Stay Inspired With These 75 Workout Songs

Get fit with a workout playlist to keep you moving and motivated.

Turn on the tunes to lift your spirit!

If you need more motivation to get fit, here are the 75 best songs to add to your iPod workout playlist to keep you inspired.

There is always an excuse for why we can’t workout…the laundry, grocery store, errands, career, kids’ schedules…and it doesn’t just happen. Committing to feeling your best inside and out takes dedication and a lot of hard work.

When I put my ipod on and get moving on a sunny day, everything else disappears. It is my time to think, focus on myself, and take care of my body and spirit. Running has become my passion, but music can be extremely motivating for whatever exercise you choose. Part of staying dedicated is zeroing in on why you want to get fit. There are a myriad of reasons why we finally decide to commit, and it can be extremely personal, reaching beyond the upcoming bikini season.

After the birth of my second child I decided to run a half marathon with my neighbor. I had never run more than a mile before, but I knew it would be a feasible way to get my body back, and it turned out to be a wonderful experience for me. I came to enjoy many aspects of running, most importantly that I could leave from my house and be done in 30 minutes, knowing that I had a great workout. Race day was exhilarating, the atmosphere charged with excitement and adrenaline. I immediately knew that I would keep running.

Three months after the half marathon, I had a suspicious mole removed. Skin cancer didn’t run in my family, and I truly didn’t think too much of it. A week later I received a call from my dermatologist telling me that the mole was melanoma, but it wasn’t life threatening “this time” since they caught it early. Less than a week later I kissed my husband and two young sons goodbye as I was wheeled into surgery to have any excess cells removed and be cleared of melanoma. The experience was a huge shock to me, scary as anything, and tremendously eye opening. We all know that health is everything, yet sometimes it takes an unfortunate situation such as this one to bring focus to what is really important. I was so thankful that the cancer was caught early, yet I was angry at my seemingly healthy body.

My twin sister called shortly after my surgery to ask me if I would run the Philadelphia marathon with her, and before I could even think about it, I said yes and registered. I was excited to do something positive with my body and feel confident in my health again. The marathon was a huge success, truly one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I say it was the fourth best day I ever had, after my wedding and the birth of my children. I had a smile on my face the entire way, thrilled to my core with what I had trained my body and mind to accomplish. I felt incredibly happy and healthy, and it was a way for me to put my melanoma scare behind me.

Since then I have run the Houston Marathon, also with my twin sister. My goal this year is to get my husband running, and for us to accomplish a half marathon together.

There are days I don’t feel like getting up and exercising, but once I turn on my ipod and go, I am always happy I did. Music is extremely motivating to me, and this Supreme iPod Playlist just may motivate you too on the days when you don’t feel especially energetic. This list is comprised of mostly Top 40 and a tad of cool Country. I hope these songs appeal to most of you because they make me want to get up and GO!

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1. 2012 (It Ain’t The End)
Jay Sean – 127 BPM Amazon/iTunes

2. Ain’t Nobody
Mary J Blige – 107 BPM Amazon/iTunes

3. Beautiful Day
U2 – 136 BPM Amazon/iTunes

4. Beautiful Soul 
Jesse McCartney – 90 BPM Amazon/iTunes

5. Blackout 
Breathe Carolina – 123 BPM Amazon/iTunes

6. Brighter Than The Sun
Colbie Cailliat – 96 BPM Amazon/iTunes

7. California Gurls
Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg– 130 BPM Amazon/iTunes

8. Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen – 128 BPM Amazont/iTunes

9. Can’t Fight the Moonlight 
LeAnn Rimes – 130 BPM Amazon/iTunes

10. Club Can’t Handle Me
Flo Rida, David Guetta – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

11. Dancing Crazy 
Miranda Cosgrove – 106 BPM Amazon/iTunes

12. Dangerous 
Kardinal Offishal – 117 BPM Amazon/iTunes

13. Disturbia 
Rihanna – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

14. Domino 
Jessie J – 127 BPM Amazon/iTunes

15. Drive By
Train – 122 BPM Amazon/iTunes

16. Dynamite
Taio Cruz – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

17. Evacuate the Dancefloor 
Cascada – BPM Amazon/iTunes

18. Everytime We Touch 
Cascada – 142 BPM Amazon/iTunes

19. (It) Feels So Good 
Steven Tyler – 122 BPM Amazon/iTunes

20. Firework 
Katy Perry – 125 BPM Amazon/iTunes

21. Forget You 
Cee Lo Green – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

22. Give Me Everything 
Pitbull, Ne-Yo,Afrojack, Nayer – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

23. Glad You Came 
The Wanted – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

24. Glamorous 
Fergie – 131 BPM Amazon/iTunes

25. Good Feeling 
Flo Rida – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

26. Good Girl 
Carrie Underwood – 129 BPM Amazon/iTunes

27. Haven’t Had Enough 
Marianas Trench– 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

28. Hold It Against Me 
Britney Spears – 133 BPM Amazon/iTunes

29. Hollaback Girl 
Gwen Stefani – 110 BPM Amazon/iTunes

30. Honey Bee
Blake Shelton – 103 BPM Amazon/iTunes

31. Honey Honey 
Mamma Mia Soundtrack – 138 BPM Amazon/iTunes

31. In My Head 
Jason Derulo – 113 BPM Amazon/iTunes

32. International Love 
Pitbull – 125 BPM Amazon/iTunes

33. It Girl
Jason Derulo – 122 BPM Amazon/iTunes

34. Jessie’s Girl
Rick Springfield – 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

35. Just Dance 
Lady Gaga – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

36. Kissin U 
Miranda Cosgrove – 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

37. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) 
Katy Perry – 126 BPM Amazon/iTunes

38. Little Red Corvette 
Prince –123 BPM Amazon/iTunes

39. Love In America 
JTX – 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

40. Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

41. Oh Darling
Plug In Stereo – 112 BPM Amazon/iTunes

42. On The Floor 
Jennifer Lopez – 130 BPM Amazon/iTunes

43. Only the Good Die Young
Billy Joel – 79 BPM Amazon/iTunes

44. Paradise City 
Guns N’ Roses – 100 BPM Amazon/iTunes

45. Part Of Me 
Katy Perry – 130 BPM Amazon/iTunes

46. Price Tag 
Jessie J – 88 BPM Amazon/iTunes

47. Raise Your Glass
Pink – 127 BPM Amazon/iTunes

48. Rolling In The Deep 
Adele – 108 BPM Amazon/iTunes

49. S&M Remix 
Rihanna – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

50. Save Me San Francisco
Train – 112 BPM Amazon/iTunes

51. Shame on Me 
Katrina – 90 BPM Amazon/iTunes

52. Something More 
Sugarland – 102 BPM Amazon/iTunes

53. SOS 
Rihanna – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

54. Starships 
Nicki Minaj – 125 BPM Amazon/iTunes

55. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
Kelly Clarkson – 126 BPM Amazon/iTunes

56. Stuck Like Glue 
Sugarland – 84 BPM Amazon/iTunes

57. Summer Nights
Rascal Flatts – 102 BPM Amazon/iTunes

58. Super Bass 
Nicki Minaj – 127 BPM Amazon/iTunes

59. Sweet Home Alabama 
Lynyrd Skynyrd – 104 BPM Amazon/iTunes

60. Sweetest Thing 
U2 – 142 BPM Amazon/iTunes

61. The Edge Of Glory
Lady Gaga – 126 BPM Amazon/iTunes

62. The New Workout Plan 
Kanye West – 118 BPM Amazon/iTunes

63. The Sweet Escape
Gwen Stefani – 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

64. TiK ToK
Ke$ha – 126 BPM Amazon/iTunes

65. Till The World Ends 
Britney Spears – 129 BPM Amazon/iTunes

66. Turn Me On 
David Guetta and Nicki Minaj – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

67. We Found Love 
Rihanna – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

68. We R Who We R 
Ke$ha – 120 BPM Amazon/iTunes

69. What Makes You Beautiful
One Direction – 125 BPM Amazon/iTunes

70. When Love Takes Over 
David Guetta – 130 BPM Amazon/iTunes

71. Whenever, Wherever 
Shakira – 108 BPM Amazon/iTunes

72. Where Them Girls At
David Guetta, Nicki Minja, Flo Rida – 132 BPM Amazon/iTunes

73. Won’t Back Down 
Eminem ft P!nk – 180 BPM Amazon/iTunes

74. Your Love Is My Drug 
Ke$ha – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes

75. Zero
Smashing Pumpkins – 128 BPM Amazon/iTunes


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Ali Katz

Ali Katz is a self-care coach for women, a mindfulness and meditation expert, and author of the bestselling book "Hot Mess to Mindful Mom." It is her passion to help women everywhere bring more balance and joy into their lives.

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  1. On my own opinion, I think that I would really get inspired with these 76 songs. I know that many people would like to make use of this song on their plan to lose weight. I think that would be able to make use of those songs as well.

  2. Great list! I would add "Survivor" by Destiny's Child. Always gets me going!

    On a related note, have you seen the recent news about warding off skin cancer with caffeine and a workout? Win-Win!

  3. I also had an early stage melanoma diagnosis. And you have a U2 song in your list. So you are alright by me 🙂

  4. Great music – I teach indoor cycling and 90% of your music is what we ride to! Keep up the great work, I love your site!

  5. What a truly inspiring post!  Thanks for the playlist as mine was getting boring, not any more….

    1. Amber, Thanks for the info. We’re putting together an ‘old school’ list of play songs! We’ll be sure to add Eye of the Tiger 🙂

  6. "my body" by young the giant.

    "my body tells me no, but I won't quit cause I want more…" Words to motivate me

  7. I personally like "Titanium" by David Guetta… That song ALWAYS gets me moving faster when I am doing my daily walk! 🙂

  8. Great post! It took me some downloading 😉 but I got the job done. These songs are great to workout on. I really love to workout on house music such as Nicky Romero, Afrojack or Hardwell. I've seen them live several times and its always great music to use during training. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  9. Thanks for this, will add it to my repertoire of songs I listen to at the gym!! Love Rascall Flatts and try Bruno Mars

  10. I would suggest "The boogie that be" by Black eye peas, "I am the best" by 2ne1, "Oh Yeah" by GD and TOP, and "The Boys" by Girl's Generation. They all are great pop and hip hop songs to get you pumped up. The beat is just awesome that it lets you bring that inner energy out.

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