It really depends…
Coldplays Clocks is a great song to run to… other than that I usually like something hard… like System of a Down… or something that keeps a beat like…
Oakenfold, PVD, Tiesto, Sahsa & Digweed… etc…
The soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian. It’s classical with overtones of both Wagner and Carmina Burana. Hey, if it and steroids worked for Arnold, maybe it’ll work for you… (with or without the steroids… your choice).
My current MP3 playlist (in no particular order) for the gym is:
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Microchip League - New York
CCCP - Americans & Soviets
Wyclef & Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
Saliva - Click, Click, Boom
Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
KMFDM - Light (Cellulite Radio Dub)
Dead or Alive - Sex Drive
Nitzer Ebb & Front 242 - Welcome/Headhunter/Join in the Chant
D.J. Nero - Rave Stomp
Crystal Method - Magic Carpet Ride
Foo Fighters - All My Life
Mostly its songs I use while on the treadmill running. Lifting weights is secondary to my music choices. I do a lot of FF>> on the MP3 player while running to get the right song for how good/bad I am feeling at whatever stage of my run I’m in.
You need a good half hour tape made up of your favourites… such as:
Shake a tail feather - Ray Charles
ABC - Jackson Five
Crunchy Cranola - Neil Diamond
I’m a Survivor - Destiny’s child
Nowhere to Run To - Vandross
Cherry Lips - Garbage
Jail Break - AC/DC
Throw in some monkees and some Blink 182 and your done,
Now it’s time for cool down… Aretha Franklin, and Stones or James Taylor
I have to change my workout music every few weeks.
I listen to everything from Janet Jackson to Metallica and just about everything in between.
About the only kind of music I don’t like is classical, oh opera too (ugh).
Right now I’ve got Smashmouth’s (is that right?) remake of I’m a Believer, Rollercoaster by both the Ohio Players and whatever “new” band that did a remake (peppers?). Pop Music, Madonna’s “Music”. Some stuff by Robert Plant, a few songs by the old KISS and more.
The heavy metal or hard rock stuff I save for lifting weights, the pop type stuff for cardio.