Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Mitlov, May 11, 2018.
Something good enough to make me tear the sleeves off my gi. Name some tracks. And...go!
Ok, seeing as i graduated High school in 1983, I think I can help.
From the Pretenders first album.
Heart of glass was hardly the best song on Parallel Lines. (Funny, I just discussed this on my FB page.) Here is one with more of a workout tempo to it. I am quite sure I actually had workout tapes in the 80's with this on it. (LOL- and by tapes- I literally mean cassette tapes I made!)
Ok I just saw it came out in 1978, but this album helped forge and define 80's music. So I still think it counts for 80's music.
If you are talking Metal, one of the greatest metal albums of all time came out in 1980 and almost the whole album, as most of their music is great as a workout track. AC/DC Back in Black. For a mix, you could pick most anything from this album.
Does it matter what genre? One could do mixed genre's of workout tapes from that era, or focus on things like "80's metal workout songs" or "80's Early New Wave workout songs."
No grandiose, triumphant, 80s, victory music list is complete without:
red rain - Peter Gabriel
Jesus he knows me - Phil Collins
Jump - van halen
The final game music from the first teen wolf film
There are loads. My friends and I made a habit of collecting these tracks on limewire to drink beer and play racing games to (aah uni days). We had tons. I'll see what else I can remember later.
Knee rider, I think we have a very different idea of workout music. I usually want fast paced music to get me moving for workout music.
Which brings up a point, do other people like slower music for working out to keep them calm or something? Or faster paced music to pump them up?
Red Rain is WAY too slow to be good workout music for my tastes. Good song, way too slow for working out.
Also, Phil Collins for working out?
I can go with Van Halen, although I would say Unchained is a better workout song (and a better Van Halen song overall.) BTW, for those that don't know- lead singer David Lee Roth is a serious lifelong martial artist.
Personally I'm not feeling Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel as cheesy-but-awesome 80s training montage-esque music, but everyone's different.
Here's an example of what I'm thinking of:
I usually work out to things like this
However grandiose 80s music was awesome for motorstorm on the PS3 and - I think - awesome for montages.
Do you lift dressed like Johnny Cage?
One- Metallica; Features often in my workouts
Run to the hills - iron maiden
Straight outta Compton-nwa
Harder than you think- public enemy
Bomb the bass - megablast
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aah , the 80s
I can't believe no one else has posted this
Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood
I may post more ......
80's you say? But of course.....
Any "Rocky" music
Blondie "Call Me"
Europe "Final Countdown"
Michael Jackson "Thriller" and "Billy Jean"
Having worked out during the 80s...all of these were on my workout track
And if this doesn't get you to rip the arms off your Gi...nothing will
LOL, "In the Air Tonight" or "One More Night" -- no!
But "Something Happened on the way to Heaven" -- ya, maybe. Or maybe "Sussusido" or "Easy Lover."
I did not know that about Roth! But I would consider Van Halen "Panama" and "Jump" for my playlist.
To clarify, I'm asking for help building this playlist of this because it's not the main genre of music I listen to (for working out or otherwise). If it was my go-to genre day in and day out, I wouldn't need help building a playlist, right? But watching Cobra Kai made me a touch 80's nostalgic, and I wanted to briefly indulge in some terrible-but-awesome 80s-training-montage music.
...I could start
Ok, well I can work with that. Mind you, I didn't like some of these songs below, but I think it they fit what you are asking for.
Terrible, but awesome 80's training music would be...........
Devo- One of THE biggest songs in the 80's,
One of the biggest one hit wonder's of the 80's. Flock of Seagulls
I actually like these below, but I acknowledge they are pretty bad.
Safety Dance- Men Without Hats- Extremely quirky, even for that era.
Missing Persons, This song has the best workout tempo, sort of. Really all their songs sound the same - more or less. This was from a huge festival back then.
So, Mitlov, you going to go work out with in some 80's fashion clothes with some 80's hair?
Here is an 80's song about working out!
Yes, workout clothes from that era should be tight- both men and women. And in day glow colors. Don't forget the headband! (I am not exaggerating or kidding.)
Seriously, having lived through it, there was a lot of terrible music and fashion back then!
I just had a major flashback to my youth. It's not the 80's if we don't have arcade games. It's not. Ergo, "Pac-Man Fever" !
And, come on, "867-5309"
Ahem ... anyway ... I think Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl" is a great upbeat 80's song. And a lot of Pat Benatar's songs are good candidates for workout songs.
But for aerobic exercise, come on, "Flashdance" has to be in the list.
A Little trivia fact that connects these two musicians. Neil Geraldo, who is Pat Benatar's husband, guitar player, producer, and co-writer played all guitar and bass on Jessie's Girl. (BTW, I am a HUGE Pat Benatar fan, but I hate Jessie's Girl.)
That first bit was mainly for aaradia, so she could rid herself of the horrific mental image of me doing curls to 'another day in paradise'
Vids or it didn't happen re the Johnny cage
Some of my favorites to get the blood pumping
My top three!
A few more
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