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

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

Postby Raffles » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:33 pm

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 :)
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Re: Songs that help you with that push up a big hill ?

Postby nawty » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:44 pm

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!
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Re: Songs that help you with that push up a big hill ?

Postby mamba80 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 18:47 pm

Running up that hill - Kate Bush

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

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

Postby Raffles » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:25 pm

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.
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Re: Songs that help you with that push up a big hill ?

Postby Raffles » Fri Jan 04, 2013 19:27 pm

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

Postby sigorman85 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:15 pm

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

Postby Strith » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:18 pm

Benny hill theme tune

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

Postby Raffles » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:36 pm

Strith wrote:Benny hill theme tune



with the metronomic tempo of that song id not stand a chance in hell of catchin you strith
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Re: Songs that help you with that push up a big hill ?

Postby blackpoolkev » Fri Jan 04, 2013 20:46 pm

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..

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

Postby CiB » Fri Jan 04, 2013 21:21 pm

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? :)

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

Postby BobScarle » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:22 pm

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.

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

Postby Raffles » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:26 pm

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

Postby Camus » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:47 pm

blackpoolkev wrote: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.

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

Postby diy » Sat Jan 05, 2013 08:27 am

Almost anything by the prodigy :
You'll Be Under My Wheels from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
Warrior Dance from Invaders must die.

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

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sat Jan 05, 2013 14:18 pm

Any love ballad is good, Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love is ideal
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Re: Songs that help you with that push up a big hill ?

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Jan 05, 2013 15:24 pm

Blatant rule#62 breach - End of.

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

Postby philbar72 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 17:07 pm

Technikal - Terminal velocity. only works on hills that are 7 mins 23 seconds and 10% gradient....

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

Postby Raffles » Sat Jan 05, 2013 18:12 pm

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.
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Re: Songs that help you with that push up a big hill ?

Postby DT1999 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 18:38 pm

Move On Up by Curtis Mayfield or Keep On Movin' by Soul II Soul

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

Postby whojanicanackerov » Sat Jan 05, 2013 21:32 pm

The A Team theme tune


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