100 Workout Songs

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Looking for songs that will energize you and motivate you to finish your workout? There are hundreds of songs in many genres that can build motivation. The key is finding the songs that work for you. Consider these suggestions for music that will get you moving and keep you motivated.

100 Songs to Work Out To

Here is a list of workout songs that will get you moving and keep you going even when the exercise gets tough. The list is in no particular order.

  1. Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
  2. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
  3. You Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
  4. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
  5. Click Click Boom - Saliva
  6. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
  7. What I've Done - Linkin Park
  8. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
  9. I Need to Know - Marc Anthony
  10. Mony Mony - Billy Idol
  11. Fame - Irene Cara
  12. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
  13. Push It - Salt n' Peppa
  14. 1999 - Prince
  15. Pocket Full of Sunshine - Natasha Beddingfield
  16. Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  17. Super Freak - Rick James
  18. Y.M.C.A. - Village People
  19. Living La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
  20. Bust a Move - Young MC
  21. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
  22. Footloose - Kenny Loggins
  23. Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  24. One Week - Bare Naked Ladies
  25. Barracuda - Heart
  26. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  27. Foreplay/Long Time - Boston
  28. Celebration - Kool and the Gang
  29. Theme from Rocky (Gonna Fly Now) - Bill Conti
  30. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
  31. We Will Rock You - Queen
  32. Dude Looks Like a Lady - Aerosmith
  33. Rock n' Roll All Night - KISS
  34. The Rockafeller Skank - Fatboy Slim
  35. Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys
  36. More than a Feeling - Boston
  37. Edge of Glory - Lady GaGa
  38. Barbie Girl - Aqua
  39. Enter Sandman - Metallica
  40. Baba O'Reilley - The Who
  41. I Love Rock n' Roll - Joan Jett
  42. All Star - Smash Mouth
  43. Light On - David Cook
  44. Bleed It Out - Linkin Park
  45. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
  46. All American Girl - Carrie Underwood
  47. Forget You - Cee Lo Green
  48. Stop the World I'll Melt With You - Modern English
  49. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Black Crowes
  50. Life is a Highway - Joe Walsh
  51. Rain King - Counting Crowes
  52. Even Flow - Pearl Jam
  53. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
  54. In da Club - 50 Cent
  55. Lose Yourself - Eminem
  56. Pocket Full of Kryptonite - Spin Doctors
  57. Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
  58. Wanna Make a Memory - Bon Jovi
  59. Get the Party Started - Pink
  60. We Got the Beat - Go Gos
  61. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira and Wyclef Jean
  62. Let's Go Crazy - Prince
  63. Radar Love - Golden Earring
  64. Jungle Love - Morris Day and the Time
  65. Control - Janet Jackson
  66. You Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC
  67. Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
  68. Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  69. Bad - Michael Jackson
  70. Respect - Aretha Franklin
  71. Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
  72. Brick House - Commodores
  73. Funky Town - Lipps, Inc.
  74. Unwritten - Natasha Beddingfield
  75. Cradle of Love - Billy Idol
  76. Hemorrhage (In My Hands) - Fuel
  77. Cherub Rock - Smashing Pumpkins
  78. Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
  79. It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
  80. Pump Up the Jam - Technotronic
  81. Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
  82. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert
  83. Jump - Van Halen
  84. Feelin' All Right - Joe Cocker
  85. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
  86. California Gurls - Katy Perry
  87. Dirty Little Secret - The All-American Rejects
  88. Clocks - Cold Play
  89. Dancing in the Street - Van Halen
  90. Rio - Duran Duran
  91. Whip It - Devo
  92. It's the End of the World as We Know It - REM
  93. Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
  94. I Kissed a Girl - Katy Perry
  95. One Way or Another - Blondie
  96. I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
  97. Never Been Any Reason - Head East
  98. The Final Countdown - Europe
  99. Thunderstruck - ACDC
  100. American Idiot - Green Day

What Makes a Good Workout Song?

You don't have to rely on just these one hundred songs, as you can find your own favorites anyway by following these rules:

  • Good workout songs have a beat that falls between 125 and 155 beats per minute, especially for cardiovascular exercise. This quick beat keeps you moving and motivates you.
  • Good workout songs energize you. If there's a song that gets you going and it's not on the list, put it on your iPod anyway!
  • Songs with a driving baseline are motivating for strength training.

What Are You Waiting For?

Use the list above as a starting point for compiling your own collection of workout music. Is there a song that motivates you? If it pumps you up, then it is the perfect song for your workout play list. Now that you have your list, what are you waiting for? Load up your iPod with music that motivates you, put on your head phones and get your body moving.

100 Workout Songs