still quite fun.
Starstruck by Lady GaGa, Space Cowboy & Flo Rida I love Lady Gaga, the beat is right for moving.
Poker Face by Lady GaGa Yes, this is the second song by Lady Gaga. Yes, I like her.
Boots of Chinese Plastic by The Pretenders The Pretenders rock!
Womanizer by Britney Spears There isn’t much to say about Britney, you either like her or you don’t, and that’s ok.
The Right Life (Tiesto Remix) by Seal This song has a great balance of voice and music.
Radio Radio by Elvis Costello It’s a toss-up between Radio Radio and Pump it up by Elvis. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Canary in a Coalmine by The Police A friend of mine once said that every time he comes over to my house he hears this song. Um, I’m ok with that.
Burning Up by Madonna Makes me know that someone else is sweating, because she’s burning up!
Beat It by Michael Jackson
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes A great rock beat by Jack and Meg that works perfectly for a strong workout.
- Great songs for weights and push-ups…
‘Till I Collapse by Eminem & Nate Dogg I apologize, this song has some foul language, but it is Eminem, so I guess that shouldn’t surprise you. But, with lyrics like this, you can see how motivational it is… “‘Cause sometimes you feel tired, feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength and just pull that **** out of you and get that motivation to not give up
and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.
I Rep That West (Instrumental) Ice Cube This comes with special thanks to Jerald for the heads-up on this song.
Believe by Franka Potente A great song from the movie soundtrack for Run Lola Run. A good movie and a great soundtrack. Also, however, not available on iTunes.
- Cool down and stretching songs…
What Else Is There? by Royksopp I really love this song; sad and sweet. The beat is nice for cool down moves.
Chasing Pirates by Norah Jones Another great song that I like for cool down and stretching.
- So, there’s some of my current favorite music for exercising. And, I’m always looking for songs to add to my playlist if you have any others that you like, please let me know.