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February 1st, 2007, 09:05 PM

I finally got my mp3 player working...and now...I need to fill it with some great great songs to get my pumped and motivated for both dryland-running-biking-and pre-race!! So anyone have any suggestions:wave:

I listen to all sorts of music so send in the requests!

February 1st, 2007, 09:33 PM
The Who
The Doors
The Rolling Stones
Franz Ferdinand
George Thorogood

OK OK kidding about Wham

February 1st, 2007, 09:42 PM
Anything live . . . I have a bunch of Bon Jovi concerts on mine. The live versions just have an energy to them that studio recordings don't have. When I (used to) run on the treadmill I watch concert DVDs - same thing.

runner girl
February 1st, 2007, 09:55 PM
Try this cd - King of the Surf Guitar:The Very Best of Dick Dale and the Del-tones

Sammy Hagar
The Ramones
Johnny Cash
and of course Bruce

February 2nd, 2007, 08:14 AM
rage against the machine
young jeezy

February 2nd, 2007, 08:41 AM
It's got to be Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

There's never a situation when that isn't appropriate.

February 2nd, 2007, 08:52 AM
Here's my iPod list - it's a little over an hour's worth - esp like Fat Boy Slim, it helps me charge (sometimes just chug) up these Piedmont hills we have around here.

Turn On the Music (Axwell Remix) 7:07 Roger Sanchez

Temptation (7" Edit) 5:41 New Order

Ya Mama 5:38 Fatboy Slim

Ready, Steady, Go 4:13 Oakenfold Bunkka

The Rockafeller Skank 6:55 Fatboy Slim

You Can Run 5:22 A Flock of Seagulls

Right Here, Right Now 6:27 Fatboy Slim

Sandstorm 3:44 Countdown Singers

Let's Get It Started Black Eyed Peas

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

Pump It 3:35 Black Eyed Peas

Hung Up 5:37 Madonna

What You Waiting For? 3:43 Gwen Stefani

Axel F 2:49 Crazy Frog

Get Ready for This 3:03 Crazy Frog

February 2nd, 2007, 09:11 AM
It's got to be Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

There's never a situation when that isn't appropriate.

Ivor I have to agree with you on that. However you have to have the version with real cannons firing in it. Fabulous piece of music.

Rhapsody in Blue is another favourite.

February 2nd, 2007, 09:15 AM
However you have to have the version with real cannons firing in it.

Absolutely, it doesn't count unless there are real cannons.

(A rule for life that one)

February 2nd, 2007, 09:19 AM
Absolutely, it doesn't count unless there are real cannons.

(A rule for life that one)

BOOM! dum dum duuuuuuuuuuuuuum de daaaaaaaaaah!
BOOM! dum dum duuuuuuuuuuuuuum de duuuuuuuuuum!

etc...:applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

February 2nd, 2007, 09:25 AM
Rage - how I could just kill a man

February 2nd, 2007, 11:27 AM
I like different types of music, so my list may seem odd.

-Korn: Twisted Transistor
-Soundtrack to "Rudy"
-Metallica: Better Than You, King Nothing
-Bruce Springsteen: Glory Days
-Everclear: AM Radio
-Boston: Foreplay/Longtime
-Soundtrack to "Last of the Mohicans"

Rob Copeland
February 2nd, 2007, 02:06 PM
Dragon Force Through the Fire and Flames
B52s Rock Lobster
Green Day American Idiot
The Clash Rock the Casbah
William Shatner Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Donny Osmond Puppy Love

Well maybe not the last 2

Leonard Jansen
February 2nd, 2007, 02:16 PM
James Brown - Living in America (or almost anything by James Brown)
Tom Petty - American Girl
The Mint Julips - Higher and Higher
The Nylons - One Fine Day
Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come (Not a pump up song, but it will show you just what perfection is.)
Rockapella - Zombie Jamboree
Dar Williams - Are You Out There?
Black Sabbath - some things from the early albums.


February 2nd, 2007, 02:18 PM
Scissor Sisters have some stuff that gets me in the mood to move. Generally though, I don't need musical motivation.

February 2nd, 2007, 02:45 PM
here's few songs I wrote that'll get you pumped up:

Ain't Gonna Stop

Kick Ass

if you like country you might get amped by:

Reckless in Texas

Light at the End of the Tunnel

I also like

All Fired Up + Pat Benetar

When Brian Goodell won the 1500 at the 1976 Olympics
he said Radar Love was playing in his mind during the race

Lose Yourself - Eminem

"Look, if you had one shot, one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted-One moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgettin
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's chokin, how everybody's jokin now
The clock's run out, time's up over, bloah!
Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad, but he won't give up that easy - No
He won't have it , he knows his whole back city's ropes
It don't matter, he's dope
He knows that, but he's broke
He's so stacked that he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again yo
This whole rap ****
He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

The soul's escaping, through this hole that it's gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order
A normal life is borin', but superstardom's close to post-mortem
It only grows harder, only grows hotter
He blows us all over these hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he's know as the globetrotter
Lonely roads, God only knows
He's grown farther from home, he's no father
He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
But hold your nose cuz here goes the cold water
These bosses don't want him no more, he's cold product
They moved on to the next schmoe who flows
He nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it's old potna, but the beat goes on
Da da dum da dum da da


No more games, I'ma change what you call rage
Tear this motha****in roof off like 2 dogs caged
I was playin in the beginnin, the mood all changed
I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhymin and stepwritin the next cypher
Best believe somebody's payin the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the fact
That I can't get by with my 9 to 5
And I can't provide the right type of life for my family
Cuz man, these goddam food stamps don't buy diapers
And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
And these times are so hard and it's getting even harder
Tryin to feed and water my seed, plus
See dishonor caught up bein a father and a prima donna
Baby mama drama's screamin on and
Too much for me to wanna
Stay in one spot, another day of monotony's
Gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail
I've got to formulate a plot fore I end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motha****in option, failure's not
Mom, I love you, but this trail has got to go
I cannot grow old in Salem's lot
So here I go is my shot.
Feet fail me not cuz maybe the only opportunity that I got


You can do anything you set your mind to, man ?"

February 2nd, 2007, 02:49 PM

I don't like him generally but that one is an exception to me and GREAT track to pump to. Sounds and lyrics.

February 2nd, 2007, 02:50 PM
I eagerly await the Monday release of Bloc Party's new album. Their current album is fantastic to workout to.

Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age also provide good music to run by, even if gull says running provides no benefit to swimming.

February 2nd, 2007, 05:28 PM
Smash by the Offspring (the entire CD... they all rev me up and I don't think there's a bad song on there)

Also Still Waiting by Sum 41.

And, though not very original, We're Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister.

February 2nd, 2007, 06:48 PM
Lose Yourself - Eminem
I believe Phelps mentioned before Athens that this was his pre-race song.

February 2nd, 2007, 07:03 PM
Best of the Eurhythmics. Great music for powerful women.

February 2nd, 2007, 10:35 PM
Best of the Eurhythmics. Great music for powerful women.

Saw themat Wembley in London...about 20ft from stage. Annie Lennox has amazingly beautiful eyes.

Peter Cruise
February 3rd, 2007, 02:06 AM
'Enola Gay' by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
'Jailhouse Rock' by Elvis
'409' by the Beachboys
'Paint it Black' by the Rolling Stones
'Pretty Woman' by Roy Orbison
'Wake-up Little Suzie' by the Everly Brothers
'Cecelia' by Simon and Garfunkel

and for warmdown...
'Rainy Day Woman' by Bob Dylan

for the shower...
'Here Comes the Rain Again' by the Eurhythmics

February 3rd, 2007, 08:53 AM
sun medley.....danny gatton
going for the one....yes
thela hun gingeet.....king crimson
parisian thoroughfare...clifford brown & max roach
surf medley....roy clark
g spot tornado...frank zappa
acetaminophen...white stripes
f the cc...steve earl
frankenstein...edgar winter