Music while doing Cardio exercises

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    Aug 18, 2007 8:01 AM GMT
    Hey guys, lets share playlist.

    What are your favorite songs that make you give your best performance?

    Here's mine:

    Trance songs of ATB
    - Mysterious Skies
    - Intencity
    - You're Not Alone

    Sean Paul
    - Cry Baby Cry
    - Give It Up To Me
    - Temperature

    Snap Ya Fingers - Lil John
    Nickelback - Never Again
    Ridin Dirty - Chamillionaire
    Chris Daughtry - Its Not Over
    Evanescence - Goin Under and Bring Me To Life
    The Baywatch Theme - I'm Always Here
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    Aug 19, 2007 12:49 AM GMT
    wow, pretty common. try something eclectic

    what i love to workout to is:

    enigma, a posteriori is a great album.

    dresden dolls

    travis, the boy who is a great album

    marilyn manson, mechanical animals, very melodic.

    the wallflowers, red letter days, mostly

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    Aug 19, 2007 12:56 AM GMT
    Yes! Awesome sauce! Dresden Dolls are great for cardio. They help me pass the time away.
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    Aug 19, 2007 1:02 AM GMT
    Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor" album is something I listen to pretty often when doing cardio. It's high enough energy for most of the album to keep you going.
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    Aug 19, 2007 1:15 AM GMT
    The Donnas are good energy to do cardio; the albums are usually about 40-50 minutes in length, so...
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    Aug 19, 2007 1:56 AM GMT
    If you’re a fan of 80’s music, there are a lot of good dance/trance/techno versions that have revived the old songs and hit the market over the last couple of years…

    They’re kind of hard to find unless you know what to look for… Some of these I’ve bought in stores and some I have found online. Some are true to the original and some have taken a chorus line, a beat or a style from the original 80’s song.

    Out of Touch (Extended Mix) – Uniting Nations
    Ride Like the Wind (54 Remix Edit) – Fab
    Shattered Dreams (Original Radio Edit) – Jaybee featuring Morris
    Owner of a Lonely Heart – Max Graham
    Star to Fall (Club Mix) – Cabin Crew
    Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) – Hi Tack
    Call on Me – Vic Latino
    Dreams (featuring stevie nicks) – Deep Dish
    Everywhere – Moustache Club
    Here comes the rain again (radio edit) – NRC
    Listen to your heart (furious f. EZ Mix) – DHT
    Livin’ on a prayer – Jordan james
    Somebody’s Watching Me – Foundation
    We Belong (radio edit) - Candice

    Some Non-80’s Hits that have a good beat:

    Waiting (Josh harris remix) – Taxi Doll
    Satellites (US mix) – September
    Faraway (Valentin Radio Edit) – Debbie Loeb
    The One That Got Away (Wamdue Pop Rocks Mix) – Natasha Bedingfield – This one has a slow start but a great beat.
    Is it Love (Radio Edit) – iiO
    Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Radio Mix) – Andain
    Fly Again (Scumfrog Club Edit Mix) – Kristine W
    Poison – Groove Coverage
    Blinded – Hannah
    Come (Into my dream) - Foggy
    As the Rush Comes – Motorcycle
    Love Again – Cascada
    And She Said – Lucas Prata

    When I’m in the gym I like to listen to techno music, but I typically prefer the shorter radio edits to the longer versions, with some exceptions. I also have some good Top 40 songs, but this is enough for one post… haha

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    Aug 19, 2007 2:02 AM GMT
    Oh, blondambition, you're so on my musical wavelength.
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    Aug 19, 2007 2:29 AM GMT
    Mine too!

    I usually listen to any music over 120 BPM while doing cardio. Latest listenings:

    Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music [Jody den Broeder Radio Edit]
    Ida Corr vs. Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It
    Beyonce - Green Light [Freemasons Radio Edit]
    Star Alliance featuring Sheila Ferguson - He's A Runner (perfect for the treadmill! haha)
    Corenell vs. The Lisa Marie Experience - Keep On Jumpin'

    I'll add to blondambitions's list with some good 90's songs that have been re-made by recent dance music artists. I LOVE these:

    Alex Gaudino & Jerma presents Lil' Love - Waiting For Tonight
    LMC - You Get What You Give
    Cascada - Truly Madly Deeply [radio edit]
    Sunblock - Baby Baby
    DJ Sammy - Why
    Eddie Thoneick - Deeper Love [Big Room Radio Edit]
    Holly James - Touch It
    Dancing DJs vs. Roxette - Fading Like A Flower
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    Aug 19, 2007 3:22 AM GMT
    I don't do much cardio, but I do love listening to trance at the gym.

    If you like ATB, check out the Ronski Speed remix of their song "Renegade" (feat. Heather Nova).

    Here are a few other bits from my current playlist:

    * Marc Marberg with Kyau & Albert - Megashira
    * Evbointh - One Wish
    (two frigging INCREDIBLY happy songs)

    * DT8 Project - Narama feat. Mory Kante (Dale Corderoy Remix)
    * Nitrous Oxide - Orient Express

    And if you need to shift your mood more toward the serious or even epic:

    * Above & Beyond - Home (Above & Beyond Club Mix)
    * Super & Tab - Suru

    Tidbit - "Home" was inspired by the death of the vocalist's boyfriend. If you like emotional trance, this one might raise the hair on the back of your neck:


    Here I come to find myself
    Catch the tide
    Looking for a peace at the end of the line.
    Sometimes I can't help myself
    Fever's high
    I'm all at sea and so unwise...

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    Aug 19, 2007 6:58 AM GMT
    Jay-Z and Linkin Park: Collision Course Album.

    Lots of great songs that'll surely get you energized. My fav: jigga what/faint.
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    Aug 19, 2007 6:56 PM GMT
    Whatever the gym's pumping out over the PA, I sweat too much to wear headphones. Have to mop up after:-)
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    Aug 19, 2007 7:07 PM GMT
    italmusclebtm: ATB is great. Do you know Juno Reactor? Paul Van Dyk?
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    Aug 19, 2007 7:30 PM GMT
    None. I love running. And I usually run on trails, through forests, with views. Who needs to be distracted or motivated doing that. (It's also dangerous to wear headphones...or iPod cranked up too much...it destroys your situational awareness).

    I agree...if you are running on a treadmill (I can't imagine how boring that would be), you'd need something to distract you.

    I pretty much abhor all the music they play at Golds Gym in Oakland. It's all hip-hop, or mindless rap. I just mentally tune it out.
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    Aug 19, 2007 11:52 PM GMT
    If you like trance type music and have an ipod, you can download a fitpod podcast for free on itunes. The description usually tells the bpm so you know what tempo you're getting ahead of time. Most of the mixes are great though I have had a couple duds. Fastprof I used to work for a Gold's Gym in Omaha and I can relate to the "Gold's Gym Broadcasting Network." Imagine listening to it for 10 hours in a row...I always tuned it out.
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    Aug 20, 2007 12:16 AM GMT
    I'm with fastprof - it's too dangerous to have earbuds in on the road. But if I did... well I wouldn't share iPods with most of you guys, lol. But I usually keep a tune going in my head... that way when the pace lags, I can ramp it back up, as needed.

    Yesterday, it was some Joe Satriani tracks. I wonder what Levi Leipheimer was listening to during that TT warmup last month?
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    Aug 20, 2007 12:19 AM GMT
    BTW: I've known distance-guys who ran treadmills or rollers for hours, in their basement, in the dark with earplugs in. No external stimuli. Just concentrating on their kinesthetics. Too weird.
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    Aug 20, 2007 2:44 AM GMT
    Marilyn Manson
    Wolfmother
    Green Day
    Benny Benassi
    Daft Punk
    Danny Tengalia
    Jamiroquai
    Korn
    Prodigy
    Queen

    just to name a few that get me through cardio...

    Also, just a side note, I'm not TOO fond of the many "albums", if you will, Nike's put out on Itunes pushing the idea that each is designed for different exercise routines; however, one I've found, that I've enjoyed, is Nike's Master the Treadmill with OkGo which essentially is OkGo's entire album smashed into thirty minutes for a cardio workout.

    Just a personal opinion. Not many people would jam to that. But it has good intervals.
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    Aug 20, 2007 8:44 PM GMT
    When I try to do anything while using a cardio machine, I end up going slower, probably because I'm less focused. So I don't do anything but cardio when I do cardio, to get the best of my work out.
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    Aug 22, 2007 2:30 PM GMT
    Blondambition - fan of 80's music here...

    More 80's from my playlist in my IPod

    Bananarama - Love In The First Degree
    Robin Gibb - Boys Do Fall In Love
    Fine young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
    Alphaville - Forever young (Extended Mix)

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    Aug 22, 2007 2:31 PM GMT
    Zeppelin box set
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    Aug 22, 2007 2:42 PM GMT
    Another great add onto my playlist:

    Madonna - Cherish

    A very feel good music. Good for warming up and even cooling down.
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    Aug 22, 2007 2:45 PM GMT
    Rare Earth "I Just Want to Celebrate"
    Temptations "Ball of Confusion"

    Two of the greatest energetic grooves ever written.
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    Aug 22, 2007 4:07 PM GMT
    As so much, but a few recent things:
    "Show Me What You Got" by Jay Z
    "Upgrade U" by Beyonce
    "Blow (remix)" by Aaron Lacrate
    "Get It Shawty" by DJ Nasty
    "Get Up/That's Right" by Ciara feat. Chamomille
    "Can't Stop" by Missy Eliot
    "Fergalicious" by Fergie
    "Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson
    "Get Up to Get Off" by Prodigy
    "Jiggle It" by DJ Leeks
    "Fuck Me on the Dancefloor" by Disco D
    "Green Light (remix)" by B feat. Young Buck
    "Give it to Me" by Timbaland feat. N. Furtado
    "Tamborine" by Eve
    "Touch It" by Busta Rhymes w/ Missy, Mary, and Rah digga

    Try any of those out...you'll be hotter than the month of August in the midwest!
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    Sep 06, 2007 4:46 PM GMT
    The whole cd of M.I.A. - Kala (very underground electro urban) who doesnt love a shrilanka political rapper set to electro.

    Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch radio @ first listen it seems to be way to much going on.. But after a few listens you will realize How brillent this Album is......pure Electro Brillence!

    Anything From Daft Punk. Homework or discovery.
    Homework - Classic French House So good it hurts!
    Discovery- This will go down in history as the Classic of House music. This is sooo amazing you will never get tired of it. I recently rediscovered Discovery and its my workout saviour.

    TTYL
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    Sep 06, 2007 4:53 PM GMT
    new song by Heidi Montag, "Body Language"

    never heard of her before, but the song is on an audio link of a station here in PHX:

    http://1047kissfm.com/cc-common/mfeatures/