5 Workout Songs I'm Obsessed with Right Now

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
1/6/2010 10:26 AM   :  315 comments   :  100,120 Views

One of the easiest ways to refresh your workouts is to update the music you listen to while you exercise, whether you use an iPod or still create your own mix CDs. It has been too long since I shared some of my favorite workout songs with you, so I figured the new year was a good time since so many people are fired up and ready to get fit.

There are a few songs that I'm obsessed with lately. And I mean that--I cannot get enough of them! These tunes are so fun and upbeat that I can listen to them on repeat and still get my body moving after weeks on my workout playlist. Some of these hits are new and some are older (circa 1999 for one), but release date doesn't matter to me as much as the fun factor. If it makes me want to move, it goes on my playlist.

Here are the five workout songs I am currently obsessed with are (in no particular order). You can click on each link to listen to a preview and/or purchase the track from Amazon.com.

Britney Spears -- 3
A recent song, this one is catchy and has a nice beat for cardio.

Gwen Stefani -- The Sweet Escape
A few years old, but still a fun song for working out!

Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys -- Empire State of Mind
This recent hit is a little slower, but I don't mind listening to it while I run or teach Spinning class. It would make a great warm-up or cool down if it's too slow for your workout tastes, but I find it to be motivational (and it makes me think about my brother who lives in NYC).

Lady Gaga -- Bad Romance
Love, love, love this song. It is my #1 obsession. So catchy and I like that it's kind of long, too. After weeks of listening, I'm still not tired of it. In fact, I think I like it more over time.

Naughty By Nature ft. Zhane -- Jamboree
This is an oldie but goodie. My boyfriend has this on his computer and every time he would play it, I couldn't help but boogie down, so I added it to my workout mix.

For more music ideas, be sure to check out the 2009's Top FitHits at FitBottomedGirls.com.

What workout songs are you obsessed with lately? Share your top tunes in the comments below to help everyone refresh their iPods this January!


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  • PITBULLKAHLUA
    265
    I like anything from the 80's. It seem to help - 1/14/2010   7:11:54 AM
  • 264
    1) Michael Jackson - Billy Jean (ALWAYS a classic1)
    2) Lady Gaga - Just Dance
    3) Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
    4) Christina Aguilera - Fighter
    5) Natasha Beddingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine - 1/13/2010   5:58:55 PM
  • 263
    Couple of my fav's are:
    Sonique - feels so good
    Rhianna - It's over ( the dance remix) and it's 9min long
    Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey - 1/13/2010   5:50:11 PM
  • 262
    On iTunes there are albums of workout remixes - longer versions with more of a nightclub, dance feel. Thanks for the suggestions! - 1/13/2010   2:08:59 PM
  • 261
    Jai Ho by A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger... Awesome workout tune!! There is another version for the movie Slumdog millionaire its close but not exactly the same. - 1/13/2010   1:22:59 PM
  • 260
    I know it sounds funny but Hall and Oates has taken me through the last two 4.5 mile power walks I did. Private Eyes, Your kiss is on my list, Rich Girl, Baby Come Back, Man Eater, Out of Touch, You Make my dreams come true. Fun old songs with good beat to keep you moving. - 1/13/2010   10:39:21 AM
  • W0MANWARRI0R
    259
    Hold On by K T Tunstall

    I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
    Take Your Mama
    Laura
    I Can't Decide all by The Scissor Sisters - 1/13/2010   9:23:31 AM
  • 258
    That is a great mix of songs. Jay Z Empire...would be may favorite, but I would listen to all of your choices - 1/13/2010   9:17:18 AM
  • THE_GOLDEN_GIRL
    257
    I LOVE any mix on Podrunner, Podrunner Intervals or Groovelectric and they're FREE! I have an iPod shuffle devoted to each type of mix (yes, I have 3 shuffles). They are totally motivating for walking, running, spinning, etc. - 1/13/2010   7:54:02 AM
  • RUNNER419
    256
    1. Imma Be- B.E.P
    2. So Fine- Sean Paul
    3. Diva- Beyonce
    4. We Need a Resolution- Aaliyah
    5. What More Can I Say- Jay Z - 1/12/2010   9:02:25 PM
  • JAXMI11ER
    255
    AC/DC really pumps me up! It always has a great beat and it's my happy music! - 1/12/2010   7:25:15 PM
  • DDONATO2
    254
    These are all great songs. It was suggested to me to find a good group of songs that get you moving and listen to those every time you work out. You begin to associate that music with your workout and somehow it keeps you motivated. - 1/12/2010   5:14:16 PM
  • MSKELLELL1978
    253
    1) Imma B by B.E.P.
    2)Pretty much any Lady GAGA
    3)Lights Camera Action by Mr. Cheeks
    4)Down with the sickness by Disturbed
    5)Love Today by Mika

    5 of my many favorites. - 1/12/2010   4:02:53 PM
  • 252
    1901 - Phoenix
    Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
    Super-Massive Black Hole - Muse
    Evil - Interpol
    Second Chance - Shinedown - 1/12/2010   2:02:38 PM
  • 251
    listen to ke$ha's cd that just came out - there are so many good 'club beats' that are perfect for working out.. just beware of some of her lyrics. - 1/12/2010   12:09:22 PM
  • 250
    One of my recent favorites is Say Hey (I love you) by Michael Franti. It totally makes me wiggle and dance no matter what I'm doing. I love playing it while cleaning or doing dishes and I dance my way around. - 1/12/2010   11:28:05 AM
  • 249
    These are all great suggestions. Another one I love is 'Love Shack" by the B-52's, an oldie but definitely a goodie! - 1/12/2010   5:55:57 AM
  • 248
    I love to work out with the black eyed peas, fergie, pussy cat dolls, timberland, madonna, alicia keys. I have filled up my Ipod with music. I call it my Spark Jams. - 1/11/2010   10:48:03 PM
  • 247
    I usually love anything produced by Timbaland, especially the song he did with the Pussycat Dolls, called "Wait A Minute." I selected it as my "Power" song for my iPod/Nike combo.

    Oh, and I love "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band. - 1/11/2010   4:05:43 PM
  • CKNY54
    246
    Fergalicious by Fergie is always a good one. When she says "I be up in the gym just working on my fitness," it always makes me push a little harder! :) - 1/11/2010   2:34:11 PM
  • JREDWARDS28
    245
    I like a lot of these, but I also love Mary J. Blige "The One" - 1/11/2010   12:22:47 PM
  • 244
    I have a couple of mixes done by a DJ of some of my favorite artists. I've made some of my own to listen to when I walk with my MP3 player. - 1/11/2010   9:49:35 AM
  • 243
    Alive..... Black Eyed Peas
    Beautiful.....Akon
    Did It Again...Shakira w/ Kid Cudi
    Tik Tok...Kesha
    Ring A Ling.... Black Eyed Peas
    Empire State of Mind...Jay Z & Alicia Keys
    and my oldie but goodie is...In A Big Country...Big Country

    - 1/11/2010   8:11:38 AM
  • 242
    Them are some good choices if u like those artists/ - 1/11/2010   2:28:25 AM
  • 241
    I love most of the Lady Gaga songs... they're great workout songs! I've also gotten into listening to mostly r&b/hip-hop songs like ne-yo, akon, and kelly clarkson... I usually just shuffle through my ipod so i have like a million songs that I workout with. Oh and I forgot about The Sweet Escape... I LOVE that song :) - 1/11/2010   12:30:40 AM
  • 240
    Good song choices. Sometimes I love slower songs though. It helps me keep a steady pace and relax my breathing. I find I run a lot better when listening to a slower song. Especially Death Cab for Cutie. Though, you definitely need the upbeat songs to get you pumped up! - 1/10/2010   10:59:18 PM
  • MRGCCIII
    239
    Great article Thanks for the suggestions. - 1/10/2010   9:16:22 PM
  • 238
    mine change all the time, but now I love Dave Matthews Band, Grace Potter and Vampire Weekend - 1/10/2010   7:36:27 PM
  • BANUELOS2148
    237
    Release Me by Agnes(I think), Madonna celebration re-mix, and Robin Thicke for a little cool down, warm up and Lady Gagas new album and My Chemcial Romance for rocking out. I love changing my workout playlist though-keeps things interesting. I'm gonna look into some of these posted here too -Thanks! - 1/10/2010   6:57:44 PM
  • 236
    any thing by jamie fox, beyounce,lady gaga.& black eye peas - 1/10/2010   5:52:47 PM
  • 235
    Well, Orinoco Flow by Enya, Widor's Organ Concerto, Earth from Gladiator for doing my yoga, Einaudi's new album Nighbook for running and Verdi's requiem for other stuff. Classical works for me - powerful emotive stuff that when you think you haven't got a shred of energy left in you - somehow makes you dig deep into your soul and find it. - 1/10/2010   2:41:46 AM
  • 234
    I love all these ideas for workout songs. thanks - 1/10/2010   2:41:13 AM
  • SWEETPEA0214
    233
    Thank you for your playlist choices. I am always on the lookout for new exercise music. I have a Top 25 rotation, anything with a beat gets on it for a while till I rotate them out. - 1/9/2010   10:40:17 PM
  • 232
    My favorite during water aerobics is the Mama Mia Workout CD! - 1/9/2010   9:15:48 PM
  • FYRESHAMEN
    231
    I love Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood....not only is it a really fun song but you can empathize with the words and take it out on the eliptical or bike! LOL - 1/9/2010   6:27:03 PM
  • 230
    Love Alicia Keys!! - 1/9/2010   5:12:50 PM
  • MOM2MISSO
    229
    I listen to a lot of house, trance, and techno when I work out. The beat is fast, steady, and the lack of lyrics help me zone out. Before I know it, the run if over! - 1/9/2010   3:05:56 PM
  • 228
    I don'thave one and jack mine from the kids, so whatever is on there. - 1/9/2010   1:16:20 PM
  • DLEAWHITE
    227
    We use the 3 song by Britney in our Zumba class. It is a great workout song! - 1/9/2010   11:07:12 AM
  • CAL1922
    226
    Michael Jackson and Madonna do it for me!! - 1/9/2010   9:49:04 AM
  • JMWFROMVA
    225
    I just started walking and I like to get out of the gate fast with Beyonce's All the Single ladies. I follow that up with Forever by Chris Brown, then Honky Tonk Badonk a donk (I laugh just saying that title). I like to slow it down at the end and usually listen to something from Andrea Bocelli as my cool down. When I used to run, it was to Purple Rain soundtrack by prince (yes, I am dating myself and giving away how long ago is was that I used to run). Thanks for sharing everyone! - 1/8/2010   10:01:03 PM
  • GOLDDUSTWOMAN51
    224
    Two great workout songs - download them to your ipod ~

    Jump - Madonna
    Let it Rock ~ Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne

    Not only great workout songs but they feel like summer! - 1/8/2010   5:22:43 PM
  • 223
    I like a variety of music but some of my faves right now are; "I Wanna"- the all American rejects, "Love Drunk" by Boys like girls, "According to you" by Orianthi, "if you only knew"- Shinedown, "Meet me Halfway" - Black Eyed Peas, " Smile"- Uncle Kracker & and some cool songs my 14 yr Old daughter showed me "Whoa Oh"- forever the sickest kids, & "Past Praying For-VersaEmerge, which my husband absolutely loves. - 1/8/2010   12:03:29 PM
  • 222
    I love them! I'm making note of these to download when I get home from work! WooT!! - 1/8/2010   11:03:11 AM
  • 221
    Anything upbeat will work for me. - 1/8/2010   11:02:27 AM
  • LOVESLIFE48
    220
    I got an MP3 player from my sons this Christmas so I'm into the music I grew up with, 70's and 80's music, mostly rock. - 1/8/2010   10:18:00 AM
  • 219
    ALL Lady GaGa songs , most Michael Jackson, Animotion (20 + yrs old but GREAT!), Flashdance soundtrack ... geez anything w/ a good beat really! - 1/8/2010   9:12:02 AM
  • 218
    I love 3, Evacuate the Dancefloor (Cascada), Good Girls Gone Bad (Cobra Starship) right now - 1/8/2010   7:22:22 AM
  • 217
    Most of my workout music is soca, reggea and calypso but from the list you gave in this article, I love, love, love Empire State of Mind and listen to it when I'm doing weights. Nice article. - 1/8/2010   2:51:03 AM
  • 216
    Great article!! - 1/8/2010   2:34:38 AM

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