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Motivational Playlist Ideas

AshEvelynnAshEvelynn Posts: 135Member, Premium Member Posts: 135Member, Premium Member
Looking to make an ultimate motivational playlist - what is that song that gets your blood and adrenaline flowing like you are in the lead and you only have ten feet to go? What is your 'eye of the tiger'?

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  • AshEvelynnAshEvelynn Posts: 135Member, Premium Member Posts: 135Member, Premium Member
    Run Boy Run by Woodkid for me
  • DX2JX2DX2JX2 Posts: 866Member Member Posts: 866Member Member
    Eye of the Tiger.
  • AshEvelynnAshEvelynn Posts: 135Member, Premium Member Posts: 135Member, Premium Member
    Well played DX2JX2.....well played.
  • bebeisfitbebeisfit Posts: 572Member Member Posts: 572Member Member
    Extraordinary by Liz Phair
  • AshEvelynnAshEvelynn Posts: 135Member, Premium Member Posts: 135Member, Premium Member
    bebeisfit wrote: »
    Extraordinary by Liz Phair

    Great addition!
  • JR188JR188 Posts: 9Member Member Posts: 9Member Member
    Alive by POD
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Posts: 2,195Member Member Posts: 2,195Member Member
    I like Highway to Hell by ACDC when I am running.
  • suefitnessaccountsuefitnessaccount Posts: 23Member Member Posts: 23Member Member
    Phenomenal and Till I collapse by Eminem
  • jondspenjondspen Posts: 144Member Member Posts: 144Member Member
    Depends on if I'm doing strength training or cardio/running. I try to keep my songs around 160 bpm for my runs, so lots of my "pump up" songs are too slow for my training cadence. Of course, Marine Corps running cadence songs still get me going...esp the ones from "Full Metal Jacket".

    "I don't know but I've been told, Eskimo p***y is mighty cold"
  • muedra52muedra52 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Matthew Wilder, Break My Stride
    Billy Idol, Can't Break Me Down
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Can't Hold Us
    Billy Idol, Dancing with Myself
    Katy Perry, Dark Horse
    Cake, The Distance
    Queen, Don't Stop Me Know
    Lady Gaga, The Edge of Glory
    George Michael, Faith
    Christina Aguliera, Fighter
    Nicki Minaj & Rihanna, Fly
    Kenny Loggins, Footloose
    Alicia Keys, Girl On Fire
    Pitbull, give Me Everything
    The All American Rejects, Gives You Hell
    Bill Conti, Gonna Fly Now
    Sia, The Greatest
    The Script, Hall of Fame
    Matchbox Twenty, How Far We've Come
    Joan Jett, I Love Rock N Roll
    A Flock of Seagulls, I Ran (So Far Away)
    The Pointer Sisters, I'm So Excited
    Elton John, I'm Still Standing
    Kelly Clarkson, Invincible
    REM, It's the End of the World As We Know It
    Kanye West, Jesus Walks
    Van Halen, Jump
    No Doubt, Just a Girl
    Pink, Just LIke Fire
    David Bowie, Let's Dance
    Calvin Harris, Let's Go
    Prince, Let's Go Crazy
    Bon Jovi, Livin On a Prayer
    Michael Sembello, Maniac
    Meghan Trainor, Me Too
    Eminen, Not Afraid
    Starship, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
    Duncan Sheik, On a High
    Imagine Dragons, On Top of the World
    MIA, Paper Planes
    Katy Perry, Part of Me
    LMFAO, Party Rock Anthem
    Huey Lewis, Power of Love
    U2, Pride
    Pitbull, rain Over Me
    Pink, Raise Your Glass
    Fort Minor, Remember the Name
    Fatboy Slim, Right Here, Right Now
    Van Halen, Right Now
    Katy Perry, Roar
    Beyonce, Run the World (Girls)
    Jay Z, Run This Down
    Tom Petty, Running Down a Dream
    Taylor Swift, Shake It Off
    Walk the Moon, Shut Up and Dance
    Pink, So What
    The Rolling Stones, Start Me Up
    LEN, Steal My Sunshine
    Britney Spears, Stronger
    Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
    The Postal Service, Such Great Heights
    Bryan Adams, Summer of 69
    Rick James, Super Freak
    Eminem, Survival
    Destiny's Child, Survivor
    a-ha, Take On Me
    Calvin Harris, This is What You Came For
    Maroon 6, This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like
    Kesha, Tik Tok
    Eminen, Till I Collapse
    Mc Hammer, Too Legit to Quit
    Kanye West, Touch the Sky
    Pink, Try
    Arena rock All Stars, Tubthumpin (I Get Knocked Down)
    DJ Snake, Turn Down For What
    Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music
    Jason Derfulo, Undefeated
    Queen, Under Pressure
    Wham, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
    Empire of the Sun, Walking on a Dream
    Katrina & The Waves, Walking on Sunshine
    Fun, We are Young
    Starship, We Build This City
    Billy Joel, We Didn't Start the Fire
    Queen, We Will Rock You
    Twisted Sister, We're Not Gonna Take It
    Katy Tiz, Whistle (While You Work It)
    New Radicals, You Get What You Give
  • muedra52muedra52 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    Smash Mouth, All Star
    The Who, Bab O’Riley
    Joan Jett, Bad reputation
    American Authors, Best Day of My Life
    Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
    Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
    Ben Rector, Brand New
    Sara Bareilles, Brave
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, Can’t Stop
    Kely Clarkson, Catch My Breath
    Kool & The Gang, Celebration
    Sia, Chandelier
    Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Come ON Eileen
    Beyonce, Crazy in Love
    Journey, Don’t Stop Believing
    Chris Brown, Dreamer
    Taio Cruz, Dynamite
    U2, Elevation
    Icona Pop, Emergency
    Janet, Jackson, Escapade
    Rachel Platten, Fight Song (Workout Mix)
    Katy Perry, Firework
    Sheppard, Geronimo
    Cyndi Lauper, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
    Fitz & The Tantrums, Hand Clap
    Pet Benatar, Hit Me With Your Best Shot
    Daft Punk, One More Time
    Madonna, Open Your Heart
    Miley Cyrus, Party in the USA
    Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation
    Katy Perry, Rise
    Real McCoy, Run Away
    Oakenfold, Starry Eyed Surprise
    Stronger, Kanye West
    Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten
    Madonna, Vogue
    Prince, When Doves Cry
    Flo Rida, Wild Ones
    Prince, 1999
  • Back2Basics2017Back2Basics2017 Posts: 51Member Member Posts: 51Member Member
    For walking or running (walking which I'm currently doing due to my weight but hope to build up to my running days that I used to do way back in my late teens and early twenties), I used no music, just the sound of nature got me thru. But when I weight trained, it took music. !!!
  • STEVE142142STEVE142142 Posts: 862Member Member Posts: 862Member Member
    My favorite workout album is Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf. If you were to look at my iPod it's the most played album and bat out of hell is the most-played song.

    After that whatever you're into and whatever gets you moving as crazy as it sounds I listen to The Beach Boys and the Eagles.
  • nw623nw623 Posts: 38Member Member Posts: 38Member Member
    I'm kind of late to the game. But for me, it really depends on what I am doing. For HITT workouts my playlist includes "Come with me Now" Kongos, "Rock Party Anthem" LFMAO, and "All Around the World" ATC.

    For my other at home workouts I love "Highway to Hell" AC/DC, "Pump It" Black Eyed Peas, "Fortunate Son" CCR.

    Whatever you choose, go for songs you like. It makes it fun that way and will make your workout way more enjoyable.
  • Amanda_B_0213Amanda_B_0213 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    I go to Hip Hop when I want to get motivated. It was a good day by Ice Cube. Gets me in rhythm! :p
  • AshEvelynnAshEvelynn Posts: 135Member, Premium Member Posts: 135Member, Premium Member
    I have got to check these out! Woo hoo!
  • DX2JX2DX2JX2 Posts: 866Member Member Posts: 866Member Member
    jondspen wrote: »
    Depends on if I'm doing strength training or cardio/running. I try to keep my songs around 160 bpm for my runs, so lots of my "pump up" songs are too slow for my training cadence. Of course, Marine Corps running cadence songs still get me going...esp the ones from "Full Metal Jacket".

    "I don't know but I've been told, Eskimo p***y is mighty cold"

    Why 160? Normal recommendations are for cadence to be 170-180?
  • jondspenjondspen Posts: 144Member Member Posts: 144Member Member
    Most of the sites I have seen agree that 'elite' or 'top performing' runners run at 170-180. I am neither. In the Corps, I ran a slower cadence with a longer stride; it just 'felt' right to me, and we had no running coaches to give us insight into proper form, other than a DI with arms as big as my thighs threatening us with sever bodily harm if we didn't get our *kitten* in gear.

    After some research, I found a few sites like this one that say average runners are in the 160-170 range. So 1, I'm trying to break bad habits and work on form, and 2, I'm training up for a sprint triathlon, so am trying to keep it slower but ensure I maintain the same tempo for the whole 3.1 miles now. I realize it's just a sprint, but as I move up in distance, I want to hold the reigns back and learn to pace myself for the long haul, esp. since I have a tendency to push hard at first, then crash later. I do expect my cadence to increase as I get use to longer run and my endurance/strength increases.
  • DX2JX2DX2JX2 Posts: 866Member Member Posts: 866Member Member
    jondspen wrote: »
    Most of the sites I have seen agree that 'elite' or 'top performing' runners run at 170-180. I am neither. In the Corps, I ran a slower cadence with a longer stride; it just 'felt' right to me, and we had no running coaches to give us insight into proper form, other than a DI with arms as big as my thighs threatening us with sever bodily harm if we didn't get our *kitten* in gear.

    After some research, I found a few sites like this one that say average runners are in the 160-170 range. So 1, I'm trying to break bad habits and work on form, and 2, I'm training up for a sprint triathlon, so am trying to keep it slower but ensure I maintain the same tempo for the whole 3.1 miles now. I realize it's just a sprint, but as I move up in distance, I want to hold the reigns back and learn to pace myself for the long haul, esp. since I have a tendency to push hard at first, then crash later. I do expect my cadence to increase as I get use to longer run and my endurance/strength increases.

    It's definitely something you have to practice but it's pretty easy to get used to. I increased my 'natural' cadence from the mid/high 160's to the mid 170's in a couple of weeks for all slower speeds (I do hit 180 or above on faster runs). It will feel odd at first but you'll find the rhythm after a couple of runs.

    You will feel a definite beneficial difference in the effort you expend when running and in the impact to your legs. Smaller strides/faster cadence allow you to run more efficiently. It's weird but you'll actually be able to relax your legs while you run and the low impact to your knees will make it feel like you're actually gliding over the ground instead of pounding it into submission.

    It's simple enough to learn. The easiest way to get started is just to run in place at your desired cadence (very similar to a high knees drill though the motions won't be as exaggerated), after a couple of seconds gradually allow yourself to start drifting forward (your feet will naturally land below your center of gravity when running in place). That's the general image and feeling to keep in your head while you run. It'll seem inefficient at first but you'll quickly get used to it. When in doubt, just focus on small steps and light feet.
  • jondspenjondspen Posts: 144Member Member Posts: 144Member Member
    Just made up a new playlist and found out I misspoke (thought the songs I was using were slower that they are). If I don't have my headsets in and just singing to myself, I use Bowie "Modern Love", which is 184. It was Billy Idol "Dancing with Myself" that was 176. Thought they were 160 and 170 respectively, but looks like I moved up and forgot. Guess I started out with some 160 songs, but your right, it didn't take long to get into the 170 range a few years ago. Now surprisingly, was able to start again (2-3 months into training after a year+ off) and pushing 180+ pretty easily for most of the run. Can't keep it all the time, but a 2-3 min slow down to catch the breath after a hill or something, and I'm back up there. Chopping my stride helps, but I just mentally pick a little slower pace (170 or so) for 1 song, then pick it back up after a few min.
  • jondspenjondspen Posts: 144Member Member Posts: 144Member Member
    Some of these are for running, some for biking. 160-180 for running. 180-200 for bike. Typically don't need to run slower than 170, but put them in just incase I hit a wall and need a motivational song. Little slower to catch my breath, and the songs just get my engine revving back up again.

    Queen Fat Bottomed Girls 89
    The Rolling Stones Little By Little 88
    The Police The Bed's Too Big Without You 91
    Boston Walk On 91
    Aerosmith Shame, Shame, Shame 92
    Led Zepplin Travelling Riverside Blues 92
    Me First and the Giveme Givemes Sunday Morning 87
    Metallica Crash Course in Brain Surgery 88
    Otis Redding Satisfaction (I can’t get no) 91
    Ray Charles Hit the Road Jack 91
    Aerosmith Love in an Elevator 94
    Red Hot Chili Peppers Breaking the Girl 178
    Whitesnake Here I Go Again 181
    Red Hot Chili Peppers Give It Away 183
    Guns N’ Roses My Michelle 103
    ZZ Top Waitin’ for the Bus 100
    Baby Please Don’t Go 205
    Led Zepplin South Bound Saurez 190
    Social D Ring of Fire 180
    Social D Story of my Life 202
    Rancid Fall Back Down 104
    Red Hot Chili Peppers Snow (Hey Oh) 102
    Ac/Dc Rock n Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution 190
    Ac/Dc Back In Black 96
    The Cult Aphrodisiac Jacket 99
    Talking Heads Take Me to the River 100
    Talking Heads Burning Down the House 206
    Dio Holy Diver 92
    Iron Maiden Running Free 94
    Iron Maiden Number of the Beast 99
    Iron Maiden 2 Minutes To Midnight 95
    Iron Maiden The Trooper 90
    Iron Maiden Wasted Years 84
    Black Sabbath Paranoid 163
    Rancid Listed MIA 168
    Rancid The 11th Hour 170
    Rancid Roots Radical 162
    Rancid Red Hot Moon 165
    Rancid Ruby Soho 162
    Rancid Fall Back Down 104
    Rancid Time Bomb 165
    Billy Idol LA Woman 90
    David Bowie Modern Love 92
    Beastie Boys Sure Shot 97
    Joan Jet Bad Reputation 101
    Joan Jet I Love Rock n Roll 95
    Golden Earring Radar Love 99
    The Champs Tequila 93
    The Trashmen Surfin Bird 199
    The Soggy Bottom Boys I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow 90
    David Bowie Starman 100
    Ac/Dc Whole Lotta Rosie 99
    Led Zepplin Over the Hills And Far Away 99
    Ray Charles I Got A Woman 100
    Buffalo Springfield For What Its Worth 99
    Queen We Are the Champions 101
    The Raconteurs Salute Your Solution 166
  • AnnieLewandowski302AnnieLewandowski302 Posts: 8Member Member Posts: 8Member Member
    "I'll Make a Man Out of You" from Mulan. :smile:
  • pinzgauerpinzgauer Posts: 5Member, Premium Member Posts: 5Member, Premium Member
    I've gotten over all of my ex-partners, but nothing beats working out / running to the tunes that make you relive past heartbreaks. It's a good reminder that you've moved to become stronger and better. Unfortunately, it's too embarrassing to share the list here (and the list is different for everyone).
    edited October 12
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