Music, the language of the soul, is as old as humanity. The therapeutic benefits of music can be traced back in time to ancient shamanistic rituals. Music, as tool of healing was recognized in the writings of Aristotle, Pythagoras and Plato. They believed that it can influence physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being and improve quality of life. In fact, there have been many recent studies that show if you listen to music while exercising, your brain will probably work better too.


metric - speed the collapse[3]#10 Metric – “Speed The Collapse”:

“Opening with the tense texture of James Shaw’s frenetic guitar, quickly adds Joules Scott-Keys’ titanic toms and the bed of frontwoman Emily Haines’ synthesizer, building a futuristic ecosystem for her taunting, sultry, cybertronic vocals rife with rhyme and imagery: “Distant like a thunderclap, watched our neighbors house collapse / Looked the other way.” These moments describe the violence done by time and a fatalistic urge to get away from the unavoidable.” –

Vampire-Weekend-MVOTC#9 Vampire Weekend – “Diane Young”:

“The song simply rocks up a storm, in a distinctly VW kind of way. Sounds like a band that still has plenty left to prove.” – Rolling Stone


walk the moon car#8 Walk The Moon – “I Can Lift A Car”:

This song is fitting for my workout sessions; especially when I’m lifting heavy weights while the chorus blasts in the background “I can lift a car up/ all by myself”.

matt-and-kim-lets-go-608x601#7 Matt & Kim – “Let’s Go”:

“Let’s Go! Let’s Go! Let’s Go!”. It’s like Matt & Kim are your personal trainers encouraging you to keep pushing.



#6 Tegan and Sara – “Closer”:

“On their new track “Closer,” the indie-rock twins Tegan and Sara play with elements of dance-pop, merging synths with fleeting electronic blips and an inviting chorus that declares, “I want you close/ I won’t treat you like you’re typical.” In the song, the duo sought to capture something undefined about young love.” – Rolling Stone


#5 Atlas Genius – “If So”:

“If So is more traditional ’80s throwbacks, but the ass-shaking, layered stadium sound shows why the former track launched them to notoriety overnight.” – Consequence of Sound


#4 Smallpools – “Dreaming”:

These guys who hail from Los Angeles have Passion Pit influences all over this track, and I love it! Great workout tune!

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#3 Good Shoes – “Under Control”:


“Under Control is the first glimpse of Good Shoes new material and they still kick out a cracking tune and you can see the band sound as if they never left and have just carried on from where they left off. If there was ever a time to bring out the “Indie-Pop” banner this is the time. Good Shoes seem to know how to churn these out.” – ContactMusic


#2 Muse – “Survival”

“Like New Order’s ‘World In Motion’, ‘Survival’ might be amongst the most ear-scorchingly, arse-burstingly, aneurysm-inducingly brilliant songs in Muse’s canon.” – NME

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#1 The Killers – “Battle Born”:

If you were thinking “isn’t this the same song featured in your transformation video”, you’d be correct! You can watch that video by clicking here. This song is magical in the sense that it gives me super powers, not only during my workouts but also throughout my difficult days. “When they knock you down, you’re gonna get back on your feet”; words to live by.

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