Kanye West’s ‘Stronger’ Named Top Workout Song
The fitness establishment conducted its first ever March Music Madness competition -- a nationwide poll of its customers -- and asked celebrities to come up with a bracket filled with 64 popular tracks. "I was thrilled to hear that 'Stronger' won the March Music Madness Bracket Challenge," said former New York Giants player Michael Strahan, who nominated West's song."
Hundreds of songs were submitted by celebs, music fans and gym members, while over 20,000 votes were tabulated. 'Stronger' made it to the "final four" alongside Eminem's 'Lose Yourself,' Black Eyed Peas' 'Boom Boom Pow,' and Gun N' Roses 'Welcome to the Jungle.' Gold's Gym also offered the person who selected the winning song to receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice.
"The song brings back great memories of Super Bowl XLII (The New York Giants came out to 'Stronger' before beating the New England Patriots 17-14) and is still on my iPod everyday in the gym," Strahan continued. "What's even more special is that I get to share this win with my friend Sammy Arthur, with the proceeds going to his charity, The Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation."
The non-profit organization offers both medical and humanitarian aid to those ravaged by famine, natural disaster, war, and poverty.
'Stronger' appeared on the Chicago emcee's 2007 release 'Graduation,' the single peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts.