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Today's topic is Favorite Work Out Songs. My list is always changing. I'll hear a song in Dance Trance and immediately need to download it onto my iPod, or I'll rediscover an old favorite and add that to the queue. Right now I'm up to about 250 songs in my long playlist and 30 in the short one.
Three Old Favorites:
"Running Down A Dream" - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Obvious metaphors aside, this song just makes me happy. It reminds me of Spring - specifically, Braves Spring Training games, because J always plays this song when we are on the way down to watch the Braves at the Wide World of Sports. Plus, the lyrics are awesome and it makes me want to run faster.
"Jump (For My Love)" - Pointer Sisters
I'll take you down
Like no one's ever done before
If you haven't seen "Love Actually," please do yourself a favor and rent it for the sole purpose of watching Hugh Grant's character dance to this song. It will make you laugh every time.
When you're at the end of a race trying to pick off other runners, this song is fantastic motivation. Move outta my way: Pointer Sisters are blaring in my ear.
"Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" - Robert Randolph and the Family Band
To me, this song says, "move your butt." It's really fast and it has a habit of coming on at the end of my runs. That's fate, I tell you. My best friend Brooke introduced me to Robert Randolph because she has better musical taste than I do. Thanks, Brooke!
Two New Favorites
"Scream" - Usher
And now I'd like to thank Dance Trance for getting this song stuck in my head. On repeat. I have a bad Usher obsession dating back to high school. I went to his concert in 2004 and bought the DVD. It's that ridiculous. So no matter how base his lyrics get or how many crappy albums he releases, I still love him.
"Back in Time" - Pitbull
Another Dance Trance song. I mean, Pitbull's pretty cocky (he calls himself "Mr. Worldwide" for Pete's sake), but he makes fun music. Plus, I may have been one of the only people in the world that liked "Men in Black: III." Finally, this song just screams summer.
Your turn: have a favorite work out song? Let's hear it! Figuratively, of course.