spring workout playlist!



spring workout playlist from lululemon

Is your workout playlist stuck on repeat? Here's a spring workout playlist filled with old and new tracks to get your headphones (and body!) jumping.

11TH DIMENSION – JULIAN CASABLANCAS
Bummed that The Strokes are on hiatus? Me too...until I heard this album. 1/3 prog rock + 1/3 electro + 1/3 indie = a party in your ears...wooOOOoooOOoo!

LAND OF A THOUSAND DANCES – WILSON PICKETT
The #1 track that makes your Uncle Barry do the twist at family weddings.

THE SEED 2.0 – THE ROOTS FEATURING CODY CHESNUTT
Hot lyrics, a wicked bass line and Cody ChesnuTT’s soulful voice still make this song a booty shaker five years later.

GOOD VIBRATIONS – MARKY MARK
A definitive 90’s track from Mr. Six Pack himself to remind you that crop tops are back “in.” Now where did I put that ab roller?

I LOVE THE BLOODY BEETROOTS – RADIO EDIT – THE BLOODY BEETROOTS

Stuck in a workout rut? Put this song on and watch your heart raise 10 beats per minute. Close your eyes and you’ll swear you’re in a German festival tent – can you say gute zeiten?!?

EMPIRE STATE OF MIND – JAY-Z & ALICIA KEYS

Working towards a big goal? Imagine running the NYC Marathon and hearing this as you cross the Brooklyn Bridge....instant goosebumps.

WOMAN (MSTRKRFT REMIX) – WOLFMOTHER

www.bada$$.com, plain and simple. Take it from someone who knows: guitar slides hurt on pavement.

I WANNA LIFE – GOLDFRAPP
Try to not to overhand clap while you’re running….it’s harder than it sounds.

TENDERNESS – GENERAL PUBLIC
Quite possibly the most fun music from the 80’s never on a John Hughes soundtrack.

I’M NOT GOING TO TEACH YOUR BOYFRIEND HOW TO DANCE WITH YOU (THE TWELVES REMIX) – THE BLACK KIDS
This song will get stuck in your head for days. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

SANS SOLEIL – MIIKE SNOW
This Swedish duo make tunes perfect for cooling down post-workout - put this on & feel some bliss come your way.

GIVE IT TO ME BABY – RICK JAMES
I’m fresh out of excuses for this. Whatever – just give it to me? (Sorry, that was bad even for me).

PARANOID – KANYE WEST FEATURING KID CUDI
Okay, so he storms awards show stages and abuses the CAP lock key on his computer. This song is good. Like really, really, REALLY good.

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY) – TALKING HEADS
Talking Heads make some of the happiest music on the planet. Play on your bike ride home from yoga to extend the serenity all day long.

IF I KNOW YOU – THE PRESETS
A pulsing beat and otherworldly vocals (you may feel like an extra in Blade Runner) will make this a favourite. If you ever get the chance to see The Presets live, make it happen – they’re goooood.

HOT BLOODED – FOREIGNER
If you’ve got a problem with this song, you’ve got a problem with yourself.

EVENFLOW – PEARL JAM
Have you seen how much Eddie Vedder sweats in concert?

BLIND (FRANKIE KNUCKLES REMIX) – HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR

May this song come with a disclaimer: just because you like music from Ibiza doesn’t mean you should wear white linen pants 24/7.


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14 Comments »


love this alexis! searching itunes as i type… keep them coming! :)

Comment by tiffany a. — April 19, 2010 @ 5:06 pm


When running, All day (mix) by Aesop Rock
During CrossFit, anything good and fast.

Comment by Dennis — April 20, 2010 @ 8:09 am


First of all, I agree. Anything Julian Casablancas. His voice is SO SEXY.

My personal favorite, cheesy, running song is: So What by Pink.

Comment by Theodora @ Losing Weight in the City — April 20, 2010 @ 8:09 am


How about a few faster tunes for when ya need ‘em?

I Wanna Be Sedated — The Ramones

Dweller On The Threshold — Joe Satriani

Rock’n'Roll — Led Zep

Comment by Brooke — April 20, 2010 @ 9:16 am


Lady Gaga is sure to get me going during a workout, especially songs like “Bad Romance”, “Lovegame”, “Telephone”, and “Just Dance”.

Other favorite workout songs include:
“What You Waiting For?” by Gwen Stefani
“Even Better Than the Real Thing” by U2
“Pump It” by Black Eyed Peas
“Stronger” by Kanye West

Comment by Angela — April 20, 2010 @ 10:19 am


Woooo!! Awesome list Lexy!!

Comment by Jen — April 20, 2010 @ 10:40 am


Yeah, you need some fast stuff, if at all possible some tech house or trance. Even some happy hardcore or techno as well :D

Comment by Brendan — April 20, 2010 @ 3:55 pm


Angela listens to terrible music!

Comment by Ira — April 20, 2010 @ 8:51 pm


I agree Brendan – house does get me PUMPED! My current favorite house tracks are remixed Depeche Mode and New Order tunes – New Wave is experiencing a huge revival in Europe right now! Everything old is new again.

Boyz Noise is also fantastic for raising the heart rate!

Comment by Alexis — April 21, 2010 @ 11:11 am


“If you’ve got a problem with this song, you’ve got a problem with yourself.” Hilarious Lex.

Comment by Kate — April 21, 2010 @ 12:43 pm


HE SEED 2.0 – THE ROOTS FEATURING CODY CHESNUTT

Absolutely!! on mine For sure! great list

Comment by Chelsea D — May 6, 2010 @ 7:36 am


My favorite music to run to is Techno. I like the high energy and consistent beat, but I do need some variety because it can get kind of monotonous.

Comment by Danielle — August 30, 2010 @ 11:58 am


Thanks for this! Do you guys have a playlist on YouTube? Would be cool if you had one :)

Comment by Kim — April 13, 2011 @ 11:02 am


Not right now, Kim, but that’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

~ Jordan

Comment by GEC Online Community — April 13, 2011 @ 2:35 pm


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