We're gonna need a montage!
December 26, 2013 10:58 AM   Subscribe

I was joking with someone about needing a montage for getting in shape; now I'm stuck on the idea and want to build a playlist.

I think I'm looking for up-tempo rock-ish music. Not necessarily actually used in an action movie montage, but the sort of thing that ought to be.

Going to look through this (warning: TV Tropes) for ideas, but would love to get MORE ideas.

What would you include? (Pandora seed ideas also welcome.)
posted by epersonae to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

Best answer: I've only listened to "Your Own 80's Training Montage" but these two playlists may give you some ideas.
posted by gumtree at 11:02 AM on December 26, 2013

Best answer: Goldfrapp Ooh La La works delightfully well, without the '80s cheese.
posted by mochapickle at 11:14 AM on December 26, 2013

Best answer: Here you go: https://soundcloud.com/maddecent/sets/blood-bros-series. I think these cover everything.
posted by graftole at 11:23 AM on December 26, 2013

Best answer: Definitely worth revisiting this askme from way back in 2005 (specifically about cheesy songs).
posted by O9scar at 11:24 AM on December 26, 2013

Response by poster: OMG that Blood Bros track includes the Team American montage song. SO HAPPY.

(These are all great.)
posted by epersonae at 11:33 AM on December 26, 2013

Best answer: Pacific Rim
posted by 1970s Antihero at 11:54 AM on December 26, 2013

Rocky IV being a documentary where we find out how Rocky single-handedly won the Cold War, may I suggest No Easy Way Out and Hearts on Fire? Hearts on Fire especially works if you're on, say, a stair climber or something and wind up bellowing "DRAGOOOOOO! DRAGOOOOOO!" at the end. Not that I've done that or anything.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 11:56 AM on December 26, 2013 [2 favorites]

I think you need some Loverboy (not that one about splicing pig and elephant DNA).
posted by plinth at 12:03 PM on December 26, 2013

I think as long as it includes Eye of the Tiger and You're the Best, you'll be off to a good start.
posted by theatro at 12:06 PM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: How about a little Bollywood? The training montage from Lagaan: Chale Chalo.
posted by Lexica at 6:41 PM on December 26, 2013

Well, there's obviously Gonna Fly Now, from Rocky, which I dare venture is the quintessential training montage music... but if that's too obvious maybe you'd enjoy this cover. (I know I did.)
posted by Quilford at 2:55 AM on December 27, 2013

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