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50 Workout Songs Straight From Our Members' Playlists

By , SparkPeople Blogger
We've all been there: You're only halfway through your workout, and you feel the fatigue setting in. Your lungs are working overtime, your muscles are begging for a break and you're starting to bargain with yourself: "I'll just call it quits now and eat a little less at dinner," you think. And then, just as you're about to stop the treadmill, put the weights back in the rack or cut your run short, it happens.
 
That song comes on.
 
You know the one: that song that sends the adrenaline pumping through your veins, making it virtually impossible to NOT move. You might find yourself running or walking a little faster, maybe lifting a little heavier or a little longer, suddenly feeling powerful enough to push through the pain and discover the rewards on the other side.
 
There's no denying the magic of music as a motivator, which is why so many people sport earbuds at the gym. A carefully curated playlist can mean the difference between cutting a workout short and going that extra mile.
 
To help get you started, we've compiled a list of some of "those songs" that keep our members going the extra mile. These are just some of the energy-boosting, booty-kicking tunes that keep them moving, grooving and losing.
 
1.     Pink, "Perfect" – Amazon  iTunes
2.     Katy Perry, "Firework" – Amazon  iTunes



3.     Linkin Park, “In the End" – Amazon  iTunes
4.     Technotronic, "Pump Up the Jam" – Amazon  iTunes
5.     Kenny Loggins, "Footloose” – Amazon  iTunes



6.     Lady Gaga, "Poker Face"– Amazon  iTunes
7.     Turisas, "Rex Regi Rebellis” – Amazon  iTunes
8.     Mary J. Blige, “Just Fine” – Amazon  iTunes



9.     ACDC, "Shook Me All Night Long” – Amazon  iTunes
10.   Alan Jackson, "Don't Rock the Jukebox" – Amazon  iTunes



11.  Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger” – Amazon  iTunes
12.  Pitbull, T-Pain and Sean Paul, "Shake Senora" – Amazon  iTunes
13.  David Bowie, "Heathen (The Rays)" – Amazon  iTunes

14.  Black-Eyed Peas, "Don't Stop the Party" – Amazon  iTunes
15.  Survivor, “Eye of the Tiger” Amazon  iTunes



16.  Twisted Sister, "We're Not Gonna Take It" – Amazon  iTunes
17. Beyoncé, Run The World (Girls) - Amazon  iTunes
18.  Elvis Presley, "A Little Less Conversation" – Amazon  iTunes

19.  The Black Eyed Peas, "Pump It" – Amazon  iTunes
20.  Destiny's Child, "Survivor" – Amazon  iTunes



21.  Daddy Yankee, "En Sus Marcas Listos Fuera" – Amazon  iTunes
22.  David Guetta, "Titanium" – Amazon  iTunes
23.  Kanye West, "The New Workout Plan" – Amazon  iTunes



24.  Robert Tepper, "No Easy Way Out" – Amazon  iTunes
25.  Florence & The Machine, "Dog Days are Over" – Amazon  iTunes



26.  Shakira, "Hips Don't Lie" – Amazon  iTunes
27.  Eminem, "Lose Yourself" – Amazon  iTunes
28.  Paul Simon, "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" – Amazon  iTunes



29.  John Mellencamp, "Hurts So Good" – Amazon  iTunes
30.  Black Eyed Peas, "Boom Boom Pow" – Amazon  iTunes



31.  Rolling Stones, "Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones" – Amazon  iTunes
32.  Nina Simone, "Feeling Good" – Amazon  iTunes
33.  Pink Floyd, "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" – Amazon  iTunes



34.  Deee-Lite, "Groove Is in the Heart" – Amazon  iTunes
35.  Imagine Dragons, "Thunder" – Amazon  iTunes



36.  Tom Petty, "I Won't Back Down" – Amazon  iTunes
37.  Mariah Carey, "Make It Happen" – Amazon  iTunes
38.  Miranda Lambert, "Fastest Girl in Town" – Amazon  iTunes



39.  The Breeders, "Saints" – Amazon  iTunes
40.  Robin Thicke, "Blurred Lines" – Amazon  iTunes



41.  DJ Snake & Lil Jon, "Turn Down For What" – Amazon  iTunes
42.  Alicia Keys, "Girl on Fire" – Amazon  iTunes
43.  U2, "Beautiful Day" – Amazon  iTunes



44.  LL Cool J, "Mama Said Knock You Out" – Amazon  iTunes
45.  Mary Chapin Carpenter, "Down at the Twist and Shout" – Amazon  iTunes



46.  Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass" – Amazon  iTunes
47.  Falco, "Rock Me Amadeus" – Amazon  iTunes
48.  Glenn Frey, "The Heat Is On" – Amazon  iTunes



49.  Led Zeppelin, "Immigrant Song" – Amazon  iTunes
50.  Guns 'N Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle" – Amazon  iTunes


 
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Comments

HOTPINKCAMARO49 11/29/2018
Awesome Play list! Report
JANTHEBLONDE 11/29/2018
Great playlist! Report
SHOAPIE 11/29/2018
I’d use some of these. Report
MICHELLEMAE1970 11/29/2018
EYE ON IT BY TOBY MAC!!
FEEL INVINCIBLE BY SKILLET!! Report
MAWMAWJ2 11/28/2018
Also what we in the south refer to as driving songs, pretty much anything Southern or Classic Rock is enough to get a body moving. A couple of my favorites, "Let It Roll" - Little Feat, "Dixie Chicken" - Little Feat, "Home" - Marc Broussard, anything by The Outlaws, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc. Rock music from the seventies is the best...lucky to have grown up during that era. Report
SILLYBRUNETTE11 11/28/2018
“I’m the one” by DJ Khalid and Justin Bieber Report
BUDDHAWOMAN0 11/28/2018
Thanks.. Like listening to Motown Report
BARBARAJ73 11/28/2018
Thanks - love seeing what others have on their playlists Report
JAMER123 11/28/2018
Nice list. Report
ARNETTELEE 11/23/2018
thanks Report
ARNETTELEE 11/23/2018
thanks Report
NANCYPAT1 11/20/2018
Nice Report
NANCYPAT1 11/20/2018
Nice Report
NANCYPAT1 11/20/2018
Nice Report
ROBBIEY 11/13/2018
I love all up tempo music. Report
MNABOY 10/29/2018
I can use 20% Report
4CONNIESHEALTH 10/24/2018
This is a great list. Thanks for sharing. Report
PLCHAPPELL 10/24/2018
Good suggestions Report
_CYNDY55_ 10/23/2018
Thanks Report
RAPUNZEL53 10/23/2018
Thanks. Report
TIZSLIM 10/23/2018
I really don't think that list is varied enough. Report
97MONTY 10/23/2018
Some great songs Report
CANDY_ANNE 10/23/2018
The Interrupters - "She's Kersone", "Title Holder". Imagine Dragons - "Natural". Remy Zero - "Prophecy". Sir Sly - "& Run". Panic! At The Disco - "High Hopes". Katy Perry - "Roar". All American Rejects - "Move Along". Fall Out Boy - "Champion". Marianas Trench - "Here's To All The Zeros". Twenty One Pilots - "Chlorine", New Found Glory "Don't Let Her Pull You Down" Report
LIS193 10/23/2018
Thanks Report
ACTIV4LIFE 10/23/2018
My get up and go song is 'Temperature' by Sean Paul. Report
HOLLYSTORMCLOUD 10/23/2018
Fitz and the Tantrums - HandClap Report
PICKIE98 10/23/2018
Nice for people who pay to listen to music. Report
CECTARR 10/23/2018
Thanks Report
AQUAGIRL08 10/23/2018
Journey's Don't Stop Believing Report
AZMOMXTWO 10/23/2018
thank you Report
AZMOMXTWO 10/23/2018
thank you Report
NEPTUNE1939 10/23/2018
TY Report
DMASON777 10/23/2018
"Gimme Three Steps" Lynyrd Skynyrd Report
PLATINUM755 10/23/2018
Thanks for the share! Report
NANCYPAT1 10/18/2018
Like this list! Report
NANCYPAT1 10/18/2018
Like this list! Report
NANCYPAT1 10/18/2018
Like this list! Report
NANCYPAT1 10/18/2018
Like this list! Report
NANCYPAT1 10/18/2018
Like this list! Report
BUBBLYARIES01 10/17/2018
LaBamba! Report
GABY1948 10/16/2018
Great Report
SUNSET09 10/16/2018
These are great songs and thank you for the information, SparkFriemd. Report
PROVERBS31JULIA 10/15/2018
Being as these songs come from all across the SparkPeople Universe, there's quite a wide variety of genres, some I hadn't heard from. I also created this list on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/user/msdrp
epper/playlist/1jSNrjRhhFt9rZwoL7Nf
8C?si=eFcOjzTZRwqIChrkKtYpow

I haven't linked my Spotify on Facebook so that may be an issue for some not being able to find me... I recently found out my brother created his Spotify through his Facebook login credentials and that's why we can't "find each other" on Spotify. Not required to be a paying member of Spotify to join and create your own account, but I finally did after 5-10 years, just so that my family and I could share playlists a bit easier. Send me a private message here if you are having problems accessing this list on Spotify (and I have quite a few other SP play lists from other workout music blogs over the years.).

Julia (msdrpepper on Spotify) Report
BIKE4HEALTH 10/15/2018
Great list...but my favorites have a lot more of the classic rock with Zepplin, ACDC, Guns and Roses, and many others in the 70s and 80s.... Hard driving beat that makes you wanna put it in high gear Report
GABY1948 10/15/2018
GREAT! Report
ARNETTELEE 10/15/2018
great list Report
2DAWN4 10/13/2018
I have some of these on my playlist already! Report
BABY_GIRL69 10/12/2018
Footloose is my jammy jam!!! Report
ANHELIC 10/12/2018
Thanks for the information. Report
BETTERIN2019 10/11/2018
Get Up Offa That Thing.... James Brown! Report
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