Songs that help you with that push up a big hill ?

Raffles
Raffles Posts: 1,137
edited January 2013 in Road general
I take my Creative Zen vision M mp3 player out on rides sometimes and Im going to make a compilation of adrenaline fuelled tracks that listening to might increase my drive when cresting tougher hills. So far I have saved to my Mp3 player:

Youth gone wild by Skid Row
Chinatown by Thin Lizzy
Fight for your right (to party) by The Beastie Boys
Get the funk out by Extreme
Middle man by Living Color
Magic Johnson by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
The Killers by Motorhead
Freewheel Burning by Judas Priest

its pretty obvious that Im a rocker :lol: , but can you suggest other tracks that make your heartrate increase and could be good training aids ?

no dreary ballads , x factor or cr@p like that please :)
2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105

Comments

  • nawty
    nawty Posts: 225
    If the blood pumping in your ears isn't fast enough to get you going then you're not pedaling hard enough :mrgreen:

    I don't listen to music when I cycle, strikes me as incredibly dangerous. That said, G'n'R Appetite for Destruction always seems to get me going in times of need, makes me drive like a tit too!
    Cannondale CAAD 10 Ultegra
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  • mamba80
    mamba80 Posts: 5,032
    Running up that hill - Kate Bush

    But why would anyone listen to music and cycle? defeats the object as well as potentially dangerous
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    nawty wrote:
    If the blood pumping in your ears isn't fast enough to get you going then you're not pedaling hard enough :mrgreen:

    I don't listen to music when I cycle, strikes me as incredibly dangerous. That said, G'n'R Appetite for Destruction always seems to get me going in times of need, makes me drive like a tit too!



    Appetite is played out and sweet child o mine is a song i never ever ever wish to hear again as I played it on guitar in a band and am sick to death of it.
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    mamba80 wrote:
    Running up that hill - Kate Bush

    But why would anyone listen to music and cycle? defeats the object as well as potentially dangerous


    I find its like a shot in the arm for me, some good 80s hair metal and thrash metal and Im a teen again with huge energy rushes :D
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • sigorman85
    sigorman85 Posts: 2,536
    I can't listen to music when I ride I'm worried about cars around me I like to hear what's going on around me
    When i die I just hope the wife doesn't sell my stuff for what I told her I paid for it other wise someone will be getting a mega deal!!!


    De rosa superking 888 di2
  • Strith
    Strith Posts: 541
    Benny hill theme tune
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    Strith wrote:
    Benny hill theme tune


    with the metronomic tempo of that song id not stand a chance in hell of catchin you strith
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • I don't listen to music while riding but I do seem to have a random jukebox in my head that throws up all sorts of tunes.I sometimes join in by singing out loud(I have a quick check round to make sure no one else is listening).
    When I'm struggling,Basement Jaxx-Where's Your Head At? often pops up.
    The lyrics-"Don't let the walls cave in on you" make me dig deeper..
  • CiB
    CiB Posts: 6,098
    You won't thank me for this - go on then... but Nelly The Elephant works for me. It's got the right tempo, even though it does stick in your head a bit too long. See? :)
  • BobScarle
    BobScarle Posts: 282
    I never listen to music when I am out on the bike, but I do when I am on the turbo. My favourite rock tunes are The Who (Who's Next or Quadrophenia) or Meat Loaf (Bat out of Hell).

    I do agree that listening to music such as this helps you push hard, but I do question the wisdom of listening whilst out on the road.
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    CiB wrote:
    You won't thank me for this - go on then... but Nelly The Elephant works for me. It's got the right tempo, even though it does stick in your head a bit too long. See? :)



    Pedalling away in the middle of a pack singing nelly the elephant at the top of your voice........priceless :lol:
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • Camus
    Camus Posts: 189
    I don't listen to music while riding but I do seem to have a random jukebox in my head that throws up all sorts of tunes.I sometimes join in by singing out loud(I have a quick check round to make sure no one else is listening).
    When I'm struggling,Basement Jaxx-Where's Your Head At? often pops up.
    The lyrics-"Don't let the walls cave in on you" make me dig deeper..

    I don't listen to an MP3 player when riding (used to sometimes but it was just one extra thing to think about) one song that often pops into my head though, especially going up a hard hill, is Damn Dog by Manic Street Preachers. Also a lot of stuff by the band Thrice.
  • diy
    diy Posts: 6,473
    Almost anything by the prodigy :
    You'll Be Under My Wheels from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
    Warrior Dance from Invaders must die.
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Any love ballad is good, Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love is ideal
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Blatant rule#62 breach - End of.
  • philbar72
    philbar72 Posts: 2,229
    Technikal - Terminal velocity. only works on hills that are 7 mins 23 seconds and 10% gradient....
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Any love ballad is good, Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love is ideal


    If you aint blasted up Cow Mop whilst Mull of Kintyre is on your mp3 player then you havent lived.
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • DT1999
    DT1999 Posts: 17
    Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield or Keep On Movin' by Soul II Soul
  • The A Team theme tune
  • Buckie2k5
    Buckie2k5 Posts: 600
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMbATaj7Il8

    this song will get you up any hill :D
  • bluedoggy
    bluedoggy Posts: 284
    Chariots of Fire by Vangelis. Winner everytime.
    Wilier cento uno.