Exercising can be a mundane task. “It is something that everyone must do, but ask any fitness coach and they will tell you; music is a great motivator to get you up and moving,” said True Health and Wholeness. So, since music is such a big inspiration, what are the best songs to get your heart pumping? Here are the nine best workout songs of all times. Surprisingly, many of them are from the 80’s and 90’s; they sure do not make music like that anymore.
1. We Will Rock You – Queen
Queen dominated the world in 1977 with their release of “We Will Rock You.” However, from football games to other events, this song is still a powerful motivator for just about any kind of workout.
2. You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
1980 was a great year for acclaimed band AC/DC. Their famous song, “You Shook Me All Night Long” is still a great song to get the cardio pumping and the toes tapping. It has just enough pickup to fit just about any workout.
3. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns and Roses
Appetite for Destruction’s, “Welcome to the Jungle” was one of Guns and Roses’ biggest hits they released in 1987. It has that beat that makes you want to run, jump, and do squats all night long.
4. Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
For those moments when you really need to work on the punching bag or you are doing some other intense part of your workout, “Mama Said Knock You Out” will give you the motivation to get it done. The song was written in 1990 and is still a fan favorite.
5. Apple Bottom Jeans – T-Pain
2003 was a banner year for T-Paine and Nelly. The hit song “Apple Bottom Jeans” had clubs hopping across the country. If you need the motivation to get up and get dancing, this song will have you going low, low, low.
6. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
The bouncing beat of the “Eye of the Tiger” has been a fan favorite for a long time. Whether you’re running around the track or doing some intense pushups, “Eye of the Tiger “will for sure get your blood pumping. It was one of two of Survivors big hits back in the 1980’s. The Rocky Movie from 1982 made this one a trademark song.
7. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
The American Idol superstar came out with “Stronger” in 2011. This song can not only give you a beat worthy of getting up and dancing too, but it can also pump in those subliminal messages. Getting stronger is what a workout is all about.
8. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
There is perhaps no greater workout song that motivates like “Push It.” The one-hit-wonder female band made this song popular back in 1987. It has a mix of funky disco beats mixed with some cool drum rolls. The synthesizers date the song, but the beat is timeless. Salt-N-Pepa can really help to pump up the jam in our workout.
9. Boom Boom Pow – The Black Eyed Peas
When you work out, you get really hot. What a great song to bust a move to when you are running low on energy. The Black Eyed Peas’s great song from the 2009 era is a sassy song that is perfect for busting a move too. You cannot help but move when you hear this intense song.
Working out is enhanced by some great tunes. Whether you are more of a classic person that prefers tunes like “Eye of the Tiger, or you like the techno tunes from The Black Eyed Peas, there is something on this list for everyone. The idea is to inspire yourself and bust a move.