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HuffPost Workouts: Mind Over Matter

04/11/2012 12:47 pm ET | Updated Jun 11, 2012
  • Val Chmerkovskiy World Champion Latin and Ballroom Dancer, 'Dancing With the Stars'

Music is a very powerful tool when it comes to taking an individual to a "different place." This playlist is a compilation of songs that trigger certain memories and also entice emotions that take me to a place that helps me cope with a grueling workout. Whether a song reminds me of a struggle or a triumphant moment in my life, my music gets my "mind" to overcome any "matter."

  • Nas -- Affirmative Action
  • Queen -- We Will Rock You
  • Notorious BIG -- Hypnotyze
  • 2Pac -- Hit em up
  • Fugees -- Ready or Not
  • Sublime -- What I Got
  • Foo Fighters -- Best of You
  • Skrillex -- Bangarang
  • Fugees -- The Score
  • Queen -- Another One Bites The Dust
  • White Stripes -- Seven Nation Army
  • Lil Wayne -- Kobe Bryant
  • Drake -- HYFR
  • Stromae -- Alors on Danse
  • French Montana -- Shot Caller
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers -- Scar Tissue
  • MGMT -- Kids
  • The Heavy -- How You Like Me Now
  • The Proclaimers -- I'm Gonna Be
  • Led Zeppelin -- Whole Lotta Love

For more music, check out the rest of the HuffPost Workouts series here.