10 Workout Songs I Totally Dig Right Now


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I am always on the lookout for new workout songs. I keep a paper and pen in my purse at all times so I can jot them down when I hear them. Since I continuously add to my playlist to keep my workouts fresh and fun, I figured I'd help you out too. Here are a few songs that I just can't get enough of right now. Hopefully some of these resonate with you, too, and help you get your body moving!

(Click on the song title to hear a preview and/or to purchase the mp3 from amazon.com unless otherwise noted.)

Adele – Rolling In the Deep

Cee Lo Green – Forget You (I love this for Spinning class.)

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home

Florence + The Machine – Kiss With a Fist

Girl Talk – Triple Double (Download song and entire "All Day" album free from Girl Talk's website linked here.)

Jennifer Lopez – On the Floor (Someone please tell me how I can get my husband to stop singing this around the house?)

Lady Gaga – Born This Way

Miike Snow – Animal
(I love this "Punks Jump Up Remix," too: Listen on YouTube.)

Mumford & Sons – The Cave

Supergrass – Alright

What workout songs are you loving right now? Share your top picks below!

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  • 72
    good music list - 9/13/2017   12:45:20 AM
  • 71
    You're So Fine-The Falcons-original song-1959

    Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park

    The four tops - Bernadette

    Nino Tempo&April Stevens - Deep Purple 1963

    Solomon Burke ~ Cry To Me

    Try A Little Tenderness - 5/1/2011   11:44:55 PM
    Forget You (adult version :) gets me through my last few minutes of my work out when I need a boost. Also, not a new song, but Goldfrapp's Oh La La is GREAT! - 4/28/2011   10:03:10 AM
  • 69
    Thanks for all the sugestions. I love working out to techno music. The beat is always there for me but I know a lot of people can't stand it. To each their own right! - 4/24/2011   6:02:17 PM
  • 68
    What I like is nobody listed here. Are there no other old farts that like classic rock? - 4/23/2011   11:59:31 PM
  • 67
    I LOVE Adele!! Best for Last is another good one by her, I just love the chours on it. She has a lot of great songs though. - 4/23/2011   1:01:07 PM
  • 66
    I look for songs that have the right beat, so I know that I am walking at a good pace. Thank you to everyone for sharing some of your favorites, I've already added to my iPod playlist. Here are some of my favorites:

    Forever by Chris Brown (not a fan of the musician, but love the beat of the song).
    The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson
    Vogue and also Holiday by Madonna
    Spotlight by Jennifer Hudson
    - 4/23/2011   12:21:11 PM
  • 65
    I guess I rank with the old time rock and roll! Actually I love a lot of the 50's. 60's, 70, 80's. and early 90's, then throw in some Native American music, and I'm good to go. I do stretching to some things like Celine Dion's Because you loved me and Shania Twain's From This Moment and some R&B by Mary Blige. All of this is dependent on my mood when it's time to walk! - 4/23/2011   11:21:26 AM
  • 64
    I have most of those songs, but THANK YOU for introducing me to Miike Snow! Can't believe I hadn't heard these guys before.
    The Fake Blood remix of Animal is great :D

    I'd add to that some music by Lykke Li. Obviously not all her stuff is 'workout' type music, but some of the remixes are great for running! Like the AutoErotique remix of Little Bit. Great stuff! - 4/23/2011   6:42:33 AM
  • 63
    i am the greatest... r kelly (gets the mindset going for the workout and to cool down)
    duracell plus... skinny fabulous+machel montano
    get outta my way... busy signal
    wotless... kes the band
    california love .... tu pac (zone out on the word love the beat)

    but really need to get more....

    - 4/22/2011   4:34:43 PM
  • 62
    "Raise Your Glass" by Pink - 4/21/2011   11:08:39 PM
  • 61
    i put the following song on repeat when i'm hoofing it around the university housing complex i work. it gets me going for the hills:

    "start the commotion" by the wise guys

    another fav is "breathe" by prodigy

    "ready steady go" by paul oakenfold

    "i'm your man" by wham

    "everybody" by madonna

    "reggae hit L.A" by the aggrolites

    "working day and night" by michael jackson

    "motorcrash" by the sugarcubes

    "make a circuit with me" by the polecats

    and lastly but certainly not least--"go" by tones on tail

    - 4/21/2011   10:38:52 PM
    This feels sort of like musical confession time . . .

    "The Cave" has been on repeat for a long time now. It's on quite a few playlists at the moment. I think someone mentioned Queen, and I have "Princes of the Universe" as workout music, even though I'm not a guy. Eminem's "Loose Yourself" is a staple, too. Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down," Bon Jovi's "It's My Life," and "I Will Survive" (the Cake version with profanities) are go-to power songs if I'm needing motivation. If I'm in an angry mood, as I usually am if I'm being bombarded with tv at the gym, I also really like Amy Ray's "Lucy Stoners" and "Rural Faggot," Tupac's "Ghetto Gospel," John Lennon's "Gimmie Some Truth," Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead" and "Kerosene," a few Loretta Lynn selections, and anything by Pink. If I'm in a good mood (meaning outside or at home), my music selection varies much more, but the upbeat songs from the Billy Elliot and Avenue Q soundtracks have been making repeat appearances lately. - 4/21/2011   10:00:52 PM
    I like Lady Gaga but I HATE Born This Way. Weird Al's version of Perform This Way is way better! - 4/21/2011   5:26:12 PM
  • 58
    I love B.OB. by Outkast. It always makes me pick up the pace! I'm loving all the other suggestions too! - 4/21/2011   3:57:29 PM
  • 57
    An awesome workout song that I've rediscovered lately is "Don't Change" by INXS - released in the year of my birth! I remember dancing around the kitchen with my Mom to this when I was really young, and it's on my running playlist twice to help me get up the worst hills.

    Month of May - Arcade Fire
    Fixin' to Thrill - Dragonette
    Treat Me Like Your Mother - The Dead Weather
    Stick w/ me Kid - The Dears - 4/21/2011   12:37:33 PM
  • 56
    Anything by Blake Lewis. California Gurls by Katy Perry. House is a rockin by Steve Ray Vaugn. - 4/21/2011   11:27:03 AM
  • 55
    I LOVE "Forget You" I like to pretend I saying that to everyone who has ever made fun of me or said mean things to me when I was really overweight! - 4/21/2011   11:09:34 AM
  • 54
    Just about anything by Muse when I'm running on my treadmill! - 4/21/2011   10:42:54 AM
  • 53
    I'm loving Glee's song Loser lately :) - 4/21/2011   10:03:05 AM
  • 52
    You have to try almost anything by George Thorogood. Might be disrespectful but amazing energy in his music. - 4/21/2011   9:54:31 AM
  • 51
    whew! that GirlTalk album makes me want to run 100mph - 4/21/2011   9:51:38 AM
  • 50
    Current workout music on my ipod is
    The Game- Motorhead
    Hero- Skillet
    I Will Not Bow- Breaking Benjamin
    So What- Pink
    We Are One- 12 Stones
    Tomorrow Comes Today- 12 Stones
    Girl on Fire- Rob Zombie
    I Gotta Feeling- Black Eyed Peas
    Games You Play- 12 Stones
    The Rocky Road to Dublin- The Young Dubliners
    The Seven Deadly Sins- Flogging Molly - 4/21/2011   8:40:43 AM
  • 49
    V Factory "Love Struck" is my go-to song when I'm feeling like I'm slowing down and want to speed up again.

    Another good upbeat song is "Fire" by Matthew Mdot Finley - 4/21/2011   7:52:35 AM
  • 48
    I listen to Girl Talk all the time when working out! Never gets old. If you want variety, there it is. - 4/21/2011   7:44:16 AM
  • 47
    Ditto to Cee Lo Green! And also "More" by Usher is fabulous - 4/21/2011   7:31:46 AM
  • 46
    I like the oldies hear are some that I luse. 1. Wipe Out 2. Shake, Rattle and Roll 3. Rock Around the Clock 4. Yakety Yak
    5. Blue Moon 6. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On 7. Pipeline (Instrumental) (Stereo)
    8. The Twist 9. Johnny B. Good 10. Great Balls Of Fire 11. Wild Thing 12. Rockin' Robin 13. Twist And Shout (Original) 14. That'll Be The Day 15. Louie Louie 16. The Wonderer 17. Splish Splash (Single/LP Version) 18. Why Do Fools Fall In Love (LP Version) 19. Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu 20. Hang On Sloopy (Single Version) 21. Sugar, Sugar 22. Tequila (Original) 23. My Boyfriend's Back 24. Good Lovin' (Single Version) 25. Runaway 26. The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) 27. Runaround Sue 28. Peggy Sue 29. Wooly Bully
    - 4/21/2011   1:24:24 AM
  • DAISY1025
    Nicki Minaj's Moment for Life - 4/20/2011   11:37:27 PM
  • 44
    Thank you for the playlist - I will get on itunes and use my giftcard. - 4/20/2011   10:44:28 PM
  • 43
    Irish folk music/drinking songs are some of my favorites to walk to. Of the ones Nicole listed, I didn't recognize a single one! I'm kinda stuck in the 80's (when MTV still played nothing but videos) with some cajun, zydeco, celtic, and whatever else strikes my fancy. Flogging Molly, Great Big Sea, Clumsy Lovers and ELO are in there a lot. - 4/20/2011   10:04:02 PM
  • 42
    Sugarland - All I want to do
    Kid Rock - All Summer Long
    - 4/20/2011   9:10:49 PM
  • 41
    Love the Adele, Jennifer Lopez & Cee-Lo Green song!

    Loving Britney's "Femme Fatale" album right now. - 4/20/2011   8:34:33 PM
  • 40
    I like to choose songs that keep me motivated - I will tell myself I can stop after the next song, then the next...

    Bon Jovi - Keep the Faith, It's My Life
    Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be, Time of My Life
    Marvin Gaye - Got to Give it Up
    Queen - Another One Bites the Dust, We Will Rock You

    - 4/20/2011   8:17:44 PM
  • 39
    I love the GLEE version of Forget You Too. But then I love anything with a jumpin' jivin' beat.

    Renie - 4/20/2011   7:30:54 PM
    Rodrigo y Gabriela ~ Tamacun

    ...if you haven't heard of these two, they are exceptionally great!! Loved everyone else songs ideas, I am going to steal some!!

    ::smile:: - 4/20/2011   5:55:29 PM
    You know you're old when...YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE A SINGLE SONG on Nicole's playlist--or anyone else's for that matter. Oh well...
    I was at the Y this morning and they were spinning to Jackson 5's ABC. I really got into THAT. :D
    - 4/20/2011   5:14:53 PM
    "Monster" by Skillet & "Click, Click, Boom" by Saliva really get me through cardio
    "Break Stuff" by Limp Biskit when I'm working off a bad day.
    I need the hard core really, pump me up, music to get through a work out.
    Oh...Nickleback & (some) Godsmack work great to! - 4/20/2011   5:01:12 PM
  • 35
    Jordan Knight's new single Let's Go Higher
    - 4/20/2011   4:48:11 PM
    My favorite music to play is Industrial, nothing gets me moving like Combichrist, VNV Nation, X-[RX], Wumpscut, Faderhead, Alice in wonderland, MSI, and starsailor, then throw in a some My Chemical Romance, Slipknot, Atreyu, Mudvayne, Devildriver, Mika, Florence and the Machine, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Down with Webster, Pitbull, David Guetta, and on and on, i have over 200 songs on my workout playlist, and it keeps growing and each song keeps me moving and pushes me to go when i dont want to move anymore. Though i will give props to industrial music for making me want to move, its very hard to not want to dance to any of them, its like techno with hard feelings LOL. - 4/20/2011   4:37:52 PM
    I have a list of over 200 songs on my Ipod labelled "Workout Music", the ones I listen to the most are Survivor by Destiny's Child, Low by Flo Rida (great for crunches) and Let's Get Retarded by The Black Eyed Peas. There are lots more, but too many to list. - 4/20/2011   3:58:41 PM
  • 32
    I love Adele and Mumford and Sons. Both are making a heavy rotation on my mp3 player right now :) - 4/20/2011   3:52:55 PM
  • 31
    I really need to update my playlist. The newest song I have on my playlist is "Hold It Against Me" by Britney - 4/20/2011   2:43:03 PM
  • 30
    I have 7 playlists for 7 days, with the songs split up in alphabetical order (to prevent boredom).

    Today, two songs in particular got me moving -- Kiss by Prince, and an Elvis song, "Little Sister" performed by Pearl Jam. Nice!

    Other favorites:

    Definitely "Forget You."
    Florence and the Machine -- "Dog Days are Over"
    Anything by OK Go
    Clash -- "Should I Stay or Should I Go" / "Train in Vain"

    Music has really made the difference for me! - 4/20/2011   1:57:30 PM
    How You Like Me Now by The Heavy
    Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
    Sex on Fire by Kings of Leon
    Welcome to the Jungle by Guns and Roses
    Internet Killed the Videostar by The Limousines
    Rope by Foo Fighters
    Forget You by Cee Lo is also a favorite of mine :) - 4/20/2011   1:55:30 PM
  • 28
    I need my grunge and 90s alternative! - 4/20/2011   1:45:23 PM
  • 27
    I just realized that I have 3 different languages on my playlist: English, Spanish and Tahitian. My power song is Tahiti Tahiti by Journey. It is a fast paced song that is the perfect beat for walking. Don't have a clue what they are singing about, but I still love the song. I also have Guns N Roses, lots of Queen, even some Garth Brooks and Harry Belafonte. Like Coach Nicole I also keep pencil and paper handy to jot down new songs. I have this cool app on my smartphone called Shazam that will listen to a song and look it up for you. - 4/20/2011   1:44:58 PM
    I have added recently The Cave and Born this way! Now I need to check out the other once since you have obviously great taste:-) - 4/20/2011   1:30:21 PM
  • 25
    Thanks everyone. I'm gonna find some new music! - 4/20/2011   12:55:52 PM
  • LITHE11
    I guess I'm kinda schizo when it comes to my workout music. I've been listening to a mix of the soundtrack to Kick-Ass (extremely manic version of the Banana Splits song, anyone?) and a lot of classical crossover (basically that's classical music done with a rock beat or a rock song based off a classical piece, excellent musicianship and a driving beat that keeps you moving) like Escala, David Garrett, Maksim, Edvin Marton, Deviations Project, Bond, Vanessa Mae, and William Joseph. Big Bad Bumble by Deviations Project, for instance, is basically the Flight of the Bumblebee on steroids. - 4/20/2011   12:34:45 PM
  • 23
    "pornstar dancing" by My Darkest Day - 4/20/2011   12:33:54 PM

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