15 Exercise Songs for the Ultimate Workout Playlist

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Get ready to take your routine to the next level with our ultimate workout playlist. When it comes to working out, you need the right tools. You need background music. You want a killer playlist that will both motivate and distract you depending on your mood, and to keep your interest sustained for the duration of a workout.

Strap on your headband and keep scrolling to find 25 Workout Songs that are perfect for any type of workout regime!

‘Stronger’ by Kanye West

‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ by Daft Punk is an excellent training tune. But when it’s paired with a Kanye West at the height of his powers, it’s one of the best workout songs ever.

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In spite of Kanye’s rapping about his own greatness, this song might inspire you to attain yours as well (Kanye’s going to Kanye). A must have for your ultimate workout playlist.

“My Oh My,” Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby

Camila Cabello’s chart-topping singles “Havana” and “Seorita” demonstrate her knack for infectious Latin beats. Dark and moody with an eerie chorus and her own emotion, “My Oh My” is a touch slower but just as striking. DaBaby’s cheerful rhymes add an extra oomph to the music, making it even more enjoyable to keep thumping.

‘Pump up the Jam’ by Technotronic

In addition to being one of the most instantly known dance tracks, Technotronic’s triple-platinum international smash remains one of the most frenetic provoking dance tunes.

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There is no doubt this jam will get everyone revved up, thanks to its unrelenting beat and pounding bassline.

“Don’t Stop the Music,” Rihanna

“Don’t Stop the Music” was released in 2007, yet Rihanna continues to be a generous giver. From the start, there’s something about the bassline’s directness that resonates regardless of the circumstances. As the song progresses into the big chorus, you can’t help but hear the beat in whatever you’re doing.

‘Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)’ by C+C Music Factory

In the words of one YouTube user, ‘modern dance music are dull by comparison.’ Now they know! However, he has a valid argument to make. Funky beat, bells, and scream of its singer (was she actually singing?)…. The Milli Vanilli incident was about a year old in 1990. This upbeat tune just has one message: GET OUT THERE AND DANCE NOW. It’s a good summary, too.

‘Chop Suey’ by System of a Down

A sprint-and-jog workout is one in which you alternate between the two movements. One of SoaD’s most well-known songs consists mainly of a chaotic explosion of mathematically calibrated metal that slams into your headphones with relentless intensity before the song slows down and begins again. Chop Suey is unlike anything else in SoaD’s discography because of its frantic peaks and dips, but that’s what makes it special.

‘One More Time/Aerodynamic’ by Daft Punk

With “Aerodynamic” and Daft Punk’s iconic hit, one can’t help but fall in love with the song’s infectious energy and powerfully building (fl)ab burner. Imagining Daft Punk’s robots in their LED-plated costumes working out to this frenetic song is a cinch.

“Jungle,” X Ambassadors feat. Jamie N Commons

The rock band X Ambassadors and soul singer Jamie N Commons’ “Jungle,” a hand-clap, foot-stomping, bluesy tune with searing guitar and resonating passion, were the last decade’s update to Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” It has the feel of an action movie’s best soundtrack, and it’s sure to get you pumped up throughout a workout.

“Survivor,” Destiny’s Child

“Survivor” by Destiny’s Child is the kind of exercise tune you need when you’re at the end of your endurance. With “I’m not going to give up,” “I’m not going to stop,” and “I’ll work harder,” you can get through anything. It was a pleasure working with you.

‘Welcome to the Jungle’ by Guns N Roses

During your next workout, turn up the volume on this classic rock anthem to unleash your fight or flight response.

‘Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen

A homeless man in New York City asked a teenage Axl Rose, ‘Do you know where you are?’ and that’s how the words to “Welcome to the Jungle” came to be. My kid, you’ve arrived in the wilds. The end is near!’ When you’re ready to unleash your fight or flight instinct during your next workout, crank up this classic rock anthem.

“Work From Home,” Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign

“Work From Home” remains one of the best pop songs of the decade, even though Fifth Harmony as a group has split. And because it’s about “working,” it’s even more ideal for a workout.

“I Like It,” Cardi B feat. J Balvin and Bad Bunny

“I Like It” is arguably the summer’s anthem, with to its instantly recognizable boogaloo groove, the involvement of fellow Latin artists J Balvin and Bad Bunny, and Cardi B’s singalong-ready lyric.

“Stronger,” Kanye West

The groundbreaking single by Kanye West, “Stronger,” was intended to accompany your toughest times in the gym and is one of just a few songs that speak directly to the physical experience.

“Work B*tch,” Britney Spears

We follow Ms. Spears’ orders if she tells us to. “You want a hot body?” can only be achieved via hard labor, as “Work B-tch” reminds you. On Spears’s ninth studio album, the song became a commercial success, but its message of perseverance is still relevant today.

“Believer,” Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons, spearheaded by its vivacious frontman Dan Reynolds, use heavy drums and an anthemic chorus to give this song immediate pump-up force. In 2017 it was everywhere on the radio, and now it’s even more popular because to an updated version of the song that was released in 2019.


Energetic and peppy, energetic and peppy, energetic and peppy. There are so many good songs that could be used for fitness motivation. Set these songs up on repeat to build your ultimate Exercise Playlist. There are a lot of great and energetic music out there, so you can have fun creating your own workout jams.

A word of caution: Don’t play these songs too loud (especially in your headphones) because you will damage your ears and that is not a fun thing.