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Top 10 workout songs for springing ahead

March 30, 2010 · 2 Comments 

Evihn Vaszily
Staff Writer

Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets - Trick Daddy

1. Lets Go – Trick Daddy featuring Lil John and Twista

With an unforgettable guitar riff borrowed from Ozzy Osbourne’s Crazy Train, shouted vocals that are characteristic of Lil Jon and a super-speed rap performance from Twista, this song is sure to get you pumped and ready to go. After all, the name of the song says it all.

Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

2. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Obviously a notable audio force in countless movies during any action scene, this song simply could not be forgotten in this lineup. With a relentlessly driving rock rhythm that is as classic as rock itself, Eye of the Tiger will forever be a part of the workout playlist.

Soul Survivor Young Jeezy feat. Akon3. Soul Survivor – Young Jeezy ft. Akon

With a melody packing a major punch in the background and a bass line that will shake any house, the instrumentals alone make this a power tune. Put together with the message the lyrics put forth, that of being a “soul survivor,” this song has no difficulty in making the charts.

Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park4. Somewhere I Belong – Linkin Park

Packed with rich, heavy driving power chords played on distorted electric guitar, complete with screaming vocals combined with rap style performance set to uplifting lyrics, the energy will stream through your veins as this song blasts from your speakers.

Black Ice - ACDC5. Thunderstruck – ACDC

This again must be on this list for the sole purpose that it is a classic, a song used not only in countless movie action scenes but also at countless sporting events as athletes get psyched up and ready to go. Incorporating heavy rock elements and of course ACDC’s high pitched screaming vocals, this song will bring out the athlete in anyone.

Bombs Over Baghdad - Outkast6. Bombs Over Baghdad – Outkast

Moving with a light speed rhythm that characterizes the workout mentality, with an epic melody to accompany super-fast paced rapping by Outkast, one cannot help but be pushed to the limits when this song comes on.

Lose Yourself - Eminem7. Lose Yourself – Eminem

Most of us have seen 8 Mile, where we witnessed Eminem getting ready for his performance to this infamous jam. Turns out, its effect on people during physical activity is all too similar, as it does well to capture the motivation Eminem uses as he raps his lyrics and deliver it to the listener.

Petrified/Remember the Name - Fort Minor8. Remember the Name – Fort Minor

It is hard to say whether the heavy driving beat in the background, the intense melody in the instrumentation, or the lyrics that are tailored to working hard and enduring pain are what make this song most effective in getting pumped. But one thing is certain: when listening to this tune, one feels like the world has “100% reason to remember the name.”

Stronger - Kanye West9. Stronger – Kanye West

Again, the song title says enough for this song to make this list, seeing as virtually everyone working out is trying to become “stronger.” Furthermore, with hard-hitting motivational lyrics Kanye sends out the timeless message known to push people to their greatest capabilities, “That that don’t kill me, can only make me stronger.”

Bodies - Drowning Pool10. Bodies – Drowning Pool

Finally, to appeal more to the metal tastes and bring out the more brutal side of human nature, this song works perfectly to get the adrenaline flowing, and in the guys, the testosterone pumping.

  • Anton Anonymous

    I can’t argue with most of the playlist but the Drowning Pool track seems out of place. Also, AC/DC has a number of songs that are more recognizable than “Thunderstruck”. “Back in Black”, “Highway to Hell” and “Hells Bells’ to name just a few. I think that any of those tracks would be better than “Thunderstruck”. If not, then one of them should replace “Bodies”.

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