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row2k's Winter Erg Playlist: 2014-2015
December 17, 2014
Erik Dresser, row2k.com

..because CRASH-Bs is only 74 days away

Here's row2k's list of the 15 erg songs for your winter 2014-2015 erg playlist.

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

  • All songs submitted by row2k readers
  • Each song is from the last year and a half, or so. Songs from pre-2013 were excluded
  • 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
  • Once again, no Miley Cyrus
  • Songs listed alphabetically by artist
  • A couple of honorable mentions:
    1. Not a song, but the Serial Podcast got several nominations
    2. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off. (Taylor pulling her entire catalog from Spotify just ruins everything)
  • Spotify playlist here plus check out the embedded player at right.

    Ariana Grande featuring Zedd - Break Free
    "The lyrics are perfect."
    -Zoe

    Calvin Harris featuring R3hab - Burnin
    "Great song to pump up the room in the middle of test week."
    -Zach

    Charli XCX - Boom Clap
    "I love this song for AT pieces. BOOM!"
    -Jessica

    Chromeo - Jealous (I Ain't With It)
    "GREAT beat!"
    -PJ

    Ella Henderson - Ghost
    "The beat is strong, the lyrics are relevant to rowing, and she's just awesome. Duh."
    -Maddie

    Grandtheft & Keys N Krates - Keep It 100
    "Rap, hip-hop, electronica, and all-around bad-ass song all in one."
    -Nicholas

    Imagine Dragons - Warriors
    "This song is so epic and it fills you up with a sense of power that pushes you to erg harder."
    -Julie

    Jessie J featuring 2 Chainz - Burnin' Up
    "This song has a sick beat and after a hard erg, we're definitely 'burnin up'!"
    -Lauren

    John Newman - Love Me Again
    "Great for steady state work when turned up loud. Plus the lyrics are ironic when sung to the erg you are on."
    -Mike

    Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
    "Because modern Motown with killer brass and bass lines make thousands of meters less boring."
    -Catie

    OneRepublic featuring Alesso - If I Lose Myself
    "The powerful beat and lyrics are great for erging."
    -Kendall

    Pitbull featuring John Ryan - Fireball
    "I don't know what it is about this song, but the meters just go by fast when this song is on."
    -Grant

    Röyksopp & Robyn - Do It Again
    "It's the perfect song for 2k training - it hurts, it feels wrong, but you just keep doing it again."
    -Joshua

    Run The Jewels featuring Zack De La Rocha - Close Your Eyes
    "This song is for anyone going through Rage Against The Machine withdrawals on the erg."
    -Ryan

    Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
    "This is a happy song that helps me get through the pain on the erg."
    -Heidi


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