So I decided I would start making posts that cover the workout songs that have really been getting me motivated once a week. This will also help me to listen to music so that the list doesn’t get stale. Without further ado, here are the 5 songs that have been getting me moving in the gym this week.
1. Moral of the Story – Watsky
To start this one off, there are few hip-hop albums that can touch Watsky’s Cardboard Castles. To me, this album signifies real and honest hip-hop, with tracks bouncing all over the place, as well as some funny skits throughout. Moral of the Story is just one of those songs that makes me want to get going, take my dreams, and smash all obstacles in the way. Also, this song has a great music video to go along with it.
2. Follow My Voice – For All Those Sleeping
I’m honestly not that familiar with the rest of For All Those Sleeping’s work, but this song is on my workout list and it never fails to get me going. The drums along with the mixing up of the vocals (and even the run-of-the-mill teen anthem style) just get pumped up. I plan on getting a copy of their album before long and giving it a listen.
3. Till I Collapse – Eminem
This is a classic from back when The Eminem Show released in 2002. I grew up listening to Eminem, even though my parents forbid me from listening to “that corrupting mess.” This is one of those songs that is about pushing through, persevering, and making something of yourself. Even without the lyrics and the meaning, the beat is great to run to or lift weights to in a rhythm.
4. Lightbringer – Pentakill
As an avid League of Legends (LoL) player, it was so awesome to see an actual Pentakill album release. Not only did it have that novelty of being based on a game that I play, but it turned out to be a perfectly done metal album. All of the staples of classic metal are there, and it has some beastly tracks to bounce around to. This song in particular is my favorite from the album and one that I get excited about ever time it comes on my list.
5. Lion – Hollywood Undead
This is a song that from first look would seem out of place on my list, but unlike the rest of Hollywood Undead’s discography, this song is just amazing. It fits the style that you want to hear while working out: being a beast yourself, wanting to be free, and needing others to see what you can be, whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or anything. Give this a listen and be amazed that you’re enjoying a Hollywood Undead song.
Stay tuned for next week when I release the next batch of songs that I’ve been getting motivated by. I’m going to try and not repeat songs, but sometimes there might be some that are just good enough to stick around.