15 of the Best Workout Songs

1988 Aerobics Dancers Perform to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off”

Got a little jiggle around the middle? It’s time to shake it off, shake it off with this awesome playlist of the 15 Best Workout Songs of 2014. We’ve gathered hitmakers, chartbreakers, and booty-shakers from the worlds of rap (Eminem, Lil Jon), funk (Bruno Mars), dance (Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers), country (Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert) and alt rock (Big Data, Linkin Park, Walk the Moon) to name-drop a few.

So get ready to pump up those lats and pecs. We recommend starting with Workout Song No. 1 and sweating it out from there. Don’t have one of these tracks in your music library? Browse our MyMusicCloud Music Store and download it to your account within seconds. Now, make like Britney, and get to Work, B**ch!

1. “Dangerous” – Big Data featuring Joywave
2. “A Light That Never Comes” – Linkin Park & Steve Aoki
3. “Fireball” – Pitbull featuring John Ryan
4. “Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
5. “Detroit Vs. Everybody” – Eminem, Big Sean, Royce da 5’9”, Danny Brown, Trick Trick and Dej Loaf
6. “Turn Down for What” – Lil Jon & DJ Snake
7. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
8. “#Selfie” – The Chainsmokers
9. “Bang Bang” – Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj
10. “Shake it Off” – Taylor Swift
11. “Somethin’ Bad” – Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert
12. “That’s My Kind of Night” – Luke Bryan
13. “Come with Me Now” – Kongos
14. “Centuries” – Fall Out Boy
15. “Shut Up and Dance” — Walk the Moon

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The Newest Music & Dance VideoGames for 2014

Know someone who can’t resist busting a move in your living room to “The Fox” by Ylvis? Or who loves to blast their music while playing Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien?

Get ready to blow their minds. Several fun new synchronized music and dance videogames were unveiled last week at this summer’s annual video game-a-palooza, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as “E3.” Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo and all the big videogame console producers were there showing off their upcoming fall and holiday titles. Some of them are even available for smartphones. Here’s what’s happening in the music and dance games category:

Dance Central SpotlightThe super-popular dance-along videogame series is releasing its newest installment this fall. Dance Central Spotlight includes 10 new songs, like Pharrell’s “Happy” and Kid Ink’s “Show Me,” along with eight choreographed dance routines for each. Each week, the console downloads more popular songs. Available September 2014 only on the Xbox One from Harmonix.

Just Dance 2015 & Just Dance Now – Much like Dance Central, Just Dance 2015 is the newest motion-sensor-driven videogame to combine popular music with choreography and competition. It includes popular features like the massive multiplayer World Dance Floor, video snippet creator Autodance and singalong Karaoke. New songs for October 2014 include “Happy” by Pharrell, “Problem” by Ariana Grande Ft. Iggy Azalea, “The Fox” by Ylvis and “I Love It” by Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX. Plus, Just Dance is going mobile with the Just Dance Now app. Smartphone users will also be able to download the app on their iPhone®, iPod touch® or Android™ device; visit Just DanceNow.com on any Internet-connected screen; and get ready to jam as soon as your phone syncs up. Available October 2014 on all platforms from Ubisoft.

Record Run – This rhythm-running app game combines fun sidewalk obstacles to run and jump over with songs from your own smartphone music library. Pick your rock-and-roll avatar and gather virtual vinyl records to unlock backstage passes and more prizes (fees apply). Available for free here for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phones from Harmonix.

Watch “The Fox” on Just Dance 2015

The Best and Silliest New Holiday Songs of 2013

It’s been 19 years since Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” hit the malls, so if all you want for the holidays is some new music to go with your peppermint mocha latte, you’re in luck. MyMusicCloud is putting some fa-la-la-la-fun into your earbuds with these new 2013 holiday albums to download to your holiday playlist.

First, Mariah’s heir apparent, Ariana Grande, has been releasing a new holiday tune each Tuesday this season to promote her upcoming 4-song album Christmas Kisses, out this week. They are:  “Love is Everything,” a remake of the Wham! Boys’ “Last Christmas,” (hear it below) followed by the breathy “Snow in California” and a cover of “Santa Baby,” just out this past Tuesday.

Also in the mistletoe mood are Mary J. Blige (A Mary Christmas), British sensation Susan Boyle (Home for Christmas), a ccapella stars Pentatonix with a “Deluxe Edition” of their 2012 PTXmas album featuring two new recordings of “Little Drummer Boy” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” and the bearded dudes from “The Duck Dynasty” singing “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Camouflage and Christmas” alongside country stars like Luke Bryan and Josh Turner (don’t laugh, “Duck the Halls” has reached Billboard’s No. 4 spot).

But pop queen Kelly Clarkson is outshining everyone with her Wrapped in Red holiday album, featuring remixes of standards like “Silent Night” (with pals Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood) and “Please Come Home for Christmas,” plus a swing-y “My Favorite Things” and new songs “Underneath the Tree” and “Wrapped in Red.”

If you prefer your yuletide fun with a Hanukkah spin, watch Elizabeth Chan’s “Fa La La” below. The marketing exec quit her career just to write holiday songs, and her corny homemade music video features dreidels and blue-and-white suited Santa Clauses getting down. There’s also the LOL “Thanksgivvukkah Song,” which rhapsodizes about “turkey-shaped menorahs” and “Pilgrims and Maccabees.”

Enjoy these new holiday favorites below, and learn how to make your own playlist on MyMusicCloud  …

Ariana Grande’s “Last Christmas”

“The Thanksgivukkah Song”

Elizabeth Chan’s “Fa La La”

Making of the “Duck the Halls” Album with the Robertsons