Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Sing-Out-Loud Karaoke Favorites

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This week’s playlist was a real team effort, you guys. Earlier today, I asked Philly Mag staffers to send their favorite karaoke songs for a singalong edition of our weekly playlist series and, my goodness, did they deliver. The query actually ignited quite the conversation about which karaoke song is the BEST karaoke song, but I’ll let you peruse our selections below and decide.

As the headline implies, this playlist meant to get you to sing aloud. Like, actually out loud while you work out. Have you ever done it? People will look at you like you are insane, but it’s totally worth it because there is no better way to have a blast while you run, spin, burpee, whatever than by singing aloud as you do it. I promise.

So check out this week’s genre- and decade-spanning playlist, clear your throat, and Belt. It. Out. Your adoring public awaits.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Readers’ Choice

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Earlier this week, we asked readers on the blog, Facebook and Twitter to share their favorite workout songs for a massive readers’ choice playlist for this week’s lineup of sweat-able tunes. We got lots of great responses from Robyn’s “Hang with Me” (well, anything Robyn, actually) to Eminem’s “Shake That” to Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.”

So without further ado, here are your picks for nearly three (!!) hours of sweating your face off.

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We Want to Know: What are Your Favorite Workout Songs?

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We need your input, Be Wellers! As some of you know, every Friday, we wipe our Spotify Ultimate Workout Playlist clean and load it up with a bunch of new songs that will get you through your sweat session with a smile on your face. Each week, we choose a different theme—from classic rock to rap you can run to and more—and this week, we want it to be all about you guys: Think of it as the Be Well Philly readers’ picks edition.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Songs That Get Stuck in Your Head

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Sorry for what I’m about to do, you guys: This week’s playlist is two hours of songs that are pretty much guaranteed to get stuck in your head. The good news is, all the songs are awesome, which means having them stuck in your head, on repeat, isn’t totally a bad thing.

I got some outside input on this one, so the songs really span generations and genres: the Grease soundtrack’s “Summer Nights,” Boyz II Men’s “Motown Philly,” Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” and, the pièce de résistance, Aaron Copeland’s “Rodeo.” (I thought I was pretty clever with that one.)

Enjoy!

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: American Top 40′s Casey Kasem Tribute

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Broadcast radio icon Casey Kasem died this week, so it seems fitting to dedicate our workout playlist to his life’s work: the American Top 40 countdown, a radio show he co-founded and hosted for 24 years. Although he passed the torch to Ryan Seacrest in 2004, he continued to make appearances on the show and host spinoffs until his retirement in 2009. In other words, this guy played a lot of music in his day, so today we will do our best to honor his legacy. With music, duh.

The American Top 40 website features archived Top 40 charts through August 2001. I’ve pulled two hours worth of tunes from these archives, so what you have below is basically the most popular, workout-able music of the aughts through today. I think Casey Kasem wouldn’t have had it any other way. And by all means, feel free to crank up the volume and do The Sprain in his honor.

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Edition

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I don’t know about you, but all the rain this week has got me seriously bumming. Thank Jesus it’s almost the weekend, and all signs point to sunny skies and perfect temperatures. Finally.

To help pull us all out of this weather-induced funk, I thought we should go with a playlist jam-packed with a roster of happy-go-lucky songs—ones that make you smile and dance whenever they come on the radio. So girls (and guys!), let’s just have some fun. Capisce?

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Amped-Up Jams from Flywheel Philly

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The Be Well Philly team typically masterminds your weekly workout playlists, but every now and then, we like to mix it up by asking a guest curator to share his or her favorite songs. Today, Flywheel Philadelphia instructor Emily Rothrock picks 25 songs to keep you spinning, running, boxing—whatever!

Here’s what she has to say:

I’ve put together a pumped-up workout mix full of songs right around 130 beats per minute At Flywheel, we ride to the beat of the music and vary the bpm counts of each song to match the resistance level that we want our riders to achieve. For other workouts, like a long run or even tabata training, it’s important for the beat of the music to stay consistent so your pace stays consistent. Each song on this playlist hovers right around that 130 bpm range so you can put it on shuffle and just zone out with a steady rhythm.

If you’re looking to spice things up during the run, try this trick: Run at a moderate pace during the verses of the songs and push yourself to breathless during the choruses. Most songs have about three to four 30-second choruses—instant interval training!

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Your Weekend Workout Playlist: Come On, Get Happy Edition

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Friends, I come bearing good news: The gloomy, miserable weather we’re having today won’t last through the weekend. My never-wrong weather app is telling me we’ll have sun and clouds on Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low to mid 70s. So, pretty much perfect.

To celebrate the good weather (and to push out the gloom of this nasty Friday), I thought a playlist of a few happy-go-lucky, sunshine-filled songs would be fitting. So come on, get happy with me—and, well, the Partridge Family. You won’t be able to help but smile once you hit the play button.

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