Wednesday, March 14, 2012

100 Best Workout Songs

I'm FINALLY back in the gym. Due to my insane schedule it is still not nearly as much as I like but it feels good to work out again. The two things that get me through a workout are water with crystal light & my ipod. I used to have a killer workout mix on my old computer and now it is lost. I saw a great list of the 100 Best Workout Songs in Fitness Magazine. It is a pretty good variety of songs. Here is the list:

Sweat-worthy Rap and R&B 
(75 to 139 beats per minute)

1) "Find Your Love" Drake
2) "Got Your Back" T.I. featuring Keri Hilson
3) "Check it Out" and Nicki Minaj
4) "2012 (It Ain't the End)" Jay Sean featuring Nicki Minaj
5) "Midnight Hour" Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek
6) "In My Head" Jason Derulo
7) "Who Dat" J. Cole
8) "Club Can't Handle Me" Flo Rida featuring David Guetta
9) "Not Afraid" Eminem
10) "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love Again" Usher featuring Pitbull

Push-It Tunes: Power songs to pick up the pace 
(76 to 163 beats per minute)

11) "Break Your Heart" Taio Cruz featuring Ludacris
12) "Hot Mess" Cobra Starship
13) "Getting Over You" David Guetta featuring Fergie and LMFAO
14) "Double Vision" (Wiz Khalifa Mix) 3OH!3
15) "One Step at a Time" Four Year Strong
16) "Power" Kanye West
17) "I Like It" Enrique Inglesias featuring Pitbull
18) "Girls and Boys in School" Neon Trees
19) "Hunted Down" Soundgarden
20) "I Can Talk" (French horn Rebellion Remix) Two Door Cinema Club

Dance Jams: Bouncy beats that move your feet 
(115 to 130 beats per minute)

21) "California Gurls" Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg
22) "22nd Century" Kelis
23) "Red Light" Alina
24) "Morning After Dark" Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and SoShy
25) "Only Girl (in the World)" Rihanna
26) "We No Speak Americano" Yolanda Be Cool and Dcup
27) "Lovers n' Fighters (Original Mix)" Kruse & Nuernberg
28) "Commander" Kelly Rowland featuring David Guetta
29) "Go Ape (Live From the Cherrytree House)" Far East Movement
30) "Hey, Hey (Vandalism Remix)" Dennis Ferrer

Inspiring Anthems: motivating lyrics that stroke your session 
(89 to 148 beats per minute)

31) "Stronger Than" Pete Yorn
32) "King of Anything" Sara Bareilles
33) "Impossible" Shontelle
34) "Rockstar 101" Rihanna
35) "Take My Breath Away" Michael W. Smith
36) "Waves of Change (Kaskade Mix)" - Samantha James
37) "Sure Fire Winners" Adam Lambert
38) "Secrets" OneRepublic
39) "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" - Shakira, featuring Freshlyground
40) "Forget You" Cee Lo Green

Remixes To The Max- music makeovers for any motion 
(100 to 152 beats per minute)

41) "Violet (Ospina and Oscar P Main Mix)" Oscar P
42) "Try Me (RAC mix)" Anoraak
43) "Sweet Disposition (Axwell Remix)" - The Temper Trap
44) "All the Right Moves (Danger Remix)" - OneRepublic
45) "Bulletproof (Tiborg Remix)" - La Roux
46) "Dance Rock Shake Pop (Reydon Radio Remix)" - Jump Smokers
47) "Whole Lotta Love" - Santana, featuring Chris Cornell
48) "Telephone (DJ Dan Extended Vocal Remix)" - Lady Gaga and Beyonce
49) "Hard (Jody den Broeder Club Remix)" - Rihanna, featuring Jeezy
50) "Alejandro (Afrojack Remix)" - Lady Gaga

The Best Yoga & Cool-Down Songs: songs for stretches and asanas 
(52 to 126 beats per minute)

51) "Crimson" - Morcheeba
52) "Makyen Ghrir Allah" - EarthRise SoundSystem, featuring Hamid Boudali
53) "Tango Square" - Gotan Project
54) "Oxygene, Part IV" - Christian Prommer
55) "I Am" - Christina Aguilera
56) "Donde Esta" - Si*Se
57) "Chaos" - Taylor Eigsti
58) "There Is XXXX (Within My Heart)" - You Say Party
59) "God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise" - Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
60) "They Don't Want" - Electric Wire Hustle

The Best Songs for Strength Training-Tempos to help you crank out more reps 
(76 to 127 beats per minute)

61) "Misery" - Maroon 5
62) "On the Sly" - The Bamboos, featuring Kylie Auldist
63) "Stereo Love" - Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina
64) "Love the Way You Lie" - Eminem, featuring Rihanna
65) "Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo
66) "Raise Your Glass" - Pink
67) "Where There's Gold" - Small Sins
68) "Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)" - Jazmine Sullivan
69) "Liquor Store Blues" - Bruno Mars, featuring Damian Marley
70) "Whataya Want from Me" Adam Lambert

Best Country Workout Songs: For some giddyup and go 
(72 to 124 beats per minute)

71) "Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
72) "I Got Your Country Right Here" - Gretchen Wilson
73) "Mine" - Taylor Swift
74) "Shine" - Matt Stillwell
75) "Undo It" - Carrie Underwood
76) "Turn On the Radio" - Reba McEntire
77) "Little White Church" - Little Big Town
78) "Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton, featuring Trace Adkins
79) "Whistlin' Dixie" - Randy Houser
80) "Rain Is a Good Thing" - Luke Bryan

The Best Rock Workout Songs: Tunes to juice your stride 
(110 to 188 beats per minute)

81) "This Is War" - Thirty Seconds to Mars
82) "Dead End Friends" - Them Crooked Vultures 
83) "All In" - Lifehouse 
84) "Cousins" - Vampire Weekend 
85) "1983" - Neon Trees 
86) "Get It Right" - Authority Zero
87) "I Don't Wanna Dance" - Hey Monday
88) "Elevator" - House of Heroes
89) "Left of Center" - Serj Tankian 
90) "(If You're Wondering If I Want You to) I Want You To" - Weezer 

The Best Workout Songs of All Time: Hit-the-gas chart toppers through the decades 
(104 to 176 beats per minute)

91) "Get Down Tonight" - KC and the Sunshine Band 
92) "Rock and a Hard Place" - The Rolling Stones 
93) "Dancing with Myself" - Billy Idol 
94) "Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor 
95) "Burning Up" - Madonna 
96) "Beat It" - Michael Jackson
97) "Walk This Way" - Run-DMC 
98) "Strike It Up" - Black Box 
99) "Seven Nation Army" - The White Stripes 
100) "Stronger" - Kanye West (104 BPMs)

What are your favorite songs to workout to? See any good ones on this list? 


  1. Awesome! I sooo needed some new tunes!

  2. great list! I'm looking to join a gym again now that I've finished Insanity. I used to be a member at the Y...but I'm looking for a mother's morning out at a gym. Where do you go? How you like?

  3. This is awesome! I've been looking for some running mixes. Thanks for sharing!


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