Crystal has received approximately five thousand requests for workout playlists. I volunteered to fulfill these requests, because I have a ton of workout mixes on my itunes.
I forgot that my workout mixes are embarrassing.
Can I, the editor of this website, stand before you and recommend "Since U Been Gone (Jason Nevins Megamix)" and still maintain your respect and devotion? I wasn't sure.
So I kept putting it off. I thought about it at the gym, while gamely climbing the never-ending stairwell of the stairmaster, pumping my quads to the sweet sweet beats of "Case of the Ex (extended megamix)." I thought about it at home, staring at "Time After Time Remix" and wondering if anyone else found it quite as motivating as I did. Did anyone else want to cool down to Lynard Skynard's "Tuesday's Gone"? Maybe not.
Perhaps my workout mix is private. Perhaps it is more private than, say, this.
But I sucked it up and decided just get real with you about what motivates me to glide along like a gazelle on the elliptical trainer at the YMCA. Honestly however, lately I've just been listening to Mozart for Your Morning Workout because it has no words and therefore doesn't distract me from reading all the magazine articles I've downloaded to my kindle because reading is the primary point of going to the gym, obviously. Oh right and also health.
I tried my best to put the most respectable songs from my workout playlist on this playlist, but also really tried to keep it real, as aforementioned. Listen -- Britney Spears gets me going. She always has, and she always will.
Here Comes The Sun (remix) - Nina Simone
Stronger (Jack D. Elliot Radio Mix) - Britney Spears
Techno Tetris - Aphex Twin
Good Luck (Tim Deluxe Funked Club Mix) - Basement Jaxx
Paper Planes - M.I.A
Dance In The Dark - Lady GaGa
Because Of You (Jason Nevins Remix) - Kelly Clarkson
Can I Get A - Jay-Z
She's Like the Wind (remix) - Jan Wayne
SOS (Rescue Me) - Rihanna
I Want You Back (Single) - Jackson 5
Beware of the Boys (Feat. Jay-Z) - Punjabi MC
Girls' Night Out - The Knife
Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters
You Are The One - Shiny Toy Guns
Cabron - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Breathe In (Aphrodite Full Vocal Mix) - Frou Frou
Human (remix) - The Killers
Add your favourite (or most embarrassing) work out tracks in the comments below!
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