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What music motivates you on the turbo?

MapaputsiMapaputsi Posts: 104
I have my own turbo playlist that I created about two years ago and have slowly added to so that it now has ~100 tracks, but with the volume I’ve been doing over the winter I’m starting to get bored of it.

Anyone have any suggestions? Or even links to their own playlists?

Have a couple of mine to kick off:

300 Violin Orchestra - Jorge Quintero
Cochise – Audioslave
‘Till I Collapse – Eminem (standard)


  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    I Turbo in silence,just me and the bike noises.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 4,485
    Nothing to Find - The War on Drugs
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 25,854
    Spotify running, set to the rpm you want your cadence to be.

    (you don't want to know the rubbish I listen to.)
  • rdtrdt Posts: 869
    Music's a bit of a personal one, innit...

    For me hard intervals = Hard Acid Trance, Club 414-stylee: Liberator Crew, Choci's Chewns, Stay Up Forever, F**kin 'Avin It

    Helps to have been there (while off your face)...
  • grahamcpgrahamcp Posts: 323
    Bit of old skool house /trance for me. As rdt says you probably had to have been there (in the early 90s)...

    I did 1hr15 on a treadmill last night and didn't get bored :-)
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,170
    Moby - Thousand, suggested it to a mate who used to keep cadence with the beat of the music, I don't suggest trying this!
  • I've just started on the turbo and initially put the music I'm into now on ,ska and punk bit of classical . I now put on tunes I used to get off my tits to many years ago ..rave , drum and bass etc etc ftp has shot up !
  • rdtrdt Posts: 869
    Grahamcp wrote:
    Bit of old skool house /trance for me.

    Stu Allan hey - discovered House (then Acid) from his Sunday night Piccadilly Radio shows, then 'Hot' on Wednesdays at the Hacienda, which was like stumbling into a shiny mad parallel universe - good times 8)
  • molteni_manmolteni_man Posts: 437
    T shirt weather by Circa Waves - brilliant upbeat track first heard on the Tour de France Highlights show on ITV 4.
    In fact whole album ( Young Chasers) is great!
    Like the War on Drugs track Nothing to Find too!
  • stevewjstevewj Posts: 227
    used to be Sabbath and Rammstein - now, since joining Zwift, I don't bother as, when I do the interval session in a group, I don't need it.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Opera - Puccini, Donizetti, Bellini, Smetana. Truly powerful at times and a break from the norm.
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  • webboowebboo Posts: 6,051
    Big Country.
  • bigmitch41bigmitch41 Posts: 685
    +1 for Moby, also any old house/dance/trance compilations on ITunes, bringing back the old memories clubbing from the 80/90's!
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  • markp80markp80 Posts: 444
    T shirt weather by Circa Waves - brilliant upbeat track first heard on the Tour de France Highlights show on ITV 4.
    Good call!
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  • strongy1strongy1 Posts: 45
    The Prodigy mainly, old school drum and bass. Something with beats.
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 1,152
    I have Apple music, so normally one of their workout or dance playlists.
    It's mainly been Dance Throwback this week with a bit of hardcore thrown in every now and again. Trying to do sub 80rpm cadence workouts to hardcore is quite a challenge :lol:
  • cgfw201cgfw201 Posts: 674
    Spotify, find a song that suits the mood and then whack the 'Go to Song Radio' button.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 25,854
    Spotify running, set to the rpm you want your cadence to be.

    (you don't want to know the rubbish I listen to.)

    They've discontinued spotify running. Apparently you idiots didn't use it.

    Battle Without Honor or Humanity on repeat then.
  • ajkerr73ajkerr73 Posts: 318
    Any decent music keeps me going on the Turbo.

    The Spotify "Discover Weekly" playlist is amazing. Manages to get your music tastes from your listening history but never plays anything completely obvious. Have revisited some fantastic old tunes via that list.

    What I do use music for is the back end of hard sessions. If I'm toiling, I have 95bpm, 100bpm and 105bpm play lists I can chose from depending on the intensity. Concentrating on hitting the beat can take a way the concentration on what is hurting usually everything).

    Last 4.5 minutes of an FTP test is always "Holiday in Cambodia by The Dead Kennedys"
  • mamil314mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    Quake 2 soundtrack
  • I've done a year and a half on TR following their IM mid volume plan listening to Absolute 80's :D

    My little BT speaker ran out of charge the other day and it was awful without any music, probably couldn't tell you 1/4 of the tracks that have been on after the workout but really struggle with silence.
  • rdtrdt Posts: 869
    On a dumb trainer I need(ed) repetitive driving beats to help me concentrate on keeping hitting the numbers...

    But having recently switched mainly to a trainer with erg-mode I've found I can listen to pretty much anything.

    So my turbo soundtrack has largely shifted from hard acid techno & Dutch gabber to Philip Glass & Carnival Songs of the Italian Renaissance. Which is quite a change.
  • pottsstevepottssteve Posts: 4,069
    Motorhead - Everything Louder than Everyone Else
    Iron Maiden - Live After Death.

    Over 2 hours of screaming and thrashing (from me on the turbo, that is).
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  • EBEBEBEB Posts: 98
    Depends on your aim. Are you training to enjoy training or training to do well in a race/sportive?

    If you are targeting an outdoor event then you will be highly unlikely to have music & there will likely be a boring bit you will want to slog through anyway.

    There is something to be said for training your brain. Personally, I don’t like songs that can make me go harder because in the real world they won’t be there.
  • DavidJBDavidJB Posts: 2,019
    The hardest, dirtiest, bass face inducing drum and bass I can find on sound cloud.
  • mamil314mamil314 Posts: 1,103
    Kraftwerk - Tour de France
  • Nolan sisters.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 4,485
    Currently enjoying Can you Give it by the Maccabees and Jack White's Over and Over.
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