50 Workout Songs to Add to Your Playlist

By , SparkPeople Blogger
We've all been there: You're only halfway through your workout, and you feel the fatigue setting in. Your lungs are working overtime, your muscles are begging for a break and you're starting to bargain with yourself: "I'll just call it quits now and eat a little less at dinner," you think. And then, just as you're about to stop the treadmill, put the weights back in the rack or cut your run short, it happens.
That song comes on.
You know the one: that song that sends the adrenaline pumping through your veins, making it virtually impossible to NOT move. You might find yourself running or walking a little faster, maybe lifting a little heavier or a little longer, suddenly feeling powerful enough to push through the pain and discover the rewards on the other side.
There's no denying the magic of music as a motivator, which is why so many people sport earbuds at the gym. A carefully curated playlist can mean the difference between cutting a workout short and going that extra mile.
To help get you started, we've compiled a list of some of "those songs" to keep you going the extra mile. These are just some of the energy-boosting, booty-kicking tunes that can keep you moving and grooving.
1.     Pink, "Perfect" – Amazon  iTunes
2.     Katy Perry, "Firework" – Amazon  iTunes

3.     Linkin Park, “In the End" – Amazon  iTunes
4.     Technotronic, "Pump Up the Jam" – Amazon  iTunes
5.     Kenny Loggins, "Footloose” – Amazon  iTunes

6.     Lady Gaga, "Poker Face"– Amazon  iTunes
7.     Turisas, "Rex Regi Rebellis” – Amazon  iTunes
8.     Mary J. Blige, “Just Fine” – Amazon  iTunes

9.     ACDC, "Shook Me All Night Long” – Amazon  iTunes
10.   Alan Jackson, "Don't Rock the Jukebox" – Amazon  iTunes

11.  Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger” – Amazon  iTunes
12.  Pitbull, T-Pain and Sean Paul, "Shake Senora" – Amazon  iTunes
13.  David Bowie, "Heathen (The Rays)" – Amazon  iTunes

14.  Black-Eyed Peas, "Don't Stop the Party" – Amazon  iTunes
15.  Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger” Amazon  iTunes

16.  Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It" – Amazon  iTunes
17. Beyoncé, Run The World (Girls) - Amazon  iTunes
18.  Elvis Presley, "A Little Less Conversation" – Amazon  iTunes

19.  The Black Eyed Peas, "Pump It" – Amazon  iTunes
20.  Destiny's Child, "Survivor" – Amazon  iTunes

21.  Daddy Yankee, "En Sus Marcas Listos Fuera" – Amazon  iTunes
22.  David Guetta, "Titanium" – Amazon  iTunes
23.  Kanye West, "The New Workout Plan" – Amazon  iTunes

24.  Robert Tepper, "No Easy Way Out" – Amazon  iTunes
25.  Florence & The Machine, "Dog Days are Over" – Amazon  iTunes

26.  Shakira, "Hips Don't Lie" – Amazon  iTunes
27.  Eminem, "Lose Yourself" – Amazon  iTunes
28.  Paul Simon, "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" – Amazon  iTunes

29.  John Mellencamp, "Hurts So Good" – Amazon  iTunes
30.  Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow" – Amazon  iTunes

31.  Rolling Stones, "Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones" – Amazon  iTunes
32.  Nina Simone, "Feeling Good" – Amazon  iTunes
33.  Pink Floyd, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" – Amazon  iTunes

34.  Deee-Lite, "Groove Is in the Heart" – Amazon  iTunes
35.  Imagine Dragons, "Thunder" – Amazon  iTunes

36.  Tom Petty, "I Won't Back Down" – Amazon  iTunes
37.  Mariah Carey, "Make It Happen" – Amazon  iTunes
38.  Miranda Lambert, "Fastest Girl in Town" – Amazon  iTunes

39.  The Breeders, "Saints" – Amazon  iTunes
40.  Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" – Amazon  iTunes

41.  DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What" – Amazon  iTunes
42.  Alicia Keys, "Girl on Fire" – Amazon  iTunes
43.  U2, "Beautiful Day" – Amazon  iTunes

44.  LL Cool J, "Mama Said Knock You Out" – Amazon  iTunes
45.  Mary Chapin Carpenter, "Down at the Twist and Shout" – Amazon  iTunes

46.  Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" – Amazon  iTunes
47.  Falco, "Rock Me Amadeus" – Amazon  iTunes
48.  Glenn Frey, "The Heat Is On" – Amazon  iTunes

49.  Led Zeppelin, "Immigrant Song" – Amazon  iTunes
50.  Guns 'N Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle" – Amazon  iTunes


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Good list. Report
KITTYHAWK1949 7/30/2019
I'm not up on most of these group/music. I'm more into the 60s Report
SALEMSLOT9 7/23/2019
Mr. Blue Sky = ELO Report
All great suggestions. Report
REDROBIN47 7/20/2019
What a great list. Report
-50HEIDI 5/28/2019
bassnectar Report
ELRIDDICK 2/20/2019
Thanks for sharing Report
HOTPINKCAMARO49 11/29/2018
Awesome Play list! Report
Great playlist! Report
SHOAPIE 11/29/2018
I’d use some of these. Report
MICHELLEMAE1970 11/29/2018
MAWMAWJ2 11/28/2018
Also what we in the south refer to as driving songs, pretty much anything Southern or Classic Rock is enough to get a body moving. A couple of my favorites, "Let It Roll" - Little Feat, "Dixie Chicken" - Little Feat, "Home" - Marc Broussard, anything by The Outlaws, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc. Rock music from the seventies is the best...lucky to have grown up during that era. Report
SILLYBRUNETTE11 11/28/2018
“I’m the one” by DJ Khalid and Justin Bieber Report
BUDDHAWOMAN0 11/28/2018
Thanks.. Like listening to Motown Report
BARBARAJ73 11/28/2018
Thanks - love seeing what others have on their playlists Report
JAMER123 11/28/2018
Nice list. Report
ARNETTELEE 11/23/2018
thanks Report
ARNETTELEE 11/23/2018
thanks Report
NANCYPAT1 11/20/2018
Nice Report
NANCYPAT1 11/20/2018
Nice Report
NANCYPAT1 11/20/2018
Nice Report
ROBBIEY 11/13/2018
I love all up tempo music. Report
MNABOY 10/29/2018
I can use 20% Report
This is a great list. Thanks for sharing. Report
PLCHAPPELL 10/24/2018
Good suggestions Report
_CYNDY55_ 10/23/2018
Thanks Report
RAPUNZEL53 10/23/2018
Thanks. Report
TIZSLIM 10/23/2018
I really don't think that list is varied enough. Report
97MONTY 10/23/2018
Some great songs Report
CANDY_ANNE 10/23/2018
The Interrupters - "She's Kersone", "Title Holder". Imagine Dragons - "Natural". Remy Zero - "Prophecy". Sir Sly - "& Run". Panic! At The Disco - "High Hopes". Katy Perry - "Roar". All American Rejects - "Move Along". Fall Out Boy - "Champion". Marianas Trench - "Here's To All The Zeros". Twenty One Pilots - "Chlorine", New Found Glory "Don't Let Her Pull You Down" Report
LIS193 10/23/2018
Thanks Report
ACTIV4LIFE 10/23/2018
My get up and go song is 'Temperature' by Sean Paul. Report
Fitz and the Tantrums - HandClap Report
PICKIE98 10/23/2018
Nice for people who pay to listen to music. Report
CECTARR 10/23/2018
Thanks Report
AQUAGIRL08 10/23/2018
Journey's Don't Stop Believing Report
AZMOMXTWO 10/23/2018
thank you Report
AZMOMXTWO 10/23/2018
thank you Report
NEPTUNE1939 10/23/2018
TY Report
DMASON777 10/23/2018
"Gimme Three Steps" Lynyrd Skynyrd Report
PLATINUM755 10/23/2018
Thanks for the share! Report
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LaBamba! Report
These are great songs and thank you for the information, SparkFriemd. Report
Being as these songs come from all across the SparkPeople Universe, there's quite a wide variety of genres, some I hadn't heard from. I also created this list on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/user/msdrp

I haven't linked my Spotify on Facebook so that may be an issue for some not being able to find me... I recently found out my brother created his Spotify through his Facebook login credentials and that's why we can't "find each other" on Spotify. Not required to be a paying member of Spotify to join and create your own account, but I finally did after 5-10 years, just so that my family and I could share playlists a bit easier. Send me a private message here if you are having problems accessing this list on Spotify (and I have quite a few other SP play lists from other workout music blogs over the years.).

Julia (msdrpepper on Spotify) Report