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mabd's avatar

What is some good workout music?

Asked by mabd (149points) August 4th, 2008

Please break it down by running/aerobic and weight training.

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marinelife's avatar

Whatever you like. I like upbeat stuff for exercising. I often clean house to oldies pop music.

There used to use ghastly stuff at gyms in the 80s. (I was never big on disco.) I still hate “Let’s Get Physical” and “Magic,” because the trainer played them all the time in my aerobics class.

loki's avatar

techo for running
Metal for weight training

mabd's avatar

Thanks for the responses.

But if I can clarify, can responders please recommend particular bands/albums that work for them?

paulc's avatar

I like Daft Punk for workouts – they’ve got very steady beats and usually longer than average songs. Any album will do (Homework, Discovery, Human After All).

MacBean's avatar

I second the vote for Daft Punk.

anthony81212's avatar

Daft Punk’s Alive 2007 album is also very good. It’s a live performance of Daft Punk remixing almost all their songs. I find that it’s good for running because the music/flow never stops during the performance.

Indy318's avatar

Bands like P.O.D (albums: Satelite and the Pick of Destiny), and Linkin Park (Minutes to Midnight and Hybrid Theory) uplifting and motivating bands to listen to when performing rigorous workouts, esp. weight training.

blakemasnor's avatar

I dig taking back sunday and say anything for working out

baseballnut's avatar

I download playlists from I guess I could also make my own but these seem to do the job really well

crisedwards's avatar

The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ is good.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

This is what I listen to:
Work Out 1
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Single Version) Michael Jackson
Touch the Sky Kanye West & Lupe Fiasco
Work It Missy Elliott Under Construction
Gunpowder & Lead Miranda Lambert
Disturbia Rihanna
Push Up On Me Rihanna
I Kissed a Girl Katy Perry
Love You Madly Cake
Satan Is My Motor Cake
Little Bit of Life Craig Morgan
Machucando Daddy Yankee
Show Stopper Danity Kane
Smooth Rider Dave Matthews Band
Hello Again Dave Matthews Band
El Titerito David Diambulante & Indio “Pancho” Crew
El Reggaeton Latino Don Omar
Una Flor En El Desierto Ekhymosis
Beware Of The Boys (ft. Punjabi MC) Jay-Z
Eres para Mí Julieta Venegas
Sexy Back Justin Timberlake
Taper Jean Girl Kings of Leon
All I Need Matchbox Twenty
Oye Mi Canto NORE Ft Tego Calderon & Nina Sky Other
Feels Just Like It Should Pat Green
Life Is a Highway Rascal Flatts
I’m a Fighter Supernatural & Choklate
Real Good Man Tim McGraw
High Maintenance Woman (Single Version) Toby Keith
Just What I Needed The Cars

Work Out 2
Fergalicious Fergie
La Chica Gomela (Niña Fresa) Los Tupamaros
Any Man of Mine Shania Twain
La Tortura (Shaketon Remix) Shakira Feat. Alejandro Sanz
Salud y Vida Daddy Yankee
Jump Van Halen
Ciega, Sordomuda Shakira
You Really Got Me Van Halen
Ridin’ Chamillionaire & Krayzie Bone
Too Much Fun Daryle Singletary
Do It To It Cherish
Hillbilly Deluxe Brooks & Dunn
Trashy Women Confederate Railroad
Lo Que Paso, Paso Daddy Yankee
Supersonic J.J. Fad
Nothin’ Better to Do LeAnn Rimes
How Bad Do You Want It Tim McGraw
The Way I Are (feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E.) Timbaland
Down In Mississippi Up To No Good Sugarland
It’s Goin’ Down (Featuring Nitti) Yung Joc featuring Nitti
I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor Arctic Monkeys
Vertigo U2
This Is Why I’m Hot Mims
Paradise City Guns N’ Roses
Let Me Blow Ya Mind Eve
That’s How They Do It In Dixie Hank Williams, Jr.
Indian Style Sona Family
Honky Tonk Badonkadonk Trace Adkins
You Never Take Me Dancing Travis Tritt
I Like It, I Love It Tim McGraw
The Distance Cake
Me and My Gang Rascal Flatts

(best playlist ever! i listen to them interchangably when i’m doing cardio and weights)

peedub's avatar

Disco, LCD Soundsystem’s ‘45:33’...

shrubbery's avatar

The Presets (listen to “My People” first) and Dukes of Windsor (listen to “The Others TV Rock Remix first) are a couple of goodens both for running and gym.
I might be back with more later…

mabd's avatar

This is great, thanks for all the answers!

Summer's avatar

My Top 20…
1. Crazy In Love (Beyonce)
2. Pour Some Sugar On Me (Def Leppard)
3. 4 Minutes (Madonna and Justin)
4. Sexy Back (Justin Timberlake)
5. Since You’ve Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)
6. Push It (Salt-N-Peppa)
7. Pump It (Black Eyed Peas)
8. What You Waiting For (Gwen Stefani)
9. Merci (Duffy)
10. Don’t Cha (PussyCat Dolls)
11. All Night Long (ACDC)
12. Shake It (Metro Station)
13. Candyman (Christina Aguilera)
14. I Kissed a Girl (Katy Perry)
15. Welcome to the Jungle (Guns n Roses)
16. Pocketful of Sunshine (Natasha Bedingfield)
17. Move Shake Drop (Remix DJ Laz)
18. Enter Sandman (Metalica)
19. Bring Me to Life (Evenesense)
20. Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones)

MacBean's avatar

This just popped up on my Google Reader and I thought I should pass it along:

52 Workout Songs to Help You Get Bigger, Stronger, and Faster

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