Written on February 17, 2014 at 9:47 am , by Samantha Shelton
I love chart-topping artists like Queen B and T-Swift as much as the next girl, but sometimes finding new, independent artists is an easy way to freshen up the ole’ workout playlist. And I bet you agree, whether you realize it or not – Macklemore’s winning streak at the Grammy’s is proof that independent musicians can hold their own, even against the major names we’ve come to fiercely love. So, to help me reboot my earbuds, I turned to TuneCore, a distribution service that many indie artists use to get their songs on the big platforms – you know, Spotify, iTunes and Amazon MP3. They’ve put together this playlist of mega-hot tracks guaranteed to spike my energy. Now if only it automatically transported me to the gym…
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Written on December 17, 2012 at 8:30 am , by FITNESS Intern
Written by Jennifer Fiorentino, editorial intern
The Grammy Award nominations have been announced, leaving us inspired to take a trip down memory lane and relive some of the year’s hottest playlist picks. The problem with so many fab finds? There are too many to choose from!
But in honor of music’s biggest night, we gathered our top tunes from the hottest artists dominating the music scene right now. Make sure they’re on repeat during your workouts, then find out who wins top honors in February.
Now you tell us: Who are your favorite nominees?
Written on February 13, 2012 at 10:47 am , by Karla WalshThe world lost a huge pop icon over the weekend. While artists and music industry members honored Houston last night at the Grammys, we decided to celebrate her life and legacy by downloading this playlist—a collection of some of her more upbeat greatest hits.
- “I’m Your Baby Tonight,” I’m Your Baby Tonight
- “I’m Every Woman,” The Bodyguard (Original Soundtrack)
- “How Will I Know,” Whitney Houston
- “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” Whitney
- “It’s Not Right But It’s OK,” My Love Is Your Love
- “So Emotional,” Whitney
- “Queen of the Night,” The Bodyguard (Original Soundtrack)
- “Million Dollar Bill,” I Look to You
- “My Love Is Your Love,” My Love Is Your Love
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Now tell us: What’s your favorite Whitney song?
Written on December 5, 2011 at 10:13 am , by Karla Walsh
You may have missed it due to playing post-Thanksgiving catch-up (not to mention squeezing in workouts, holiday shopping and more!), but the 2012 Grammy nominees were announced last Wednesday evening. To honor the best of the best from this year’s music scene before the big awards show on February 12, download these tracks—from a wide variety of music genres—that are perfect for your workout playlist.
- “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele (Record of the Year)
- “Yeah 3X,” Chris Brown (Best R&B Album)
- “Every Teardop is a Waterfall,” Coldplay (Best Rock Performance)
- “Only Girl (in the World),” Rihanna (Album of the Year)
- “Radioactive,” Kings of Leon (Best Rock Album)
- “Otis,” Kanye West and Jay-Z, featuring Otis Redding (Best Rap Song)
- “Pumped Up Kicks,” Foster the People (Best Pop Duo, Group Performance)
- “Love I’ve Found in You,” Lady Antebellum (Best Country Album)
- “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie (Song of the Year, Best Rap/ Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song)
- “Dance, Dance, Dance,” Red Hot Chili Peppers (Best Rock Album)
- “Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera (Best Pop Duo, Group Performance)
- “Marry the Night,” Lady Gaga (Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album)
- “Call Your Girlfriend,” Robyn (Best Dance Recording)
- “Better Than Revenge,” Taylor Swift (Best Country Album)
- “Grenade,” Bruno Mars (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance
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Now tell us: Who do you think most deserves a Grammy this year?