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Kanye West's "Stronger" Crowned Greatest Workout Song of All Time in Gold's Gyms March Music Madness
Celebrities, Members and General Public Determine Ultimate Workout Song In First-Ever Battle of the iPod All Stars; 'Stronger' Bests 63 Other Popular Songs in Tournament Style Competition
"Stronger," West's 2007 hit from his "Graduation"
Hundreds of nominations from celebrities, fans of music and gym members alike were submitted from around the country. Sixty-
As part of the competition, Gold's Gym offered to donate $5,000 to the charity of choice of the person who nominated the winning song. The charities represented by each of the 64 songs spanned the gamut and added an extra layer of passion to the competition. For nominating the winning song, Gold's Gym will make a donation on behalf of Strahan to the Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical and humanitarian aid to those whose lives have been affected by famine, war, poverty or natural disaster.
"Music is such a huge part of the workout experience,"
"I was thrilled to hear that 'Stronger' won the March Music Madness Bracket Challenge," said Michael Strahan. "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. 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."
Other celebrities who took part in the charity-focused initiative included Will Ferrell, who nominated "Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic;
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