Workout Playlist

The Obvious Stuff

  • More Than a Feeling – Boston
  • Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  • Man in Motion – St. Elmo’s Fire
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  • Karma Chameleon – Culture Club
  • The Final Countdown – Europe
  • Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Sweet Child ‘O Mine – Guns and Roses
  • Cupid Shuffle – Cupid
  • Down Under – Men at Work
  • We Built This City – Starship
  • Staying Alive – Bee Gees

Less Intuitive but Still Make Sense

  • Y.M.C.A. – The Village People
  • Africa – Toto
  • Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones
  • These Boots are Made for Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
  • Airwolf theme
  • Prelude and Main Title theme (Superman) – John Williams
  • Doctor Who theme (10th Doctor)
  • Star Wars Imperial March – John Williams
  • Star Wars main theme – John Williams
  • End Credits Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade – John Williams

Getting a Bit Odd

  • My! My! Time Flies! – Enya
  • Flora’s Secret – Enya
  • All the Strange, Strange Creatures (Doctor Who Series 3)
  • Road to Camelot – Enaid
  • North by Northwest theme – Bernard Herrmann
  • Strobe (by Deadmau5) – cover by the Canadian Brass

Kind of Out There

  • Clinch Mountain Backstep – Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
  • Ana Ng – They Might Be Giants
  • Seagulls (Stop it Now) – Bad Lip Reading

Whom Are We Kidding?

  • The Marriage of Figaro (Overture) – Mozart
  • Symphony No. 40 in G Minor – Mozart
  • Meglio Stasera (sung by Miranda Martino) – Henry Mancini

Bonus Tidbit: I told my trainer today that I had a “knitter’s physique.”

2 thoughts on “Workout Playlist

  1. I have some of those tracks on my work out list too (mostly from the first two lists–ha!). I would add C+C Music Factory’s two big hits: Things that Make you Go Hmmm, and Gonna Make You Sweat, MC Hammer’s Hammertime, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s Good Vibrations, Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal (I did a ballroom routine to that one years ago when I was getting ready to compete!), Ed Sheerin’s Shape of You, almost anything by Justin Timberlake (I like his collaborative songs such as Apologize and What Goes Around Comes Around), In the House of Stone and Light by Martin Page, CooleyHighHarmony by BoyzIIMen (I actually realized recently that it is a real high school!), Dance into the Light by Phil Collins (happiest song evah), Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira, & Escapade by Janet Jackson. Newsboys Going Public album is a pretty good workout album too. There’s more, but that’s all I got right now. 🙂

    My weird one is to listen to the Word of Promise Gospels on the treadmill.

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    • Yep, there are others I would like but I haven’t added them on my phone yet. Things that jump to mind: Feels So Good (Chuck Mangioni), Set on You (George Harrison), Celebration (Kool and the Gang), Classical Gas (Mason Williams), Walking on Broken Glass (Annie Lennox), This Kiss (Faith Hill), Stand (R.E.M.), etc.


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