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The Best Workout Songs  

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List Rules Upvote the songs that you love to jam to while you're working out.

It can be hard to get yourself motivated to work out. But for many people, a great playlist can help keep them going and get them inspired to head to the gym, go for that run, or breakout the Pilates mat. What are the greatest workout songs to keep you amped up, burning those calories? If you're looking for new songs, help make our 2018 workout music playlist!

A great workout song has a good beat, inspiring lyrics, and helps make those sets fly by. Whether you like pop, country, hip hop, or rock, these genres all have some powerful tracks that will improve your workouts. From Guns n' Roses to Taylor Swift, and Michael Jackson to Imagine Dragons, the songs on this list are popular favorites both in the gym and on your iPod.

Vote up the songs you love to work out to. Don't see your favorite workout tracks below? Feel free to add them to give others even more workout song ideas.

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The White Stripes
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Eminem
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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Workout Songs
Survivor
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Love Generation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Workout Songs
MusicOfTheForest added Love Generation Bob Sinclar, Gary Pine
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C+C Music Factory
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Around the World (La La La La ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Workout Songs
MusicOfTheForest added Around the World (La La La La La) ATC
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Billy Idol
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How I Want to Live is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Workout Songs
MusicOfTheForest added How I Want to Live Catman Cohen
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Smooth Criminal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Alien Ant Farm
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Metallica
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Michael Jackson
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BreathofLife added Eminem, Miktek, Nate Dogg
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Emanuel CauĂȘ added Linkin Park
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The Bee Gees
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Jump Around is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added House of Pain
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Van Halen
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Aerosmith
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Guns N' Roses
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Twisted Sister
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Gloria Gaynor
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David Guetta, Sia
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BreathofLife added Dropkick Murphys