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Some "classic" (older) workout songs for the more "seasoned" (older) posters (ecumenical exercise)

Posted on 01/11/2012 8:59:01 AM PST by Heart-Rest


Here are some links to "vintage" exercise / workout songs to incorporate into your brand new New Year's resolution exercise routine. (With an appreciative nod to FReeper "Winstons Julia" for the original idea.)   Feel free to add your own "more classic" / "further aged" exercise workout song suggestions and links to the list. I have to go run an errand right now, but I will check back later to see if there is more than just this "1" post on this thread (if I can remember to do that).   :-)


Bits and Pieces

Hippy Hippy Shake

Twist and Shout

Funky Broadway

Papa Oom Mow Mow

The Way You Do The Things You Do

Whole Lotta Shaking

Smokestack Lightning

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Chain of Fools

Shop Around

Shotgun

19th Nervous Breakdown

Baby What You Want Me To Do

Mohair Sam

Trying To Get To You

Do It Again

You Gotta Serve Somebody

Amazing Grace

I Saw The Light

Up Above My Head

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Thank You Jesus

When The Saints Go Marching In

The Long Arm Of Love

You Got To Move

He Washed My Eyes With Tears (eye workout and cool down)

There Is A Fountain (post-workout cool down stretch song)



TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment; Religion
KEYWORDS: exercise; music; oldies; workout

For those of you who haven't broken your New Year's exercise resolutions yet (or like me, have procrastinated and have not even started implementing them yet), here are some classic historic exercise / workout songs from long, long ago. (There was a thread here the other day where the poster was asking for workout song suggestions after joining a gym, and many good song suggestions were made which I liked. However, I wanted to add some songs for the more seasoned (aged) posters like myself. I added some song links to that thread, but I think I was just a bit too late. That thread had already left the station, receding (as all threads do eventually) into the past where it disappeared from view. I decided to start a new thread for the more "seasoned" poster, with links to exercise songs they might actually recognize. (Like I told that previous poster, down here at the "seasoned citizens home", we all like to sit around and vigorously exercise our thumbs and pinky fingers to the tune and beat of these classic old songs, and maybe some other seasoned folks could use them here too!)

(And maybe some of these songs can exercise your faith muscles in addition to your bodily muscles.)

Happy New Year to everybody, and I hope you have fun exercising to these and other "moldy oldies"!   :-)


1 posted on 01/11/2012 8:59:12 AM PST by Heart-Rest
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To: Heart-Rest

I’m not so ambitious. Anything by Perry Como...


2 posted on 01/11/2012 9:07:52 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

For Boston for Boston (oldest in the country)
Notre Dame Victory March
The Victors
On Brave Old Army Team
On Wisconsin
Buckeye Battle Cry


3 posted on 01/11/2012 9:26:12 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Smokin' Joe

For Boston for Boston (oldest in the country)
Notre Dame Victory March
The Victors
On Brave Old Army Team
On Wisconsin
Buckeye Battle Cry


4 posted on 01/11/2012 9:26:45 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Heart-Rest

Sure miss that 20 Minute Workout Cable TV exercise show from the early 1980’s. Didn’t exercise to them but wow! sure enjoyed watching.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 9:38:57 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Heart-Rest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oco3cZ8IYM&feature=related

Muleskinner Blues (for those vigorous reps).


6 posted on 01/11/2012 9:40:26 AM PST by mrsmith (It's 2012 now. Have you found a Tea Party nominee for your House seat yet?)
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To: Heart-Rest
CHUBBY CHECKER LETS DO THE TWIST 1960
7 posted on 01/11/2012 9:42:57 AM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: Spunky

excellent pick :).


8 posted on 01/11/2012 9:44:18 AM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Heart-Rest
Some of my favorite "oldies" that would make good workout songs:
9 posted on 01/11/2012 9:46:46 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Heart-Rest
A few more to consider:

Peter Gunn Theme (Original or Blues Brothers version)

Let's Work Together (Canned Heat version)

Tuff Enough (Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)

10 posted on 01/11/2012 9:47:00 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: mrsmith
I like this version of Mule Skinner Blues.
11 posted on 01/11/2012 9:50:49 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Spunky
Fans of the Twist might enjoy The New Twister.
12 posted on 01/11/2012 9:53:40 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Heart-Rest

Add Jackie Wilson’s Higher and Higher to that list. Oh, yeah.
I used to like Lou Christie’s Beyond the Blue Horizon for simple running in place, because of the way each verse builds, and the last one slows back down.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 10:33:11 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Heart-Rest
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14 posted on 01/11/2012 10:47:38 AM PST by Sax
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To: Heart-Rest

I still remember “Go you chicken fats go!” blasting full volume out of the 78 rpm record player when I was in elementary skrool.

Did I just date myself?


15 posted on 01/11/2012 11:24:57 AM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Smokin' Joe
"I’m not so ambitious. Anything by Perry Como..."
That sounds like "relaxercising music".
16 posted on 01/11/2012 2:41:39 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Heart-Rest; Winstons Julia

To: Winstons Julia - I referred to you and your earlier thread about exercise music in this slightly different kind of music thread, and just wanted to ping you.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 2:45:45 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Spunky

That’s a great exercise song from that same time.


18 posted on 01/11/2012 2:49:30 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: mrsmith

That’s a great Dolly yodeling and exercise song too. Can I do a rep every 4th or 5th beat?


19 posted on 01/11/2012 2:58:57 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Clay Moore
I still remember “Go, you chicken fat, go!” blasting full volume out of the 78 rpm record player when I was in elementary skrool. Did I just date myself?

Chicken Fat--Robert Preston, 1961. If this sounds like a production number from a Broadway show, remember that Preston starred in Broadway productions such as The Music Man.

20 posted on 01/11/2012 3:16:02 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Wow, these are even “more classic” classics to exercise by! (And some vintage photos mixed in as well.) You are the collecting connoiseur of 78 rpm’s with a very large collection, aren’t you?


21 posted on 01/11/2012 3:19:07 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Clay Moore
Chicken fat? How about Bacon fat?
22 posted on 01/11/2012 3:26:52 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Heart-Rest
You are the collecting connoiseur of 78 rpm’s with a very large collection, aren’t you?

I have more than 1,000 78's and about the same number of 45's. However, I'm amazed at what's on Youtube, where I've found songs that I've spent years and even decades searching for as well as collector's items that I didn't know existed, such as Big Daddy's version of "Bacon Fat," which I just posted on this thread.

23 posted on 01/11/2012 3:32:29 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: GreenHornet
There are some really good sounding beats/tunes there in your list to exercise by.

The "Sharped Dress Man" song was sort of a more modern song along the lines of the older song "Mohair Sam". (Link for the ZZ Top song below.)

Sharped Dress Man

24 posted on 01/11/2012 3:32:47 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Fiji Hill

Thanks! That’s it. It just doesn’t have all the crackle, hiss and distortion that I remember.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 3:35:20 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Fiji Hill
I know, I'm amazed at all the stuff I've found on youtube too. (When I find good music there that I like, I really enjoy sharing it with other people. That's why I put some links I found that I liked into this thread.)

It's not just music either. Someone recently posted a link to a speech by General Patton. I had heard earlier from a WWII vet who heard Patton speak in person, that Patton had a very high-pitched, almost falsetto voice, but when I heard Patton's actual voice on a youtube clip (NOT George C. Scott, but the real Patton), it didn't sound that bad.
26 posted on 01/11/2012 3:44:24 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Sax
Did that collection include this song?

Tutti Frutti

27 posted on 01/11/2012 3:53:50 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: NavyCanDo

Well, you were probably exercising your eyes and ears.


28 posted on 01/11/2012 3:56:03 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Heart-Rest; Winstons Julia

Here’s what I had on the other thread, plus a few new ones (25 total):

William Tell Overture, by Rossini
1812 Overture, by Tchaikovsky
Ride of the Valkyries, by Wagner
Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa
Sing, Sing, Sing, by Benny Goodman Orchestra
Bumble Boogie, by Freddie Martin Orchestra or B. Bumble & the Stingers
Whole Lotta Shakin’, by Jerry Lee Lewis
Peter Gunn, by Henry Mancini
Wipeout, by Surfaris
Twist and Shout, by Beatles
Devil with a Blue Dress On/Good Golly Miss Molly, by Mitch Ryder
Travelin’ Band, by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lake Shore Drive, by Aliotta, Haynes, and Jeremiah
Layla, by Derek and the Dominoes
Black Magic Woman, by Santana
All the Young Dudes, by Mott the Hoople
Frankenstein, by Edgar Winter Group
Radar Love, by Golden Earring
Roll on Down the Highway, by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Katmandu, by Bob Seger
Sharp-Dressed Man, by ZZ Top
Baker Street, by Gerry Rafferty
Everybody Have Fun Tonight, by Wang Chung
Queen of the Broken Hearts, by Loverboy
Uprising, by Muse


29 posted on 01/11/2012 5:38:56 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: Charles Henrickson

You listed those songs in chronological order—1829 to 2009!


30 posted on 01/11/2012 6:12:51 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Charles Henrickson
A lot of good ones there. I'll just post a link for the first one in your list. However, if I try to exercise to the rapidly galloping beat of that Rossini music, I'm sure I will pull a lot of muscles, even some I don't even know I have, so I think I will just let my horse "Goldy" exercise to that beat.

William Tell Overture, by Rossini

31 posted on 01/11/2012 6:17:42 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Heart-Rest
Little Richard's version of "Tutti Frutti" is hot. I also like Pat Boone's version. Although it's considerably different, I find Slim & Slam's version from 1938 to be enjoyable.
32 posted on 01/11/2012 6:21:15 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill
You listed those songs in chronological order—1829 to 2009!

I tried to do it in roughly chronological order, just guessing, without looking things up. Don't know if I got it exact.

33 posted on 01/11/2012 6:21:24 PM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: Heart-Rest

I am 41. All is appreciated.


34 posted on 01/11/2012 6:21:27 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Charles Henrickson; All

This one sums up my life right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPuXvpkOLmM


35 posted on 01/11/2012 6:23:22 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: smalltownslick
How about this Jackie Wilson song?

Baby Work Out - Jackie Wilson

36 posted on 01/11/2012 6:27:18 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Heart-Rest
The William Tell Overture consists of four movements--Dawn, Storm, Ranz des Vaches (Cattle Call), and Galop, or "Cavalry Charge," the best-known movement, which concludes the piece. If the sweet and slow Ranz des Vaches puts you to sleep, the Cavalry Charge, to which you provided a link, will surely wake you up.
37 posted on 01/11/2012 6:39:33 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Heart-Rest

Jackie Wilson ought to give you a good workout.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 6:42:21 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Winstons Julia
Well, if the B.O. administration gets its way, we all might soon have a government internet id, and when he hooks them all together to keep an eye on all of us, we might all know what everyone else is thinking. (As your song link says, "...I want to know what you're thinking...")

(See this link for that story about the B.O. plans to monitor everyone more closely.)

Obama Administration Reportedly Plans to Create Internet ID for All Americans

Maybe you should switch songs to this one for a while:

Joy, Joy, Joy in my Heart

(The second verse in this song says "I have the peace that passes understanding down in my heart...")   :-)
39 posted on 01/11/2012 7:04:18 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Fiji Hill
You possess a wealth of information about all kinds of music!

It probably wouldn't have been a very good idea for the Lone Ranger to listen to that third "sleepy" movement while moseying along the dusty trail.
40 posted on 01/11/2012 7:17:04 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Winstons Julia

You’re just a kid yet!


41 posted on 01/11/2012 7:21:40 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Heart-Rest

I have an old spirit.


42 posted on 01/11/2012 7:23:41 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia

You’re younger than my youngest,and I have five.

You certainly aren’t an older poster.


43 posted on 01/11/2012 7:24:28 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Mears

I’m old enough not to seek an argument about it.


44 posted on 01/11/2012 9:00:28 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Winstons Julia
Well, I liked your idea to gather exercise songs (and borrowed it), and I think it's a great idea!

I have to go now, but I wish you good night and I hope you have a terrific year and beyond.

Here is one more song link.

Good Night Irene - Eric Clapton

45 posted on 01/11/2012 9:19:27 PM PST by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Heart-Rest

And a good night to you as well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbBITrZa6Ok


46 posted on 01/11/2012 9:51:06 PM PST by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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