It wasn't a long run, but it was a hard run.
& I noticed something funny. Well, maybe not funny, but interesting...ish?
My workout playlist has changed so much since college. I remember distinctly recognizing my lack of female musicians in my collection.
This morning I realized that is just not the case anymore! Let's explore some of the amazing ladies of sound that really get my heart rate up for a run.
Artist: Icona Pop
Song: I love It
Song: Bird Flu, Paper Planes, Bad Girls
& there's something strangely empowering about that.
Slap bracelets! She also makes me want to wear more (any) slap bracelets.
Artist: Ke$ha (I'm sorry)
Song: Die Young, Die Young Remix, C'mon
I resisted Ke$ha (ugh, do I have to type the $?) for as long as I could. In fact, I just told my coworker that I feel like I'm going to catch Hep C every time I see her or listen to her music.
Let me tell you a story: One time I just couldn't get my ass into this workout I was doing. I had a pass to CG Arena & was doing this really challenging circuit & I was just dragging ass. No... more... Russian twists.
Then, this damn song came on & I swear. It got me moving so much that I promptly went home & downloaded "Die Young" & the damn remix (who I am very surprised to discover just now does not feature Nikki Minaj.)
I have sacrificed my musical integrity (& my ears may already have VD) for that rush of "get-off-your-ass" that this song gives me.
Song: You Should Know Better, and everything else Robyn has done
She's from... like... Denmark? No, it's not Denmark, but something like that. She's from Somewhere-like-Denmark (Google says Sweden) but I am so, so happy that she's come across the pond (I have no fucking clue where Sweden is, but I imagine that there's a body of water between us & them).
This song specifically, "You Should Know Better" is just so badass & it's got Snoop Dog in it. This is another one that I often listen to twice in a row during a run.
Also, if anyone would care to start a conversation about Robyn's superior dance moves in the following video, please do:
Song: Want U Back
Artist: Girl Talk
Song: No Pause
But the name has Girl in it & the best part of this mix is from Missy Elliot.
& gawsh, is it raunchy! Jeez, she is one dirty lady & for some reason her filthy mind on top of some sick 90's beats really keeps me in go-mode when working out!
Ok, so that is my love for the ladies. Feel free to carry on your lady love playlist!