Health 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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Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Workout Songs
Survivor

2
202 92
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Eminem

3
153 74
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123 67
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Metallica

5
116 73
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108 67
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The White Stripes

7
63 39
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BreathofLife added Eminem, Miktek, Nate Dogg

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63 39
Centuries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Fall Out Boy

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71 47
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Emanuel CauĂȘ added Linkin Park

10
68 45
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Aerosmith

11
52 32
Jump Around is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added House of Pain

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81 60
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Guns N' Roses

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88 67
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Michael Jackson

14
105 83
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65 46
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The Bee Gees

16
70 51
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Billy Idol

17
52 37
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BreathofLife added DJ Snake & Lil Jon

18
49 35
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BreathofLife added Drowning Pool

19
67 53
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Twisted Sister

20
73 59
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Van Halen

21
80 66
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Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz

22
68 55
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Gloria Gaynor

23
51 38
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Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton

24
42 30
Sail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added AWOLNATION

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40 28
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BreathofLife added Disturbed

26
66 56
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Kanye West

27
82 73
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Timbaland, Justin Timberlake

28
69 60
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Christina Aguilera

29
61 52
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59 50
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David Guetta, Sia

31
59 52
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Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Mac Miller

32
38 31
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C+C Music Factory

33
46 41
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32 26
Smooth Criminal is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Alien Ant Farm

35
38 33
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36
36 31
Hall of Fame - The Script (fea... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Workout Songs

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21 15
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32 28
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Evanescence

39
22 18
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Rob Zombie

40
17 13
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Metallica

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21 18
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BreathofLife added Dropkick Murphys

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36 36
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45 47
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21 19
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Disturbed

45
43 45
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Kelly Clarkson

46
18 16
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Faith No More

47
25 25
Intergalactic is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Beastie Boys

48
30 31
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The Romantics

49
18 17
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Disturbed

50
38 42
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Pharrell