Track of the Day: 'Knights of Cydonia'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The latest contributor to our series recommends a song to get your New Year’s resolution on its feet:

I don’t know how weird this is, but one of my favs for workouts is Muse’s “Knights of Cydonia.” It’s got a great beat and a relentless momentum that just builds and builds and keeps me moving.

Update from another reader:

In my humble opinion, no mention of Knights is complete without a link to Muse’s amazing performance at Wembley in 2007.