The Most Important Part Of A Diet Is Your Workout Playlist.

I think we can all agree that the most important part of any diet/exercise regime is the workout playlist. I mean, the wrong song can literally RUIN YOUR DIET. So, as I re-focus on my health by eating better and working out more, my primary concern is my workout playlist. Currently, it looks like this:

Bangarang – Skrillex

Let’s Have A Kiki – Scissor Sisters

Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce

Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson

Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc

Whip My Hair – Willow Smith

We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool

Jump – Kris Kros

Roar – Katy Perry

MotownPhilly – Boyz II Men

Work B**ch – Britney Spears

The Breaks – Kurtis Blow

Bom Bom – Sam and the Womp

Hey Ya- OutKast

Now, I’m pretty happy with this playlist….for now, but I’m pretty sure after a couple weeks, it’s going to get old. So, I’m turning to you, my darling contrarians, for suggestions. What’s your favorite workout songs?

45 thoughts on “The Most Important Part Of A Diet Is Your Workout Playlist.

  1. My playlist is almost always why I actually get out for a run — I totally bribe myself with embarrassing pop music that I can’t listen to in any forum other than headphones where no one is close enough to me to hear them.

    Right now, I’m working a rotation of Avicii, David Guetta, Icona Pop, and Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

  2. Some bits…

    The Phoenix – Fall Out Boy (there’s a lot of good workout songs by Fall Out Boy)
    Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
    Invincible – Pat Benatar
    Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
    Poker Face – Lady Gaga

  3. I could not agree more! Working out is impossible without some great music. I’m a runner, so listening to music sets my pace:

    Alice in Chains-Would; Korn-Falling Away from Me; Alex Clare-Too Close, Florence + The Machine-Only if for a Night, Strangeness and Charm, and No Light, No Light; U2-Vertigo, ORIGA-Inner Universe; Godsmack-Moon Baby, Voodoo; Kings of Leon-Sex on Fire; 30 Seconds from Mars-The Kill

    Way to work it!

  4. cooper says:

    Welllll….all the playlists on my iPod are named after Python things (Mrs. Ratbag, I Don’t Like Span, Dead Parrot….etc) Fresh Fruit is the workout playlist and decorum forbids me from listing the 155 songs loaded there, but here are a few…
    Frankenstein – Edgar Winter
    Slow Ride – Foghat
    American Idiot – Green Day
    HotnCold – Katy Perry
    Backwater – Meat Puppets
    Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
    you get the idea….

  5. I might be weird but I love upbeat Motown/disco for working out- a nice bit of Earth, Wind and Fire or James Brown. Also, Bombs over Baghdad by Outkast will have you sprinting like a machine.

  6. Dani =) says:

    My workout playlist is nice and long so I can shuffle and listen to something different every time, and even with that it changes, but I do have some that never leave the list:

    Can’t be Stopped-Body Head Bangerz
    Step Up-Cheetah Girls

    The last one definitely seems out of place, but there are more pop-ish songs on the list with it xP

  7. Clarity – Zedd
    American Girl – Bonnie McKee
    Wake Me Up – Avicii
    And…All the Single Ladies
    If you’re feeling particularly badass, you could go with the much degrading, but super fun, Can’t Believe It – Flo Rida.
    Happy Sweating!

  8. Actually, my favorite work out music is Metallica. The heavy beats and guitar shredding pump me up and keep me moving fast. Although, I break it up and sometimes play Rush and the last workout I actually listened to Journey. I don’t create a playlist, just play albums.

  9. I didn’t know most of those songs… I mean, of course I know Tone Loc, Kris Kross, and Boyz II Men… but the others are mysterious. Also, I don’t work out with music. Most of the time I am by myself, but when I am on the treadmill at the gym and I make eye contact with someone I can tell they find it unsettling that they see no evidence of music…

    1. Well you should check them out! πŸ™‚

      And yes, I think if I made eye contact with you at the gym and saw you weren’t listening to music, I would totally give you the side eye. πŸ˜‰

  10. Justin Timberlake – TKO
    Dangerous – Kreashawn (or whatever the hell his name is :p)
    And lord knows who sings it, but that Inner Ninja song! It’s lasted for ages on my workout playlist – I NEED it to survive the high intensity zone!

  11. You already have Motown Philly. I can’t help you any more than that.

    Although “I Wanna Be Sedated” always gets me pumped when I clean the house (you know, once every two years).

  12. Delilah says:

    Icona Pop~ I love it
    The Ting Tings~ That’s not my name
    Justin Timberlake~ TKO and Drive-thru featuring Timberland
    And anything Ed Sheeran sings for a cool down

  13. I have separate playlists for cardio and weightlifting too! Some top motivators for me are:

    David Guetta-Who’s That Chick
    Fabolous-You Be Killin Em
    Kid Cudi-Capcom
    Ellie Goulding-Lights (Bassnectar Remix)
    Skylar Grey-Back from the Dead

    Sometimes you just need to feel like a badass.

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