Now that 2012 has been here for a couple of weeks, it is time to refocus on those resolutions for the new year. If you’re heading to the gym, hitting the track for a morning run, or simply walking around the block, make a fun playlist of upbeat Beatles songs to encourage you to keep on track and motivate you to complete your workouts. The Fab Four can be there with you every step of the way until you meet your goals.
First, consider adding “I Saw Her Standing There.” It’s an exuberant ditty from the debut album from the Beatles, “Please Please Me.” It will really get you moving and grooving. Pop singer Tiffany’s cover with a twist, “I Saw Him Standing There,” was a hit in the 1980s. It’s catchy as well so, for a comparison, you may want to play them back to back on your list.
John Lennon provided the lead vocals to “Money (That’s What I Want)” from the second-ever Beatles album, “With The Beatles.” It makes a really fun workout track or even one to use for choreographing your own dance routine. Other workout-worthy songs from this classic album include “All My Loving” and “Please Mr. Postman.”
After all the Beatles’ initial success in the United Kingdom, they made their United States record debut with “Introducing...The Beatles.” A great track from this album for any exercise playlist is “Love Me Do.”
The Beatles’ third studio album was “A Hard Day’s Night.” With it came even more fun music. Consider adding “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Can’t Buy Me Love” from this LP. Other songs from the career of the Fab Four that you want to add include “Yellow Submarine,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Help!,” “Paperback Writer,” “When I’m Sixty-Four," and “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”