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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Eminem

2
239 109
Eye of the Tiger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Workout Songs
Survivor

3
155 74
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126 67
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Metallica

5
118 73
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110 68
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The White Stripes

7
65 39
Centuries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Fall Out Boy

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72 46
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Aerosmith

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64 39
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BreathofLife added Eminem, Miktek, Nate Dogg

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73 48
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Emanuel CauĂȘ added Linkin Park

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84 60
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Guns N' Roses

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53 32
Jump Around is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added House of Pain

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66 46
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The Bee Gees

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71 51
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Billy Idol

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88 67
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Michael Jackson

16
105 83
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82 66
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Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz

18
53 38
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BreathofLife added DJ Snake & Lil Jon

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44 30
Sail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added AWOLNATION

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52 38
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Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton

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67 53
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Twisted Sister

22
73 59
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Van Halen

23
68 55
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Gloria Gaynor

24
49 36
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BreathofLife added Drowning Pool

25
69 57
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Kanye West

26
62 50
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David Guetta, Sia

27
40 29
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BreathofLife added Disturbed

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71 61
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Christina Aguilera

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83 74
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Timbaland, Justin Timberlake

30
61 52
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59 52
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Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Mac Miller

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38 31
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C+C Music Factory

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

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

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46 41
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38 33
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21 15
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19 13
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Metallica

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33 29
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Evanescence

40
23 18
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Rob Zombie

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39 36
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21 18
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BreathofLife added Dropkick Murphys

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45 47
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21 19
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Disturbed

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26 25
Intergalactic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Beastie Boys

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43 45
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Kelly Clarkson

47
18 16
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Faith No More

48
20 19
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NvG Nick added Cake

49
30 31
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The Romantics

50
18 17
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Disturbed