I thought I would share something a little different in this post. I’ve been busy lately, getting ready to open a new theater, hitting the gym hard, contemplating on getting into competition next year, etc. Did I mention I’ve been working out a lot? Oh I did? Well I am not the kind of guy who works out in silence. Listening to myself grunt and moan for an hour and a half isn’t my cup of tea. I absolutely have to listen to something other than my own breathing. Enter Spotify. I have my moods where I get into hardcore metal, hip hop, reggae, Maroon5 (shut up, you probably listen to them too sometimes)…but there are a few songs that are a staple every time I enter the presence of the weights. Here are my top five workout songs!
Krewella – “Alive” – this song single-handedly brought me through my first half-marathon. Something about the lyrics of “all alone, just the beat inside my soul” pumps me up. Something about being out on the course with nothing to rely on but your training, your perseverance, and your heart resonates with me. Killer poppy/dubstep, if you haven’t listened to them, do eet, do eet now!!!
Watsky – “Moral of the Story” – this song SCREAMS that “work” is what gets you that end result. When a songs lyrics include “I’ll f’in punch a dragon, even with the Himalayas in my way it’s gonna happen”, you know you have license to get pumped.
Skrillex – “Dirty Vibe” – what playlist would be complete without a little Skrillex? This song gets me pumped. I don’t know why. I think it’s because the song goes to a half time but speeds the lyrics to double time, at the same time. Confused? Me too. Just listen.
Underoath – “Reinventing Your Exit” – actually anything off of the “They’re Only Chasing Safety” album. The perfect blend of screaming with incredible singing. This is one of my favorites off this album. Although I could insert any of the first five tracks just as easily.
Every now and then I will see threads on workout music or people that are looking for new songs to jam to while they do their thang. I get that my tastes might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for me, these tracks are always on the playlist when I need that little something to ignite that fire in me. Enjoy!
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