Did you know listening to music while you work out can actually improve your results? We won’t go deep into the science behind it but, music produces feel-good hormones, helps us maintain a steady pace, and motivates us to push through a particularly tough session!
To help you build an epic workout playlist, here are our picks for the top 10 workout hits of all time.
“Eye of the Tiger” - Survivor
We’re starting off strong with “Eye of the Tiger” which is the ultimate workout song after being featured in Rocky III. This hit is synonymous with training, pushing the limits, and those sweet beads of sweat that are the sure signs of a killer workout.
“Pump Up the Jam” - Technotronic
Is it possible to not crack a smile when you hear this song? “Pump Up the Jam” is the perfect addition to any workout playlist. Its steady beat and feel-good vibes will help those reps fly by.
“Wake Me Up” - Avicii
Everyone knows “Wake Me Up” by Avicii and it’s one of those workout hits that never get old. The song is catchy enough to keep you interested but not so overbearing that you start dancing instead of training.
“Work B*tch” - Britney Spears
The lyrics to “Work B*tch” are the real motivators of this workout hit. Want a hot body? Want a Bugatti? Want a Maserati? Well… you know the rest.
“Don’t Stop Me Now” - Queen
“Don’t Stop Me Now” is all about quieting the critics and having a good time. It’s a major hit in and of itself, but it’s also a workout essential. After all, working out can feel like a good time. This song will help.
“Numb/Encore” - LinkinPark/JayZ
As soon as you hear the first bar, this song will make you feel like you can take on the world. There’s something about the heavy rock of LinkinPark with the poetic badassery emitting from JayZ. It’s one of the most iconic collaborations in history and it’s sure to pump you up for your kickboxing session.
“Move Your Feet” - Junior Senior
Here we have another feel-good song that just makes you want to, well… move your feet. It’s essential to any workout playlist because not only is it a total banger, but it’s repetitive and holds a steady pace. It’s the perfect song for running, weight lifting, or boxing to help get you in the groove.
“Stronger” - Kanye West
Ah, Kanye West - the king of confidence. We could all use a little motivation when it comes to the gym and “Stronger” is a top workout hit because of it.
“Satisfaction” - Benny Benassi
Benny Benassi’s hit “Satisfaction” gives you a steady stream of hard-hitting electronic music that helps you push through any session. It’s fast-paced and strong making it a must on any workout playlist.
“Jump Around” - House of Pain
For those workouts when you prefer something with a slightly slower pace, “Jump Around” is one of the best songs to have in your ear. There’s just something about the late 80s vibes that make us just want to move. And yes, jump around.
What songs are on your workout playlist??