Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rah Rah ... I want your horror ..

I've just sat for the last hour and gone looking for new music for my ipod - I've got some old ones that are annoying me now, and I needed some more upbeat ones. Lucky for me I have a 15yo who is mad on music and often has the music channel on watching videos so I can annoy him by going - oh I like that! Who's that? What's the name of that? Oh I've asked you five times before? Whoops, sorry (yeah, he doesn't enjoy the bonding moments ;)).

So between the internet and remembering the videos my ears have perked up at and looking online at "top running songs" I've spent $30 on new music (via The Warehouse, two $20 itune cards for $30 this week!).

I've never been a big muso, even when I was bopping 80's teenager (although George Michael was rather gorgeous!), so I've got quite a range in music I like ... basically anything that sounds good to me but I never have a clue about who sings what or whether its old or new, or popular or not.

Which from the new ones I've added today probably shows!

Here are some of the my favourites to run to (in case anyone else is looking for some running music, or you just want a laugh at my taste!).

Lady Ga Ga - Bad Romance
Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow, I Gotta Feeling, Meet Me Halfway
Gin (a NZ artist) - Oh my, Hey Hoh, Under My Skin
Juice Newton - Queen of Hearts
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Miley Cyrus - The Climb (I was gutted when I realised she sung this ... I'm forever complaining about the screeching, high pitched pre-teen voices of Disney channel in our house *big eye roll*)

Those are some I added today - a couple that remain my favourites to run to -

Smash Mouth - All Star
Eminem - Shake that Ass (this one is typical bad words, bad Eminem - but I love it ... and if I've got my ipod on shuffle in the car with the kids, its one I have to really press skip really fast!). I have to admit to being a bit of a closet Eminem fan - I have a few of his on my ipod ... not sure I really like my kids listening to him though!
Westlife - I have a Dream (I like their version better than Abba's)
ELO - Don't Bring me Down

They're just a few which shows my wide range of music likes!

... and in running, I ran up my hill today and was feeling amazingly strong all the way up, then turned around to come down and was blasted full on by the wind, so maybe not so strong, more that there was more wind than I thought helping me!

Rest day tomorrow ... then another big weekend, that I'm all prepared for with my new music!


  1. I'll have to check some of your music choices. Most of the time I am also totally clueless as to who is singing what. My music collection includes also classical music and while some pieces I listen to definitely don't have a running beat I love them so much they make me forget I am tired and want to quit.
    Rest well for your big weekend.