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Which Type of Music Do You Prefer When Working Out?

Everyone has a preference for music when doing certain activities. When I am cleaning, I like to listen to upbeat dance music. When I am working, it's pop music. When I am chilling out on a Saturday afternoon, it's mellow music. When I am working out, it actually varies from hip-hop to rock.

What about you guys, which type of music do you like to listen to when you're working out?


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mademoiselle2009 mademoiselle2009 8 years
greentea1203--- i listen to girl talk too! you just never know what's coming (well you do when you know the songs, but it's just thrilling ) anyone not heard of it? search on google &listen to animal talk on his myspace and ya can buy the albums on amazon by mp3 downloading so greaaat it's either girl talk, madonna, coldplay, some assorted rap, or i'll watch the TV at the ymca
Lovaajn Lovaajn 9 years
anything with a bit of a beat. my ex-boyfriend listens to jazz and classical music. that always cracks me up.
enSue enSue 9 years
I used to listen to electronica/trance music when working out. Nowadays I either listen to rock, pop-rock (preferably music by Garbage), Enya (if I need to distress), or nothing at all.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
i can hardly work out with music blaring in my ears because when one song is over i know that only 3-4 minutes have gone by and that makes me depressed because i do cardio for 90-100 minutes a day! i prefer magazines & really good books to keep me going... i do like listening to music when i walk to class though it helps push me through the cold weather outside - i go to school in CO!
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
I like to listen to dance music, fun pop tracks! It makes me feel all peppy and like singing haha. Music really helps me keep going when I'm feeling tired.
megizzakilla megizzakilla 9 years
The ABSOULUTE best workout song of all time is Whitney Houston's "I wanna dance with somebody". Give it a try, it will totally vamp your workout!
darlene darlene 9 years
i like to mix it up
ljshootingstar ljshootingstar 9 years
Disco baby!! Something about the Bee Gees, Donna Summer etc gets me moving like nothing else. :-)
meowtomekitty meowtomekitty 9 years
I love COUNTRY MUSIC...but i will listen to pop to work out.. it gets you in the dancing move and makes you want to work out longer.
HoneyLuv89 HoneyLuv89 9 years
Some of my favorites are Mika and Missy Elliot :)
pequeña pequeña 9 years
I listen to Blondie and David Bowie when I'm jogging.
lala788 lala788 9 years
i like to listening to rock music all the time no matter what i do
julibul julibul 9 years
The only time music REALLY helps me work out is when I'm listening to music that I can imagine that either a) I'm singing or b) I wrote the song or both. Then, I stop thinking about how much I want to get off of the treadmill, as I imagine myself being famous or having people hear how good I am at music for the first time. Time goes by a lot faster. Recorded music that I actually have played in also helps, because I remember playing it and that's also distracting. Heh, I'm a music major.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
rock! but i go easy.. as long as the music got beats i can follow and are easy on the ears :D i love em
SaraSmile SaraSmile 9 years
I'm curious as to why you made the distinction between rap and hip-hop?
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
No music for me! I like to watch cooking shows for motivation.
christel christel 9 years
Funky House or Hard House would be my work-out music :)
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 9 years
a weird mixture of punk, hip-hop, and dance music
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 9 years
I love listening to organs play. Kidding, I like dance music. :D
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Everything. All of the above. I have everything on my iPhone (my boyfriend has 130 gigs of music on his computer, so I'm not kidding when I say Everything) so I just hit random when I run. Sometimes as the gym I want to wash away the crappy day I listen to Jack Johnson. Not super upbeat all the time but feels good. And then sometimes I like to listen to the misfits. Best band ever. They're old school, check them out. Good workout music, quick, fast songs, no nonesense
sugarcupcake sugarcupcake 9 years
Nothing like Manson to get you motivated!
iheartmakeup iheartmakeup 9 years
I like something upbeat that I can sing... makes time go faster
Allytta Allytta 9 years
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
rock, rap and techno
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 9 years
When I'm running or dancing, I listen to faster rock--like Nine Inch Nails, VAST, Darkest Hour, fast PJ Harvey songs, or I listen to Girl Talk. Recently when I do stretching or yoga I've been listening to the soundtrack for "The Assassination of Jesse James" by Nick Cave (one of my favorite artists!) It's so pretty. My boyfriend and I have decided that Judas Priest's "Screaming for Vengeance" is the best music to clean house to--which, the way I do it, is pretty good exercise too!
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