8 Great Songs to Refresh Your Summer Workouts

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Even though I've been enjoying some music-free workouts lately, I still love an upbeat music playlist—especially if I'm stuck indoors or going out for an extra long run on the weekends. I'm always updating my iPod with new tunes to keep things fresh and prevent boredom, and you've told me that you do the same. Since music is an important part of a solid fitness routine, I thought it was time to share some of the new songs I've been exercising to. Then I want you to tell me what's playing in your earbuds during your latest workouts!

Here are eight of my favorite workout songs of the moment. There's a little bit of everything here, from pop to hip hop to alternative rock.

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Jay-Z and Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
(I shared this one back in January and I've still running to it—it's that good!)

La Roux – Bulletproof

Lady Gaga – Monster

MGMT – Kids

Phoenix – 1901

The Sounds – Dance with Me

Taio Cruz – Break Your Heart

Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition

What songs are you working out to lately? Share your early summer favorites with us below!