Friend Makin’ Mondays: What’s On Your Workout Playlist?

by Kenlie Tiggeman on March 5, 2012

After being out of the gym for two weeks, I’m back in full force, and I’m relying on my favorite tunes to get my heart pumping.  I tweet about my playlist pretty regularly, but it has changed considerably since I last blogged about it.  And because so many of us workout hard, I have to know what’s on yours too.  (See, Timmo?  I told you that this week would be more gender friendly!)

I made a new FMM logo pic! Feel free to use it so everyone remembers to link back to make new friends and receive comments!


If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: What’s On Your Workout Playlist?


My playlist varies, but there are several songs from one artist that always seem to make the rotation these days.  My favorite workout tunes are by Sophie-Ellis Bextor.  A friend, introduced me to her music last year, and my workouts haven’t been the same since!  Here are a few that always motivate me to work a little faster and a little harder…

  • Revolution
  • Bittersweet
  • Off & On
  • Heartbreak
  • Can’t Fight This Feeling
  • Under Your Touch

And some other favorites are…

  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce
  • Get Up Offa That Thing  by James Brown
  • Uprising by Muse
  • You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray
  • P.I.M.P by 50 Cent
  • We Can by Leanne Rimes
  • You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift
  • One Girl Revolution by Superchick
  • Everlong by the Foo Fighters

Now it’s your turn to share your list.  Don’t forget to come back to link up in the comments!  Happy Monday!


{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly @ No Thanks to Cake March 5, 2012 at 12:53 am

This was a fun one! Can’t wait to read what others are listening to as well. You Belong with Me has now been added to mine!


Emily March 5, 2012 at 6:44 am
Tammy March 5, 2012 at 7:06 am

I’ll have to skip this week – I don’t have a playlist! If I’m walking outside, I enjoy the time to just think or talk with a walking buddy, and if I’m inside,then I’m watching TV.


Kenlie March 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

Those are also nice ways to exercise! I use music to keep my pace, but I like your ways too.


natalie March 5, 2012 at 7:06 am
Carina March 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

So mine is old and lame because I’m usually working out outside and either listening to instructions, talking with friends, or avoiding being hit by a car, so I pretty much never listen to it. But once in a while I’ll use it on a treadmill.


Kenlie March 5, 2012 at 11:18 am

Old and lame? Nah…..we all have our own ways! And I’d say that keeping yourself from getting hit by a car should be at the top of the list..Ha..


Nina Patricia March 5, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I LOVE your list!!! I must replicate it!


Regan March 5, 2012 at 8:43 am
Kris March 5, 2012 at 11:01 am

I had fun with this one – music is a big part of my running workouts! And I’m so, so stuck in the 80s….


Kenlie March 5, 2012 at 11:20 am

Oh boy…My favorite Richard Simmons DVDis all 80′s tunes. I can’t hear “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” without immediately feeling an aching need to workout. Not kidding.


Shannon March 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

Okay, so mine may be a little lame to start with, but I am working on it. :)


Kenlie March 5, 2012 at 11:21 am

It’s not lame if you’re doing it Shannon…


Gail @ Shrinking Sisters March 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

Where to begin? I’ll just link to my Tunes for Tuesdays posts on my blog:

Listening to music is what got me going from walking to running. I am literally a “slave to the rhythm” so the faster the music, the faster I go.


Kenlie March 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

Yep..My pace is greatly affected by the beat!


Carrie@shrinkingcarrie March 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

Loved this topic! I can’t wait to get some ideas from everyone!


Kenlie March 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

Me too! I’ve already added 2 tunes thans to Miss No Thanks to Cake.


Dee March 5, 2012 at 11:29 am

Here’s Mine…I actually made a post about workout playlist last month so I just linked to that!


Nina Patricia March 5, 2012 at 11:57 am
Erin March 5, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Mine’s up…or at least it’s supposed to be!


Tim March 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I love the topic!! :)

A few of the songs on your list I’ll have to check out as I haven’t heard them before.

Here’s my FMM:


Kenlie March 5, 2012 at 11:56 pm

How did I make such a horrible typo?! Of course it’s Everlong! Oops! I’m glad you caught it…It has been corrected!


Tiffany March 5, 2012 at 2:46 pm

It just reminds me that I need new tunes!


Sangye March 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Thanks for this fantastic idea! Here’s mine!


Deb March 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm is mine. This one was way easier to answer but I had to go off of memory a bit- I haven’t actually used my mp3 player in weeks!


Jenn March 5, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Full post to follow on my end with my FMM “What’s on your workout playlist”. I had to give props for having LMFAO on yours – what a great song!


Kenlie March 6, 2012 at 3:17 am

Hmmm, I’m confused by this comment. What am I missing? ::scratching my head::


Erin Alexander March 5, 2012 at 7:41 pm
Kenlie March 6, 2012 at 3:17 am

Same here…new tunes will surely be added soon!


Shannon A. March 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I kinda feel like an impostor posting my “blog” for FMM since I have only made a few posts and haven’t even fleshed my site out yet. But, I guess there is no time like the present so here goes:


Bella March 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I love, love, love this topic because I’m always looking for new music to get me through my workouts. I use songs to keep me going – “I’ll stop after this next song” or “I’ll do 4 more songs worth on the elliptical,” etc.


Mae March 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

So coincidental that this is today’s topic! I agonized over my running playlist yesterday. haha


Kaye March 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Here’s my list…LOVE getting new ideas for music from the comments :)


Big Girl March 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Just did a blog about this not long ago. Here is mine.


Amanda March 6, 2012 at 12:50 am
Charmaine March 6, 2012 at 3:06 am

Here’s my list. I’m excited to see what I can add to my list.


Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts March 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm

OMG, it’s WEDNESDAY!?!?! I am super duper late on this. But better late than never, right? :) Have a great week!


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