Movement Mixtape Contest

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Music plays an important role in almost everything that I do.  But it’s particularly important to my work-outs.  So important, that it’s hard for me to get myself in the right mindset without it.  Certain songs just have the ability to get your blood pumping and your feet moving.  Sure, it varies depending on the type of exercise, but even when it comes to yoga, there are certain songs that can put me in the moment and motivate me.  With our new FP Movement line, I thought it would be fitting to do another mixtape contest – this time centered around songs that make you want to move.

Here’s how it works:

Select 5-10 songs that you like to listen to when working out.  Go to our RDIO page and add your song to our collaborative playlist, Movement. I’ve started it off with some songs below.  Once you’re finished adding your songs, leave a comment on this post listing the songs that you added. In one week we will select one winner’s mix to be featured on the blog, and the winner will also receive a $50 Free People gift card!

If you aren’t familiar with RDIO, you can register for free – then simply click on the link above to our mixYou’ll see a space above the first song that says “find a song to add to this playlist”  You will be able to search for songs and add them to the playlist right there on the page.

I can’t wait to hear what you all add!

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Jessie -May 13, 2014, 9:32AM

I’m constantly making new playlists for my workouts but these six songs always manage to find a place on each one.

1. Outkast – B.O.B.
2. TV On the Radio – Wolf Like Me
3. We Are Scientists – The Great Escape
4. Walk the Moon – Tightrope
5. Bloc Party – Banquet
6. Survivor – Eye of the Tiger (because duh, haha)

Cheyenne -May 13, 2014, 10:03AM

Whether i’m running, swimming or at the gym, I love to listen to music when I’m moving. It gives me the motivation and strength to push harder and it makes me feel like your living in your own personal music video. I chose these 7 songs because I they always make my playlists because of their upbeat tempo and encouraging beats and catchy lyrics. Enjoy!

1. Feels like We Only Move Backwards – Tame Impala
2. Alive – Empire of the Sun
3. Take a Walk – Passion Pit
4. Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT) – Metrix
5. If It Wasn’t For You – Various Cruelties
6. Big Jet Plane – Angus and Julie Stone
7. Said the People – Dinosaur Jr. (Personal Favourite :))

Autumn -May 13, 2014, 10:41AM

These are my top 10 songs to workout to; no matter what I’m doing. Five are upbeat – for running or biking. Five are mellow – for yoga.

1. Crown On The Ground – Sleigh Bells
2. Y.A.L.A – M.I.A.
3. Fever – Black Keys
4. Somebody Loves You – Betty Who
5. Hunter – Pharrell Williams
6. A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay
7. Bridges – Broods
8. Nirvana – Sam Smith
9. Paint It, Black – Rolling Stones
10. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? – Arctic Monkeys

TamarackAndKhus -May 13, 2014, 11:04AM

Poison Girls and the Birthday Party for long runs, John Fahey for yoga.
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Mariah Day -May 13, 2014, 11:43AM

These are a few sweet tunes I have been playing on my walk to work, at work, and at the gym lately.

1. Fall In Love – Phantogram
2.All I Really Need – Vindata
3. Forever – Haim
4. Giants – Bear Hands
5. Oh Sailor – Mr. Little Jeans
6. Intro – The xx
7.I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) – Lykke Li
8. Hold Me – Cherub (Dominic Lalli)
9.Latch – Disclosure
10. Abducted -Cults

Isabel -May 13, 2014, 12:34PM

1. Where the Streets Have No Name – U2
2. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
3. This Head I Hold – Electric Guest
4. Be – Common
5. Like A Stranger – Kitten
6. Temple – Kings of Leon
7. Rather Be – Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne
8. Touch the Sky – Kanye West ft. Lupe Fiasco
9. C O O L – Le Youth

LamentingLizzie -May 13, 2014, 12:49PM

Modern dance class edition…

For the warm up:
Oblivion – Grimes
Break the Walls – Fitz & the Tantrums
Spectrum – Florence + the Machine

For the center/across the floor/choreography:
I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie (we actually used this one all the time)
Never Let Me Go – Florence + the Machine
Rehab – Amy Winehouse

For improv:
Glosoli – Sigur Ros

And finally, for cooling down:
Get Back – Neva Dinova

Nicole -May 13, 2014, 4:21PM

I like to practice yoga with an eclectic playlist of songs. Some are upbeat to help push me through more difficult vinyasas, some are slower to help ease me into a state of relaxation, and all bring a smile to my face! Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Ever Falling In Love – Times New Viking
2. I Like the Way You Walk – The Donkeys
3. Little Numbers – BOY
4. One Woman Army – Kate Earl
5. Orange Blossom – Gardens & Villas
6. Riptide – Vance Joy
7. Rude – Magic!
8. Skinny Love – Birdy

Meghan Stewart -May 13, 2014, 4:32PM

This is amazing! I am constantly looking for new songs to run or do yoga to. Here are my favorites right now:

1. Don’t Move – Phantogram
2. Que Veux-Tu (Madeon Extended Remix) – Yelle
3. Lost Kitten – Metric
4. Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
5. Portions For Foxes – Rilo Kiley
6. Cruel – St. Vincent
7. Safe With Me – Sam Smith
8. Beast Mode – B.o.B
9. Fell In Love With A Girl – The White Stripes
10. Your Biggest Mistake – Ellie Goulding

Steph -May 13, 2014, 4:42PM

Embers – Just Jack
Earthquake – Little Boots
All In – Dubba Jonny
I Play My Kazoo – Grand Analog
Sadnecessary – Milky Chance
Protectors of the Earth – Two Steps from Hell
Elements – Lindsey Stirling

Jet Tripodi -May 13, 2014, 4:46PM

Just what I need for those early summer workouts, love all the songs I’ve discovered on this playlist.

Full Moon // The Black Ghosts
Time To Run // Lord Huron
Giants // Bear Hands
Going Up The Country // Canned Heat
Thunder Clatter // Wild Cub
Best Friend // Foster The People
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes // Crosby, Stills & Nash
40 Day Dream // Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Madeline -May 13, 2014, 5:44PM

These are the absolute essentials for any kind of workout for me!

Given The Chance – The Kite String Tangle
Always – Panama
Hearts Like Ours – The Naked and Famous
Luna – Bombay Bicycle Club
Dirty Paws – Of Monsters and Men
Show Me What I’m Looking For – Carolina Liar
Nitrous – Nick Mulvey

Larissa Jaks -May 13, 2014, 6:01PM

All about Variety.
1. Coastin – Zion I
2. Pushin Against a Stone- Valerie June
3. All Alone – Gorillaz
4. September – Earth Wind & Fire
5. Latch – Disclosure
6. 58th St – Gap Dream

Hope Ya’ll fine some jams you hadn’t jammed to before

Chloe Martinez -May 13, 2014, 9:15PM

1) Let the Groove Get In-Justin Timberlake
2) Bad Reputation-Joan Jett and the
Blackhearts
3) Careful-Paramore
4) Body Count-Justin Timberlake
5) Drumming Song-Florence & the Machine
6) Dead and Gine-The Black Keys

Chloe Martinez -May 13, 2014, 9:15PM

1) Let the Groove Get In-Justin Timberlake
2) Bad Reputation-Joan Jett and the
Blackhearts
3) Careful-Paramore
4) Body Count-Justin Timberlake
5) Drumming Song-Florence & the Machine
6) Dead and Gone-The Black Keys

Savannah howe -May 13, 2014, 10:04PM

Can’t help moving my body to these classics!

1) Vienna – Billy Joel
2) Ain’t no sunshine- Van Morrison
3) Got to give it up – Marvin Gaye
4) Someonen to love – Queen
5) Major Tom – David Bowie
6) Under pressure – Queen
7) Let’s stay together – Al green
8) Let em’ In – the Wings
9) Imagine – John Lennon
10) Try a little tenderness – Otis Redding
11) At Last – Etta James
12) Loving’,touching, squeezing – Journey

Nicole -May 13, 2014, 10:28PM

1) Walking On A Dream-Empire Of The Sun
2) Shadow-Wild Nothing
3) Daydream in Blue (BBC Radio 2 Session)-I Monster
4) Secular Love-The Casket Girls
5) Polish Girl-Neon Indian
6) Rollerdisco-Black Moth Super Rainbow
7) Lalibela-Caribou
8) Satellite-TV on the Radio
9) The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
10) So High-Van She

Nicole -May 13, 2014, 10:32PM

1) Walking On A Dream-Empire Of The Sun
2) Shadow-Wild Nothing
3) Daydream in Blue (BBC Radio 2 Session)-I Monster
4) Secular Love-The Casket Girls
5) Polish Girl-Neon Indian
6) Keep You-Wild Belle
7) Rollerdisco-Black Moth Super Rainbow
8) Satellite-TV on the Radio
9) The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
10) So High-Van She

Alexi Caba -May 13, 2014, 10:57PM

These songs never fail to motivate me to workout!
1) Hard To Live In The City – Albert Hammond Jr.
2) Synthesizers – Butch Walker & The Black Widows
3) Alive – Empire Of The Sun
4) Shiver Shiver – Walk The Moon
5) Get Me Golden – Terraplane Sun
6) Feeling Good – The Sheepdogs
7) Invisible – (RED) Edit – U2
8) Elephant – Tame Impala
9) Lost That Easy – Cold War Kids
10) The Night Out – Martin Solveig

Jessica -May 13, 2014, 11:05PM

1. Couleurs – M83
2. Embrace – PNAU
3. Hong Kong Garden – Siouxsie and the Banshees
4. Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones
5. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles
6. Lights and Music – Cut Copy

Gloria -May 14, 2014, 12:33AM

1.Days Are Gone – Haim
2.Wildest Moments – Jessie Ware
3.Daydream – Youth Lagoon
4.Diplomat’s Son – Vampire Weekend
5.Campus – Vampire Weekend
6.Dive – Tycho
7.Sunset – The XX
8.Venice – The Lighthouse and The Whaler
9.Bloodflood – Alt-j

Tori -May 14, 2014, 2:36AM

1. D.A.N.C.E –Justice
2. Short Skirt/Long Jacket — Cake
3. Sweetness –Jimmy Eat World
4. Feel Good Inc. — Gorillaz
5. Push It — Salt-N-Pepa
6. One Day/ Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix) — Asaf Avidan

Monica S. -May 14, 2014, 5:01AM

Hi! :) I added the following songs to the mix:
1. Bom Bom – Sam and the Womp
2. Run the World (Girls) – Beyoncé
3. Inner Ninja – Classified feat. David Myles
4. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
5. Silhouettes – Avicii
6. Mind Your Manners – Chiddy Bang feat. Icona Pop
7. Underdog – Imagine Dragons

Madison Weiske -May 14, 2014, 5:20AM

1. Breezeblocks – alt-j
2. Glory and Gore – Lorde
3. Supersoaker – Kings Of Leon
4. Cavalier – James Vincent McMorrow
5. Flaws – Bastille
6. R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys
7. Knee Socks – Arctic Monkeys

Carly Smith -May 14, 2014, 5:56AM

1. Teenage Crime – Adrian Lux
2. Hold Me – Cherub
3. Black Out Days – Phantogram
4. I Fink U Freeky – Die Antwood
5. Undercover Martyn – Two Door Cinema Club
6. Face To Face – Daft Punk
7. Walking On A Dream – Empire of the Sun

Amanda -May 14, 2014, 6:42AM

I added:
1. Pioneers by The Lighthouse and the Whaler (accidentally added it twice)
2. Something Beautiful by Need to Breathe
3. I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
4. On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons :)

Kristen Peterson -May 14, 2014, 9:27AM

1. Sinnerman – Nina Simone
2. Bombs Over Baghdad- Outkast
3. Love Lockdown – Kanye West
4. Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine
5. Body Rock – Moby
6. New – No Doubt
7. Gangster Trip – Fatboy Slim

:)

Kristen Peterson -May 14, 2014, 9:47AM

1. Sinnerman – Nina Simone
2. Bombs Over Baghdad – Outkast
3. Love Lockdown – Kanye West
4. Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine
5. Body Rock – Moby
6. New – No Doubt
7. Gangster Trippin – Fatboy Slim

:)

Melody -May 14, 2014, 9:50AM

Muse – Hysteria
EMF – Unbelievable
Moby – Body Rock
Black Eyed Peas – Pump It
30 Seconds to Mars – A Beautiful Lie
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Laura -May 14, 2014, 10:24AM

Here is my playlist divided into 3 types of exercise (I didn’t add the explicit ones to the playlist):
Yoga:
1. Iron & Wine- Naked as We Came
2.Youth Lagoon- July
3. Local Natives- Who Knows Who Cares

Weight training:
4. The Wire- Haim
5. Pound Cake- Drake Jay-Z
6. Twin Shadow- You Call on Me
7. James Blake- Retrograde

Spin:
8. Sbtrkt- Wildfire (OVO Remix feat. Drake)
9. Kendrick Lamar- m.A.A.D. city
10. Iggy Azalea- Fancy

Jillian -May 14, 2014, 10:43AM

1. Sleepyhead by Passion Pit
2. Montana by Youth Lagoon
3. Talamak by Toro Y Moi
4. Beach Baby by Bon Iver (Yoga)
5. Life Round Here by James Blake
6. Faithful Heights by Night Beds
7. Pensacola by Manchester Orchestra
8. When You Sleep by Jamaican Queens

I’m definitely a yoga girl (:

Jess -May 14, 2014, 10:57AM

Sleepless by Flume
Untrust Us by Crystal Castles
We Can Make The World Stop by The Glitch Mob
Cracks by Freestylers
Disparate Youth by Santigold
Eple by Royksopp
Heartbeats by The Knife

Sage -May 14, 2014, 2:49PM

When I’m Small by Phantogram
As I Moved On by Blue Foundation
Fall In Love by Phantogram
1940 by The Submarines
Daydream in Blue by I Monster
Let It Be by Blackmill
So This IS Goodbye by William Fitzsimmons
Start Shootin’ by Little People
Film Burn by Yppah

Mona -May 14, 2014, 3:35PM

1. Crystal Fighters – Xtatic Truth
2. Alt-J – Taro
3. Haim – Forever
4. The Black Keys – Turn Blue
5. Empire Of The Sun – Alive
6. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Janglin
7. Warpaint – Disco//Very
8. Lykke Li – Get Some
9. San Cisco – Awkward
10. Wild Belle – Keep You

Lena -May 14, 2014, 4:21PM

A mix of relaxing and energetic songs :)
1) Hold On- The Kooks
2) Shriek- Wye Oak
3) Bring Me Your Loves- St. Vincent
4) The Suburbs- Mr. Little Jeans
5) Warrior- Kimbra
6) Crystalize- Lindsey Stirling
7) Shallow- Beach Fossils
8) Matilda- Alt-J
9) A Walk- Tycho
10) This Orient- Foals

Laurel -May 14, 2014, 5:26PM

I run and play soccer, but when I run I prefer to have more relaxing songs to keep me steady and in a rhythm. I tend to listen to Broadway, which isn’t very suitable for working out. Here’s my playlist of songs I listen to:

1. Let Her Go -Passenger
2. Touch the Sky -Julie Fowlis (I couldn’t find this one on rdio)
3. We Remain -Christiana Aguilera
4. Who We Are -Imagine Dragons
5. To the Beat of our Noisey Hearts -Matt Nathanson
6. We are young -Fun.
7. This is war -Thirty seconds to mars
8. Everybody Loves Me -OneRepublic

That’s it!! Thanks for listening to my songs, even if they aren’t as hardcore workoutish as everyone else’s…

Rosanna -May 16, 2014, 8:43AM

I always have songs that make me happy – very motivating, especially for running!
1. View to a kill – Duran Duran
2. Cucurucu – Nick Mulvey
3. Shuffle – Bombay Bicycle Club
4. Pumped up Kicks – Foster the People
5. Keep your head up – Ben Howard
6. Sunset – Avalanche City
7. Sail – AWOLNATION

Kelsey -May 16, 2014, 4:39PM

I know a lot of people like to run to hip hop because they think it pumps them up, but I have found 8 non-rap songs (placed in the perfect order) that keeps me motivated while running. The songs range from old, classic rock to new alternative/indie. Give these songs a try and see if they hype you up.

1. Hook – Blues Traveler
2. Burning For You – Blue Oyster Cult
3. Bad – The Cab
4. Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
5. Do You Wanna – The Kooks
6. No You Girls – Franz Ferdinand
7. Cold Hard Bitch – Jet
8. Let It Go – The Neighbourhood

Mia -May 16, 2014, 9:54PM

These songs build up and down for both cool down and fast paced workouts. Each one has it’s own mood and inspires to keep you moving in a different way- whether it’s dance or running! I use them all the time when warming up for figure skating! Thanks for listening!

1. Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2. Intro- XX
3. Ritual Union- Little Dragon
4. Ulysses- Franz Ferdinand
5. Lonely Boy- The Black Keys
6. The Wire- Haim
7. Cheerleader- St. Vincent
8. Come With Me Now- Kongos
9. Dancing Shoes- Arctic Monkeys

Jill -May 17, 2014, 3:08AM

jamzzz tho

1. bassnectar- take you down
2. Rustie- Shlasherr
3. Keys N Krates- Treat Me Right
4. Miguel- Adorn (Oliver Nelson Remix)
5. Tove Lo- Habits (Oliver Nelson Remix)
6. TNGHT- Higher Ground (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice)
7. Bon Iver- Flume (Kulkid Remix)
8. Flume- Holdin On (Kaytranada Edit)
9. Grouplove- Tongue Tied (Gigamesh Remix)
10. Odesza- My Friends Never Die

Jessica -May 17, 2014, 11:43AM

^^1. bassnectar – take you down!!! ugh I forgot to put that one in my playlist! that always gets me doing sprints on the treadmill :)

Kelsey Danahy -May 19, 2014, 4:22PM

Whether it is in the form of biking, running, yoga, or simply walking, movement is an important aspect of my everyday life. These are some lovely songs that are suitable for any type of workout. Three warmup tunes to get your mind prepped and energy flowing through your body, four tunes to keep your blood pumping at the peak of your workout, and three tunes to cool you down, get you back on even ground, and ready for the day ahead. Enjoy gals!

Warm up:
First Aid Kit- My Silver Lining
Sucre- Chemical Reaction
Half Moon Run- Full Circle

Work out:
Wet- You’re The Best
Soviet Soviet- Ecstacy
The Fratellis- Flathead
Capital Cities- Origami

Cool down:
Hey Ocean!- Maps
Mac Demarco- Go Easy
Angus & Julia Stone- Mango Tree

Elizabeth Joy -May 20, 2014, 2:37AM

I chose some upbeat tracks for a cardio workout.

Boy Oh Boy- Diplo & GTA
Patchouli Dump Truck- Opiuo
Pull Up The People- MIA
Giving It All- Bondax
Happy With Me- Holy Child
DJ- Amanda Blank
High You Are (Branchez Remix)- What So Not

<3
Love & Light

Florenci -May 20, 2014, 1:50PM

Running workout…

Warm up: Perth, by Bon Iver

Purple, Yellow, Red and Blue- Portugal the Man
We Turn It Up- Oh Land
Leaving My Heart- Madjo
Beautiful Pain- Eminem
Hallways- Islands
Klapp Klapp- Little Dragon
Modern Drift- Efterklang

*It’s a little varied, but the songs really pump me up and keep me motivated during my run!

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