Tuesday Tunes — YES!!!

Today and Tomorrow’s topic over at Momalom is YES!!! And since it’s Tuesday that means it’s time for Tuesday Tunes here at Elastamom’s Excerpts. So…I’m giving you a list of songs that make me say “YES!” while I’m working out. They either pump me up when I’m lifting weights, get me going when I’m doing cardio, help me focus when I’m doing yoga or help me chill out when I’m stretching. Music is a MUST for me when I’m working out. It makes me work harder and revs me up. I’m always looking for awesome new songs for working out…and thought maybe you are too. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, just a lot of my favorites. If you have a few different favorites you’d like to add, leave it in the comments.

YES!!!! Let’s go!!

Lifting Songs
Good Time by Alan Jackson
Gives you hell by All-American Rejects
Slow and Low by Beastie Boys
Fight for your Right by Beastie Boys
Flat on the Floor by Carrie Underwood
Candyman by Christina Aguilera
Tremble For My Beloved by Collective Soul
Goodbye Earl by Dixie Chicks
Real Slim Shady by Eminem
Fergalicious by Fergie
In Da Club by Fifty Cent
Welcome to Paradise by Green Day
Chinese Democracy by Guns N Roses
Better by Guns N Roses
Wind it Up by Gwen Stefani
I Could Kick Your Ass by Justin Moore
Gold Digger by Kanye West
One Minute by Kelly Clarkson
Cowboy by Kid Rock
American Woman by Lenny kravitz
Paper Planes by M.I.A.
Like a Virgin by Madonna
This Love by Maroon 5
Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
Animals by Nickelback
Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
Hella Good by No Doubt
Hey Baby by No Doubt
Hey Ya by Outcast
So What by Pink
Decode by Paramore
We Will Rock You by Queen
Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine
Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine
Motivation by Sheryl Crow
Le Disko by Shiny Toy guns
Pump up the Jam by Technotronic
My name is Jonas by Weezer
Magic Stick by ???

Cardio Songs

Beautiful Day by U2
Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot
Carry Out by Timbaland
Shut up and let me go by Ting tings
That’s not my name by Ting Tings
She Bangs by Ricky martin
SOS by Rihanna
Don’t Stop the Music by Rihanna
Disturbia by Rihanna
Pon de Replay by Rihanna
Story of my Life by Social Distortion
Boom Boom Pow by Black-eyed Peas
Imma Be by Black-eyed Peas
I Gotta Feeling by Black-eyed Peas
One Tribe by Black-eyed Peas
Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne
Skater Boi by Avirl Lavigne
Where’s Your Head At? by Basement Jaxx
Single Ladies by Beyonce
Save a Horse by Big and Rich
It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me by Billy Joel
Full Moon by The Black Ghosts
Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Declaration by David Cook
What Was I Thinkin’ by Dierks Bentley
Sideways by Dierks Bentley
Free and Easy by Dierks Bentley
Ready to Run by Dixie Chicks
Sin Wagon by Dixie Chicks
Some Days You Gotta Dance by Dixie Chicks
Hole in My Head by Dixie Chicks
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting by Elton John
Paralyzer by Finger Eleven
Right Round by Flo Rida
Ain’t Goin’ Down by Garth Brooks
Dare by Gorillaz
Gimme That Girl by Joe Nichols
I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash
Get Rhythm by Johnny Cash
Firecracker by Josh Turner
Why Don’t We Just Dance by Josh Turner
Haywire by Josh Turner
Loretta Lynn’s Lincoln by Josh Turner
White Noise by Josh Turner
SexyBack by Justin Timberlake
Heartless by Kanye West
Hot N cold by Katy Perry
Whyyawannabringmedown by Kelly Clarkson
My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson
Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon
Love Game by Lady Gaga
Poker Face by Lady Gaga
Just Dance Lady Gaga
Are You Gonna go My Way by Lenny kravitz
Sexual Revolution by Macy Gray
Material Girl by Madonna
Into the Groove by Madonna
Can’t Stop by Maroon 5
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael jackson
See You Again by Miley Cyrus
List of Demands by Saul Williams
Take You There by Sean Kingston
Whenever, Wherever by Shakira
Keep on Growing by Sheryl Crow
Go all the way by Perry Farrell
Little Red Corvette by Prince
I Would Die 4 U by Prince
U got the look by Prince
C’mon Ride It by Quad City DJS
Accelerate by REM
I Caught Myself by Paramore

Yoga Songs (if you’re like me and need music even during yoga)

I’m With You by Avril Lavigne
Ready Set Don’t Go by Billey Ray Cyrus
Eyes on Fire by Blue Foundation
True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
Come a Little Closer by Dierks Bentley
I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes by Dierks Bentley
Landslide by Dixie Chicks
Travelin’ Soldier by Dixie Chicks
Black Balloon by The Goo Goo Dolls
Johnny and June by Heidi Newfield
Love Will Come to You by Indigo Girls
I’m yours by Jason Mraz
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
I Run to You by Lady A
Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
Won’t go Home Without you by Maroon 5
Come On Get Higher by Matt Nathanson
Your Man by Josh Turner

Stretching Songs
Fallin’ by Alicia Keys
Vienna by Billy Joel
Believe by Brooks and Dunn
Godspeed by Dixie Chicks
Lullaby by Dixie Chicks
Stealing Kisses by Faith Hill
Faith by Jordin Sparks
Leave out all the rest by Linkin Park
Norah Jones anything


10 responses to “Tuesday Tunes — YES!!!

  1. You need some Keith Urban!! He is our all time favorite. Just ask Gracie; She will show you how to dance when Keith is on!

    Who wouldn’t Wanna Be Me (Gracie’s Favorite)
    Days Go By
    I Told You So

    And so many others that I don’t have time to list!

  2. You’re so funny! You have such a wide range of music likes, EXACTLY like me! I have alot of those songs on my running playlist too. There’s lots that I don’t tho and I’m gonna have to add some since I’m getting bored of mine.

  3. I’m the same way, I need music to get a good run in and it always seems like when the end of my run comes the “Walk It Out” song comes on. 🙂

  4. Great tunes! And I had to giggle at your Beastie Boy pick “Fight for Your Right.” That song always makes me laugh. Party on!

  5. Love the mix of artists here! Dixie Chicks, Cyndi Lauper, Black Eyed Peas: all are on my workout list, too. Now, if only I could find the time to actually work out … =>

  6. OMG. All these songs! It makes me realize how long it’s been since I listened to music. I need to say YES to music in my life – somehow… (Kids always listen to music… where did it drop off the daily plate along the way for the parent???)

  7. Holy Smokes, you take your music seriously I see. Awesome.

    If I ever get back on to exercising I’ll have to listen to some of your recommendations!


  8. Wow, this is a fantastic list!
    (Maybe I will forward it on to my bad-music spin instructor.)

  9. Great list! I might have to copy it into my ipod.

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