Underwater Audio Music: Monthly Exercise Playlist

Welcome to Underwater Audio's blog feature: Monthly Exercise Playlist! Every month, we'll be providing a customized playlist, complete with information on where to purchase the songs and, since we're big believers in the power of music in exercise, ideas on how to use them in your workout. Do you have a favorite song, album, or playl...

Back to School Playlist

Though it's not the beginning of the calendar year, for many students, parents, and teachers it's the beginning of a new school year! Saying goodbye to sun, swimming, and freedom is hard. And trading that in for hitting the books can seem even more discouraging, but we know how much music can influence the mind when you need a litt...

70’s & 80’s Summer Road Trip Playlist

We're in the thick of summer now, and for many people, that means time to hit the highways for a road trip. Whether you're going to visit family, go on a weekend getaway or taking a trip across the country, music is a must for every road trip! It makes the time go by faster, keeps you awake and can even fill in the awkward silences...
Exercise Playlist

Create a Custom Exercise Playlist That Works

Make your music work for you and create a custom exercise playlist that actually helps. Music while you exercise can work for you or against you. And while running to music is far from a revolutionary idea, music can help you get more out of your workout whatever your activity. So whether you're a swimmer, a biker, a kickboxer, or an...

Billion Dollar Playlist

Over an hour long, with a good build up, nice intervals in intensity, a solid finale and a couple cool down/stretching songs; this playlist will keep you going your whole workout. One might even say it's worth its weight in gold. With the usual format (Title - Artist Duration | BPM), links to iTunes, and the Spotify playlist be...

Irish Drinking Songs

With St. Paddy's day coming up, I couldn't resist the opportunity to share one of my musical guilty pleasures: Irish drinking songs. I'm not a drinker, my husband's the same, and we're teaching our kids to avoid alcohol entirely. AND YET, we have habit of listening to pub songs about alcohol - with the kids, no less! - on Saturday...

(Anti)Love: Valentine’s Day Playlists

Valentine's Day: Love it or hate it Valentine's Day. Here in the US of A, it has become a day rife with expectations. Show someone you love them! With, naturally, gifts: chocolates, flowers, cards, expensive meals, even jewelry. On the one hand: how great is that? Get gifts, celebrate your beloved, revel in the life-affirming mi...

The History of Portable Music: Tech King

Ever wondered how technology and music have evolved to what it is today? The last 15 years or so we've had iPods and other advanced, compact listening devices that only continue to improve. What about before that though? What had to happen so that we have the personal music listening experience that we enjoy today? Music has becom...
Symptoms of SAD

Use Music to Beat the Winter Blues

The Winter Blues: for me, they always seem to hit hardest after the holidays. The decorations are down, the extra lights are off, and the vacation is over, but we're still in the thick of winter. The days are still short, the weather (here, anyway) is still keeping us indoors more often than not, and Spring Break seems so very f...

Wake Up! January Playlist

    It's that time of year. Everyone has made their New Year's Resolutions, diligently stuck to them for a few weeks, and then real life starts to kick those carefully thought out resolutions through the door. Motivation has sunken down and it's starting to seem like a New Year's Resolution just wasn't meant to ha...