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.
Without further ado, here is my brand new list of kick ass workout songs for the month of May 2014!
#10 Neon Trees – “Love In The 21st Century”:
“simply an amazing song to kick-off our Pop Psychology journey. Listeners should have no problem moving their bodies to this very track, as everything about it is completely subtle and catchy as all hell. ” www.blastyourstereo.com
#9 Big Data – “Dangerous” (Feat. Joywave):
“The song is “Dangeous” by duo Big Data, whose brand of “paranoid electronic pop music” will be sure to peak your attention. This duo is comprised of Daniel Armbruster (of Joywave) on vocals with Alan Wilkis as the producer.” www.aux.tv
#8 Jack White – “Lazaretto”:
“With this latest reboot, rock’s last action hero harnesses the dangerous power of funk — to the dismay of fanboys everywhere. But fear not: on “Lazaretto”, Jack White delivers a hectic, gleefully indulgent slice of Custard Pie.” – www.consequenceofsound.com
#7 SKATERS – “Miss Teen Massachusetts”:
“The swirling noise of the intro loops the listener in and prevents all attempts at escape; one listen to this song and it will have hoodwinked your brain into putting it on repeat.” – www.renownedforsound.com
#6 Ghost Beach – “Been There Before”:
Synth pop vibes!
#5 The Hives – “Tick Tick Boom”:
Remember this track? Yup, it’s still fun to rock out some power snatches to this bad boy.
#4 Gang of Four – “I Love A Man In Uniform” (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remix):
Funky, brass, psychedelic. This original track receives an upgrade with Karen O’s incredible vocals. This song is an absolute jam monster.
#3 Capital Cities – “I Sold My Bed But Not My Stereo”:
Current indie electro-pop sensation with yet another hit.
#2 Rudimental – “Feel The Love” (Feat. John Newman):
“Feel The Love’ is a colliding of the collective’s influences, from the wobbly D&B bassline in the verses, to the jazzy horns on the breakdown, to the soul-drenched vocals from guest feature John Newman. “You know I said it’s true/ I can feel the love, can you feel it too?” he asks, safely capping off the insanity that lies underneath. It’s anthemic, uplifting and utterly bonkers, but it works.” www.digitalspy.com
#1 The Killers – “Shot At The Night”:
The Killers worked on this track with M83’s Anthony Gonzalez; you can’t clearly hear his “Midnight City” influence on this track. The massive drum work by Ronnie “Unstoppable” Vannucci resembles Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight”. This was college basketballs 2014 March Madness theme song, and for good reasons as it inspiring, gets the blood flowing!