Question of the Week

What’s on Jenn’s Workout Playlist?

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What's on my workout playlist? I thought you'd never ask! Credit: Yeray Hernández

All of the FBGs swear by high-energy tunes to make their workouts the best they can be. So today’s Question of the Week is all about what’s on the iPod. And no editing or censoring allowed…

Although most of my workouts these days are done at The Fit Pit, I still manage to get in a run or two a week. And those runs are, of course, powered by good tunes. (Well, at least I think they’re good.) So, without further ado, here are the 10 most-listened to songs on my current workout playlist…

What’s on Jenn’s Running Workout Playlist

1. (4:15) Ready to Start, Arcade Fire. This is the perfect warm-up song. And after seeing them at Coachella, every time I hear those beats, it reminds me of that great trip!

2. (3:26) 212, Azealia Banks featuring Lazy Jay. Okay, so this song might be the dirtiest of all songs in the History of Songs, but holy crap if it doesn’t get in your head and make you want to move. Just try not to sing along outside or you might get some looks. Or get arrested for sexual harassment.

3. (4:56) Yummy, Gwen Stefani. Pretty sure I always have at least one or two Gwen or No Doubt songs on any workout playlist at any given time. My favorite track of late though? “Yummy.” So fun to sing along to. And it has a great beat for running.

4. (3:31) Burning Down the House, Tom Jones and The Cardigans. Yes, you read that right. Tom Jones and The Cardigans doing “Burning Down the House.” Need I say more? I thought not.

5. (4:44) Meet Me Halfway, The Black Eyed Peas. You would think that I would be sick of this song by now, but nope. I’m still jamming to it, and, to be honest, most of this album. I love the speed for a nice, steady run.

6. (7:17) 1990 Medley Mix, Paula Abdul. A full 7 minutes of the best Paula songs from the Forever Your Girl album but remixed with a wicked (circa 1990) dance beat. I know—it is too awesome for words. And another reason we want the #PleasePaula campaign to work.

7. (3:19) Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO. Wait. How did that get on there? *Sheepish grin.*

8. (3:34) Cruel, St. Vincent. So this one isn’t as high energy as what I usually run to, but it still has a great steady beat to set your pace with, and, well, I just really, really like it.

9. (3:22) Give Me All Your Luvin’, Madonna featuring Nicki Minjah and M.I.A. This song reminds me of summer, and since warmer weather can’t come fast enough, it’s pretty much a new staple in my running workout playlist.

10. (4:04) Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra. This song seems to be everywhere these days, and I can’t get enough of it. Not super high-energy, but it’s high emotion and my brain gets totally wrapped up in the story of the song. Plus, I’m a suck for a duet. Perfect as a cool down.

Yeah, so I’m not overly surprised that there are some guilty pleasures on there. You know how I like my Gwen and Paula! How similar or dissimilar is your workout playlist? —Jenn



Comments

  1. Stephanie says

    I can’t believe how much I still love LMFAO because that song and Party Rock Anthem have been played to death. But I still love it every time I hear them. Same with the Gotye song!

  2. Breebers says

    Thanks, Jenn. I have now not only downloaded the Paula dance mix, but the entire Forever Your Girl album. Retro workout music, FTW!
    Now I just need to find an animated, anthropomorphic, dancing cat with spats to work out with…

  3. Heather says

    I always have Arcade Fire on my workout playlists! Love them :)
    Newer/Older Songs great for workouts:
    +young the giant: my body (high energy)
    +hugo: 99 problems (nice beat)
    +lonely forest: turn off this song (I just like it, warm up/wind down)
    +franz ferdinand (high energy/beat)
    +givers: up up up
    +mgmt: kids
    + the go! team: huddle formation
    +matt

  4. Brei says

    Love it!
    I always drift to techno because of the beats. They always get me pumped up.

    DJ Trashy: Close Your Eyes
    DJ Trashy: Walk On Water
    Diddy and Cristina Aguilera: Tell Me
    Rihana: Run this Town
    Ago: Tell Me Where You Are
    L’Amour Toujours: I’ll Fly With You
    Eve: Let Me Blow Your Mind
    Eve: Tambourine (This beat will make you want to run for days)
    And the Ying Yang Twins always have good beats.

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