Working out can be a struggle. Adjusting into a new yoga schedule or struggling with the dreaded treadmill spring, sometimes all you need is a little motivation. Choosing the right song during your workout can give you the right push you need to keep at it- weightlifting, running, trekking, cycling, or biking.
With thrilling and driving beats and motivational lyrics, music truly has the power to bring back memories and help you stay on the right track.
Here the ultimate playlist for you with the thirteen best songs to kick start your workout routine. Put in your Freebuds 3 and enjoy the beats!
- “…Ready for it?” by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s 2017 album Reputation is both a warning shot to her detractors and a full-scale artistic transformation. All the songs from the album are dark, catchy, meaningful, provocative, and lived-in. It feels like there’s a newfound complexity to all the songs from the album, and “…Ready for it?” is no different. It is sassy and sensual, and there is absolutely nothing that can go wrong with this workout song.
- “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I
Toni Watson’s high-flying wails will instantly grab you with this even so insanely catchy dance-pop item, “Dance Money,” which became an instant hit. This chart-dominating track was inspired by the singer’s experience as a full-time busker.
- “Lean on” by Major Lazer, MO, and DJ Snake
Major Lazer’s 2015 platinum single “Lean on” with DJ Snake and MO have topped all-genre charts worldwide, making it one of the best workout options. The trio broke from the mainstream norms and internalized dance music to explore and discover the different scenes and sounds of the global underground.
- “Jungle” by X Ambassadors feat. Jamie N Commons
Rock band X Ambassadors and singer Jamie N Commons give this reverberating song with upbeat and foot-stomping music that’s the ultimate song for any workout routine. This New York-based band emerged in the early 2010s with an alternate and modern spin to the rock genre-keeping the traditional roots alive but adding some sonic elements borrowed from electronic music and hip-hop at the same time.
- “Good as Hell” by Lizzo
The icon of body positivity, queerness, self-love, self-care, and embracing and accepting oneself wholly, Lizzo is here to uplift society’s marginalized section-Womxn, Black, LGBTQ+, and otherwise-down. This phenomenal singer, rapper, and flutist’s song “Good as hell” is all about self-love and empowerment.
- “Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix) by BTS
Debuting in the early 2010s, this record-breaking South Korean boy band BTS (aka Bangtan Boys) always delivers an energetic blend of hip-hop and dance-pop. This intense track from the k-pop band BTS is already a hit. Steve Aoki’s remix added extra energy to the song.
- “Motivation” by Normani
With Fifth Harmony’s super hits like “Worth It’, “Work from Home,” Normani rose to fame as the new R&B singer to watch out for. This glossy R&B-pop song “Motivation” by the established, healthy, and soulful R&B singer will give you the motivation you need for a workout.
- “Physical” by Dua Lipa
There is both motive and purpose in this 25-year-old singer’s euphoric pop. The critically acclaimed second album, Future Nostalgia, “Physical” by Dua Lipa, is all about movements and exercises.
- “Work B*tch” by Britney Spears
This 2013 hit song from the iconic Britney Spears’ eighth studio album is a constant reminder that you have to work for it if you want something. With powerful lyrics, this song should undoubtedly be in your workout playlist. Like the iconic Britney Spears said, “If you want a hot Body? You gotta work b*tch.”
- “Believer” by Imagine Dragons
With heavy drum beats and antigenic chorus, this song by the Las Vegas band, Imagine Dragons will give you literal chills. With strong vocals and inescapable rhythm, this is a perfect workout song. Other explosive items such as “Thunder,” “Demons,” “Whatever It Takes,” “Radioactive” are equally gym motivation material.
- “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
This 1980s group’s big break came in 1982 when Sylvester Stallone commissioned Survivor to write the Rocky III theme. “Eye of the Tiger” was the result, and it immediately became a hit. The anthemic chorus and bombastic opening riff this song offer make it the best workout song to lift your mood and energy.
- “Midnight City” by M83
The synth-pop opus and its heart-melting, saxophone-garnished lead single “Midnight City” by M83 is a song that’ll take you to a different world altogether. You should add this to your workout routine. The track rocketed to the critics’ year- list and begged a Grammy nomination in the Best Alternate Album category.
- “Never Give Up” by Sia
After writing songs for famous singers like Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Sia’s career took off. Her tracks such as “Chandelier,” “The Greatest,” “Alive,” “Unstoppable” set out new standards of play-acting in pop performances. Sia’s “Never Give Up” is the song of the hour. It is the uplifting song we all need in our life right now. This feel-good song with powerful lyrics is the motivation you need to carry with you during your workout session.
That’s all, folks! Check out the workout songs mentioned above, and pep up your workout schedule and body with the right rhythm. The songs are sure to make your session a more enjoyable and productive one!