Music Monday: Fitness Week

by Scott Lydon

Happy Music Monday! This week the is celebrating Fitness Week, as the idea of being fit overwhelms all our normal programming. Scott's put down the potato chips and went hunting for five songs about sports, just to get us all being active. Let's begin with a slow warm-up here...

Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer


Not really the music you'd expect anyone to walk into Madison Square Garden to, but still, nice enough, right? There's nothing more lovely and mysterious than an old fighter. And yet, even an old fighter is probably in respectable shape. Don't challenge him. He'll sit you down on your butt.

Jumping is healthy exercise! So see you after the jump.

Kurtis Blow - Basketball


There was a time when rap wasn't about how tough you were, it was about how smart you were. Okay, well, it was also about how tough you were too. Maybe that's why Kurtis Blow, one of rap's pioneers, focused on his love for one of the toughest sports.

The Business - Maradona NSFW due to sports profanity


This catchy, high-energy song is entirely because one soccer player beat a team The Business supported. To be fair The Hand Of God goal was pretty much blatant cheating in a World Cup, so it's hard not to be on the side of The Business in this one. Even if they did write a song about it twice.

Flying Lotus - Table Tennis


Don't you EVEN say ping pong isn't a sport, or you'll have to answer to an army of Woot ping pong fanatics. We have tiny paddles AND WE'RE NOT SCARED TO USE THEM!!!!

Freddie McGregor - Jogging


It always helps to be in shape when a crisis comes. Today, you download apps to help you run away from imaginary zombies. Back in the day, it was Armageddon. This reggae song smoothly reminds joggers to stay on the righteous track, lest they jog astray into Babylon, where no roads are paved. Good advice, really. And a nice cool down song.

Whew! Good workout, everyone! Now hit the showers, get changed, then visit our room and the regular Music Monday enjoyment. Also, let us just remind you: some images come from the corresponding Wikipedia page and are here under fair use.