Here's row2k's list of the 15 erg songs for your winter 2015-2016 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-2014 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
Spotify playlist here plus check out the embedded player at right.
Andy Grammer - Honey, I'm Good
"I like this one in the beginning of a sprint for me because it keeps a quick tempo for the most part and then half-way through a long piece because it reenergizes me for the tough half-way point."
Demi Lovato - Confident
"It's a good upbeat song to keep you going through those long erg pieces."
Dillon Francis - Get Low
"On a low rate AT piece, when the entire erg room is going at the same rate, and this song drops the beat, the splits drop too."
Dorothy - Wicked Ones
"This song makes me feel so strong with every stroke and is so badass!"
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
"Not sure what it is about this song, but I just love when it comes on in the erg room."
Fall Out Boy - Centuries
"This track makes me think of leaving a legacy on machine and I just hammer down."
Flo Rida - GDFR
"That tempo seems perfect for us 'freaks' pulling on the erg"
Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly
"The beat is really awesome and the words a fun."
Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life
"The chorus just crushes it. Listen to it LOUD."
Pegboard Nerds - Emergency
"Th song is always in playlists. Sooooo good, makes you so pumped up"
Rachel Platten - Fight Song
"The lyrics and beat are inspirational and perfect for rowing."
Sage The Gemini - Gas Pedal
"Awesome for the start of a test piece but steady enough beat to work for a longer piece too. One can't help but drive those legs down a little harder into the footboards as the lyrics 'gas pedal' echo."
Shinedown - Cut The Cord
"Great, powerful track to get yourself totally pumped up."
The Struts - Could Have Been Me
"This one gives me an instant adrenaline rush on the erg!"
Timmy Trumpet - Freaks
"High energy and super heavy hitting."