july workout music playlist!



workout music playlist

Summer is here and the opportunities to exercise and enjoy the outdoors are greater than ever. Here are some tunes old and new for you to sweat to - because let's face it, you're probably glistening whether you're exercising or not! To listen and purchase these songs, simply click on the artist name/song title and you'll be cranking the tunes in no time.

KYLIE MINOGUE - ALL THE LOVERS

The divine Miss Minogue is back with an album reminiscent of her work from earlier this decade - swirly and girly pop with enough bass and quirkiness to keep things from going sickly sweet.

THE TEMPER TRAP - SWEET DISPOSTION

Are you enjoying the World Cup as much as the rest of the world has? Get in on the action with the song on the tournament - this inspiring little gem would be perfect on a sunrise jog. Cough cough GO SPAIN! cough. This tickle in my throat, I tell ya...

LATRYX - LADY DON'T TEK NO

When everyone else was singing about guns and gangs in the early nineties, these dudes were busy being the chillest cats in town, talking about pretty ladies and what they should wear to the beach that day. Warning: this song might make you feel cool. Just saying.

METRIC - HELP ME I'M ALIVE

This Canadian band has been making the music festival rounds for years now, building a loyal cult following in the process. The lead singer, Emily Haines, has managed to perfect the art of sounding simultaneously bored and animated. I was confused by it at first - and then I noticed that they made every playlist I made for two years. Moral of the story: there isn't one. Moving on...

JOE BUDDEN - PUMP IT UP

Mozart, Puccini.....Budden. This is quite possibly the most inexplicably awesome song in the history of music. Don't try and question it's powers - p-pump it up!

SCISSOR SISTERS - INVISIBLE LIGHT

The Sisters even admitted themselves that the didn't like their last album. Jake Shears, Ana Matronic & company's newest foray into the world of uber-eccentric Elton John inspired glam-rock is a winner though - and if you wanna take your Momma out to this, she'd better be wearing spike heels and extensions.

M.I.A. - SUNSHOWERS

Whether you love her or hate her, M.I.A. has been making some of the most consistently interesting music of the last decade. This little gem from her debut album is my favorite.

THE XX - BASIC SPACE

These Brits name Aaliyah and The Cure as their musical influences. I don't hear it in their songs whatsoever - but I do hear alot of radicalness. Check it.

T-SPOON - SEX ON THE BEACH

I make no apologies for this whatsoever: I love 90's pop-reggae and I don't care who hears me. This song might bring back memories from that one night at that all-inclusive from your college days - or it might just make you think of euro-cut jeans and taupe lipstick. Arrrr-iba!

DRAKE FEATURING JAY-Z - LIGHT UP

It happens every year - one album gets a stranglehold on the summer, from the clubs to the radio stations to the cars cruising the strip. This is it - and luckily, it doesn't suck. Far from it.

NEON INDIAN - DEADBEAT SUMMER

If someone asked me who the kookiest band was in current music, it would a tough decision between these dudes and MGMT. Luckily, their brand of crazy makes for some seriously interesting music - and it gets better with every listen, too.

NEIL DIAMOND - CHERRY CHERRY

If this song can't get you in a good mood, then I don't know how to help you.

JUNIOR SENIOR - MOVE YOUR FEET

These Danish dudes make the most hilarious, silly, danceable stuff out there. This will get you lunging in your underwear when you're brushing your teeth getting ready for work.

CHROMEO - MOMMA'S BOY

Their electro dance hits get all the attention, but this little ditty by Chromeo is the cutest.

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE - YOU'VE GOT THE LOVE

If you are new to these guys, check this song out to see what all the buzz is about. Florence's heavenly voice and the heartfelt lyrics might be just the push you need on that last mile to cheer you on.

REAL LIFE - SEND ME AN ANGEL

You wanna win at the office karaoke contest? Throw this on and start fist-pumping - you'll have a blue ribbon in no time...and probably a Fan Club. No biggie.

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9 Comments »


L-0-V-E your playlists! I need to run now…

Comment by lesia — July 9, 2010 @ 10:10 am


Hey!! Tough to get motivated to workout in this heat…unless you have this KILLER playlist… You rock Alexis! And now I have some new favs that I never knew about before…I owe you one.

Comment by Karen — July 9, 2010 @ 11:22 am


Fantastic playlist! ;)

Comment by Dallas — July 9, 2010 @ 11:22 am


i love your playlists and usually end up buying/using over half the songs from them on my new running playlist.

Any chance you could have your lovely website/techy/IT people build them in iTunes as a full playlist so that they were easier to buy/upload?

(forgive me if there is already a way to do this….)
k, off to run!

Comment by shannon — July 10, 2010 @ 5:16 am


I agree – AWESOME list but if there was some way to easily download it all together, it would be that much more fabulous!!!

Thanks!

Comment by Tamara @bynature.ca — July 10, 2010 @ 10:22 am


I’m so happy that people are finally recognizing Florence and the Machine!! They have a bunch of awesome songs!

Comment by Erin — July 10, 2010 @ 11:32 am


Hey everybody! Thanks for your feedback!

I totally agree it would be fantastic if we had a consolidated playlist for easy downloading…let us see what we can come up with.

In the meantime, keep on rockin’ in the free world!

Comment by Alexis — July 12, 2010 @ 10:36 am


hey all check out my summer mix i did, perfect for a workout!!

listen and download here!

http://snd.sc/doh8VS

Comment by r dub — July 19, 2010 @ 7:49 pm


Yay! for adding Metric to this playlist! They are so good, and are on a lot of my playslists like you for a long time now

If you are still looking for more: Stereo Love-Edward Maya Ft. Alicia right now, also MGMT is great to run to!

Thanks for keeping the playlists coming!

Comment by Inge — July 20, 2010 @ 1:56 pm


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