A New year: A New Gym Playlist

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I know this is not technically an “arty thing” but it’s technically something that I made, so it’s going in this category. So there! Since it was back to the gym today it’s time to get ready. You see the thing is when I was going to the gym last year I would just listen to the radio or the music channels on the screens of the exercise machines but I found that by doing that there were too many periods where I just wasn’t motivated to work hard enough… Either because of a slow song or because a radio presenter was babbling on about something. But this shall no longer be the case! I’ve made a 111 song playlist to take to the gym with me!

It’s lots of fast paced, let’s work hard tracks but I’ve got some slower stuff in here too, because I can’t be going full speed for an entire workout, plus I’ve added some songs that I know will cheer me up if I’m nearing the end a need that extra boost of motivation. Although with some of them I am mildly worried that I’ll start singing along in the gym… Nobody wants to hear that. At the same time I didn’t want to pick any of my favourite, favourite songs because I didn’t want to subconsciously associate them with the gym and not be able to listen to them anymore… A few years ago I made You Talk by Babyshambles my alarm every morning and now it just doesn’t sound the same!


Here are my top ten (in no particular order) tracks on my gym playlist:

Chelsea Dagger by the Fratellis

Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler

Uprising by Muse

I Like You So Much Better When You’re Naked by Ida Maria
It’s upbeat and the lyrics will remind me why I’m in the gym–everyone wants to look good naked

Pump It by the Black Eyed Peas

The Final Countdown by Europe

Don’t Stop Believin by Glee
Don’t hate me but the Glee version just fills me with such joy

Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars
This was my favourite song to work out to in 2013

Somebody Told Me by The Killers

And no list would be complete without…
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor



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