Our Favorite Workout Songs

Featured Article, Fitness, Motivation
on July 18, 2014

Are your workouts starting to feel a little…stale? Refresh your sweat sessions with a thumpin’ new playlist. These fun summer tunes—which range from classic rock to Indie dance to hip-hop—will breathe some new life into your workouts.

“Fancy”—Iggy Azalea feat. Charlie XCX

Undoubtedly the unofficial song of the summer, this catchy hit from Australian hip-hop queen Iggy Azalea has topped the charts since June. This contagious, upbeat song will motivate you to go the extra mile or crank out that extra rep.


Add some fun to your run with this catchy, contagious track from up-and-coming indie group Misterwives.

“Shower”—Becky G

This sugary summer hit is perfect for rocking out during a workout—or cruising around town with the top down.

“I’m Ready”—AJR

Blending barbershop harmonies with electro-pop influences, this pop-infused debut from brother trio AJR will be stuck in your head all day long.

“One Minute More”—Capital Cities

The “Safe and Sound” indie pop duo is back at it with yet another summer hit. Whether you’re pounding pavement or pumping iron, this fun dance-pop tune will power you through the course.

“Bring Em Home (Gold Jacket Remix)”—D.VELOPED

A fun, whimsical mash-up of T.I.’s “Bring Em Out” and Edward Sharpe’s “Home” that’s full of little surprises (Lady Gaga, anyone?).

“Take You Higher (Radio Edit)”—Goodwill Hook & Sling

This hidden gem of a song is so good, you’ll want to hit “repeat” over and over again.

“Can’t Stop”—Red Hot Chili Peppers

Twelve years later, this oldie-but-goodie still gets us.

“This is How We Do”—Katy Perry

Amp up your sweat sesh with this sassy summer anthem from pop songstress Katy Perry.


Dutch DJ Tiesto is known for churning out EDM hits, and “Wasted” doesn’t disappoint. It’s a poptastic, lighthearted tune that will make you want to drop your dumbbells and start dancing in the gym.

“Love is All I Got”—Feed Me & Crystal Fighters 

With infectious beats and smooth indie vocals, this little-known tune from Aussie electronic group Crystal Feeders makes the perfect anthem to any summer workout.

“Summer”—Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris’s electro-influenced ballad will help you go the extra mile.

“We Found Love”—Rihanna (Feat. Calvin Harris)

Filled with pulsating dance floor rhythms, “We Found Love” will never get old.

“Changes”—Waul feat. WadAd

Add this catchy dance hit to your workout playlist.

“Sky Full of Stars”—Coldplay

Ditching its alt-rock sound in favor of EDM influences, Coldplay’s new dance track, “Sky Full of Stars,” co-produced by Avicii, makes the perfect addition to your workout playlist.

“Billie Jean vs. Get Lucky”—Michael Jackson vs. Daft Punk

The timeless Micheal Jackson hit gets a decidedly unexpected, modern twist when blended with the electro-pop sounds of Daft Punk.

“Million Dollar Bills”—Lorde

Awash in dubstep anthems and bubbly vocals, we love this catchy hit from songstress Lorde.

“Rather Be”—Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne

Featuring dreamy vocals and experimental violin chords, this  upbeat, airy dance hit is sure to become a new favorite.


This short-but-sweet number from Queen B’s 2014 eponymous album is a sensual, bass-thumping song that will help you kick some serious butt in the gym (because we all want Beyonce’s butt, right?).

“La La La”—Naughty Boy (feat. Sam Smith)

British singer-songwriter Sam Smith croons beautifully against a fast dance background in this relentlessly catchy summer ballad.

“Pumpin Blood”—NONONO

“Cause it’s your heart, it’s alive, it’s pumping blood,” Swedish duo NONONO sings in their ultra-catchy dance hit “Pumpin Blood”—a fitting accompaniment to a heart-pumping, blood-rushing workout.

“Stolen Dance”—Milky Chance

This quirky, hypnotic track from German pop band Milky Chance is infectiously fun.

 “Bad Girls”—M.I.A.

Feel like a total boss while jamming out to M.I.A.’s bad girl anthem.

 “Cant Hold Us” (Feat. Ray Dalton)—Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

Hit play. Repeat.

“Gimme Shelter”—Rolling Stones 

More than 50 years later, we’re still loving this timeless rock ‘n roll track. Steal those moves like Jagger and add this 1969 classic to your workout playlist.

“Fever”—Black Keys  

Rock out to this riotous, blues-infused indie rock song while running down a long and winding road.

“All Night”—Icona Pop

A fist-pumping, carefree dance track that’s perfect for hitting the gym or hitting the town.