Monday, March 7, 2011

Best Songs to Listen to During Big Climbs and Big Efforts / What are Your Favorites?

My favorite songs to listen to during big climbs and big efforts.

1) Eminen/Lil Wayne - No Love - Best song I've heard in a while.

2) AC/DC - Thunderstruck - A close call for #1 on my list. This is, IMHO, AC/DC's greatest song and is the very sound of Rock 'n Roll.

3) Van Halen - Everybody Wants Some - Beginning of this song is off-the-charts intense. Reminds me of being above treeline on a huge Colorado mountain. Just so intense.

4) Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart - Makes me think about doing crazy things and would be the song I'd want playing if, ever again, I break the tape first in a race.

5) Aerosmith - Back in the Saddle Again - Nice rythym.

6) Ted Nugent - Stranglehold - IMHO, one of the top 5 rock 'n roll songs of the '70s.

7) Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero - A very under-appreciated, overlooked Tina Turner classic. Doesn't hurt that I have a soft spot for the Mad Max films.

8) Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song - What else is there to say except, "It's Zeppelin"?

9) Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop - Ditto.

10) AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill - Another classic AC/DC tune.

BONUS: Bush - Everything Zen - Just a downright kick-ass, killer song by one of the all-time great "grunge" bands.

What are some of your favorite songs for big runs?



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  2. #1 is a great song. I never liked Lil Wayne either.

  3. What no Godsmack (Sully Erna) or Disturbed?!? Easily replaces Tina Turner...

  4. Or what about:

    for those about to Rock (we salute you) AC/DC - reminds me of Hard Rock and Big Climbs

    Superstar - Lupe Fiasco

    World's Greatest - R Kelly

    Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson

    Broken Road - Sully Erna

    And of course Eminem stuff. I could go on....

  5. Fast Ed: Good additions, especially "For Those about to Rock" by AC/DC. Regarding Eminen, he has tons of great tunes for running, "Lose Yourself" being the most prominent. It probably should have made my top 10 but I've listened to the song so much that it's kind of gotten old to me. But it's still intense.

    The Tina Turner song, "We Don't Need Another Hero," has special meaning to me on many levels.

    Not a fan of R Kelly!