Sunday, December 19, 2010

In need of some Jamz

I think I need to start working out (on a regular basis) again. I don’t particularly enjoy working out. When I’m in a gym, I feel like I’m going nowhere (literally) fast. But as I get older, I’m actually feeling my metabolism slow down to a being a little faster than a speeding slug. And my love of chocolate, baked goods and carbs in general seems to increase exponentially day by day. I’m also not ready to confront my family history of heart attacks and diabetes anytime in the next couple of decades because I know I’d be a terribly non-compliant patient. Since I REFUSE to deprive myself of delicious foods, I have realized that I must pay for this by working out. So dear fellow bloggers – I need your help. The only way I can keep up with high paced workouts is by music. So tell me your favourite songs to work out to or just madly dance around to! I’m open to pretty much all genres of music – 70s, 80s, 90s, top 40s, dance, pop, rock, hip hop – anything goes as long as it’s got a good beat and it’s fast! Looking forward to all your suggestions and not hating my work outs :)

19 comments:

Grumpy, M.D. said...

"This Corrosion" by The Sisters of Mercy.

SRR said...

"500 Miles" by The Proclaimers

Anonymous said...

"Sexy Back" - Justin Timberlake

Most music by British Pop artist, Mika.

"Blame it on the Girls"
"Good Gone Girl"
"Big Girl, You are Beautiful"
"Rain"
"Stuck In the Middle"
"Love Today"
"Lollipop"
"Grace Kelly"

Eminem's

"'Till I Collapse"
"Lose Yourself"

"Without Me"

K.D. Tunstall "Suddenly I See"

Queen
"Another One Bites The Dust"

Those are some of the tunes on my iPod that I work out to. Hopefully you will find something in there that you like.

MsLaurie said...

"Single Ladies" and "Crazy in Love" by Beyonce.

Also "Walking on Sunshine" - never fails to get me bopping!

Zazzy Episodes said...

Black Eyed Peas
-Boom Boom Pow
-I Gotta Feeling
-Imma be

Lady Gaga
-Love Game
-Just Dance
-Poker Face

Skillet
-Monster
-Hero

RehabNurse said...

Technotronic, "Pump up the Jam"

Black Box, just about anything, but Ride on Time is fast (from Dreamland)

Sure, they're oldies, but goodies.

Off I go to share cookies and cocoa at the office...at least they're not at home!

BTW I have to go low-carb every so often to get the weight down. I love carbs but they stick right around the butt and abdomen, and I have the family history, too.

Cara said...

I go to Itunes and get the top 40 that have been turned into workout tracks- 140bpm or something like that. Then you get your stride in rhythm with the music and just give 'er. I hear you on the slowing metabolism thing... wait until you're in your 30's - it gets even worse. I'm finding the older I get, the lazier I get, and the less I care. Usually I'm good if I can make myself get ON the machine and turn on my music.

Best of luck!

Fordo said...

Black Dog by Led Zepplin
Carry on Wayward Son by Kansas
Country Life by Oysterband
Don't Stop Believin by Journey
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Highway to Hell by AC/DC
Hold On by Kansas
If I Ever Leave this World Alive by Flogging Molly
Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Barry
Life in the Fast Lane by the Eagles
Poker Face by Lady Gaga
Safety Dance by Men without Hats
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Walk Like and Egyptian by the Bangles
We're Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister

Anonymous said...

A lot of Muse's singles are great for working out. Also, almost anything by The Faint.

Anonymous said...

Girl Talk's mash up albums... Feed the animals and his newest All Day are awesome!

Albinoblackbear said...

This is basically my running/gym mix. Some of the songs are peppier than others but they all have a pretty solid beat.

My current favorite running song is "Human". It's what I start every run with and now when I hear it I want to throw on my kicks and hit the road.

You just have to find the anthem that gets you out the door. =)

Vagabond--Wolfmother
Human--The Killers
Drumming Song--Florence and the Machine
Hotel Yorba--White Stripes
Kiss With a Fist--Florence and the Machine
Footloose--Footloose Soundtrack
Vaseline--Stone Temple Pilots
Doorbell--White Stripes
I am the Highway--Audioslave
The Waker--Widespread Panic
Fidelity--Regina Spektor
I Gotta Feeling--Black Eyed Peas
Stayin' Alive--N-Trance
Praise You--Fatboy Slim
Single Ladies--Beyoncé
SexyBack--Timberlake
Honey--Moby
Rich Girl--Gwen Stefani
Couch Surfer--Bran Van 3000
Black Sheep Mix--Z-Trip and Radar
A Punk--Vampire Weekend
Freedom '90--George Michael
Nothin' Better to Do--The Chordials
Time Bomb--Rancid
Know Your Enemy--Green Day
Pump It--Black Eyed Peas
Maneater--Nelly Furtado
Bug Powder Dust--Bomb the Bass
Where is the Love--Black Eyed Peas

From the corner of Crack and Hood. said...

I like to workout to pandora. I usually just put in Fergie, Rise against or another band that is fairyly fast pace and go. I also refuse to give up my sweets and carbs....I often wonder how many calories I burn running around the in the ER

paedsnurse said...

I'm going to screw around with your workout schedule and make you come out of your cave and eat with me.

Anonymous said...

I love Queen, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Madonna. Good speed for running/fast walking.

SeaSideRobin said...

Black Betty - Ram Jam
Bla bla bla - Gigi d'Agostino
Blue (Da Ba Dee)- Eiffel 65

Anonymous said...

Subscribe to PodRunner! Free house music mixes that last an hour on average and are listed by beats per minute...so you can keep a steady pace whether that pace is fast or slow.

Nurse K said...

Since you're Canadian, anything by Deadmau5 will work.

Anonymous said...

I work out to a bunch of remixes.. a super disco albumn that has a long playing list of 80's songs that slowly transition from one to another.. have the same thing for Black Eyed Peas, and a few other groups that does a mashup of all their songs

Anonymous said...

Thunderstruck by AC/DC