Friday, January 13, 2012

The greatest "workout" playlist of all time

Today's post has nothing to do with eating lunch or Matt and I shopping during our lunch hour at Wegman's.

On the drive to lunch yesterday, Matt was telling me about a new music mix he put together that he uses while exercising/working out. He played each and every song for me during our drive and I knew immediately what the next blog topic would be.

I asked him to send me a screen shot of this iTunes playlist so I could then post it here and share my critique with you all.

Here it is:
Wow ... where do I begin? Let's walk through song by song:

1-4 Scenes from the Rocky movies - I expected this as Matt is a Rocky fanatic. I'm pretty sure he has a Clubber Lang poster somewhere in his basement.
5 - The Contender Theme Song - yet more Sly Stallone. OK, not bad, I get the vibe, you're imagining yourself as the "everyman" underdog. By the way, Matt's Stallone obsession extends beyond Sly. He is a huge Frank Stallone fan as well. Here's proof:
6 - Give Me Everything (Pitbull) - Now we start to steer of course. I'm pretty sure Matt just discovered this song within the past week and you have to ask yourself, how is that possible? It has been in heavy rotation on the radio since Memorial Day. My kids even know the lyrics by heart.
7 - Burn it to the Ground (Nickleback) - Oh boy. This is apparently a song played in the WWE which makes it's inclusion here that much better. After Matt does a set of hammer curls, I imagine him looking in the mirror and posing like this
8 - DJ Got Us Fallin in Love (Usher) - see song #6. To prove a point, I sang the entire song in the car during our ride to Wegman's. If you didn't know already, Matt and I are 19 year old's trapped in the bodies of 40 year old's.
9 - Stereo Love - OK, had to check YouTube for this one. You must check it out - Now try to imagine getting all pumped up to bench press while this is playing. Yeah, not getting it either.
10 - On the Floor (Jennifer Lopez) - Holy shit. We've now stooped to a very low level. I think I may need to reevaluate my lunch arrangement with this guy. JLo belongs nowhere near a playlist that inspires any sort of manly activity. This is all I picture in Matt's house when this is playing.
11 - When we stand together (Nickleback) - Next
12 - Move like Jagger (Adam Levine/Christina Aguilera) - I some times wonder if any music post 1986 can even play in Matt's car or on his iPod. This may be the most overplayed song of the past 6 months and guess who just now found it?
13 - Nothing on You (Bruno Mars) - Is this a mix to work out to or are we at the prom?
14 - Rolling in the Deep (Adele) - I can't make this stuff up.
15 - Someone Like You (Adele) - I don't want to do crunches when I hear this, I want lay in my bed, cry and then call Dr. Drew.
16 - My Way (Paul Anka and Jon Bon Jovi) - I couldn't squat 10 lbs while this is playing but this is why Matt is genius. No one would dream of adding this to a work-out mix but it works for him.

How can you not love this guy?



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