We recently asked our STACKletes on Facebook and Twitter to pick one song they listen to over and over during a workout. It's a tough question—music selection can amp up the quality of a workout or put you in a proper pre-game state of mind. STACKletes' answers varied across music genres and release dates, but all the selections are guaranteed to get your blood roaring.
Most Votes Per Song
Although released almost 10 years ago [wow!] with the movie 8 Mile, "Lose Yourself" by Eminem has remained at the top of athletes' playlists across the nation. Eminem's "Till I Collapse" was also a frequent answer. Also enduring the test of time is "Numb/Encore" from Jay-Z and Linkin Park's 2004 mash-up album Collision Course.
Most Votes Per Artist
Besides Eminem, Lil' Wayne was the most cited artist. Sure, it helps that he's featured in tons of songs, but according to our STACKletes, he's also in the running for greatest rapper of all time...or at least "Best Rapper Alive." Other top hip hop artists include P. Diddy, Rick Ross, House of Pain [love the throwbacks!], Royce da 5'9'', Notorious B.I.G. and 50 Cent.
The "Underrated" Genre
While hip hop artists received the most votes, about 40 percent of the responses repped hard rock/metal fields. Songs included "Enter Sandman" by Metallica, "Y'all Want a Single" by Korn, "Schism" by Tool and "Before I Forget" by Slipknot. Other artists included 30 Seconds to Mars, Kiss, Hollywood Undead, Megadeath, Black Label Society, Seven Dust and Bush.
The best thing about great workout songs is that more of them are always on the way! Among the more recent STACKlete picks were Kanye West's "All of the Lights," J. Cole's "I Get Up" and Drake's new single, "Headlines."
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