Ever since I got a glimpse of Michelle Obama’s delightfully funky workout playlist, I’ve been curious to know what’s queued up on the iPods of everybody at the gym. And since most people I know are always in the market for new workout music, I thought it would be good to share our favorite songs to sweat to. Please share your gym playlist in the comments, and after the jump, check out the Frisky staff’s go-to workout tunes…Ami
“Bloodbuzz Ohio” – The National (Good for running long distances)
“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” – The Rolling Stones (This song really motivates me, I can’t tell you why.)
“Live Your Life” – T.I. feat. Rihanna (Uplifting and danceable–great beat to get your heart rate up.)
“Rhythm Is A Dancer” – SNAP! (I like to dance to this one)
“Push It” – Salt-N-Pepa (I like this one when I’m tightening and toning, especially the ass.)
“Love Like A Sunset” - Phoenix (Good for zoning out post work out)
I just love the LCD soundsystem Nike mix 45:33 (find the whole thing on Spotify).
“Bad Girls” – M.I.A. (So fierce.)
“Help I’m Alive” – Metric (Perfect tempo for jogging.)
“I Don’t Wanna Care Right Now” – Lupe Fiasco (I listen to this when I get overwhelmed or stressed out and the only cure is a hard workout.)
“What You Waiting For?” – Gwen Stefani (If the sound of a ticking clock doesn’t get you going, I’m not sure what will.)
“Uprising” – Muse (Makes you feel like you’re leading a revolution while you’re on the elliptical.)
“Not Fair” – Lily Allen (This song always makes me smile.)
“Ali in the Jungle” – The Hours (Queue this one up at the very end of a run–it will get you to the end.)
I don’t work out, but if I did, I would listen to pop music like Britney Spears’ “Gimme More,” Beyonce’s “Run The World,” and Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” while I ran, and mellow stuff like Alice Coltrane’s “Journey in Satchidananda” when I do yoga.