12 Fast and Fun Workout Songs for Fall


By: , SparkPeople Blogger
10/14/2011 6:00 AM   :  42 comments   :  43,171 Views

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This post needs little introduction. If you love workout music—the way it motivates you, energizes you, and pushes you to work harder; the way it helps you beat boredom during your workouts, then look no further. Here are my top picks from among the best hit songs right now. Listen to them, download them, and most importantly—exercise to them. These songs are great for boosting your energy while you work out—and first and foremost, motivating you to put on your workout clothes and get your booty out the door!

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

Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxobeat

Watch it on YouTube.

Andy Grammer – Keep Your Head Up

Watch it on YouTube.

Britney Spears – I Wanna Go

Watch it on YouTube.

Colbie Caillat – Brighter Than The Sun

Watch it on YouTube.

Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Watch it on YouTube.

Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks

Watch it on YouTube.

Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine – Stereo Hearts

Watch it on YouTube.

LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It

Watch it on YouTube.

Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

Watch it on YouTube.

Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

Watch it on YouTube.

OneRepublic – Good Life

Watch it on YouTube.

Pitbull ft. ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer – Give Me Everything

Watch it on YouTube.

And don't forget about SparkPeople's workout mixes, which are specially remixed to the perfect continuous beat to keep you working out strong—and having fun! (Mixes now available on iTunes and amazon.com, based on your feedback.)

What workout songs are you loving right now? Share your fall favorites below!

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  • 42
    I like most of those songs, but my new favourite is Pit bull, t-pain, and someone else's version of Shake Senora. Love the "Big ol booty" part and so do my Zumba ladies! - 10/27/2011   5:31:51 PM
  • 41
    great songs! - 10/24/2011   12:54:58 PM
    "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida gets me moving whether I want to or not! - 10/20/2011   6:22:48 PM
    Awesome songs!!! I just saw Pitbull, Prince Royce and Enrique Iglesias in concert and oh my gosh, can't get enough!!!! - 10/19/2011   5:23:57 PM
  • 38
    I think its a sign that I'm getting older when I don't know who more than half of these artists are...hahaha! - 10/19/2011   2:27:38 PM
  • DAWN0237
    i recognized 2 songs : one was moves like jagger, i think from spin class and wanna go from listening to my daughter's music when she drives us into work. a couple of others are good. the video for sexy and i know it was soooo funny. i don't know about working out to it . i think i'd be laughing too much thinking of the video! lol too funny- the guy reminds me of weird al! - 10/19/2011   9:51:39 AM
  • 36
    I am in love with MInt Condition and the bad part is so is my husband, whenever they are close to Richmond, Virginia we go to see them which might be 4 to 5 times or however times they are here. So I get my workout on to them!!!! - 10/18/2011   8:06:33 PM
  • 35
    I'm so stuck in the 80's. I need my angry metal music to keep me running hard and fast. Not into the dance type music I find in the gym classes. - 10/18/2011   4:57:54 PM
    Rain Over Me - Pitbull and Marc Anthony

    i LOVE working out to this song.. they played it on the radio for a few weeks but it's disappeared... go figure :P - 10/18/2011   10:00:16 AM
  • 33
    Thanks for giving us these suggestions & providing the links was just plain thoughtful! You are the greatest!
    - 10/18/2011   5:23:55 AM
  • 32
    I've been rocking my walk with the Police Ghost in the Machine album. I'm looking forward to downloading synchronicity and walking to that album. - 10/17/2011   8:22:19 PM
  • 31
    Nice selections! I made them into a Spotify list: open.spotify.com/user/avonar/playli
    st/6FEMcV8MEwALue6ew47gUv - 10/17/2011   1:30:33 PM
  • 30
    I definitely need to have meaningful words in my workout songs, not just a good tempo. My running playlists are almost all Christian songs. - 10/17/2011   12:59:44 PM
  • 29
    My current favorite is "Something for the DJ's" Pitbull - 10/17/2011   10:51:28 AM
  • 28
    Just bought "Brighter than the sun" - love that- thanks!!! - 10/17/2011   7:15:04 AM
  • 27
    I know I'm old when the only one I recognize on that list is Brittney Spears. I give her credit for being a good mother. LOL - 10/16/2011   11:51:25 PM
  • 26
    Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle yeah! I work out! - LMFAO - 10/16/2011   10:54:00 PM
  • 25
    You are ABSOLUTELY correct - having the right music can make any workout more enjoyable. Several weeks ago, I spent hours filtering through my iTunes music looking for some great music to get me moving. I purchased a few of the SparkPeople compilations through Amazon.com and then added a few of my own '80s favorites. While I am walking a 30 minute mile right now - the music helped me to press through it and to not grow discouraged as I completed lap 5, 6, or 7 of 14. I kept singing along and before I know it - the walk was over and I was ready to stretch. - 10/16/2011   9:14:15 PM
  • 24
    Love "Pumped up Kicks" -- thanks for the other suggestions, too! I'm always looking for ways to change up the list. - 10/16/2011   6:53:02 PM
  • 23
    Everyone is different for their workout music. Depending on my mood, I like to listen to Great Big Sea, Pink, Weird Al, Musicals, Shania Twain, Queen, anything that seems catchy to me. - 10/16/2011   10:20:09 AM
  • 22
    I prefer christian rock but thanks for the ideas. - 10/16/2011   3:45:05 AM
  • 21
    Thanks I picked up 2 new songs for my ipod!:)
    - 10/15/2011   9:42:39 PM
    South Side Shuffle- J. Geils Band, man I'm old! - 10/15/2011   9:07:04 PM
  • 19
    Not any of those! I like to listen to Disturbed, Pantera, Foo fighters, Ozzy when I'm working out! - 10/15/2011   4:14:26 PM
  • 18
    I can't wait to check them out! Thanks so much!!!

    Marni - 10/15/2011   4:11:07 PM
  • 17
    I love Blake Lewis dance music. I also love WhiteCrosss. - 10/15/2011   10:23:07 AM
  • 16
    Pumped up kicks...not a good song at all! Personal opinion...don't like exercising to music about a school shooting... - 10/15/2011   9:34:30 AM
    "In the Mood" by Glenn Miller. - 10/15/2011   7:39:46 AM
    Oh my, I may still have some hip in these hips...I just downloaded Pumped Up Kicks three weeks ago and love running with it...Also have Brighter Than the Sun, Good Life and Move Like Jaggar...but my all-time FAVORITE song is Lady Gaga's Edge of Glory...now that is an AWESOME song! - 10/14/2011   10:21:53 PM
  • 13
    I love/know 5 of those, I will be sure to check out the rest. I agree with the poster who put Beyonce's Countdown - great song! - 10/14/2011   9:16:20 PM
  • 12
    Yeaaaaah, not really my music... - 10/14/2011   12:30:08 PM
  • 11
    Sorry I am a hard rock person - love to work out to anything Def Leppard or ACDC - 10/14/2011   12:16:09 PM
  • 10
    Some that aren't playing on the radio every 2 minutes:
    End of time by Beyonce
    Countdown by Beyonce
    Good Hit by Jennier Lopez - 10/14/2011   11:58:59 AM
  • 9
    My grandkids think it's funny that I have Pumped Up Kicks on my Droid. Great song to run to. - 10/14/2011   11:32:03 AM
  • 8
    I only liked two on this list but it's always nice to find new music - 10/14/2011   10:24:54 AM
  • 7
    maneater- by nelly furtado
    Rock DJ - by robbie williams
    - 10/14/2011   10:00:15 AM
  • 6
    I have some classical music on my ipod that is fantastic for walking. I can't find any other sources, though. Does anyone know? - 10/14/2011   9:55:13 AM
  • 5
    Well, I've 'tested' the first few... perhaps Coldplay.
    But like AppleTartzz, I like the oldies ... Sheryl Crowe (Soak up the Sun), Billy Joel (All About Soul). And I like some newer tunes too (Shakira: SheWolf & Hips Don't Lie), and Esmeralda Suite (which is on the Kill Bill movie and the artist name escapes me ATM!) But I do appreciate hearing the new tunes & it's great being able to only buy the ones I like ... So thank you for this blog and others like it! - 10/14/2011   8:47:37 AM
  • 4
    I am a bit old skool lol
    young mc - bust a move
    Jennifer lopez - on the floor
    paula abdul - dance like there's no tomorrow
    p. diddy - shake yo tailfeather
    montell jordon - this is how we do it
    janet - you want this
    - 10/14/2011   7:15:51 AM

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