spring workout playlist!
posted: April 19, 2010
Is your workout playlist stuck on repeat? Here’s a spring workout playlist filled with old and new tracks to get your headphones (and body!) jumping.
11TH DIMENSION – JULIAN CASABLANCAS
Bummed that The Strokes are on hiatus? Me too…until I heard this album. 1/3 prog rock + 1/3 electro + 1/3 indie = a party in your ears…wooOOOoooOOoo!
LAND OF A THOUSAND DANCES – WILSON PICKETT
The #1 track that makes your Uncle Barry do the twist at family weddings.
THE SEED 2.0 – THE ROOTS FEATURING CODY CHESNUTT
Hot lyrics, a wicked bass line and Cody ChesnuTT’s soulful voice still make this song a booty shaker five years later.
GOOD VIBRATIONS – MARKY MARK
A definitive 90’s track from Mr. Six Pack himself to remind you that crop tops are back “in.” Now where did I put that ab roller?
I LOVE THE BLOODY BEETROOTS – RADIO EDIT – THE BLOODY BEETROOTS
Stuck in a workout rut? Put this song on and watch your heart raise 10 beats per minute. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re in a German festival tent – can you say gute zeiten?!?
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND – JAY-Z & ALICIA KEYS
Working towards a big goal? Imagine running the NYC Marathon and hearing this as you cross the Brooklyn Bridge….instant goosebumps.
WOMAN (MSTRKRFT REMIX) – WOLFMOTHER
www.bada$$.com, plain and simple. Take it from someone who knows: guitar slides hurt on pavement.
I WANNA LIFE – GOLDFRAPP
Try to not to overhand clap while you’re running….it’s harder than it sounds.
TENDERNESS – GENERAL PUBLIC
Quite possibly the most fun music from the 80’s never on a John Hughes soundtrack.
I’M NOT GOING TO TEACH YOUR BOYFRIEND HOW TO DANCE WITH YOU (THE TWELVES REMIX) – THE BLACK KIDS
This song will get stuck in your head for days. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
SANS SOLEIL – MIIKE SNOW
This Swedish duo make tunes perfect for cooling down post-workout – put this on & feel some bliss come your way.
GIVE IT TO ME BABY – RICK JAMES
I’m fresh out of excuses for this. Whatever – just give it to me? (Sorry, that was bad even for me).
PARANOID – KANYE WEST FEATURING KID CUDI
Okay, so he storms awards show stages and abuses the CAP lock key on his computer. This song is good. Like really, really, REALLY good.
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY) – TALKING HEADS
Talking Heads make some of the happiest music on the planet. Play on your bike ride home from yoga to extend the serenity all day long.
IF I KNOW YOU – THE PRESETS
A pulsing beat and otherworldly vocals (you may feel like an extra in Blade Runner) will make this a favourite. If you ever get the chance to see The Presets live, make it happen – they’re goooood.
HOT BLOODED – FOREIGNER
If you’ve got a problem with this song, you’ve got a problem with yourself.
EVENFLOW – PEARL JAM
Have you seen how much Eddie Vedder sweats in concert?
BLIND (FRANKIE KNUCKLES REMIX) – HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR
May this song come with a disclaimer: just because you like music from Ibiza doesn’t mean you should wear white linen pants 24/7.
What tunes make you sweat 110%?
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