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100 Best Workout Songs to Pump You Up in 2016

Updated on October 4, 2016
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Sarah sings on the treadmill. She also has misophonia and is always affected by sounds. She loves music, always has, always will.

Great Workout Songs to Pump You Up

Working out isn't easy. It takes dedication, planning, and sometimes more energy than you feel like you have. Sometimes, all you need is a little pick-me-up and your mood can change from lazy to ready because of a slight change of atmosphere. Call it a "running mix," a "workout playlist," "iron-pumping jamz," or whatever floats your boat; One sure way to get your adrenaline pumping is to kick up the jams, so below is a list of work-out songs with great beats and high-energy vocals that are sure to help you out in a time of need.

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The Playlist

  1. Run - AWOLNATION
  2. Cake by the Ocean - DNCE
  3. The Walker - Fitz & the Tantrums
  4. I'm Writing a Novel - Father John Misty
  5. Rather Be - Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne
  6. White Light - The Gorillaz
  7. Electric Love - Borns
  8. Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet
  9. Barbra Streisand - Duck Sauce
  10. Gengis Kahn - Miike Snow
  11. Pompeii - Bastille
  12. 22 - Taylor Swift
  13. Blue Orchid - The White Stripes
  14. Breakin' Dishes - Rihanna
  15. Black Sheep - Gin Wigmore
  16. Helena – My Chemical Romance
  17. Ain't No Man - The Avett Brothers
  18. Hall of Fame - The Script feat. will.i.am
  19. Control - Halsey
  20. Shatter Me - Lindsey Sterling feat. Lzzy Hale
  21. Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
  22. Cleopatra - The Lumineers
  23. Blow - Ke$ha
  24. Fuel - Metallica
  25. I Believe in a Thing Called Love - Queens of the Stone Age
  26. Endless Fantasy - Anamanaguchi
  27. Chandelier - Sia
  28. One Foot - fun.
  29. Rollin' & Tumblin' - Jeff Beck
  30. Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars
  31. My Body - Young the Giant
  32. Born This Way - Lady Gaga
  33. Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event
  34. I Got the Magic in Me – B.O.B.
  35. Gold - Kiiara
  36. Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
  37. Gone Daddy Gone - Gnarls Barkley
  38. Shut Up and Dance - WALK THE MOON
  39. Fight Song - Rachel Platten
  40. Come On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
  41. Heathens - twenty one pilots
  42. Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
  43. X Gon' Give It To Ya - DMX
  44. Ain't it Fun - Paramore
  45. Down With the Sickness - Disturbed
  46. Dog Days Are Over - Florence & the Machine
  47. Blah Blah Blah – Ke$ha featuring 3Oh!3
  48. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
  49. Alive with the Glory of Love - Say Anything
  50. Not Afraid – Eminem
  51. Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz
  52. Bodies - Drowning Pool
  53. Rise - Katy Perry
  54. Diane Young - Vampire Weekend
  55. We Are Young - fun. feat. Janelle Monae
  56. Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
  57. Heavydirtysoul - twenty on pilots
  58. Bang Bang - Ariana Grande, Jessie J, and Nicki Minaj
  59. Forget You - Cee Lo
  60. Four Kicks - Kings of Leon
  61. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
  62. Womanizer - Britney Spears
  63. Good Grief - Bastille
  64. Guerilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine
  65. Grenade - Bruno Mars
  66. Nightbook - Ludovico Einaudi
  67. Stronger - Kanye West (and Daft Punk)
  68. Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor) - Pitbull feat. T-Pain
  69. Holler Till You Pass Out - 3Oh!3
  70. Trouble - Taylor Swift
  71. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  72. If I Was You (OMG) - Far East Movement feat. Snoop Dogg
  73. Like a G6 – Far East Movement
  74. Back to You - Twin Forks
  75. Hey Ya! - Outkast
  76. Look at Me Now - Chris Brown feat. Lil' Wayne and Busta Rhymes
  77. Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
  78. I Love It - Icona Pop
  79. Marry You - Bruno Mars
  80. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  81. Neatfreak 47 - 3Oh!3
  82. Right Round - Flo Rida
  83. Domino - Jessie J
  84. Blue Orchid - The White Stripes
  85. Rocketeer - Far East Movement feat. Ryan Tedder
  86. All Nightmare Long - Metallica
  87. So What - Pink
  88. The Other Side - Bruno Mars
  89. Travelin' Band - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  90. Could've Been Me - The Struts
  91. Not Your Fault - AWOLNATION
  92. Eyes Wide Open - Gotye
  93. U + Ur Hand - Pink
  94. Animal - Miike Snow
  95. Whataya Want From Me - Adam Lambert
  96. Chop Suey - System of a Down
  97. Electric Feel - MGMT
  98. Party Hard - Andrew W.K.
  99. Work B**ch - Britney Spears
  100. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

These are just a few of the jams I like to keep on my phone while I work out. My go-to workout is a run on the treadmill, but they're also great for the Stairmaster or an elliptical machine. This list can get you through at least a week's worth of workouts.

What are your favorite workout songs? What are your favorite workouts? Share in the comments!

Why I Love These Songs

My go-to workout is a run on the treadmill, but I also love hopping on the Stairmaster or the elliptical machine, and these tunes have helped me find the energy and courage to face the gym, even when I don't want to. These songs are motivational because they have a lot of energy and cover a range of emotions. I don't know about you, but when I exercise, I'm definitely not happy the whole time; sometimes I feel discouraged, or I think about unpleasant things, or I get frustrated with the way my day went. That's why I like to listen to songs that address a wide range of feelings and thoughts.

This list can get you through at least a week's worth of workouts, depending on your level of dedication to incorporating exercise into your routine.

These are just a few of the jams I like to keep on my phone for workouts. What are your favorite workout songs? What are your favorite workouts? Share in the comments! Then, put your music player on "random" and hit the ground running!

Awesome Socks

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Another product worth the high-ish price tag. Your feet are incredibly important while you run, and these beauties can help you stay comfortable and dry while you pound the pavement.

 

Running Shoes

 Brooks Women's Glycerin 13  Running Shoe - Anthracite/IceGreen/Hollyhock - 8.5 B(M) US
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These babies are worth their surprising price tag if you're a runner, and can help you take your workout to the next level. I have used them for over three years now, and have been extremely happy with the way they feel over time and the quality of my workouts.

 

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