runningIf I don't have good music on my iPod, I don't have a good workout. Plain and simple. (Or, perhaps, more accurately, I don't work out at all.) But if I've downloaded a whole mess of new songs (or rediscovered old ones), I can run-walk on the treadmill for days! Pump iron until my arms feel like they're going to fall off! Do other stuff for a really long time! The intensity of my exercise is in direct correlation with what I can blast in my ears while doing so. (And don't even get me started on getting to the gym and realizing my iPod has no battery -- worst.)

Anyway, since the holidays are coming up -- along with New Year's resolutions -- I thought it would be a good time to get some new workout music. I polled the lovely ladies of The Stir, and naturally, they delivered. Here are 30 awesome workout songs that will make holiday weight gain impossible. (Thanks for the newly stocked iPod, girls!)

Ericka: "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson

Stefanie: "Part of Me" by Katy Perry

Lindsay: "Love in This Club" by Usher

Sasha: "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor

Maressa: "Your Body" by Christina Aguilera

Jeanne: "ABC's" by K'naan

Jill/Amy: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

Mary: Anything Latin -- right now "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira

Julie: "Warrior" by Nelly

Emily (Yay, Emily -- she gave us a bunch!):

"I Can Transform Ya" by Chris Brown

"Wide Awake" by Katy Perry

"Unusual" by Trey Songz

"Stuttering" by Fefe Dobson

"Run This Town" by Jay-Z, Kanye, Rihanna

"How We Do" by Rita Ora

"Put It Down" by Brandy

"Countdown" by Beyonce

"Crash Your Party" by Karmin

Sheri: Anything by Ke$ha

Adriana: "That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings

"Trompe le Monde" by Pixies

"Ooh La La" by Goldfrapp

"Showdown" by Pendulum

Nicole: Anything by Girl Talk -- especially "Warm It Up"; "Oh No"; and "Let It Out"

"Hey Hey What Can I Do" by Led Zeppelin

"New York Groove" by Ace Frehly

"Hit Me Down Sonny" by The Ting Tings

"I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" by The Scissor Sisters

What songs make YOU work out harder?

 

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