- Forget You :either Cee Lo Green or the Glee Cast will work to get your feet moving. “Top 40 Sweetcheeks.”
- I Run For Life–Melissa Etheridge: If, like me, you need to be reminded of why. “For your sister, your mother, your wife.”
- Who Dat Girl- Flo Rida and Akon: This is when I get fixated on the reflection of my ponytail swinging in the screen in front of me-vaaain. Everyone needs a future vision to keep them going right? I use this song to think someday it will be me “strutting that thing around when everybody be breakin’ their neck like who dat girl?” Also, what’s not to love about the line, “I wanna know her mama name ‘cuz that where she get it from ain’t never shot her with silicone…”? Ha!
- Paranoid-Black Sabbath: Just try to walk to Ozzie.
- Jesus Walks-Kanye West: Try to forget it’s about dealing drugs and it’s from the album called College dropout. You might accidentally punch the air like a prize fighter. I mean, that’s what I hear anyway. “God show me the way because the devil’s trying to bring me down the only thing I pray is that my feet don’t fail me now.”
- Welcome to the Black Parade- My Chemical Romance: Father says, “when you grow up would you be the savior of the broken, the beaten and the damned? Will you defeat them, your demons and all the non-believers the plans that they have made? Because one day I’ll leave you.”
- Raise Your Glass-Pink: I could quote the whole song as my favorite part. I sing it-loud. My apologies to all of you watching The View on your treadmill screens. “Don’t be fancy, just get dancy.”
- Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen: It’s Jersey people, the won’t let you in the gym without Springsteen on your iPod.
- Dog Days are Over–Florence and the Machine: I can barely understand any of the words except “the dog days are over, the dog days are done. And happiness hit her like a truck.” So, this, my friends, is the Ritz-King family anthem for 2011. Rawr!
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