re: Broadway Work Out Songs

JaredBway
Featured Actor
joined:7/30/05
Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 09:45pm
Hey all,

I am joining a gym, I wanna make a mix or two on my IPOD, just wondering what your favorite Broadway workout songs are.

Any input would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks all!!!
Just_John
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/06
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 09:56pm
Whipped in to Shape from Legally Blonde
You Can't Stop the Beat from Hairspray
millie_dillmount
Broadway Legend
joined:4/22/04
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 09:59pm
It's Your Wedding Day - Wedding Singer
"We like to snark around here. Sometimes we actually talk about theater...but we try not to let that get in our way." - dramamama611
mateo
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/06
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:00pm
"Music and the Mirror"

"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
jaystarr
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:05pm
I made a mix awhile ago...

Here's the list... They are all dance mixes.


Broadway remixed for Gymrats
1. Prologue :
2. Defying Gravity (from “Wicked”)
3. Seasons of Love (from “Rent”)
4. Easy As Life (from “Aida”)
5. Phantom of The Opera (from “Phantom of the Opera”)
6. And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going To (from “Dreamgirls”)
7. One Night in Bangkok (from “Chess”)
8. I Am What I Am (from “La Cage Aux Folles”)
9. One Night Only (from “Dreamgirls)
10. Xanadu (from upcoming “Xanadu”)
11. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd Disco Version (from “Sweeney Todd”)




Updated On: 1/25/08 at 10:05 PM
jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:05pm
What about from other musicals? I like:

-Avenue Q
-Beauty and the Beast
-Hairspray
-Legally Blonde
-Lion King
-Mary Poppins
-Wicked
-Xanadu
-Little Mermaid
-Grease
-Young Frankenstein

Though some of them may not have songs, what do you think is the best? Thanks. :)

PS Love your avatar Mateo! :) Hairspray should've gotten some nods!
jaystarr
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:07pm
Believe it or not... I can workout with these OBCR... I am talking about lifting weights, not on a threadmill.

1. Mame
2. Gypsy
3. Hairspray
4. Xanadu
5. Grey Gardens
6. Spring Awakening
7. Curtains... definitely that song....."Thataway"

P.S. Damn! This thread is deja-vu...I posted same thread a year ago..

J*


Updated On: 1/25/08 at 10:07 PM
hermionejuliet
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/06
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:13pm
Defying Gravity and Loathing from Wicked

Bitch of Living and Totally F*cked from Spring Awakening

Epiphany - Sweeney

You Can't Stop the Beat - Hairspray

It Sucks to Be You - Avenue Q


So, that was the Drowsy Chaperone. Oh, I love it so much. I know it's not a perfect show...but it does what a musical is supposed to do. It takes you to another world, and it gives you a little tune to carry with you in your head for when you're feeling blue. Ya know?
sally1112
Broadway Legend
joined:4/13/04
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:20pm
Strongest Suit...from Aida
Express Yourself... from Billy Elliot
I Got Life...Hair (Adam Pascal version)
Side by Side...from Company
Cell Block Tango...from Chicago
Odeon...from Bright Lights, Big City
Updated On: 1/26/08 at 10:20 PM
mateo
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/06
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:22pm
Company OBC:
"Company"
"Tick Tock"
"Side by Side"

Promises Promises OBC:
"Overture"
"Promises Promises"
"Turkey Lurkey"
"Knowing When To Leave"

The Wiz OBC:
"Tornado Ballet"
"Ease On Down The Road"
"So You Wanted to See the Wizard"
"Y'All Got It!"

Basically all of "A Chorus Line" OBC.
"Zac is sweet as can be. He's very much just a sweet kid from California who happens to have a face that looks like it was drawn by Michelangelo, (if Michelangelo did anime)."
-Adam Shankman.

"I haven't left this building since Windows 3.1!"

"Celebrating a birthday this week: Rene Descartes is 412! Do you know who he is? Then why are you watching this show? You could probably get into college and even get one of those job things. As for the rest of us; Amanda Bynes is 22! Yay!"
-E!'s "The Soup"
Juliash
Broadway Star
joined:3/6/07
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:23pm
In one dance class I took...we warmed up to a dance remix of Climb Ev'ry Mountain...it was pretty funny...
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:29pm
Here is my playlist for the gym:

"The Bitch of Living" from SPRING AWAKENING
"Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)" from HAIRSPRAY (Movie Soundtrack)
"Angry Dance" from BILLY ELLIOT
"Cooties" from HAIRSPRAY (Movie Sountrack)
"Lay All Your Love On Me" from MAMMA MIA!
"Comfort & Joy" from BAT BOY
"Dance of the Robe" from AIDA
"Born to Hand Jive" from GREASE!
"Casulty of Love" from THE WEDDING SINGER
"The Dark I Know Well" from SPRING AWAKENING
"Evil Woman" from XANADU
"Facade" from JEKYLL & HYDE
"Fool" from XANADU
"One Night Only (Disco Version)" from DREAMGIRLS (Movie Soundtrack)
"Back To School Again" from GREASE 2
"Cool Rider" from GREASE 2
"Prowlin'" from GREASE 2
"Reproduction" from GREASE 2
"Storm's A Brewin'" from THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
"You Can't Stop The Beat" from HAIRSPRAY
"Dancin'" from XANADU

"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
Elphie3
Broadway Star
joined:8/12/04
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:34pm
Idina Menzel's Defying Gravity remixes
Madame Morrible: "So you take the chicken, now it must be a white chicken. The corpse can be any color. And that is the spell for lost luggage!" - The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken
sally1112
Broadway Legend
joined:4/13/04
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:39pm
CapnHook- I am so copying that playlist! Maybe it will motivate me to work out.
another_reprise
Stand-by
joined:3/28/07
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:40pm
out tonight from rent is probably one of my favorite workout songs... anything with a really strong dance beat really.
Does the sun really rise in the east?
Does the earth really spin around the sun?
What's it matter in the least?
What's real to me ain't real to everyone.
singingbackup
Broadway Legend
joined:11/3/06
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:41pm
the Entracte from They're Playing Our Song has lots of great stuff. Used to dance to it all the time.
jaystarr
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:42pm
I will admit shamefully... I listen to GREASE 2007 REVIVAL at the gym .. - only these 3 songs though...Grease (the song after prologue) , Grease Lightin' & Born to Hand Jive..

Cardio..running for 30 mins ... I can only to listen to Madonna's Live Concert. Believe it or not- I have her concerts on my iPod...(dont ask me... how? )

My favorites are THE GIRLIE SHOW, BLONDE AMBITION, REINVENTION TOUR, CONFESSION (which was released on CD) and yeah...THE VIRGIN TOUR...including rare live version of Borderline & Burning (which was not on video! - not a lot of people know that!) Somehow the audience yelling can give me more energy..don't know why?

J*


Updated On: 1/25/08 at 10:42 PM
jaystarr
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 10:51pm
Funny story :

When we went to LA last year.. I went to a gym and I was listening to Gypsy.. somehow I left my ipod ear sets (the white one) so I asked the gym.. if they have extraheadset .. they gave me a headphone (not the one that you can stick to your ear) I did not realize that if you turn on the volume way LOUD .. people can hear you....

While lifting weights (chest) ...they turned off the background music playing in the gym... I did not realize that these big muscular guys can hear my.....

Ethel Merman singing.....Coz... Everything..Comin' Up Roses!!!!

LOL!

J*
Updated On: 1/25/08 at 10:51 PM
sesot
Broadway Legend
joined:12/12/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 11:05pm
Hey JayStarr where can I get the dance remix versions? I like your song selections.
buffyactsing
Broadway Legend
joined:3/20/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 11:09pm
My favorites are:
Swing and Conga from Wonderful Town (revival)
You Can't Stop the Beat-Hairspray
"This ocean runs more dark and deep than you may think you know...I'll be the fear of the fire at sea." -Marie Christine
popular_elphie
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 11:16pm
I find that "It's Your Wedding Day (Finale)" is the absolute best Broadway workout song. I play it over and over on the treadmill.

This is my workout playlist, as of now (I'm adding more to it):
"What Time Is It? (Jason Nevins Remix)" - High School Musical 2
"Here It Goes Again" - OK Go
"Dirrty (Tracey Young Radio)" - Christina Aguilera
"You Can't Stop The Beat" - Hairspray
"Girl All The Bad Guys Want" - Bowling For Soup
"He Said She Said (Von Doom Radio Edit)" - Ashley Tisdale
"It's Your Wedding Day (Finale)" - The Wedding Singer
And then what if you are?
What a Prince would envision?
Although how can you know who you are till you know
What you want, which you don't?
So then which do you pick:
Where you're safe, out of sight, And yourself, but where everything's wrong?
Or where everything's right And you know that you'll never belong?
dancingthrulife04
Broadway Legend
joined:10/15/04
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/25/08 at 11:54pm
Whipped Into Shape - Legally Blonde
One - A Chorus Line
All Around the World - Xanadu
It's Your Wedding Day - The Wedding Singer
Out Tonight (dance remix) - Karmine Alers
Dancin' - Xanadu
Dance at the Gym - West Side Story
Cabaret - Cabaret
Rhythm in Me - Altar Boyz
Here I Am - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
We're in the Money - 42nd Street

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The choice may have been mistaken, The choosing was not...
"Every day has the potential to be the greatest day of your life." - Lin-Manuel Miranda
"And when Idina Menzel is singing, I'm always slightly worried that her teeth are going to jump out of her mouth and chase me." - Schmerg_the_Impaler
hearthatstrue
Stand-by
joined:9/10/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/26/08 at 12:27am
Movin' Out in its entirety does wonders for the treadmill. Takes you from walking to jogging to running then back to walking. "We Didn't Start the Fire" is particularly great if you want to kick the machine's butt, as is "Pressure."

Other Broadway songs on my playlist (some have already been mentioned):

"Opening: I Hope I Get it" from A Chorus Line
"Whipped Into Shape" from Legally Blonde
"It's Your Wedding Day" & "Saturday Night in the City" from The Wedding Singer
"My Strongest Suit" from Aida
"Step in Time" from Mary Poppins
"Run and Tell That" from Hairspray
"Medley" from Jersey Boys
"On the Street Where You Live" from My Fair Lady (Though it's Bobby Darin's version.)
"America" from West Side Story
"The Farmer and the Cowman" from Oklahoma!
"Born to Hand Jive" from Grease
"Hot Honey Rag" from Chicago

Some other non-Broadway favorites:

"Lets Get Ready to Rumble (Hockey Mix)" from...one of the Jock Jams CDs
"Higher Ground" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Canned Heat" by Jamiroquai
"Teenage Wasteland" by The Who (You'd be shocked how great this song is to run to. Try a speed of 4.5 on an incline of 3.0 once you get used to the machine for the full 5:09 this song lasts -- wonderful.)
"Are You Gonna Be My Girl" by Jet
"If You're Gonna..." by Natasha Bedingfield
"A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix)" by Elvis Presley
"Under the Boardwalk" by The Drifters (A really nice cool down song.)

Enjoy your workouts.

Updated On: 1/26/08 at 12:27 AM
ray-andallthatjazz86
Broadway Legend
joined:8/2/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/26/08 at 12:52am
These are some of my favorites, my top favorite though is the "I Just Wanna Dance" Remix from JERRY SPRINGER, THE OPERA.
"I Hope I Get It" (One of the best work-out songs)-A CHORUS LINE
"16 Feet Below Sea Level" Sequence-CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
"Thataway"-CURTAINS
"One Night Only (Disco)"-DREAMGIRLS
"Show Off"-DROWSY CHAPERONE
"Story of Lucy and Jessie"-FOLLIES
"Who's That Woman?"-FOLLIES
"Cornet Man"-FUNNY GIRL
"I Want to Go to Hollywood"-GRAND HOTEL
"So Much Better"-LEGALLY BLONDE
"What You Want"-LEGALLY BLONDE
"Chapter 4, Number 1909"-SEESAW
"English Girls"-SONG & DANCE
"You Made Me Think You Were in Love"-SONG & DANCE
"Gimme, Gimme"-THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
"Raise the Roof"-Lippa's WILD PARTY
"Conga!"-WONDERFUL TOWN
"Swing"-WONDERFUL TOWN
"Raunchy"-110 IN THE SHADE
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
Dre2387
Broadway Legend
joined:7/16/05
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/26/08 at 01:08am
Whipped Into Shape from legally Blonde is the one I have on repeat the whole time. The end really helps me get through the last few lifts of the weights.

Dirty Rotten Number from DRS is also very good.

and non-broadway song: Wannabe by Spice Girls.
<--- the set of A Midsummer Night's Dream that I was assistant stage manager for during the 2007 season at the STNJ outdoor stage.

-Dre-
You must remember all the same that at the crux of every game is knowing when it's time to leave the table... And it's important to be artful in your exit. No turning back, you must accept the con is done... It was a ball, it was a blast. And it's a shame it couldn't last. But every chapter has to end, you must agree.
~Dirty Rotten Scoundrels~

There's a special kind of people known as show people. We live in a world full of dreams. Sometimes we're not too certain what's false and what's real. But we're seldom in doubt about what we feel.
~Curtains~

It is a far, far better thing I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to, than I have ever known.
~A Tale of Two Cities ~
husk_charmer
Broadway Legend
joined:10/19/06
re: Broadway Work Out Songs
Posted: 1/26/08 at 01:15am
Somewhere I have an LP transfer of "Sweatin' to Broadway" or something like that...it's all disco-jazzercize esque covers of showtunes.
http://www.youtube.com/huskcharmer

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