It's no surprise I love my music.
Although I'm not taking my Ipod along with me for every run these days, rest assured I always have it fully charged and ready. There's nothing like a fast beat and/or fancy guitar work to keep my pace strong and help the miles go fast.
In going through some of the favorites, I realized I have a few songs that are "typically" not my taste, but they are favorite songs to listen to as I log some miles. My playlist is pretty eclectic, and these five featured favorites will prove that.
These songs are are heavy on the wait-for-it opening instrumental riffs. When they pop up on my Ipod, I usually do a (virtual) high-5 to any and all imaginary runners nearby.
Here they are:
First off...Enter Sandman by Metallica. I am not a huge fan of heavy metal, but I do appreciate it for the heavy beat and (usual) fast tempo it entails. This song has such a mellow intro...only to get loud and crazy after the first minute of play.
How about some Paradise City by Guns N' Roses? Oh gosh....another head banger piece of art that starts off kind of calm and tranquil, then takes off after Axl blows his whistle.
Hells Bells by AC/DC. It's a given I love AC/DC (even more proof HERE). Unfortunately, I didn't appreciate their talent back in the day. In recent years, though, they are front and center on my playlist. Their heavy guitar-laden style is my anthem.
Then, there's Darius Rucker's Wagon Wheel. I'm not really much of a country music fan, especially songs that I consider "wanger-twanger-like" with a lot of banjo and fiddle stuff going on. This song, though, totally gets me moving. It makes me smile, it makes me feel good.
Last of all, Lose Yourself by Emienm. Like all the others mentioned here, this song has a captivating intro that slowly builds and sucks me in. I've never been much of a rap enthusiast, either, but I have a lot of respect for Eminem and his art. Some of the language is harsh, but it's also real.