Movement Mixtape Contest

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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  1. 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)

  2. 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 :))

  3. 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

  4. Poison Girls and the Birthday Party for long runs, John Fahey for yoga.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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

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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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 :)

  27. 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


  28. 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


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

  30. Here is my playlist divided into 3 types of exercise (I didn’t add the explicit ones to the playlist):
    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

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

  31. 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 (:

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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…

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

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

  42. 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

  43. 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

    Love & Light

  44. 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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