Best Workout Songs

When I’m exercising at the Y, I’ve got headphones on. Either I’m listening to a TV feed, probably a news show, or I’m listening to my iPod Shuffle.

The Shuffle is fun, since you don’t know what song is coming next. I’ve got it filled with only five-star songs from my huge iTunes library. Some songs, when they come along, seem especially appropriate when I’m in workout mode. For me, we’re talking good ol’ rock and roll, garage bands, hard-driving stuff (preferably without a grunge edge).

Here are songs I especially like when I’m working out. I’d appreciate your recommendations.

Ain’t Comin’ Home (Silvertide)
American Pie (Slaughter)
The Ballad of Michael Valentine (The Killers)
Beast of Burden (Bette Midler)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)
By Your Side (Black Crowes)
The Day John Henry Died (Drive By Truckers)
Heroes (Wallflowers)
Super Colossal (Joe Satriani)
I Don’t Make Promises I Can’t Break (Shannon Curfman)
Levelland (James McMurtry)
Transcendental Blues (Steve Earle)
Lobo Town (James McMurtry)
Rockers Blues (Jack Falk Project)
Honky Tonk Woman (Rolling Stones)
Hot Legs (Rod Stewart)
It’s My Life (Bon Jovi)
River of Love (Paul Camilleri)
The Rising (Bruce Springsteen)
Real Mean Bottle (Bob Seger and Kid Rock)
Only Rock & Roll (Rolling Stones)
Old Time Rock & Roll (Bob Seger)
Nothin’ But a Good Time (Poison)
Movin’ On (Joe Satriani)
Longshot (John Fogerty)
Kit Kat Clock (Bottle Rockets)
My Sacrifice (Creed)
Special (Wilshire)
Sweet Mama (Les Respectables)
The Story (Brandi Carlile)
You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
Honky Tonk Woman (Travis Tritt – yes, he did a great version)
Keep Your Hands to Yourself (Georgia Sattelites)
Sweet Child of Mine (GNR)
Jealous Again (Black Crowes)

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