Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Songs that I've worked out to for YEARS

Hi all!

I see a lot of posts about current workout playlists, stating the newest songs out there.  While those are GREAT, and I definitely add new songs as I start liking them, I tend to go with my old favorites.  I have some songs on my running playlist that have literally stayed there for years.

I don't know about you, but I like listening to songs I LIKE, and know the words to, when I run.  I don't just listen to anything with a fast beat.  If I don't love the song, it's not happening.  Sometimes this means I listen to slower music, like Adele, The Lumineers, or even Jack Johnson.

My Favorite Workout Songs - those that have stood the test of time

1. Paper Planes - M.I.A.
2. Hello - Martin Solveig and Dragonette
3. Lose Yourself - Eminem
4. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magentic Zeros
5. Waka Waka - Shakira
6. Right Above It - Lil Wayne & Drake
7. Forever - Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
8. Set Fire to the Rain - Adele
9. Can't Hold Us - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
10. Literally anything by Mumford and Sons

Other Unconventional Goodies - tier 2, compared to above...

1. Time To Pretend - MGMT
2. Midnight City - M83
3. Let the Beat Build - Lil Wayne
4. Paradise - Coldplay
5. Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
6. Cinderella Man - Eminem
7. Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
8. Shake it Out - Florence and the Machine
9. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
10. Literally anything by Mumford and Sons

Current Songs I'm Loving - for good measure

1. Big Parade - The Lumineers
2. Happy - Pharrell
3. Wake Me Up - Avicii
4. White Walls - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
5. Unbelievers - Vampire Weekend
6. Burn - Ellie Goulding
7. Headlights - Eminem
8. Love on Top - Beyonce
9. Hey Brother - Avicii
10. Literally anything by Mumford and Sons

This list is in no way exclusive.  I have hundreds of songs that go in and out.  It also depends on the activity; when I run I like to zone into the music, but when I work out I like something loud and fast.  On the total opposite side of the spectrum, I do like running in silence a lot of the time.  Today I did my entire morning run with no music and it was lovely.

Do you run in silence or with music?

What are you favorite workout songs?

Do you ever listen to slower music when you workout just because you like it?


  1. I love to work out for White Walls from Macklemore. It is on my current playlist as well. It has such a slick feel to it:)

  2. I find it easier to listen to music when I run, but I try not to so I can be more alert to the noises of cars or dogs - I did have a dog jump on me once - turns out it was a really nice dog, but it was scary.