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What Kind of Music Do You Listen to When You Work Out?

After years of rocking out while exercising, I recently downloaded Mahler's Sixth Symphony and have been listening to it on long runs. It's great, I swear. While I wouldn't listen to classical while doing intervals, this addition has opened up my workout music library. I am curious about you . . .

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prencesschris prencesschris 7 years
@gumdrops334 - same here
Allytta Allytta 7 years
haha. I'm in the 1% of classical music listeners. i actually have versatile playlist but it's the same one i take with me everywhere, even to take a relaxing bath. Vivaldi and Enrico Caruso are great for post work out stretching and meditation.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 7 years
Where is techno/electronica? Because that is what really gets me in my zone!!
amandaaa amandaaa 7 years
what? why no dance/techno option??
julea julea 7 years
where is electronica? awesome. also, where is the "most of the above" button? I listen to a lot of different kinds of music when i work out. if it has a good beat, it's on my ipod. i don't even care about the lyrics. much.
blinkypink blinkypink 7 years
I listen to house music, DnB,dance and electro.Keeps me going on the treadmill.
mem952 mem952 7 years
hip hop is the best music to work out to - it's got the best beats and attitude. when the rapper is saying 'i'm the greatest' it rubs off on you and makes you run faster!
lollofit lollofit 7 years
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
Well, it depends where I'm running: if on the road, I don't listen to music (safety comes first) and instead I pray (yep, as in "Our Father, who art in heaven") I don't know if this is common, praying during workouts, but it really helps me put things in context, especially because for many, leasure exercise is an absolute luxury...Anyhow, in terms of what music I workout to, it varies between Jazz, Dance, Hip-Hop, Rock (but not metal) or whatever's on the radio
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
Depends on my mood however most of the time it is multi-genre. My top 5 tracks are: 1. Someday - Flipsyde 2. Girl For All Seasons - Northern State 3. Fall Behind Me - The Donna's 4. Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) - Hi_Track 5. How Far We've Come - Matchbox Twenty
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
Pop, hip hop, and country. Mostly pop and hip hop though.
smart-blonde smart-blonde 7 years
I'm a heavy metal listener anyway, so that's what's most likely to come up if I set the iPod to "shuffle." I'm also a fan of classic rock and the occasional '80s pop song.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I listen to all kinds of stuff...anything with a good rhythm and peppy music. This would include everything from Beastie Boys and Lady GaGa to John Philip Sousa marches. I know, I'm sort of weird, but I appreciate all kinds of music.
darkoblivion darkoblivion 7 years
Punk & heavy metal mostly... with some Rihanna & Black Eyed Peas thrown in.
pss pss 7 years
rock,indie music, something with strong beat to keep me motivated. And thin people can be very healthy.
cg130 cg130 7 years
Pop, punk, rock,'s got to be loud and either upbeat or angry!
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
Indie and electronic music that could be called "indietronica". And I think it's kind of rude to be commenting on the lady's body. Who even knows if she knew her picture was being taken and now people feel the need to comment and judge.
laellavita laellavita 7 years
I listen to all the stuff from my childhood - Britney and *N Sync, nonstop!
Frenched Frenched 7 years
I like to listen to uptempo music, like Pop but mostly Dance or Electronica. I listen to Goldfrapp's Supernature or Black Cherry a lot!
rebelkate rebelkate 7 years
I listen to Podcasts, I get bored with music. I used to have a Sony AM/FM sport player and would always flip around between talk radio programs. I run outside and need the mental stimulation to keep it interesting.
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