I cannot workout without music. I know almost all gyms have music and TVs blaring their video channel, but there’s something about hearing Taylor Swift throughout a gym filled with housewives and thirtysomething men that makes me want to run into oncoming traffic. Some of the trainers listen to hardcore rap or heavy metal to get pumped up. Some of the aforementioned housewives have iPods filled with their kids’ music because they don’t know how to operate iTunes. This week we tackle our favorite songs to workout to!
Tina’s Top 5:
5. “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand
4. “Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss” by The Bloodhound Gang
3. “Je M’appelle Guillaume” by The Distillers
2. “The Way We Move” by InnerPartySystem
1. “Of Wolf And Man” by Metallica
Honorable Mention: “The Hardest Button To Button” by The White Stripes, no pun intended, haha, just a great bass-line.
Dan’s Top 5:
5. “Like An Animal” by The Donnas
4. “Right Round” by Flo-Rida
3. “She’s Got Me Dancing” by Tommy Sparks
2. “Run the Show” by Kat DeLuna featuring Busta Rhymes
1. “We Run This” by Missy Elliot
Honorable Mention: “Huddle Formation” by The Go! Team
Angela’s Top 5:
5. “‘Til I Collapse” by Eminem
4. “I’m the Shit” by D.J. Class
3. “Move If You Wanna” by MIMS
2. “Transform Ya” by Lil Wayne featuring Chris Brown
1. “Trying To Find A Balance” by Atmosphere
Dave’s Top 5:
5. “The Morning After” by Faith No More
4. “Who The Hell Cares?” by Methods of Mayhem
3. “Divine Object of Hatred” by The Rollins Band
2. “Outshined” by Soundgarden
1. “Five Minutes Alone” by Pantara
Mark’s Top 5:
5. “Flaming June” by BT – Some good old-fashioned pulse pounding beauty for that early morning run, mid-day walk, or that long, tiring journey to help you get over the long tiring journey that the day was.
4. “Remanufactured” by Fear Factory – Aggressive industrial speed-metal converted into a disjointed and slightly awkward remix album, perfect for getting you get into that “zone”.
3. “Get To The Gone” by Static-X – Ear piercing growls and screams, bone crunching guitars and a devil rousing bass-line layered over the evil disco beats that Wayne Static and Co. do so well. Best for listening to during aggressive workouts, or when you need that extra edge to piss you the fuck off and help give you that extra mile.
2. “War/Fanfare” from Rocky, Vince DiCola – DiCola is king of the work-out tunes, period. See below for further evidence.a
1. “Training Montage” by Vince DiCola – The most recognizable and all-time GREATEST work out tune to ever grace the audio spectrum. If you have ever wanted to turn your workouts into a montage, then this is the way to do it. This song is so AWESOME that Mr. DiCola deserves both top spots for his glorious efforts.