Monday, April 9, 2012

Musical Monday #1 - The "Luv" Edition

Welcome to your first edition of Musical Mondays.

In these posts, I will highlight five songs that are currently pushing me to work hard at my fitness goals.  Workouts are infinitely easier with some great beats to bop to, so let's get down to business!

Winner of the Week:  

Give Me All Your Luvin' - Madonna (featuring Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.)

Oh deary me, I cannot get enough of this song.  I sometimes listen to it 3-4 times in a row while I'm on the elliptical.  It's very easy to move to its beat, and it has interesting parts (read: Nicki & M.I.A.'s cameos) that keep you jazzed and alert throughout the entire song.  A really fun jam.

The Contenders:

Dance (A$$) - Big Sean

WARNING:  I am providing the "cleaned up version," but the original has strong language/material.  The chorus is repetitive and has a strong beat.  It's made for a hard elliptical workout or a decent running pace on the treadmill.  The spontaneity of the different sections of the song keep my attention from diverting, and the song itself is just ridiculous.

Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO

"Girl look at that body... I work out!"  Nothing like a song to narrate my cardio to keep my spirits high and my legs pumping.  Good for any cardio machine.  It's a funny song with a good beat.  

Feel So Close (Radio Edit) - Calvin Harris

Made for jamming out in the club, but great for jamming out on your cardio machine of choice, as well.  The beat I feel is more suited to the treadmill or bike than the elliptical, but it's strong and a good listen.

Boyfriend - Justin Bieber

Excuse me, Bizzy, but a Bieber song??  Yes.  Because it's amazing.  It's a slower jam, so this song is perfect for a cool-down on the treadmill or elliptical.  

You can access the complete list of songs posted on the blog here (it's also accessible via the tab at the top of the blog).


  1. I'd like to also recommend Jessie J's "Domino" and the new Fun. album!! :)

  2. Joanna - thanks for the suggestion!! I'll definitely add these jams to my workout playlist. I hadn't heard any of the fun. album beyond the "We Are Young" song so I'm pumped to check it out - thank you for commenting!