Best Workout Songs

The best songs for pumping iron, running on the treadmill, cruising on the stationary bike or whatever else you do to break a sweat and get your "swoll on". Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.


Jam - Michael Jackson

The video is adorable. MJ and MJ. Michael perfected the beat more with 'Scream', but this song is still great. The lyrics are also uplifting.

Jam is Great dance exercise song with a great beat! I love to dance to this! The video is also very good. You just keep Jamming to the grove of the beat.

So wonderful!

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2Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

Always wants me to recreate the famous scene from Rocky where he runs up the steps!


Epic song good beat to work with keeps you going. Kept me motivated for sure

a classic. gets you going as you remember rooting for Rocky in the films!


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3Winning Streak - Marie Picasso

Marie Picasso gives you the strength you need.

4Lose Yourself - Eminem

It really tells you to keep going Y'know, the music is simple but powerful and aggressive enough to keep your head occupied with something aside the exercise itself, the lyrics are quite deep, too.

It's about giving everything you've got because you may not have another chance. The beat is hard-driving (although it seems sampled from "One Night in Bangkok"), the lyrics are powerful and the song really grabs hold of you.

He pours his real emotions into the song and this music makes you get emotionally involved in the workout.

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5Till I Collapse - Eminem

Kick ass song! It's a must have. The rage in the song helps push you to your outer limits.

I love this song! Just one song that beats it for work outs... 300 violin orchestra!
Its really fun and inspirational. One of the best workout songs ever!


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6Remember The Name - Fort Minor

This song was Made for working out to!

This song is just the perfect thing to get you pumped up and keep you going longer and farther.

it's so upbeat and gets me going

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7Ding Dong Song - G√ľnther & The Sunshine Girls

This song is also great for studying! I always listened to it while writing essays and it always helped me concentrate better! :D

I love Gunther! tutti Frutti Summer love is a great one too!

This song makes me laugh when working out. It keeps the workout lite.

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8Bird of Happiness - Vitas

Vitas , your unselfish and boundless love give people true happiness. And it is just Happiness make people move , keep people on.

the beat never ceases to make me want to dance! it is just full of energy

It makes me so happy!

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9Cranes Crying - Vitas
10Body - Vitas

The best music of the calisthenics

I'll dance follow it when setting-up exercises


11Jamaica - Vitas

Full of energetic!

12Let The Bodies Hit The Floor - Drowning Pool

The guttural growls and heavy guitar riff make for a brutal song which is great to workout to. I love metal, and this song is great.

Awesome song-love the count for weight lifting

makes you angry and pumped up

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13The Final Countdown - Europe

LOVE. Running. To. This. Song.

I WORKOUT TO THIS! And I thought I was the only one!

The Final Countdown is the ULTIMATE workout song! Nothing gets me more pumped up!

14Angel Without a Wing - Vitas
15Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky") - Bill Conti

There is no better song I know that makes you run another mile

Every time I listen to this I feel like going out and punching the first person I see :)

like this is the most inspirational song ever this is like the best

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16Pump It - Black Eyed Peas

will kick your ass time and time again!

I love this song to and the remix is even better

Great Energy!

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17Epic - Faith No More


Great song, makes me wanna keep running! Love his voice!

18Stronger - Kanye West

definitely the best workout song, really gets me pumped

this song gets you goin, easily top 5 best workout songs ever!

a great any type of workout song!

19I Ask All Saints - Vitas
20Bombs Over Baghdad - Outkast

very up tempo song. great for running.

Up tempo.. gets me going

21Enter Sandman - Metallica

This song makes me feel like I can lift harder, go faster! Very motivating!

When I need driving energy that immediately gives me an adrenaline boost I just put on Enter Sandman. Nuff said.

This song is the greatest workout song!

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22Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

push your limits... listn to this classic

Great song.. to work out to

Hellz to the yeah! This song makes you feel strong!

23Rollin' - Limp Bizkit

Did a hip hop dance to this with my dance team... STILL makes me want to get up and dance.

This song ALWAYS makes me run a little faster!

This keeps me rollin!

24Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

One of the greatest rock songs of all time

this song is great if you like rock n rol. I agree its cool

I really can't see how this isn't higher EASILY the best pump up/ workout song ever

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25Headstrong - Trapt

Makes me want to break out in a run when I'm just walking.. Just so much energy.

Makes me go BAM. It makes me go just a little more EVERY time I want to stop, love it

This song make you want to give your best just so you can tell people SO THERE!

26The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
27Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Daft Punk

This song gets me in the zone EVERY time. Awesome song

really inspirational!

awesome workout song, definitely on my playlist

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28Picture To Burn - Taylor Swift

The best song ever for squatting 405!

Great Song... love it!

29Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

loud. energetic. brilliant.

Nothing better to get pumped up!

30Watch Me Shine - Joanna Pacitti
31Smack My Bitch Up - Prodigy

It's the don

You either have to dance or work out if this song is playing.


32Fergalicious - Fergie

Great Cario Song!

I'll be up in the gym, just working on my fitness!

33Got The Life - Korn

Get your boogie on

34Coming Undone - Korn

awesome... and yes I'm a girl!

35I Alone - Live
36Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

brilliant for the treadmill

Great for running on the treadmill!

37Anthem of the Year 2000 - Silverchair
38SOS - Rihanna

The Beat Keeps My Adrenaline Going

39You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

This is a great workout track and one of the best classic rock songs ever!


40Bawitdaba - Kid Rock

sickest opening best pump up song

41Paralyzer - Finger Eleven

this song if perfect for those time when you feel you can't do any more or go any further!

42Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

Classic baby

43I Stand Alone - Godsmack

This song is straight up badass

Great choice. Puts a flame under my ass!

If this doesn't pump you up, nothing will!

44With You - Linkin Park

Wanna get in shape? Download the first 2 Linkin Park albums and just listen to them.

45In Da Club - 50 Cent

The vid is what helps me work out

Its good if you watch the video too and see him do the upside down sit ups.

46Throw It Up - Lil Jon

Gets You so Crunked up!

nice ass song I'm not a huge rap fan but this is a good song

good song nice bass gets you pumped up fast

47Man In the Box - Alice in Chains
48Low - Flo Rida

you simply can't stand still when you hear this :)

This always makes me dance.. no matter what, its so fun and I love dancing as I workout, its nice to shake your butt to.. haha.

49When You Were Young - The Killers

Love the lyrics and the chords in this tune... actually makes me look back when I was young

50SexyBack - Justin Timberlake

High beat

51Vertigo - U2

Great for fast workouts. Gets you pumped every time!

Good brisk walking or running music

52You're the Best - Joe Esposito

Sure its a little cheesy, but it still can't be beat!

Karate Kid training. Classic

53Black Betty - Ram Jam

Whoah, Black Betty, lam the lam..

get's me goin' every time ;D

54Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) - C+C Music Factory

Lots of Charisma.

55If You're Going Through Hell - Rodney Atkins

Great motivating country jam.

56Push It - Garbage

Love this song!

57Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

OOhhh yeah baby Go Queen!

58One Night in Bangkok - Vinylshakerz
59Good Vibrations - Marky Mark

Nice beat, good motivation

60Out of My Way - Seether
61Push it - Static-X

This song is the best for when you are tired it gets your energy back up there!

62Lucia Di Lammermoor - Vitas
63The Second Coming - Juelz Santana

amazing song, always fires me up before a game

64Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top

The goods...

65Dyers eve - Metallica

Steady beginning.. heavy fast straight after

rock n` rock


66Kernkraft 4000 - Zombie Nation

Called Kerncraft 400 from Zombie Nation... All hockey fans know this one

pure energy

67Crank That (Travis Barker Remix) - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em

simply one of the best if you wanna get in shape

TB makes it awesome

68Can't Get You out of My Head - Kylie Minogue

Great cause of the beat and tempo

Has a good Beat

69Live To Win - Paul Stanley

The ultimate pumper.. WIN!

this song IS competiton

70Roll Call - Lil' Jon

It makes you wanna workout AND punch people in the face. lol.

71Guilty - Gravity Kills

Good hard hitting baseline

72Just One Fix - Ministry
73I Will Be Heard - Hatebreed

I had never heard this song til I saw it on this list and looked it up.. What a KICKASS song!

tight song

74Top Back (Remix) - T.I.


75Guerilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine

gotta vote for RATM wit zachs catchy lyrics and toms awesome guitarwork they can def get you pumped for anything at least for me...

76Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

pumps you up and is still a classic song.

77What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani

Great beat... makes you want to move it!

78Never Gonna Stop - Rob Zombie

sick beat! "see heaven flash a horror show"

gets me pumped to workout

79Never Enough - Eminem

I find most of his music has great beats to work out to.

80Stinkfist - Tool

Simply makes you want to move


81Boom - P.O.D.

they even gettin' a workout in the video lol

82Get Back - Ludacris

makes me pumped every time.


83Born to Reign - Will Smith

This is the start, the motivation

84The Red - Chevelle
85The World's Greatest - R. Kelly

I'm not a boxer, but I do get the great feeling from this!

If you're a boxer.. you'll get it.

86Holy Diver - Killswitch Engage

So true. It definitely gets me going.

great remake of a classic very raw

87Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider

If anyone hasn't watched Vision Quest, watch it. Great 80's movie in line with Youngblood, Karate Kid, and even Rocky. And an awesome running song.

88It's Like That - Run DMC
89The Game - Motorhead
90Israel - Ishbak


91Psycho Killer - Talking Heads

Run, run, run, run awaaaay...

92Blind - Korn
93Machinehead - Bush

Zomg.. if this don't get you goin ' then your a corpse

94H - Tool

Great to run to!

95Lights Out - P.O.D.

awesome training tune

96Cherry Pie - Warrant
97Clumsy - Fergie
98Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson
99The Man Without Fear - Drowning Pool
100Everything to Me - Liz Phair

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This list was created on February 16, 2007 and has been voted on over 7,000 times. This list contains 120 items.