The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival just wrapped up its 11th annual go-around. The festival ran from Thursday to Sunday featuring more than 150 musical acts. Bonnaroo is known for its vast array of musical styles. Everything from rock, jazz, hip-hop, and even electronica is represented at the 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee.
Phish was the fan-favorite headliner of the entire festival. They closed out the four day event. Apparently this 11th year was one for the record books. Lots of great performances and memories shined on the stage and off. Keep the good vibes alive with this week’s gym playlist inspired by some of the top memories from 2012’s Bonnaroo.
1. Mac Miller – “Donald Trump” (We suggest the “clean” version).
Mac Miller used Bonnaroo as the stage to debut songs from his newest album, a collaboration with Pharrell. Apparently the crowd was very pleased.
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge”
RHCP bassist Flea left an impression on the audience as he gushed over all the love he felt at the festival. Share the love with an oldie but a goodie.
3. Alice Cooper – “School’s Out”
Legendary heavy-rocker Alice Cooper surprised and wowed the crowds by closing his show with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Be inspired by his classic jam and maybe rework it as you workout.
4. Radiohead – “Creep”
Radiohead teased the crowds with a sampling of their soon-to-be-released album. Until you can get the new stuff, you can’t go wrong with the classics on your list.
5. Jack White – “Sixteen Saltines”
Part of Radiohead’s teasing involved the rumor that they’ll be working with Jack White on a new project. Until that’s confirmed, White’s new single will help you get pumped in the gym.
6. Kenny Rogers – “The Gambler”
This performance was proof that Bonnaroo really is for everyone. Kenny Rogers left his mark as he joined Phish on stage and together they performed his classic, “The Gambler.”
7. D’Angelo – “Lady”
Apparently D’Angelo had been MIA as he worked on projects. He made a great return to the public as he joined Questlove for an early morning jam.
8. The Beach Boys – “Kokomo”
The show must go on! And it did for the infamous Beach Boys, even in the rain. The crowds were thick and soaked for this performance.
9. The Civil Wars – “Poison and Wine”
This soft acoustic duo captivated the crowd with their soulful hits. This was the last show for a while as half of the band is due to deliver her baby in 10 days.
10. Phish – “Backwards Down the Numbers Line”
Round off your playlist with the happy tunes of this Bonnaroo favorite. These guys kept the crowds happy to the very last minute of the festival. Let them do the same for you in the gym this week.
June 12th, 2012