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A Lollapalooza 2012 Gym Playlist Will Rock Your Workout

The 2012 Lollapalooza line up was just announced. More than 130 artist will take the stage in Chicago’s Grant Park this August. During 20 years, the music festival has seen many changes, but one thing remains the same, music is priority number one. This year’s festival is loaded with great music and more.

Lollapalooza 2012 will take place August 3-5. While you’re eagerly awaiting the show, grab our Lollapalooza 2012 gym playlist and get festival fit while rockin’ out to some of the headliner’s hits.

2012 Lollapalooza Gym Playlist

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Under the Bridge” (Blood Sugar Sex Magik,  Sept.1991)

2. The Black Keys – “Tighten Up” (Brothers, May 2010)

3. Black Sabbath – “Iron Man” (Paranoid, 1970)

4. Florence and the Machine – “Dog Days are Over” (Lungs, July 2009)

5. Passion Pit – “Sleepy Head” (Manners, April 2010)
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Coachella Festival Workout Mix

Last year, the organizers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced they will be having two concerts over consecutive three-day weekends this year, April 13 to 15 and April 20 to 22. There’s good reason: last year’s festival sold out its 75,000 tickets in six days.

Before the announcement, this year’s roster fueled wild speculation, with detailed investigations on tour schedules for suspected artists to see if they were open on those dates. Now that the lineup has been announced, here’s a workout playlist from some of those who will be performing:
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Hottest Songs of 2011 Workout Mix

Usually when you make New Year’s resolutions, you are looking forward. But when you are trying to put together a workout playlist, you have no choice but to look in the rear-view mirror.

Here are some of the hottest songs from 2011 that charted on Billboard and a few that caught the critics’ attention as well. Of course they also have to be inspiring when you are ready to sweat.

Hottest Songs of 2011 Workout Mix

1. LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It

2. Foster the People – Pumped up Kicks

3. Lykke Li – Get Some

4. Foo Fighters – These Days
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Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Post Turkey Day Mix

While I somehow managed to not gorge myself this past Thanksgiving, I know that most people can’t say the same. I say this not in judgment, since I’m usually just as guilty of being in a turkey and gravy coma by mid-afternoon. If you managed to ingest a few thousand extra calories, it’s time to start working them off.

Since it will take you about a week’s worth of exercise just to get back to where you started, let’s make this cardio workout playlist a wee bit longer.
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Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Something Old, Something New

As I get older, I find myself more and more entrenched in my musical ways. I love exploring new music, but I think I love discovering older music even more. It’s either intense nostalgia for a perceived superior past or a slow approaching midlife crisis. Either way, as long as I use that passion for good, who cares, right?

To show that I’m not just turning into an old(ish) fogy, I’d like to put forth a workout mix that blends some of the great music out now and some from yesterday.
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