Working out becomes more fun and effective when you have the right playlist to keep you energized. We've compiled the ultimate gym playlist, with 7 adrenaline-pumping songs that will inspire you to bring your A-game to every workout. Beat the burnout and reach new fitness heights with our all-time favorite gym songs to keep you pumped up during your exercise routine.
1. 'Eye of the Tiger' by Survivor - Boxing Beats to Inspire Your Workout
Starting off with an all-time gym classic, 'Eye of the Tiger' by Survivor. Known as the ultimate workout anthem, this song was actually written as a theme for the movie Rocky III. The motivating lyrics and hard-hitting rhythm are perfect to inspire a knockout workout. The crescendo of the music will push you to give it your all and truly feel like you're in the ring. This retro classic is a must-have on any gym playlist.
2. 'Stronger' by Kanye West - A Hip Hop Tune for Strength Training
As the song title suggests, Kanye West's 'Stronger' is all about becoming stronger and better. Sampled from the French duo Daft Punk, the upbeat electronic beats and inspiring lines like 'that which does not kill us, makes us stronger' echo the workout mentality perfectly, making it an ideal tune for strength training or better yet, when you're going for that one rep max.
3. 'Remember the Name' by Fort Minor - Cinematic Rap for Cardio Boost
50% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will - this song spells gym motivation loud and clear. The energetic beats and motivating lyrics of 'Remember the Name' by Fort Minor makes it a fantastic cardio boost. Whether you're running on the treadmill or doing high-intensity interval training, this song will maintain your high energy levels.
4. 'Titanium' by David Guetta ft. Sia - Uplifting Dance Track for Cardio Routine
'Titanium', featuring the powerful vocals of Sia and iconic dance beats of David Guetta, offers the perfect mix of motivation and rhythm for a successful cardio session. The uplifting chorus shouts resilience, which will keep you going even when your muscles are begging you to stop. When you need an extra boost for your cardio routine, this song delivers.
5. 'Can't Hold Us' by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Power Anthem for Weightlifting
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's 'Can't Hold Us' maintains an infectious rhythm throughout that's perfect for maintaining a steady flow during your weightlifting sessions. The triumphant tone of the song delivers an indescribable charge of energy, setting your mind in the right vibe to handle even the heaviest of weights with incredible zest.
6. 'Push It' by Salt-N-Pepa - Throwback Track for Mid-Workout Motivation
Throw it back to the 80's with 'Push It' by Salt-N-Pepa. This song has kept gym-goers motivated for decades with its simple yet driving beat and empowering call to 'push it.' Just when you're hitting the halfway point of your workout and need a little extra motivation, hit play on this track - your energy level will thank you.
7. 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem - Motivational Rap for Repetition Completion
Rounding out our ultimate gym playlist is the Grammy-Award winning song, 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem. This motivational rap encourages you to seize every opportunity and to not lose grip of your goals. With its iconic beat and powerful lyrics, it's the perfect motivator to help you complete those stretches, repetitions or the last lap on the track.