The Great Southern Trendkill by Pantera might be the best song you could ever add to a running mix for two reasons:
1) Motivation. If you’ve been running for a while, you might think, “I’m going to take a breather and walk for a bit.” If that line of thought occurs when this song starts, you are immediately forced to go back to running.
First, because the song is too intense and awesome, you feel like you’d be letting the song down by walking (somewhat ironic, given their track “Walk”).
Secondly, no matter how irrational this fear is, you can’t help but shake the thought that if you give up and stop running, Phil Anselmo will run up from behind and beat you to a pulp.
2) It makes for some of the best shuffle transitions ever. I’ve got over a thousand songs on my running mix, of all varieties. So it is quite a jarring change when ending of some light, poppier song like Interesting Drug by Morrissey or Emergency! Emergency! by The Promise Ring is immediately interrupted by the guttural opening “bbghghghghghAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!” opening scream of Trendkill.
I know I’m a few weeks late for this – but since so many people make losing weight their New Year’s resolution, I figured this would be a handy tip. Add Great Southern Trendkill to your playlist and watch the pounds melt off!