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Fight Walk-In Rock Playlist

During my second fight I had really wanted some calm, soothing music to keep my heart rate under control during the long hours of waiting before I actually entered the arena to get in ring. That playlist was called “The Unexpected Bell” (since I didn’t know I was going to fight until the day of) and it worked, completely and totally.

So naturally as I prepped for fight number three I created a similar, calm and quiet — even inspiring! — playlist. Since I was fighting in Atlanta, I called the list “Coollanta” and I filled it with Paul Simon, Manhattan Transfer, Luciano Pavarotti, and the like.

As it turned out, the Coollanta playlist was a complete flop. I didn’t want “calm” at all. I wanted hype.

So when I returned, I made the list I wished I’d had, and it includes my walk in music for that fight, which was Mötley Crüe’s “Kickstart My Heart” (I love you Nikki Sixx!). This still isn’t the playlist I really want it to be, but I have time before my next fight, which is slated for August 2011, to refine.

Meanwhile, here’s some of the list in its early form. I call it “Walk In Rock.” These are actually in order of how many times I’ve played them on my Shuffle. I’ve kept it well-known old school, but I may make a back-up list with more deep cuts from the 80s. Stuff like King Kobra and W.A.S.P. and Kix.

If you have some great hair metal to suggest, please tell me in the comments so I can get this bad girl hot and blistering before the next fight. Otherwise, enjoy. Fight update coming soon.

Walk In Rock

Back In Black, AC/DC
Heavy Metal, Sammy Hagar
Rock You Like a Hurricane, Scorpions
Down on Me, Jackyl
Turn Me Loose, Loverboy
Crazy Train, Ozzy Osbourne
Coming of Age, Damn Yankees
Tie Your Mother Down, Queen
Sweet Emotion, Aerosmith
Youth Gone Wild, Skid Row
You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC
Walk this Way, Aerosmith
Unskinny Bop, Poison
Paradise City, Guns N’ Roses
Nothing But A Good Time, Poison
Love In An Elevator, Aerosmith
Living After Midnight, Judas Priest
Once Bitten Twice Shy, Great White
Bang Your Head, Quiet Riot
Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi
Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns N’ Roses
Lick It Up, Kiss
Kickstart My Heart, Mötley Crüe
Fly By Night, Rush
Super Freak, Rick James
Celebrity Skin, Hole
Rockin’ Into the Night, .38 Special
Boom, P.O.D.
Breadfan, Metallica
Primal Scream, Mötley Crüe
Shout at the Devil, Mötley Crüe
Dr Feelgood, Mötley Crüe
Over Now, Alice In Chains
Again, Alice In Chains
Take It Off, The Donnas
You Wanna Get Me High, The Donnas
Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin
Crazy Train, Ozzy Osbourne
Iron Man, Ozzy Osbourne
Don’t Stop Me Now, Queen
Hell Yeah, Rev Theory
Dragula, Rob Zombie
Spookshow Baby, Rob Zombie
Light Up, Styx

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10 Responses to Fight Walk-In Rock Playlist

  1. David July 4, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Ride by Ty Tabor
    Dogman by King’s X
    I’m Broken by Pantera

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 5, 2011 at 10:24 am #

      Ah, a Ty Tabor fan. I like both of those. I haven’t listened to much Pantera even though they were an incredible group. (That whole Nathan Gale thing was just super creepy.) The Metal Head Baby video cracks me up. Have you seen it?

      • David July 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

        Brilliant video, I love it! I see your point about Nathan Gale; I got to meet Dime a few times (I have good friends in the music industry) and he was as nice as he was talented. What a shame. btw, love your blog.

        • Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 9, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

          Music industry connections, that’s so cool!

          And thanks for the blog salute. I love getting to know readers via the comments here — makes the world just a bit more connected for me. So glad you stopped by and let me know you’re here.

  2. Darcyjo July 5, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Not being a metalhead myself, I was actually tickled to see some songs that I really loved, growing up. Guess I’m not quite the person I thought I was. 🙂

    Think this calls for a trip to iTunes for a few downloads.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 5, 2011 at 10:44 am #

      I’m not surprised at all, Darcyjo. If you were alive at all during the 80s you heard a bunch of these songs. (Shoot, my kids weren’t alive during the 80s and they know most of these because so many of these artists were on Guitar Hero. Well, and their dad’s was in an 80s rock band. And they hear it on our playlists. Anyway.)

      The artists were pretty mainstream even in the 80s, and got lots of radio airtime. They sort of entered your consciousness even if you didn’t consider yourself a metalhead.

      Have fun downloading!

  3. Amy Scheer July 5, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    I think you’ve about got them covered. Tonight I tried driving in to boxing (just practice) to calmer music than my usual Eminem, and I was surprised how much it put me in the right frame of mind (who was it? can’t think of his name. get him confused with Damien Rice all the time.)

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 6, 2011 at 9:21 am #

      It’s weird how we need different kinds of music depending on our frame of mind, isn’t it? Music is the language of my heart; it impacts the things I do far more than I typically expect.

  4. Amy Green July 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    oooh, someone is a Motley Crue FAN! When I work out w Michaella, she has a great CD we use, with everything from Kesha to Eminem and a few others.

    • Lisa Creech Bledsoe July 8, 2011 at 11:04 am #

      And it fires you up, right? Sometime you should ask Michaella to let you write down some of your faves from her CDs so you can send out a fresh boxing playlist for us all.

      Yes, I do love the Crüe, and Nikki is easy on my eyes, too. 🙂

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