The other day my husband and I were out walking with the bub and a guy jogged past us without headphones. I remarked to my husband that I don’t understand how people can walk or jog without music or a podcast or something to keep them entertained while they exercise. I know there are people for whom working out is entertaining in and of itself, so they don’t need anything else to stimulate them. I am not one of those people. When I’m slogging it out walking (or attempting to jog), or when I used to go to a gym, I can’t handle the lack of music in my ears drowning out the voice i my head that says “Give up and go home to watch a Friends rerun right now, this is BORING!”And so I present to you my current exercise playlist top 5 favourites.
Most of these are older songs, but they’re songs that pump me up and make my feet move faster when I hear them!
5. River Deep, Mountain High – Glee Cast
This is high energy from the second it starts to the second it ends. Amber Riley and Naya Rivera kill it and I think Tina Turner would be proud of those sassy ladies.
4. I Love It – Icona Pop (feat. Charli XCX)
My husband hates this song, possibly because it’s in a KMart (or is it Target?) ad, but I don’t care, I LOVE IT! See what I did there? BOOM.
3. Better Days – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
This is a song for the slower, hyperventilating section of my walk/jog. I love the folksy melody and I think I need to listen to more of the Zeros’ stuff.
2. Mr. Brightside – The Killers
I mean, really, do I need to say anything? This song rocks. I remember when it played at our wedding and my sisters and I killed it on the dance floor.
1. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
This song. THIS SONG. If ever there was a song that perfectly encompasses hope and happiness and positive energy and moving forward and all that jazz, this is it. THIS IS IT.
What are your ultimate workout tunes? Got something I should add to my playlist?
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