Twisted Mix Tape 44 – Get MOVING!

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I hate to exercise. And also – I hate to exercise.

One day I realized, exercising wasn’t that bad if I could do it with Richard Simmons, because HE LOVES ME. He does! He told me all the time, RIGHT TO MY FACE.

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And you know what? He loves you too. Really. Richard Simmons became my reason for exercising, who wouldn’t want to boogie down with a guy who told you how beautiful you looked? And how hard you were working, and that you could do it! Every five minutes?

FYI, conversation with Isaiah:

Mom, is that a lady?
No Isaiah, that’s a man.
No it’s not Mommy, look he has boobies.
No sweetie, those aren’t boobies, it just looks like that because he is wearing a tank top.
Mommy. That is a LADY.
Baby, he has hair on his chest. He’s a man.
I don’t believe you.

In 2009 I suffered an ankle injury making it impossible for me to continue my wonderful sojourn with Richard, I can call him that you know, we are old friends.

At best, I can walk. Lame. Oh and yes, I did suffer that injury doing my Richard Simmons – I don’t blame you Richard.

I have one more surgery to go before I can join you again, but until then, I use my favorite songs from your workouts to motivate me while I walk.

I’ll Be Back Richard, I promise You

Boogie Fever – The Sylvers (yes this is one big family) I’ve got Boogie Fever! Do you have Boogie Fever?! Come on! Let’s get Boogie Fever and boogie down together! You’re doing great! Let’s boogie!


Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Come on! You know you can do it! Come on, hit me! – Pat Benatar


(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty – K.C. & The Sunshine Band Come ON! Get up with us! SHAKE THAT BOOTY!


Boogie, Oogie, Oogie – Taste of Honey – Come on! Get up on the floor! You can do it! You’re not too cool to boogie!!! Boogie with us!


Maniac – Michael Sembello You’re a Maniac! Come on Dance! You can do it! Dance like you’ve never danced before!!!


If you don’t feel like working out now! Well. I got nothing.

On that note!

These are the rules. Five songs (do your best to stick to it, I really do listen to every mix and I don’t want you to wait). Stick to the theme (as best you can). Try and check out at least two of the other players or more! (everyone wants to share their tunes with you).

Create a mix, not a “hey look at all the cool songs I know” we’re not snobs, if you were our best bud and you were gonna make us a tape, what would it be? And share this party so more people will play next week!

Do me a favor, if you’re a veteran, try to visit at least one person you’ve never visited before.



And now, The List of all Lists

February 11 – Love to Love you baby. (Or friend or kid or dog or cat, whatever)
February 18 – We’re back to your choice, play us what you want, we’ll listen!
February 25 – Guilty Pleasures-the songs and or groups that you hate to admit that you love… (Thank you Sarah from The Sadder but Wiser Girl)
March 4 – If My Life Had A Soundtrack…
March 11 – Great Cover Songs
March 18 – If I’m at a Party I Better Hear this Song! (in honor of St Pat’s)
March 25 – Forbidden Love (you choose why it’s forbidden!)
April 1 – In honor of April Fool’s (also because it’s been 6 weeks) YOUR CHOICE! What do you want to spin for us?


If you’re still here, thanks! I would love it if you checked out my music site, Raised on the Radio where a bunch of regular people get to share their passion for music. Got something you want to share? Contact me to guest post!






26 thoughts on “Twisted Mix Tape 44 – Get MOVING!

  1. “Maniac”….oh…Flashdance, how I loved it. They just took it off Netflix. An act of cruelty. I hate exercising too. Today i was bound and determined that I would begin my intensive workout regimen at the gym. And then we had a snow day. Oops. Oh well…tomorrow…

    • Oh I know Linda! Flashdance was awesome! I remember when I first started doing it with Richard, I used to laugh so hard. Then I would get so into it. Now I’m just sad…. OK not really. But I hate exercising again! Good job trying! Maybe tomorrow? LOL

  2. Greta workout sampling here and I will say when I see Richard Simmons, I think of General Hospital, which he was on when I was a kid and my used to watch with her. So just brought back great memories tonight 🙂

  3. I have to share. RIchard Simmons was on my plane en route to LAX from NYC back in the day. I was only 12 at the time and I remember telling my mom “I bet the person next to him was looking for his seat & Richard said ‘yoooo hoooo! Over heeeerrreee’ ” in my best impression. Hey, I was 12.

    I love Boogie Oogie Oogie! It always makes me happy.

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    • Yes! Why do I feel like the inner you is coming out more and more Dream? We have been a little too simpatico lately. I mean that in a good way you know.

  5. Ah! I love Pat Benatar. I have this one and “Love is a Battlefield” on my running mix forever … and Love is a Battlefield is the one that kept me running an extra 5 minutes last Saturday so win!

    I also love Maniac. But I don’t “get” Richard. I think maybe I’m a generation down. I get the “you rock it girl!” vibe. But he’s still just a bit … much for me.

    • Oh don’t get me wrong Louise, Richard is a LOT much, but when you hate to work out, it’s so much better when you can be amused!

  6. Love the convo about Richard. I have a tough time taking him seriously – I need Jillian Michaels “mean-ness” to keep me focused, I just can’t stop watching him long enough to do the workout – he’s mesmerizing – I’m not sure that’s a good thing!!

    • Stephanie he is totally mesmerizing! And all his glittery tank tops, the sparkle is so captivating! But I don’t like mean. I give up when someone is mean. I need the love. You should check out his website it is awesome!

  7. So, we share a hate for exercising ….AND adding Maniac to our lists this week. I do love this list a lot… you chose songs from a genre I would normally pick from. I went a different direction this week though. (and now…and now, I have “Shake Shake, Shake…..Shake, Shake Shake….Shake your booty… Shake your booootay…” Thanks.) 😉

  8. Fire Away…I love that Pat Benetar song and have since I remember! Thanks for sharing with us! (Now I’m laying out my yoga mat.) happy Tuesday!

  9. Richard Simmons! Now there’s a blast from the past. You know, I can’t remember the last time I saw him anywhere but he sure is great for entertainment value! Love your mix, too! Maniac is now added to my running list…I had forgotten all about that one!

  10. I’m linking and running, I admit it! It’s past midnight, so the only motivation I need right now is my pillow. I’ll be back in the AM though to catch up.

  11. While I was never a fan of Richard Simmons, that “Boogle Fever” clip had me grinning. I used to watch Soul Train with my grandma when I was a kid. I enjoyed the other boogie-related songs too 🙂

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