Playlist: Workout Songs to Stay Home and Dance to

For a short time while I lived in New York City, I went to this super damn fancy gym (like, the dressing rooms had a eucalyptus steam room and Kiehl’s products and free tampons). I got a discount through work, and even though I’d never been a gym-goer, I thought maybe if I belonged to a gym it would inspire me to be less… stationary. I say belonged, but I never really belonged there, mostly because I’m not a person who likes to do structured workouts or work out at all really.

Because this gym was less like a gym gym and more like a spa that happened to have workout equipment in it, I didn’t totally hate it. I learned that I actually like to run (short distances at least) and that I get a delirious amount of satisfaction from elliptical machines (tip: try going BACKWARDS). Anyway, there was this guy I’d see occasionally who was incredibly fit and incredibly energetic and I loved to watch him while I huffed and puffed my way through a mile. Not only did he murder the stairmaster, he would flat-out dance like it was his last day on earth the whole time. I’m talking full-out: air punches, whooping, gyrating hips, all of it. I never got to the point of giving few enough fucks to do the same, but I was dancing on the inside.

This playlist is to inspire us all to be like that guy when we’re working out, and even when we’re not.

Playlist: Workout Songs to Stay Home and Dance to


Warrior – Kimbra
Echelon (It’s My Way) – Angel Haze
212 – Azealia Banks w/ Lazy Jay
A Milli – Lil Wayne
Latch – Disclosure w/ Sam Smith
Bad Girls – M.I.A.
7/11 – Beyoncé
Ni**as In Paris – JAY Z w/ Kanye West
Psy–Chic – Ssion
Sorry – Justin Bieber
WTF (Where They From) – Missy Elliott w/ Pharrell Williams
Set Me Free – Original Mix – Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique
Dark Horse – Katy Perry w/ Juicy J
I Run This Club – Cakes da Killa
Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
TiK ToK – Ke$ha
Lose My Breath – Destiny’s Child
Starships – Nicki Minaj
Wet Dollars – Tink w/ Tazer
S&M – Rihanna
Wish You Would – Mykki Blanco w/ Princess Nokia
Closer – Tegan and Sara

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Maree lives in Berlin and is usually carrying some sort of Tupperware product on her person. She's written for Marie Claire, The Rumpus, and Teen Vogue, but still has not fulfilled her lifelong dream of seeing a real blue-footed booby. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter and probably the dance floor.

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    • I think maybe its a Spotify issue and/or a browser issue. For me the link works in Internet Explorer, but not Chrome.

    • I believe if you click the STREAM link and then hit Play in Spotify, it gets you there — dancing is still possible, just an extra click away!

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