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Holiday Weight Gain Has No Chance Against These 30 Awesome Workout Songs

by Nicole Fabian-Weber on December 17, 2012 at 6:31 AM

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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Filed Under: weight loss, exercise


  • c_gal...


    December 17, 2012 at 8:17 AM
    "I'm sexy and I know it" lol
  • Summe...
    -- Facebook comment from

    Summer Nicole Jackson

    December 17, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    TONS Of awesome music, I like oldies, hip-hop, dance and alternative:

    Good Vibrations - Marky Mark
    Hot Right Now - DJ Fresh ft. Rita Ora
    Absurd - Fluke
    Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle
    Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix) - Kid Cudi
    100% Pure Love - Crystal Waters
    Sweat (ft. Lil' Jon) - Casely
    Can't Stop Moving - Sonny Jim
    Anything Could Happen (Blood Diamonds Remix) - Ellie Goulding
    Footloose - Kenny Loggins
    WOP - J-Dash
    Gonna Make You Sweat - C&C Music Factory
    Starry Eyed - Ellie Goulding
    Everybody Everybody - Black Box
    It Feels Good - Tony Toni Tone
    Whatever U Like (ft. T.I.) - Nicole Scherzinger
    Starstruckk - Lady Gaga
    Move This (Shake that Body) - Technotronic
    My Love is Like Whoa - Mya
    Gold Dust - DJ Fresh
    Want U Back - Cher Lloyd
    Swing - Savage

  • zandh...


    December 17, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE "Lose yourself "~ Eminem. 

    Other songs:

    Staying Alive ~ Bee Gees

    Never, Never, Never getting back together ~ Taylor Swift

    And truthfully, just about any song from Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and The Beatles.


  • Miche...


    December 17, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    You have a great list!


  • nates...


    December 17, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    I don't listen to music while working out. It is more distracting to me.

  • godde...


    December 17, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    I listen to all sorts of stuff but I like BuckCherry.

  • timon95


    December 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    hmm, not sure. for a while it was always shakira.

  • jessi...


    December 17, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    I like to listen to music and clean or walk

  • Madel...


    December 17, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Good list!

  • sukainah


    December 17, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    I also like the oldies!

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