You asked for it… you GOT IT!
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned on my Facebook page that I was getting frustrated with my workout playlist because I was not only getting bored of what I was hearing all the time but my mp3 player didn’t seem to want to play my NEWEST songs… like… EVER. And those were the ones I MOST wanted to hear …
… which meant I was spending WAY too much time during my workout hitting ‘next’ on my player trying to get to songs that would make me want to MOVE MY ASS…
And I also mentioned that I’d decided to “Sophie’s Choice” my list of over 1,000 songs down to approximately 100 of the VERY best of the best.
Someone asked me to list them all and someone else followed up to say they were also interested in my list.
I laughed and asked them if they thought I had three hours to just sit around and type out over 100 song titles and artists.
Then I got thinking.
And it haunted me because I figured maybe these would be songs YOU would find inspiring and motivating, too.
And that’s what I’m all about… helping you find ways to get to your goals.
Please keep in mind that these are songs that MOTIVATE ME… and I’m only posting this list because I was asked to.
So here’s a WARNING:
I personally have no objection to and take no offense myself to a few swear words here and there so some of these songs DO have swear words in them… if you download any of these for yourself or listen to them on YouTube and they offend you, I accept no responsibility for that.
Download at YOUR OWN RISK if you’re sensitive to that kind of thing.
And for Pete’s sake… they’re just songs. Lighten up.
BUT… if you’re at work or near children then I urge you to download and listen responsibly. Don’t get yourself fired and don’t expose impressionable young ears to naughty language.
Another thing to note is that while I do talk a lot about how angsty, anger-filled music DOES fuel me, I have an eclectic taste when it comes to workout music.
It doesn’t always need to be about crazy, harsh, grinding angst (but sometimes it does).
Sometimes it’s only the beautiful melody that makes me move… sometimes it’s only the lyrics that touch me deep inside and gives me energy. And sometimes it’s the searing hate, countless swear words and driving beat pouring out of the speakers that revs me up.
So I think you’re going to be surprised by a LOT of these songs.
And if you’re getting ready to start downloading like a demon, I should also warn you that I don’t think you’ll find some of these songs ANYWHERE on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon or anywhere else (but feel free to try).
Remember, I used to be a bit of a weirdo back in the ’80s and I have a lot of very obscure old punk, import and local collectibles in my collection. I’ve had them professionally ripped from my personal vinyl for my mp3 collection and I’m likely the only person in the world that owns an mp3 for some of them.
So, here ya go… after 3 stressful hours of typing … (haha, just kidding, it only took me about a half hour after all) … here are all 112 tracks (in alphabetical order) of my BEST OF THE BEST workout playlist.
Jackie’s BEST OF THE BEST Motivational Workout Playlist
5th Dimension, The – Age of Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In
Acid Horse – No Name, No Slogan
Adam And The Ants – Dog Eat Dog
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Aerosmith – Dream On
Anti-Flag – The Press Corpse
Armah, Bomani ‘D’mite – Read A Book
Audra – What Your Eyes Had Seen
Bauhaus – Third Uncle
Beastie Boys with Santigold – Don’t Play No Games That I Can’t Win
Belfegore – All That I Wanted
Beverly Sisters, The – The Wait
Blondie – Victor
Bodyrockers – I Like The Way You Move
Cameo – Word Up
Candlebox – You
Cars, The – Dangerous Type
Chameleons, The – Swamp Thing
Chapin, Harry – Cats In The Cradle (lol, cheesy I know… but it’s true… this song moves me)
Chemical Brothers, The – Believe
Click Click – Sweet Stuff
Cochrane, Tom & Red Rider – Ocean Blue
Constellations, The – Felicia
Covenant – Afterhours
Cracker – Low
Cracker – Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)
Cranes – Shining Road
Damned, The – Eloise
Damned, The – In Dulce Decorum
Dandy Warhols, The – Bohemian Like You
Dandy Warhols, The – Get Off
Dandy Warhols, The – Godless
Dangerous Muse – The Rejection
Deadmau5 with Kaskade – I Remember
Death In Vegas – Dirge
Derek and the Dominoes – Layla
Diamond Rings – I’m Just Me
DJ Champion – Alive Again
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Eminem – Without Me
Everlast – Let Go
Faith No More – Midlife Crisis
Fiction 8 – Let Go (hey, two songs, same name – see Everlast above)
Fischerspooner – Just Let Go [thin white duke mix] (HEY! Weird, I’m only noticing this trend now)
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
Folk Implosion, The – Natural One
Front 242 – Lovely Day
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
Gomez – How We Operate
Granddaddy – The Crystal Lake
Headless Chickens – Expecting To Fly
Information Society – Ending World 1.1
James – Lose Control
JX – You Belong To Me
K-Os – BLondes
Kasabian – Days Are Forgotten
LaTour – Allen’s Got A New Hi-Fi
LaTour – Blue
Linkin Park – Bleed It Out
Linkin Park – Burn It Down
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem (no, I am NOT embarrassed! I love the ‘everybody’s shufflin’ part)
Lords Of The New Church – Russian Roulette
Love & Rockets – Kundalini Express
Love & Rockets – Yin & Yang The Flower Pot Man
Loverboy – Turn Me Loose
Manchester Orchestra – I’ve Got Friends
Men Without Hats – Living In China
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Middle Class Rut – I Guess You Could Say
Mission UK, The – Tower Of Strength
Moby – Extreme Ways
Monkees, The – All Of Your Toys (hey, it’s a good song, shut up! lol)
Naked and Famous, The – Girls Like You
Nine Inch Nails – March Of The Pigs
Offspring, The – Gone Away
Oleander – Why I’m Here
Pennywise – Fuck Authority (hey, you expected angst? here ya go… this is as angsty as it gets)
Petty, Tom and the Heartbreakers – Running Down A Dream
Pink Floyd – Run Like Hell
Platinum Blonde – Doesn’t Really Matter
Prefab Sprout – Faron
Puscifer feat. Milla Jovavich – The Mission
Queens Of The Stone Age – Go With The Flow
Ramones, The – I Just Wanna Have Something To Do
Ramones, The – Somebody Put Something In My Drink
Redlight King – Old Man
Republica – Ready To Go
Rob ‘n Raz & Leila K – Got To Get
Roberts, Sam – I Feel You
Run DMC with Jason Nevins – It’s Like This
Shriekback – Lined Up
Simple Minds – I Travel
Simple Minds – Theme For Great Cities
Skinny Puppy – Candle
Smiths, The – What Difference Does It Make?
Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground
Streetheart – Miss Plaza Suite
Styx – Mr. Roboto (I like it, so there)
Sweet, The – Fox On The Run
Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (hey, disco has it’s place too)
Time, The – Jungle Love
TSOL (The Sons of Liberty) – Revenge
Trooper – The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car
TV On The Radio – Wolf Like Me
W.A.S.P. – Paint It Black (another ‘sweet, pure angst & nothing BUT angst’ kinda song)
Watchmen, The – My Life As A Stereo
Waterboys, The – Don’t Bang The Drum
Whip, The – Trash
Williams, Mason – Classical Gas (SHUT UP, it’s a cool song!! LOL)
Wolfsheim – Touch
Yolanda Be Cool feat. DCup – We No Speak Americano
WOO BOY!!! … There were a couple of fairly embarrassing moments for me typing THAT !! LOL …
Truthfully, I’d forgotten that I’d included a couple of those songs on my playlist and almost considered omitting them for this post but then thought “nah, I’ve never lied to my gang yet, why start now?” so you’re getting the real, honest and ‘uncut version’ of my playlist today, dear friends… embarrassing moments for me and ALL.
So? What’d ya think?
Which of these are you adding to your playlist?
Which ones do you think I’m completely out of my mind for considering it a good workout song?
Go ahead and let your comments rip, I’m not afraid of your honest feedback!
Have a fit, fun and fantastic day.