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Blue Sky and 29 Other Songs to Add to Your Playlist


I am vehemently opposed to running with an iPod (the dreadtreadmill is THE exception), but I still like to crank the tunes at the gym or when cross training. Here are my top 30 must-have songs for working up a sweat:

Slow Jams
Blue Sky – Allman Brothers
Free – Phish
Touch of Gray – Grateful Dead

Old School
Fight for Your Right – Beastie Boys
Jump Around – House of Pain
It Takes Two – Rob Base

Just Shameful
Summertime – New Kids on the Block
Whip My Hair – Willow Smith
Baby One More Time – Brittney Spears

The Standbys
You’re the Best – Joe Esposito
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Pure Fun
Here it Goes Again – OK GO
Fell in Love with a Girl – White Stripes
Don’t Let’s Start – They Might Be Giants

High School Reunion
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
This is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
Slam – Onyx

Back to College
Shoebox – Barenaked Ladies
Hero of the Day – Metallica
Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

Stolen from my 7-year-old Daughter
Picture to Burn – Taylor Swift
Firework – Katy Perry
Defying Gravity – GLEE

New Faves
Black and Yellow – Wiz Khalifa
Give Me Everything – Pitbull
Ridin Solo – Jason Derulo

All-Time Best
It’s Tricky – Run DMC
All I Do is Win – DJ Khaled
When I Get You Alone – Robin Thicke

What tunes get you psyched up as you run, spin, pump, and step?

Today’s Workout:
Elliptical (level 4) 30:00/3.28 miles
Upper Body Weights 35:00
Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism 54:00

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