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Favorite Workout Song From 2008

When working out, my music is just as important to me as my sports bra. I love to listen to fun, upbeat songs that motivate me to move fast. It might be tough to decide, but which workout song should be called the Best of 2008?

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familyfitness familyfitness 8 years
One of my favorite workout playlists kicks off with 4 Minutes. Great way to get into a quick groove. But I have to say that my favorite kick-@ss, let it all out cooker for the peak of my run is -- ironically titled for this site -- "Sugar," by Kid Rock. Yes, the lyrics will make your blue-haired granny blush and I'd probably get banned from this site if I typed them here, but nothing beats that invigorating drum crescendo as you crank out the last 60 seconds of your kick. I am 41 years old, but when I sync up to that rhythm, I feel strong and defiant and I go back to my old high school track days, sprinting in full stride and leaning for the tape. Say what you want about Kid Rock, but that song is pure, raw energy, and perfect for a run.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
I'll drink cyanide if I hear Pocketful of Sunshine again. Haaaaate all these overplayed chestnuts. 4 Minutes is good to end a run with. 'Cause it's the END of a run, of course.
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
1. Don't stop the music 2. 4 minutes 3. Womanizer
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
interestingly enough - my fav songs aren't even on this list. i think that the kevin rudolf song is my favorite!
78GHM 78GHM 8 years
I love Katy Perry's "Hot N Cold." The song is kind of pop-tastic but listening to it makes sitting still practically impossible
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I absolutely love Womanizer!! Although I'm pretty sure it was written about my ex...:)!
cupcakers cupcakers 8 years
Britney's songs are the best to workout to since they are so upbeat plus I think about her (now) slamming body which makes me workout harder!
maringirl maringirl 8 years
When I'm running I usually like songs that have a little more "anger to them like Pink's "so what". But, Britney will do at any time!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Like many posters, I like Rihanna's music, too. I also like Justin's older song "Sexy Back." I like to dance to that song, too.
EastVillageAmy EastVillageAmy 8 years
I went with Rihanna, just because I listened to this most of 2008, Womanizer and Single Ladies, just the past few weeks, but they will definitely stay on the playlist for 2009.
gemini7827 gemini7827 8 years
it was a tie for me...'Womanizer' and 'Dont Stop the Music'
pyleela pyleela 8 years
Definitely Womanizer! So cathartic.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
Rihanna by far.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
anything by Rhianna and even Britney keeps me going. PCD's good too, but rhianna all the way on this vote :)
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
don't stop the music for the steady beat - good for long distance on the treadmill. Womanizer switches tempos, so it's good for light intervals. I love single ladies, but it keeps making me want to dance while on the elliptical. Not safe.
zcoral zcoral 8 years
I don't like Madonna but for sure 4 Minutes does the trick on the elliptical. Anything by Britney always keeps me moving strong too. Rihanna's Disturbia has been on repeat lately too! These are all good ones.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I really like the Pussycat dolls "When I grow up"'s so catchy and has a great rhythm.
livetolove livetolove 8 years
Okay come on... it's gotta be Brit--totally a power-trip song for me! I put it on when I need that extra boost!!!
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I love all of the uptempo Rihanna and Britney songs when I'm running. "Shut Up And Drive" was my favorite, though.
jessie jessie 8 years
don't stop the that one when i'm at the gym
laellavita laellavita 8 years
as much as i hate the overly synthed quality to it, "womanizer" has the PERFECT running tempo for me to keep time - i listen to it on loop for the whole five miles when i go out running!
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