2. Make Me Wanna Die by the Pretty Reckless. This song delivers, bouncing from sweet lows to muddy driving guitars and a thumping kick drum.
3. Locomotive by Big Wreck. I wouldn't be shocked to hear these guys were heavily influenced by Soundgarden, Candlebox, and Shinedown.
4. Bad Dream Mama by Eagles of Death Metal. These guys are very one dimensional, but they also bring such a cool, funky groove. Some of their more crowd friendly songs are Don't Speak I Came to Make a Bang, I Only Want You, I Got a Woman... I also love Kiss the Devil and Whorehoppin' (Shit, Goddam).
5. The Way You Used to Do by Queens of the Stone Age. Speaking of cool, funky grooves that get the head rocking. Josh Homme is actually a founding member of the Eagles of Death Metal.
6. Handwritten by Gaslight Anthem. Just a simple straight forward rocker. Brian Fallon is one of my favorite lyricists of our time. This song lands towards the top of his songs with Gaslight, though I like his solo work better.
7. One Big Holiday by My Morning Jacket. You won't find many MMJ jams on a workout playlist, if any aside from this one that sometimes barely makes the cut.
8. Son of "Cha" by Local H. I remember having such high hopes for these guys when their single Bound for the Floor broke. My hopes were misplaced, but I do love this song in the gym!
9. My My by Seven Mary Three. Another deep cut from a 90s one hit. Water's Edge still remains the favorite by these guys casually or in the gym. But this song is worthy of being thrown into the mix for variety.
10. I Walk Alone by Oleander. The song that sucked me in 21 years ago. These guys are so good but could just never break through.