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I have a few favorite songs that I love to run to, but I'm in need of some new inspiration. Does anyone have any good suggestions?

My favorites are:
The King of Bedside Manor - Barenaked Ladies
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
Me Against the Music - Britney Spears
Add It up - Violent Femmes

Sat. Jan 21, 10:11am

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How about the following:

Sing, Sing, Sing - by Benny Goodman (performed by many different artists!)
There are many versions of this song, including some 8+ minute versions that really get your heart pumping. I used to do a lot of swing dancing, and believe me, this song is very fast and will get your heart rate up--most of the dancers I knew could not sustain the pace of dancing for the entire song...

There's also a CD by Keely Smith called "Swing, Swing, Swing" that's got lots of fast swing songs-- some are bewtween 1:40 and 4:12 minutes long.. Most of the songs on the CD are at a great pace for aerobic dancing or running....

Jump Jive and Wail is a pretty good song - Brian Setzer has a good version.

Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - (the CD is called "Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Miss Thing!") the song by the same name has a great up-tempo beat

There is a pretty cool Elvis song called "A Little Less Conversation"--His daughter took a song that was never released and had it mixed ia few years ago into a modern version that's pretty up-tempo and fun to listen to. Here's a link to where you can listen to it:

Saturday, January 21, 2006, 11:06 AM

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oops, try this to link to the web page


Saturday, January 21, 2006, 11:07 AM

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If you go into any music download programs and search cardio you can get a lot of great mixes that are about 140 beats per minute. They really pump me up. I love the Britney Spears cardio mixes.

Saturday, January 21, 2006, 12:03 PM

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I love the entire soundtrack for "Run Lola Run"

"Most Wonderful Girl" by Lords of Acid - makes me smile and is great for running

I second the "Sing Sing" - it's incredible!

"For Love of Money" by The OJ's - a little slower, but very strong - good for a cool-down or just getting started

"Run" (?) Pink Floyd - this one is perfect

Interestingly enough I also like "Hotel California" by the Eagles and just about anything by ACDC.

"Dare" by the Gorillaz has been absolutely rocking my work-out!

Keep the suggestions coming - great idea for a post :-)

Saturday, January 21, 2006, 12:46 PM

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Keely Smith!! you bet!
Louis Preema (probably not how it's spelled... was married to Keely)
I've been listening to US lately. they have a lot of songs that really get me goiing.
Elvis Costello... Pump it up.
Doobie Brothers

Saturday, January 21, 2006, 6:29 PM

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I am a dj as well as a fitness buff

good music-

mentiond already "dare" by the gorillaz
natasha beningfield, "unwritten"
"hip hop" by mos def
"sick" by the sneaker pimps
"survive" by hybrid
"fall into you" by soulstice
"passing me by" by the pharcyde
let me know what you think!

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 3:57 PM

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Ok, first I admit that I'm the worst at knowing actual song titles and artists and I don't have my Ipod with me today to look them up so I'll have to wing it...

-Livin' la vida loca and shake your bon-bon by Ricky Martin
-"Let's get it started, ha, let's get it started in here"-by ??
-Kelly Clarkson has some good songs for running

Oh this is too far off the top of my head...more later...

Good post!

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 4:03 PM

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This morning I started with "Into the Void" by NIN and went on from there... "sin" remix, "Juke Joint Jezebel" and "Beast" by KMFDM, "Fool's Gold" by Stone Roses.

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 4:26 PM

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"Scar" by Missy Higgins
"Chemical Party" Gavin DeGraw
"She is Beautiful" Andrew W.K. (positive affirmation!)

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 4:33 PM

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These all clock in around 120-130bpm...I use them on the cardio machines:

You Spin Me Round - Dead or Alive (Princess Julia Mix '03 is great)
Things Can Only Get Better - Dream
Don't Bring Me Down - ELO (more like 110 bpm)
It's My Life - Dr Alban
Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
Lips Like Sugar - Echo & The Bunnymen
Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim

Thursday, February 09, 2006, 4:55 PM

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