Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What do you jam out to?

One of my small instant rewards in this journey is one itunes song for every pound I lose. Music is a huge part of my life, and I love jamming out to a good song. Working out to music really helps me to get the most out of my workout. I can ride the bike or elliptical while I watch t.v. but I will be slower than if I have music on with a good strong beat.

So, I am looking for some good, upbeat songs that I can workout to. I just put on Pink's "Please don't leave me" which is a little slow for the elliptical, but might be great for the bike, and "Firework" by Katy Perry. I love everything from country to pop, even musical theatre.

Let me know what your favorite song is. (so I can put it on my ipod) What works for you??


  1. I have to admit that I love Glee and all their songs - especially the new ones. I tend to listen to those. I also love pop and hip-hop. Fireworks is also one of my current favorites.

  2. I like old school heavy metal...the stuff I grew up with. I have Anthrax, Slayer, Metallica, Danzig, and Judas Priest on my iPod right now for workout music.

    I don't think my taste is for everyone :)

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  3. "Gives You Hell"--All American Rejects
    "Animal"--Neon Trees
    "So What"--Pink
    "Paralyzer"--Finger Eleven (clean version, lol)
    "Supermassive Black Hole"--Muse

  4. i so love Katy Perry "firework".. have you tried anything from Rihanna.. her new album has a couple of great upbeat songs that are perfect for working out.

  5. I'll go a lil 80's rock for ya...
    Pour some sugar on me
    You give love a bad name
    Old time rock and roll

    And all Lady Gaga songs are good- I like Poker Face, Telephone and Bad Romance

  6. ooh ohh oooh! Try this version of Katy Perry's firework:

    You should check out my "Music is Motivation" post!!

    I have 2 playlists that will cover your cardio! I used on for my 2010 5k's and the other is what I'm listening to at the gym on a regular basis.

    If you like Katy Perry's Firework you would probably like:
    Teenage Dream (Vandalism V8 Club mix) - by Katy Perry

    In For The Kill (DJ Mr. Matt White Remix) - La Roux

    I like to listen to lots of remixes of songs when I'm working out because theyre usually a little faster and they get me really pumped!

    feel free to follow my blog, I'm going to have lots more playlist posts in the future. :)

  7. I love the idea of buying a new song for each pound! Such a great reward.
    I usually like some classic rock n' roll, it gets me really pumped, here are a couple that I remember enjoying last time I worked out: It's My Life by Bon Jovi and Life is a Highway from Tom Cochrane!