50 Best Workout Songs That Will Have You *Actually* Breaking a Sweat
Your workout playlist can use a facelift. Whether you’re going for a run, doing cardio at home or just need a much-needed dance break, your song selection should get you motivated. From Rihanna to Queen, here are 50 of the best workout songs to get you pumped to finish your workout and burn some calories at the same time.
5. “Rain On Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande
Grab your workout bud and channel your inner Gaga or Grande. While no rain is actually required, the pop song is enough to have you on your feet. Plus, there’s a “Rain On Me” challenge happening on Tik Tok if you dare to learn the choreography and make it your very own dance class.
8. “I Like It” by Cardi B feat. J Balvin and Bad Bunny
When you bring Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny together, you’re bound to get a hip-hop and Latin mix. Whether you’re doing your very own Zumba class or working on your burpees when Cardi B says… “I run this sh-t like cardio,” it’s time to begin the workout.
19. “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” by Fall Out Boy
Yup, even Fall Out Boy’s punk pop single can be a great warm-up song to get you started. Just focus on the drums for every crunch, push-up or stretch you’re about to do.
26. “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera
If kickboxing is your thing, channel your inner Million Dollar Baby and throw the punches for a full-body burn.
27. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has a motivational hit to get you off the couch and moving. The lyrics alone will push away any worries about starting a new routine, completing a challenging workout or have others prevent you from your workout goals.
32. “Nonstop” by Drake
One of the most viral TikTok songs (remember Jennifer Lopez swapping outfits with Alex Rodriguez?) can keep you on a steady pace while you’re running or taking time out on the bike.
49. “It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
From cycling to boxing, this hip-hop hit works for any high impact exercise. The instrumentals alone will have you catching your breath until the song ends.