I make no claims to have good musical taste. In fact, I will fully admit that I was a card-carrying member of the New Kids on the Block fan club. People also have told me I have a little nasty hip hop affinity, which may be true. Basically, I like everything except super honky-tonk country and heavy metal (ironically, genres my husband LOVES).
I’ve built this playlist over the past couple of weeks while I sit and stew over the boot on my foot. I wish I could listen to music when I’m swimming laps, but for now, I’ll just have to keep singing in my head.
WARNING: Randomness and explicit lyrics in this workout playlist. Play at your own peril. Links are for iTunes (NOT affiliate links) or you can just listen to the entire playlist in the player below.
Group 1: Fun, basic happy songs that have a good beat.
- Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, Coldplay
- Hey Mama, Mat Kearney – I love me some Mat Kearney. His new CD has been on repeat non-stop for the past 2 weeks. This song just makes me happy
- Marry You, Bruno Mars
- Last Friday Night, Katy Perry – If this song doesn’t make you want to go back to college, I’m not sure what will
- Glad You Came, The Wanted
- Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5
- Right There, Nicole Scherzinger
- Bounce, Calvin Harris – I have a thing for British hip hop
- Give Me Everything, Pit Bull
- Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
- Swagger Jagger, Cher Lloyd – This is one of the most ridiculous songs ever. I hated it at first, but now love it
- Look at Me Now, Chris Brown – Slow, but makes you want to *bounce*
- Otis, Kanye West and Jay Z – way slow for a cardio workout, but I love it anyway
- Gucci Gucci, Kreayshawn – The most ridiculous (and explicit) of all the songs. I make no apologies