What I’m Listening To – January 2023

Hey all, hope everyone had a great holiday season! Now that it's 2023, many people's slogans is "New Year, New Me". With that being said, I thought I'd give out 5 examples of some good music to work out to. Enjoy!

"Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor (Rocky III: Music from the Motion Picture)

This is, without question, the top workout song to listen to, ever. Far and away Survivor's best track. This song is so iconic with the Rocky Movie series, and when I hear this, I want to run up a set of stairs. I actually did this at the Grande Arche, humming along to it as I got to the top and threw my hands up in triumph. If this song doesn't get you pumped up to work out, I don't know what to tell ya.

Rocky Iii: Music From the Motion Picture

"Lose Yourself" - Eminem (8 Mile)

Eminem is one of the most accomplished rappers of all time, and the movie "8 Mile" was a critical success. A story loosely based on Eminem's life growing up in Detroit and his beginnings as a rapper, it is the track "Lose Yourself" which skyrocketed to number 1 in the charts. The song discusses how "you only have one shot" and should make the most as "this opportunity comes once in a lifetime". The background beat is so well done, and I absolutely love this song to workout to.

8 Mile

"Back in Black" - AC/DC (Live at River Plate)

AC/DC was already a hit band when they lost their lead singer Bon Scott. When they released the "Back in Black" album, it was a like a breath of fresh air with new singer Brian Johnson. "Back in Black" is the kind of song where as soon as the beginning electric guitar hits, most everyone knows what track it is. This is most definitely a 'pumping iron/lifting weights' song, and one that gets you in the groove.

Live at River Plate

"Good as Hell" - Lizzo (Cuz I Love You)

One day while working out, my friend introduced me to the concept of these short workout periods without using weights, called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). If you don't have weights, I highly recommend doing them at your home. They're really easy to do because of how short you actually need to work out. One of the songs on a particular workout video I watched was "Good as Hell", one of Lizzo's most known songs. After hearing it so much doing my workouts, when it comes on the radio that's all I can think about. 

Cuz I Love You

"Wake Me Up" - Avicii (True)

Popularized by "The Lego Movie", this has to be one of Avicii's most popular songs he ever made. With the help of the original artist who made the song, Aloe Blacc, "Wake Me Up", is a straight up hit. The techno beats paired with the acoustic guitar makes this an easy one for me to run on the treadmill to.