Your 5 favorite workout songs and why?
These change all. The. Time. I listen to music 99% of the time I work out solo. (The other 1% is podcasts or audio books). Even during classes there’s some kind of music going and I leave with one song stuck in my head. I probably change up/add/subtract music from my shuffle at least once a week.
My five current fave songs:
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
I don’t know anyone who hasn’t heard this song and doesn’t start signing along – it’s just so catchy! This came on my iPod the other day when I was lifting and I caught myself mouthing the words and doing a little dance at the squat rack. Busted.
Rock My Run mixes
I first heard about Rock My Run from Katy’s blog last summer and was hooked from the first download. They offer mixes in many different genres and lengths. They do cost $, but because I got in when they were still beta (free) I get several credits to use towards purchases each month.
We Are Young – Fun
I didn’t hear this song for a while after it came out, but it just reminds me of high school, hanging out with big groups of friends and doing crazy things (though we were never at bars and such). It’s pretty mellow but still upbeat, which is great when running.
Hold My Hand – New Found Glory
Anyone else a New Found Glory fan? I’ve been listening to them since junior high and have always loved their music. This one has a great steady pulse and catchy lyrics to sing along while running. What, you don’t do that?
Middle – Jimmy Eat World
Again, another one that takes me back to high school. Catchy beat where I can run and kind of zone out for a few minutes, keeping pace with the guitar.
Ok, so my ‘whys’ aren’t deep at all – I like catchy pop tunes when I work out. Anything more complex and my mind is working to hard and my muscles aren’t.
Also, I guarantee if you ask me this question again in a few weeks time my answers will be 100% different!