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  • Laura Doss

    The Best Songs for Running

    These upbeat songs are perfect for your run.

     
  • Chris Fanning

    The Best Songs for Spinning

    Great songs to make those miles fly by.

    "Magic Touch" - Robin Thicke and Mary J. Blige
    "Explode" - Uh Huh Her
    "Closer" - Ne-Yo
    "It's Not My Time" - 3 Doors Down
    "See You Again" - Miley Cyrus
    "Use Somebody" - Kings of Leon
    "American Boy" (feat. Kanye West) - Estelle
    "Green Light" (feat. Andre 3000) - John Legend
    "In the Ayer" (feat. Will.I.am) - Flo Rida
    "Time to Pretend" - MGMT
    "Spotlight" - Jennifer Hudson
    "Put On" - Young Jeezy and Kanye West
    "Dangerous" - Kardinal Offishall and Akon
    "Addicted" - Saving Abel
    "Baby" (Rock Remix) - LL Cool J
    "Trainwreck" - Demi Lovato
    "La Femme Parallel" (feat. LouLou) - Thievery Corporation

  • Alexa Miller

    The Best Songs for Walking

    Kick up your heels to these energizing songs.

    "Dreamin' of You" - Bob Dylan

    "Come On Over" - Jessica Simpson

    "Not Now but Soon" - Imogen Heap

    "Lights Out" - Santigold

    "Ooh Yeah" - Moby

    "It's Amazing" - Jem

    "Mercy" - Duffy

    "Burnin' Up" - Jonas Brothers

    "100 Yard Dash" - Raphael Saadiq

    "Pocketful of Sunshine" - Natasha Bedingfield

    "Crush" - David Archuleta

    "Shut Up and Let Me Go" - The Ting Tings

    "Take You There" (feat. P. Diddy) - Donnie Klang

    "We Break the Dawn" - Michelle Williams

    "Keeps Gettin' Better" - Christina Aguilera

    "Strange Overtones" - David Byrne and Brian Eno

    "Love Is Noise" - The Verve

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  • Karen Pearson

    The Best Songs for Weight Training

    Need an extra boost while you lift? Try out these songs during your next strength training session.

    "Viva la Vida" - Coldplay

    "Touch My Body" - Mariah Carey

    "Bleeding Love" - Leona Lewis

    "Human" - The Killers

    "U Want Me 2" - Sarah McLachlan

    "Slipped Dissolved and Loosed" - Lambchop

    "Chemtrails" - Beck

    "Special Place" - Rootz Underground

    "Girls Around the World" - Lloyd and Lil Wayne

    "Let's Love" - Matthew Sweet

    "Right Hand on My Heart" - The Whigs

    "Not That Big" (feat. Imogen Heap) - Temposhark

    "Without You" - Shawn Hlookoff

    "One for the Cutters" - The Hold Steady

    "Believe" - Staind

    "Click Click Click" - New Kids on the Block

    "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" - Darius Rucker

    "Waterfall" - James

    "Great Day" - Lindsey Buckingham

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  • Laura Doss

    The Best Songs for Yoga

    Break out of the usual background music and spice up your yoga workout with these songs.

    "Reckoner" - Radiohead

    "River" - Sara Bareilles

    "Light On" - David Cook

    "Chasing Pavements" - Adelle

    "Live Like You're Dying" - Lenka

    "Kissing" - Bliss

    "Free Fallin'" - John Mayer

    "A&E" - Goldfrapp

    "I'm Yours" - Jason Mraz

    "Love Remains the Same" - Gavin Rossdale

    "Temporary Lighthouses" - Morley

    "Ishq - Love and the Veil" - Niyaz

    "Azul" - Natalia Clavier

    "Remember November" - Juliana Hatfield

    "Love Story" - Taylor Swift

    "Fall for You" - Secondhand Serenade

    "Need U Bad" - Jazmine Sullivan

    "Do You Believe Me Now?" - Jimmy Wayne

    "Jai Bhavani" - Cheb i Sabbah

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  • Alexa Miller

    The Step-It-Up Cardio Playlist

    Celebrity trainer Jeanette Jenkins provides upbeat songs designed to sync up to the perfect cardio workout.

    "Don't Stop the Music" - Rihanna

    "Get Up" - Chamillionaire and Ciara

    "Break the Ice" - Britney Spears

    "Rise Up" - Yves Larock

    "Beautiful Liar" (Remix) - Beyonce

    "Kiss Kiss" (feat. T-Pain) - Chris Brown

    "Feedback" - Janet Jackson

    "Stronger" - Kanye West

    "Touch My Body" (Remix) - Mariah Carey

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  • Reggie Casagrande

    Marathon Playlist: 60 Minutes of Music to Keep You Pumped Up

    Training for a marathon? This is the playlist for your long runs, and maybe even race day.

    "U and Ur Hand" - Pink

    "Stronger" (Remix) - Kanye West

    "Big in Japan" (Remix) - Power Music Workout

    "Oh Yeah" - Yello

    "Without Me" - Eminem

    "Badlands" - Bruce Springsteen

    "Superstar" (feat. Matthew Santos) - Lupe Fiasco

    "Diamonds from Sierra Leone" (feat. Jay-Z) - Kanye West

    "This Is New York" - Sander Kleinenberg

    "Get Ready for This" - Crazy Frog

    "Lose Yourself" - Eminem

    "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - Beastie Boys

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    Rihanna's Workout Playlist

    Check out the workout playlist this R&B singer listens to when she hits the gym instead of the stage.

    "Party Like a Rock Star" - Shop Boyz

    "Beautiful Girls" - Sean Kingston

    "Wall to Wall" - Chris Brown

    "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" - T.I.

    "SOS" - Rihanna

    "Break It Off" - Rihanna and Sean Paul

    "Umbrella" (feat. Jay-Z) - Rihanna

    "Shut Up and Drive" - Rihanna

    "Glamorous" - Fergie

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  • Reggie Casagrande

    Energizing Songs for Power Walking

    Get revved, even on total-slug days, with this new set of workout songs from certified trainer Lacey Stone. We like these songs for fast walking — but use them for whatever makes you proud to have a body to move.

    "Jump" - Madonna

    "Chasing Cars" - Snow Patrol

    "Haven't Found" - Pras and Sharli McQueen

    "Hip Hop Is Dead" (feat. Will.I.Am) - Nas

    "High Road" (feat. John Legend) - Fort Minor

    "What a Feeling" - Peter Luts and Dominico

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  • Energizing Songs for Spinning

    Another great set of songs from certified trainer Lacey Stone. They'll keep you going strong for miles.

    "He Loves Me 2" - Ce Ce Peniston

    "She Wants to Move" - N.E.R.D.

    "World, Hold On" - Bob Sinclair

    "Love's Divine" - Seal

    "How to Save a Life" - The Fray

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  • Laura Doss

    The Body Confidence Workout Playlist

    Not loving your body? Jump-start your confidence — add these feel-good grooves to your workout playlist.

    "You Gotta Be" - Des'ree

    "It's My Life" - Bon Jovi

    "Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen

    "I Run for Life" - Melissa Etheridge

    "You Are So Beautiful" - Joe Cocker

    "Baby I'm a Star" - Prince and the Revolution

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  • Laura Doss

    Trainer Adrienne Howell's Get-Moving Playlist

    Adrienne Howell, an instructor at Body Fusion studio in Woodland Hills, California, shares her favorite beat-heavy cardio songs.

    "Cuz I Can" - Pink

    "Release" (feat. Justin Timberlake) - Timbaland

    "Feedback" - Janet Jackson

    "The Anthem" (feat. Lil Jon) - Pitbull

    "Come to Me" (feat. Nicole Scherzinger) - Diddy

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  • The Hot Body Workout Playlist

    Not feeling so hot? Get pumped up and get your body moving to these workout songs chosen by DJ Angie Martinez.

    "It's My Life" - No Doubt

    "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - Michael Jackson

    "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes

    "Say It Right" - Nelly Furtado

    "We Fly High" - Jim Jones

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  • Karen Pearson

    The Ultimate Mood-Boosting Workout Playlist

    Not motivated enough to move? Deekron, "The Fitness DJ," promises these workout songs will make you want to sweat.

    "Good Girl Gone Bad" - Rihanna

    "Everybody Got Their Something" - Nikka Costa

    "Jump" - Madonna

    "Hate on Me" - Jill Scott

    "Call Me" - Blondie

    "No One" - Alicia Keys

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  • Dorit Thies

    The Boot Camp Body Playlist

    We polled 10 of the country's top boot camp trainers to see what music keeps them pumped up during a tough workout. Crank them up and get ready for some serious motivation — no barking drill sergeant required!

    "Kickstart My Heart" - Motley Crue

    "Release" (feat. Justin Timberlake) - Timbaland

    "Cuz I Can" - Pink

    "4 in the Morning" - Gwen Stefani

    "Baby Boy" - Beyonce

    "Come to Me" (feat. Nicole Scherzinger) - Diddy

    "No Easy Way Out" - Robert Tepper

    "The Anthem" (feat. Lil Jon) - Pitbull

    "I'll Fly with You" - Gigi d'Agostino

    "Feedback" - Janet Jackson

    "Time After Time" - Distant Soundz

    "American Boy" (feat. Kanye West) - Estelle

    "Over You" - Daughtry

    "I Like It" - Narcotic Thrust

    "Never Again" - Nickelback

    "Hot Stuff vs. World Hold On" - Craig David vs. Bob Sinclair

    "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" - Neil Diamond

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    Reader Favorites: Your Ultimate Dance Music Playlist

    These high-energy songs will get you moving, whether you're on the dance floor, at the gym, or in your own living room.

    "We Run This" - Missy Elliott

    "Chicken Noodle Soup" - Webstar and Young B

    "Show Stopper" - Danity Kane

    "Bounce" (feat. Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, and Dr. Dre) - Timbaland

    "Bleed It Out" - Linkin Park

    "Fergalicious" - Fergie

    "Jump" - The Pointer Sisters

    "Shawty Get Loose" (feat. Chris Brown and T-Pain) - Lil Mama

    "Beep" - The Pussycat Dolls

    "Cupid Shuffle" - Cupid

    "Island in the Sun" - Weezer

    "Damn Regret" - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

    "Handlebars" - Flobots

    "Party People" - Nelly

    "Maneater" - Nelly Furtado

    "Dirty Little Secret" - The All-American Rejects

    "Headstrong" - Ashley Tisdale

    "Lose Control" (feat. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop) - Missy Elliott

    "Pro Nails" (Remix) (feat. Kanye West) - Kid Sister

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  • Sarah Kehoe

    The FITNESS Country Music Workout Playlist

    A workout music playlist for country music lovers from the editors of FITNESS magazine.

    "All My Friends Say" - Luke Bryan

    "Here for the Party" - Gretchen Wilson

    "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind" - Kellie Pickler

    "All I Want to Do" - Sugarland

    "Love Story" - Taylor Swift

    "She's So California" - Gary Allan

    "Love You Out Loud" - Rascal Flatts

    "Life Is a Highway" - Rascal Flatts

    "Redneck Woman" - Gretchen Wilson

    "Saturday Night" - Jo Dee Messina

    "All I Want Is a Life" - Tim McGraw

    "Ladies Love Country Boys" - Trace Adkins

    "Somebody Like You" - Keith Urban

    "Feel That Fire" - Dierks Bentley

    "Before He Cheats" - Carrie Underwood

    "Six-Pack Summer" - Phil Vassar

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  • Denise Crew

    The Ultimate Spin/Cardio Playlist

    Try this playlist of spinning workout songs from Spin instructor Gregg Cook at Equinox Fitness Clubs in New York City.

    "The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley

    "Truth or Dare" - N.E.R.D.

    "Galvanize" - The Chemical Brothers

    "Magic Carpet Ride" - Steppenwolf

    "I Love New York" - Madonna

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  • Chris Fanning

    Girl Power: The Workout Playlist

    Get these songs to fuel your workout — by women, for women, about women, celebrating women.

    "The Best" - Tina Turner

    "Good Luck" - Basement Jaxx and Lisa Kekaula

    "Dancing Queen" - ABBA

    "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon

    "Just a Girl" - No Doubt

    "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor

    "Freedom" - George Michael

    "Holiday" - Madonna

    "Fighter" - Christina Aguilera

    "Crazy In Love" - Beyonce

    "Glamorous" - Fergie

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  • Michael Biondo

    Daisy Fuentes' Workout Playlist

    Swapping the radio for her own music mix, here's the playlist Daisy Fuentes listens to when she works out.

    "Gotta Get Down: La Negra Tiene Tumbao" - Celia Cruz

    "Start Me Up" - The Rolling Stones

    "Elevation" - U2

    "Rollout (My Business)" - Ludacris

    "El Cuarto de Tula" - Buena Vista Social Club

    "China Girl" - David Bowie

    "Big Pimpin'" (feat. UGK) - Jay-Z

    "Maneater" - Nelly Furtado

    "Give It to Me" (feat. Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado) - Timbaland

    "Buttons" - The Pussycat Dolls

    "Sun Is Shining" - Bob Marley and The Wailers

    "All Nite (Don't Stop)" - Janet Jackson

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  • Laura Doss

    The 20-minute Cardio Workout Playlist

    We know it's not easy to find time to work out, so we put together this playlist to go with your 20-minute cardio workout. Rock out as you get in shape!

    "Weird Fishes/Arpeggi" - Radiohead

    "Umbrella" - Marie Digby

    "Energy" - The Apples in Stereo

    "A Lesson in Charades" - Asteria

    "Keep Holding On" - Avril Lavigne

    "Gotta Have You" - The Weepies

    "Think of You" - A Fine Frenzy

    "Not California" - Hem

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  • Laura Doss

    The Headphones-Only Guilty Pleasure Playlist

    Workout music you hate to admit you really love.

    "Miss Independent" - Kelly Clarkson

    "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey

    "Here I Go Again" - Whitesnake

    "Nothing in This World" - Paris Hilton

    "Do It Well" - Jennifer Lopez

    "Play" - Jennifer Lopez

    "Girlfriend" - Avril Lavigne

    "There's Your Trouble" - Dixie Chicks

    "I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys

    "Bye Bye Bye" - NSYNC

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  • Ericka McConnell

    Kristi Yamaguchi's Workout Playlist

    Get the songs Olympic figure skater and Dancing with the Stars champion Kristi Yamaguchi listens to for her pumped-up Pilates workout.

    "Elevation" - U2

    "Beautiful Day" - U2

    "Rock Your Body" - Justin Timberlake

    "Don't Stop the Music" - Rihanna

    "All for You" - Janet Jackson

    "Together Again" - Janet Jackson

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  • Jay Sullivan

    Drop Inches in 21 Days: The Cardio Playlist

    Workout songs to motivate you, from Jeanette Jenkins, author of The Hollywood Trainer Weight-Loss Plan: 21 Days to Make Healthy Living a Lifetime Habit.

    "Long Way 2 Go" - Cassie

    "Hollywood" (feat. Beyonce) - Jay-Z

    "Hip Hop Is Dead" (feat. Will.I.Am) - Nas

    "Everything I Can't Have" - Robin Thicke

    "Ever Blazin'" - Sean Paul

    "Glamorous" - Fergie

    "Maneater" - Nelly Furtado

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  • Alexa Miller

    Drop Inches in 21 Days: The Strength Training Playlist

    Try out these songs, also from Jeanette Jenkins, to help push you through those circuits.

    "Last Night" (feat. Keyshia Cole) - Diddy

    "Lost One" (feat. Chrisette Michele) - Jay-Z

    "Show Me" - Janet Jackson

    "Mama Africa" - Akon

    "Like a Boy" - Ciara

    "We Ride (I See the Future)" - Mary J. Blige

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  • Laura Doss

    Yoga Playlist

    This yoga playlist has seven soul-soothing songs that'll put you in a flexible trance.

    "Gentle Voice" - Michael Hewett

    "Freeze" (Yoga Mix) - Kodomo

    "Tulong" - The Beyman Bros.

    "Hasret" - Omar Faruk Tekbilek

    "Swadisthana" - Vive

    "Kiss of Bliss" - Jamie Lawerence and Steve Gorn

    "Mantra" - Krishna Das

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  • Laura Doss

    Reader Favorites: Music to Pump Up Your Cardio

    Need some motivation to get on that treadmill? Are your workout sessions on the elliptical getting boring? Download these songs to make your cardio routine fun.

    "What You Waiting For?" - Gwen Stefani

    "Bad Girl" (feat. Missy Elliott) - Danity Kane

    "Footloose" - Kenny Loggins

    "Heaven on Earth" - Britney Spears

    "Saving Grace" - Tom Petty

    "One Wild Night" - Bon Jovi

    "American Boy" (feat. Kanye West) - Estelle

    "Je veux te voir" - Yelle

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  • Jay Sullivan

    Trainer Mario Hortis' Heart-Pumping Playlist

    Mario Hortis, instructor at Crunch gym in Miami Beach and Chicago, shares the bands he turns to when it's his turn to hit the gym.

    "Basket Case" - Green Day

    "Ambitionz Az a Ridah" - 2Pac

    "Kickstart My Heart" - Motley Crue

    "In the Dark" - Tiesto and Christian Burns

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  • Ericka McConnell

    Maria Menounos' Fit Playlist

    The actress and journalist admits to blasting Greek music in her convertible to relieve stress. Here she shares the songs she listens to when she needs motivation to work out.

    "Born to Run" - Bruce Springsteen

    "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" - Gloria Estefan

    "Sweet Child o' Mine" - Guns N' Roses

    "Let Me Clear My Throat" - Public Domain

    "Turn the Beat Around" - Gloria Estefan

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  • Alexa Miller

    Marshall Ulrich's Marathon Running Playlist

    As an ultra-marathoner, Marshall Ulrich relies on his iPod to keep him company on his long-distance runs. Here, the songs that energize him.

    "The Wind" - Cat Stevens

    "Moonshadow" - Cat Stevens

    "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - U2

    "Sympathy for the Devil" - The Rolling Stones

    "Cherry, Cherry" - Neil Diamond

    "Brooklyn Roads" - Neil Diamond

    "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" - Green Day

    "Sitting in Limbo" - Jimmy Cliff

    "For You" - Barenaked Ladies

    "Jake and Diane" - John Mellencamp

    "Money for Nothing" - Dire Straits

    Overture to the Magic Flute, K. 620 - Gerald Jay Markoe

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  • Karen Pearson

    Trainer Jay Kerwin's Boot Camp Playlist

    Jay Kerwin, owner of Boot Camp L.A. in California, shares his favorite mix of high-energy training tunes.

    "No Easy Way Out" - Robert Tepper

    "Kickstart My Heart" - Motley Crue

    "Rocket Queen" - Guns N' Roses

    "Never Again" - Nickelback

    "Over You" - Daughtry

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  • Laura Doss

    Reader Favorites

    "Fergalicious" - Fergie

    "Girlfriend" - Avril Lavigne

    "Maneater" - Nelly Furtado

    "My Humps" - Black Eyed Peas

    "Promiscuous" - Nelly Furtado and Timbaland

    "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" - Fall Out Boy

    "It's Not Over" - Daughtry

    "This Is Why I'm Hot" - Mims

    "Beautiful Liar" - Beyonce and Shakira

    "Dance, Dance" - Fall Out Boy

    "Suddenly I See" - KT Tunstall

    "Smack That" (feat. Eminem) - Akon

    "The Sweet Escape" (feat. Akon) - Gwen Stefani

    "When You Were Young" - The Killers

    "Beautiful Day" - U2

    "Buttons" - The Pussycat Dolls

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  • Sarah Kehoe

    More Reader Favorites

    "How to Save a Life" - The Fray

    "The River" (feat. M. Shadows and Synyster Gates) - Good Charlotte

    "Say It Right" - Nelly Furtado

    "Show Me the Money" - Petey Pablo

    "Flathead" - The Fratellis

    "I Write Sins Not Tragedies" - Panic! At the Disco

    "Yellow" - Coldplay

    "Check On It" (feat. Bun B and Slim Thug) - Beyonce

    "Feel Good Inc." - Gorillaz

    "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'" - Scissor Sisters

    "I Like the Way" - Bodyrockers

    "If Everyone Cared" - Nickelback

    "Like a Boy" - Ciara

    "Show Me What You Got" - Jay-Z

    "Technologic" - Daft Punk

    "Alberto Balsalm" - Aphex Twin

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  • Laura Doss

    More Reader Favorites

    "Be Without You" (Kendu Mix) - Mary J. Blige

    "Beautiful Things" - Andain

    "In My Arms" - Mylo

    "In the Morning" - Junior Boys

    "Old School Rules" - Danger Doom

    "Rollin'" - Chamillionaire

    "Tell Me 'Bout It" - Joss Stone

    "Victorious" - Tiesto

    "Who Knew" - Pink

    "Club Foot" - Kasabian

    "Call On Me" - Janet Jackson and Nelly

    "Don't Bother" - Shakira

    "Fly or Die" - N.E.R.D.

    "Give It to Me" (feat. Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado) - Timbaland

    "Good As Gone" - Little Big Town

    "Judith" - A Perfect Circle

    "Lost Without U" - Robin Thicke

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  • Joseph Montezinos

    More Reader Favorites

    "Mushroom" - Junkie XL

    "Nth Degree" - Morningwood

    "Open Your Eyes" - Snow Patrol

    "Stand Up" - Trapt

    "Thanks and Praise" (feat. Jasper) - G. Love

    "The Adventure" - Angels and Airwaves

    "Top Back" - T.I.

    "Touching My Body" - Danity Kane

    "Where Is the Line?" - Billy Talent

    "World, Hold On" - Bob Sinclair

    "Bird Stealing Bread" - Iron and Wine

    "Diaraby" - Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder

    "Fool" - Donavon Frankenreiter

    "Have a Party" - 50 Cent, Mobb Deep, and Nate Dogg

    "Heaven" - John Legend

    "Welcome to Hollywood" - Beyonce

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  • Joseph Montezinos

    Even More Reader Favorites

    "I Am Somebody" (feat. Will.I.Am) - Santana

    "I Still Remember" - Bloc Party

    "In a Little While" - U2

    "Little Fluffy Clouds" - The Orb

    "Love It When You Call" - The Feeling

    "Meduzz" - Infected Mushroom

    "Memory" - Sugarcult

    "Missing" - Beck

    "Steppin' to the Bad Side" - Ben Harney, C. Derricks, J. Holiday, Loretta Devine, Obba Babatunde, S. Ralph, and T. Franklin

    "Shape of Things to Come" - Audioslave

    "She Wants to Move" - N.E.R.D.

    "Shooting Star" - Black Stone Cherry

    "Steppin' Out" - Kaskade

    "Stigmata" - Slave to the System

    "That Night" - Tammy Federman and Yahel Sherman

    "Vogue" - Paffendorf

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