16 Sunny Workout Songs for Spring


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Dear Old Man Winter,

Why do you keep hanging around? You go away for a few days, letting sunny skies and warm breezes fill your place, making us all very happy. And just when I think you're gone for good, you come back with a vengeance, bringing snow, cold rains, grey skies, and miserable temperatures. Not cool...

You can't keep doing this to us. I think you have outworn your welcome. Time to go away until next year so my friends spring and summer can run the show for a little while. OK? Thanks for your cooperation,


Do you feel like I do, waiting impatiently for spring to arrive? Are you tired of winter and ready for some sun? Then put a little spring into your step—and your workouts—with these sunny workout songs. Even if it's cold outside, you can enjoy some warm thoughts with these fun tunes!

2Pac – California Love

The Ataris – Boys Of Summer

The Beach Boys – Surfin' U.S.A.

Bryan Adams – Summer Of '69

Go Go's – Vacation

Justin Timberlake – Summer Love

The Lovin' Spoonful – Summer In The City

Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls

Len – Steal My Sunshine

Madonna – Ray Of Light

Natasha Bedingfield – Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Plantom Planet – California

Sheryl Crow – Soak Up The Sun

Smash Mouth – Walking' On The Sun

Violent Femmes – Blister In The Sun

Do you have a favorite workout song for spring or summer? Do you try to change your mindset about exercise with certain kinds of music?

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    I really like Brighter than the Sun by Colby Cailat
    - 4/13/2017   3:41:27 PM
  • 123_CINDA
    I think thats a great idea. anything to do with the sun seems to be an instant pick me upper - 4/17/2016   8:45:22 PM
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    Definitely use Beach Boy music to relieve the winter doldrums! It gets my heart beating and my feet tapping and puts a smile on my face! - 4/17/2016   10:25:26 AM
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    I just created a YouTube playlist 16 Sunny Workout Songs for Spring (KSMSDRPEPPER) and I'll add some of these other suggestions... I picked the videos that had lyrics just cause I'm deaf like that!! :)

    oooh also The Beatles - "Here Comes the Sun" and "Good Day Sunshine"...
    - 4/27/2015   7:37:22 PM
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    Summertime by Will Smith. It's the great warm up and get out the door song! - 5/3/2014   12:40:46 PM
    I used to dance like a maniac to Walking on Sunshine when I was a very little kid, one of my all-time favorite songs. Great list! ♥ - 8/22/2013   10:23:06 PM
    love this list......wish I knew how to download it on my lg android - 5/22/2013   11:25:59 AM
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    Recycled from 3/16/2011 - 4/26/2013   12:54:26 PM
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    Nope - unlike you, I am wishing and hoping for just one or two more cool days before the hundred-degree heat hits us. - 4/15/2013   11:05:06 PM
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    Love it! Thanks for sharing - 4/14/2013   8:30:04 PM
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    Here comes the sun!!! Yesssssssssssssssssssss and walkin on sunshine is my path ; ) - 4/14/2013   4:44:23 PM
  • 69
    Love this list. I have a list of my favorite summer/sun songs on my iPod and a few of these are on there too. I am all about summer, can't wait for the 100 degree weather, I will be out in it every day! - 4/14/2013   9:48:14 AM
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    Techie I am not and I really like the songs on this play list. I just need to figure out how to get them onto my inexpensive little mp3 player. That also reminds me I need to get hold of my oldest sister and get her walking Irish songs play list, as Irish is my most favorite music. - 4/14/2013   8:58:03 AM
    Love most of these songs and will check out the rest! Love the SUN!!! - 4/13/2013   8:48:23 PM
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    I have a good one...Where is Spring,? lol. Love Summer in the City, Summertime Blues, etc. a few oldies. - 4/13/2013   2:56:26 PM
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    Fun suggestions! - 4/13/2013   2:33:21 PM
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    I like a couple of the older ones (have the Beach Boys, but no way to get them from that album to the MP-3), but don't know most of these. I listen more to Christian and Country. There is a lot of contemporary Christian that I think would fit. - 4/13/2013   12:52:30 PM
    Thanks for this list! - 4/13/2013   11:00:41 AM
    Loved the list, especially the links. Driving from NV to Cali we always play California Love and now I have a few to add for the trip. Thnx! - 4/13/2013   10:03:56 AM
    "Carry On" by Fun.. - 4/13/2013   9:03:27 AM
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    I love the "OLDIES." - 4/13/2013   8:45:16 AM
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    I agree, good bye Winter! Hello Spring! - 4/13/2013   1:55:25 AM
    Here is an official list of Billboard's Year End Top 100 songs. If you scroll to the bottom of page you can select any year. Most songs are available on itunes. //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_Y
    ear-End_Hot_100_singles_of_1977 - 4/13/2013   12:05:16 AM
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    I like "Here Comes the Sun" for warm up or cool down. Also "Summer's Coming" by Clint Black is good for walking, and of course "Kokomo" or "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys. - 4/12/2013   1:38:32 PM
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    Blinded By The Light Manfred Mann - 4/12/2013   11:51:29 AM
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    Totally agree that I want a divorce from Old Man Winter! Let the Sun Shine In! Love the songs! - 4/12/2013   11:00:50 AM
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    hey coach nicole, it would be great if you made these into a workout play list and sold it. do you have any plans of making another cd? - 4/12/2013   10:53:41 AM
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    Love some of these. But I'm still waiting for a list of country workout tunes. - 4/12/2013   10:45:13 AM
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    Nice variety of tunes! - 4/12/2013   10:31:46 AM
    I love some of the songs. Mostly, I exercise to Justin Timberlake's Sexy Back ( not the explicit version) . - 4/12/2013   10:05:06 AM
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    I like a few of those, but I'm more old school rock. I like to get the Led out! I'm also a major parrothead, so anything by Jimmy Buffett gets me in the summertime frame of mind. Other great songs to walk/workout to is 1000 miles by The Proclaimers, Paradise By the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf, Jelly Roll by Blue Murder, Summer Nights from the movie Grease.... - 4/12/2013   8:43:16 AM
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    To continue the theme of sunshine:
    SHINE by Luther Vandross
    (and the video shows LOTS of good summer time play and activity!) - 4/12/2013   8:03:56 AM
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    Love it! I made a "summer" playlist in the middle of February when I couldn't take winter anymore. I'll be adding some of these songs! - 4/12/2013   6:56:27 AM
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    I like "Under the Boardwalk" by the Drifters a lot for walking. And for stretching i usually use "Summertime" from the soundtrack of "Porgy and Bess" or Al Green's "Ain't no Sunshine When She's Gone".
    I tend to agree on the Beachboys - anything they sing works for me.
    I guess I'm dating myself, too!! - 4/11/2012   10:42:41 PM
    Great music makes such a difference to attitude! Thanks for the fabulous selections! - 3/23/2011   9:25:48 AM
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    I like "Hot Fun in the Summertime" by Sly and the Family Stone. (Definitely showing my age:) - 3/22/2011   4:12:26 PM
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    One of my favorites is "Strong Enough" by Cher. Always gets me moving... - 3/21/2011   2:49:28 PM
  • 43
    I love these songs! Thanks :) - 3/21/2011   9:03:29 AM
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    I like the list, but I must say: That Katy Perry CD is the worst recording I have ever bought in my entire 45 & 7/12ths years on this earth. The absolute worst. It made me cringe worst. As my coworker Greg said, "what did you expect?" - 3/21/2011   12:30:25 AM
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    Nice variety of tunes.
    Thanks Coach Nicole. - 3/20/2011   8:07:05 PM
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    Paradise by the Dashboard Lights by Meat Loaf - 3/20/2011   1:50:18 PM
    awesome list thnx! i like to listen to "dog days are over" by florance + the machine too =) - 3/20/2011   1:11:30 PM
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    Awesome, I like diversity inclusion. - 3/20/2011   7:31:23 AM
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    Thanks for the list!!! I was just thinking about adding new songs the other day! - 3/19/2011   1:18:42 AM
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    Wow! Great list.....thanks! - 3/18/2011   2:53:46 AM
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    Thanks for such a great selection, Nicole. I ususally sing to myself as I haven't gotten something to take with me yet. Thank goodness there aren't too many people around! lol. I never know what is going to pop into my head. I use show tunes to Beach Boys to Row, row, row your boat! I really have to get something to take with me! - 3/17/2011   11:55:15 PM
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    Anything by PINK FLOYD
    (that is NOT the title of a song ). - 3/17/2011   11:03:37 PM
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    The Blackeye Peas, "Tonight"s gonna be a good night".
    Fergie's , "Glamorous" - 3/17/2011   10:12:06 PM
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    nice - 3/17/2011   5:10:04 PM
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    Great list - also lovin' the suggestions from BTVMADS! Yeah Yeah Yeahs are my fav...

    I maintain that 'Gimme Sympathy" by Metric is one of the great winter-blah enders: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqld

    ...and a welcome reminder that Canadian music isn't all Bieber and Bublé, LOL. - 3/17/2011   2:45:54 PM

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