Fast Take Friday


In anticipation of the sunny, summery weekend they’re predicting here in New York City,  I thought I’d wrap up the work week with a list of some of newest favorite iTunes. I’ll be listening to them during my workouts and chill time between now and Sunday. Enjoy!

Energy for the Elliptical or Tabatas (No rhyme or reason on music genres here, the tracks just keep me moving!):

  • “How You Like me Now” The House That Dirt Built (I can’t get this song out of my head since recently seeing the movie “Horrible Bosses”!)
  • “Unconditional Love” (feat. Melissa Loretta) Amurai
  • “Titanium” (feat. Sia) David Guetta
  • “Let’s Go” (feat. Ne-Yo) Calvin Harris
  • “Scream” Usher
  • “Looks That Kill” Motley Crue
  • “Shout 2000” Disturbed
  • “The Final Countdown” Europe
  • “In de Ghetto” Crystal Waters

Mellow music for cooling down, stretching or sitting at the pool, beach or backyard:

  • “Empty Streets” Late Night Alumni
  • “Like a Waterfall: Flipside Ambient Remix” JES
  • “Change Your Mind: Chill Version” (feat. Kyler England) Sunlounger
  • “Complicated” Paul van Dyk
  • “Everything” (feat. JES) Tiesto
  • “Me & You: Dimitri Andreas & Madox Remix” (feat. Rami) Mr. Sam
  • “Show Me” DJ Encore

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: good music is one of the things that keeps me motivated to move. I’m always looking for recommendations, so please don’t hesitate to share some of the tracks on your playlists. Here’s to the weekend ahead filled with good tunes, good times and plenty of reasons to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!

About LauraLovesFitness

After spending more than 10 years in the communications industry, this lifetime fitness lover and newly certified fitness professional wants to share my passion for health and well-being with others.

Posted on June 15, 2012, in Fitness, Health and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I looooove music recommendation posts! I’m going to be spotifying all day.

  2. Great playlist Laura…love the Crue! I like to run to punk rock to get me going – Ramones, Clash, Rancid always do the trick.

    I also like to workout to this mix LCD Soundsystem created for Nike which was supposed to be for joggers. It’s called “45:33”. It has a nice build-up (warm-up), then up-tempo part, then cool-down section. Here is a piece of it:

    • Thanks for the feedback, Joe! And MANY THANKS for the link to that “45:33” mix – I will have to download that ASAP! I tell you, if it wasn’t for good music, many of my workouts would have been cut short! Happy weekend!

  3. I have to listen to tunes when I run! It just takes my mind off the clock, distance, time left. I like a high energy list. I often start with U2’s “Its a Beautiful Day” to set a mood and then gradually work in tunes with more intensity as the run gets longer. My fav’s are 10 Foot Krutch’s “Fire It Up” and Rob Zombie’s “SuperBeast”. My Motley Crue song is “Knock em Dead Kid” fueling my competitive inner runner. These are just a few that keep me going. ~ Have a fit, fun weekend too!

    • Many thanks for checking in and for adding some of your recommendations! How could I forget about Rob Zombie? I also happen to be one of the biggest U2 lovers of all time – “I Will Follow” is a classic on my extended workout list. Have a GREAT weekend!

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