My Summer Workout Playlist: From Extreme Cardio to Vinyasa Yoga

You know you’re a gym-aholic (or former cheerleader) when you hear a new song on the radio and your immediate reaction is to follow intensely to the beat in order to carefully categorize  whether it would be the perfect fit for your next cardio workout, or make for some soothing asanas.

Growing up, a fanatic about music, my collection is endless, and so are the genres I listen to. The type of mood I am in signifies how I’m feeling in the moment…from classic rock, to folk…I would consider my taste a bit eclectic.

So when it comes to creating the perfect playlist for my specific daily workouts…the variety is random enough to keep the mind focused, the body strong, and the soul at ease…

Whether you’re looking for a song to get you through your flat road while spinning, or through the last mile of our run, have I got some music to motivate! Below are just a few of my favorite tunes (according to workout regime) that help pump me up, challenge my body, and put me in the best mood while staying fit!


  • Fade into You-Mazzy Star (I had to put this first, because this has always been my #1)
  • Into the Mystic-Van Morrison
  • Till Kingdom Come-Coldplay
  • (Anything on) the “Blue” album-Joni Mitchell
  • 1234-Feist
  • Criminal-Fionna Apple
  • Tangled up in Blue (or just about anything with that mellow strum of that acoustic guitar)-     Bob Dylan
  • Ho Hey-The Lumineers
  • Linger-The Cranberries
  • Ripple-The Grateful Dead
  • I’m Not the Only One-Sam Smith
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover-Paul Simon
  • Only One-Kanye West
  • Sunday Morning-Maroon 5
  • Waiting on the World to Change-John Mayer
  • The General-The Disptach
  • Stay (I Missed You)-Lisa Loeb
  • Bubble Toes-Jake Johnson
  • You Learn-Alanis Morisette
  • Say Goodbye-DMB
  • Hyacinth House-The Doors
  • Beast of Burden-The Rolling Stones
  • No Woman, No Cry-Bob Marley
  • Who Will Save Your Save-Jewel
  • Strong Enough-Sheryl Crow
  • Love Yourself-Justin Bieber


Spin/Running/Power Walking:

  • Welcome to The Jungle-Guns N’ Roses
  • Titanium-David Guetta ft. Sia
  • Rolling in The Deep-Adele
  • Viva la Vida-Coldplay
  • Starships-Nicki Minaj
  • Crazy Train-Ozzy Osbourne
  • Stronger-Kanye West
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana
  • Somebody Told Me-The Killers
  • Can’t Hold Us-Macklemore
  • Livin’ on a Prayer-Bon Jovi
  • You Shook Me All Night Long -ACDC
  • Eye of The Tiger-Survivor
  • 4 Minutes-Justin Timberake
  • Smooth Criminal-Michael Jackson
  • Uptown Funk-Mark Ronson
  • Work B***h-Britney Spears
  • Sorry-Justin Bieber
  • Cake By The Ocean-DNCE
  • Can’t Keep My Hands to Myself-Selena Gomez
  • Give Me Back My Hometown-Eric Church
  • Crazy Right Now-Beyonce
  • Baba O’Reilly-The Who
  • Stronger (What Doen’t Kill You)-Kelly Clarkson
  • I Will Wait-Mumford & Sons
  • Sweet Emotion-Aerosmith
  • Smooth Criminal-Michael Jackson
  • Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen

Weight Training:

  • Lose Yourself-Eminem
  • We’re Not Gonna Take it-Twisted Sister
  • T.N.T.-AC/DC
  • Rebel Rebel-David Bowie
  • Woman from Tokyo-Deep Purple
  • The Best of Me-The Foo Fighters
  • No Sleep Till Brooklyn-Beastie Boys
  • On To The Next One-Jay Z
  • Piece of My Heart-Janis Joplin
  • Rip this Joint-The Rolling Stones
  • Enter Sandman-Metallica
  • Disturbia-Rhianna
  • Applause-Lady Gaga
  • Juicy-Biggie Smalls
  • Me Against the World-Tupac
  • All Along the Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix
  • Fortunate Son-Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • (Don’t Fear) The Reaper-Blue Oyster Cult
  • Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2-Pink Floyd
  • Break on Through (To the Other Side)-The Doors

These are some great tunes to help amp up that summer workout playlist to motivate you and put you in the best shape possible! What are some of your “Just-Can’t-Workout-Without” favorites?

Here’s to your next workout guaranteed to pump that heart full of fuel, get that adrenaline rushing and your fitness regime ready to rock n’ roll!

X, Danielle





  1. Theresa says:

    Your Spin/Running/Power Walking list is full of some old favorites I haven’t listened to in a awhile!! I use Pandora, depending on the activity I switch up the genre stations.Great list Danielle!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is awesome !!! Great choices and a bunch I never even heard of !!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at
Pearls and Sports Bras

style · health · do it yourself


Relentlessly real

La Audacia de Aquiles

"El Mundo Visible es Sólo un Pretexto" / "The Visible World is Just a Pretext".-


There are so many reasons to be happy

Pattern$ oF R@nD0mNEsS

However random it might seem, everything in this world has a pattern

Kate Escapes The Ordinary

Escaping ordinary life and living a new adventure each day

Ocean’s Waves

Keep your secrets to yourself,if you can’t- So never expect the other one to do so.------All Copy Right are Reserved.

Helen of Troy Fashion

a personal style blog, DIY fashion and more


Making Everyday Life More Stylish, Colorful, and Delightful

%d bloggers like this: