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Posted Aug 07 2009 12:19pm


I feel like it has been so long since I posted a playlist of my own!

I have to say, I don’t have a real playlist to share, but I have come across some great sources of workout musicspiration!

First off, you all know how much I love digging through the iTunes store for hidden treasure good songs and mixes.

First I found Christian Sirano’s (project runway) celebrity playlist.  Not surprisingly, it rocks.  Besides, there’s been a hot tranny mess shaped hole in my heart since that season ended.  My top pick: Unstoppable by Kat DeLuna

Next, I discovered the Essential Jay Z.  I mean, is there really such a thing as non-essential Jay-Z?  I think I once heard him described as cool as ice in a glass that melts slowly, corny but fitting. Anywho, I am kind of in love with the list, but if I had to pick the most workout worthy, I would go with:


Beyond iTunes, I saw this fabulous playlist on More Than Mary!

A friend of mine made this playlist for me.   FINALLY good music to listen to while I work. I’ve now played it 3 times in two days.  Loving every song.  In other words, download this stuff asap….but then again, most of you are a little more hip than I am when it comes to music.  @virtualoliver I think you would even approve of this list. has been one of my favorite websites for years, and as I was catching up the other day, I came across not 1, but 3 great playlists on Week 5 of Jana’s Thrive Diet Body Design Fitness Challenge post.  Jana has a long list of suggested tunes for cardio, weight circuit and calm workouts.  Each mix is available on iTunes.

Top picks—there are so many, it’s hard to pick.  And I have to say, I don’t know all of the indie bands!:

And Tanya from Iateapie and Inthegym is always a source of great music.  I really love her Knock Out Workout Playlist I hadn’t heard of any of the songs, but I love me some hard core hip hop, definitely a nice change of pace–perfect for strength or agression releasing workouts!  Here’s the list (my top picks in bold, but you call listen to the songs all the way through on Tanya’s blog.


  • Jackie Chain ft. Kid Cudi. Rollin’.
  • Kardinal Offishall ft. Lindo P. Burnt.
  • David Banner. K.O.
  • The Knux. Bang! Bang!
  • Hollywood Holt. Hollywood.
  • Obie Trice. Wanna Know.
  • David Banner, UGK & Kandi. Suicide Doors.
  • Jay-Z. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune).
  • Maino. Brooklyn Salute, Pt. 1.
  • Special Ed. I Got It Made.
  • Kardinal Offishall. Lighter!


And, of course, no one expands my musical horizons more than Miss Gena who made me two great mixes before I left for my trip. While they aren’t really workout mixes, I have become pretty obsessed with a few of the songs and they are currently workout  playlist staples:

Finally, while on the plane I listened to several of the cd options.  I think I listened to ROOTS by Flo Rider at least three times in entirety. The whole album is workout worthy, but Jump really gets me going.

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