20 Classic Rock Songs to Power You Through Your Next Workout

By , SparkPeople Blogger
From running to spinning to yoga, every workout has its own natural rhythm. Whether it's marked by footfalls on pavement, pedal strokes or a pattern of inhales and exhales, the cadence helps us stay tune with our bodies, our breath and our heartbeat. Most likely, this is why music is such a common—and, for many, essential—exercise companion. The beat keeps time with our movements, engages our minds and makes each workout seem a little less like work.
When it comes to exercise playlists, there are the more obvious ones, like Latin-inspired Zumba soundtracks, energizing girl power anthems and motivating running songs. But when you're looking for a little dose of nostalgia, why not add some classic rock to your repertoire? We compiled a list of our favorite songs from the 60s and 70s, so you can reminisce about the good old days while you get your sweat on.
1. ZZ Top, "Sharp Dressed Man" – Amazon  iTunes

2. Heart, "Barracuda" – Amazon  iTunes

3. Queen, "Fat Bottomed Girls"Amazon  iTunes

4. Tom Petty, "Won't Back Down"Amazon  iTunes

5. Foghat, "Slow Ride"Amazon  iTunes

6. Aerosmith, "Walk This Way"Amazon  iTunes

7. Free, "All Right Now"Amazon  iTunes

8. Bruce Springsteen, "Born to Run" – Amazon  iTunes

9. Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Fortunate Son" Amazon  iTunes

10. Rolling Stones, "Start Me Up" Amazon  iTunes

11. Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Sweet Home Alabama" Amazon  iTunes

12. Dire Straits, "Walk of Life"Amazon  iTunes

13. Journey, "Don't Stop Believin'"Amazon  iTunes

14. Steve Miller, "Fly Like an Eagle"Amazon  iTunes

15. The Doors, "Light My Fire" – Amazon  iTunes

16. Eagles, "Already Gone"Amazon  

17. Fleetwood Mac, "Go Your Own Way"Amazon  iTunes

18. Led Zeppelin, "Rock and Roll" Amazon  iTunes

19. Survivor, "Eye of the Tiger" – Amazon  iTunes

20. The Who, "My Generation" – Amazon  iTunes

Which classic rock songs would you add to the list?

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