The Weight, the Loss, the Songs -- Weight Loss Songs!
July 6, 2018 5:15 AM   Subscribe

Our new condo has a really nice gym facility and I'm looking forward to using it. What are you working out to lately? Give me your favourite high energy, high motivation jams.
posted by seanmpuckett to Health & Fitness (21 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I've been listening to Grandson lately to get me hyped up. Basically anything like them or RotM is my go to especially for exercise.

Songs that appear on ALL of my workout playlists lately:
Me Too by Meghan Trainor
I Love Myself Today by Bif Naked
You Can't Stop Me Now by Lena
Oh My Gosh by Basement Jaxx
Love Bites (So Do I) by Halestorm
Dance Apocalyptic by Janelle Monae
Run Run Run by Jill Scott
Work Bitch by Britney Spears
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 5:36 AM on July 6, 2018 [2 favorites]

I always start my runs with Bad Dream by the Mowglis. Actually, I recommend the Mowglis in general for feel-good fast paced songs, like San Francisco and Alone Sometimes.

Other good songs are:
I wanna get better by Bleachers
songs from Panic! at the Disco's new album, like Dancing's not a crime and Hey Look Ma, I made it
posted by devrim at 6:30 AM on July 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

one word: Chic
posted by thelonius at 6:35 AM on July 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

I love old school RuPaul - work that body, foxy lady, snapshot are 3 go-to’s that always get me pumped!
posted by andreapandrea at 6:41 AM on July 6, 2018 [3 favorites]

I listen to Walk the Moon's Talking Is Hard album quite a lot when working out.
posted by littlesq at 6:41 AM on July 6, 2018

Mura Masa - Lovesick
Christine and the Queens - Tilted
Anything by the Beastie Boys
posted by speakeasy at 7:20 AM on July 6, 2018

I love the Muse Album "Absolution" for running... especially:

Time is Running Out
Stockholm Syndrome

Don't Stop Me Now by Queen is a favourite.
posted by JenThePro at 7:49 AM on July 6, 2018

Ella Henderson - Ghost (Oliver Nelson Remix)
4 WERKS - B. Ames
What you know - two door cinema
I’ll be alright - passionpit
B.O.B. - Outkast
Church - T.Pain
It’s not right but it’s ok (Thunderpuss remix) - Whitney Houston
Faint - Linkin Park
Get Me Bodied - Beyonce
Freedom - Pharrell Williams
Overcome - Laura Mvula
posted by buttonedup at 7:58 AM on July 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

Not the newest songs in the world but these work for me:
Roar - Katy Perry
Any of P!nk's more energetic tracks (I like Raise your Glass)
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Fighter - Christina Aguilera
Titanium - David Guetta/Sia (bonus points if you time a hard bit of your workout to "I'm bulletproof....")
posted by pianissimo at 8:51 AM on July 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

totally random:

Bulletproof - La Roux
Friday I'm in love - the Cure
Gangnam Style - Psy
Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk
I love it - Icona Pop
Light Rail Coyote - Sleater Kinney
Pork and Beans - Weezer
Somebody Told Me - the Killers
Ways to go - Grouplove
Electric Feel - MGMT
posted by permiechickie at 9:04 AM on July 6, 2018 [4 favorites]

Pon de Replay is what I use to speed myself up on workouts (and just in general)
posted by emjaybee at 9:06 AM on July 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Britney, Dua Lipa, Sia, SZA, Kendrick Lamar
posted by sara is disenchanted at 9:47 AM on July 6, 2018

listen to Walk the Moon's Talking Is Hard album quite a lot when working out.

Their Shut Up & Dance With Me is perfect on runs. Other favorite: Taylor Swift Welcome to 1989 album, Rachel Platten's Fight Song, Myriah/ODB Fantasy Remix. None of this is what I listen to on the regular, but it's perfect for an oomph when running
posted by TravellingCari at 9:49 AM on July 6, 2018

Water Me by Lizzo
posted by topophilia at 12:18 PM on July 6, 2018

Alive by Goldfrapp
posted by infinitewindow at 12:57 PM on July 6, 2018

Good as Hell by Lizzo
posted by MadMadam at 12:59 PM on July 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

Sia, Janelle Monae and Pink are my solids. Demi Lovato has some bangers too-"Sorry Not Sorry" is a favorite. I'll have to check out Lizzo-she's local!
posted by Bacon Bit at 2:09 PM on July 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

Lizzo is great! And Fitness would be perfect for weights.
posted by daikaisho at 4:17 PM on July 6, 2018

I like to figure out my pace (e.g., on the treadmill) and look for playlists at that speed. On study, you can search 160 bpm, 150 bpm, etc until you find the pace that really works for you.
posted by slidell at 11:28 PM on July 6, 2018

Propane Nightmares by Pendulum has been my absolute favourite running Power Song for about four years. The mild intro is like a build-up to just pure joyful energy at a perfect ~170bpm cadence. Great for the last 5 min on a treadmill workout.
posted by archy at 2:18 AM on July 7, 2018

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