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Monday, August 15, 2011


I just popped home for lunch. I know I said I didn't have time but damnit, I am going to make time. I was so hungry at 1pm when I finished up my visit that I was almost dizzy. So I had a string cheese in the car and ate that (devoured it more like) and then decided I needed to go home and have my JC meal. Luckily I got out of my afternoon visit earlier because my next one is at 2:30 (about an hour from now, with a 30 minute commute).

Today is a VERY SPECIAL JOINT BLOG POST with my good friend who writes Fat Girl in a Skinny World! I need to get my buns moving more! So we have have teamed up and made a list of songs that get us moving around! This is a list of my top 25 workout songs! Songs that get my toes tapping and that blood pumping!  Note: These songs aren’t listed in order of which I like best, but are simply done in the order I think of/remember them! Hope you enjoy!

1)      Flagpole Sitta – Harvey Danger: This is a great with a steady upbeat tempo and fun lyrics!

2)      Gold Guns Girls – Metric : VERY upbeat, indie song.

3)      Cave – Mumford & Sons : If you walk with the beat it’s a pretty good workout! Especially if you follow the lead guitar, you double time it quick and then slow, it’s a great interval song!

4)      Tom Sawyer – Rush : This is one of my favorite songs for spinning when you’re doing a Climb. Slow and steady and the perfect length, love the rock soul of this piece.

5)      Changing – The Airborne Toxic Event : This song makes me want to work out. Right now.

6)      Baba O’ Reilly – The Who : Another song that motivates me! Love walking to the beat! Stress reliever too!

7)      Pumped up Kicks – Foster the People :  I just love this song, it makes me want to move and sing along. Also a great social awareness song! 

8)      Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel – This song makes me want to get up and DANCE! This is my dance in the car song.

9)      Nobody’s Gonna Break my Stride – Matthew Wilder : I don’t even need an explanation for this one.  :D

10)   Toxic – Britney Spears : I love to work out to Britney. I love Britney in general. Toxic gets my buns moving!

11)   I Like It – Enrique Iglesias : Just love this song, it’s very hip and has a GREAT beat.

12)   The Final Countdown – Europe : I adore this song. It motivates me to go go GO…because it is the final countdown.

13)   Come As You Are – Nirvana. : This is another song I love to climb to, it makes me focus and work harder.

14)   Shiny Happy People – R.E.M : R.E.M is my favorite band of all time. This is another song that makes me get up and dance, I love to work out to it!

15)   Pale Shelter – Tears for Fears : I really like Tears for Fears as a band to work out for. Their songs are catchy and upbeat…and they also go on forever. So you walk/run/spin hard!

16)    Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac : Don’t mind if I do!

17)   4 Minutes – Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake : I love Madonna. I have a lot of her on my IPod. Old school Madonna mostly but I do love this song, love it to work out to as well.

18)   You Are a Tourist – Death Cab for Cutie : I don’t really understand what the name of this band means…and I don’t know anything else they’ve done, but I like the instrumentals in this one and it has a good walking beat!

19)   Misery – Maroon 5 : I am probably one of the only people who does not LOVE Maroon 5. I can barely stand them in small doses. But the song Misery is genius and I like when it pops up on my workout shuffle.

20)   F@!$ You – Cee Lo Green : Forget ‘Forget You’, I like the real version of this song. This song is a great therapeutic tool and a fun workout song!

21)   Authority Song – John Mellencamp : I hate following the rules too, John.

22)   Save a Prayer – Duran Duran : This is another song I like to do when spinning. I have tons of Duran Duran on my album. The short-shorts do it for me I guess.

23)   Animal – Neon Trees : Upbeat and fun! Makes me want to run around in circles or something.

24)   Shot Through the Heart – Bon Jovi : Another great song by a great artist!

25)   The Sign – Ace of Base : Love to move and groove to this one!
 Miss Fat Girl in a Skinny World did a collaborative post, her list is here:

This was a TOUGH decision for my top 25 workout songs. But it’s definitely something I had fun with! Who knows, maybe at some point I’ll have to do another set!? 
1) Headstrong - Trapt
2) So What - P!nk
3) Flavor of the Weak - American Hi-Fi
4) The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
5) Picture to Burn - Taylor Swift
6) Tik Tok - Ke$ha
7) Undo It - Carrie Underwood
8) Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
9) Lose Yourself - Eminiem
10) Stronger - Kanye West
11) I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness
12) Beat It - Michael Jackson
13) Black Betty - Ram Jam
14) I Write Sins, Not Tradgedies - Panic! at the Disco
15) Rude Boy - Rhianna
16) Walk This Way - Aerosmith
17) Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
18) Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga
19) I Love Rock 'N Roll - Joan Jett
20) Hollaback Girl - Gwen Sefani
21) Livin On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
22) We Got The Beat - The Go Gos
23) Paradise City - Guns 'N Roses
24) Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
25) California Gurls - Katy Perry

OOOOOK So there's my list of 25...Was soooo hard to narrow it down to only 25 tho haha. Can't wait to see what you pick :D I would LOVE to see you blog writers come up with your workout mix! I would love to find some awesome new songs and learn about you through your taste in music! Go forth and show us what you’ve got!


  1. Pretty much the entire RIOT cd by paramore is my fav to work out to!

  2. REaLLY fun post... And I have a few new songs to add to my playlist! Thanks, ladies!

  3. Hey found you on FGIASW's blog! You, her, and I have similar tastes in music it seems. lol. I have a list posted somewhere on my blog too that I keep meaning to add to but havent in a while. I'll have to go find it later and do just that. :)