Monday, October 25, 2010

Play That Funky Music Wifey

“Play that funky music Wifey, play that funky music right. Play that funky music Wifey, lay down the boogie and play that funky music ‘til you die.”

Yes, I’m showing my age and channeling my inner KC and The Sunshine Band. Be glad this isn’t a vlog. Ahem.

I’m less than a week away from running in my first marathon and its time to make sure I’ve got everything I need to get me through 26.2 miles. That includes music. When I run alone my music is a must. In my former life (before kids) I was a publicist for a popular record company and one of my favorite things was listening to new music and helping pick which tracks should be the next single. Although that seems like ages ago, my passion for music is still there; and my taste in music is quite eclectic – hip-hop, R&B, pop, jazz, Disco, 80’s, rock, alternative I’m open and into everything.

During long runs with my running group I’ve stayed unplugged because we were always chatting, but who knows what will happen on marathon day. I’m sure I’ll want to soak in the sounds of the crowds but there might be some miles when I want hear a little Alicia Keys to keep me moving. With that said I’m working on my power playlist and would love to have some suggestions. What music gets you moving?

In the words of the almighty Jay-Z – Holla!

Winks & Smiles,

14 comments:

Nancy said...

I love the song "Winner" by Jamie Foxx featuring Justin Timberlake. "You know you're looking at a winner, winner, winner! Cause I'm a winner!"

And I love me some Black Eyed Peas, but they make we want to dance and it's hard to dance while running.

Elz said...

Here's most of my playlist. I also just added Pop Americano and Eminem's I am Not Afraid. SO Good.

http://elzabelz.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-like-to-move-it-move-it.html

I might have also (tiny voice) searched the Step Up soundtracks for songs to add...but I'm not admitting anything...

Michelle said...

My current playlists always include some Black Eyed Peas!
Also enjoying:
Kanye West - "Stronger"
Mary J Blige - "Work That"
Jill Scott - "It's Love"
Heavy D - "Now that We Found Love"
Ferggy - "Glamorous"

I'm always in search of new tunes - can't wait to see what you get from others!

The Broke Socialite said...

Some from my workout playlist. Enjoy!

Just Fine - MJB
Vivrant Thing - QTip
Tambourine - Eve
Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
TOMA - Pitbull
Show Me What You Got - Jay Z
Touch The Sky - Kanye
SexyBack - J Timberlake
Yeah! - Usher (tee hee hee)
Party Up - DMX
Bombs Over Baghdad - Outkast (tee hee hee again)
Get Me Bodied - Beyonce

Wifey said...

You ladies rock - tee hee hee! Good stuff ... oh, and Nancy you mean you can't run and dance at the same time? Winks!

Marcela said...

My power song has always been "I'm a Survivor" by Destiny's Child!

I recently ran my first marathon and only listened to music for the last hour or so. Most of the run I talked to my pacer group. If you are running with friends or pacer group you will probably do the same (it seems to be what you are used to from reading your post).

I had gotten about 6 hours of music ready ( :

Sending good running thoughts your way,
Marcela
www.culturemami.com

Anonymous said...

Wifey, You've got a lot of great suggestions already! Here are some of my fave workout/motivational songs. Some are good for kick-starts and some are better for taking it slow and easy. ~ LT

We Are the Champions - Queen
Here it Goes - OK Go
Work it Out - Beyonce
Many Moons - Janelle Monae
Diamond Girl - Ryan Leslie
Lose Yourself - Eminem
Maniac - Flashdance
Suddenly I See- KT Tunstall
Live Your Life - TI
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Just a Girl - No Doubt
Superstar - Lupe Fiasco
Give It Up To Me - Shakira

Kerrie T. said...

Cooler than Me: Mike Posner
Break Your Heart: Taio Cruz
Dynamite: Taio Cruz

There are few I didn't see above. :) Good fast beats.

@FitInMyHeart said...

You are going to ROCK this MARATHON!!!!! Here a few song suggestions ;-)
1. Greenlight By John Legend (Gets you Movin & Groovin)
2. One Step At A Time By Jordin Sparks
3. Overkill By Men At Work
4. Lookin For You By Kirk Franklin (This has a KILLER BEAT and REMINDS me that I CAN DO ANYTHING)
5. Unthinkable By Alicia Keys (For me, its the Hook... "If you ask me, I'M READY!!" This song gets me READY TO RUN during my warm up)

I hope those suggestions help!! Good Luck, Princess!!!

Love Ya Lots
Dr. Mo (@FitInMyHeart)

Shelli Martineau said...

I use pandora when I work out so I never have to download music and futz with a playlist.. I know, I know, lazy! BUT I did take the time to add all the above mentioned songs into one Pandora station for you! I called it 'Winner' Radio: http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh316393915644051385 . Good luck!!

Wifey said...

Seriously, you ladies are the best! And, Shelli! How thoughtful! I so appreciate you - smiles!

chris mcpeake said...

good luck with the upcoming marathon!

NYCPatty said...

Kat DeLuna: Run the Show or Whine up! Best of luck to you on the marathon! :)

Jonez said...

I bookmarked this page so I can download all of these songs after I find my missing iPod.

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