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Here Are 50 of the Best Workout Songs to Get You Motivated

With the thrill of New Year&#;s resolutions behind us and a long winter ahead, it can be hard to keep going with workout goals. But sometimes, all you need is the right song to give you the push you need to keep at it — whether running, biking or weight lifting. TIME is here to help with an essential workout playlist: a mix of songs that are tried-and-tested crowd favorites and some deeper cuts worth your attention from recent years and beyond. Normani&#;s &#;Motivation,&#; Lizzo&#;s &#;Good As Hell&#; and Travis Scott&#;s &#;Sicko Mode&#; are just the beginning; from hip-hop to classic rock to EDM, there&#;s a little bit of everything.

&#;Getting on a treadmill or a bike or going for a run is a very solo activity, so having an artist sing to you along the way can be reassuring,&#; Spotify&#;s trends experts Shanon Cook told TIME about the popularity of music in getting people going with their fitness routines.&#;Music can help you find your rhythm or help you set your pace.&#; From motivational lyrics to driving beats and tunes that bring back good memories, it&#;s no secret that music has power in helping you stay on track.

We sorted through hundreds of tunes to select the critical picks that help us get our hearts pumping at fitness classes or while working out solo. The end result: a list of 50 of the songs that are best used for motivating you while working out — whatever the activity, from running to weight-lifting to getting in your crunches. As Cook says, &#;every person’s different, and every person’s going to listen to different types of songs when they’re working out.&#; But certain things are nearly-universally appealing, like hip-hop jams. And certain songs, like Eminem&#;s &#;Till I Collapse&#; (Spotify&#;s most popular workout-related tune for four years in a row), Kanye West&#;s &#;Stronger&#; and Survivor&#;s perennial classic &#;Eye of the Tiger&#; remain favorites across the board. Others — a Ricky Martin deep cut, some Brazilian baile funk and even a K-pop track — might be new surprises for the casual listener. Turn on the music and turn up your heart rate.

These are the 50 best workout songs.

&#;FU,&#; Miley Cyrus feat. French Montana

Miley Cyrus&#; album Bangerz was an interesting experiment in genre mixing; there&#;s country, EDM, pop and rap all wrapped up in one project. What Cyrus brings to everything is her signature personality and bold vocals. On &#;FU&#; with rapper French Montana she holds nothing back. The result is a cheeky kiss-off over a gritty dubstep beat that&#;s certain to get you moving.

&#;I Don&#;t Care,&#; Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber

&#;We at a party we don&#;t want to be at&#; is not a particularly inspiring sentiment, true. But the hollow, insistent drumbeat of Sheeran and Bieber&#;s collaboration will get under your skin; there&#;s a reason Sheeran remains a chart mainstay. The thought behind the song works for any kind of workout, too: just keep going and put up with the situation and you&#;ll get through it.

&#;My Oh My,&#; Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby

Camila Cabello has an instinct for wildly catchy Latin-inflected riffs; chart hits &#;Havana&#; and &#;Señorita&#; are proof of that. &#;My Oh My&#; is a little slower but just as effective, dark and brooding with its echoing chorus and her own intensity. Throw in the joyful rhymes of DaBaby, and suddenly it&#;s a track with extra kick to help you keep pumping.

&#;Raising Hell,&#; Kesha feat. Big Freedia

Kesha&#;s latest phase is full of exuberance: &#;Raising Hell&#; sees her having an absolute blast over a bouncy bass, with an assist from Big Freedia. Her tendency to love a chanted chorus makes it easy to sing along to as well, which might help when you need that extra workout boost.

&#;Blood, Sweat & Tears,&#; Ava Max

Albanian-American pop star Ava Max can&#;t help but make catchy songs (see: breakout hit &#;Sweet But Psycho&#;). &#;Blood, Sweat & Tears&#; riffs off of a playground chant but ends up as a driving anthem that parallels the concept of working hard quite nicely.

&#;God Is a Dancer,&#; Tiësto and Mabel

English singer Mabel brings soulful vocals to this fast-paced electronic track from Dutch DJ and producer Tiësto. &#;Keep that pace&#; take it step by step,&#; Mabel sings, appropriately for any workout: its consistency makes it an ideal jam for the gym.

&#;I Win,&#; Lethal Bizzle feat. Skepta

British grime artist Lethal Bizzle&#;s anthemic, confident &#;I Win&#; starts with punch and never lets up. If positive self-talk were enough to get you through a workout, then &#;I Win&#; would be all you need to hit every goal.

&#;Don&#;t Stop the Music,&#; Rihanna

&#;Don&#;t Stop the Music&#; came out back in , but it&#;s Rihanna&#;s gift that keeps giving. Intense from the get-go, there&#;s something about the directness of its bassline that resonates no matter what. Plus, as it builds to its big chorus, it&#;s impossible not to find the beat of whatever you&#;re doing.

&#;&#;Ready For It?,&#; Taylor Swift

Swift&#;s self-referential album Reputation was filled with intensely anthemic pop; &#;&#;Ready For It?&#; has the biggest drop, the most hard-charging beat and the most soaring chorus, making it the best of the workout options.

&#;Jungle,&#; X Ambassadors feat. Jamie N Commons

The last decade&#;s update to Queen&#;s &#;We Will Rock You&#; came in the form of &#;Jungle&#; from rock band X Ambassadors and soul singer Jamie N Commons: a hand-clap, foot-stomping, bluesy song with searing guitar and reverberating intensity. It feels like the soundtrack of the best scene in an action movie; it should certainly do the trick at a workout.

&#;Mic Drop (Steve Aoki Remix),&#; BTS

There&#;s a reason K-pop supergroup BTS inspires such avid fandom: hits that range from sweet ballads to intense tracks like &#;Mic Drop&#; off their record-breaking album Love Yourself: Answer, which seamlessly mixes their prodigious rapping skills with dance beats and a dark, catchy edge. Steve Aoki&#;s remix adds extra oomph to a song that already hit hard. (Also inspiring: the sharp choreography in the music video.)

&#;Survivor,&#; Destiny&#;s Child

A classic Destiny&#;s Child banger, &#;Survivor&#; is the kind of workout song you need when you&#;re getting close to reaching your limit. Singing along to &#;I&#;m a survivor, I&#;m not gon&#; give up, I&#;m not gon&#; stop, I&#;m gon&#; work harder&#; is the ultimate boost. Thank you, Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle.

&#;On the Ball,&#; Bryce Vine

Breezy and bright with a surf-rock vibe, Bryce Vine&#;s &#;On the Ball&#; is exactly what it says it is: a celebration of being on top of things. Vine oozes confidence over the pop-rap beat, making it perfect for soundtracking a workout.

&#;BOP,&#; DaBaby

Rapper DaBaby was one of &#;s biggest breakout stars, a vivacious presence in whatever music he popped up in with a distinctive, fast-paced flow. His &#;BOP&#; is just that: over a wavering flute, DaBaby comes out swinging with his infectious energy.

&#;Giant,&#; Calvin Harris feat. Rag&#;n&#;Bone Man

&#;I am giant, stand up on my shoulders, tell me what you see&#; — that&#;s the uplifting refrain in Scottish DJ Calvin Harris&#;s latest hit, backgrounded by bold horns and a soulful beat. In other words, it&#;s a great jam for hitting the gym with.

&#;Work From Home,&#; Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign

Fifth Harmony may have broken up, but &#;Work From Home&#; — their blockbuster hit as a group — is still one of the catchiest pop releases of the s. And it is technically about &#;working,&#; (right?) which makes it even better for a workout.

&#;Satisfaction,&#; Benny Benassi

Italian DJ Benny Benassi&#;s debut single &#;Satisfaction&#; may be from , but its sticky electronic beat is both sonically pioneering and deeply, yes, satisfying. With a chorus that repeats &#;Push me,&#; what better to keep you in the workout game?

&#;Trampoline,&#; SHAED feat. ZAYN

Who knew a trampoline would be such a compelling song subject? Indie pop trio SHAED started things off and tapped Zayn for a later remix of their viral hit; the result is a dance-pop track that&#;s heavy on the down-beat, spare with its production choices and intense with its focus.

&#;War Paint,&#; FLETCHER

Viral hit &#;War Paint&#; is one of those soaring pop anthems that can&#;t help but get people to their feet. With bouncy percussion and a rollicking, uplifting chorus, it&#;s a perfect workout track: &#;Bring the big guns out,&#; singer Fletcher insists. &#;Watch me put my war paint on.&#;

&#;Stronger,&#; Kanye West

One of only a handful of songs that speak directly to the physical experience of working out, West&#;s seminal hit &#;Stronger&#; was born to soundtrack the hardest parts of your time in a gym.

&#;Vai Malandra,&#; Anitta, MC Zaac and Maejor feat. Tropkillaz and DJ Yuri Martins

A heavy hitting squad of Brazilian artists and one American — starring Anitta — came together for the baile funk alchemy that is &#;Vai Malandra.&#; With its juicy, consistent beat — and lyrics that translate roughly to &#;go on with your bad self&#; — it&#;s like a shot of saucy energy straight to your veins.

&#;No New Friends,&#; LSD

LSD is the supergroup consisting of pop mastermind Sia, hitmaking DJ Diplo and producer-singer Labrinth; with that DNA, their collaborative work was always destined to basically be a series of pure bangers. &#;No New Friends&#; from their group project is big, bold pop with heavy percussion and a melodic chorus: an ace for workout pump-ups.

&#;Rock It,&#; Ofenbach

Sometimes you just need a consistent beat that is exactly right for the treadmill. That would be &#;Rock It,&#; from French DJ duo Ofenbach. It&#;s bright and layered, just distracting enough to keep you interested but insistent enough to help you keep the pace. And with &#;get in the groove&#; as its refrain, it&#;s right on theme for a workout, too.

&#;Bruised Not Broken,&#; Matoma feat. MNEK and Kiana Ledé

For an uplifting boost while putting in the gym work, look to MNEK: a sought-after pop producer, his own work is anthemic in nature, often focused on self-empowerment. &#;Bruised Not Broken&#; is that perfect mix of syrupy pop instincts mixed with clubby beats thanks to producer Matoma and inspiring lyrical content.

&#;Bring Em Out,&#; T.I.

Back in , this was rapper T.I&#;s big hit (thanks in no small part to a Jay-Z vocal sample that kicks things off). Today, it&#;s a workout soundtrack mainstay thanks to that dancefloor-ready beat and motivational energy.

&#;Jumpin Jumpin,&#; Destiny&#;s Child

&#;Ladies leave your man at home,&#; the women of Destiny&#;s Child told us smartly all the way back in , &#;because it&#;s and the club is jumpin, jumpin.&#; It was a hype song then, and it holds up twenty years later. The elliptical may not be the club, but we can certainly pretend it is.

&#;Higher Love,&#; Kygo feat. Whitney Houston

&#;Higher Love&#; has a long history: it was originally released by Steve Winwood, with Chaka Khan vocals, in — and nabbed him a Record of the Year back then. Whitney Houston put out her own cover in , but with a limited release. It became a Billboard hit again just last year, and one of Spotify&#;s most popular workout tracks, when Norwegian DJ Kygo gave it a tropical house spin in a production that chops up the spiritually-attuned song into a club-ready dance tune. Resonant and soaring, thanks to Houston&#;s powerful voice, it&#;s hard not to feel the spirit.

&#;I Like It,&#; Cardi B feat. J Balvin and Bad Bunny

Arguably &#;s song of the summer, &#;I Like It&#; is festive and fun-loving, thanks in part to its immediately memorable boogaloo beat, the contributions of fellow Latin stars J Balvin and Bad Bunny and Cardi B&#;s singalong-ready chorus.

&#;La Mordidita,&#; Ricky Martin

This under-appreciated Latin jam is one of Ricky Martin&#;s best (yes, that Ricky Martin), thanks to its effervescent salsa beat.

&#;Bad Guy,&#; Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish is arguably &#;s biggest star. Her number-one hit off her debut album proves why. Produced with her brother Finneas, it&#;s dark and quick with a juicy toe-tapping beat that&#;s just right for working out. The jazzy riffs and background snaps make it fun; the lyrics and vocal inflections make it memorable.

&#;Numb/Encore,&#; Linkin Park feat. Jay-Z

This cross-genre collaboration between rock band Linkin Park and rapper Jay-Z has stood up to the test of time as a tried-and-true workout hit. &#;What the hell are you waiting for?&#; is as good of a pump-up mantra as any, but it&#;s the unusual mashup of Linkin Park&#;s melodic punk and Jay&#;s rapping that gives the song its staying power.

&#;Purple Hat,&#; Sofi Tukker

Electronic dance duo Sofi Tukker have never been afraid to have fun with their music, taking cues from global musical cultures to make tracks that are bold and party-ready. &#;Purple Hat,&#; their hit, throws in some rock &#;n&#; roll for a fresh take. It&#;s hard not to want to move to its insistent beat.

&#;Work B-tch,&#; Britney Spears

What Ms. Spears wishes becomes our command. &#;Work B-tch&#; reminds you that if &#;you want a hot body?&#; there&#;s only one way to get there: work&#; hard work. The song was a hit on Spears&#;s eighth album, but it&#;s seminal in its exhortation to keep grinding for what you want.

&#;Sicko Mode,&#; Travis Scott

Travis Scott&#;s &#;Sicko Mode&#; is the rapper at his slickest; it also became his first Hot number-one in (The fact it features Drake doesn&#;t hurt.) But what the song does most unusually is mix and match samples and styles, creating an eclectic track that keeps things interesting — all over a driving, gritty beat.

&#;On My Way,&#; Tiësto feat. Bright Sparks

This peppy EDM tune from Dutch DJ and producer Tiesto has a message that matches perfectly with the fitness journey. Play it when you&#;re hitting your stride.

&#;Paint It Black,&#; Rolling Stones

The ultimate Rolling Stones song, &#;Paint It Black&#; starts with that meandering, hypnotic intro before building into a fiery rock &#;n&#; roll hit with a steady beat that&#;s great for pounding pavement when you need to keep the tempo up.

&#;Lean On,&#; Major Lazer, MØ and DJ Snake

After its release in , the EDM-moombahton track &#;Lean On&#; became Spotify&#;s most-streamed song in the world. (Drake would later beat it with &#;One Dance.&#;) But its catchy mix of a stretchy beat and Swedish singer MØ&#;s emphatic vocals keep it in heavy rotation as a motivational song for the ages.

&#;Level Up,&#; Ciara

What&#;s more motivational than Ciara asking us to &#;level up?&#; Probably her music video for the track, which shows off Ciara&#;s jaw-dropping dancing ability — a motivating factor, to be sure. The song is fast-paced and perfectly timed for a workout; even better, it also kicked off a viral challenge that was about not only dancing but also figuring out ways to &#;level up&#; in your own life.

&#;Believer,&#; Imagine Dragons

Heavy drumbeats and a driving, anthemic chorus give this song its immediate pump-up power from rock show mainstays Imagine Dragons, led by their energetic frontman Dan Reynolds. It was inescapable on the radio and in ads in for a reason, and was further boosted by a remix.

&#;Good As Hell,&#; Lizzo

Lizzo became TIME&#;s Entertainer of the Year in , but &#;Good as Hell&#; has been around since a soulful, uplifting song about realizing independence. &#;Baby, how you feeling? Feeling good as hell!&#; works as one of the most joyful affirmations in recent pop history, and made its way up the Billboard charts in upon its re-release as a single. It&#;s also a perfect tune to work out to, as it turns out; Lizzo preaches a gospel of body positivity, making every line a celebration of exactly where you&#;re at, not where you&#;re going.

&#;La Romana,&#; Bad Bunny feat. El Alfa

When Puerto Rico&#;s Bad Bunny surprise-released an album on Christmas of , it was the ultimate gift for fans. From pop-punk to reggaeton balladry, his music spans sounds — but &#;La Romana&#; is the most hard-charging hit of the bunch, with a deeply satisfying rhythm. And when it switches gears halfway through to feature rapper El Alfa, it only turns it into more of an intense track. Work out at your own risk.

9. &#;Wake Me Up,&#; Avicii

When Swedish DJ Avicii blended together a country melody and Aloe Blacc&#;s gruff, soulful vocals with his own bulletproof talent for EDM drops back in , he was pioneering a new course for electronic music — and crafted a magically compelling hit. Seven years later, the insistent buoyancy of the song holds up.

8. &#;Vossi Bop,&#; Stormzy

British grime star Stormzy is known for charisma in his music. &#;Vossi Bop&#; is characteristic of what has made him a global hit: creative beats, brilliant rhyme delivery and a sense of fun over it all. The track took him to number one in the U.K. — his first time atop the charts — and taught the world about the viral &#;Vossi bop&#; dance.

7. &#;Dance Monkey,&#; Tones and I

Australia&#;s Tones and I broke through in with the debut viral hit &#;Dance Monkey,&#; a deeply infectious pop ballad with a catchy chorus that won&#;t quit. Naturally, that makes it a good fit for a workout (or a dance party).

6. &#;POWER,&#; Kanye West

West&#;s album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has long been a fan favorite. &#;Power&#; remains its most motivating anthem. Based on a handclap beat and cheerleading-style shouts, it&#;s a workout stalwart.

5. &#;Don&#;t Start Now,&#; Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa made a name for herself with juicy, often-empowering pop in ; her return in was kicked off with the forward-thinking, bouncy disco vibe of &#;Don&#;t Start Now,&#; a song that manages to be both delightfully independent in its message and club- or gym-ready in its beat.

4. &#;Con Altura,&#; Rosalía and J Balvin feat. El Guincho

&#;Con Altura&#; takes its name from a radio personality&#;s catchphrase, suggesting taking something to a new level. The collaboration between Colombian reggaeton master J Balvin and Spanish pop artist Rosalía, known for her flamenco style, did just that. It&#;s a hit with attitude, perfect for leveling up a workout&#;s intensity.

3. &#;Eye of the Tiger,&#; Suvivor

&#;Eye of the Tiger&#; is one of those songs that just gets the people going. (Thanks, Rocky.) Don&#;t fight it; assume your best all-or-nothing attitude as soon as the early strums start, and keep going.

2. &#;Motivation,&#; Normani

Normani&#;s breakout single &#;Motivation&#; does exactly what the song title suggests: works as a fun dance song with a catchy, motivating beat. It doesn&#;t hurt that the accompanying music video shows the former Fifth Harmony singer and Dancing with the Stars favorite breaking it down with some seriously impressive moves. Motivation, indeed.

1. &#;Till I Collapse,&#; Eminem

One of Eminem&#;s big hits also happens to be a pep talk. &#;When you feel weak you feel like you want to just give up,&#; he intones, &#;but you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength.&#; Then he blasts off. When the going gets hard, Eminem is here to take you through to the finish line — whatever the workout, whatever the challenge.

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The 50 best workout songs to play at the gym

Best energetic songs for workouts

The best workout songs create the ultimate pump-up playlist for adrenalin-fuelled exercise

Written by Andy KryzaWritten by Andrew Frisicano

Contrary to what the very ripped personal trainer at the gym keeps screaming at you, sometimes the best motivation for working up a sweat isn’t the grunting encouragement of a stranger clutching a protein shake – oftentimes, you just need to listen to one of the tracks on this list of the very best workout songs. Whether you’re powering through leg day or sitting on the couch with a Shake Weight, the perfect soundtrack is essential to getting your blood pumping and your body moving.

To help you on your fitness journey, we tapped our stable of music geeks – some of which are in much better shape than others – to scour their knowledge of hip-hop, pop, classic rock and more to come up with 50 high-energy motivators. Strap on the sweatband and get ready to move. 

Written by Kristen Zwicker, Marley Lynch, Hank Shteamer, Gabrielle Bruney, Brent DiCrescenzo, Sophie Harris, Andy Kryza, Andrew Frisicano, Nick Leftley, Tim Lowery, Carla Sosenko, Kate Wertheimer and Steve Smith.

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Best workout songs, ranked

‘’ by Azealia Banks

1. ‘’ by Azealia Banks

Banks may be known as much for her constant feuds as for her music—but no one can deny that her debut single was one of the hottest club tracks in recent memory. You don't need to be on the dance floor to appreciate Ms. Bank's breakout hit: Just when you think you've reached your limit, count on her combative, relentless flow to help you tap into your inner fierceness. 

Kristen Zwicker

‘Stronger’ by Kanye West

2. ‘Stronger’ by Kanye West

Taken on its own, Daft Punk's ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ is a fantastic workout song. But combined with a peak-of-his-powers Kanye, it's one of the best workout songs of all time. Kanye might be rapping about his own greatness (Kanye's gonna Kanye), but this is also a clutch song in motivating you to achieve yours too. 

Andy Kryza

‘Push It’ by Salt-N-Pepa

3. ‘Push It’ by Salt-N-Pepa

Tell us you don’t remember dancing to this as a kid, and we won’t believe you. Admit you didn’t know what a ‘fly mother’ was, and we will. Either way, it’s physically impossible to listen to this hit and stay still – we recommend Salt-N-Pepa’s gymtastic dance routine as your calorie-burning mode of self-expression for this one.

Sophie Harris

‘Pump up the Jam’ by Technotronic

4. ‘Pump up the Jam’ by Technotronic

Belgian outfit Technotronic's triple-platinum international smash remains one of the most recognizable – not to mention frenzy-inducing – dance tunes. With its relentless beat and driving bassline, we guarantee the jam isn't the only thing that's going to get pumped up.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim remix)’ by the Beastie Boys

5. ‘Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim remix)’ by the Beastie Boys

With all their mock informercials and retro video homages, it's a wonder the Beasties never made an all-out exercise video. Still, this aerobic remix from 's Hello Nasty was a rare case of the trio allowing a populist producer to rework a song for purely commercial reasons. And work it did. Fatboy Slim amped-up wah-wah guitars and scratching, and flared out the bottom end with funk. It was the closest thing to outright boogie the New Yorkers had released since ‘Hello Ladies.’ There are kitschy samples from Ed Durlacher's Modern Dynamic Physical Fitness Activities, and MCA lets it be known that even ‘when it comes to quarries I'm known to swim.’

Brent DiCrescenzo

‘Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)’ by C+C Music Factory

6. ‘Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)’ by C+C Music Factory

One YouTube commentator nails it: ‘Modern dance songs are bland by comparison.’ You tell ‘em! He has a point though. The funky drummerish beat, the plinky cowbell, the manic scream of its singer (was she really singing though? This is , just a year after the Milli Vanilli scandal broke). This energetic song says one thing: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW. And it says it well.

Sophie Harris

‘Partition’ by Beyonce

7. ‘Partition’ by Beyonce

Consisting of two sections, ‘Yonce’ and ‘Partition,’ the third single from Beyonce's eponymous fifth studio album is essentially the pop-R&B queen's persona in song form: one part swagger and one part sex—things that, let's be honest, are not entirely unrelated to the motivations behind going in the gym in the first place.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Chop Suey’ by System of a Down

8. ‘Chop Suey’ by System of a Down

You know those workouts that require you to alternate between sprinting and jogging? SoaD’s biggest hit is essentially that in musical form: a chaotic explosion of mathematically calibrated metal blasting into your headphones with relentless fury before the song slows to a jarringly mellow groove then does it all over again. Most of SoaD’s catalogue is tailor made for particularly aggressive workouts, but ‘Chop Suey’ is unique in its manic peaks and valleys. 

Andy Kryza

‘Roadrunner’ by the Modern Lovers

9. ‘Roadrunner’ by the Modern Lovers

Jonathan Richman's ode to cruising the highways of Massachusetts is also a great way to cruise through four minutes of workout time. The two-chord jaunt is actually the perfect marker for a leisurely half-mile. In the future, it's possible – recommended, even – that the mile (or the kilometer for our metric-measuring brethren) will be replaced with the ‘Roadrunner’ as a unit of measure. Go off now and get in a few roadrunners before dinner.

‘Hideaway’ by Kiesza

 ‘Hideaway’ by Kiesza

We recommend putting on Kiesza's electropop ode to '90s house and hitting the streets to create your own interpretation of this energetic song's viral video, which features a long take of the Canadian ballet-dancer-turned-pop-songstress twirling, shimmying, and gyrating through Williamsburg. Sure, your version might be more akin to Prancercising, but whatever, calories are calories.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Dancing on My Own’ by Robyn

 ‘Dancing on My Own’ by Robyn

The Swedish pop star makes music to get your system pumping, hence the title of her awesome Body Talk series. She targets one muscle in particular though—your heart—and 's ‘Dancing on My Own’ makes you feel simultaneously desperate and defiant. Work those complicated emotions out, yo!

Sophie Harris

‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift

 ‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift

BRIT's Global Icon award winner Taylor Swift's upbeat megahit ‘Shake It Off’ did more than just tell the haters of the world to kindly kiss-off, it completed Swift's metamorphosis from country darling to pop superstar. What better way to soundtrack your own transformation into a stronger, healthier you?

Kristen Zwicker

‘Move Your Feet’ by Junior Senior

 ‘Move Your Feet’ by Junior Senior

Despite the brooding murder dramas, perpetual damp and considerable hot-dog consumption, Denmark is still one of the happiest countries on the planet. (Okay, perhaps the hot dogs help.) Then again, Junior Senior's tune jam-packs enough uncut joy to counterbalance the millions of Jo Nesbø's nihilist noirs flooding bookshelves. With a bassline like intravenous Red Bull and smile-widening horns, the disco shuffle of this giddy-dumb one-hit wonder could make Søren Kierkegaard strip naked and do jumping jacks.

Brent DiCrescenzo

‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem

 ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem

The song that inspired a whole generation of fitness-minded Boomers to stop complaining and embrace the motivating power of hip-hop, Em’s Oscar-winning pick-me-up has become a go-to workout staple thanks to its adrenaline- (and first-) pumping beat and Marshall Mathers’ surprisingly positive messaging. Plus, it stealthily extolls the virtue of carbo-loading before a run. 

Andy Kryza

‘Lose Control’ by Missy Elliott

 ‘Lose Control’ by Missy Elliott

Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott looked to freestyle electro to craft her hit single ‘Lose Control,’ creating a slick re-envisioning of Cybotron's ‘Clear’ (with a red-hot vocal sample from Hot Streak's ‘Body Work’). Between Fatman Scoop's signature roar, Ciara's croon, and Missy's all around bad-assery, this uptempo jam is the perfect way to ramp up the energy.

Kristen Zwicker

‘One More Time/Aerodynamic’ by Daft Punk

 ‘One More Time/Aerodynamic’ by Daft Punk

The melding of Daft Punk’s anthemic smash hit “One More Time” with the funky, instrumental “Aerodynamic” in is simply genius, creating a euphoric, powerfully building (fl)ab burner. We can even imagine the helmet-wearing robots of Daft Punk working out to this energetic song in their LED-plated suits.

Marley Lynch

 ‘Uncontrollable Urge’ by Devo

This is another song with the ability to physically propel you forward, but the only danger of this track from ’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! is that its insane, scatterbrained energy will make you want to try and do ten things at once—not a good tactic at the gym.

Nick Leftley

‘Kiss Off’ by Violent Femmes

 ‘Kiss Off’ by Violent Femmes

Granted, it’s hard to imagine the Violent Femmes’ anxious-sounding lead singer, Gordon Gano, setting foot in a gym. But ‘Kiss Off,’ from the folk-punk-garage band’s classic debut album, taps into the violent side of the band’s quasi-oxymoronic name. Written while Gano was a teenager, it vibrates with adolescent, something-to-prove resentment – which can sometimes be just what the trainer ordered.

‘Hypnotize’ by the White Stripes

 ‘Hypnotize’ by the White Stripes

The Stripes have plenty of back-to-basics rippers, but halfway through this economical, under-two-minute song from , Meg cuts out, and Jack stomps on his fuzz pedal for an as-simple-as-it-gets ‘solo.’ When the drummer comes back in and the two link up for the chorus again it’s epically energizing. If this doesn’t get your heart rate up and make you want to push yourself past your limit, we don’t know what will.

Tim Lowery

‘Welcome to the Jungle’ by Guns N Roses

 ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ by Guns N Roses

As the story goes, the lyrics to ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ were inspired by a homeless man in New York City, who asked a young Axl Rose, ‘Do you know where you are? You're in the jungle, baby. You're gonna die!’ Cue up this eternal rock gem to harness your fight or flight instinct during your next sweat session.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen

 ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen

Finding energetic songs for cardio is easy enough, but for reps you need something more basic in its thump, more regular in its drive – more, in other words, like Queen’s megahit. Time your lifting to the relentless bass, and enjoy the bonus of Freddie Mercury’s high rock tenor urging you to find vengeance against whatever is powering the anger of your workout that day.

‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd

 ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd

The Weeknd’s sizzling After Hours has the distinction of being arguably the song of , and it’s perpetually moving beat paired with stabs of pop-synth bliss make it the ideal song to keep step to… provided your heart rate is high enough to keep up with its unrelenting rhythm.

Andy Kryza

‘Hard to Explain’ by the Strokes

 ‘Hard to Explain’ by the Strokes

Fabrizio Moretti is the greatest Spin instructor in rock & roll. By name alone, the metronomic Strokes drummer even sounds like a Tour de France racer. The perfect Is This It track might immediately bring to mind cigarettes, denim and booze, but Fab's inhumanly locked rhythms help make the debut an optimal exercise regime anthem. The bpm beat (coincidentally, a great target heart rate for the average year-old) of ‘Hard to Explain’ keeps your legs pumping the cycle at a brisk 22 mph pace. That brilliant pause comes in at two minutes, giving you a chance to catch your breath before hammering the pedals for the closing burn.

Brent DiCrescenzo

‘Need You Now’ by Cut Copy

 ‘Need You Now’ by Cut Copy

Cut Copy may not be the first band you think of when it's time to break a sweat, but ‘Need You Now’ is essentially the sonic version of a runner's high. Hell, Dan Whitford repeatedly wails, ‘I know we're running baby / But I need you now.’ From the opening chugging synth to the tune's extended euphoric climax, this energetic song is made to get you across the finish line.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Kick Out the Jams’ by MC5

 ‘Kick Out the Jams’ by MC5

Rocky had Mickey, Daniel had Miyagi, Dodgeball had Patches. Point is, if you want a muscle-crushing regimen, you're going to need a blue-collar sensei riding your ass hard. Skip the warm-up, cream puff, and slot this electric slice of protopunk into track one of your workout mix. With an Afro that looks like he shoved his finger in an electrical outlet, frontman Rob Tyner hollers, ‘KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKER!’ Then Wayne Kramer rips into a whip-cracking guitar riff. Sir, yes, sir! Oddly, this cult classic remains a favorite of doughy music critics more than heavy-metal jocks.

Brent DiCrescenzo

‘House of Jealous Lovers’ by The Rapture

 ‘House of Jealous Lovers’ by The Rapture

The best use of a cowbell in a dance song ever? That auspicious award goes to this banger off the Rapture’s essential get-the-party-started LP Echoes. Three guitar chords, an insanely catchy bass line, whiney-as-fuck screams and a ceaseless disco-y beat will make you want to work your ass off. Trust us. The drawn-out count-off from one to eight midway through is perfect for plugging through another set of reps.

Tim Lowery

‘Infinity Guitars’ by Sleigh Bells

 ‘Infinity Guitars’ by Sleigh Bells

A new paragon of indie-rock millennial mom metal, ‘Infinity Guitars’ is all about mounting pressure and shredding axes, building from a schoolyard-style clap-along before absolutely exploding with raucous fury. As a workout song, it’s the perfect confidence-builder, a sonic shot of adrenaline ideal for building toward a huge goal before utterly collapsing.

Andy Kryza

‘Sexy Back’ by Justin Timberlake

 ‘Sexy Back’ by Justin Timberlake

Sure, sure, we all go to the gym to lower our blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health, but looking good ain't exactly an unanticipated side effect. JT's international hit, which he described as being akin to David Bowie and David Byrne covering James Brown's ‘Sex Machine,’ is sure to give you a little added motivation.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)’ by The Jacksons

 ‘Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)’ by The Jacksons

Even before his King of Pop days, M.J.’s dance-floor decrees were irresistible. Throw this disco burner on your headphones, and you’ll find yourself obeying the dearly departed icon’s every command: ‘Let's dance!’ Roger. ‘Let's shout!’ You got it. ‘Shake your body down to the ground!’ Yes, master.

Hank Shteamer

‘Lonely Boy’ by the Black Keys

 ‘Lonely Boy’ by the Black Keys

Say what you will about the authenticity of the Black Keys’ blues; this track is a hip-shaker if there ever was one. It's almost impossible to keep still while it's on, which makes it a perfect energetic song for a workout. We like it for running, but we'd really rather take a page from Derrick T. Tuggle – the smooth-moving part-time security guard who stars in the song‘s music video – and cut a rug instead.

‘Runnin’ Down a Dream’ by Tom Petty

 ‘Runnin’ Down a Dream’ by Tom Petty

Whether you’re currently pursuing your dreams or fleeing the smoldering embers of your once-bright hopes, Tom Petty’s jam, which celebrates the freedom of the open road, will put some fire in your step. What was it you wanted to do again? Make yourself a healthy, farmers’-market dinner? Join a book club? Take a nice weekend trip? By the time the solo hits, you’ll be in full sprint, grasping at that damn dream’s heels.

Andrew Frisicano

‘Fade’ by Kanye West

 ‘Fade’ by Kanye West

Even without the Flashdance-inspired Teyana Taylor video, Kanye’s instrumental-ish Yeezus hit is a steady, steely heart-pounder whose repetition provides the perfect rhythm for any number of workouts. The buildup is steady and the release is downright cathartic, making for a track that will have you ripped as Teyana in no time. (Just kidding. That’s impossible.)

Andy Kryza

‘A-Punk’ by Vampire Weekend

 ‘A-Punk’ by Vampire Weekend

This is your go-to jogging-in-the-sun song. Off Vampire Weekend's self-titled debut album, the spunky, perky track is a perfect soundtrack for those few shiny minutes when you're feeling good, waving at passersby and running in place at stoplights. It may not get you through the uphill battles, shin splints and mile nines, but there's nothing wrong with starting on a lighthearted foot.

Kate Wertheimer

‘Such Great Heights’ by the Postal Service

 ‘Such Great Heights’ by the Postal Service

It’s true that this track was featured in the Garden State trailer and is now forever haunted by the specter of Zach Braff, and yes, Ben Gibbard’s oeuvre isn’t what you generally turn to when it’s time to break a sweat, but this classic has enough energy to power the workout of any indie-pop fan who wants to stay skinny-jean–slim. A tenderhearted love tune and an exercise must-have? It’s no wonder that after a decade, we still can’t get ‘Such Great Heights’ out of our heads.

Gabrielle Bruney

‘Maniac’ by Michael Sembello

 ‘Maniac’ by Michael Sembello

Not a lot of us can truly relate to Flashdance – welding in a steel mill by day, go-going at a seedy bar by night, etc. –but this tense, synth-drenched soundtrack tune could inspire even the staunchest couch potato to don a leotard and sweat it out. Who doesn't yearn to ‘[dance] into the danger zone / Where the dancer becomes the dance?’

Hank Shteamer

‘Dancing in the Dark’ by Bruce Springsteen

 ‘Dancing in the Dark’ by Bruce Springsteen

For everyone who goes into fantasy-music-video mode on the treadmill—that's all of us, then—there can be no finer brain candy than the Boss's anthem, the biggest hit of his entire career. Yes, you are the girl Springsteen pulls out of the audience in the video – that includes you, fellas – and you are dancing onstage. Add to that the song's crazy urgency – ‘I wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face!’ – and sweaty sexiness – ‘I need a love reaction‘ – and you'll find you've got another mile in you easily.

Sophie Harris

‘I Would Die 4 U’ by Prince

 ‘I Would Die 4 U’ by Prince

Ideally, we'd don pastel spandex and break into synchronized aerobic moves for this energetic song. The uptempo dance track, off 's Purple Rain, has synth-pop, dramatic lyrics and funky breakdowns aplenty, making us the star of our own '80s workout montage whenever it comes up on our playlist.

Kate Wertheimer

‘The Seed ()’ by the Roots

 ‘The Seed ()’ by the Roots

A slow jam for an exercise song, this track is best for biking. The sexy overtones actually work pretty perfectly for a workout; the track has serious rhythm and a catchy hook—you push the pedals, Cody Chesnutt will push, um, his seed in her bush for life. You'll get into it, we swear.

Kate Wertheimer

‘Ruin’ by Cat Power

 ‘Ruin’ by Cat Power

Everyone needs a little defiance in their workout from time to time, and ’s ‘Ruin’ more than delivers. During a grim year in which Chan Marshall split from her actor boyfriend (who then married a model), the singer delivered this fiery triumph, with disco beats and pop hooks nuzzling up to her sensuous voice. And if the way she growls, ‘Bitchin’! Complainin’!’ doesn’t make you sing along, well—you’re probably in the gym and should keep quiet anyway.

Sophie Harris

‘Hallogallo’ by Neu!

 ‘Hallogallo’ by Neu!

Exercise can be an uplifting, fun-filled endorphin surge—it can also seem like an endless drag. This track by German rock band Neu! is perfect for those moments when your brain is in that second space but your body still has the better part of your jog to get through. The steady, meditative motorik drumbeat is the sonic equivalent of watching CNN with the sound off at the gym. Let it lull you into a state of Zen-like efficiency.

Andrew Frisicano

‘All My Friends’ by LCD Soundsystem

 ‘All My Friends’ by LCD Soundsystem

So perfect is the buildup in this anthem it’s as if it’s been precision-planned to make you run: A jittery piano riff kicks it off, followed by lickety-split drums and an irresistible bassline. ‘That’s how it starts,’ shrugs LCD main man James Murphy. And with its unrelenting, awesome krautrock-inspired drive, this song keeps you running too. The fact that there’s also lyrical profundity to ‘All My Friends’ (namely, deciding what’s actually important in life) makes this a home run of a workout song.

Sophie Harris

‘Turn Down for What’ by DJ Snake + Lil Jon

 ‘Turn Down for What’ by DJ Snake + Lil Jon

This face-melting trap anthem is the result of the meeting of two wild-out masterminds: French producer DJ Snake and Southern hip-hop scream king Lil Jon. When MTV asked the rap icon just what, exactly, he would turn down for, he offered two things: the police and sleep. Odds are you won't encounter either of those in your spin class, so rest assured that you have Lil Jon's blessing to remain turned all the way up.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor

 ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor

We are required by law to either include this motivational ‘80s classic or Olivia Newton John's ‘Physical’ on this list, and after careful consideration decided for the more rollicking, fist-pumping, running-on-the-beach-with-Carl-Weathers classic over ONJ’s step-aerobics slow burner. Why? Because it rips. And we didn't want to answer to Rocky or Mickey. 

Andy Kryza

‘When a Fire Starts to Burn’ by Disclosure

 ‘When a Fire Starts to Burn’ by Disclosure

Disclosure's infectious blend of dance and pop has earned the U.K. duo big crossover success over the past few years. This garage-tinged house gem—which opened the outfit's debut album, Settle—pairs a bouncy bassline with incendiary sermonizing, making it a no-brainer when you're going for that deep burn.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Night by Night’ by Chromeo

 ‘Night by Night’ by Chromeo

Dismiss Chromeo as a mere good-time party band at your peril; 's ‘Night by Night’ captures the workings (or lack thereof) of men and women—‘She says I’m not romantic! I say she’s too dramatic!’—and turns it into a sizzling electro anthem, a disco Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, if you will. One to accompany you on the treadmill in times of friction.

Sophie Harris

‘Keep the Car Running’ by Arcade Fire

 ‘Keep the Car Running’ by Arcade Fire

Never run to the sound of a hurdy-gurdy before? Now's your chance. Arcade Fire convened its usual vast bunch of musicians and instruments for the making of 's Neon Bible, and ‘Keep the Car Running’ is the album's most affirmative, fist-pumping moment. Listen, be pummeled, go pummel.

Sophie Harris

‘Times Like These’ by Foo Fighters

 ‘Times Like These’ by Foo Fighters

Some work out to get fit, others do it because they have a bubbling volcano of fury to get out of their system, post-breakup/post-horrible-thing-happened-at-work/post-dammit-I-just-stepped-in-gum. Whatever your motivation for hitting the track, there are few energetic songs more perfectly designed and executed than the Foo’s anthem to channel your fiery feelings into raw energy and, dare we say it, joy. ‘It’s times like these, you learn to live again’ sings rock’s great reassurer, Dave Grohl. If you say so, Dave.

Sophie Harris

‘Here It Goes Again’ by OK Go

 ‘Here It Goes Again’ by OK Go

The snappy beat supporting this Chicago band's runaway hit offers plenty of juice for any low-impact cardio session, but it's the beyond-clever video that prompted more than 10 million YouTube views and sparked any number of copycat auteurs. Seriously, if synchronized swimming is an Olympic sport, then the coordinated feats the nerdy OK Go boys pull off in this famous clip are more than enough to deserve a write-in vote for gold medals all around.

Steve Smith

‘Rhythm Nation’ by Janet Jackson

 ‘Rhythm Nation’ by Janet Jackson

The instrumentation is the perfect combination of funky and pounding, the lyrics are nothing short of a battle cry, and Janet herself is forever inspiring us to hit the gym, but never mind all that—have you seen Joseph Gordon-Levitt lip sync battle this song? 'Nuff said.

Kristen Zwicker

‘Temperature’ by Sean Paul

 ‘Temperature’ by Sean Paul

If you're looking to work out those nether regions, there's really nothing better than a good dutty wine session to Sean Paul's international dancehall hit. Sitting at beats-per-minute, it's the perfect tempo for breaking a sweat. Revisit the video beforehand for some inspiration on how to turn up the heat.

Kristen Zwicker

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If your at-home workout routine has gotten a little stale—and to be honest, many of ours have—trying some dance workout videos at home can help breathe a little new life into it. Not only is it just plain fun, but it can also provide a bit of a mental boost too.

“Dance is a form of full-body expression, which is why dance workouts are such a great way to relieve stress,” physical therapist Laurence Agénor, P.T., D.P.T., C.S.C.S, a barre, Pilates, and dance instructor in New York City, tells SELF. “A dance workout is rooted in the music. Music and coordinated movement are incredibly therapeutic. Dance allows you to get into your body and out of your head, all while expressing your creativity and grooving to the beat.”

And while you may not be able to catch your favorite dance class in-studio right now, there are still tons of options for you online. Yep, you still can get in a great cardio workout without going to the gym or studio, even if you don’t want to run, walk, or bike outside, or do HIIT workouts in your living room.

“The convenience of being able to get up from your desk and sweat it out without leaving your home is unparalleled,” says Agénor. “A dance workout is a fun and effective way to break up your day when working from home and boost your endorphins to the rhythm of the beat.”

If you’re new to dance workouts or aren’t tied to a particular workout app, YouTube can come in clutch for tons of dance workout videos—whether you’re looking for quick, one-song routines or a full dance workout.

“YouTube has a variety of dance-inspired workouts that you can choose from depending on your mood and time restrictions,” says Agénor. “The best part is, they’re all free!” Huge win.

Here are 19 dance workouts you can try to boost your mood and get you sweating.

1. Minute Island Vibes Cardio Dance Workout With Raquel “Rocky” Horsford

Length: 30 minutes

What to expect: A high-energy Caribbean-inspired dance workout.

“As a physical therapist, I have many clients who have gotten injured from doing workout videos at home. As a result, I look for instructors that provide a proper warm-up and cool-down to reduce the risk of injury. I’m also originally from the Caribbean, so any island-inspired workout really boosts my energy! This Island Vibes Cardio Dance workout by instructor Raquel Horsford is great for beginners, encompasses feel-good energy with attention to form, and will leave you feeling uplifted and accomplished when you’re done.” —Agénor

Try the workout.

2. Minute Reebok x Les Mills BodyJam Workout

Length: 40 minutes

What to expect: A higher-intensity choreographed dance workout with actress Nina Dobrev.

“You’ll learn choreography from not just one, but three different instructors. This workout is more for the advanced beginner. However, each choreographed section repeats itself many times before blending together into a seamless dance routine. Actress Nina Dobrev is dancing with you the entire time, adding to the novelty of having a celebrity work out with you!” —Agénor

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