Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up Rock Music

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

Mar 21

Are you ready to rock?  It’s time for Tunes Tuesday hosted by Kimberly at Kooky Runner, Steffany at Run Steff Run and me!  The theme this week is pump-up music, and I’m going to switch things up and share some jams to rock out to!

In case you’ve missed it, here are my previous pump up-themed Tunes Tuesday posts:

Every Tuesday we’ll be sharing our favorite music with a different theme each week.  We hope it’ll be a fun way to find new music to listen to and also get to know each other a little bit better!

I’m also joining Erika, Patty, and Marcia for Tuesdays on the Run!

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Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up Rock Music

If you’re surprised that I even like rock music, I don’t blame you for that reasoning, but I’m a student of all different genres of music!  In light of the recent passing of rock ‘n roll legend Chuck Berry, I thought it was time to show some rock appreciation on a Tunes Tuesday post!

How was I exposed to rock music?  The radio, TRL in the early 2000’s, playing Guitar Hero and Rock Band on the Wii/XBox, and playing various rock classics in my college pep band.  Rock is such a broad genre and covers so many different styles.  There’s the laidback stuff, the really intense angry stuff, meaningful lyrics, and straight-up stoned nonsense.  I tried to show some variety in my pump up playlist, but it’s really scratching the surface! One thing I know for sure is that rock music has a special way of really getting you hyped up!

Just hit shuffle and enjoy some more of my Tunes Tuesday Pump Up Music, this week featuring rock!

Featured Artists:  Let’s Rock!

If you need some rock songs to get you pumped out, check out this playlist! You can find a new playlist every week on Tunes Tuesday at! Add these songs to your running playlist!

Chuck Berry – Johnny B. Goode:  Yes, this song always makes me think of Back to the Future, one of my all-time favorite movies!  I had to give props to the originator of rock!

Linkin Park – Faint:  This song always pumps me up!  This is probably the only rock concert I’d want to go to and hopefully come back in one piece, haha!

Papa Roach – Last Resort:  Thank TRL for me knowing the words to this song, haha!

Queen – We Will Rock You:  An absolute classic still played at every sports event to get the crowd hype!

The Strokes – Reptilia:  One of my favorite songs to play on Guitar Hero, LOL!

Pearl Jam – Even Flow:  How about a little bit of grunge music?  Great song!

You may also like:  Tunes Tuesday: Random One Hit Wonders

Metallica – Enter Sandman:  I tend to enjoy the slower Metallica tunes (like Nothing Else Matters) but this is such a great song to get you amped up!

System of a Down – Chop Suey!:  If you were expecting this song on my playlist, I’m very impressed!  Used to love this song back in the day!

blink-182 – The Rock Show:  Remember when these guys were hugely popular?  I had to show them some love!

AC/DC – Back in Black:  Classic!  I really need to check out more of their tunes!

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine: I have to admit that I learned about this song by playing it in the pep band in college.  Always fun!

Muse – Uprising:  I absolutely love Muse!  I need to just dedicate a whole day to listening to them.  This is one of my favorites.

Limp Bizkit – Rollin’:  Remember these guys?  OMG!  I don’t even know what to say, lol!

Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime:  Coldplay is more of a slower tempo rock band but I do love their upbeat songs too!

Join Us Every Tuesday and Share Your Tunes!

  1. Write your post on the topic of the week. You can also include a playlist focusing on the week’s topic!
  2. Link back to KookyRunner, Run Steff Run and Run With No Regrets. Make sure you mention the link up, you never know who is reading and would love to join in on the fun!
  3. Add your link to the link up at one of our blogs.  Please remember to post the link to your actual post and not just your blog, it makes things a lot easier!
  4. Make sure you visit the other posts in the linkup and leave a comment! This is about building a community and showing the other bloggers how much you appreciate them joining the link up!

For this specific link up we will operate on a four-week schedule. Each week will have a specific theme. You can take the theme any way you choose, be creative and just have fun with it!

  • First Tuesday – Motivation Music (Music that inspires you)
  • Second Tuesday – Random Music (One-Hit Wonders, Dance Songs, etc.)
  • Third Tuesday – Pump Up Music (Fast-paced jams that get your heart pumping!)
  • Fourth Tuesday – Your Current Favorite Music (Favorite song, band, music artist or type of music)  Next week’s theme!
  • In a month with five Tuesdays, we’ll have a free week!

What rock songs get you pumped up?  What’s your favorite type of rock music?

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