By Tanner Meeker
March 2, 2017
Complimenting your workout with some of your most motivating tunes is not extra or unnecessary – it can be essential to a successful and satisfying workout. Current research affirms that music and exercise make for a good team; and for some reason, listening to EDM music while I work out makes my team feel like an army of freshly-roided robots. I like to think of listening to music during a workout as a legal performance-enhancing drug. With that being said, obviously different types of music will better suit different workout plans, so I will provide an abundance of different genres in this list.
- “Work Bitch” – Britney Spears – This is a good one to get started off with because it starts slow and slowly progresses into an immensely motivating song.
- “Take Over Control” – Afrojack ft. Eva Simmons – Something will slowly start to take over you during this jam, and you’ll totally forget that nagging thought that you really don’t want to be there.
- “All Night” – Icona Pop (Cash Cash Remix) – After the last song, you’ll probably be wondering how long you’re going to feel this motivated, and this song should answer that question for you. I prefer the remix, but the original is gold too.
- “Play Hard” – David Guetta ft. Ne-Yo & Akon – This one should get you pumped for how you’re going to look when you’re done with the work and are ready for the play.
- “Power” – Kanye West – Because who doesn’t want to feel like Kanye when they’re bench pressing?
- “Welcome To The Jungle” – Guns N’ Roses – If you’re into rock, this one should give you an animal-like feel, so just pretend you’re a cheetah if you’re running or a gorilla if you’re weight-lifting.
- “That’s My Kind Of Night” – Luke Bryan – If you’re a country fan, you know there’s no better feeling than blasting Luke Bryan in your ears during your workout.
- “Eye Of The Tiger” – Survivor – Such a classic. This one is also good for blaring in your car and slowly driving beside someone on an outside run to help them keep going. They will appreciate it, I promise.
- Lose Yourself – Eminem – This one, along with “Power” by Kanye, are consecutively seen at the top of the “Top 100 Workout Songs in the World” charts. Thinking of his movie “8 Mile” should be enough to get anyone motivated for anything.
- Fergalicious – Fergie – Last, but most certainly not least, Fergie’s line about being “up in the gym just workin’ on my fitness” is pretty iconic.