Monday, August 10, 2009

Songs to Pull You Through a Tough Workout EVERYTIME!

Have you ever gone to the gym and were so uninspired that you had to FORCE yourself to keep moving in order to get through your workout?

OF COURSE you have! You know what I'm talking about...

Some days it's a struggle!

I had one of those days yesterday. I picked up my free weights, walked over to a bench, did a quick set, and that was about it for me! I started rationalizing my way out, telling myself that doing one set was better than nothing, right?

All I could REALLY think about was how fast I could get through the workout and make my way over to KFC for some delicious chicken, coleslaw and some biscuits! YUM!

That's when I had to clear my head, look to my faithful iPod, and find one of those "special" songs that can pull you through a gym of those tunes that provides you with an extra KICK, and may even cause you to thrust out an extra rep or two!

I do have a special playlist of these certain songs, but it's always good to find more songs that can inspire and pump you up!

So...I need your help...I am asking for suggestions. What are your songs that get your adrenaline pumping? I'd love to know so that I can potentially add them to my workout list as well!

I don't care how cheesy you think they may be. If they work for you, then that's all that matters!
In order to share and share alike, I have listed 10 of my favorite songs to jam out to at the gym. Each of these dittys have killer riffs that 'rock my world' upon first listen! I've even decided to rank them in terms of how "workout worthy" they are. Yes, many are older, but they still do the trick!

Please feel free to listen, and if you like, start using them yourself!
Best results occur when the volume is CRANKED UP!


10. 'Love In An Elevator' - Aerosmith

9. 'Getting Away With Murder' - Papa Roach

8. 'On and On' - Nikka Costa

7. 'Up All Night' - Hinder

6. 'One Step Closer' - Linkin Park

5. 'The Sharpest Lives' - My Chemical Romance

4. 'Life Is Beautiful' - Sixx: AM

3. 'The Beautiful People' - Marilyn Manson

2. 'Enter Sandman' - Metallica

and finally...

1. 'Till I Collapse' - Eminem
Just like the title of the song, this one will keep you moving until you are ready to collapse! Enjoy!


  1. I love that Eminem song. I need to download it again. Sounds like an army marching.

  2. What, no Lady Gaga?

  3. I love Lady Gaga! She is more on my 'running' song list. When I run I like to listen to more dance/pop stuff, but when I'm in the gym I need something harder...otherwise I struggle to get through it. :)

  4. Six Feet Under - No Doubt
    If- Janet
    Bombs over Bagdad- Outcast
    Galvanize - Chemical Brothers
    Just Like a Pill - P!nk
    When I Grow Up - PCD
    Breakin Dishes - Rihanna
    Pretty Girl - Sugarcult
    Did Ya Think - Veronicas
    I Am Me - Ashlee Simpson
    Losing Grip - Avril Lavigne
    Still Not a Player - Big Pun (Featuring incubus)
    What it's Like to Be Me - Brit
    Circus (Villians Remix) - Brit
    Piece of Me (Boz o Lo Remix)- Brit
    Fighter - Christina

    Just some on my list! Love the Blog! Read it everyday!

  5. Johnny and I were just talking about this on our drive back from Indi yesterday, some of ours included:
    Defying Gravity - Wicked
    Like a Pill - Pink
    Womanizer - Brit
    Shut up and Drive - Rhi Rhi

    Judging from your last post comment those arent very "hard" suggestions - but they get us through and onto another day!

  6. Hmm, off the top of my head:

    Kanye-The New Workout Plan
    50 Cent-Candy Shop
    AC/DC-Shook Me All Night Long
    Madonna-Hung Up
    George Michael-Freedom
    Cars-Just What I Needed
    No Doubt-Spiderwebs
    Michale Jackson-Billie Jean
    All American Rejects-Move Along
    Britney Spears-Toxic
    Janet Jackson-Feedback
    Beyonce-Crazy in Love
    Janet Jackson-Miss You Much
    Gwen Stefani-Rich Girl
    Justin Timberlake-Sexy Back
    Def Lepoard-Pour Some Sugar on Me
    Justin Timberlake-My Love
    Janet Jackson Jackson-If
    T.I.-Live Your Life
    Missy Elliot-Work It
    Kings of Leon-Sex on Fire
    Killers-Somebody Told Me
    Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child O' Mine

  7. Thought it was funny that Eminem's song had a list of his favorites in your list... it's like double! Even more helpful!! Way to go. :)

  8. 1. How Many Licks - Lil' Kim
    2. Hung Up - Madonna
    3. Celebrate - Madonna
    4. Circus - Britney Spears
    5. Looking for a Stranger - Pat Benetar
    6. Better Get to Livin - Dolly Parton
    7. Strange - Reba McEntire
    8. Honey - Mariah Carey
    9. Loverboy - Mariah Carey
    10. Bad Girl - Pussycat Dolls
    11. Get It Out me - Janet Jackson
    12. Evacuate the Dancefloor - Cascada
    13. Knowing Me, Knowing You - Abba
    14. Earth Intruders - Bjork
    15. Cold Hearted Snake - Paula Abdul
    16. Put It On My Tab - New Kids on the Block
    17. Nobody Knows Me - Madonna
    18. Smoking in the Boys Room - Motley Crue
    19. Work (Freemason's Remix) - Kelly Rowland
    20. Good Boys - Blondie
    21. The Big Dollhouse - Cast (Hairspray)
    22. I Don't Care (Machine Shop Remix) - Fall Out Boy
    23. Funhouse - P!nk
    24. Hello - Beyonce
    25. Diva - Beyonce
    26. Bulletproof - La Roux
    27. Close My Eyes - La Roux
    28. Don't Upset the Rhythm - The Noisettes
    29. Cheap Kicks - The Noisettes
    30. Open Toes - Katherine McPhee
    31. Patron Tequila (Demo) - Keri Hilson ft. T-Pain
    32. Nothing Better to Do - LeAnn Rimes
    33. American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
    34. Always on the Run - Lenny Kravitz
    34. Treat Me Right - Pat Benetar
    35. Invincible - Pat Benetar
    36. Shout - Deloris and the Sisters (Sister Act Soundtrack)
    37. Playing with the Boys - Kenny Loggins
    38. My Life, Your Entertainment - T.I. feat. Usher
    39. Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
    40. Missing You - Black Eyed Peas
    41. Alive - Black Eyed Peas
    42. I Like It Rough - Lady GaGa
    43. Poker Face - Lady GaGa
    44. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
    45. La La - Ashlee Simpson
    46. Killing You Hoes - Trina
    47. Still Da Baddest - Trina
    48. Trust Me - Brooke Hogan
    49. Simply The Best - Tina Turner
    50. It Must Have Been Love - Roxette
    51. California Girls - David Lee Roth
    53. I Ain't Missing You - Tina Turner
    54. Like Toy Soldiers - Eminem
    55. These Dreams - Heart
    56. I Drove All Night - Celine Dion
    55. Physical - Olivia Newton-John
    56. Totally Hot - Olivia Newton-John
    57. Sex Bomb (Remix) - Tom Jones
    58. Space Cowboy [Yippe-Yi-Yay] - N'Sync
    59. It's Gonna Be Me - N'Sync
    60. The Warrior - Scandal
    61. Intuition - Jewel
    67. Lights Out - Danity Kane
    68. Sucka For Love - Danity Kane
    69. Is Anybody Listening - Danity Kane
    70. Heartbeat - Madonna

  9. Wow, lots of suggestions so far! Thank you. I actually have lots of these songs already and enjoy working out to them as well.

    IF by Janet jackson is another hot one!

    I am going to have fun going through all these that i don't know...keep em coming!

  10. Paul..always eager to contribute my recent fav musical stylings for a gr8 workout!
    1. Les Aristes - Santigold
    2. Say Aha - Santigold
    3. Show Stopper - Peaches
    4. More - Peaches
    5. The Royal We - Silversun Pickups
    6. I Did it for Love - Boa
    7. Falling Anthem - Bad Boy Bill
    8. Calling You - Kat DeLuna
    9. Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    10. Zero - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    11. SOS - Jordin Sparks
    12. Walking on Snow - Jordin Sparks
    12. STuck on Repeat - Little Boots

  11. What, no Eye of the Tiger??? :)

    Awesome list. I'd have to add Guilty by Gravity Kills to it.

  12. I'm all over the place with some of these, but they definitely help...

    DJ Antoine - This Time
    Killers - Human
    O.A.R. - Love and Memories
    KOL - Use Somebody
    LMFAO - Shots
    Scooter - Faster, Harder, Scooter
    No Doubt - Excuse Me Mister
    David Guetta - Sexy Bitch
    Rihanna - Breaking Dishes 09' remix
    Basshunter - Now You're Gone
    Rihanna - Disturbia
    Alex Kidd - Born Slippy
    BEPs - Boom Boom Pow (Party Rock Remix)
    Killers - Mr. Brightside
    KoRn - Got the Life
    Linkin Park - One Step Closer
    Linkin Park - Faint
    Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff
    Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People
    Eminem - Lose Yourself
    DMX - X Gonna Give it to Ya
    Rob zombie - Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)
    Outkast - B.O.B.
    Bush - Machine Head
    Billy Idol - Dancing with Myself
    John Tepper - No Easy Way Out
    Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Face Down
    Nelly - Heart of a Champion

  13. Paul, these songs make me wanna kill a baby. Then eat it.

    Some of mine:

    Jason DeRulo - Whatcha Say
    Jordin Sparks - Battlefield
    Black Eyed Peas - Rock That Body
    Needtobreathe - Signature of Divine
    Daft Punk Aerodynamic
    The Veronicas Untouched

    And the entire Girltalk album 'Feed the Animals' - all the way through. An hour passes and I completely forgot I was running.