if you had to guess, how many times do you think that i could loop the killers' song "read my mind" over the course of an hour without before i try to dig my own brain out of my head through my eyeball. hint: the song is 4 minutes, seven seconds long. answer: as many times as it takes because i'm physically unable to get sick of this song under these circumstances. i've tried.
something happens in the middle-to-end of that song that makes it a perfect song to run to. it moves toward this really great apex and truly makes me want to run faster and further. this sounds as cheesy in my head as it does in your's.
last week i read a story in the new york times' newsletter urban eye that talked about what people listen to when they are working out. that a song should have 120-140 beats per minute. things mentioned included "push it" by salt n peppa, "the heat is on" by glenn frey and that apparently some people get really psyched by the theme from rockey, as kitchy as that sounds. in the comments, someone mentioned a web site where you can download complete workout mixes. also this podcast of music for an hour-long workout.
while i was running -- and spinning "read my mind" a dozen or so times -- i decided i would ask what that one great song in everyone's workout mix is. then i saw that one of my blogger friends had also posed the question on her site today. but then i thought: eh, who cares. i'll ask here, too.
so: what's your good workout song?