Top two gym albums of the year

In preparation for a slight format change in the next few weeks, today I’m putting up my top two gym albums of the year, because I wouldn’t have gotten through all those miles on the treadmill (and the elliptical machine, the rowing machine, the bike thingy, and the treadclimber) without them. Sorry, Justin and Alison! It’s not your fault I’m still fat.

Top Two Gym albums of the year

Justin Timberlake
Jive Records
What Goes Around Comes Around (removed. contact me for a copy.)

Justin has captured the niche that appeals to all (straight!) women – the boy next door who could be bad if he wanted, but he doesn’t really want to. He wants to please his girl instead, and that’s a powerful archetype. No wonder those records fly off the shelf.

Mute US
Number 1(removed. contact me for a copy.)

I think “Ooh La La” was my most-listened-to gym song of the year. In spite of the album’s oddly spelled song titles (I’m old, okay? I don’t automatically think of “you” as “U”), I’m in love with Alison’s siren voice.

Other gym songs that can help you get through that last tenth of a mile:

1. Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie: Bamboo (2006 FIFA world cup remix)
2. Aika – Glittering Lights
3. Jay-Zeezer – Yeah in the Sun
4. Yum! Yum! Orange – Don’t Worry!
5. Falco – Rock Me Amadeus

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  1. anon’s avatar

    thanks for the goldfrapp track, and i’m trying the others too.

    i’m a girl and i run marathons, it takes me 5 long hours. music is my godsend too, and so is exercise. you can do anything. exercise is more important than being thin. cheers. =)

  2. zara’s avatar

    Hopefully, being thin will someday be the side benefit, though :D Thanks for the encouragement! I need all I can get.

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