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Ty Ty

Locale: SE US
Songs that motivate! on 03/27/2012 18:59:29 MDT Print View

I love music that motivates you, some songs just make you want to...get off your butt and go for a run, work out, climb Everest or something. Here are a few of my current favorites.

Anyone have any good ones?

Feel So Close by Calvin Harris (Nero Remiz)
Black Betty by Spiderbait
Roll Away Your Stone by Mumford & Sons

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: Songs that motivate! on 03/27/2012 19:00:57 MDT Print View

The Black Keys, Lonely Boy.

Ike Jutkowitz

Locale: Central Michigan
re: Black keys on 03/27/2012 19:10:34 MDT Print View

Discovered that one on a recent (6 hr) drive to the UP. Lonely boy rocks!

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Songs that motivate! on 03/27/2012 20:04:15 MDT Print View

Oh gosh, lots of stuff for different moods, but all get me going in one way or another...

Heatwave - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
Hells Bells - AC/DC (love the way it starts out with just bells tolling)
Old England - The Waterboys
Get The Lead Out - Aerosmith
Is This Love - King Swamp
The Strength To Go On - Rise Against
All About Sex - Wilson Pickett (try listening to this one without smiling)
Living in the Jungle - Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
The Sound of Sunshine - Michael Franti
I Wanna Be Your Dog - Alejandro Escovedo (live)
If I Ever Leave This World Alive - Flogging Molly
Movement and Location - Punch Brothers

And, for some unexplained reason:
A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins

Daryl and Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: Songs that motivate! on 03/28/2012 10:01:53 MDT Print View

I recall hearing the Marine Corp Hymn during my graduation ceremony from bootcamp. I was moved to tears but choked them back because I would have looked so wimpy.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Songs that motivate on 03/28/2012 13:57:14 MDT Print View

TOOL "hooker with a male part"

INCUBUS "vitamin"

FOO FIGHTERS "bridges burning"

SOUNDGARDEN "jesus christ pose"

JANES ADDICTION "three days"

BAD BRAINS "house of suffering"

PEARL JAM "do the evolution"

QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE "all of there songs"


Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
musical motivation on 03/29/2012 11:04:38 MDT Print View

As a runner I feel that my playlist can make a big difference in my run.

For the walking/warm-up portion I currently listen to...

Fix You by Coldplay

Now I run in a series of 10s and 1s for 5K. The rest of my song list (in order) consists of...

Invincible by Hedley (it kind of sums up my life)

I Like to Move It (Racoon Remix) from Madagascar by Erick "More" Morillo (because I'm a big kid)

Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men (because my son uses my mp3 player)

Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira (one because of the words and two because my baby girl loves this song and dances to it with her big brother - that makes me feel motivated because I stay healthy for them)

Haven't Had Enough by Marianas Trench (to remind me that I haven't and I have further to run)

Hey Soul Sister by Train (because I am running a trail relay in downhill ski country and our team name is Sole Sisters)

This is Our Fight by The Ten Daze (because I am a Biggest Loser fan and trainer Dolvett Quince overcame his fear of the ocean and learned to surf in the last episode - this was the song that was played with the footage - really new and available on iTunes)

Popcorn by Crazy Frog (because this is a modern remix of a song by Hot Butter that we did the "Health Hustle" to in my grade-school gymnasium - it reminds me how far I've come)

Sunday Morning by No Doubt (just because I like it)

All to Myself by Marianas Trench (another one I just like)

Smooth (not the Rob Thomas/Santana version) by Ashantis from the Latin Pop Cardio CD (it reminds me of the YouTube running video below and makes me laugh - plus it runs at 128 bpm)

Marathon Thoughts

Then we are into the slowing/cooling down and I listen to...

All Summer Long by Kid Rock (because I simply like it)

followed by walking then stretching to...

One Life by Hedley (once again, I like the words)

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: musical motivation on 03/29/2012 18:34:12 MDT Print View

In c.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
In c. on 03/30/2012 05:36:34 MDT Print View

I guess I'd be showing my age if I said I grew up listening to that... lol. My brother loved Riley and also Mike Oldfield.

James W.

Locale: Mid Atlantic
RE; Songs that motivate on 03/30/2012 06:39:24 MDT Print View

It's old school but I like Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild". Good song to listen to in the car when your leaving on a trip.

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
wild on 03/30/2012 09:38:16 MDT Print View

I totally forgot about Born to be Wild... off to iTunes (lost the album in the house fire). That would be a great running song!

Jake D
(JakeDatc) - F

Locale: Bristol,RI
Re: RE; Songs that motivate on 03/30/2012 10:12:56 MDT Print View

What a day- Nonpoint

Battery- Metallica

Stupify - disturbed

Aenema - Tool

Through Fire and flames- Dragonforce

Acid 8000 - Fatboy Slim (lance armstrong fans should watch)

Du Hast - Rammstein

O Fortuna - Carl Orff (at least go to 2:40 on.. freaking awesome)

Sunshine highway - dropkick murphys

Gasoline - Seether

Edited by JakeDatc on 03/30/2012 10:19:17 MDT.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Reason to get out of bed each morning on 03/30/2012 10:22:20 MDT Print View

My son-in-law just posted this inspirational re-write:

"(to the tune of Soft Kitty)

Hot coffee, strong coffee,
Little cup of joy;
Black coffee, bitter coffee,
Boy, oh boy!"

The young man is obviously a genius!

Leslie Thurston
(lesler) - F

Locale: right here, right now
pump up the jam on 03/30/2012 10:23:35 MDT Print View

modest mouse!

Art ...
(asandh) - F
Re: Songs that motivate! on 03/30/2012 10:29:14 MDT Print View

Cold Play, can't remember songs name ...

Cold Play Running Song