50 Love Songs You'll Love Working Out To

By , With Melinda Hershey & Megan Patrick, Staff Writers
I know many people think of Valentine's Day as a silly non-holiday, something card and marketing companies conjured up so we'll buy more stuff. I don't consider myself a materialistic person, and I really can't explain it, but Valentine's Day has been my favorite holiday since I was a kid. I guess I just always thought it was sweet and fun. My parents always made us their valentines, so it was always special. In fact, now in my 30s, I still get a valentine in the mail from my parents every February 14. To me, a day that celebrates love of all kinds (family love, romantic love, friendship love, etc.) is a happy thing!
For others like me who are feeling the spirit of St. Valentine, I put together a fun workout playlist to inspire your next fitness session. We've collected 50 songs from a variety of genres and eras that celebrate love—and still have a beat that you'll want to exercise to. Whether you listen to them only in February or all year long, these are some love songs that you'll love working out to!
Click the links below to hear a short preview and/or purchase the mp3 from amazon.com. I also threw in a few YouTube videos so you could listen to the full-length songs instantly and easily.
(Not feeling so in love this time of year? Be sure to check out our workout-worthy breakup anthems!)

  1. American Breed - Bend Me, Shape Me
  1. Annie - Heartbeat
  1. Avicii – I Could Be the One
  2. Avicii - You Make Me
  1. Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
  1. Boston  -  More Than A Feeling
  1. Buddy Holly - Oh Boy
  1. Calvin Harris - I Need Your Love
  1. Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
  1. Chris Brown  -  Forever
  1. Christina Aguilera  -  Ain't No Other Man
  1. Counting Crows  -  Accidentally In Love
  1. Darkness  -  I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  1. Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart A Break
  1. Dion - Dream Lover
  1. Elvis Presley - Baby Let's Play House
  1. Family of the Year - Living On Love
  1. Fitz and the Tantrums - L.O.V.
  1. Florence + the Machine - Cosmic Love
  1. Hall & Oats  -  You Make My Dreams
  1. Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good
  1. Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
  1. Justin Timberlake - My Love
  1. Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
  1. Lee DeWyze - Silver Lining
  1. Loreen - Euphoria
  1. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  1. Mary Wells - My Guy
  1. Michael Franti - Say Hey (I Love You)
  1. Michael Jackson - The Way You Make Me Feel
  1. Mika - Love Today
  1. New Radicals  -  Mother We Just Can't Get Enough
  1. Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You
  1. Orleans - Still The One
  1. P!nk ft. Lily Allen - True Love
  1. Rihanna - We Found Love
  1. Royksopp - Only This Moment
  1. Sharon Doorson - High On Your Love
  1. Tegan and Sara - Closer
  1. The Cardigans - Lovefool
  1. The Cure  -  Friday I'm In Love
  1. The Hollies - Just One Look
  1. The Kinks - You Really Got Me
  1. The Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe In Magic
  1. The Ronettes - Be My Baby
  1. The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love
  1. The Tremeloes - Here Comes My Baby
  1. The Troggs - With a  Girl Like You
  1. The Turtles - Happy Together
  1. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
How many of these songs are already on your workout playlist? What songs would you add to this list?

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DEE107 5/21/2020
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FISHGUT3 2/28/2020
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Nice selection! Report
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Great music! Report
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I just added all these to a playlist on Spotify! Thank you so much! Report
Great songs, thanks for sharing. Report
Some great song choices! Report
This is a great collection of songs, thanks! Report
I found a few keepers off this list for my workout playlist...so thanks! Report
A warrior who had more than he needed would make a feast. He went around and invited the old and needy. Black Elk (Ogala Lakota) 4/28/18 Report
I could definitely workout to this playlist! Thank you! Report
Thank you for the list. I’m always looking for new songs to workout to! Report
Great list Report
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good songs thanks Report
Great list! Report
Great songs. Report
Let's all be real, if Beyonce in Crazy in Love doesn't make you want to try and take over the world, I don't know what's gonna get you to the gym. Report
For those of you on Spotify, you can find this playlist here (sorry, I have to add s paces in the URL below, as SparkPeople doesn't allow links in the comments):
open.spotify.com /user/ msdrpepper/playlist/ 19EIJrI3STT1qe5OcrtKpL

I just have the 50 songs in the original list - I haven't looked for other suggestions.

Happy Mothers Day to our Moms, our Dads who have had to be a Mom for whatever reasons, and Moms whose children are no longer with us physically...
Love this! Report
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Great songs. Report
Great blog. I always send my daughter a card too, she's 17 now... Report
Love the Crazy in Love ft Jay Z, but not the verse about the Chinchilla, because I use to have Chinchillas. Report
Awesome Report
Enjoyed it! Report
I know a bunch of these songs, great mood setters for the day! Report
Nice song list. Report
The soundtrack to Godspell is GREAT workout music as it has a quick beat and is uplifting. Report
I didn't see "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" on this list. When I took an exercise class at the Y in the early 1980's, that song (used in a dance exercise) and "It's a Heartache" (sit-up music) were used. I STILL want to start moving whenever I hear that music. I don't listen to much music these days, but music IS a trigger to get moving, so maybe I should listen more!

Just thought of a few more: I have been listening to Scottish folk music (The Corries), and Maggie Lauder and Bonnie Dundee are both ones that make me want to get up and move! Find them on YouTube. Report
Put your lap top on your counter and just start moving . Great motivation and fun, dance like no one is watching. Report
Never heard of over 1/2 of those songs or artists! Report
love them all Report
Great songs! Report
Thanks, Coach Nicole. I added about ten of these to my Spotify playlist. Report
Thanks. A nice variety! Report
I like it that you included some songs from earlier decades....! Report
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