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More Music For Losers!

Lyndsey Parker
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The Biggest Loser: Families premieres tonight, and while I'm not the biggest fan of that hokey Biggest Loser theme song "Proud" (you know, the "what have you done today to make you feel proud?" anthem that kinda/sorta sounds like something out of a prescription-drug commercial), I must say I was pleasantly surprised when I got a sneak peek at the favorite workout songs by the show's cast members--first by the trainers and host (see this other playlist blog), and now by the show's contestants thmselves.

Old-school Outkast? Keane? Duffy? M.I.A.? Classic Cult and Clash? Sam Sparro, who actually features on several of the contestants' playlists? Well, color me impressed. These songs might even motivate me to dust off the old stairstepper machine I've been using as a coatrack and work up a sweat of my own.

I feel especially motivated to borrow Ed Brantley's iPod, since his workout soundtrack includes not only the aforementioned Sam Sparro and M.I.A. but also Air, David Bowie, the Chemical Brothers, MGMT, the Flaming Lips, and the White Stripes. The guy's got exquisite taste! So I'm already rooting for him to win the show, of course. Anyone who works out to the Flaming Lips has my full support.

So without further ado, here are the personal workout mixes by this season's The Biggest Loser: Families contenders...

Outkast - "B.O.B."
Rihanna - "Shut Up And Drive"
Sean Paul - "Temperature"
Ciara - "Like A Boy"
Justin Timberlake - "LoveStoned"
Mary J. Blige - "Just Fine"
Mint Condition -" Golddigger"
The Go-Go's - "Head Over Heels"

Lil' Wayne - "3 Peat"
U2 - "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Jay-Z - "Takeover"
The Clash - "Rock The Casbah"
Bone Thugs N Harmony - "C-Town"
Depeche Mode - "Policy Of Truth"
Alice In Chains - "Them Bones"
The B-52's - "Rock Lobster"
Bone Thugs N Harmony - "East 1999"

Sam Sparro - "Black & Gold"
M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
Air - "Cherry Blossom Girl"
David Bowie - "Star Man"
The Chemical Brothers - "Get Yourself High"
Masta Killa, Ol' Dirty Bastard & RZA - "Old Man"
A Tribe Called Quest - "Electric Relaxation"
MGMT - "Electric Feel"
The Flaming Lips - "The W.A.N.D."
The White Stripes - "Icky Thump"

Michael Jackson - "Man In The Mirror"
Sam Sparro - "Black & Gold"
Lupe Fiasco - "Superstar"
Heather Small - "Proud" (why, Heba, why?)
Rascal Flatts - "Stand"
Trey Anastasio - "Shine"
Dave Matthews Band - "Everyday"
Kanye West - "Touch The Sky"
Fergie - "Glamorous"
Marvin Gaye - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

Sam Sparro - "Black & Gold"
Madonna - "Give It 2 Me"
Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up"
M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
Sam Sparro - "21st Century Life"
Rihanna -"Disturbia"
Ne-Yo - "Closer"
Duffy - "Mercy"
Paramore - "crushcrushcrush"
Mariah Carey - "Migrate"

Earth, Wind & Fire - "Boogie Wonderland"
The O'Jays - "I Love Music"
Earth, Wind & Fire - "Let's Groove"
Heatwave - "Boogie Nights"
The Trammps - "Disco Inferno"
Earth, Wind & Fire - "September"
The Miracles - "Love Machine"
Earth, Wind & Fire - "Fantasy"

Jay-Z & Eminem - "Renegade"
Eminem - "Soldier"
Busta Rhymes & Linkin Park - "We Made It"
Linkin Park - "Numb"
Yung Joc - "It's Goin' Down"
Eminem - "Without Me"
50 Cent - "I Get Money"
Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life"
Eminem - "Cleaning Out My Closet"

Rascal Flatts - "It Feels Like Today"
Rascal Flatts - "Stand"
Rascal Flatts - "I'm Movin' On"
Missy Elliott - "Work It"
Nelly with Murphy Lee - "Shake Your Tailfeather"

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Lupe Fiasco - "Superstar"
Heather Small - "Proud" (why, Amy, why?)
Baby Bash - "Cyclone"
Kanye West - "Stronger"
Natasha Bedingfield - "Pocketful Of Sunshine"

Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"
John Mayer - "Free Fallin'"
Keane - "Everybody's Changing"
Chris Brown - "Forever"
The Killers - "Read My Mind"
My Chemical Romance - "Welcome To The Black Parade"
Duffy - "Mercy"
Maroon 5 with Rihanna - "If I Never See Your Face Again"
Edwin McCain - "Gramercy Park Hotel"

Rihanna - "Disturbia"
Rihanna - "Shut Up And Drive"
Lil' Mama - "Shawty Get Loose"
Lady GaGa - "Just Dance"
Michael Jackson - "Man In The Mirror"
Miley Cyrus - "See You Again"
Kanye West - "Stronger"
Rascal Flatts - "Life Is A Highway"
Sam Sparro - "Black & Gold"
Imogen Heap - "Hide & Seek"

Linkin Park & Jay-Z - "Numb/Encore"
Information Society - "What's On Your Mind (Pure Energy)"
Tonic - "If You Could Only See"
Alice In Chains - "Man In The Box"
Moby - "Bodyrock"
The Prodigy - "Minefields"

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The Crystal Method - "Busy Child"
The Cult - "Wild Flower"
Vast - "Touched"

Sam Sparro - "Black & Gold"
Three 6 Mafia - "Lolli Lolli"
Rihanna - "Disturbia"
Pink - "So What"
Pussycat Dolls - "When I Grow Up"
Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold"
Lady GaGa - "Just Dance"
Kardinal Offishall with Akon - "Dangerous"
Britney Spears - "Break The Ice"
Flo Rida - "In The Ayer"

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