The first time I heard Wolf Parade – Shine a Light it didn’t scream “Workout Song!” to me. Which is nice because I don’t like my MP3s to scream at me. But it recently came up on random play in my MP3 player while I was on the treadmill and I realized, “Hey, this is a good workout song!”
This song has a solid, driving beat that propels me through the middle or end of my walk. It’s also in the indie or emo genre which is a nice change of pace from most of the techno or 80’s songs I usually resort to for the high pace portion of my walk. Actually, I don’t know if it’s emo. I never really figured out what emo was. I know what an emu is, does that count? No doubt this is another sign that I am aging. I am increasingly out of touch with youth culture and starting to think “What is that ruckus these kids are listening to these days? Back in my day we didn’t even have MP3s!”
I’ve decided I’ll continue posting workout MP3s as long as they are hosted for free by somebody else. This will limit what I can share, but will let me go to sleep at night without fear of the RIAA raiding my house for digital contraband. The Wolf Parade song is from their official site at Subpop Records.