I don’t know if I could get through a workout without a good mix of songs on my MP3 player. How did people exercise before Walkmans and iPods? Oh right, they did a lot of manual labor and walked everywhere because they had no technology. Dark times. On the other hand, they didn’t have to make time in their schedule to hit the gym.
There’s nothing like a killer, up-tempo song to kick your ass into gear, especially near the end or your workout when you just want to keel over and beg the exercise gods for mercy. My latest favorite workout song is New Donna – Bizarre Light Triangle.
This song is a bit odd because it’s a mash-up, which means someone took the vocals from one song and mixed them with the music from another in a sort of musical collage. It’s one of the best mash-ups I’ve heard because it sounds like a professionally recorded song and not the output of some kid with a bad cassette player. It combines New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle” with Madonna’s “Ray of Light” with smashing results. You might appreciate the end result more if you’ve heard both of those songs, but they are by no means required listening.
I might start making a weekly post about my favorite workout songs. I haven’t really decided. I like sharing good music, but I also don’t want the RIAA hunting me down and demanding the blood of my first born child for posting MP3s online. The mash-up in this entry is posted somewhere else, so no legal worries.