Christmas means iTunes gift cards and plenty of time to update your workout playlist. If you’re looking for some new motivation, check out three of our favorite workout tunes of 2011.
“Victory Laps,” by MF Doom and Ghostface Killah
When it was released in July, “Victory Lap” instantly became a must-have for any athlete’s mixtape. The song’s complex layers of sound, constant beat and tough lyrics all work together to push an athlete across the finish line. “Victory Laps” is the first track off the heavily anticipated DOOMSTARKS. Check it out here.
“Can’t Get Enough,” by J. Cole, featuring Trey Songz
“Can’t Get Enough” from Cole World: The Sideline Story has a nice tropical beat that will warm you up in the middle of winter. J. Cole can be heavy and emotional, but this track is upbeat, sunny and great for cold-weather workouts. After listening to the single, check out the album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which sold 500,000 units in less than nine weeks.
“Invincible,” by Machine Gun Kelly, featuring Ester Dean
If it’s inspiration you’re looking for, check out Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly’s latest single, “Invincible.” Released this week, it sounds like an instant pre-game classic, with a strong beat and an unforgettable hook, recorded by songwriter/producer Ester Dean. Take a listen. If the song sounds familiar, it’s because it recently got heavy airplay in this commercial for the HTC Rezound.