A Get Movin’ Playlist from Snack Girl

August 4, 2015   21 Comments

One night, after the kids had gone to sleep, I found myself transfixed by my computer and all the music that I could purchase.

Snack Girl's Playlist

When I was a teenager, I used to wait by the radio and tape the songs that I liked to make my playlist AKA mix tape. I didn’t want to buy a WHOLE ALBUM to get one song so I sat there hoping that my favorite song would play (which inevitable it would).

My 8 year old inspired me because he created a playlist on his iPad mini. I decided (since he did it!) to figure out how to create one (looked it up on Youtube) and now I am walking around with my headphones on and pretending that I can’t hear my children.

If you see me around town, please do not interrupt my booty shaking down the sidewalk.

I can’t get over how fun it is to buy one song and make my own album of music with the click of a button. The benefits far out weight the negatives (such as hours on the computer or dollars spent). In my hand, I carry my own personal soundtrack that can motivate and inspire.

My 45-year-old white woman playlist has taken hours to compose and it isn’t very original. I have your standard angry woman songs and groovin’ pop songs. I am VERY curious about what other music people put on their playlists so I thought I would share mine and hope some of you would share yours.

I use this playlist when I exercise and I hardly know my feet are moving. Seriously!

Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

Hall of Fame – The Script

Good Feeling – Flo Rida

Another One Bites the Dust – Queen

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson

We Found Love – Rihanna

Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Call Me – Blondie

Lose Yourself – Eminem

Please share your favorite exercise tunes!

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How about PitBull FireBall and Celebration? Those will get you moving! :)

This is so fun and funny. I think we underrate what music does to us. So great to have motivating music!! I also listen to books on tape when I walk. It doesn't help me go faster, but it keeps me company and increases the anticiapation for my daily walk, especially if I have a rule that I can only listen to that book while I'm exercising.

Well, thank goodness you included some rap/hip-hop. I'm a 70 year old white woman. When I heard, "Will the real Slim Shady Please Stand Up" for the first time, it made me want to exercise and laugh (all at the same time). On "Lose Yourself" Eminem did even better.

Since that time, I have found rap/hip-hop to be some of my favorite music. As a mature single person, I have discovered that music is a good way to get me to exercise, and to sort out the mature single men on a dating site. A good 90% state that they like all music "except rap".

That tells me that they are probably (1) Way too 'old fogyish' for me, and (2) probably way too racist for me (both cause me to go 'delete,delete, delete').

Anyway, I like you even more now that I have heard your playlist. Thanks for sharing.

Anyway, I am impressed by your playlist and your open-minded attitude about music. Wish I could find a mature guy with an open-minded attitude about music and less old-fogyishness about other things.

I just added a few Megan Tranor songs - makes a huge difference to have new songs on the play list.

LOL! Sue, I know what you're talking about. I can't believe how many say, " anything but rap". I think a lot of these men should listen. Maybe it would get them moving a little more.

I like all music from the 40's to present. I feel my shoulders start moving to songs like "Uptown Funk" and "Shake it off" but there is nothing stronger to get my feet doing the salsa than Dean Martin's "Sway". Now I know, Michael Buble did his own version as well as the Pussy Cat Dolls, but nothing beats the original. And don't even get me started on how much I laugh at some of the songs Brad Paisley sings. I don't have an Ipod, I tend to listen to satellite radio or Pandora, but not crazy about commercials. I think I would go completely broke if I had to buy each individual song that I like.

I happened upon 'looking good, feeling gorgeous' by RuPaul making up a running list. When it comes on I always smile.

I have a little device I think it is called a mp3 or something like that. I got it from my granddaughter years back. I have all kinds of songs on there from Elvis to a few of todays upbeat songs. It actually helps me move and clean a lot faster haha..I just love music and think it is good for the soul.

I am 62 years old. My husband and I started dating when Motown was all the rage. A zillion years later... it is still our favorite music to listen to, move to, dance to!

Love-love-love this!!! You have some great music here that I missed (Enimem - lose yourself, -hall of fame)and will add to my playlists. Please keep me coming!

Sue, you rock! I'm a 63 year old white woman who loves music-yes rap included. Some of my friends also say they don't like rap. They need to close their eyes and just listen to the beat and the words. Rap, like all music, has good and bad material. Don't be so old as to rule it out without given it a chance.

Who wants to be old anyway!

Raise your glass, Pink. Dance with me, Olly Murs.

Hi Jan,

You made me LOL: you, too, has recognize that pattern regarding 'mature men' aka 'old fogies'....... I mean, they BRAG about their old foginess, as if something to be proud of....SMH.

They supposedly do lots of other 'youthful' things, but I question that reality. The music mindset can tell a lot about a person: if I find a guy for exercise or dating, it won't last long if he mind is closed to modern music and/or modern life.

Snack-girl is usually my first morning email: its often makes my day. Laughing at your response still.....

PS I couldn't delete or correct my post after discovering my duplicate "Anyway". Sorry about that.

Darn! Did it again, tried to make corrections on typos, but could not do so. can I delete or correct a post???


I'm a 60 yr old who listens to most any kind of music. I will admit Heavy Metal gets old fast LOL All your picks are great including the ones mentioned in the comments. But I would have to add Good Vibrations from Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch and a little bit of country never hurts anyone so mine include Alan Jackson's "Good Time" and almost any song by Trace Atkins (Honky Tonk Badonkadonk is one of my favorites.)

Love your playlist, I have several of those songs in my library. Lately I've been listening almost exclusively to 5 Seconds of ALL of their music! It makes my time on the elliptical fly by. I am 54 years old and my music library includes motown, 80's new wave and hair bands, some rap, and power girl songs. A little bit of everything.

''Stephanie's Song'' From The Television Series ''LazyTown'' (TVY-7).

My Apology. ''Stephanie's song'' Is Not The Theme Song Of ''Lazytown''. It Occurs At The End Of Several Episodes.

Love them all! 60 year old white woman here, lol. About the only thing not on my playlist is opera. (Does the rock opera "Tommy" count?) Here's another song that will get you moving. "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" by C+C Music Factory. My playlist definitely gets me motivated for cleaning, gardening and exercise.

Love "Uptown Funk" and DM's "Sway" (thanks for the reminder Eileen!) I like most all music genres including classical. I started my two toddlers at weekly symphonies for children at Yale's Woolsey Hall where they often fell asleep (even during the 1812 Overture!) mixed in with 50's & 60's pop tunes at home. I don't keep up with the latest anymore but I ought to, the thing is about rap and other ''today'' music, I don't want to waste my time wading through filthy or racist or any ''ist'' lyrics to find the gems, so I find new stuff accidentally thru shows or my 30-something kids. I presently found a funny remake of "What A Man" with relevant lyrics--love it when music makes me move & smile! You might like this Lisa!

Anything by Pitbull can make you move! Especially Fireball. Jennifer Lopez - Up on the Floor (featuring Pitbull). Almost anything by Black Eyed Peas.

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