Best workout songs?

blairmundy Posts: 219 Member
i got an iTunes card as a gift. I don't usually work out with music at all but I think I'm going to build some playlists. What are your fav workout songs? The ones that make you push a little bit harder when they come on. No limits, no judging - I like me some cheesy music as much as the good stuff. I just want thinks that keep me happy and moving. Go!


  • blairmundy
    blairmundy Posts: 219 Member
    A start...

    Eminem - lose yourself
    Jimmy eat world - the middle
    Missy Elliot - work it
    Big Frieda - bounce
    Bikini kill - Rebel girl
    Ramones - anything by them really
    Some buddy holly or Ritchie valens
  • Ultima_Morpha
    Ultima_Morpha Posts: 895 Member
    Bulletproof- La Roux
    Beastie Boys!
    Barracuda - Pat Benatar
    Titanium - David Guerra
    Paper Planes - MIA
    Humpty Dance - artist name is escaping me at the moment
    I Love Roll & Roll - Joan Jett
  • anbrdr
    anbrdr Posts: 621 Member
    edited October 2015
    I tend to like post-rock when I work out. If you don't know, Post-rock is acoustic rock (ranges from sleepy-time music to metal). Some noteworthy bands to seek out are "God is an Astronaut", "Unwed Sailor", "Russian Circles", and "Godspeed you! Black Emperor".
    I also like to switch it up with some industrial/techno like "KMFDM", "VNV Nation", "Front 242", and "Front Line Assembly".
    I tend to use Pandora, and have about 4 stations dedicated to work-out music.
  • readallday
    readallday Posts: 173 Member
    Here's my list of songs that are 180 beats per minute which I have found is good to keep me moving:

    Hey Ya--Outkast
    Izzo--Jay Z
    Jesus Walks--Kanye West
    Gangsta's Paradise--Coolio
    Complicated--Avril Lavigne
    Runnin' Down a Dream--Tom Petty
    Can I Get A--Jay Z
    In Da Club--50 Cent
    Lose Yourself--Eminem
    Bye Bye Bye--N Sync
    Love is a Battlefield--Pat Benatar
    Lonely Boy--Black Keys
    Footloose--Kenny Loggins
    We Are Young--Fun.
    The Distance--Cake
    The Boys of Summer--Don Henley
    Everlasting Light--Black Keys
    Hey Mama--Mat Kearney
    Rude Boy--Rhianna
    Fat Bottomed Girls--Queen
    Scar Tissue--Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Roar--Katy Perry
    'Till I Collapse--Emimen
    Fighter--Christina Aguilera
    Work B**ch--Britney Spears
    Radioactive--Imagine Dragons
    Pound the Alarm--Nicki Minaj
  • cmchandler74
    cmchandler74 Posts: 510 Member
    edited October 2015
    Here is my favorite workout Spotify playlist. Most of the songs are upbeat, but there are a few slower (although not slow) rest songs in there as well. Also, my tastes are... um... eclectic, but this playlist is mostly pop, some indie groups, and some 80s stuff. Enjoy!

    Nice Day for a Walk (5K Songs):

    Anna Sun - Walk the Moon
    Keep Hope Alive - The Crystal Method
    Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
    Firework - Katy Perry
    Where is the Love? - The Black Eyed Peas
    Promiscuous - Nelly Furtado, Timbaland
    Yeah! - User, Lil Jon, Ludacris
    Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
    Enter Sandman - Metallica
    Walking on Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
    Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder
    I Will Survive - Cake
    Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
    Tubthumping - Chumbawamba
    Crazy In Love - Beyonce, Jay Z
    Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson
    Hit 'Em Up Style - Blu Cantrell
    Fight the Power - Public Enemy
    To Be With You - Mr. Big
    Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
    Jump Around - House of Pain
    Together In Electric Dreams - Phil Oakley
    Mr. Brightside - The Killers
    Toxic - Britney Spears
    Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
    Easy Lover - Philip Bailey, Phil Collins
    SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
    Get Lucky - Daft Punk
    Empire State of Mind - Jay Z
    Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
    Clarity - Zedd Foxes
    A Town Called Paradise - Tiesto, Zac Barnett
    We Come Running - Youngblood Hawke
    Hearts on Fire - John Cafferty
    Never Gonna Take You Back - Satchmode
    Cake By the Ocean - DNCE

    Oh, and @amandacanales, Humpty Dance is by Digital Underground. Love that song!
  • garber6th
    garber6th Posts: 1,894 Member
    My workout playlist is all over the place. I really like to listen to punk rock while I work out but I mix it up (and I am with you when it comes to the Ramones!) I put the list on shuffle, this is some of what's on there when I just take a look at it -

    World in My Eyes - Depeche Mode
    My World - Descendents
    Va Va Voom - Nicky Minaj
    Informer - Dropkick Murphys
    Make Way - Riverdales
    Go Get Out - Quakes
    Hyena - Rancid
    Stormy Weather - Reigning Sound
    All of Me - NOFX
    You Be Illin - Run DMC
    Ocean Breathes Salty - Modest Mouse
    Golden Years - David Bowie
    Hoochie Mama - 2 Live Crew
    Lessons in Love - Neon Trees
    Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend
    Can't Believe a Single Word - VHS or Beta
    Gangsters - The Specials
    Circles - Soul Coughing
    Sugar - System of a Down
    I Cry - Flo Rida
    Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
    Get Some - Lykki Le
    Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5
    Sunshowers - M.I.A.
    City of Angels - the Distillers
    Ever Fallen in Love - Buzzcocks
    Moneygrabber - Fitz and the Tantrums
    Temperature - Sean Paul
    London - Noonday Underground
    Safe and Sound - Capital Cities
    Starlight - At the Drive In
    We are the One - the Avengers
    Cold Hands - Black Lips
    Come Out Fighting - Vandals

    I think I'll stop here lol..
  • creepykbear
    creepykbear Posts: 69 Member
    I've found LMFAO to be very inspiring to get my groove on!
    Sexy & I know it - LMFAO
    SHOTS - Lil Jon
    Hot Dog - LMFAO
    Freaks - Timmy Trumpet
    I'm an Albatraoz - AronChupa
    Turn down for what - DJ Snake
    Pump It - Black Eyed Peas

    Then a little latin flare
    Temperature - Sean Paul
    Fireball - Pitbull
    Shake Senora - T-Pain
    Snap your fingers - Youngbloodz

    Or - there's always the 80's
    Oh yeah - yello
    Blister in the sun - violent femmes
    Can't touch this - MC Hammer
    It's tricky - RUN DMC
    I want candy - Bow Wow
    Love Shack - B52
    Mickey - Toni Basil

  • blairmundy
    blairmundy Posts: 219 Member
    These are great! Building a wish list and hearing some new stuff :-)
  • tugsandpulls
    tugsandpulls Posts: 111 Member
    walk- pantera sail- awolnation 502 - megadeath master of puppets - mettalica any five finger death punch song as you can see i workout to heavy metal
  • cabennett99
    cabennett99 Posts: 357 Member
    Great post! From my playlist, when I want to crush it:
    Woke Up This Morning - Alabama 3
    We Are - Vertical Horizon
    Radar Love - Golden Earring
    Burn It Down - Linkin Park
    Modern Love - David Bowie
    Touch It/Technologic - Daft Punk
    We Will Rock You - Queen
    Shout 2000 - Disturbed
    I Love Rock & Roll - Joan Jett
    Burn It Down - AWOL Nation
    Demons - Imagine Dragons
    Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
    Burning Down The House - Talking Heads
    Closer - Nine In Nails