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Subject: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?

Written By: faith1981 on 03/30/08 at 1:35 pm

... I need new music:  mostly for running but also for a full gym workout... I need some suggestions as I'm tired of listening to the same old stuff. I tend to buy stuff on itunes, not really wanting to mess my computer with the pirate programs.......

Subject: Re: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?

Written By: Satish on 03/31/08 at 5:23 pm

The best work out music? Well, that's up to you. It all comes down to each person's individual taste. Try and think of something that makes you feel energetic and driven.

The theme song from the first Rocky movie is generally considered a great work out song. Also, I used to like having that "Flashdance... What a Feeling" song by Irene Cara playing in my head whenever I went running.

Subject: Re: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?

Written By: midnite on 03/31/08 at 9:20 pm

Here Are Some AMAZING Upbeat Dance Tracks.....Trust Me......................
I highly recommend the Freemasons, Axwell, DT8, Shapeshifters, and Stonebridge.
If you like these shoot me an email, i have lots more.

Above And Beyond - Can't Sleep
Above And Beyond - Alone Tonight (rare dance track with male vocals)
Belanova - Te Vaz O Te Quedas (in spanish but fun and upbeat)
Asle - Golden Sun (both the original and the Haji & Emanuel Remixes are solid)
Axwell - Remix of Melo's Get Over Here (awesome male vocals)
Axwell - Feel The Vibe
DT8 - Destination
DT8 - The Sun Is Shining
DT8 - Winter
Eric Prydz - Call On Me (a MUST if you are working out. download the video too)
Freemasons - Remix of Beyonce's Green Light (amazing)
Freemasons - Remix of Beyonce's Ring The Alarm
Freemasons - Remix of Jamiroquai's Don't Give Hate A Chance
Freemasons - Love On My Mind (a classic)
Freemasons - Remix of Mosquito's Loving You More
Freemasons - Watchin'
Haji & Emanuel - Weekend (all mixes are good)
Juliet - Avalon (It's dark but grows on you slowly like mold)
Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation '06 (see where Marky Mark got his Good Vibration sample from)
Michael Gray - The Weekend (A Classic)
Michael Gray - Borderline (catchy and addictive)
Reflekt feat. Deline Bass - Need To Feel Loved (lush, orchestral, and heavenly - do not get radio edit, get the full 7 minute epic)
Rivas - Run To You (remix/re-do of the Bryan Adams classic)
Shapeshifters - Lola's Theme (you could not avoid this classic a couple of years ago)
Shapeshifters - Back To Basics
Stonebridge - One Eye Shut
Stonebridge - Put Em High
Stonebrdige - Take Me Away (Stonebridge's finest - a MUST)
Till West and DJ Delicious - Gonna Get It (evil 80's style beats)

If you want songs that are more conservative, let me know.

Subject: Re: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/01/08 at 12:19 am

The B-52s - Pump - from Funplex, 2008. 

If not that track, something else from the album is probably gonna be the upbeat track of the year.  The B-52s have kept to their 80s "fun" roots, but they no longer sound dated.  If you can imagine Hot Pants Explosion with a little more guitar edge, you've got the idea of Funplex.

Crystal Method - anything they've ever done, ever, but I'll go for 2006's Drive: Nike Original Run as the best 44 minutes you'll ever hear.  In fact, Crystal Method's Drive: Nike Original Run is one of those albums that I keep on the MP3 player for long walks or long road trips. Given that it takes about 10 minutes to work up a sweat while walking, or about 10 minutes to get from a city center to a highway, it works as well behind the wheel as it does on foot.  (I swear it's not an April Fool's Joke, I really wish FOX had given the ill-fated series Drive a full season.  The rest of the album is just really good driving music, in that it's very difficult, if not impossible, to fall asleep to it.)

As for random tracks - gotta be Motiv8 Rockin' For Myself, Herbie, Right Type of Mood, and Sotto Voce, Higher and Higher, the "Subwoofer Jesus DJ 12-inch Remix" would stand on its own, but gets bonus points for sampling porn star Dorothy LeMay in the 80s pr0n flick Taboo.  (Can anyone source the slowed-down/frequency-shifted-to-bass "Damage" sample that immediately follows the Lemay sample?)

Subject: Re: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?

Written By: robby76 on 04/02/08 at 5:06 am

I have to work out to an easy listening radio station - no choice - but I kinda like the peaceful workouts more. It's certainly more therapeutic.

Subject: Re: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?

Written By: Alex on 04/03/08 at 6:38 am

yeah I agree, it's just a lot easier to download from itunes then mess around with other stuff.....

If you're looking for workout/gym music on itunes, I highly recommend you start here:

....... if that link doesn't work, u could try this one ......

or try searching itunes for "euro club hits" -- it's the one with the logo and the different colors in back .... cheers

Subject: Re: best workout & gym trax for my ipod?

Written By: Big Nasty on 06/02/08 at 9:41 pm

I like something upbeat and a bit hard.  One of my favorites is Animal ~ Pearl Jam.  I also find some of the WWE entrance music is excellent.  I really like King of Kings by Motorhead, HHH entrance theme.  Sometimes I also like familiar songs that I can lose myself singing the words and not pay attention to how much I hate running.  Just some suggestions.

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