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Female Returning Hit Makers and News Makers

I didn’t get to listen to Janet Jackson’s new album until recently. Boy, I was missing out. Her song, “Shoulda Known Better” is simply gorgeous. It reminds me faintly of Jackson’s “Every Time”. Soft vocals and a faint 90s/00s vibe. Love it. It’s a hit. Oh, Ms. Jackson, how I never knew I missed you so. I guess I shoulda known better.

And speaking of blast’s from the past, Missy Elliot’s new hit single “WTF (Where They From)” is back to school these kids how it’s done. With puppets, Pharrell, dancing and the creative mind of Missy Elliot, she shows she’s unstoppable. So refreshing to hear her come back.

Also, other music I’m listening to, Calvin Harris featuring HAIM, LP,CHVRCHES, Elle King and Lourde.

I just love the “Pray to God” music video from Calvin Harris feating HAIM. These women are elegant and haunting and I love the nature sets. Awesome video.

LP is back with “Muddy Waters”, love this song. It’s a different but RIGHT departure from her previous light-hearted pop tunes. I hope LP keeps digging deep for inspiration for these soulful songs.

CHVRCHES music video for “Leave a Trace” is colorful and the song took me a while to warm to. It’s different, and that’s good. Different is good.

Elle King has been jumping the iTunes charts with this hit “Ex’s and Ohs”. The lyrics are fun and I wish I had thought of it first.

Lastly, I love Disclosure’s “Magnets” featuring Lorde. It’s a unique music video and I actually like Lorde’s modern dancing in the video. It’s artistic and refreshing to see an artist move their body in their own creative way versus a big choreographed scene.

Tune in again soon for some more hit songs.

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The Ultimate Workout Music Mix

Hanz and Franz here, and we’re going to PUMP you UP!

Ok, seriously, here is a list of songs that are good for working out. For jogging and speed walking. (What? You don’t speed walk? It’s good for lengthening muscles and low impact for bad knees, etc.)” There is a mix of trance, dance, rock, remixes and pop for your workout pleasure. Enjoy and let me know which songs you like!

 

For running:

“Dangerous Power (Gabriel & Dresden Extended Mix)” – Gabriel & Dresden.

“Harrier” – Ashley Wallbridge

“Celebration (Benny Benassi Remix)” – Madonna

” Closer to the Edge” – 30 Seconds to Mars

“3” – Britney Spears

“Escape Me (Feat. C.C. Sheffield)” – Tiesto

“Who Wants to be Alone (feat. Nelly Furtado)” – Tiesto

“Naturally (Dave Aude Radio Remix) – Selena Gomez & the Scene

“Here Comes the Rain Again” –  N.R.C.

“The Beautiful People (From ‘Burlesque‘)” –  Christina Aguilera

“Flashback” – Calvin Harris

“Bulletproof (Manhattan Clique Remix Radio)” – La Roux

“Give it 2 Me (Jody Den Broeder Club Edit)” – Madonna

“Winner” – Nuttin’ But Strings

“Waiting” – Dash Berlin & Emma Hewitt

“Strawberry Swing” – Coldplay

“Young Folks” – Peter, Bjorn & John

“He Lives in You [Reprise]” – The Lion King Musical Soundtrack (Now I know this one is a little weird, but hear my out, right at 1:17 when then chorus starts and you hear the background voices chanting and it keeps getting louder, you’re going to run a lot faster by the end of this song. Great for sprinting.)

“La Noyee” & “La Valse D’Amelie” – Amelie Soundtrack (You’re probably think I’m crazy here, but great orchestrations can really get me running. It’s also fun to be running to such dramatic music.)

“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me (Dave Aude Radio Remix)” – Cher (It’s frickin’ Cher!)

” A Praise Chorus” – Jimmy Eat World

“L’amour Et  Le Violence” – Rejected – SL3 vs. Sebastian Tellier (This song is heart achingly beautiful.)

“Sylvia (Tiesto Remix)” – Miike Snow

“Just Stop Believin (Lady Gaga vs. Journey) – DJ Tripp

“Human (Ocelots Remix)” – The Killers

 

For Speed walking:

“Desert Rose (Melodic Club Mix Radio Edit)” – Sting

“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” – Shakira (This one is very upbeat, great pace for speed walking.)

“I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)” – La Roux

“Miss Independent” – Ne-Yo

“Here  (In Your Arms) [Young Americans Remix] – Hellogoodbye

(I will have to add another list for speed walking. I’m running out of steam here after the long running music list. I’ll be back with more workout music for speed walking)

 

Bonus: For Uphill Climbing:

“Alejandro” – Lady Gaga (The slow but upbeat song works perfectly for a steady pace going uphill.)

“Let’s Get Lost” – Beck & Bat For Lashes

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