100 Best workout songs to get your pulse racing

Looking to create a workout playlist for your morning run, gym session, marathon training or boxing session? Whatever your tastes, there are tunes out there that can motivate you, inspire you and make you work out longer and harder - there are even tracks that will get you over the finish line at that race or fitness challenge! Most of us wouldn't be without our MP3 player whilst we work out, and the right tracks can boost your mood, get those endorphins flowing and make you feel great - you know it's true!

So prepare to fire up your iTunes (or whatever you use) and load some of these killer tracks onto your workout playlist, we promise you won't regret it!

Classic Rock/Indie Songs

There's nothing like some Eye of the Tiger or a bit of Kasabian to get you motivated. Whether you're into classic rock or love indie, these tracks are perfect for any kind of workout, but particularly great for fitness challenges, marathons, strength training, or anything where you need to keep your competitive edge!

#100. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running

#99. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

#98. Van Halen - Ain't Talkin' Bout Love

#97. Queen - I Want it All

#96. The White Stripes - Blue Orchid

#95. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot

#94. Kasabian - Underdog

#93. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls on Parade

#92. Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

#91. Motorhead - Ace of Spades

#90. Marilyn Manson - The Fight Song

#89. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dance Floor

#88. The Rolling Stones - Bitch

#87. The Hives - Tick Tick Boom

#86. Muse - Uprising

#85. The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger

#84. AC/DC - It's a Long Way to the Top

#83. Deep Purple - Smoke on The Water

#82. Van Halen - Jump

#81. Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

#80. Aerosmith - Walk This Way

#79. The Clash - Train in Vain

Hip Hop/R n' B Songs

Perfect for strength training, boxing and martial arts, there's nothing like a bit of Jay-Z or Eminem to make you feel you can smash those fitness goals and come out on top. Try some of these tracks next time you need motivation.

#78. 50 Cent - Get Up

#77. Eminem - Immigrant Song

#76. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out

#75. Jay-Z - Run This Town

#74. 2Pac - California Love

#73. House of Pain - Jump Around

#72. Method Man - Bring The Pain

#71. Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind

#70. The Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get It Started

#69. Eminem - Lose Yourself

#68. Kanye West - Black Skinhead

#67. Beyonce - Single Ladies

#66. Outkast - Hey Ya!

#65. Rihanna - Shut Up And Drive

#64. Jay-Z - December 4th

#63. Salt-N-Pepa - Push It

#62. Beastie Boys - Body Movin' (Fatboy Slim Remix)

Pop Songs

Perfect for cardio workouts, running on the treadmill at the gym, a spin class or aerobics, these catchy numbers will be stuck in your head all day long - don't blame us!

#61. Lady Gaga - The Edge of Glory

#60. Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

#59. Steps - 5,6,7,8

#58. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass

#57. Katy Perry - Firework

#56. Robyn - Dancing On My Own

#55. Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang

#54. Bastille - Pompeii

#53. Benny Benassi - Satisfaction

#52. AWOL Nation - Sail

#51. Pink - You and Your Hand

#50. Katy Perry - Last Friday Night

Chill-out Songs

Heading for a yoga or Pilates session, or maybe you're trying Tai-Chi? Some of these tracks are even perfect for meditation (we recommend Cut Chemist's 'The Garden') and will leave you feeling blissfully relaxed in no time.

#49. Madeline Fuhrman - The Alchemist

#48. Sia - Chandelier

#47. Magic! - Rude

#46. Sam Smith - Safe With Me

#45. Halsey - Ghost

#44. Sophia Black - Everything Breaks

#43. The Foo Fighters - Aurora

#43. Cut Chemist - The Garden

Chart-topping songs

Guaranteed to be catchy and the perfect soundtrack for a session at the gym, alone or with a fitness buddy, these will get your pulse racing and endorphins flowing. Try not to sing along on the treadmill to Odetta's Hit or Miss (it's the song from the Southern Comfort ad, in case it sounds familiar) - you might get some pretty strange looks!

#42. Kelly Clarkson - Stronger

#41. Daft Punk - Robot Rock

#40. Odetta - Hit Or Miss

#39. Kanye West - The New Workout Plan

#38. Smash Mouth - Walking on The Sun

#37. ZZ Ward - Put The Gun Down

#36. Azealia Banks - 212 Ft. Lazy Jay

#35. Justin Timberlake - Sexyback

#34. Catfish and The Bottlemen - Cocoon

#33. Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX - Fancy

#32. Pitbull and John Ryan - Fireball

#31. Kongos - Come With Me Now

#30. Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better

#29. Jessie J and 2 Chainz - Burning Up

#28. Royksopp and Robyn - Do It Again

Dance Songs

The best dance music can give you an instant energy and mood boost, whether you're into classic tracks from the 90s or prefer your dance more 21st-century. Try these next time you're planning a high-intensity workout!

#27. Faithless - Insomnia

#26. Cafe Del Mar - Energy 52

#25. Prodigy - Firestarter

#24. David Guetta - Gettin' Over You

#23. Benny Benassi - Cinema

#22. Calvin Harris - Feel So Close

#21. David Guetta - She Wolf

#20. Cascada - Everytime We Touch

#19. Scooter - Fire

#18. Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity

#17. Snap - Rhythm is a Dancer

#16. Eiffel 65 - Blue (Da Ba Dee)

#15. Darude - Sandstorm

#14. Cascada - Evacuate the Dancefloor

#13. Robert Miles - Children

#12. La Roux - In for the Kill

#11. Wamdue Project - King of My Castle

Our Top 10

We know our top 10 might not be to everyone's taste, but here are the Expertrain team's top 10 workout tracks. Guaranteed to give you a warm, happy feeling, motivate you and make working out at 6am that little bit less painful (even if you're not a morning person!)

#10. Foo Fighters - Times Like These

#9. C + C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

#8. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet

#7. Michael Jackson - Shake Your Body (Down To the Ground)

#6. Stevie Wonder - Superstitious

#5. AC/DC - Back in Black

#4. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

#3. Daft Punk - One More Time

#2. Christina Aguilera - Fighter

Our number one workout song? There was only ever one contender really...Love it or hate it, it's a classic!

#1. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger


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Author By Paula Beaton
Date On 27th Jan 2015 at 13:01
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