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20 Rockin’ Workout Songs

Remember that awesome playlist you used to listen to on repeat for what seemed to be a whole year? Sure it was fun, but it also probably helped you push yourself the extra mile — literally, if you are a runner. The link between your improved performance and your rockin’ workout music playlist can actually be backed up by science — sort of, at least. Studies have shown that listening to music while working out not only motivates you, but can also help you work out longer and harder — which translates into burning more calories. So, if you’re looking for motivation for your next workout, check out these rockin’ songs that will get you pumped and ready to move! We’ve chosen some new songs and a few old favorites to keep you motivated and pushing your hardest.

  1. Bad – Michael Jackson
  2. Jump – Van Halen
  3. Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
  4. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  5. Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
  6. We Will Rock You – Queen
  7. Edge of Glory – Lady GaGa
  8. Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  9. So What -P!nk
  10. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
  11. My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up) – Fall Out Boy
  12. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  13. Take Over Control – Afrojack, Eva Simons
  14. Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris, Florence Welch
  15. Titanium – David Guetta, Sia
  16. Turn Down For What – DJ Snake, Lil  John
  17. Watch Out For This – Major Lazer
  18. Animals – Martin Garrix
  19. Harlem Shake – Baauer
  20. Wake Me Up – Avicii

What songs are on your workout playlist? What is it about them that motivates you? Is it the beat or the lyrics? Or does it remind you of someone or something that’s super motivating to you? Are any of these songs on your playlist? Which ones did we miss? Share your thoughts, suggestions and stories in the comments section below!