Thursday, June 07, 2007

Workout Music

This is an interactive post, so everyone get ready to jump in with a comment here.

I want great workout music. Songs that get you moving, that raise your heartrate, that will move you to run or bike that extra mile. And not just for workouts, music that will motivate us to cut grass, clean the house, keep us awake at work, and so forth. I want a variety of music, across all genres.

So lay a few of your favorites on me. Let's put together a playlist of workout music we can all draw on.

Here's my current workout playlist, it leans heavily to Americana. I need more variety:

Shame, Shame, Shame Aerosmith
Stop Messin Around Aerosmith
Dollar In My Pocket Big House
Whatever Happened To My ... Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Green Onions Buchanan, Roy
Supernova Buchanan, Roy
100 Flower Power Maximum Cracker
Get Off This Cracker
I Ride My Bike Cracker
Let's Go For A Ride Cracker
Movie Star Cracker
Highway Star Deep Purple
LA Woman Doors
Killing Floor Electric Flag
Soul Searchin' Electric Flag
Castanets Escovedo, Alejandro
Would I Lie To You Eurythmics
Gangsta Trippin Fatboy Slim
The Rockafeller Skank Fatboy Slim
Weapon of Choice Fatboy Slim
Pay the Alligator Flatlanders
Track 8 Ford, Robben
East to the West Franti, Michael & Spearhead
Hello Bonjour Franti, Michael & Spearhead
Yell Fire Franti, Michael & Spearhead
Feel Good Inc. Gorillaz
Midnight Train Guy, Buddy
Please Don't Drive Me Away Guy, Buddy
Circle Back Hiatt, John
Everybody Went Low Hiatt, John
How Bad's The Coffee? Hiatt, John
Rock Back Billy Hiatt, John
Slow Turning Hiatt, John
Something Wild Hiatt, John
Tennessee Plates Hiatt, John
Uncommon Connection Hiatt, John
Mony Mony Idol, Billy
Rebel Yell Idol, Billy
Begin To Wonder Indigenous
Blues This Morning Indigenous
Movin' On Indigenous
Shame Shame Shame Indigenous
You Turn My World Around Indigenous
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Take It Or Leave It Jet
Bawitdaba Kid Rock
Devil Without A Cause Kid Rock
Forever (Album Version) Kid Rock
Fuck Off Kid Rock
I'm A Dog Kid Rock
Somebody's Gotta Feel This Kid Rock
Hell At Home Landreth, Sonny
The Road We're On Landreth, Sonny
Feel Like I Do Lindell, Eric
Lazy Days Lindell, Eric
Battle Flags Lo Fidelity All Stars
Don't Worry Baby Los Lobos
Senorita Los Lonely Boys
Too Much Stuff (With Delbert McClinton & John Prine) Lovett, Lyle
Get Your Business Straight Magic Slim & The Teardrops
I'm A Bluesman Magic Slim & The Teardrops
Safe From Harm Massive Attack
Choctaw Bingo McMurtry, James
God Is A Real Estate Developer Michelle Shocked
Bleeding Heart Show New Pornographers
Sing Me Spanish Techno New Pornographers
Star Bodies New Pornographers
Twin Cinemas New Pornographers
Shake 'Em on Down North Mississippi Allstars
Can't Stop Ozomatli
Saturday Night Ozomatli
Crackity Jones Pixies
Tame Pixies
Good Times (3 Stroke) Randolph, Robert & The Family Band
I Need More Love Randolph, Robert & The Family Band
Squeeze Randolph, Robert & The Family Band
I'll Fly Away Randolph, Robert, North Mississippi Allstars, John Medeski
Preacher's Daughter Refreshments
The Girl Can't Help It Refreshments
She'll Be So Fine Roomful Of Blues
Filthy/Gorgeous Scissor Sisters
Music Is The Victim Scissor Sisters
Get out of Denver Seger, Bob
Crosstown Traffic (Feat. Robert Randolph) Soulive
Liquored Up And Lacquered Southern Culture on the Skids
The Great Atomic Power Southern Culture on the Skids
All The Time In The World Subdudes
Late At Night Subdudes
My Kickass Life SuperSuckers
The Evil Powers of Rock & Roll Supersuckers
Gin in the Morning Thackery, Jimmy
Detroit Iron Thackery, Jimmy & The Drivers
I'll Believe In You (Or I'll Be Leaving You Tonight) Tragically Hip
The Wherewithal Tragically Hip
Look at Little Sister Vaughan, Stevie Ray
Pride And joy Vaughan, Stevie Ray
Scuttle Buttin' Vaughan, Stevie Ray
The House Is Rockin' Vaughan, Stevie Ray
Baby Please Don't Go Wilder, Webb
Tough It Out Wilder, Webb
Divin' Duck Blues Winter, Johnny
Hustled Down in Texas Winter, Johnny
Rock Me Baby Winter, Johnny
Rollin' and Tumblin' Winter, Johnny
See See Baby Winter, Johnny
The Crawl Winter, Johnny
I Wish Wonder, Stevie
Me And My Bass Guitar Wooten, Victor
Disorder in the House Zevon, Warren
Long Time Coming Zutons


Dream Writer said...

You have found the RIGHT Person for this post!

1. Simply The Best! - Tina Turner

2. Madonna's First Album - Holiday, Borderline, Physical Attraction, and so on. Actually her new CD "Hung Up" is awesome.

3. Any Donna Summer - Hot stuff, Bad girl, Last Dance, and so on..

4. Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson.

5. Anything from the 70's or 80's because these era's was the Disco Dancing era that really was the best Dance Music of all time.

6. Even some music from the music Grease (50's) because they are fast and upbeat.

7. Latin Music

I could go on and on and on...

Stacy said...

Mika-Love Today, Lollipop, and Grace Kelly

Brad Walsh-Available and Do It In The Streets

Lily Allen-LDN

I am sure I will think of more, but those are the songs that seem to get me going right now.

anonymous mom said...

Every time I need to clean up the house, I put Brad Walsh on. And I sing real loud with him at the top of my voice. And I tell anyone who will listen - yep, that's my son!

Jon said...

DW - Thanks for your input. I don't have any Tina Turner solo, that would be a good addition. I don't have much disco, but I do, of course, have some Michael Jackson. I'll have to rip some more of my old stuff. As far as latin, I do have quite a bit, especially as it crosses over into other genres such as Tex Mex.

Stacy - I'm not familiar with any you list - yet. I'm going to search them up though. The exception is as below...

AM - I dig it! Unfortunately he's not included in the music subscription service I use, eMusic, but I may have to grab some of his stuff anyway.

Thanks, all, keep them coming!

Stacy said...

I got Brad's stuff off of Napster:-)

BTW, missing all of my old blogging buddies....

ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

"To Be A Lover" by Billy Idol...good stuff!!!

ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

P.S. -- if you don't have it, tell me here and I will email you the file. ;-)

KansasSunflower said...

Ahhh...I've learned this through trial and error at the gym on my ipod. You know what works the best for me? Songs from "Jock Jams" CD's.
They're popular because they get crowds of sports fans - auditoriums - GOING!!! Their hearts pummping, screaming, yelling, dancing - see where I'm going with this?

My faves:

Pump Up the Volume (M/A/R/R/S)
Who Let the Dogs Out (Baha Men)
Get Ready for This! (2 Unlimited)
Whoomp! There It Is! (Tag Team)
Tootsee Roll (69 Boys)
YMCA (yes, seriously!)
I Like to Move It (Reel to Reel)
Come On and Ride It (the Train)
TubThumping (Chumbawamba)

That's just a couple....

Jock Jams ROCK - I work out so much harder and get my heart rate up a lot higher by listening to Jock Jams!

Just a thought...

Jon said...

KS - I hadn't thought about Jock Jams. I may have to pick up some of that. But the problem, so many of those songs I'd have to hide from my kids. If they were to find, for example, Whoomp! on my iPod, I'd never live it down!

Stacy - I wasn't sure this was my friend Stacy, I thought this might have been Anonymous Mom posting before she logged in. But how cool is that, you mention Brad Walsh, and his mom (Anonymous Mom) posts the next comment?

Ari - I do have some Billy Idol in my workout mix, Mony Mony (the live version), and Rebel Yell. But I don't have "To Be A Lover". I'd love it if you think you can email a file that large. I think Gmail will handle it - livingbipolar at gmail dot com. Thanks!

ariadneK, Ph.D. said...

Song has been sent, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. :-)

Take care,

Dream Writer said...

A lot of Rockish kinda songs...I don't know if that would work for me.

When working out, I need something up beat more positive...

Like...I Want Your Sex...By George Michael! LOL!!!!!

And Turn the Beat Around - Gloria Estefan.

Jon said...

Ari - great tune! It's now in the mix. Thanks!

DW - that's what I have, and why I'm wanting to expand. And for upbeat, it doesn't get much more upbeat than Paul Thorn's "Joanie The Jehovah's Witness Stripper" ;-)

Carol said...

Well, I like Shania Twain's Up.

Jon said...

Carol - I have very little mainstream country, but I may have to look that one up.

geosmythe said...

all of this music is great stuff- the place I go for my treadmill workout only plays the TV- I think it is because there is variety of age groups and there are simply too many diverse tastes. I know this, because one day, they were playing rap and the guy next to me, (our age) made some disparaging remarks. From that moment on, TV only. However, I do have a treadmill here, and bounce with the best.

Jon said...

Smythe - Our club also has banks of TVs mounted on the wall, and from your cardio machine you can plug your headphones into audio and select any of the stations playing. They have music stations, but the quality is terrible. So for me, it's my matchbook-sized iPod shuffle.

KansasSunflower said...

Isn't it interesting how you mention music and bipolars LOVE to talk about it? :-) It's like we have this special connection to it...I've always thought that...