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Time to Start

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by Blue Man Group

Hard & Heavy
4
Up Tempo
7
High Energy
5
Dark & Sinister
3
Soaring
3
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Eat the Rich

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by Aerosmith

Hard & Heavy
7
Up Tempo
7
High Energy
8
Dark & Sinister
4
Soaring
2
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Dinosaurs, but they've clearly got a bit of asskicking in them yet. This one rocks. Class war to get thrashed to.

Shut Your Mouth

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by Garbage

Hard & Heavy
6
Up Tempo
6
High Energy
8
Dark & Sinister
6
Soaring
4
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Yeah, Butch Vig, super-producers, too slick, Shirley Manson in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (wait a minute, we actually loved that show . . .), yadda yadda, we don't care about any of that crap. Simply, quite a lot of Garbage tracks kick ass; and not a few of those are more than asskicking enough to power you through a lot of works out. This is one.

Tough Enough

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by Johnny Clegg & Savuka

Hard & Heavy
6
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6
High Energy
7
Dark & Sinister
4
Soaring
6
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If you're not down with Johnny Clegg & Suvuka, you're pretty much missing the winning multi-culti South African act of the late twentieth century. One of the six band members was assassinated. Seriously. What else can we say? We love this song. It rocks.

Lomhlaba unzima, lomhlaba
(This world is a harsh place, this world.)

No kidding.

The Bitter End

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by Placebo

Hard & Heavy
4
Up Tempo
7
High Energy
6
Dark & Sinister
7
Soaring
2
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Placebo is exactly as if Bret Easton Ellis on his soul's darkest night stayed up and created an English pop act. We've got two words for you: eyeliner. But this one moves right along, yo.

Choose Any Memory

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by fIREHOSE

Hard & Heavy
5
Up Tempo
6
High Energy
7
Dark & Sinister
2
Soaring
7
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You've probably never heard this successor group to The Minutemen (formed by two of the original members, after the death of the third, and when Ed from Ohio turned up on their doorstep with a guitar and a haystalk in his teeth, having heard incorrectly that they were auditioning for a replacement). But that's your loss. Little of their catalogue is suitable for asskicking purposes - but this is a very happy exception. Fast, strong, and quite emotional. Tear up while you take off.

4ever

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by The Veronicas

Hard & Heavy
3
Up Tempo
7
High Energy
8
Dark & Sinister
2
Soaring
8
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Come on baby
We ain't gonna live forever...
Come with me tonight
We can make the night last forever...

Or the workout, at any rate. Soaring stuff. You might not want to get caught singing it out loud, but you probably will be (singing it out loud).

Connection

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by Elastica

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4
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6
High Energy
6
Dark & Sinister
3
Soaring
3
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A nice blast from the not-completely-distant past. Shoegazers can kick ass, albeit quite seldom . . .

Keep Your Hands Off My Girl

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by Good Charlotte

Hard & Heavy
6
Up Tempo
6
High Energy
7
Dark & Sinister
4
Soaring
2
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Yeah, keep your hands off my girl - especially when I'm ripped and huge and in shape from all my big asskicking workouts.

Set Off

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by Hey Monday

Hard & Heavy
3
Up Tempo
7
High Energy
7
Dark & Sinister
1
Soaring
5
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Okay, so they utterly pilfered that opening riff from Weezer's "Say It Ain't So." But they sound so young and callow you can easily believe they didn't realise they were doing. Beyond that, this song is very lively and fun. Have fun, be young, get thrashed (on your workout).