The 50 Best Workout Songs of the Year


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I'm on the lookout for fun new workout songs every single day. I love discovering them, exercising to them, and sharing them with YOU via my blog posts.

All year long, I've been compiling a list of my favorite exercise songs. Here, you'll find the top 50 songs that had me running, Spinning, moving and grooving the past 12 months! 

After I created my top 50, I asked members of, America's #1 weight loss and fitness website, to vote on their favorites, too. Find out which song took the top spot and whether your favorites made the list, and how you can download a brand new 60-minute cardio workout mix of the top 12 songs (as voted on by exercisers like you)!

No. 1 Workout Song of the Year:
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger

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No. 2:
Lady Gaga – Born This Way

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No. 3:
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem

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No. 4:
Adele – Rolling In the Deep

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No. 5:
Black Eyed Peas – Just Can't Get Enough

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No. 6:
Jennifer Lopez – On the Floor

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No. 7:
LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It

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No. 8:
Lady Gaga – Edge of Glory

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No. 9:
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night

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No. 10:
Pink – Perfect

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No. 11:
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks

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No. 12:
Nicki Minaj – Super Bass

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Download SparkPeople's 132-BPM 60-minute continuous cardio remix of the 12 most popular workout songs of the year for just $10.99!

Here's the rest of the top 50, ranked in order by your votes:
13    Rihanna – "S&M"
14      Beyonce – "Run The World (Girls)"
15    Ke$ha – "Blow"
16    Adele – "Someone Like You"
17    Bruno Mars – "Grenade"
18    Pitbull – "Give Me Everything"
19    Katy Perry – "E.T."
20    Gym Class Heroes  ft. Adam Levine – "Stereo Hearts"
21    Britney Spears – "I Wanna Go"
22    Kelly Clarkson – "Mr. Know It All"
23    Hot Chelle Rae – "Tonight Tonight"
24    Lady Gaga – "You and I"
25    Cobra Starship – "You Make Me Feel"
26    Selena Gomez and the Scene – "Love You Like A Love Song"
27    One Republic – "The Good Life"
28    Flo Rida – "Good Feeling"
29    Enrique Iglesias – "Dirty Dancer"
30    Alexandra Stan – "Mr. Saxobeat"
31    Enrique Iglesias – "I Like How It Feels"
32    Beyonce – "Best Thing I Never Had"
33    Rihanna ft Calvin Harris – "We Found Love"
34    Kanye West ft. Rihanna – "All Of The Lights"
35    Pitbull – "Rain Over Me"
36    Coldplay – "Paradise"
37    Britney Spears – "Hold It Against Me"
38    David Guetta – "Where Them Girls At"
39    David Guetta ft Usher – "Without You"
40    Jennifer Lopez – "I'm Into You"
41    Coldplay – "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall"
42    Nicki Minaj – "Moment 4 Life"
43    Jessie J – "Price Tag"
44    Dev – "Bass Down Low"
45    Whiz Khalifa – "Roll Up"
46    Tinie Tempah – "Written In The Stars"
47    Jason Derulo – "It Girl"
48    Coldplay ft Rihanna – "Princess Of China"
49    Demi Lovato – "Skyscraper"
50    Lupe Fiasco – "The Show Goes On"
Did any of your favorites make the list? What are your favorite workout songs from 2011?

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    I agree with most of these songs, especially Moves like Jagger!! :) Maroon 5 is so awesome. - 12/7/2011   2:49:30 PM
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    Lots of my favorites made the list! - 12/7/2011   2:31:55 PM
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    most of these songs aren't my cup of tea, but there are a few good ones on there. I really like Lady GaGa. I mostly listen to punk rock, heavy metal, disco and Buddy Holly-esque type stuff.

    I can see where these would be good workout songs, and might try a few of them

    thanks for the list - 12/7/2011   1:53:42 PM
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    Well, "POP" is short for popular... - 12/7/2011   1:16:19 PM
    I actually have playlist and I bet only about 4 of the songs arent on those playlists!! I am so shocked! I love all the songs they are fantastic and I use download managers for free with out having to buy them online chekc it out! Its awesome! I love this blog it is amazing! Thanks to all! - 12/7/2011   12:04:36 PM
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    I love this - what a great idea! What a fun way to make workouts more interesting! - 12/7/2011   11:48:15 AM
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    LMAO i think i got just about most of those on my i-pod.. so im in agreement wiuth most of em!! not the #1 one though, i would have given that to either of th LMFAO songs they are both great!!! - 12/7/2011   11:46:26 AM
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    sadly, I don't know most of these songs.... - 12/7/2011   11:20:22 AM
    I totally love this list!!!!!!!!!!! All the songs on here awesome! I also thought it was cool that one of the songs I voted for was actually on the list! Cant wait until next year!!!!!!!!!!!! - 12/7/2011   10:55:31 AM
    I saved this to "my favourites" so that I can get current! Right now I walk with one of those old fashioned am/fm radio walkmans with headphones! LOL Sometimes I walk fast/sometimes slow depending on the song. Maybe I will get an Ipod for Christmas. I know listening to Jennifer Lopez' "On the Floor" and Pitbull/Marc Anthony's "Rain Over Me" will put some oommph into my walks! - 12/7/2011   10:44:48 AM
    I don't feel so old now...I have 5 of the top 10 on my iPod! WOO HOO!!!! - 12/7/2011   10:36:27 AM
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    Most of these songs I. Don't. Know, but I do wonder how "someone like you" by adelle made the cut. Wonderful song, but a little slow to get pumped up at the gym.
    Also, as sick of hearing it as I am, I'm surprised mgmt "electric feel" didn't make the cut. And I shouldn't be, I'm surprised there isn't something other than pop and the pop that claims to be hip hop on here. No 80's ("relax" by Frankie goes to Hollywood comes to mind), no good hip hop (the roots, common, talib kweli, etc), no punk or hardcore, and nothing from the "alternative" culture or dance (junior senior, metric, daft punk) - 12/7/2011   10:20:14 AM

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