Do you have a playlist that adds some motivation to your workouts? What are some of your favorite songs involved?
I'm building a fresh HIIT playlist via Grooveshark to mix things up and curious to know what songs others enjoy when working up a sweat.
Feel free to categorize, i.e. "Here's what I listen to with HIIT workouts, here's what I listen to when doing cool downs..."
Bonus points if the lyrics are positive/inspirational. :)
I have some interval training mp3s by Workout Muse that the timing/music is built in and they include a lot of different music. Of course, I only have 2 of those, so I get pretty tired of them.
My most well thought out playlist is my BOOTY SONG playlist. I actually used this more for long runs/bike rides to amuse myself.
Ms. New Booty - Bubba Sparxxx
Like a 24 - Liffy Stokes, TI & Twista
@ss-n-Titties - DJ Assault
Shake that @ss - The Lovemakers
Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
Shake Ya @ss - Mystikal
My Humps - Black Eyed Peas
Shake that Sh*t - Shawnna & Ludacris
Smack That - Akon
Milkshake - Kellis
Back That Thank Up - Juvinile
You Can Do It - Ice Cube
Donk - Soulja Boy
Pull Over - Trina
Rump Shaker - Wrckx N Effect
Shake That - Curtain Call
Money Maker - Ludacris
I see You Baby - Groove Armada
The Thong Song - Sisqo
Culo - Pitbull
@ss Up - Baracuda (hilarious song!)
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix a Lot (gotta finish with the classic)
Other than that, I prefer to listen to whole albums, I just take out the slower songs. So I love Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas (always!) basically, if it's crappy pop music it's fun to work out to!
I also go old school once in awhile and pull out the Def Leppard and NSync and stuff like that. Pour Some Sugar on me is always a mood lifter. LOL.
Eminem - Till I Collapse, Fort Minor - Remember the Name
Those two get me pretty pumped. The rest of my playlist is filled with heavier stuff (Disturbed, Drowning Pool, etc)
There are some nice Tabata compilations out there if you google for them - they have the interval chimes built in which is nice.
this is actually my playlist, in order. i use it for almost everything.
Alphabet Aerobics (The Cut Chemist 2 1/2 Minute Workout)- Blackalicious
Horchata- Vampire Weekend
Tir Aux Pigeons- Prototypes
Everythings Just Wonderful- Lily Allen
Banquet (Phones Disco Edit)- Bloc Party
Je Ne Connais Pas- Prototypes
Izzo (H.O.V.A)- Jay-Z
Shut Up and Let Me Go- The Ting Tings
Radio Freq- Dead Prez
Sex Beat- The Gun Club
Y Control- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Perfect Gentleman- Wycleff Jean
Time Bomb- Old 97s
Stronger- Kanye West
Helicopter- Bloc Party
Sea Lion Woman- Feist
Ziggy Stardust- David Bowie
I submit for example lyrics to "The Wolf is Loose":
Shapeshifter rolling on winds of tyrants make; Fierce lore of fanged horn, danger all the way; Night's sea reflection, the faces of bodies slain; Returning to the form of natural human's fate
Also: Slayer, Maluca, Justice, KMFDM, Thunderheist, the Cramps, Electric Six, dancy mash-ups, and that version of Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" that has somebody impersonating Danzig.
any young jeezy/ any gucci mane/ trey songz- bottles up/ rage against the machine/ any danceable madonna/ arch android- janelle monet/ any crystal castles/ the bends- radiohead/ any the knife/ michael jackson/ prince/ lady killer- cee-lo/ my dark twisted fantasy- kanye west/ only built for cuban linx 2- raekwon/ any jayz/ the soft bulletin and yoshimi- flaming lips/ any rick ross/ sir lucious leftfoot- big boi
Seems my old playlist selections are rather tame. :)
Here are some that I used to have ranked by beats per minute (BPM). You'll notice a distinct penchant for cheesy power ballads, 70s funk and disco, a few classic rockers, Switchfoot, and Billy Joel. (And yes, yes, you do see "Lovefool" by the Cardigans in the same list as "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang.) Of course, the problem with many of them that they don't quite furnish the intensity I'd like to drive an HIIT; hence me pinging PaleoHackers for fresh inspiration.
My old chronic cardio selections, which would drive 60-90 minute sessions on the elliptical; I started on the list wherever I felt I had enough energy (knowing the BPM/pace would increase) and used the slower stuff for the post-cardio free weight session.