Music at the gym

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    Oct 16, 2007 12:37 AM GMT
    What's your favourite music to pump you up at the gym? I'm getting sick of my playlists and could use a few suggestions. Cheers
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    Oct 16, 2007 12:59 AM GMT
    What do you listen to mostly -- rock, or electronic dance music?

    I prefer rock while weight lifting, and dance music while doing cardio.
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    Oct 16, 2007 12:59 AM GMT
    Great, I was just going to post a new topic regarding this also.

    My tastes are wide and varied. But these songs are awesome and pretty up beat.

    These are off their new album, "This is Forever"

    She Wants Revenge - She Will Always Be a Broken Girl
    She Wants Revenge - Written in Blood
    She Wants Revenge - True Romance

    The new Interpol is awesome as well, definitely listen to:

    Interpol - Rest My Chemistry

    Kanye West - Flashing Lights

    Kelly Osbourne - One

    Fall Out Boy - Thanks for the Memories

    Muse - Starlight and Knights of Cydonia

    Korn - Twisted Transistor

    The Vines - Ride

    One Republic - Apologize



    Thats this weeks new music for me. Anyone else have some must listen too's.

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    Oct 16, 2007 1:13 AM GMT
    Yeah, I imagine everyone's musical tastes are going to vary quite a bit... here's an example of some of the music on my old playlist:
    Some Daft Punk, the new LCD soundsystem, some upbeat Scissor sisters, Jamiroquai, Mylo, some RHCP, the Go Team, Basement Jaxx, Franz Ferdinand etc.

    Basically anything upbeat, fast tempo!
    Thanks for the suggestions
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    Oct 16, 2007 1:20 AM GMT
    Definitely check out the ones I suggested. There are really upbeat and along the lines of electro indie rock music...
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    Oct 16, 2007 2:19 AM GMT
    Definitely the music I mix and have on my iPod. The music they play at my gym is HORRIBLE -- wretched 1970s/1980s head-banger rock kept on one station.

    If you guys would like to download my soulful house mix, here you go:

    Wally's House Mix
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 16, 2007 3:08 AM GMT
    Yeah the IPOD approach is the way to go. Here in Kansas, the YMCA's usually just have music from one of the local stations. Sometimes it works, mostly no.
  • bigguysf

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    Oct 16, 2007 6:09 AM GMT
    These are my tops for a great and sweaty elliptical workout (the type without the moving handbars). They're from my "Elliptical" iPod playlist:

    Beware [Jay-Z Remix] - Panjabi MC
    Butterfly - Jamiroquai
    Callin' Out - Lyrics Born
    Clarity - John Mayer
    Dig A Hole - Jay-Z
    Dirrty - Christina Aguilera
    Do You Know (What It Takes) - Robyn
    Don't Drink the Water - Dave Matthews Band
    Flipside - Shifter
    Get Right- Jennifer Lopez
    Gimme One of Those - The Brand New Heavies
    Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg
    In da Club - 50 Cent
    Lose Yourself - Eminem
    Love Hurts - Juanita Dailey
    Love Like This - Faith Evans
    Lucky [Kruder and Dorfmeister Suicide Mix] - Lewis Taylor
    Maybe Tomorrow Stereophonics
    Mind Trips - The Brand New Heavies
    Miss Independent - Kelly Clarkson
    My Friends - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Naturally [Yearn Mix] KimBlee
    No Man's Woman Sinéad O'Connor
    No One Will Do Mary J. Blige
    Show You Something [Original Mix] - Afterlife
    Soldier - Destiny's Child
    Street Signs - Ozomatli
    Sweet Love - Me'Shell NdegéOcello
    The Way - Me'Shell NdegéOcello
    X Gon' Give It to Ya - Dmx
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    Oct 16, 2007 6:34 AM GMT
    I listen to metal! Haha- I guess I am a closeted metalhead! The more brutal the better! It helps keep me going!icon_twisted.gif
  • HereNBoston

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    Oct 16, 2007 7:26 AM GMT
    I listen to a lot really hard industrial rock and metal like KMFDM or RAMMSTEIN when i work out. which is funny because normally I have mellow ambient stuff on at home or on the subway. weird huh
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    Oct 16, 2007 7:35 AM GMT
    Here's the current version of my gym playlist (abridged, I won't include all 90+ songs):

    Garbage - Push It
    Rihanna - Shut Up and Drive
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
    Beyonce Knowles / Dreamgirls - One Night Only (Dance Mix)
    The Cardigans - My Favourite Game
    Aerosmith - Jaded
    Amy Winehouse - Rehab
    The B-52s - Roam
    Boomkat - The Wreckoning
    Britney Spears - Stronger (Don't hate!)
    ABBA - Dancing Queen
    Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
    Garbage - Stupid Girl
    Goldfrapp - Ooh la la
    Green Day - Holiday
    Lady Sovereign - Random
    Madonna - Music
    Melanie C - I Turn To You
    Nelly Furtado - Maneater
    Paul Oakenfold - Faster Kill Pussycat
    P!nk - Trouble
    Robbie Williams - Rock DJ
    Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
    Sheryl Crow - Steve McQueen
    Sinead O'Connor - No Man's Woman
    Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Murder On The Dance Floor
    Madison Avenue - Don't Call Me Baby
    Christina Aguilera - Hurt (Remix)
    Tom Jones - Sexbomb
    Alicia Keys - Karma

    Enjoy.


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    Oct 16, 2007 11:59 AM GMT
    For cardio:

    Vladimir Horowitz - Favorite Encores
    Oscar Levant - Levant Plays Gershwin

    For me, it's more about putting me into a meditative mindset - so it is just me and the weights. For workouts, its going to be something like:

    Glenn Gould - The Art of the Fugue, vol I & II

    - Joey
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    Oct 16, 2007 12:04 PM GMT
    I listen to liberal comedien and morning talk show host Stephanie Miller.

    Which means that sometimes I'll be resting between sets, and I'll suddenly start laughing uncontrollably... which is unfortunate, because it gets me some weird looks. LOL
  • Salubrious

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    Oct 16, 2007 2:21 PM GMT
    I know the feeling gregstevenstx; I listened to the gay pimpin' podcast while I worked out. I'd get out of breath from laughing too hard, which I suppose didn't help with the work out.
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    Oct 16, 2007 2:26 PM GMT
    These days... well since last tuesday... i've been listening to "Brave" by Jennifer Lopez. A to the MAZING record.

    For my cool down and stretch i listen to Keiko Matsui.
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    Oct 16, 2007 2:34 PM GMT
    AFI, Linkin Park, AFI and The Killers dominate my iPod icon_biggrin.gif
  • iHavok

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    Oct 16, 2007 2:50 PM GMT
    Opie and Anthony, XM Radio 202 The Virus


    Raunchy and wrong, but oh so funny!

    Talk radio is a great distraction from what you are doing when you pushing out cardio. Right now they are interviewing a chick who wrote a book about sex for girls, and adding in questions they used for an author of a book about AD/AHD and drugs.
    It's hilarious.
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    Oct 16, 2007 3:04 PM GMT
    I don't listen to music when I lift weights anymore but when I did I tended to listen to angry, defiant songs to make myself feel motivated. It was a theme playlist that included artists ranging from Eminem (Lose Yourelf) to the Dixie Chicks (Not Ready to Make Nice) to Warren G (Hate It or Love It) to Robbie Williams (Karma Killer). Failing that, it would be songs that made me feel sexy so I would be inspired to have the best body possible - there was a lot of Pulp on that playlist. Now I only listen to music during cardio and it's whatever album I have recently purchased. Lately have been enjoying The Decembrists' "The Crane Wife," Aimee Mann's "Long Forgotten Arm" and Fountain of Wayne's "Traffic and Weather."
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    Oct 16, 2007 4:02 PM GMT
    I used to put SexyBack on repeat during my entire abs secion of a workout... which lasts about 10-15min for me. Dunno why but it certainly helped me!
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    Oct 16, 2007 4:03 PM GMT
    I get a lot of music from Aftunes.net- lot of dance remixes & compilations that I use for cardio and they are the perfect length too (and what they play in Abercrombie stores).
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    Oct 16, 2007 7:02 PM GMT
    Well I would be listening to hard rock, and goth metal stuff like: Led Zeppelin, Tool, Type O Negative, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and Alics In Chains; but alas I'm so damn poor I can't even afford an iPod! Anybody got an old one I can have?

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    Oct 16, 2007 7:10 PM GMT
    Just uploaded my new "on repeat" song into my profile... mash up of Do It Well and Gimme More. I'm all the way gay with gym music i am seeing icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 16, 2007 8:33 PM GMT
    can anyone tell where i can download these songs for free?
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    Oct 16, 2007 8:34 PM GMT
    can anyone tell where i can download these songs for free?
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    Oct 18, 2007 5:29 PM GMT
    I agree with Atlazeia, at the gym definitely metal or hard rock music. And when doing cardio exercise some faster music (dance & pop).

    Metal music makes me little bit aggressive so it fits perffectly to gym.