Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sweaty beats.

Key to good workout music?  Be your own DJ.  If it’s got a good tempo, if it makes you happy, if it makes you want to dance, add it.  If it just makes you incredibly happy, add it!  I mean, who’d think that “Stuck in the Middle with You” by Steelers Wheel would make it into a workout mix?  Well, it makes me happy, and it’s a great warmup pace.  So I use it.  There’s no wrong or right.  Just do it.

I’ve got a somewhat regular mix I use, but my roommate, Caity, and I thought it would be fun to give you our top 10 workout songs each month.  So for the month of August, here you go!

Sarah's top picks...  Listen here!
Chicago - Old Days
ELO - Boy Blue
Steelers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle With You
George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
David Bowie - Sufragette City
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Crystal Castles - Vanished
Joy Division - Isolation
XTC - Helicopter

Caity's top picks...  Listen here!  
White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
The Knack - My Sharona
Tori Amos - Big Wheel
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date with the Night
Talking Heads - Lifetime Piling Up
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Modest Mouse - Dashboard
James - Laid
Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop

It was so hard to pick just 10.
What would you have in your mix?  Do tell!


  1. Steelers Wheel, T. Rex, Yeah Yeahs, and Modest Mouse have all been staples on my workout mix!

  2. We've gotta swapsies our playlists some night!

  3. Awesome, Lindsey! And, yes - O'Leary... I will be stealing some of your top 10. I don't know how Date with the Night hasn't made it into my workout playlist. It pumps me up like crazy.

  4. I used to work out to rap music. All the big booty references take the pressure off, while the beat keeps my feet moving. The last time I worked out I was listening to kan-to-the-eay! (kanye) that shows you how long it has been since i have worked out...

  5. these songs are rad!!love bowie..he's such an icon!

  6. Thanks, lady! Maybe we'll start having a guest top 10, and I can hit you up one of these months. :)