iPod Workout Music Playlist

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  1. Alan says:

    I’d say you should definitely add some White/Rob Zombie. There’s a lot of anger there to really pump you up.

    Personally, I can’t listen to a static playlist when I workout; the music gets predictable and distracting. Instead, I listen to Pandora on my Droid. Just pick a genre or base band, and it streams a wide variety of songs along those lines. Best of all, it’s free!

  2. Jill says:

    Stayin’ Alive – BeeGees
    World, Hold On – from “Noah’s Arc Jumping the Broom” movie sdtrk.

  3. Bob says:

    I like your list – I’ll have to check a few of those out. What song usually begins your workout and what ends it? Also, did you list Paparazzi twice on purpose?

    Here’s one that I use constantly that I didn’t see on yours:

    Kevin Rudolf – Let It Rock


  4. Kirsten says:

    Bad Girlfriend- Theory of a Deadman
    Sin with a Grin- Shinedown
    One and Only- Timbaland and Fall Out Boy

  5. Jim says:

    Sparkle – Phish (trust me on this one).

  6. Kevin says:

    Thanks! Been looking for a good workout playlist. This list should give me plenty of tracks I’ll enjoy.

  7. Cory says:

    I was going to ask when you would post your playlist again…. quit reading my mind! We have a lot of the same songs on our playlists…. Linkin Park is one of my motivaters! I have a few Britney Spears songs, (yes I do, shoot me) they are fast but less pounding than the Linkin Park songs. Rhianna has some great upbeat music too.
    I see some songs on your playlist that I want to check out, thanks. (a 46 year old mom LOL)

  8. John says:

    Megadeth – Reckoning Day
    Slayer – Here Comes the Pain
    Anthrax – Fueled
    Andrew W.K. – Party Hard
    Sum 41 – Over My Head

  9. Dan says:

    LOL….just listened to this, and I’m not getting the “THIS TUNE PUTS ME IN THE ZONE” vibe from it, but to each their own…

  10. Dan says:

    Always been a fan of the Rocky movie series compilation, if you can tolerate 80’s synth jams

  11. Candal says:

    Bad Romance-Lady Gaga
    Jesus Walks-Kanye West (Perfect beat for abs)
    Def Leppard-Animal or Pour Some Sugar on Me (Just for fun)

    Love your blog!!

  12. Alexis says:

    Killer playlist! BOB is one of my clutch songs when I really just want to get off the treadmill.

    I also really like “The Hand that Feeds” by Nine Inch Nails. I ran an entire 5K just listening to that song.

  13. Matt K. says:

    I have been working out to Rise Against and The Bouncing Souls. I need to make a good workout playlist so I don’t get bored of one band but way too much of the music on my iPod is my normal winter slow music. It’s hard to work out to Death Cab for Cutie or Mates of State. +44 and The Riverboat Gamblers will be added to my workout play list too.

  14. Steve says:

    Could deal w/o the Garth Brooks, but otherwise I like that playlist.

    Did you change the layout last night?

  15. Ashley says:

    scum of the earth – rob zombie

    One of my fav 🙂

  16. Gary says:

    Nothing from The Killers?? ‘All These Things That I Have Done’ always gets me pumped up. ‘Spaceman’ is also on my playlist.

  17. Ashley says:

    down with the sickness – disturbed

  18. Andrew says:

    The cover of I Will Survive by Cake rocks my socks off.

  19. Gina E says:

    Great topic!
    Personally, I’ve gotta have Sublime in my workouts. I love Santeria. Gets me going. Also like April 29,1992, Wrong Way, What I Got, and more. Might be a little slow for you, but their songs take my mind off the silly notion that I can’t do one more pushup or go one more mile.
    Also, I didn’t see any Red Hot Chili Peppers. That’s another great one for me.
    Oh, and Abba, but I think that’s a girl thing. 🙂

  20. Stella says:

    I love that you have Powerman 5000 on your playlist – I didn’t think anyone not from Boston even knew who these guys were. Since I also have Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” on my gym playlist, here’s some that I’m sure you’ll like:

    Misfits – We are 138
    Joy Division – Warsaw
    The Ting Tings – Shut Up and Let Me Go
    Bring Tha Noize – Public Enemy w/Anthrax

    If you want to search out a couple of obscure bands, try “Sweatpants” by Rock City Crimewave or “Roll” by Cracktorch.

  21. sarah says:

    Whitesnake – Here I go again. A good pump up song for me. I have a lot of the songs you have on my play list already. Good mix!

  22. Jenn says:

    Heart of a Champion – Nelly

  23. Tyler says:

    I love Garth Brooks. You need more culture, son. And yes, you might have seen a sneak preview of this design. You must have been up on 344 late!

  24. Tyler says:

    Such awesome songs, both of these Ashley.

  25. Tyler says:

    White/Rob Zombie is such a good combination. I don’t mind static playlists, because they’re not really static to me. I can change them on a daily basis, I plug my iPod into the PC as soon as I get home from the gym every night.

  26. Josh Ramirez says:

    The faster the treadmill- i fight dragons.
    overtime- akon & T-pain.
    Paper Wings- Rise against.
    Invincible-Adelita’s way.
    The Dirt whispered-rise against.
    Sooner or later-Breaking benjamin.

  27. Tyler says:

    I’m not allowed to listen to the BeeGees.

    My ears forbid it. 🙂

  28. Tyler says:

    I didn’t know she was listed twice, but that explains why I’m already sick of Paparazzi.

    Let it Rock is a good song, thanks.

  29. Tyler says:

    Never heard of Timbaland, but I love Shinedown.

  30. Tyler says:

    Can’t stand Phish. For real.

  31. Tyler says:

    What songs on the list are your favorites?

  32. Tyler says:

    Linkin Park is a new classic. I love their music.

    I don’t know how many Rhianna songs I’ll be listening to while I workout, but I don’t mind Britney Spears.

  33. Tyler says:

    Love it, Hearts on Fire is a great track from that series.

  34. Tyler says:

    Thanks, I love your comment! Kanye West, personal problems aside, can make some really powerful music.

    Pour Some Sugar on Me is a classic, too.

  35. Tyler says:

    Bombs over Baghdad is an extremely fast song. Andre 3000 (or whatever you want to call him) is so talented.

    Unfortunately though, I’m sad to report that I never really got into the NIN. It’s probably because of the lack of talent.


  36. Tyler says:

    Yeah, I can’t listen to slow music. I wouldn’t be able to push myself in the gym listening to Death Cab for Cutie.

  37. Tyler says:

    Mr. Brightside is a favorite of mine. Never listened to Spaceman, though.

  38. Tyler says:

    Cake is good, but I’ve never listened to I Will Survive by them. I will definitely have to put that on “the” list.

  39. Tyler says:

    Like Nine Inch Nails, I tried to like Sublime but I just couldn’t. I am not sure why, I just don’t like their tracks. Lyrics are fine, it’s just the tempo/beat or whatnot.

    RHCP has some good workout songs, too. We can definitely agree with some Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    And Abba — no idea.

  40. Tyler says:

    I’ve heard of Public Enemy, but none of the other artists that you listed on your playlist. I’ll be downloading them shortly!

  41. Tyler says:

    Sooner or Later is a wicked song. Come to think of it, pretty much every Breaking Bejamin song is fast and loud.

  42. Tyler says:

    I need to get my hands on an entire Nelly CD, I know there are a quite a few songs that I could download from him.

  43. Tyler says:

    Thanks — I like to listen to new things!

  44. René says:

    Fort Minor – Remember the name

    Chorus goes: It’s 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember the name.

    So true. Especially the pain part 😉

  45. Homer Allen says:

    I like some skindred they are ragga punk metal check them out

  46. Michelle says:

    Two Tower – Clint Mansell
    * Instrumental only, but I find it quite encouraging.
    The End Has Come – Ben Moody
    Click Click Boom – Saliva

  47. Craig says:

    Some ideas:

    Kesha: Tick Tock
    Elbow: Grounds For Divorce
    Michael Jackson: Jam
    Michael Jackson: Smooth Criminal
    Lady Gaga–Monster
    Rob Zombie–Never Gonna Stop

    Like your list!

  48. Katie says:

    Anything Black Eyed Peas is great for running- especially their new album! I also find that dance tracks, while annoying most of the time, are great for the consistent beat.

  49. Jim says:

    I love Phish and was surprised to hear it coming out of the spinning class at the gym I used to belong to (which has since closed).

  50. Erinn says:

    Proven by Hatebreed. It’s a good mix of angry and motivational.

  51. Craig Caruso says:

    Some Coheed and Cambria

    Welcome Home
    No World for Tomorrow
    Ten Speed

  52. DavidA says:

    Sometimes a good Madonna song helps get me going, especially “Give It 2 Me” or “Jump”

  53. drew says:

    Good timing – here’s the list I’m loading into my iPod this week:

    311 – All Mixed Up
    311 – Beautiful Disaster
    AC/DC – Thunderstruck
    Alice in Chains – Check My Brain
    Alice in Chains – Nutshell
    Audioslave – Be Yourself
    Audioslave – I am the Highway
    Audioslave – Show me How to Live
    Beck – E-Pro
    Blacked Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
    Buckcherry – Crazy Bitch
    Buckcherry – Everything
    Buckcherry – Lit Up
    Buckcherry – Sorry
    Daughtry – It’s Not Over
    Daughtry – No Surprise
    Eminem – Lose Yourself
    Eminem – Till I Collapse
    Fatboy Slim – Praise You
    Fatboy Slim – The Rockafeller Skank
    Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly
    Foo Fighters -Times Like These
    Fuel – Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
    Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley – Going On
    Gnarls Barkley – Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want To Make Love To You
    Gnarls Barkley – Run
    Green Day – American Idio
    Green Day – Basket Case
    Green Day – Welcom to Paradise
    Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O Mine
    Joe Satriana – Summer Song
    Joe Satriani – Satch Boogie
    Joe Satriani – Surfing with Alien
    Killers – Somebody Told Me
    Korn – Freak on a Leash
    Led Zeppelin – Hey Hey What Can I Do
    Led Zeppelin – Rock and Roll
    Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
    Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff
    Limp Bizkit – Rollin’
    Linkin Park – New Divide
    Linkin Park – What I’ve Done
    Living Colour – Behind The Sun
    Living Colour – Cult of Personality
    Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder
    Maroon 5 – This Love
    Metallica – Master of Puppets
    Metallica – One
    Metallica – The Day that Never Comes
    Moby – Honey
    Muse – Resistance
    Muse – Starlight
    Mutemath – Chaos
    Mutemath – Typical
    Nine Inch Nails – Head Like a Hole
    Pink – Please Don’t Leave Me
    Pink – So What
    Pink – Sober
    Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
    Queens of the Stone Age – Go With The Flow
    Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
    R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
    R.E.M. – The One I Love
    Rage Against the Machine – Bombtrack
    Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name Of
    Rage Against the Machine – Testify
    Ray Lamontagne – Let it Be Me
    Ray Lamontagne – You Are The Best Thing
    Rev Theory – Hell Yeah
    Rise Against – I Give It All
    Seven Mary Three – Cumbersome
    Seven Mary Three – Water’s Edge
    Shinedown – Devour
    Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
    Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock
    Smashing Pumpkins – Zero
    Social Distortion – Bad Luck
    The Cult – Fire Woman
    The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
    The Cult- Love Removal Machine
    The Who – Baba O’Reilly
    The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
    U2 – Magnificent
    U2 – Mysterious Ways
    U2 – Vertigo
    Velvet Revolver – Fall to Pieces
    Velvet Revolver – Slither

  54. Jenny says:

    Uprising – Muse

  55. SK says:

    Dragonforce – anything from their album “Ultra Beatdown” is a wonderful workout song.

  56. Brooke says:

    I love this post. I’m always looking for new workout music. Thanks for the ideas. Here’s a few of my favorites…
    It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
    Blah Blah Blah – Ke$ha
    If you like Reggeaton these are good Rompe – Daddy Yankee & The Anthem – Pitbull
    Right Round – Flo Rida

  57. Do you like the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, or Hinder?

  58. Melissa says:

    Rap is great for me. It takes knowing your artists and beats to find something that works with your tempo, but I personally love 50 cent. At least 75% of my workout is his music. “Go, go, 50 in the house!”

  59. Jimmy says:

    Anything from Prodigy is really excellent for getting your cardio up. Since others are suggesting, might I suggest Queen – We Will Rock You as a motivational song.

  60. Dani says:

    She wants to move – NERD ( pharrel)
    I know you want me – Pitbull
    Never Scared – Bonecrusher
    Universal Mind Control – Common
    Shots – LMFAO

  61. Sarah says:

    I personally work out the best when I’m listening to rock/angry music.

    “The Clincher” by Chevelle
    “They’ll Never Get Me (Word with You)- Drop Dead, Gorgeous

  62. Nadine says:

    WHAT!! no Black eyed peas?????!!!!!

  63. Nadine says:

    Enigma is good too!

  64. GymDJ says:

    I’m with you. When I’m at the gym it’s mostly hard rock when I lift weights and pop / techno / rap when I do cardio.

  65. KristI says:

    Saliva – click click boom
    buck cherry – crazy bitch
    JT, TI, Jamie Foxx – winner (the bball commercial song)
    sons of Sylvia – love left to lose
    dirty money – hello good morning
    mudvayne – scream with me
    usher – OMG

  66. LoganF says:

    Prayer of refugee.- Rise against.

  67. Steven says:

    The Crystal Method

  68. Stefanie says:

    Let it Roll by Divide the Day

  69. Jessica says:

    Same here (:
    Not a big fan of the BeeGees, I’m more of a Breaking Benjamin, Madina Lake kind of girl (:

  70. Jessica says:

    I really think you should look up Legends and Never Take Us Alive by Madina Lake, and look up story of the year’s message to the world, cannonball, and stuff like that. And Hollywood Undead, and The Used, Eminem, and Hawthorne Heights. And lastly, Papa Roach.

  71. Kevin says:

    Nickelback – Animals

  72. jay says:

    how bad do you want it-tim mcgraw

  73. Tammy says:

    Bon Jovi- It’s My Life

  74. Kat says:

    If you look up the remix version of any song you like, or look up dubstep music, those are all great to get you pumped up for a good workout.

  75. Sara says:

    Great suggestions!
    I’ve been looking for some energizing songs like these to motivate me to get fit for summer. I found some really good workout playlists on Shape.com; my favorite is http://www.shape.com/fitness/workouts/playlists/pop_workout_mix. Hope this helps!

  76. Felipe says:

    A motivating song for me (and one of my favs) is Immediate music by Electric Romeo.
    Instrumental, but very upbeat song that should be on your list…

    Hope you like it. Best regards.

  77. Jam says:

    First off: You are an inspiration to me!
    Second: Add Foxy Shazam to your list of music! You will not regret it! 🙂
    Happy Summer!

  78. Taylor says:

    Miss Hilton (cant think of who its by )

  79. jackie says:

    Trivium this world cant tear us apart. omg such a goood workout tune ^^

  80. Nathan says:

    The Get Up Kids – either album: Four Minute Mile or Red Letter Day

    I like Red Letter Day better, it is 30 minutes long – great if you want to listen to one upbeat rock album during a cardio workout.

    A couple others:
    The Pixies – Monkey Gone to Heaven
    Third Eye Blind – Graduate
    TV on the Radio – Wolve Like Me
    The Cribs – Mirror Kissers
    The Lawrence Arms – Album Apathy and Exhaustion
    Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing
    Kanye West Feat. Daft Punk – Stronger (this one is a must)
    Mos Def – Album Black on Both Sides
    A Tribe Called Quest – Album Midnight Marauders
    The Pharcyde – Passing Me By

    Plenty more suggestions – plenty of time to listen to tunes on a 4 or 5 hour ride 🙂

  81. Santiago says:

    You should try a little of Crossfade, specially Colors n Cold

  82. SHANTELE says:

    I like “let the bodies hit the floor” by disturbed

  83. Tess says:

    Booty Bounce – Dev
    Bottoms Up – Trey Songz
    Boyz – MIA
    Bulls on Parade-Rage Against the Machine
    Burning Up-Ladytron
    Dragula-Rob Zombie
    Epic-Faith no More
    Jerk It-Thunderheist
    Lady Killa – MIA
    Lapdance – N.E.R.D. and Paul Oakenfield
    Like a G6 – Far East Movement
    Magic – LadyHawke
    Major Tom – Shiny Toy Guns
    More human than human – Rob Zombie
    Party Up- DMX
    People of the Sun-Rage Against the Machine
    Pepper-Butthole Surfers
    Power-Kanye West
    Sad Sad City-Ghostland Observatory
    Talk Dirty to Me-Poison
    What Ever happened-The Strokes
    Wherever I may Roam – Metallica
    54321-Kid Sister

    just to name a few!

  84. courtney says:

    Gotta say, Jesus Built My Hotrod – Ministry is my favorite running song EVER!! Actually, anything by Ministry is pretty good for running. Also have on my running playlist;

    Are you gonna be my girl – jet
    Brass monkey – beastie boys
    crazy bitch – buck cherry
    cryin like a bitch – godsmack
    hot in herre – nelly
    i can transform ya – cris brown
    i dont want to be in love – good charlotte
    nightmare – avenged sevenfold
    psychosocial – slipknot
    say youll haunt me – stone sour
    never gonna stop (red kroovy) – zombie
    take it off – kesha
    super tight – jackie Q

    among others – but these are some of my faves!

  85. Dani says:

    Black eye Peas – Pump it ( Travis Barker remix)

  86. anuj says:

    i’m not a playlist expert but i got a suggestion : eminem’s ‘soldier’ . Try it

  87. kmcvista says:

    rage against the machine, guys! RATM!

    try bombtrack, killing in the name, know your enemy… guaranteed to pump you up.

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