By mixing the old in with the new, we’ve compiled a playlist of some of the best workout songs of all time. Whether you’re going in for spin class or out for a run, whether you’re lifting weights or taking an aerobics class, these tunes will get you moving and grooving!
1) Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger (Play this video in Creation 5)
The Rocky III theme song is a classic! Released in 1982, the track went Platinum, gaining major MTV and radio airplay, holding #1 on Billboard Hot 100 chart for 6 weeks straight and #2 for best single. This song was made for you to box ’til you drop!
2) Madonna – Hung Up (Play this video in Creation 5)
Released in 2005 on the album Confessions On A Dancefloor, the dance-pop disco song became the album’s lead single and was featured on Madonna’s 2009 greatest hits album Celebration. With a heavy 1980’s pop influence, the track features a sample of ABBA’s unforgettable hit single “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme! (A Man After Midnight!)”.
3) Icona Pop (feat. Charli XCX) – I love it (Play this video in Creation 5)
Released in 2012, the Swedish synthpop duo peaked at #2 on the digital download single charts in Sweden and at #7 on Billboard Hot 100. A year later it charted at #1 on the UK singles charts. The song certified double-platinum and has sold over 2.6 million downloads. What a great beat to kick-ass too!
4) Avicii – Wake Me Up (Play this video in Creation 5)
Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii released the “Summer Anthem” of 2013. It was the hit single from his full-length debut studio album True, with Aloe Blacc on vocals, who later went on to release an acoustic version of the song due to its high success.
5) Benny Benassi – Satisfaction (Play this video in Creation 5)
From his 2002 album Hypnotica, the Italian DJ’s debut single “Satisfaction” peaked at #2 in the UK charts. The music video is quite the eye-catcher, if the track itself isn’t already one to remember. The song’s constant and heavy beat will definitely keep you running steady on your feet!
6) Imagine Dragons – Radioactive (Play this video in Creation 5)
Released in 2012, the track became the “highlight” on their debut studio album Night Visions. Peaking at #3 on Billboard Hot 100, it holds the record for the most time spent on Billboard, dominating for a ground-breaking 86 weeks. It was the third best selling song of 2013, after “Thrift Shop” and “Blurred Lines”. The song was nominated for Record of the Year at the 56th Grammy Awards and won Best Rock Performance.
7) Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky (Play this video in Creation 5)
Co-written by the French house music duo Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, the single reached top 10 in over 32 countries and has sold over 7.3 million copies. At the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, the single won awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. What an awesome song!
8) Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Play this video in Creation 5)
This “dark blues-y gospel disco tune” is one in a million. With its emotional and honest lyrics, its brilliantly catchy melody and its outstanding vocal, the song became the largest crossover hit to reach the US in 25 years. Adele gained international success, reaching #1 in 11 countries, peaking on Billboard Hot 100 for 7 weeks, becoming the best-selling digital song by a female artist in the US. In 2012, the song won Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video.
9) Eric Prydz – Call On Me (Play this video in Creation 5)
Swedish DJ/producer Eric Prydz is famous for his unforgettable sexual music video for “Call On Me”. The track reached #1 in the UK Singles Chart and stayed there for five weeks. It was the longest running single in the UK in 2004.
10) P!nk – U & Ur Hand (Play this video in Creation 5)
Female pop legend P!nk released “U & Ur Hand” on her fourth studio album I’m Not Dead (2006). The song was ranked #9 on Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 2007 and peaked at #9 on the Hot 100… re-launching P!nk’s career. The rock n’ roll diva definitely knows how to throw a party, with great style and energy!
Listen to the entire playlist here.
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