I like to think that when you see these, you get a little reminiscent of “oh, remember when these used to happen all the time?” I guess that’s better than thinking you are more like “damnit, not one of these again, I thought they stopped.”

Either way, I guess I’m glad that you made it this far into the blog post… hoping I don’t lose you too quickly with these playlist suggestions. Same format as always.


Here are 3 songs for your workout playlist


Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Something Old

Artist: Starship
Title: We Built This City
Side Note: A cassette tape, a gray stereo that had to be plugged into the wall on the floor next to my bed. It was tape that my dad made me of songs that I liked. He used to drive me to school and listening to music was one of my favorite things. THIS was one of the first songs on that tape. I remember that. I have no idea how old I was, but it was definitely elementary school.
Quotable: “We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll”



Something New

Artist: Nick Jonas
Title: Levels
Side Note: As you can tell, it’s been awhile since we’ve done a Playlist Thursday as I would have shared this song when it was released over the summer. It’s catchy, it’s a great song to run to, get the crowd fired up, etc.
Quotable: “I know, we can get higher. There’s levels to your love. Yeah, there’s levels to your.”



Something to Consider

Artist: Justin Beiber
Title: What Do You Mean
Side Note: I may have just lost all of the little street cred that had with a single post that has both Beiber and Nick Jonas. But this song passes the test. Assuming you are “anti-Beiber,” you might have heard this song on the radio, liked it, then immediately disliked as soon as you found it was Beiber. It happens, I get it. But secretly, you kind of let it play on the radio just a few seconds longer than it needs to before you change the station. #youarenotalone
Quotable: “Trying to compromise but I can’t win”




There you have it. 3 songs that should be added to your workout playlist, and 2 of which (possibly 3, I was too young to know if Starship was cool/uncool) just might get me jumped in the streets .

Did I just date myself by using the word “jumped”?

This post needs to end.


What song have you recently added to YOUR playlist?