(Closed) Favorite workout playlists?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ooh, this sounds like a fun one. I hope more people respond. When I am just doing muscle work, I can listen to pretty much anything, providing it isn’t something I’ve heard a billion times (which unfortunately, is about 75% of my ipod). However, for cardio, particularly running on the treadmill since I hate it SO much, I need something loud and hard. So, here are my (perhaps slightly dated) top get-my-butt-moving songs:

1. Metallica- Until it Sleeps (this is by far the most badass song ever. I challenge anyone to listen to this song while driving or working out and not feel pretty feisty)

2. The Scorpions- Rock You Like a Hurricane

3. Guns and Roses- Mr. Brownstone (prob any GNR song will do)

4. Bush- Machinehead (believe me when that intro starts you’re going to kick up the speed of your cardio)

5. Drowning Pool- Let the Bodies Hit the Floor

6. Blondie- Call Me

And, honorable mention goes to Nine Inch Nails- Closer, and Adele- Rolling in the Deep- because neither were songs I really thought much of but they were both played in particularly badass scenes in two different movies and now I can’t hear either song without wanting to don a rubber suit, pick up a machine gun, and go hunt some bad guys like something out of a Tarantino movie.

Post # 5
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

Check out http://www.rockmyrun.com. They have free playlists that are anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour. It’s all great music and already edited to go with the tempo of your workout. I love the site!

Post # 7
64 posts
Worker bee

I know it sounds strange, but my favorite running playlist (the same one I’ve used on every run for the past 2 years)… is from a DJ! He’s a Los Angeles based DJ that calls himself DJ Mister E http://djmistere.com/ You can download his CDs free from his website, my absolute favorite is “A Little of This… ” I only listen for running, but it’s perfect. The tempo is just right, each song blends into the next so there’s no awkward slow starts, and it’s always the catchiest part of each song. It’s my secret weapon 🙂 And it’s ideal for longer runs, when I used to struggle to find enough motivating music without repeating songs. I definitely recommend checking out his stuff- he’s the only DJ I’ve ever enjoyed

Post # 8
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Katy Perry ft Kanye- ET is a super song to run to, I was listening to it once with my boyfriend while we were running and he told me afterwards that while it was playing I started running considerably faster..


I usually listen to badass chick songs, haha like Rhianna-S&M, etc. 


Good luck finding some good songs!

Post # 9
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@hnd6146:  Rockmyrun.com looks awesome! Totally using this from now on. Thanks!

Post # 10
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Please note that I don’t judge these artists outside of their music… music is music to me.

1.  Dreamer – Chris Brown (it helps to watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XX5vnm60os.  I run a lot, and the montage always replays in my head when this song comes on… corny, i know, but totally keeps me going) 

2.  I’m Not Afraid – Eminem

3.  Rock That Body – Black Eyed Peas

4.  Stronger – Kanye West

5.  Won’t Back Down – Eminem

6.  Lose Yourself – Eminem

7.  My Body – Young the Giant

8.  Queen of the Night – Whitney Houston (lol when this song comes, I go extra hard and say to myself “this is for you, Whitney!”)

9.  Girls on the Dance Floor – Far East Movement

10.  Run This Town – Jay-Z

Post # 11
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You guys have some really great song ideas.  I never thought I would like anything but Rock to workout to, but I like the All I do is Win by DJ Khaled and I like how it feels with Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias. Push it by Static-X is a good one, Awake by Skillet and most Korn songs!

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