The Big Bear Butt Old Fart Ultimate Workout Mix Tape

Since WoW is now dead to me, at least until I totally cave in and resubscribe because I am cracking up and can’t take much more, I have lots of free time on my hands.

I spent some of it tonight fixing my music playlist.

I go to the gym most every morning, and I use my iPhone and the Amazon Cloud Player to manage my music because fuck iTunes.

Some songs get too burned into the brain to keep getting the blood thumping, and others are momentary flashes of fascination before I lose interest, but for right now, this is my absolute ultimate “just hit random and go’ music selection.

Since this is me, I have infested my playlist with my own personal sense of humor and touch of hell. As an example, I derive great joy from making Nickelback rub up against both Rage Against the Machine AND Skrillex. I like to think Nickelback wakes up each morning screaming from my own personal brand of voodoo hoodoo, and that RATM and Skrillex would be getting together and plot some kind of vicious blanket party except, you know, they hate each other too much to drop the fashionable scowls.

See if you can spot some of my other “I may love this song but I’m going to make the artist feel dirty” song arrangements.

It doesn’t matter what order they’re in anyway, I always run my playlist on random, so don’t read anything into which is top or bottom. They’re all evensies.

Keep in mind, I’m an old bastard, and I really don’t care if you like these or approve of MY liking them or what. This shit gets me moving, and at my age, that’s a freaking miracle. Also, I am long past the age where I worry what people would think of my music choices. My music choices should all be grateful I choose to like them, it’s like bestowing a blessing upon them from on high. They’ve been anointed, and that leaves room for more beer.

Do you hit the gym or work out and are on the hunt for something new to freshen your playlist tracks? Something here ought to get it done. If it doesn’t, you’re dead.

Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
Rihanna – Where Have You Been
Within Temptation – Faster
David Guetta (feat Sia) – Titanium
Rihanna – We Found Love
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (fast remix)
Nemesea – In Control
Nonono – Fire Without a Flame
Dragonforce – Through the Fire and the Flame
Audioslave – Like A Stone
Agent Provacateur – Red Tape (from the Jackal soundtrack. The Jackal. It was a movie with Bruce Willis, damnit, sue me)
Shakira – She Wolf
David Guetta (feat Sia) – She Wolf
Nonono – Like the Wind
Havana Brown – Warrior
Nonono – Jungle
The Cranberries – Zombie
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Lady Gaga – Applause
Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Nickelback – Side of a Bullet
Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name Of
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Nonono – Pumpin Blood
Christina Aguilera – Fighter
Eminem – Lose Yourself
One Republic – Counting Stars
Avicii – Hey Brother
nicki minaj – Super Bass
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Of Monsters and Men – King and Lionheart
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Ke$ha – Die Young
Katy Perry – Roar
Pussycat Dolls  When I Grow Up
Veronicas – Untouched
Vast – Touched
The Crüxshadows – Eye of the Storm
Rihanna – Disturbia
The Offspring – Lightning Rod
Dragonforce – Fury of the Storm
Namie Amuro – Hide & Seek
Concrete Blonde – Tomorrow, Wendy
Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down
The Offspring – the Noose

I put together every one of these that I could find in a shared playlist on Grooveshark, to help make it easier to try them out. Nonono isn’t on there that I could see, and neither was Namie Amuro, who does the song Hide & Seek on the famous Blind Machinima video. I was shocked by how many were, so hopefully the playlist there works for you if you’re interested in listening to any that are unfamiliar to you.

I am always on the hunt for more pounding songs for my workout, so if your personal favorites aren’t here (and I can’t imagine that tehy would be), please share them in the comments or on Twitter.

Have a great weekend!

9 thoughts on “The Big Bear Butt Old Fart Ultimate Workout Mix Tape

  1. For those who are already paying money, or using it for free, I’ve created playlist that contains all of these songs* **(even those by Nonono).

    *Summertime Sadness: didn’t see one named fast remix, but I did find a shorter length track on a workout mix album; so that’s gotta be close, right?
    **rdio also has no music by Namie Amuro


  2. And more suggestions!

    Drapht – Jimmy Recard
    Prodigy – Voodoo People
    The Hives – Walk Idiot Walk
    Bentley Rythym Ace – Theme From Gutbuster
    Gnarls Barkley – Going On
    Muph & Plutonic – Size of the Soul
    Alestorm – Over the Seas
    Jebediah – Teflon
    Lindsey Stirling – Crystallise
    The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
    and finally, Spiderbait’s cover of Black Betty


  3. Here’s some more suggestions 🙂

    Linkin Park – Breaking The Habit
    Rob Thomas – This Is How A Heart Breaks
    Bond – Explosive


  4. Maybe off topic, maybe not. Did you resub? I just saw you pop online and was afraid that you’d gotten hacked or something. :-


  5. I’m sort of an old fart myself (and you’ll see that reflected in my music a bit). My tastes are rather…umm…eclectic. I can only imagine the kind of party my playlist would be having.

    Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
    Life Is a Highway – Tom Cochrane
    The Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy
    Red Barchetta – Rush
    Tom Saywer – Rush
    Take My Life – Jeremy Camp
    Energy – Audiovent
    Get Back Up – tobyMac
    Power of Love – Huey Lewis and the News
    Jesus Freak – dc Talk
    Steal My Show – tobyMac
    Walk Away – epidemic
    Overcomer – Mandissa


  6. I see you are an old fart. I am an old fart too.

    Three of them really made me sit up and take notice. Vast, Cruxshadows and Concrete Blonde. So apparently you have goth tendencies. I didn’t see that one coming. Have you heard of a band called System Syn? Clint Carney is the guy behind the band, he does a pretty amazing version of ‘Tomorrow, Wendy.’ It would make Vast shed a tear or two.


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