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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

What’s missing? Leave your favorite workout song in the comments!

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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

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
DOITFORLULU 10/11/2018
Get Up Offa That Thing.... James Brown! Report
NANCYPAT1 10/11/2018
I like these lists but I really appreciate some of the older songs from 1960-1980 Report
NANCYPAT1 10/11/2018
I like these lists but I really appreciate some of the older songs from 1960-1980 Report
NANCYPAT1 10/11/2018
I like these lists but I really appreciate some of the older songs from 1960-1980 Report
NANCYPAT1 10/11/2018
I like these lists but I really appreciate some of the older songs from 1960-1980 Report
Great list! Report
LIVINHEALTHY9 10/11/2018
Some interesting choices. Report
KATHYJO56 10/11/2018
a great list Report
EVIE4NOW 10/11/2018
Some of my favorites on here that I have on my zune. Report
RHOOK20047 10/10/2018
Many of these are on my playlist as well. Report
DMEYER4 10/10/2018
thanks Report
RAPUNZEL53 10/10/2018
Great! Report
LKWQUILTER 10/10/2018
I prefer 60 - 70 music too. Report
DAYSOFKIM 10/10/2018
Interesting selections Report
TRIMNUP 10/10/2018
"I get knocked down, but I get up again" by Chumbawamba
". . . You are never gonna keep me down
I get knocked down, but I get up again
You are never gonna keep me down". . ."
I like the lyrics and the beat.
OOKLATHEMOK 10/10/2018
Besides AC/DC and GnR there isn't a song on that list I would listen to. Report
NANCYPAT1 10/10/2018
Nice list! Report
NANCYPAT1 10/10/2018
Nice list! Report
NANCYPAT1 10/10/2018
Nice list! Report
JANIEWWJD 10/10/2018
Fantastic list!!! Report
LOSER05 10/10/2018
Thanks Report
ZRIE014 10/10/2018
nice, but i look to the 60 - 70 music while on treadmill. Report
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