Currys Ultimate Blogger Workout Playlist with Kimberley Walsh

We got in touch with a selection of brilliant bloggers to find out which songs motivate them to keep fit and put together their choices into a streamable playlist!

19 Feb 2014


Which songs make you want to get out of bed in the morning? Which tracks make you want to keep going when your working hard in the gym, toning up at home, or on a long run outdoors?

We wanted to find out, so we challenged 10 bloggers to come up with a collaborative playlist which our fans could listen to, share and work out to! 

You can play our Ultimate Workout Playlist on Spotify through a range of devices, including our lightweight and portable tablets. Make sure you get the best sound quality as well by checking out our portable speakers!


We also had a little help from Kimberley Wyatt of the Pussycat Dolls who sent us here favourite song to work out to along with a recommendation of the type of exercise you should do to each song:

  1. Happy - Pharrel Williams (Warm-Up Jog)
  2. Turn Back Time - Sub Focus (Cardio
  3. Alive - Chase & Status (Running)
  4. Love Me Again - John Newman (Strength Training)
  5. Burn - Ellie Goulding (Cardio)
  6. Pompeii (Kat Krazy Remix) Bastille (Power Song for Cardio)
  7. Wake Me Up - Avicci - (Great Warm-up Track)
  8. Not Giving In - Rudimental (Cardio Peak)
  9. Waiting All Night - Rudimental (H.I.T Training)
  10. Clarity (feat. Foxes) - Zedd - (Cardio) 

You can also stream this playlist using the Spotify Web Player.

Below are the recommendations from each of our bloggers and a little bit of info as to why they've chosen their tracks. 

Do you agree with their choices? Do you think you could have done better? Comment below to let us know!


Colours And Carousels V2

1. Charlotte Dougall -

Roar - Katy Perry
I chose 'Roar' because I'm a massive Katy Perry fan and this song just makes me feel like I can do anything, it's pretty motivational and that's exactly what I need when I'm in the gym!

Lose Yourself - Eminem
'Lose Yourself' has a fantastic beat to exercise to and I often get too distracted trying to rap along with Eminem that I forget I'm actually working out.

Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Finally, not only is 'Crazy in Love' just a classic pop song, it's also by the goddess that is Beyoncé - if that's not enough to get me sweating towards my Beyoncé body then I don't know what is!


Unwritten Hollywood V2

2. Chloe Griffiths -

Here I Go Again On My Own - Whitesnake
This song is a classic, and perfect for when you first start working out, and you feel like giving up. Then the chorus comes in and bang your back on the right track! 

We Can't Stop - Miley Cyrus
We all secretly love miley. And this song gives you the inspiration to go mental and not stop working out!

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
As annoying as this song got, whenever this song comes on when I'm working out I sure go for it.


Victoria Measures V2

3. Victoria Measures -

Superheroes - You Love Her Coz Shes Dead
This has been my favourite song to run to since it was featured on Channel 4 series Skins a few years ago. YLHCSD is a little known British electro duo from Brighton, and all of their tracks have a funky hyper sound to them, perfect to run to.

Antenna - Fuse Odg
This is a more recent addition to my workout playlist since going to Zumba classes at the gym. Fuse Odg is a British rapper of Ghanaian descent and he won 'Best African Act' at the MOBO Award's. I love the African sound to this song, and it always makes me want to dance.

Survival - Eminem
I'm a huge Eminem fan (lucky enough to have seen him live twice!) and although various Eminem tunes are my favourites, this is the ultimate one to work out to. "This is survival of the fittest" just boosts my energy and makes me work twice as hard whilst at the gym!


Bethany Worrall V2

4. Bethany Worrall -

Are You In Love With A Notion? - The Courteeners

I am a huge fan of The Courteeners and don't think they get enough credit for their work. The beat in this song makes me happy to run down the road bopping my head; as you can imagine I look FANTASTIC and not weird at all!

Written In The Stars - Tinie Tempah ft. Eric Turner

I find listening to songs that you know the words to makes working out a lot more fun and if I'm focusing on singing in my head (or out loud sometimes....) I'm focusing less on feeling like I'm going to pass out!

Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis

I think everyone has an oldie in their work out playlist, right? I love this song and can never get the little tune out of my head after listening to it. Dun, Dun Dun Dun, Dun Dun Dun...


Jemma Page V2

5. Jemma Page -

Trumpets - Jason Derulo
My sister is a personal trainer and she uses this song for her spin classes. The different tempos throughout the song make for a challenging work out - slow it down and then pick it up again.

Feelin' Myself - ft. Miley Cyrus
To me, this song makes you feel good. And when you're working out you need the inspiration to carry on, and feeling good does that to me.




Gillian Mc Donald V2

6. Gillian McDonald -

Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida ft. David Guetta

This song reminds me of summer, and if there's one thing that's going to motivate you to get fit it's definitely the thought of summer holidays on the beach!

Hello - Martin Solveig & Dragonette

Could this be the most feel-good song ever? Quite possibly. It never fails to make me want to get up and jump around, plus the video is set during a tennis match so it's pretty much the perfect workout song!

Applause - Lady Gaga

No one can make me feel all pumped up and ready to face the world quite like Lady Gaga can. If you can stop air-punching and hand-clapping for long enough, this song is great for working out to and making you feel super motivated.


Strangeness And Charm V2

7. Hayley Warren -

It's My Life - Bon Jovi

It's the ultimate motivational song. Whenever I hear it, it just makes me want to jump about and dance. 

Let Go For Tonight - Foxes

As well as being the perfect song to work out to, just looking at Foxes is enough to make anyone want to do some exercise. She's got the perfect body and is an inspiration. 

Reflektor - Arcade Fire

All of Arcade Fire's songs make me want to dance wherever I am (usually on public transport) and their newest offering 'Reflektor' is no exception. Listening to Arcade afire makes working out a bit more fun.



Jo & Victoria V2

8. Jo & Victoria -

We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup
Yes we have choreographed an Inbetweeners inspired dance routine to Yolanda Be Cool. Who hasn't? Right? (Jo & Victoria)

Gentleman - Psy
My Just Dance song of choice. This song now reminds me of my family dance off on Christmas Day. I am still yet to be defeated! (Victoria)

Olivia Newton John - Physical
Nothing makes me want to don my sweat pants more than a bit of Newton John. (Jo)



Hannah Vickers V2

9. Hannah Vickers -

Crazy in Love - Beyonce
A oldie but a goodie, 'Crazy in Love' never fails to get me in the mood for working out. Its high-energy rhythm always has me giving it my all in the gym! 

Starships - Nicki Minaj
You can't beat a bit of Nicki Minaj when it comes to working out. Starships is definitely my song of choice when I'm working on getting a bikini bod! 

I Need Your Love - Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding
I love this song no matter what mood I'm in, but I find it particularly motivating when it comes to exercise and working out. I'm more than happy to do a set of jumping jacks to this song, whilst attempting to sing along!


Michelle Kenyon V2

10. Michelle Kenyon -

No Good - The Prodigy
I've been a fan of The Prodigy since the mid 90's, their music always makes me dance!

Don't Stop Movin - Livin Joy
This song has a great beat for working out to, and has some great lyrics too!

Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
I love the beat of this song, it makes me want to move!