Music that burns calories

Like most people I know, there is a playlist on my iTunes called “Workout Music.”  It’s the playlist I listen to to keep up my enthusiasm for moving my body.  Fast paced, with beats that drive themselves into your head.  I rarely get through the first 10 or so selections.  Here’s my list.  What’s yours?  Suggestions for good workout songs always welcome!

1. The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War

2. Born to Be Wild (Easy Rider Version)

3. Theme song from The Magnificent Seven

4. Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

5. Theme from Hawaii Five-O

6. Pickin’ the Sun Down, John Denver

7. Scotland the Brave, Steve Reel

8. Theme from The Wild Wild West (TV, not movie.)

9. Orange Blossom Special, The Charlie Daniels Band

10. Malaguena

Here I put in some music that still inspiring, but slows down a bit.

11. Tainted Love, Soft Cell

12. For What it’s Worth, Buffalo Springfield

13. Classical Gas, Mason Williams

14. Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire

15. Mo Ghile Mear, Celtic Woman
The list goes on, speeding up again, but I almost never get that far.

One Response

  1. What a great question! Here is my list (minus the obscure gypsy music)

    Go Around Back, Kyle Bronsdon
    Shakalaka Baby, Rahman
    Man Smart, Woman Smarter, C.J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
    Spiderman, Dixie Power Trio
    Gnawin’ On It, Bonnie Raitt
    Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
    Just A Girl, No Doubt
    My Gypsy Hat, Billet Deux
    Short Skirt/Long Jacket Cake
    Jessica, The Allman Brothers Band
    Drunken Lullabies, Flogging Molly
    Vertigo, U2
    Hit The Road Jack, Ray Charles
    Hey Pocky Way, Neville Brothers
    Reelin’ In The Years, Steely Dan
    Sultans Of Swing, Dire Straits
    Steam, Peter Gabriel
    Mixed Emotions, The Rolling Stones
    Wild Wild Life, Talking Heads
    Hell, Squirrel Nut Zippers
    Theme from “Shaft”, Isaac Hayes
    Belleville Rendez-Vous (French Version), The Triplets of Belleville
    The Remedy (I Won’t Worry), Jason Mraz
    Born To Be Wild, Steppenwolf
    Cosmic Thing, The B-52’s
    Help!, The Beatles
    Life During Wartime, Talking Heads
    Love Shack, The B-52’s
    Private Idaho, The B-52’s
    Ramblin’ Man, The Allman Brothers Band
    The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, R.E.M.
    You Can Call Me Al, Paul Simon
    Feats Don’t Fail Me Now, Little Feat
    Get Up Offa That Thang, James Brown
    Think, Aretha Franklin
    Jump, Jive, An’ Wail, Louis Prima

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