Posted October 01, 2015
I'm like you: I struggle to get the motivation I need to get myself to the gym. I go for long periods without any dips in workout enthusiasm and then BAM. It hits me. I can't even lift my arm to reach the bottle of Apathy Anti-Bad-Mood Spray resting on the night stand.
Call it "lazy"; call it "depression" - call it whatever you want. I really don't have the body to justify putting off my workouts. Lately, I've been getting energy from taking long walks in the hills around my home. I recently moved to the Denver metro area and the let me tell you - Colorado sunshine is OFF THE CHAIN. It's wonderful.
I put together this little playlist of vintage Broadway songs to keep me moving and I thought I'd share it with you. I recommend you play them in order. Sometimes, I like the film soundtrack better than the cast recordings - so I took that liberty to include theme here.
- "Sound of Music" by Julie Andrews
- "On Broadway" by George Benson
- One" from A Chorus Line.
- "America" from West Side Story.
- "Greased Lightning" from Grease, The Movie soundtrack.
- "Oklahoma!" 1943 recording.
- "Get Me To The Church on Time" from My Fair Lady.
- "We Go Together" from Grease, The Movie soundtrack.
- "There's No Business Like Show Business" with Bruce Yarnell, Rufus Smith and Ethel Merman.
- "Overture/All That Jazz" from Chicago. I like the film version - but it's album only on iTunes, unfortunately. If you don't want to buy the album, try the Bebe Neuwirth version.
- "Fame" by Irene Cara.
- "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast.
- "Aquarius" from Hair.
Now, obviously, I took some liberties. And I've largely ignored more recent productions. What have I missed? Which show tunes do you think would be a good addition to this Broadway playlist for walking?