It’s a new month, which means a fresh top 10 list of workout songs are about to be unleashed on you! If you ever need a “pick me up” or want to make your workout more enjoyable, don’t drink a 4 hour energy, just add these tracks to your music playlist.
Here is my top 10 for April 2012:
10- Black Kids – “I’m Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You”: This upbeat infectious pop song is so much fun to sing along to. It doesn’t hurt that the lead singer Reggie Youngblood has a similar sound to Robert Smith of The Cure. Listen to this song for a nice pick me up during your workout, then dance all night long to it.
9- Kid Cudi – “Cudi Zone”: I started to really get into Kid Cudi after seeing him perform live last November at Orlando Calling. He’s not your typical rapper, his music is not directed toward violence; his music actually makes you feel good! I love working out while singing the lyrics “I’m feelin’ alright..I’m feelin’ alright”.
8- The Strokes – “You Only Live Once”: The Strokes are known for having the most bad-ass guitar riffs; guitar riffs make me go hard in the weight room, this track is no exception. Frontman Julian Casablancas punctuates each line with an “uh-huh” or “uh-oh” in such a way that’s very enjoyable to listen to.
7- Cranberries – “Zombie”: This song is a CLASSIC; it has entered my SHREDFAT workout playlist recently and has gotten several plays. The bass is vicious, and the guitar really captures the heaviness that The Cranberries want you to experience.
6- The Naked & Famous – “Punching In A Dream”: This song is a superb slice of indie-poptronica; it has euphoric mix of synths and distorted guitars contrasting with the melancholic lyrics that results into something very enjoyable.
5- Grouplove – “Tongue Tied”: You might have heard this song during a commercial for Apple. I saw Grouplove perform live (met them too) a few weeks ago, and man they were so energetic! During the show I was thinking to myself that I needed to add some of their songs to my workout playlist. This track feels like it belongs on the dance floor and is currently my go to song from them when I need a pick me up. Enjoy.
4- Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – “Phenomena”: This song is a fist pumping rocker! I start stomping my feet as if they have a mind of their own. Karen O’s vocals are seductively special, a real pleasure to listen to.
3- The Black Keys – “Howlin’ For You”: This song is an absolute blues rock-infused trip that will keep you coming back for more and more. Catch me singing along “Da da,da da,da” during my workout; it’s fun, you try it!
2- Passion Pit – “Sleepyhead”: This song is the epitome of pop bliss! Anyone who hadn’t heard it before would love it, and anyone who already had would nod appreciatively. The delicious hooks and slabs of melody is exactly what you want to hear when working out.
1- The Naked & Famous “Girls Like You”: This song is on heavy rotation during my workout sessions. I love how it starts off slowly and builds brightly. I love this band because they clearly have an electronic edge but they are approaching its music from more of a rock than electronic angle. The chorus is powerful and catchy, it’s everything you would want in a workout song. Check these guys out, enjoy!
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