Best Workout Songs
The best workout songs are hard to pin down, mainly because what pumps someone else up might make another fall asleep. Since "good" workout songs are arbitrary, the list has been diversified into multiple genres so as to please most readers. Anyway, enough talking! Let's get to the best workout songs and get pumping!
- "Stronger" by Kanye West. That that don't kill you, can only make you stronger. West's rendition of Daft Punk's original has been played on radio stations across the nation since 2007, easily becoming one of the best workout songs of the decade. Play this song to keep you going when the workouts start to become overwhelming.
- "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor. Oh come on, you didn't think the list was gonna leave out Survivor's iconic single did you? What works for Rocky, works for us. "Eye of the Tiger" is great for those who need to concentrate on their workout when they run out of that first wind.
- "Let's Get It Started" by the Black Eyed Peas. This single was famously used for the NBA Playoffs, and subsequent athletic competitions after its critical and financial acclaim. Pump up the volume and listen to Fergie's soulful "let's get it started... in here..."
- "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses. Everyone is welcomed to the jungle, at least when you're pumping iron! "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses is an oldie but a goodie, and it brings a classic hard rock track that is way-too-overused by Hollywood onto your iPod.
- "Waters of Nazareth" by Justice. Mixed with "War" by Edwin Starr, as seen on Dj Hero 2, "Waters of Nazareth" makes a powerful combo that gets the blood rushing. Dark electronic music combined with the Electro House genre makes this single a great choice for workout songs.
- "Beat It" by Michael Jackson. Here comes the pop! "Beat It" is a 1982 funk rock single written and performed by the late, great M.J. The song is an emotional uplifter for those who feel that their workout is beating them down. Go go ahead and put some Michael on your workout songs playlist, and get down with the exercise!
- "Lose Yourself" by Eminem. The quintessential modern workout song. Eminem not only rips the track up but he also serves as an inspiration to all those struggling (or lifting) out there. Be warned though, this song is totally overplayed.
- "Numb" by Linkin Park. The "Numb" remix with Jay-Z's "Encore" is also a rich song that deserves its own special mention. That being said, nothing compares to the pure emotion that "Numb" dishes out in a good workout session.
- "Assassin" by Muse. The intense, electric riffs of Muse's "Assassin" work great with an energetic workout routine. The track comes from Muse's fourth studios album "Black Holes and Revelations", a well received 2006 CD with political undertones to it.
- "Emotion" by Benny Benassi. An electro house track with the adrenaline of a bull on steroids, "Emotion" goes hard on through your workout. Don't worry, no one will tell if you want to play this mix just one more time.
The best workout songs are those that get us out of the chair and into the gym. Your gym rat friends will always have their opinions, but understand this about workout songs: the only ones that matter are the ones that move you. Choose those, and get working! Then, when you become a connoisseur workout songs, why not make your own top ten list?