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Motivational Music

Anyone have a few songs that they recommend to put into the MP3 player for motivation?
Some of the one that work for me areI am using Hollaback Girl, American Woman, Milkshake, Push It, Rock your body, Steal my sunshine, Switch, Trouble, Bring em out, It's like that...
Let me know some songs that pump you up.

Thanks- Jen

Tue. May 24, 9:52am

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JLO - I'm real (the fast version), aint it funny. BEYONCE - crazy in love. DESTINYS CHILD - new one (soldier) and jumpin, jumpin (ladies leave your man at home). TLC - don't want no scrubs. Sounds crazy but I also like Hilary Duff (come clean). Another one that I love is an old one but awesome -- Humpty dance (can't remember who sings it)

Love Milkshake -- that is the best!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 10:44 AM

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I've downladed a few of the songs from the soundtrack "Chicago". Some of them have a real beat.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 10:47 AM

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Humpty Dance was sung byDIGITAL UNDERGROUND. Its a classic.

--Hip hop 80's child

Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 12:32 PM

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Electronic dance music

I listen to electronic dance music, typically dj sets. you can find relatively fast music or downtempo or whatever but its a constant stream of music and if the dj is good he/she will take you on a journey and before u know it an hour has past and you've been lost in the music.

at least that works for me :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 4:33 PM

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motivational music

other awesome music to work out to are Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, and la bouche. they have some really upbeat songs, also, Cherry Poppin Daddies are cool if you can look past the language!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 10:44 AM

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a few of my favorites from my running mix:

Sandstorm- darude
Follow da Leader- Soca Boys/Chocolate Puma remix
Bang Bang- Franz Ferdinand
World Cup Song- Ricky Martin (Cheesy, but works!)
Live is Life- Hermes House Band
Hey Mama- Black Eyed Peas
(anything by M.I.A., but I love Galang)
Piss Up A Rope- Ween
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy- Big & Rich


Thursday, May 26, 2005, 10:30 PM

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I just heard "Errrtimee" by Nelly this morning. It really pumped me up when I was working out.

Friday, May 27, 2005, 7:40 AM

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Yes!! and hot in hereeeee

Summer of 2 years ago and it is still so much fun to workout to.

Monday, June 06, 2005, 5:55 PM

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You mean this one?

I just put music in the search and this is the thread....

Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 2:26 PM

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The search doesn't work for me...

Hmmmmm... I could swear there were more threads on this though...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 2:32 PM

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80's Rock Hair Bands!

Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Warrant

I also like catch dance tunes from Britney Spears and NSync...they put a little spring in my step

Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 6:29 PM

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American Pie Soundtrack

music is alternative and has some fast and slower songs, but I can just close my eyes, and sing away while busting my butt

Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 7:09 PM

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Venus-bananarama its my favorite for working out

Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 7:59 PM

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Somehow I came into a copy of Gillette's "on the attack" cd (short *ick man) several years ago. I recently cleaned out my cd's and was going to throw it out. After listening to it, though, I decided to keep it. If I don't feel like doing anything, I put this in. Great for working out-especially if you are not to happy with guys in your life right now! *wink, wink*.


Thursday, October 13, 2005, 1:33 PM

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I don't know if age has anything to do with what music we like, but I'm 28 and here's what I work out to:

If I need to be pumped up, sometimes loud and angry works: Linkin Park, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit

If I want to do a lot of self-reflecting and thinking: Anything by Paul Schwartz (The Aria Collections), Josh Groban, Ronan Hardiman (RIverdance composer), and Delerium.

Motivational music: Shakira (good for belly-dancing), J-Lo, Beyonce.

Thursday, October 13, 2005, 3:41 PM

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All I know is that I want to have abs like Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. Probably will never happen, but a girl can dream, right?! And I want to be able to shake and dance like she does. Ever seen the commercials with the people listening to their Ipods or whatever and they're all calm on the outside and their reflection shows them dancing and shaking it and going crazy? I LOVE it! That's how I feel when I'm listening to my music.

Thursday, October 13, 2005, 3:55 PM

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I usually listen to the following on my ipod when working out or even cleaning the house...
Anything by the Black Eyed Peas, Prince, Go-Go's, Blondie, Dixie Chicks & No Doubt
Also, agree with previous poster about loud & angry...
Limp Bizkit, Tool, Rage Against the Machine (might be dating myself a bit here)

For more mellow I go for Jack Johnson, Alison Krauss & Dave Mathews Band.

Thursday, October 13, 2005, 6:20 PM

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I too love Alisson Krauss for mellow... not really workout music for me though. My fave is still an MTV Party To Go cd from 10 years ago. I need upbeat and fast for working out.

Thursday, October 13, 2005, 8:12 PM

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I guess I might be dating myself as well but when working out nothing gets me going like loud and angry music. I listen to a lot of stuff I listened to as a teen, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Ted Nugent, Queensryche, Nine Inch Nails, sometimes I even throw in some Joplin, The Cure.
When I want mellow I listen to my tastes today, Jack Johnson, Damein Rice and lots others. Funyy back then I thought the stuff I liked was hard core, hearing it today I realize how mellow it actually is.

Friday, October 14, 2005, 9:48 AM

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Queens of the stone age! The best. I can't remember what they're popular song is called (came out a couple of years ago) but it is sheer genius. They are the first real band to come out in a while.

Friday, October 14, 2005, 12:33 PM

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found a new one this weekend (well - they're not new, but their new cd). Green Day - American Idiot CD - I've been a green day fan for many years since they are from the bay area - but this CD has to be one of my new favorites for "pumping me up"

Sunday, October 16, 2005, 5:46 PM

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The Right Mix

Music is my life so I've researched this subject to death! I've found that I start out my workout just fine but get tired by the third song so I make sure that my third, fourth, and fifth songs are the most intense and effective ones I have in my playlist. So I put a very happy song on first then build on that to my favorite ones closer to the end. It makes me want to keep going so I can hear my favorites. I use two playlists so that I can alternate them every other day and don't get tired of the same thing every day. I also don't let myself listen to my favorite songs unless I'm working out. I love Gwen, Beyonce, Prince, Black Eyed Peas...those are all starter songs for me. But it's the Rob Zombie's and the Godsmack angry music that keeps me going when I want to quit. Living Dead Girl is my last song on all playlists. I guess it's my personal theme song and I won't quit until I hear that song. The Gap Band's Early in the Morning and You Dropped A Bomb on Me are two songs that you can't be still to. You just can't. The Bird by the Time...Give yourself a theme song and save it for last. Put your favorites further down your play list to keep you going when you want to stop. Use songs that carry a personal message like : FIghter by Christina Auguleria, Survivor by Beyonce, RIde Like the Wind by Chris Cross, One of the Zombie songs says "Never Gonna Stop, No, Never Gonna Stop. There's a song called "Let's Go!" and it's awesome, too. It's rap/hip/hop like. P. DIddy has Breathe Stretch Shake too! Good luck!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005, 1:55 PM

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for some strange reason, I find Phish very motivating. Not the weird atonal stuff, but the jammy, rock and roll stuff.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:03 AM

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CRAZY in LOVE, beyonce and Jayz. I play it over and over. They have it goin on.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:05 AM

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You might want to check out the following link. It was a previous post and there were alot of good songs listed on there.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 8:44 PM

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here is the link so you don't have to cut and paste.


Sunday, October 22, 2006, 11:22 AM

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Motivating songs for me.

A techno song, and it's called SaTiSfAcTiOn by bennybenassi I absolutely love it,

Wednesday, July 04, 2007, 8:11 PM

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I really like a lot of RuPaul songs for working out. They have the perfect beat, and good words too--work it girl!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 1:43 PM

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Upbeat Music

Destiny's child #1s CD has at least 8 upbeat songs. the most motivational one is "Lose my breath" 'with the marching band music in the background. I use that cd to clean my kitchen every night and I definitely plan to use it to get my walk on around the neighborhood track.

also, if you're into it, old skool hiphop like Salt N Pepa also have great uptempo beats to get you movin..."Push it"will motivate you to no end!

Thursday, July 05, 2007, 1:58 PM

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Red Jumpsuit Apparatus- FACE DOWN
Gwen Stefani- WIND IT UP
Black Eyed Peas- HEY MAMA

Wednesday, August 01, 2007, 9:47 AM

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Canned Heat!

by Jamiroquai!! This song always gets a smile on my face and a beat that gets my butt shakin!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007, 11:09 AM

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Uppity Blues Women!!!

Fast, upbeat, all about powerful women.

Men don't seem to like the lyrics. Gee, I wonder why???

Wednesday, August 01, 2007, 12:52 PM

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synergy song

I love this song and found it on youtube synergy.


Friday, February 20, 2009, 8:28 AM

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Motivational Music

I downloaded some motivational music from Musivation. It's music plus motivation...they have free songs in the top left of the site, on the play button.


Sunday, February 22, 2009, 2:12 AM

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system of a down

i found that while jogging or weightlifting, listening to system of a down ( mesmerize) gave me added adrenaline.

Sunday, February 22, 2009, 10:54 PM

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Motivational Music, Inspirational Songs

Just Finished a new Motivational Playlist! Follow the link for my 50 favorites


Monday, November 09, 2009, 2:58 PM

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The Best

There is a great song called "You're the Best!!!" by the motivational rock band, The Best. There is a link to a free download on their Facebook page at Or you can download it at


Thursday, January 28, 2010, 10:44 PM

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I love listening to rock from the beginning of 00 and rap like Eminem. But actually, I would pay attention to how you listen to music. The better the sound system, the steeper the immersion in music, IMHO.

Saturday, June 06, 2020, 2:28 PM

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You know, this kind of motivation is not my cup of tea. I usually like to imagine driving my car with loud music. This is amazing. I have already bought my car and I need to check this out and read about under seat subwoofer. My friends told me about this service last month and I haven't checked yet

Sunday, June 07, 2020, 9:57 AM

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