Best Music for Training, Relaxing, Work and Productivity



What’s your favorite music when you’re training, working or relaxing?

Today I wanted to take a break from the training stuff and some of the deeper lifestyle stuff I’ve been talking about.

I was just working on a project a few hours ago and I had my iTunes going in the background. It was on shuffle and I kept having to switch a bunch of the songs so I started thinking about how I can’t do certain things with certain music playing.

When I’m writing I need it super quiet. If I’m doing something kinda creative I can have some music but it has to be mellow. If I’m working out my tastes can really vary. When I’m in the car I always play country music.

Here are some of my favorite songs and artists depending on what I’m doing….

Training and Workouts:

Walk this Way- Aerosmith & Run DMC
Renegades of Funk- Rage Against the Machine
Let it Rock- Kevin Rudolph
How You Like Me Know? – The Heavy
Hypnotize- Notorious B.I.G
Sky’s the Limit- Notorious B.I.G
Lose Yourself- Eminem
No Love- Eminem & Lil Wayne
Til I Collapse- Eminem
Alive- Pearl Jam
Make Me Proud- Drake
HYFR- Drake
The Entire “Watch the Throne” album- Kanye West & Jay-Z
Monster- Kanye West
Power- Kanye West
Fuel- Metallica
Enter Sandman- Metallica
Bring Da Ruckus- Wu-Tang Clan
I Go to Work- Kool Moe Dee
Welcome to the Terrordome- Public Enemy
Bring the Noise- Public Enemy

Driving in the Car:

Springsteen- Eric Church
Like Jesus Does- Eric Church
Good Directions- Billy Currington
Baggage Claim- Miranda Lambert
The House that Built Me- Miranda Lambert
Love Song- Miranda Lambert
Drive- Alan Jackson
Honey Bee- Blake Shelton
Southern State of Mind- Darius Rucker
In a Big Way- Darius Rucker
Turning Home- David Nail
There You’ll Be- Faith Hill
Friends in Low Places- Garth Brooks
Today- Gary Allan
No Regrets- Gary Allan
I Could Kick Your Ass- Justin Moore
I Told You So- Keith Urban
Stupid Boy- Keith Urban
Tough- Kelly Pickler
Me and You- Kenny Chesney
Better than I Used to Be- Tim McGraw
Telluride- Tim McGraw

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Bob Marley
Jack Johnson
Kings of Leon
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill- entire album
The Airborne Toxic Event

Work and Productivity:

Vampire Weekend
The Black Keys
Foster the People
Paul Simon

Let me know your favorite songs, especially for training and working out….I can always use more 🙂