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
Eye of the Tiger Survivor

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Lose Yourself Eminem

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Enter Sandman Metallica

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Seven Nation Army The White Stripes

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Beat It Michael Jackson

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Emanuel CauĂȘ added In the End Linkin Park

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I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor

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Centuries is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Centuries Fall Out Boy

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Fighter Christina Aguilera

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Get Low Lil Jon, The East Side Boyz

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Rebel Yell Billy Idol

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Paradise City Guns N' Roses

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We're Not Gonna Take It Twisted Sister

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SexyBack Timbaland, Justin Timberlake

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BreathofLife added 'Till I Collapse Eminem, Miktek, Nate Dogg

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BreathofLife added Bodies Drowning Pool

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Walk This Way Aerosmith

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Stronger Kanye West

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BreathofLife added Turn Down For What DJ Snake & Lil Jon

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Jump Van Halen

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Smooth Criminal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Smooth Criminal Alien Ant Farm

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Jump Around is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Jump Around House of Pain

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Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Mac Miller

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Dragula Rob Zombie

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Hail to the King Avenged Sevenfold

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Titanium David Guetta, Sia

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Sail is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Sail AWOLNATION

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Stayin' Alive The Bee Gees

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BreathofLife added I'm Shipping Up to Boston Dropkick Murphys

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Bring Me to Life Evanescence

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NvG Nick added The Distance Cake

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Gonna Make You Sweat C+C Music Factory

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Can't Hold Us Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton

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BreathofLife added Down With the Sickness Disturbed

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The Trooper Iron Maiden

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Epic Faith No More

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Stricken Disturbed

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Walk Pantera

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Hall of Fame - The Script (fea... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Workout Songs

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99 Problems Jay-Z

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Intergalactic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Workout Songs
BreathofLife added Intergalactic Beastie Boys