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Reader Favorites: Inspirational Workout Songs

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Whether you're feeling sluggish or are just about ready to quit your workout, these songs give you the drive to keep going.

When we asked readers for your favorite workout music, you gave us hundreds of songs to choose from. Here, we've compiled the most inspirational songs from your picks -- for those moments when you need a little push to get on the treadmill or to do that last set of ab exercises.

"Stronger" - Kanye West reader denise.n.cordero told us, "This is at the start of my iPod to remind me that what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger!"

Kanye West - Graduation - Stronger


"Die Another Day" - Madonna
Reader Campoheidi loves to workout to this Madonna song because it "makes me feel strong and tells me to not give up."

Madonna - American Life - Die Another Day


"L.A. Woman" - Billy Idol
This is reader spcdcider's favorite song to listen to "when the workout is getting tough."

Billy Idol - Charmed Life - L.A. Woman


"No More Drama" - Mary J. Blige
Reader Tanya.maisch works out to Mary J. Blige when she gets tired of all the drama.

Mary J. Blige - No More Drama - No More Drama


"Proud" - Heather Small
The theme song to NBC's Biggest Loser motivates mackenzie42: "I find it incredibly moving and great to run to especially when I'm on that last kick and need something to keep going."

Heather Small - Proud - Single - Proud


"Faster Car" - Keith Urban
This song helps reader dmashcraft1 get through a hard workout.

Keith Urban - Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing - Faster Car


"Sweep the Leg" - No More Kings
"This song really gets me going and motivated to hit the gym," said reader jennifer.english.

No More Kings - No More Kings - Sweep the Leg


"Life Is Beautiful" - Sixx: A.M.
Reader lilsick4life loves listening to this song. "It totally gets me motivated!"

Sixx:A.M. - Heroin Diaries (Original Soundtrack) - Life Is Beautiful


"Running Still" - Freez-R-Burn
"My husband and I have agreed that even if you are reaching the point of exhaustion in your workout, this new song's rhythm will keep you moving!" reader flanneryog said.


"Black Horse & The Cherry Tree" - KT Tunstall
Reader Stascia769 gets motivation from this song. "It reminds me that I'm doing the work for myself, not because of what anyone else thinks!"

KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope - Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (Radio Version)


Originally published in, July 2008.


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jessicaorton wrote:

See and I like Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida... the full version is 17 minutes long which means if i listen to that when I get a second song I'm already halfway through my cardio

7/20/2010 10:37:00 AM Report Abuse

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