Favorite jam, dance, get-you-out-of-bed, “get down” song of all time.

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  • #82112

    Amanda Blount

    This is the beginning of the New FY, and with a normal New Year, people normally make New Years resolutions. I thought, since being a Government employee, I would stick to our lifestyle and make my New Year’s resolutions now. While I make my resolutions about being a good steward of the tax payers money, I am also adding in my resolutions the promise to use one of my agency’s wonderful benefits; our new state of the art gym. To motivate me, I have decided to use Jerry’s idea of Favorite album of all time, to find myself good music to put on my MP3 player. I am looking for the type of music that gets you up and going. The type that you can’t help but move to, even in front of total strangers. I am not fussy about the type of music. I listen to all kinds. The main thing I am looking for is the beat. I am looking for some serious move you butt dance beat! 🙂 I would like to find the top 100 dance / exercise songs. Can you help a girl out?
    I want there to be less of me to love. LOL 🙂

    I am going to try to put this list together on a spreadsheet over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Keep posting more songs! 🙂

  • #82206

    Steve Ressler

    Usher “Yeah”
    Sweet Caroline
    “One More Time”

  • #82204

    Amanda Blount

    The theme song from TOP Gun!

    Eye of the Tiger from Rocky.

    Baby got Back

    I still need to look up the singers for these, but they are some serious dance / exercise songs.

  • #82202

    Amanda Blount

    Hey Steve – these are good! Thank you!

  • #82200

    Amanda Blount

    I am planning my list and Sweet Caroline makes a perfect warm up song! Fast …but not too fast. And it is a feel good song!

  • #82198

    Amanda Blount

    Let’s Get Loud – Jennifer Lopez

  • #82196

    Amanda Blount

    Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger

    Twist and Shout – The Beatles

    And not my favorite person at all but …

    Speak – Lindsey Lohan

    Again…not my favorite singer, but really good exercise music;

    Get Low – Lil John (I just wish I could find a non cursing version – or just the music version – I don’t like the words)

    And when she was young and really, really, good. Many years before all her injuries (and pain killers)….

    Paula Abdul- Cold Hearted


  • #82194

    Tammy Hurley

    When you need to push it.
    Glamorous Life – Sheila E.
    Working Day and Night – Michael Jackson

  • #82192

    Steve Donahue

    Don’t know how you can exercise and not include “Maniac” from Flashdance

    If you’re spinning (what a silly name for riding a stationary) “Radar Love” or “Twilight Zone (When the Bullet Hits the Bone)” from Golden Earring keep a good beat for a steady ride (great driving songs too).

    For the wind down or your Yoga/Tai Chi, anything by Enya or even “White Flag” by Dido

    Figured I would cover all your bases

  • #82190

    Amanda Blount

    OH those are good! Thank you! I am going to make a final list in ABC order when I am done. 🙂

  • #82188

    Amanda Blount

    Steve that is fantastic! I can use the slower ones for yoga, warm up and cool down, and the other ones just to really get my butt moving!

    Yes, the maniac will go on the list for sure!! I just think of that song and want to get up and jam!

    Spiing – yes I agree – I went to a spinning class once, and when I first walked in, the first words out of my mouth, is “Oh, it is just riding a bike.” LOL I think I insulted the teacher.

  • #82186

    Candy Irven

    Here are some of my favorite songs to get (and keep) me moving:
    -B.O.B by OutKast
    -Here I Come by Fergie
    -Battleflag by Lofidelity Allstars
    -Maneater by Nelly Furtado
    -Wait a Minute by The Pussycat Dolls
    -Just Fine by Mary J Blige
    -So What by Pink
    -Just Dance by Lady GaGa
    -Single Ladies by Sasha Fierce (Beyonce)
    -I Know You Want Me by Pitbull
    and anything by the Black Eye Peas

  • #82184

    Amanda Blount

    I just looked these up. Very good list! Thank you Candy! I am excited about how the list is starting to turn out.

  • #82182

    Teresa Ruano

    Disco: Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches and Herb (of course!)
    80s Pop: Dancing in Heaven by Q-Feel
    90’s: The Sign by Ace of Base (a little slow, but a driving beat: “no one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong”)
    Dance: All Things (yes the theme song from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) by Widelife; Superstar by Jamelia (a little slow, but a great groove); Sorry by Madonna (particularly good after a stressful day at work)
    Bhindee Bhagi by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros
    Rock El Casbah (a fun Arabic remix of “Rock the Casbah”) by Rachid Taha
    Noonday Sun by Deep Forest

  • #82180

    Anything by James Brown…”‘I Feel Good” and “Get Up Offa That Thing.” The Black-Eyed Peas have some great, motivating stuff, too. Then there’s Kool and the Gang and Earth, Wind and Fire. Yeah, I’m a soul kinda man.

  • #82178

    Amanda Blount

    OH Andrew – That is some old but goodie stuff there. I have thought about Kool and the gang, or Earth, Wind, and Fire for a very long time. I really enjoy how the list is turning out! Thank you for your input. If you can think of anymore, please feel free to share those also. 🙂

  • #82176

    Amanda Blount

    ALL terrific songs. This is exactly why I like social media. I would have never thought of these. 🙂 Thank you Teresa! I can’t wait until I get to 100. I will post them all in one big comment! 🙂 Then we can all download some music and exercise our boodies off. 🙂 LOL

  • #82174

    Adam Arthur

    In no particular order…

    “It Takes 2” – Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock
    “More Bounce To The Ounce” – Zapp/Roger Troutman
    “Rocket” – Herbie Hancock
    “Turn This Mother Out” – MC Hammer
    “Super Bad” – James Brown
    “Shining Star” – Earth Wind & Fire
    “No Parking On The Dance Floor” – Midnight Star
    “Teddy’s Jam 2” and “Wanna Get with You” – Guy
    “Microphone Fiend” – “Eric B & Rakim”
    “Who Ya Wit II” – Jay-Z
    “I’ll Be Good” – Jay-Z and Foxy Brown
    “Headsprung” – LL Cool J
    “Rock With You,” “Keep It In The Closet,” and “Why You Wanna Trip On Me” – Michael Jackson
    “The Bird” and “Jungle Love – Morris Day & The Time
    “The Choice Is Yours” – Black Sheep
    “Love You Inside Out” – Bee Gee’s
    “Like I Love You” – Justin Timberlake
    “Lose My Breath” – Destiny’s Child
    “Baby Be Mine” – Blackstreet
    “Rump Shaker” – Rex In Effects

    I could keep going. 🙂

  • #82172

    Sharon Roney

    Mony Mony by Tommy James and the Shondells
    Here she comes now singing Mony Mony.

    I think they played the Special Library Assoc. conference in NY at the Dialog party. I miss those big spending days!

  • #82170

    Patt Franc

    It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls
    Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler
    Heartbreaker by Pat Banatar
    Call Me by Blondie
    I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
    One Thing Leads to Another by The Fixx
    Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    Rescue Me by Fontella Bass
    Do Wah Diddy by Manfred Mann

  • #82168

    Amanda Blount

    WOW – now that is a list!!! Adam this is terrific! Thank you!

  • #82166

    Amanda Blount

    Good ones! Yes, me too. Those days are over. 🙂

  • #82164

    Amanda Blount

    OH my goodness…while reading this Heartbreaker is playing this very second on the radio. 🙂

    You’re a heartbreaker!!!

  • #82162

    Brianna E. Azzara

    I second the “Anything by the Black Eyed Peas” comment – BOOM BOOM POW for example…
    Also, I’m Bringing Sexy Back by Justin Timberlake is fun…
    Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson (I think) is fun and funny.
    A lot of girls are into Single Lady by Beyonce right now – a nice “shake it” song!
    I like Barracuda by Heart, Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who, and Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin – but I’m mostly a classic rock kind of gal. 🙂

  • #82160

    Brianna E. Azzara

    Dude! Are you a DJ or something – nice mix!

  • #82158

    Adam Arthur

    You’re welcome

  • #82156

    Amanda Blount

    Yeah, I am really going to enjoy downloading these songs.

  • #82154

    Amanda Blount

    Thank you Brianna!

    I am serious, I can’t wait to get the whole list together and put all these songs in order. This is going to be so much fun! These songs are terrific. I have a few which are a little slower, but fun which I will put at the beginning and end for warm up and cool down. Fabulous and Awesome!

  • #82152

    Patt Franc

    How did I forget to add the ever popular Y.M.C.A.? Rev up, tone up and practice for your next family wedding dance all at the same time!

  • #82150


    Great idea – now I’ve got some great songs to add to my iPod after reading this post! At the risk of repeating a few that may have already been listed, the songs that get me pumped for working out include:
    Stronger – Kanye West
    Maneater – Nelly Furtado
    Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix) – NERD
    Don’t ‘Cha – Pussycat Dolls
    Push It – Salt ‘n Peppa
    Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
    Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
    Pump It – Blakc Eyed Peas
    What You Waiting For – Gwen Stefani
    Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
    The Way I Are – Timbaland

  • #82148

    Bob Potter

    “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves – early ’80s.
    Showing my age…

  • #82146

    Mark Hammer

    The same song I would love to be listening to as I put my pants on in the morning is the very same tune I love to hear as I shut my computer down for the weekend on Friday, the Theme From Shaft by Isaac Hayes. Just one of those tunes that gets you thinking that something big is about to happen. I figure I oughta feel that way every day I go to work, and every time I leave work.

  • #82144

    Adam Arthur

    Music producer from the ’90’s. Thanx!

  • #82142

    Teresa Ruano

    Ooh…and there are so many great extended dance remixes of Single Ladies by Beyonce — recently heard on Glee (LOVE that show)…check them out, too!

  • #82140

    Amanda Blount

    OH Yeah ..Come on everyone let’s do it… YMCA! LOL If we all do it at our desk quietly maybe we can get a personal mental day off!!! LOL

  • #82138

    Amanda Blount

    All of these are great! I am going to be putting together and entire spreadsheet with all the names and put them in order of beat.

    I love this kind of stuff!

  • #82136

    Amanda Blount

    AHH… If you are showing your age, you are showing mine also, because I love that one too.

  • #82134

    Amanda Blount

    LOL I am going to have to try this. I love it!

  • #82132

    Amanda Blount

    123 by Britney Spears – I was jamming to that this morning.

  • #82130

    barry williams

    Try Google. I looked for charity-themed songs and quite a few emerged.

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    barry williams
  • #82126

    Steve Ressler

    Love bob

  • #82124

    Kathleen Smith

    Well it is not my favorite song, but it is a great song and I love the Snowball video that goes with it:

  • #82122

    Kathleen Smith

    See Andy, I am getting better at embedding.

  • #82120

    Tyrone Moore

    120 – 135 beats per minute music

  • #82118

    Amanda Blount

    OH my gosh! I thought I was going to fall out of my chair watching this. LMAO!!!

  • #82116

    Amanda Blount

    This bird should be on David Letterman on his Tricks part.

  • #82114

    Amanda Blount

    yep – That is exactly what I am looking for.

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