I've been working out like a maniac to get into bikini shape before the weather gets warmer. I've also been doing it because it would be nice to feel good and be healthy. However, I HATE running. I enjoy how I feel afterward, but I truly dread the lead up and motivational moments where I have to talk myself into going. So, I sat down and made myself a new little playlist. I figured this would be something a lot of you are interested in while you're getting ready for Spring Break (sorry Aussies, maybe you just need some new music?). I've added some links so you can get the songs from either iTunes or Amazon. I'm not saying you have to get them all, but it's seriously the musical formula for running success if you do!
Get It On iTunes: Gimme More - Gimme More - Single
Get It On Amazon: Gimme More (Main Version)
Start with an oldie, but a goodie. This reminds me that if Britney can get through this time in her life, then I can get through this run.
Get It On iTunes: Haunted - BEYONCÉ
Get It On Amazon: Haunted (Explicit Version) [Explicit]
This is in the new 50 Shades of Grey movie and I love the beat once it gets going!
Get It On iTunes: Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit) - Single
Get It On Amazon: Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix Radio Edit)
This is my favorite song of the moment. Chill, but upbeat. Relaxing, but with a saxophone solo. It's just so unexplainably good.
Get It On iTunes: Sway (The Chainsmokers Remix) - Sway (The Chainsmokers Remix) - Single
Get It On Amazon: Sway (Chainsmokers Remix)
I think girls are dominating the music scene right now. Women like Meghan Trainor, Marian Hill and this newcomer, Anna of the North, are dominating my playlists and making me so happy!
Get It On iTunes: Bang Dem Sticks - Title (Deluxe)
Get It On Amazon: Bang Dem Sticks
Speaking of Trainor, she came out with my jam on her debut album, Title. A song all about loving drummers? This. Is. My. Anthem.
Get It On iTunes: Bitch I'm Madonna (feat. Nicki Minaj) - Rebel Heart
Get It On Amazon: Bitch I'm Madonna [feat. Nicki Minaj] [Explicit]
This song's a little weird, but it's produced by my favorite ever, Diplo, so I want to give him the support. Plus, a good laugh about how ridiculous Madonna is can really take your mind off of running.
Get It On iTunes: I Lived ([RED] Remix) - I Lived ([RED] Remix) - Single
Get It On Amazon: I Lived (Arty Remix)
This is one of those really great, uplifting songs that everyone should listen too when they're having a bad day. Just try not to start crying while running because it's that good.
Get It On iTunes: Open Wide (feat. Big Sean) - Motion
Get It On Amazon: Open Wide [Explicit]
This is our Vegas anthem. If that doesn't get you excited, I'm not sure what will!
Get It On iTunes: Sometimes You're the Hammer, Sometimes You're the Nail - Common Courtesy
Get It On Amazon: Sometimes You're the Hammer, Sometimes You're the Nail
This is about the time in the run where you need something to pump you up. This should do the trick!
Get It On iTunes: Echo - Echo EP
Get It On Amazon: Echo
Another lady making it to the running playlist! I try and harmonize to this one and forget that other people can't hear the song, just me with the headphones. Whoops.
Get It On iTunes: Got It - Lips / Got It (Single) - Single
Get It On Amazon: February 23rd :(
This girl is my life. I feel like this new EP of hers is amazing. I only see good things in her future and am so glad I discovered her music.
Get It On iTunes: What I Did For Love (feat. Emeli Sandé) - Listen (Deluxe Version)
Get It On Amazon: What I did for Love (feat. Emeli Sandé)
Now it's about time to be starting the cool down. This is a good transitional song to either run it out or slow it down.
Get It On iTunes: Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) [From The" Fifty Shades of Grey" Soundtrack] - Fifty Shades of Grey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Get It On Amazon: Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) (From The "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Soundtrack)
Let's finish about where we started, with a little 50 Shades soundtrack material. Awesome for cool down.
This has totally helped my motivation. Maybe it can help you too? Tweet me (@lindseybell) and let me know!
Much Love, Lindsey