Just what's on Michael Phelps' iPod anyway?

Just what's on Michael Phelps' iPod anyway?

Summary: I don't know about you but I've been spending a lot of time enjoying the Michael Phelps Show, er, Summer Olympics this week.One thing that piqued my interested was the world's greatest athlete's choice in music player.

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Just whatÂ’s on Michael PhelpsÂ’ iPod anyway?I don't know about you but I've been spending a lot of time enjoying the Michael Phelps Show, er, Summer Olympics this week.

One thing that piqued my interested was the world's greatest athlete's choice in music player. In practically every shot of him at the pool Phelps can be seen wearing the iconic white earbuds that are attached to, what else, but an Apple iPod.

So what does the human dolphin listen to before winning Olympic gold medals and breaking world records?

According to the Today Show on 12 August, 2008:

What did I have on today? I think I had Lil Wayne, "I'm Me." I think I had that on there

Roger Catlin makes some inferences on 10 August 10, 2008:

Before his 400 meter individual medley in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Michael Phelps was listening to Eminem's "Till I Collapse" on his ever-present iPod to help him focus. What's he listening to as he wins gold in Beijing? Nobody has said for certain, but he has said in his own website that he was listening to Young Jeezy at the World Championships in Melbourne. If he was still listening to Young Jeezy in China, the applicable titles might have been:

  • "The Inspiration (Follow Me)"
  • "Soul Survivor"
  • "Tear It Up"
  • "Let's Get It / Sky's the Limit"
  • "Get Ya Mind Right"
  • "I Love It"
  • "Go Getta"
  • "Thug Motivation 101"
  • "And Then What"

12/8 Terra weighs in on 8 August, 2008 with some selections from Phelps Hit List on Rhapsody which includes the following tracks:

  1. Overnight Celebrity by Twista
  2. Burn by Usher
  3. Roses by Outkast
  4. 'Till I Collapse by Eminem
  5. Smile by G Unit

Regardless of the music Phelps is an obvious phenom, up there with Tiger, Jordan and Gretzky. Apple should step up and offer him a nice contract to endorse the iPod – and they should do it now before Nike signs him up to a long term exclusive endorsement deal.

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  • Just what's on Michael Phelps' iPod anyway?

    That is just sad that people would obsess over whats on his iPod. If I was him I'd say "porn, lots and lots of porn". You'd think he would actually listen to some good music.
    Loverock Davidson
  • Already endorsed ipod

    And you just helped him do it. Why bother with a contract when journalists are taking care of it for them. If anything, Apple should be paying you.
    jshaw4343
    • What makes you think they aren't?

      [i]If anything, Apple should be paying you.[/i]

      Considering a lot of the blogs on ZDNet, what makes you think this isn't already happening?
      NonZealot
      • i think they're paying YOU, nz...

        to give anti-apple zealots a bad name.
        lostarchitect
  • RE: Just what's on Michael Phelps' iPod anyway?

    I think Phelps is not of this world. I think he is an alien from another planet.

    JT
    www.FireMe.To/udi
    jasonwheeler
  • RE: Just what's on Michael Phelps' iPod anyway?

    LOL, Meow Mix! I Love it, that or some alien song cause he is obviously not of this world!

    RT
    http://www.an0n.mirrorz.com
    jasonwheeler
    • X-Files

      You guys keep on taking. And FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are going to start snooping around.
      blackjack861@...
  • you can't assume he has an iPod

    You can't assume he or everyone has an iPod. It's no the only player on the market. I'm sick and tired of everything always iPod. Creative invented the iPod interface, which Apple stole. The ZEN is a better player then iPod.
    davinp
  • RE: Just what's on Michael Phelps' iPod anyway?

    I just read that he's planning on quitting college when he gets home so he can work at an Aquatic coach or something. Sad. He's got over $5M in endorsements and he won't be able to handle the money himself (he has ADHD), so he quits school. Dumbass. er I mean yay. heh
    sbscace@...
  • RE: Just what's on Michael Phelps' iPod anyway?

    Who cares!
    Kanto1