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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I got the music in me, too.

I subcribe to Self and Shape magazines and every month they publish some celebrity's ipod playlist. I have checked these out and listened to the songs on itunes and I have to tell you that these songs are BORING. Most of them were slow and weird and I know there is no way I could get my run on while listening to them.

I can not workout without my ipod. On the rare occaision that I have accidentally left it at home, the workouts have gone slowly and I was less than motivated. So, in honor of Self and Shape and mostly a post on my friend JB's blog I decided to give you my workout playlist, which, by the way, I think is way better than any of the lists I have seen in either of the aforementioned magazines. Enjoy.

"All Star" - Smash Mouth
Who doesn't like this song? Great beat to workout too. Also, I like to hear
that I'm an all star while working out. Best line - "I ain't the sharpest tool in
the shed."

"American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz
Again a great beat to get your heart pumping.

"Are You Gonna Go My Way" - Lenny Kravitz
Great get up and go beat.

"Come On Eileen" Dexy's Midnight Riders
Those of you who know me should have known I had to put some 80's on this! This
song not only has a good beat but makes me smile.

"Dancing with Myself" Billy Idol
Don't you laugh! I challenge any of you to not want to dance while listening
to this song!

"For Once in my Life" Stevie Wonder
This song makes me happy.

"Gettin Jiggy Wit it" Will Smith
I will excuse Will's misspelling of the word with because I like this song.
Its funny and I like to listen to it.

"Go Your Own Way" Fleetwood Mac
I am a huge Fleetwood Mac fan. This was one of their only songs that had a fast
enough beat to workout to.

"Hey Baby" No Doubt
Again, just a fun song with a good beat.

"I'm Coming Out" Diana Ross
If this song doesn't get you going then there is something wrong with you!
In my head I sing "I'm working out". I know, lame.

"I want you back" Jackson 5
Again, a happy song.

"Jump" Van Halen
Classic workout song.

"Just Like Heaven" The Cure
I can't listen to this song and not dance.

"Makes me Wonder" Maroon 5
Good beat. Don't listen to the first verse.

"Modern Love" David Bowie
Another 80's song. Am I really this lame? Um, yes.

"Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" Big and Rich
Don't you dare laugh! This song is funny. I grew up in the country so I
can appreciate the whole "cowboy" attitude. Favorite lines - " I wouldn't trade ol' Leroy (his horse) for your Chevrolet or your Escalade or your freak parade. I'm the only John Wayne left in this town" and "I sang her every Willy Nelson song I could think of"

"September" Earth, Wind and Fire
Old School, still a classic, makes me happy. Enough said.

"Shining Star" Earth, Wind and Fire
Again, I'm not only an All Star but a Shining Star. Now, thats what I need
to hear.

"Signed, Sealed, Delivered" Stevie Wonder
It's very hard for me not to sing along with this song at the gym. I know I would get some strange looks.

"The Sweet Escape" Gwen Stefani
Cool little ditty from a pretty cool girl.

"Turn the Beat Around" Gloria Estefan
This is the ultimate workout song. It makes me run faster.

"Wannabe" Spice Girls
Okay, yes this song is silly, but it is a fun workout song. When it says "Tell me what you want, What you really, really want" I always think "I wanna be really, really skinny"

So, whats on your playlist?


Rachael said...

Oh you funny girl. This is great! I can't work out without music either. The funny thing that I always do (similar to you it sounds) is reimagine the lyrics to have something (anything) to do with working out, running, pain, etc! I have the same Spice Girls song to! It really is great to run to, isn't it? And Just Like Heaven is one of my faves too...I'll have to go add that one. Other stuff I have on my workout playlist (which I must add the disclaimer: good work-out music does not necessarily equal good music/faves to listen to in other scenarios): Where is the Love? (Black-Eyed Peas/JT); Fighter (Christina Aguilera); Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler); It's Raining Men (some remix my sis gave me...hilarious); An AC/DC remix; some Britney Spears stuff (I know, I know...I really like her I Love Rock-n-Roll remake, though); The Killers; Gone (Kelly Clarkson); MY FAVORITE MOTIVATORS: PRINCE!! and I love the Bon Jovi song that goes "WHOA, we're HALF-WAY there" (always try to time that at the half-way point!) and U2's Beautiful Day.

Well, you asked...

JKW said...

Well I guess I need to get an IPOD...don't have one...hmmm...I spend my time running looking at all the skinny women in the gym thinking...I have to keep running so I can look like that, lol!

Sasha said...

Fun list! I like having Stars are Blind by Paris Hilton (do not laugh!!!) on there plus quite a few that are on your list too!

CM said...

Good Lord,Rachael, we have so much in common! Ha! I'll have to check out that Black Eyed Peas Song. I don't think I could work out to Bonnie Tyler though.

CM said...

Thanks for visiting my site Sascha! I was inspired by you and those before and after pics of your husband!

Jenn said...

Closer vs Fifty Cent, "In the Club"

Bob Seger, "Against the Wind"

Julie Roberts, "Break Down Here"

Gwen Stefani, "Hollaback Girl"....

At least those were some of todays tunes.

I literally cannot exercise w/out my music, either.