What Music Makes You Move?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Who is with me and can not run or workout without a seriously awesome playlist? I need music to run. I also hate talking while running...just gonna throw that out there. It gets me out of my groove and it's just annoying. I recently discussed this with my friend who is training with me for the half marathon and whew so glad we are on the same page. There is nothing like saying, "Can you please SHUT your yapper so I can run?" Ya you can't really say that. Well you can...but it might make for a very awkward workout.

So since I know there will be no chit chatting I need some serious motivating jams to add to my running playlist. I figured what better place to get some suggestions...

So I would love to hear what makes you MOVE! I have the most eclectic taste in music so anything goes. I will share my official marathon playlist (with your suggestions) once I get it put together.


JM said...

The new Maroon 5 CD "Overexposed" is my new go-to workout music.

Emily said...

I have to admit that I like to listen to really bad dance music lol. I put a dance station on my pandora and go with it.


LaurenF said...

Here are just a few of my favs...Eye of the Tiger (naturally a must), Fortress Europe by Asian Dubb Foundation, Rack City LOL and of course, Danger Zone from the Top Gun Soundtrack. :)

Robin F said...

I have a really eclectic mix on my workout playlist but I really love Norwegian Recycling. He does great mash-ups of all types of songs but because you can never really sure what to expect next it keeps me on my toes and that is a necessity when I am working out. Also, Florence and the Machine, I never get sick of dog days.

Ash said...

i don't know if it's good for running, but i ALWAYS choose spice girls for my strength training/dancing sessions... because strength training and dancing go hand in hand, yo

NatalieM. said...

I'm a sucker for old school jams! You Rock My World by Michael Jackson always helps get me going.

Elizabeth said...

I've started listening to audiobooks while I run. The better they are, the more motivated you are to keep running!

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said...

victim by win win ... i confess, i heard it on magic mike, but it really is a good beat and gets you going. :)

Unknown said...

my fav. running song of all time is Palladio, by Escalla. there is just something about it that gets me going. :)

Devon said...

I go back and forth,,between my walking/running music and my country,,but some of my favorites are Rolling in the Deep by Adele, waka waka by shakira, and Truck Up by Tim Mcgraw..I am one that has to have music to..

Mandee said...

so funny, I LOVE chatting with my friends when I got for a run! It makes the time pass by so fast and really kills two birds with one stone---catching up and getting in a run!

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said...

I have to have music when I run so I have so many 'running' playlists on my ipod. My favourite track has to be 'Footloose' though - it makes me want to jump in the air!


LesleysC said...

Needtobreathe,Mumford and Sons,Dreams-Cranberries,My Humps-Black eyed Peas... does the trick for me! :)

Olivia said...

Let's Get Loud by J Lo, Heaven's What I Feel by Gloria Estefan, Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under by Shania Twain, Quitter by Carrie Underwood, Stronger by Kelly Clarkson--I need good music too! Can't wait for your list!

Anonymous said...

Im trying to get fit! did you try Insanity finally!?? tell us!

Thanksssss! love your blog!

Alexa said...

Jay Z. Beyonce. The Rolling Stones. Rihanna. Some good ole trance/club beats. Pat Benatar. So random. Haha.

Rachael said...

I posted my playlist here....
Hope it has some inspiration!

Krissy McMomma said...

Kelly Clarkson's "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" song, although on some days it also makes me cry. So I look like an idiot...spinning, sweating and crying all at the same time. Or Pink's "Perfect"

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Agree, agree, agree....can't stop talking while running! I need hip hop on my playlist. Kayne West gets me moving for sure!

Jess said...

I can't believe I'm putting this out there but - Beiber. I know. But, Never Say Never and Around the World have really good beats! Also loving "The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes and One More by Superchick.

Anonymous said...

Don't Stop The Music - Rihanna
Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters
Fire In Your New Shoes - Kaskade
Meeting Paris Hilton - CSS
Get Shaky - The Ian Carey Project
She's Not Me - Madonna
Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
When The Night Falls - Chromeo

Sarah said...

Lately Of Monsters and Men has been keeping things alive over here for us =)

- Sarah

Anna said...

Here are some of the tracks that make me move (and it's hard to get me to!):
- Supermassive Black Hole by Muse
- If You're Gonna by Natasha Bedingfield
- Keeps Gettin Better by Christina Aguilera
- Supersonic by Sophie Ellis-Bextor
- Sure Fire Winners by Adam Lambert
- It's My Life by Bon Jovi
- Cupid's Got a Shotgun by Carrie Underwood
- 24 by Jem
- Bionic by Christina Aguilera
- Car Wash (Shark Tale Mix) by Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliot

katie said...

I agree-Supermassive Black Hole by Muse is a good one. I also find a good stride with:

Patron Tequila (feat. Lil Jon)-Paradiso Girls
Teenage Dream-Katy Perry
I Wanna Go-Britney Spears
Misery-Maroon 5
Superbass-Nicki Minaj
Kids, Electric Feel, & Time to Pretend-MGMT
Send Me On My Way-Rusted Root
Drop It Low-Ester Dean

angie on maui said...

I am a little embarrassed to admit this, but when I'm working out/running, I get super amped listening to Hip Hop...specifically, Eminem or Missy Elliot. Seeing as how I listen to worship music 95% of the time at home, in my car and at work, this is a little unusual. ;)

But oh my, Eminem has carried me through MANY 5Ks and 10Ks. :)

colleen said...

it's basically top 40 and jay-z. with a good sprinkling of la bouche and real mccoy and 80's madonna.

caseyportman said...

Everyone has already mentioned my favorites. It's funny that music I normally wouldn't listen to *only* works for running :)

Please Don't Stop the Music - Rhiana
I wanna Go - Brittany Spears
Stronger - Kanye
Anything by Eminem
And anything upbeat by Lady Gaga

When not working out, it's just country music 'round these parts!

Penny said...

My Body by Young the Giant. Words AND beat keep me going.
My Insanity tapes just arrived. Thanks for the push. My son wants me to earn the t-shirt!

Unknown said...

music is SO important to me in every way...and is especially needed for a solid workout! my current workout playlist is made up of a guilty pleasure of mine...indie girly pop. i am typically not a pop girl, especially not main stream...but i can't deny that the beats get me movin'. my playlist includes music by queen of hearts, florrie, oh land, & little boots, just to name a few ;) XO brynn

Sally said...

Check Yes, Juliet is my favorite, since the words are about running too, but I second the Footloose mention. I always smile when it comes on. The Distance by Cake has a great beat, and Dog Days are Over by Florence and the Machine has running lyrics as well--wait for the chorus. The Killers have two that I like, Human and Mr. Brightside. WAvin' Flag by K'naan and We Belong Together from Glee get me singing, and Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire has so much variety that it's really interesting when it comes up. I can't talk either, and my friends think I'm crazy for liking to run alone with my music! Good luck! These got me through my half marathon this summer.

Durante said...

Meatloaf... and the soundtrack to "The Gladiator" have been my 'go-to' for when I need music to make me move, but right now I'm taking a professional development course on audio, so during a REALLY great workout, I get to listen to a couple guys talk about risk management and identification.

(way exciting!) I often listen to audiobooks too though; I get so little 'me' time that I have to compress it all together like a diamond.

Unknown said...

My new favorites are Home by the American idol guy and Big Parade by The Lumineers.

bwburke said...

Some of my favorites --
Oh Land - Son of a Gun
Kelly Rowland - Commander
Taio Cruz- higher
Natalia Kills - Wonderland
Chris Brown - Turn up the Music

Tina said...

I posted my running playlist here: http://tinyurl.com/cn5db3z

(warm up/cool down is there too)

PS: Found your blog today. Loving it!

Dawn said...

Best Days of Your Life (pickler)
Closer to Fine
Dancing Queen
Edge of Seventeen
Follow You Down
I'll Be There for You
Long Live
Sugar, Sugar (yes The Archies)
These are the Days
This One's for the Girls
We Belong
What Doesn't kill you makes you stronger

I'm still trying to come up with more :)

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