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."