I like music. I like the pump of a hip hop beat. I like a catchy pop melody. I like the energy of house tracks. I like songs that make me feel alive, penetrate my soul, and persuade me to sing aloud despite being tone deaf. LOL. These are the songs that make up my workout playlist.
I need good music to work out but I am hardly a musicophile. According to the internet, that’s a word, I swear. I trained for a half-marathon listening to the same tracks for months! I have more CDs than MP3s. I don’t surf for songs and post cool tunes on my Facebook page. I no longer recognize the names of chart-topping artists. Wow, I’m officially a 30-something mom. I have a short playlist on my Shuffle that’s in desperate need of refreshing. Help!
These are some artists and tunes currently getting play on my iPod. A few are remixed at 135bpm for maximum sweat output. You know, that infamous techo beat. Cheesy maybe but they get the job done.
- Lady Gaga
- Britney Spears
- JT and Ciara: Love Sex Magic
- Timbaland: Morning After Dark
- Black Eyed Peas (esp. Boom Boom Pow)
- Rihanna (esp. Disturbia)
- Beyonce (esp.Ring the Alarm)
Last year’s overworked running playlist included:
- Michael Jackson (Off the Wall and Thriller)
- The Roots
- Mos Def
- Talib Kweli
- Justin, Justin and more Justin!
Please help me update my library with some serious body-pumping 2010 tracks or old school grooves. If you have suggestions for similar music, I wanna hear. If you’ve got recos with a totally different vibe, I need to know. I thank you. My ears, my feet and my butt thank you!