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row2k's Winter Erg Playlist: 2013-2014
January 9, 2014
Erik Dresser,


Here's row2k's list of the 15 erg songs for your winter 2013-2014 erg playlist.

A couple notes on how songs were selected as this is obviously a highly subjective list:

  • Each song is from the last year (or so)
  • Only one song per artist as there are many artists with multiple songs
  • We tried to bring a variety of genres of music for a variety of types of erg pieces
  • Some contain some explicit lyrics
  • No Miley Cyrus
  • Songs listed alphabetically by artist
  • Spotify playlist here

    Avicii - Wake Me Up
    "The chorus just works on the erg ("wake me up when it's all over... I didn't know I was lost")"

    Bastille - Pompeii
    "A great track for the erg, though some of the lyrics hit a little close to home."

    Capital Cities - Safe and Sound
    "Infectious groove and a horn section that features a killer hook... plus the title speaks to staying indoors and erging."

    Dvbbs - Tsunami
    "A real erg room banger."

    Eminem - Berserk
    "Fast and hard with a good rhythm for short pieces. It rocks the house."

    Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark
    "This one is great for when you reach the dark places at the end of a piece."

    Grouplove - Ways To Go
    "Great song for a 6k, and you always got a little bit longer!"

    Kanye West - Black Skinhead
    "This one's a bit rough and tumble but our team has found it works for just about any type of erg workout."

    Katy Perry - Dark Horse
    "I feel like a total badass cranking out an hour of power when this comes on. It's a perfect storm."

    Lady Gaga - Do What You Want
    "Because the erg does what it wants with my body."

    OneRepublic - Counting Stars
    "An upbeat song with great lyrics for the erg."

    Pitbull - Timber
    "This one has to be included as I hear it in the erg room every 20 minutes."

    Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
    "Hard bass for anaerobic threshold work."

    Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
    "This is one of my go to songs for those long steady state pieces."

    Zedd - Clarity
    "A dance track with a good beat."

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    Tom Rooks
    12/05/2014  7:32:18 PM
    I'm not sure if this is the spot for submissions. If so: Muse - Knights of Cydonia. It's 6:07 of intense driving rock. It has a great build and intense drive with a powerful finish (sort of a perfect 2k jam). It also has a crazy Planet of the Apes meets The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly vibe.

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