24 Responses to “Lucy, I’m home! (contest)”

  1. rebyj February 24, 2009 at 3:51 PM #

    Welcome home!!

    Don’t enter me in contest , I avoid calendars and clocks LOL
    Workout song rec is……” It’s Raining Men!” :dick:

  2. Kristen February 24, 2009 at 4:45 PM #

    Rihanna – Disturbia That always gets me up and moving. Also, Paralyzer by Finger Eleven. Great stuff!

  3. ms bookjunkie February 24, 2009 at 5:04 PM #

    Respect – Aretha Franklin
    It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
    Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani

    These are good for walking…

    Am I glad you’re back! :glee: I was getting withdrawal symptoms! (Not that I mean to be creepy or stalkerish in any way… πŸ™„ )

  4. Angie February 24, 2009 at 5:06 PM #

    Kristen, Paralyzer was one of the first songs I threw on there! Love that song.

  5. Megan February 24, 2009 at 5:09 PM #

    I love “Smack My Bitch Up” by Prodigy. An oldie, but I love it. And for more eclectic stuff, I like any of Fela’s 20+ minute jams and the cold groove of !!! (yes, that is the band’s name).

  6. Allison February 24, 2009 at 6:12 PM #

    Hi Angie, it must be nice to be home! I have recently been really wanting a trip to Vegas – it’s not that easy to “corrupt” my two-year old that would be along for the trip, is it? Because of her, we would all be in bed by midnight anyways, lol! The first song that comes to mind is She’s a Maniac… do you already play it? Would it work? Or how about The Killers?

  7. Chris Redding February 24, 2009 at 7:05 PM #

    This is going to sound strange, but Ravel’s Bolero. It starts out slow and then gets cranking at a good pace. I clean my house to it.

  8. Angie February 24, 2009 at 7:43 PM #

    Allison–keeping in mind that every casino is filled with smoke (enough that it made me feel yucky the whole time) and I don’t think anyone has any business taking any child under the age of 14 or so there, then you should go πŸ˜‰ Assuming you intend to avoid all casinos πŸ˜› But really, I don’t think Vegas is a family vacation. If you want to go, you should hit up a family member to watch your 2 y/o.

    These music suggestion from you guys are so interesting!

  9. JC February 24, 2009 at 8:40 PM #

    I like

    Will it ever stop Raining – The Saw Doctors

    Almost anything by Mika like Love Today

    Upbeat with a firm beat.

    I’d be interested in you posting your eventual mix… I’m getting tired of my current workout songs.

  10. Brandy W February 24, 2009 at 8:41 PM #

    Darude – Sandstorm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSYxT9GM0fQ (so you can hear it)

    Kids love it cause its totally upbeat. Great for the middle of my workout to get me over the hump and start my slide to the end.

  11. Kati February 24, 2009 at 8:44 PM #

    Oh! Anything by the Scissor Sisters works great for me. Their music has a terrific boppy beat that works great for me on the treadmill.

    Good luck!

  12. Mad February 24, 2009 at 10:05 PM #

    Welcome back!

    Some of the songs I have on my iPod that I workout to are….

    Party Starter by Will Smith
    Let’s Get Loud by J.Lo
    Switch by Will Smith
    Control Myself by LL Cool J & J.Lo
    Party Up (Up In Here) by DMX
    How Will I Know Remix by Whitney Houston
    It’s Not Right But It’s OK Remix by Whitney Houston
    Whenever, Wherever by Shakira
    Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira
    La Tortura by Shakira
    Shake by Ying Yang Twins & Pitbull
    Salt Shaker by Ying Yang Twins (added this one just today lol)

    I have many more but I’ll stop for now…lol

  13. Amy S. February 24, 2009 at 10:09 PM #

    Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

  14. Heather February 24, 2009 at 10:15 PM #

    For me…to really get moving…believe it not…Ricky Martin, Shakira, Tina Turner, or Pink (I know…REALLY diverse, huh). I don’t know…for some reason I can’t help but move when I listen to them on my iPod. :hips:

  15. Linda A February 25, 2009 at 2:51 AM #

    A download sounds fine with me 😎

    I like loud music when I workout, Billy Talent and Linkin Park is great for that.

  16. Karen February 25, 2009 at 10:34 AM #

    I’ve included some from the 70s too, but they have a great beat and will keep you moving.

    Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
    You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive
    One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head
    Why Can’t I Be You by the Cure
    Bad Girls by Donna Summer
    Star by Erasure
    Devil Inside by INXS
    Black Girl White Girl by Lords of the New Church
    Next To You by The Police
    I’m Against It by the Ramones
    Mad World by Tears for Fears

    Warm Up or Cool Down:
    Urge For Going by Joni Mitchell
    Mad World by Michael Andrews

  17. ms bookjunkie February 25, 2009 at 1:57 PM #

    From the Moulin Rouge soundtrack:

    Because We Can by Fatboy Slim
    Lady Marmalade by various artists

    To get started/warm up:

    In the Shadows by The Rasmus

  18. Albert Taylor February 25, 2009 at 4:50 PM #

    It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

  19. sraikh February 25, 2009 at 8:03 PM #

    I mostly have Hindi/Bollywood songs…no help there. πŸ™‚

  20. Lynda February 26, 2009 at 12:25 AM #

    I agree with the previous posts of
    :belly: Hips Don’t Lie by Shakira
    Darude – Sandstorm

    I’d add in a couple that make me want to move my body .
    Buttons – Pussycat Dolls
    When I Grow Up – Pussycat Dolls
    Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
    :hips: I’m Too Sexy (for my shirt…) – Right Said Fred

    Of course looking at pictures of sexy Australian men could help as well! Nothing like looking at a sexy man to motivate you to work out.

  21. Grace Draven February 26, 2009 at 12:44 PM #

    No need to enter me in the contest. I’m not a calendar fan. However, I can recommend a great workout song from the 80s. I used to do aerobics to the “Howling Mix” version of The Cult’s “She Sells Sanctuary.” If you can’t find that extended version, the original is fine, just much shorter. Perfect beat for working out and just a great song all around.

  22. Erin February 26, 2009 at 5:10 PM #

    Bringing Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
    I like the Way You Move- Outkast
    Dancing Machine- Jackson 5
    Bootylicious- Beyonce (or whatever her group was called)

    I LOVE man hunk calenders. In the past, I’ve had collections of firefighter calenders from different US cities, so enter me for the Bronze Boys. πŸ™‚

  23. Dena February 26, 2009 at 10:22 PM #

    Hi Angie, That sucks it took so long to get home but it must have been a welcome relief to open your front door. I can imagine you are in daughter withdraws. The longest I was away from my daughter Angel was a month and that was last year, when she was away at Grooming School. It went so slow, I didn’t have any distraction like Vegas,lol.
    For the contest I would want the Bronzed Boys for my pick and a great work out song is; I like Big Butts by Sir Mix A-Lot. Which of course you don’t so it pushes you to work harder!

  24. Lynda February 28, 2009 at 12:41 AM #

    I could swear I posted yesterday. oh well.

    Darude – Sandstorm
    :hips: Shakira – Hips don’t lie
    Pussycat dolls – buttons
    justin Timberlake – Sexyback
    I’m too sexy for my shirt – (something with fred in the name) :belly:

    Another motivator is a sexy calender of hunky men!

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