Warm Up Songs
One great way in which to get pumped and energetic before or during a grueling workout session is by listening to some excellent, upbeat warm-up songs. Warm-up songs can really help to get you motivated about your fitness, particularly when you are feeling especially sluggish and lethargic at 6AM on a Monday morning or when you just can't get up the motivation to go on the treadmill.
- "I Gotta Feeling" is the 2009 smash hit single from the Los Angeles-based hip-hop act, the Black Eyed Peas. "I Gotta Feeling" is a David Guetta-produced firecracker off the group's fifth album, called "The E.N.D." The cheerful song has a bright beat and positive message that can help with motivation during exhausting sessions on the elliptical trainer, with the main lyric repeating "I gotta feeling that tonight's going to be a good, good night."
- "Crazy in Love" is a funky 2003 track from Beyonce Knowles' solo debut offering, "Dangerously in Love." The retro dance song features rapping from Jay-Z, who also happens to be Beyonce's husband. "Crazy in Love" was penned by Rich Harrison and includes lyrics like "Your love's got me looking so crazy right now" and "It's the beat that my heart skips when I'm with you." This warm-up song is sure to get fitness buffs pumped for some strenuous physical activity.
- "Physical" is a worldwide hit that was released in the autumn of 1981 by blonde Australian chanteuse, Olivia Newton John. "Physical" is famed for its bouncy pop sound and also for its slightly risque lyrics, which are full of double entendres. The music video features a fitness gear-clad Newton John at the gym singing lyrics such as "Let's get physical, I want to get physical" and "Let me hear your body talk."
- "Fire Burning" is a vibrant dancefloor anthem by the Miami-born reggae artist Sean Kingston. "Fire Burning" came out in the spring of 2009 as part of Kingston's second album, titled "Tomorrow." The contemporary electropop track has a thumping sound and vivacious nightclub lyrics like "Shorty fire burning on the dancefloor, whoa!"
- "Ray of Light" is a 1998 dance pop song released by Madonna. "Ray of Light" was produced by William Orbit and has a giddy and upbeat sound, with workout-appropriate lyrics such as "Faster than the speed of light she's flying" and "Quicker than a ray of light." This song is suitable both for warming up for a workout and also for being in the midst of an exhausting workout.