(Sort-of) Singalong Saturday, April 16th

I haven’t done a singalong post in soooo long, so it felt like it was high time to get back into it! As the theme recently is definitely one of getting healthier, I thought I’d kick it off by going through my current workout faves in these posts. I’ll no dpubt get more in-depth and old school as we go, but for now it’s a start. 🙂

WARNING: These songs will err on the side of very very cheesey. To go for the burn, I listen to a lot of artists I otherwise don’t really listen to (hello, Ke-dollar sign-ha (Glee shoutout!), Rihanna and Glee. I need a good beat to even think of breaking a sweat it seems.

Here are some of the tracks which are currently helping me cross-train / speed walk / spin….

1) Who’s That Chick? – David Guetta and Rihanna

I did warn you!

2) Tik Tok – Glee cast

Not only does this song have a wicked baseline, it also cracks me up rLinkecalling this episode of Glee. I *heart* Brittany!

3) U + Ur Hand – Pink

A bit of attitude goes a long way, right? I blame Jenna for my current Pink addiction!

4) Voulez Vous – ABBA

I always have time for Swedish pop.

5) Girl From Mars – Ash

As well as having a great riff for running or intervals, this song has the added benefit of reminding me of lots of teenage late nights, daydreaming about that dreamy violinist from orchestra you had a crush on and working out how much you had to make in tips tomorrow to make it out to the club.

If we can ever describe the awesome that was (is?) the Mosset Tavern as a club….

6) Crazy In Love – Beyoncé

Booty shaking music = good for slow weight reps. Who knew?

7) Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

Another good beat, but I have to be very careful not to air punch on the key change (“You live for the fight when that’s all that you’ve got” *punch*) if I’m walking through the park listening to this. Doing so will get you some strange looks.

Not that I’d know, of course….

8) Mr Vain – Culture Beat

90s. German. Pop. Aw yeah.

9) Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) – Florence and the Machine

This is another one which is great for strength work as well as walking / cycling, fact fans.

10) Push It – Garbage

More 90s, this time with a rockier edge.

11) The Dynamo of Volition – Jason Mraz

Good beat again – I’m a sucker for a beat I can work with! Does this song remind anyone else of Jamiroquai?

12) Used To Love You – John Legend

I *heart* this song. Which is great till you realise you’re lip-syncing along to the track whilst treadmilling, with plenty of Ricki Lake style head bops.

Stay classy, San Diego.

13) Foundations – Kate Nash

It may not be cool, but it makes me move it.

14) Bulletproof – La Roux

Always gets my toes tapping….

15) U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

I have discovered that Hammer, as well as busting a funky lyric and breaking out the Hammer pants ad infinitum, also has a cracking tune for walking here. Hammer dancing optional.

16) Hysteria – Muse

Back to more serious stuff. With a killer guitar lick thrown in. Yes.

17) Misery Business – Paramore.

I adore the lyrics to this (“She’s got a body like an hourglass/ It’s ticking like a clock”) – snarky, sassy, and over a great beat.

18) You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

In many ways, a companion piece to the Paramore tune. This piece of frothy loveliness helps me through level ten on a rainy Wednesday evening more than I think I can explain…

19) When I Grow Up – The Pussycat Dolls

Any song that has a lyric where you can mishear ‘groupies’ as ‘boobies’ is good for a a giggle, if nothing else. And giggling is good for you. And all of PCD had good abs. So there may be something there….

What do you listen to when working out, lovelies?

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  1. Emily
    16th April 2011 / 12:33 pm

    Good list! I'm a sucker for Glee music while I workout too. I like their version of Thriller/Heads Will Roll. Although, I admit that it has me looking over my should to make sure nothing scary is following me while I run. :)I also like Pretty Girl Rock (good beat, dumbest song ever. *shrugs*)

  2. MamaGee
    16th April 2011 / 11:39 pm

    Hahaha! Loved yur list of songs {didn't know all of them, tho!} But what I liked more – were your omments for each song. Had a good giggle. I am not well enough to exercise at mo and hav eno excuse for not keeping up on exercising before getting sick! But your list has inspired me to look towards taking up my exercise again once I am well – to music!

  3. Christielli
    17th April 2011 / 11:14 pm

    What?? It's not "boobies" in the Pussycat Dolls song? I always thought it was!Fun list! 🙂

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