By: Jessica Cassino
Working out sucks. I hate it. The cheesy Top 40 hogwash they play at the gym doesn’t help either. It is distracting and makes me want to jump off the treadmill. I made a playlist to get me through my daily sweat sessions.
- “Shoot to Thrill” – AC/DC
This song should be playing while I am doing crunches. 3 sets of 15. It will make me forget about the burn that goes with ab tightening.
- “Dog Days Are Over” – Florence +The Machine
This song has gotten me through plenty of Spin classes. It makes me forget about my shitty day and helps me focus shrinking my butt. It is also good for running. Florence says it herself, “ The horses are coming/So you better run”.
- “Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)” – The Vaccines
Great song to do pull-ups OR push-ups to. It is catchy and fast.
- “The World Is Not Enough” – Garbage
When you are lifting that Olympic bar, put this on and keep going. It is well worth the blood, sweat, and tears.
- “Main Offender” – The Hives
This is a great warm-up song. Go get your jump rope.
- “Too Fake” – Hockey
Fast enough for the StairMaster or the Elliptical. “I do everything that I’m told to.” Yep, like not eating a jar of Novella.
- “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is” – Jet
I still fit into my gym pants from freshman year of high school. I am 30. While I am doing lunges and squats, this song is blaring.
- “A Dustland Fairytale” -The Killers
Another good song for Spin class or lifting my 15 lb. weights.
- “Zero” -Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Every gym should play this song. Everyone is there to become a size 0. “Can you climb, climb, climb higher?” Karen O asks. Does going to the gym 6 days a week count?
- “Pain” – Type O Negative
While I am pushing myself to the point of almost puking, Pete Steele is screaming macho crap into my dainty, pink Urbanears.
- “Fundamentally Loathsome” - Marilyn Manson
I wish they would play this in my Pilates class. It would make it so much more bearable. It is one of Manson’s lighter songs, if you ask me.
- “No One Sleeps When I’m Awake” -The Sounds
“You know it hurts so bad/Just like I knew that it would/But I’d do it again/Do it again if I could”. That is how your workout is supposed to feel.