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Comment Contest Tuesday

Ann rockin' out to some tuneage.

Yesterday on the shuttle ride home I popped in my earbuds and listened to some upbeat tunes while doing a little work as I was driven back to Emeryville from South San Francisco.

Once the shuttle arrived at our destination, one of my co-workers who was sitting behind me asked if I was rockin’ to Eye of the Tiger. I laughed and said yes.

I love that song for a variety of reasons: it has a great beat; it was a featured song in my favorite Rocky movie; it’s a motivating song; and a great workout tune.

There are songs on my iPod that I would say I am slightly embarrassed by or would rather others not know they are even on my song list. My excuse for these embarrassing songs/lame music is … they are great songs to exercise to. Who can argue with that?

Britney has a great and strong beat for just about any workout. Enrique Iglesias has some lame lyrics, but the music rocks. Apparently I like Pitbull as well, as he is featured in some of my embarrassing music selections. J.Lo, or is it just Jennifer Lopez these days, has made it to my song list.

Most genres of music are on my iPod. I like a variety of music: dance; Top 40; adult contemporary; alternative rock; alternative; a few country songs (though I am not a huge country fan); some old metal; some hip hop. I could probably add some more. But you get the gist of it.

So now I get to the part where you participate … tell me what embarrassing songs are on your play list(s). 

For this Comment Contest Tuesday there is no limit. Each comment/reply counts twice. But make sure each song or artist goes into its own comment/reply. If you list 10 songs or artists in one comment, your name will only go in the hat twice. So you gotta comment over and over again to make it really count. Does that make sense?

To participate in Comment Contest Tuesday you must submit your answers in the comments below. The comment has to be relevant to what I am asking. You have until Tuesday, June 21 at noon (my time) to comment away. You have to comment in the comments on Go Fit Girl! I won’t accept e-mails, comments on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Winner and prize will be announced in two weeks. That means you have TWO WHOLE WEEKS to come up with song after song or artist after artist.

And maybe you hadn’t thought of this excuse for your unmentionable songs. Feel free to use that excuse from now on.

Any questions? Just ask me. And have fun!

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  1. Jen Says:

    Ooh… I’ll have to go home and check my ipod tonight. I’m not really embarrassed by any of it, but I’m sure there are many that should be embarrassing to a woman of my advanced age. 😉

    Britney is definitely on the list — her stuff is great to listen to on the elliptical!

  2. Jen Says:

    I also really like the beat to the Kanye west “New Workout Plan” song. It’s pretty stupid, but really gets my feet going. It features such idiotic lyrics as:

    “You just popped in the Kanye West
    Get right for the summer workout tape
    And ladies if you follow these instructions exactly
    you might bear to pull you a rapper, a NBA player
    Man, at least a dude wit’ a car
    So first of all we gon’ work on the stomach
    Nobody wants a little tight a##!”

  3. Alex C. Says:

    I watch “The Simpsons” while working out. They have songs on that. Does that count? On Monday, I got to listen to Kirk Van Houten sing “Can I Borrow a Feeling?” Or “We Put the Spring in Springfield.”

  4. Jen Says:

    One of my best (and silliest) cardio play lists came from the iTunes “essential” library. I just typed in “cardio” and a whole bunch of suggestions (including several pre-mixed “Total Workout albums”) came up. You can get “slow beats”, “deep cuts” or whatever kind of beat you want. I found one that matched up pretty perfectly with a 4.0 speed/10 incline beat on the treadmill. I bought it in 2006, though, so I don’t know if that particular one is available.

    On to the embarrassing part: it features such artists as Britney, Ru Paul, The techno remix of Elvis Presley’s “Rubbernecking”.

  5. Alex C. Says:

    Here’s a really embarrassing playlist. I worked at an amusement park from 2003-2005. The park had a pretty decent playlist of music, and in some off time, I sat down and wrote down the songs. Back home, I downloaded as many as I could find since they brought back memories of the park. I listened to it at work. Songs on that playlist: “Larger Than Life” by the Backstreet Boys, “Sk8r Boi” by Avril Lavigne and “Come Go With Me” by Expose.

  6. Alex C. Says:

    “Larger Than Life” came on when I was away from my desk, so I didn’t have the chance to quickly change it. Then everyone thought I listened to the Backstreet Boys. Embarrassing. Also played in the park were “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson, “Funky Town” by Lipps Inc., “Tutti Frutti” by Little Richard and “Cold Hearted Snake” by Paula Abdul. What was that park thinking?

  7. Jen Says:

    Backstreet’s back, alright! 🙂

  8. alicia Says:

    i don’t think i have anything to embarrassing on my ipod….. the only think that may be embarrassing is that i do have trance music on it. it’s good workout music, but at the same time it sounds fantastic after a few drinks!

  9. Jen Says:

    It goes on and on and on… Yeup. I’m talking about “Dynamite”. Love it when I run. The tempo is great and it’s pretty brainless.

    And when I’m feeling frustrated I can picture my kids singing the “Galileo” version, which cracks me up!

  10. Lisa Says:

    All Fired up by Pat Benetar. 80s girl power anthem, anyone?

  11. Ann Says:

    Thanks, ladies and gentleman for your responses.
    I will let you know who the winner is … soon.