30 Upbeat Songs We're Working Out to Right Now


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Looking for some new workout tunes to refresh your playlist? Look no further! Today I'm sharing the top five songs I can't get enough of this spring—but that's not all. I recently polled my followers on Facebook and Twitter to get their favorite workout songs of the moment, and I'm sharing 25 of their get-moving suggestions, too, which include everything from country to rock to hip hop.
Get your iPod ready—and have your sneakers close by—because you'll be ready to hit the ground running as soon as you hear these upbeat tracks!
(Click on the links below to watch/listen to the song on YouTube.)
My 5 favorite workouts songs right now:
Avicii vs. Journey – "Don't Stop The Levels (Project 46 Mashup)"
The Black Keys – "Tighten Up"
Coldplay – "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"
Flo Rida ft. Sia – "Wild Ones"
The Wanted – "Glad You Came"
25 tunes SparkPeople members are rocking working out to right now:
Adele – "Rumor Has It"
Beyonce – "Let's Move (Move Your Body)"
Breathe Carolina – "Blackout"
Bruno Mars – "The Lazy Song"
Bryan Adams – "You've Been A Friend To Me"
David Guetta ft. Akon "Sexy Chick"
Don Omar ft. Lucenzo – "Danza Kuduro"
Chris Brown – "Turn Up The Music"
Gotye ft. Kimbra – "Somebody That I Used To Know"
Kelly Clarkson – "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
Lemonade Mouth – "Determinate
LMFAO – "Party Rock Anthem"
Mandisa – "Good Morning"
Morgan Page ft. Nadia Ali – "Carry Me"
My Chemical Romance – "Na Na Na"
Nicki Minaj – "Starships"
Papa Roach – "Be Free"
Pop Evil – "Boss's Daughter"
Reba McEntire – "Turn On The Radio"
Rihanna – "Birthday Cake"
Ryan Bingham – "Bread And Water"
Skrillex – "Bangarang"
Static-X – "Dirthouse"
Toro Y Moi – "New Beat"
Train – "Drive By"
What is your favorite workout song right now?

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    Music really gets me going when I am running. It keeps me engaged and not bored on long runs. I like upbeat music that is in my age genre when I was in school. - 7/24/2017   10:48:10 AM
    Here Is My Workot List For Today
    1. Bruno Mars - 24k Magic http://goo.gl/PqpgPI
    2. The Weeknd - Starboy http://goo.gl/Gfnbv8 - 12/6/2016   9:41:38 PM
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    "Move" by Mercy Me really gets me up and ready to go. - 5/10/2013   10:48:45 AM
  • 69
    Bon Jovi! Kept me pedaling an extra 5 minutes longer than my goal tonight! Greatest hits CD is inspiring! - 3/16/2013   9:14:23 PM
    Mary Mary's "Walking" and "Shackles (Praise You)" are awesome to dance or work out too! I also love Gasolina by Daddy Yankee and Kiss by Prince :) Have fun working out!
    - 2/27/2013   11:02:30 AM
  • JWILSO13
    the hush sound and weepies ~~~ love them !!! - 6/20/2012   2:02:52 PM
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    My current favourite is In the Mood by Glenn Miller! I'd forgotten it was on my iPod and it came on when I was near the end of a workout and really pepped me up - 6/16/2012   2:07:27 PM
  • 65
    I love that everyone posted some of their favorite songs.. I always have trouble thinking about groups or songs I want to add.

    GREAT lists!! - 4/29/2012   10:28:36 AM
    The Black Keys song you're looking for is "Run Right Back" - 4/26/2012   5:56:13 PM
    Ying Yang Twins--Dangerous

    gets you MOVING!!! - 4/24/2012   4:49:26 PM
    Would have gone with Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" over "Tighten Up" - 4/24/2012   9:16:49 AM
    I don't have an actual playlist but I use Pandora internet radio on my phone. It has different work out stations. My favorites are 80's cardio and country fitness. Also, just typing in Katy Perry or Beyonce brings up some good music to work out to. One of my favorite songs are also "Super Bass" by Nicki Minaj and "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez. Those two songs always make me go harder when I'm on the elliptical. - 4/22/2012   9:24:30 PM
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    I downloaded frostwire its a free legal file sharing sight. You can get free music and its completely legal. Thats what I use and its really great. I also have some Miranda lambert baggage claim and Pistol Annies hell on heels. - 4/22/2012   6:14:22 PM
  • 59
    I have birthday cake by rihanna
    tyga- rack city
    jay-z- dirt off your shoulders, 99 problems, run this town
    Rihanna- go hard
    britney spears- piece of me, gimme more, radar, womanizer
    Timbaland ft, Justin Timberlake- carry out
    Jeremih- I'm a star
    Lady gaga- telephone
    Destinys Child- Soldier
    Just to name a few... - 4/22/2012   6:10:11 PM
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    I usually love these lists.. I look forward to checking out each song to see what I might want to add to my workouts. But I am not going to sit through youtube ads just to listen.. PLEASE.. stick to amazon! - 4/22/2012   9:41:52 AM
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    Mine is also Starships! - 4/21/2012   10:36:13 AM
    Here is my workout list so far - but I am adding all the time:

    1234 - Plain White T's
    4 Minutes - Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake
    500 Miles - Proclaimers
    A Little Respect - Erasure
    A Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy
    A World Without Love - Peter and Gordon
    All That She Wants - Ace Of Base
    Always I Want To Be With You - Erasure
    American Pie - Don McLean
    Annie's Song - John Denver
    Baby Love - The Supremes
    Backstreet's Back - Backstreet Boys
    Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
    Beautiful Life - Ace Of Base
    Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
    Bicycle Race - Queen
    Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
    Black Or White - Michael Jackson
    Boom Boom - Venga Boys
    Born This Way - Lady Gaga
    Bounce - Calvin Harris ft. Kelis
    Break Your Heart - Taio Cruz
    Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
    Breathing - Jason Derulo
    Brighter Than The Sun - Colbie Caillat
    Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
    Candle In The Wind - Elton John
    Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
    Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
    Celebration - Madonna
    Count On Me - Bruno Mars
    Cover Of A Rolling Stone - Dr Hook
    Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
    Crazier - Taylor Swift
    Cross The Line - Superchick
    Dance It Off - Jessica Mauboy ft. Akon
    Dance With Me - Michael Bolton
    Dancing Queen - Abba
    Deeper Water - Paul Kelly
    Disturbia - Rihanna
    Domino - Jessie J
    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
    Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
    Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
    Don't Wanna Go Home - Jason Derulo
    Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean ft. Kelly Clarkson
    Down On The Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Dressed For Success - Roxette
    Dynamite - Taio Cruz
    End Of The Line - The Traveling Wilburys
    Every Breath You Take - The Police
    Every Woman In The World - Air Supply
    Express Yourself - Madonna
    Fields Of Gold - Sting
    For The Longest Time - Billy Joel
    Fox On The Run - The Sweet
    Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats
    Get Up - Superchick
    Give Me Everything - Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack, & Nayer
    Give Me The Meltdown - Rob Thomas
    Glad You Came - The Wanted
    Good Day - Britt Nicole
    Good Night - Reece Mastin
    Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers
    Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves - Cher
    Handle Me With Care - The Traveling Wilburys
    Happy Together - The Turtles
    Have I The Right - The Honeycombs
    He Drinks Tequila - Lorrie Morgan & Sammy Kershaw
    Hey Baby - Pitbull ft. T-Pain
    High - Lighthouse Family
    Higher - Taio Cruz ft. David Guetta
    Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
    Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
    Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
    Hung Up - Madonna
    I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
    I Can See Clearly Now - Bob Marley
    I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - Abba
    I Don't Want This Night To End - Luke Bryan
    I Like To Move It - from Madagascar
    I Love You Like A Love Song - Selena Gomez
    I Saw The Sign - Ace Of Base
    I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
    I Will Follow - Chris Tomlin
    I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
    If I Could Turn Back Time - Cher
    If I Had You - Adam Lambert
    I'm Into You - JLo ft. Lil Wayne
    I'm On My Way - Proclaimers
    I'm Only Me When I'm With You - Taylor Swift
    Indescribable - Chris Tomlin
    Inescapable - Jessica Mauboy
    Into The Groove - Madonna
    It Girl - Jason Derulo
    It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
    Jet Lag - Simple Plan
    Keep Your Head Up - Andy Grammer
    Keeps Getting Better - Christina Aguilera
    Kokomo - Beach Boys
    Land Down Under - Men At Work
    LaserLight - Jessie J ft. David Guetta
    Lets Get Loud - JLo
    Life - Des'Ree
    Life Is A Highway - Rascal Flatts
    Listen To Your Heart - Roxette
    Live Like You Were Dying - Tim McGraw
    Lonely No More - Rob Thomas
    Love Don't Cost A Thing - JLo
    Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
    Lovebeat - Jason Derulo
    Marry You - Bruno Mars
    Mockingbird - Rob Thomas
    Move Along - The All-American Rejects
    Move Your Body - Beyoncé
    Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5's Adam Levine ft. Christina Aguilera
    Mr Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
    Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds
    Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
    Needles and Pins - The Searchers
    Never Gone - Backstreet Boys
    Never Say Never - Justin Bieber
    Nine Million Bicycles - Katie Melua
    No Chains On Me - Chris Tomlin
    On The Floor - JLo ft. Pitbull
    One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater - Sheb Woolley
    One In A Million - Ne-Yo
    Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul
    Ordinary Man - Altiyan Childs
    Orinoco Flow (aka Sail Away) - Enya
    Piano Man - Billy Joel
    Poker Face - Lady Gaga
    Price Tag - Jessie J ft. Bob Price
    Raining Diamonds - Ricki Lee
    Reach Out - The Four Tops
    Ready For The Good Times - Shakira
    Ready To Go - Panic! At The Disco
    Rhythm Of Love - Plain White T's
    Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M
    Rock What Ya Got - Superchick
    Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
    Rocketeer - Far East Movement
    Rolling In The Deep - Adele
    Rumor Has It - Adele
    Runaway - Bruno Mars
    Sailing - Rod Stewart
    Set It Off - Timomatic
    Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
    Shake It Up - Selena Gomez
    Sharing The Night Together - Dr Hook
    She Wolf - Shakira
    Silence Is Golden - The Tremeloes
    Simply The Best - Tina Turner
    Sloop John B - Beach Boys
    Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
    SOS - Rihanna
    Stand Up - Fireflight
    Stand Up - One Direction
    Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
    Stop - The Spice Girls
    Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
    Sugar Sugar - The Archies
    Summer Nights - Grease
    Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
    Sure Fire Winners - Adam Lambert
    Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
    Take A Back Road - Rodney Atkins
    Telephone - Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé
    Tell Me Ma - Sham Rock
    The Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga
    The Look - Roxette
    The Pied Piper - Crispian St. Peters
    The Rain, The Park & Other Things - The Cowsills
    These Boots Are Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
    Time After Time - Jessica Mauboy
    Time Warp - The Rocky Horror Show
    Today My Life Begins - Bruno Mars
    Tom Dooley - The Kingston Trio
    Top Of The World - The Carpenters
    Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Bonnie Tyler
    Turn Me On - David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj
    Turn Turn Turn - The Byrds
    Twist My Hips - Tim James & Nevermind
    Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
    Video Killed The Radio Star - Buggles
    Vogue - Madonna
    Waiting For Tonight - JLo
    Waka Waka - Shakira
    Wake Up Call - Maroon 5
    Walking On Broken Glass - Annie Lennox
    Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
    Watch Me - Bella Thorne & Zendaya Coleman
    Waterloo - Abba
    We Are The World - Michael Jackson
    We Belong - Pat Benatar
    We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool
    We Run The Night - Havana Brown
    We Will Rock You - Queen
    Weather With You - Crowded House
    What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
    Whenever, Wherever - Shakira
    Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Kingston Trio
    Who's Your Daddy - Toby Keith
    Witch Doctor
    Wonderwall - Oasis
    YMCA - The Village People
    You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
    You Got Me - Colbie Caillat
    You Gotta Be - Des'Ree
    You Make Me Feel - Cobra Starship ft. Sabi
    You'll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & The Pacemakers
    You're My World - Cilla Black
    You're The One That I Want - Grease


    Alive - Avalon
    Alive - Rebecca St. James
    Awake And Alive - Skillet
    Believe - Britt Nicole
    Best Of Me - The Letter Black
    Born Again - The Newsboys
    Born For Us - Mandisa
    Burn For You - Toby Mac
    Closer - Shawn McDonald
    Every Heartbeat - Amy Grant
    Feelin' So Fly - Toby Mac
    Follow Me There - Third Day
    Get Back Up - Toby Mac
    Glow - Britt Nicole
    Good Morning - Mandisa
    Hold Me - Jamie Grace
    I Refuse - Josh Wilson
    Just Might Change Your Life - Sidewalk Prophets
    Just The Way I Am - Big Daddy Weave
    Move - Mercy Me
    New Day - Avalon
    Reach - Peter Furler
    Something Beautiful - The Newsboys
    Start Over - The Afters
    Testify To Love - Avalon
    The Lost Get Found - Britt Nicole
    Tonight - Toby Mac
    We Live - Superchick
    What I've Overcome - Fireflight
    Your Love - Brandon Heath
    - 4/21/2012   1:12:47 AM
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    I was just thinking about how I NEED to make myself a workout playlist! My husband actually just read something that said music distracts the brain from registering discomfort during a workout. I'm not sure if that's true or not, but it certainly pumps me up and motivates me.

    Today, I turned on P!nk. She definitely gets me moving! - 4/20/2012   6:45:22 PM
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    "Pause" by Pitbull
    "Swing, baby, swing" by The DNC
    "Hips don't lie" by Shakira
    "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO

    I've got plenty of music I love for working out, but these ones are currently playing over and over in my iPod. :p - 4/20/2012   9:09:50 AM
  • 53
    I love all songs. - 4/20/2012   8:38:00 AM
  • 52
    Most of the music on my iPod is Christian Contemporary and that is what I listen to. - 4/19/2012   11:04:15 PM
    I guess I'm just weird, but I don't work out with music. Never could get used to head phones or ear buds. The give me a wicked headache. - 4/19/2012   10:17:51 PM
  • 50
    Just danced to LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem....and Sexy and I Know It! Makes me laugh! :) - 4/19/2012   9:42:41 PM
  • BECKY021984
    I like working out to Queen:

    We are the Champions
    We will Rock You
    Another One Bites the Dust (I change the One to Pound)

    I'm surprised to see the Lazy Song on this list. It would have the opposite effect of making me want to work out. - 4/19/2012   4:56:20 PM
  • BIGROD51
    Right now I'm doin some a lil bit older: 1. Michael Jackson: can't let her get away. 2. Janet Jackson: what'll I do. 3. Janet Jackson: trust a try. 4. Bell biv devoe: poison. 5. Nsync: digital get down. - 4/19/2012   4:41:29 PM
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    Yadena ~ We No Speak Americano - 4/19/2012   3:07:28 PM
  • 46
    Oldies - 60s and 70s, some Christian contemporary, Southern Gospel. I don't know any of the songs listed in the blog. - 4/19/2012   2:58:15 PM
  • BKE0001
    Champion In Me by 3 Doors Down
    Right Now by Van Halen
    Tonight by Toby Mac
    Avalanche by Manafest
    Hearts on Fire from Rocky 4 (can't remember the artist)

    I love the fast paced hard rock songs. - 4/19/2012   2:42:34 PM
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    Feeling good ht Michael buble - 4/19/2012   1:39:40 PM
  • 43
    Good Feeling by Flo Rida and anything by Skrillex - 4/19/2012   1:24:01 PM
  • 42
    Trombone Shorty album titled "Backatown"
    Hurricane Season and Suburbia are my two fav workout picks.
    If you like great big horn sounds - this guy and his group are the ticket. Very hot! - 4/19/2012   1:16:38 PM
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    I love me some Dirthouse! (Static X) that gets the blood moving for me! - 4/19/2012   12:54:46 PM
  • 40
    I like "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas and "Burn It To The Ground" by Nickleback. - 4/19/2012   12:24:12 PM
  • 39
    Florence + the Machine: Shake It Out
    Kings of Leon: Sex on Fire
    Maroon 5: Moves Like Jagger - 4/19/2012   12:07:30 PM
    "Never Close Our Eyes" Adam Lambert http://soundcloud.com/rozzabsol/04-

    "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons (theme song for the Color Run http://youtu.be/rWjdrHCeG8U )
    "It's Time" Imagine Dragons

    Great songs to move to and to be inspired by. Get them! - 4/19/2012   11:41:23 AM
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    I am currently into older gospel song some news one too.

    It anit over artist?
    Stomp kirk franklin
    Rain down on me Kirk Franklin
    Smile kirk too
    Holy Ghost Tommy Ellison old school ...
    Psalm 23 Jeff Majors Beautiful Harpist & awesome!
    Mary Mary Heaven
    Mary Mary Walking
    Darelle McFaddon Shackled
    Pace Sisters Already done! WHEW
    Put it At the Alter Jessica REED WOWZIERS
    Mary Mary God In Me

    I could go on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 4/19/2012   10:35:48 AM
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    Any ideas on where to get the Beyonce song "Move Your Body"? I checked Itunes (didn't see it there), then googled it. Saw a lot of websites offering "free downloads". Not sure what's safe or not. - 4/19/2012   10:22:34 AM
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    David Guetta ft. Sia - "Titanium"
    Ellie Goulding - "Guns and Horses"
    Lady Gaga/Skrillex - Alejandro [Skrillex Remix]
    Adele - "Set Fire to the Rain"
    Florence + the Machine - "Shake it Out"

    - 4/19/2012   10:14:54 AM
  • 34
    I love anything with a beat....even Britney Spears "Till the World Ends" but there are so many others I really like too. =) - 4/19/2012   9:31:37 AM
  • 33
    BEP "I Gotta Feeling"...and of course, the classic "Eye of the Tiger" (?Survivor?)...I also like "Footloose" and the remix by Little Mama and Averil Lavigne...fun thread! Thanks! - 4/19/2012   9:17:09 AM
  • 32
    Dance Again-JLo and Pitbull
    She Doesn't Mind- Sean Paul
    Super Bass- Nicki Minaj
    Crazy People- Pitbull - 4/19/2012   9:14:45 AM
  • 31
    I used to like Blue Jean by David Bowie when I was walking outdoors. - 4/19/2012   9:04:31 AM
    In Spinning class last week the instructor used Foghat's "I just want to make love to you'! It was perfect! Made it easy to crank up the intensity! - 4/19/2012   8:27:12 AM
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    Oh funny I do not know a single song on the list. I am old! I work out to Fleetwood Mac, Santana and other artists of my day. My favorite beat is to ZZ Top. My workouts definitely suffer when I forget my iPod at home! - 4/19/2012   8:24:59 AM
    BonJovi - It's My Life
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy
    Joan Jett - I Hate Myself for Loving You
    Chaka Khan - I'm Every Woman - 4/19/2012   8:17:12 AM
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    Love Danza Kuduro! - 4/19/2012   8:05:29 AM
  • 26
    "Dancing on the Ceiling" -- Lionel Ritchie and Rascall Flats from the new Tuskegee album. - 4/19/2012   1:08:32 AM
    Beethoven's Apassionata. And the Butt Trumpets' "I Get So Angry Lately."

    ...what? - 4/19/2012   12:33:01 AM
  • ELMO2011
    On Top of the World by Imagine Dragons - 4/18/2012   11:22:31 PM
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    Turn Me On - David Guetta/Nicki Minaj
    5-4-3-2-1 Flo Rida - 4/18/2012   10:38:57 PM

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