Thursday, September 25, 2008

Workout Songs

What gets me going on the elliptical machine is listening to awesome songs in my iPod. I get all pumped up listening to Dance/Techno remixes and even to Hillsong, Hilary Duff (don't smirk!), The Cure and U2. I looove Zumba and the African Salsa music--I just wish I can dance gracefully because I look pretty challenged when I'm trying to do the Merengue work out. ;-)

One song that really puts me into a trance is "Heaven" by DJ Sammy & Yanou. When it's time to cool down, I like listening to Coldplay, Sarah Brightman, Buddha Bar music and any classical music. Have you guys heard of Vitamin String Quartet? They are simply AMAZING!!

I have been listening to the same playlist since this Spring ;-) I think I need to update my playlist. Does anyone have any suggestions on great workout songs?? Thanks :)



Shutterfly Photography, LLC said...

My taste in music is extremely different from yours but one I like is "Is she insane" by Disturbed. I also like to warm up or cool down with some Kings of Leon. Milk is my all time favorite song ever.

Anonymous said...

Hey.. i have never used this before.. its laurie.. l.b. photography..

for working out.. anything from paul oakenfold, paul van dyk, humm... i lik rock so maybe saliva, seether.. or something like switchfoot, acceptance, snow patrol...
anything that has a fast beat..

Ali said...

My current list:

The Ting Tings- Shut up and let me go
Miley Cyrus- See You Again
Cansei De Ser- Music is my hot sex
OAR- Hey Girl
Black Eyed Peas - My Hump
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing
Foo Fighters - All My Life
Salt n Pepa - What A Man
Boys Like Girls - The Great Escape
Mindless Self Indulgence - Kill The Rock
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - They Don't Love you Like I Love you
Going the Distance - Cake
Everybody Dance Now - CC & the Music Factory
A couple of different Prodigy songs

Try some of those! :) It also helps me if there are no pauses between songs -- like if they overlap right into each other so it feels all like one continuous song. :)

Gwen's Photo Journal said...

I'd have to go look at my workout playlist (which, um, I haven't listened to in a while, if you catch my drift) but one of my favorites is "Get Me Bodied" by Beyonce. It gets me so pumped! Also "My Humps" by BEP like Ali said. I actually think the beat is a good tempo for crunches!

Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

Awesome!! Guys, these are great!

Peggy--hmmn..I have to be in a mood for hard rock, but I did check out Kings of Leon... haha.. I actually like the beat to the song, "Sex on Fire." ;-) Thanks--I never heard of them until now :)

Laurie--I loove Paul O. and Paul V.!! I have a lot of songs from them :) Gotta love that song "Starry Eyed Surprise" I actually had that song played in my wedding reception--LOL The song "Time of Our Lives" by Paul V. rocks...reminds me of The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" Got Switchfoot and Snow Patrol along w/ Augustana and The Fray in my Playlist--thank you!

Ali--Wow!! I never heard half of those bands you mentioned, and I looked them up in iTunes and they're awwesooome ;-) I really like that one by the Ting Tings--thanks! Oh yeah, Cake and Beck.. I love 'em.. "Going the Distance" is great.. now if I can only find my CD so I don't have to buy the song online... ;-) Thanks for the list!

Gwen--yeah, My Humps is good to get all pumped up :) I just love Fergie! Hmmn.. I don't have any Beyonce's songs except "Crazy in Love" ;-) I must download "Get Me Bodied"--thanks!!

Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

***Just in case anyone is following this post for their own workout songs purposes, I'm posting the suggestions that I have received in Facebook***

* Lauren Hilary suggests "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult

* Erica Bass suggests:
Sneaker Pimps- "6 Underground"
8mm- "Give It Up"
Fiona Apple- "Limp"

* Daniel Watkins suggests:
"She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult again ;-)
"I've Never Been To Me" by Ned's Atomic Dustbin (I checked out this band, and they're awesome!)
"One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" by George Thorogood

* Jennifer Wicks suggests:
"Stronger" by Kanye West (I downloaded the Dance Remix to this, and it's really good!!)

Heather Denny suggests:

"Mambo #5"-Lou Bega
"Cha Cha"-Chelo
"Fighter"-Christina Aguilera
"Bamboo"-Shakira (remix of Hips Don't Lie)
"Hella Good"-No Doubt
"Rompe"-Daddy Yankee
"Fuego" – Kumbia Kings (“the roof is on FIRE”)
The song "Samba De Janiero"
"Low" - Flo Rida & T Pain
"Whine Up" - Kat De Luna (english version)
"Chiquilla"- A.B. Quintanilla III & Kumbia Kings
"Straight up"- Sean Paul
"Cupid Shuffle"-Cupid

Warm-up Songs.....
Bob Sinclar Feat. Dollarman & Big Ali -"Rock This Party"
"Don't Stop the Music" - Rihanna

Gwen's Photo Journal said...

Yeah, "Fighter" by Christina is on mine, too. It's a good motivator. "Stronger" by Kanye is another great one.

I forgot I also have "Toma" by Pit Bull. It's a bit dirty, but I like the beats.

Funny, I started a similar thread on a brides forum. It's always good to share playlist info!

Sentimental Visions Photography said...

Hey Lady...Maybe for your cool down or just while relaxing with a glass of wine check out...
Be sure to check the members and see if you know anyone ;) hehehe! If you like the Cure, Sigor Ros, Coldplay you might like them too.


P.s. You can download from iTunes.

Ali said...

Was just looking to see what other songs people had put up here and if you want any songs -- I have thousands upon thousands of mp3's.
So - email me if you want/need anything and I can email you some!



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