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What Beatles songs do you work out to?
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A while back I created an exercise workout playlist I can listen to, in order to keep my energy up and focused while I exercise (especially cardio).  I didn't have a single Beatles song, and then my friend who also does the same thing told me he has now included what, in retrospect, seems like the perfect high-energy workout song: 

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey

That got me thinking about other good Beatles songs for that purpose.

Off the top of my head, I can think of three now:

Birthday

I Saw Her Standing There

The Medley (from Abbey Road , side one)

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I put Beatles on random play, and that usually works for me.  The odd time, I do have to skip a song...

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I think @Wigwam has told us about his work out/beach walks playlist. Maybe he will add his thoughts to this thread.

I listen to whichever album (Beatles as a group or solo) that suits my fancy when I go walking with my dog...or I listen to
an episode of Beatles and Friends by @Into the Sky with Diamonds.

When I walk on my treadmill, I usually watch tv (should I ask for the group's forgiveness?).

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Oddly enough - The Ballad Of John And Yoko - as it is part of a dance mix that @HongKongLady sent me which occasionally gets me active.

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I've just looked at my gym playlist………It's different to my beach ones……..And the only Beatles I have on it is the 'Love' vernon of Get Back with the great intro... on into, Drive My Car ……Then it's a miss mash of stuff and I finish with 'Kashmir'..the one with the Egyptian musicians, and me going crazy on the bike and then I wind down with, 'Song of the Wind' by Santana from Caravansarai

 

I reckon I'll put '…….EGSTH except for me and my monkey' on my list. After nearly 50 years it's growing on me………sounds like a Revolver song.

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Helter Skelter , Sgt. Pepper , Hey Bulldog , Back In The USSR , Twist And Shout , Paperback Writer , Birthday , Taxman and I Feel Fine (just because I like it, not because it's such an inspiring rocker).

I say in speeches that a plausible mission of artists is to make people appreciate being alive at least a little bit. I am then asked if I know of any artists who pulled that off. I reply, 'The Beatles did'.
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Funny, when I wrote my original post, I couldn't think of any songs past the four I listed -- now thanks to the people responding I realize there are so many -- Drive My Car of course, and Helter Skelter & Back in the U.S.S.R. -- how could I have forgotten those!!!???

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Revolution 9 a-hard-days-night-john-6

 

No just kidding... I mostly listen to their earlier songs because those are generally more upbeat.

Songs like: It Won't Be Long , A Hard Day's Night , From Me To You , Eight Days A Week , Help , I've Just Seen A Face , etc.

There are many more that I can't think of right now.

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Work out? Nope. Not even the Beatles can get me to do that.

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Oh yeah, Beatleva, "I've Just Seen A Face " -- I can imagine furious bicycling for that.

meanmrmustard's dry response puts me in mind of that funny scene in Mr. Hulot's Holiday, where some people at the seaside inn are looking all over for Mr. Hulot, then they hear some raucous jazz blaring from a room -- they open the door and they see Mr. Hulot calmly seated before a stereo while the jazz is blasting away.

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If you wanna make some exersice then 'Run For Your Life ' could help... And maybe Dr. robert, And Your Bird Can Sing , Got To Get You Into My Life ... You can't do that... I Call Your Name , Ticket To Ride ... 

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Yes Lillo -- Ticket To Ride -- that's the ticket!  For a steady bike ride.  Got To Get You Into My Life sounds good too; though it's quite driving, the tempo may be too slow for me...

And of course Help ! would be the perfect song for the cardio workout of skiing down slopes away from bald Bondish villains...

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I choose Del Amitri……when I'm evading Blofield on the piste……….Actually helps me ski better………..(or think I do). 

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What is this "work out" concept of which you speak? Would it involve getting off the sofa? That sounds like lots of unnecessary effort!

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Isn't it "Doing your job in a place which isn't your home"?

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@vectisfabber, LOL! My answer to your definition of the phrase remains the same as when I go walking with my dog.

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Ahhh Girl said

When I walk on my treadmill, I usually watch tv (should I ask for the group's forgiveness?).

We will forgive you if you are watching Beatles movies on TV.

As for me, I do 12 ounce curls to just about any Beatles song. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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@Ron Nasty queried, befuddled  
What is this "work out" concept of which you speak? Would it involve getting off the sofa? That sounds like lots of unnecessary effort!

I believe certain exercises can be done from the safety of one's sofa, but most of them do involve motion and seemingly unnecessary effort. However, they are supposed to improve one's health and longevity, if done correctly, and with the right music. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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A great exercise to get you off the sofa is go make yourself a cup of tea and grab a biscuit or two or a packet of crisps or a bar of chocolate. Reward yourself for carrying this out by having a sit on the sofa whilst drinking your tea and eating your snack.  

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Beatles are way too catchy and melodic for that kind of stuff; I'd need some kind of pounding rhythm thingie, maybe Helter Skelter kind of rock.

For that I'd listen to John (Well Well Well, heh!) or some Paul's rock ala Back To The Egg .

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