Skip Nav
What Happened When 1 Guy Tracked His Sex Life With a Fitbit
UCLA Gymnast Has the Crowd Chanting "10" After Slaying Floor Routine
Healthy Recipes
Satisfy Valentine's Candy Cravings For Under 100 Calories

Popular Songs to Amp Up Your Workout

Speak Up: What Song Pumps You Up?

Nearly everybody has one — a motivational song that can get you through anything. It's the song you reach for when you're 15 minutes into your run and you're starting to drag a bit, but you're not quite ready to throw in the towel. I've admittedly watched enough Live with Regis and Kelly to know that Kelly Ripa turns to the Rocky movie theme song, "Gonna Fly Now." Envisioning herself in gray sweats running up and down the stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, she powers her way through the rest of her exercise routine.

Other popular invigorating tunes are The Who's "Baba O'Riley," Guns 'n' Roses' "Paradise City," and Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger." I get my motivation from current pop songs like Vampire Weekend's "A-Punk" and The White Stripes' "Blue Orchid," though a good dose of Michael Jackson or Black Eyed Peas always gets my motor running.

Now tell, everyone, what's your go-to inspirational workout song?

Around The Web
Grammys Performers 2016
Latin Albums That Won Grammys
Biggest Grammys Upsets
Ingrid Michaelson's "Little Romance" Music Video

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
danakscully64 danakscully64 5 years
Pump it, BEP.
eatspinrunrepeat eatspinrunrepeat 5 years
Right now I'm absolutely loving Teenage Dream (Liam Keegan Mix) by Katy Perry. It's awesome!
bingbingboom bingbingboom 5 years
the whole Best of Britney album
Sundown321 Sundown321 5 years
Anything from Girltalk! Also: Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's Dare - Gorillaz Get Myself Into It - The Rapture Black & Gold - Sam Sparro I LOVE when you guys ask for other people's music suggestions! I'm always looking for new workout songs to add to my ipod! Thank you!!!
adtafoya adtafoya 5 years
"I'm a Slave 4 U" by Britney Spears
foxymardy foxymardy 5 years
Kings of Leon's Sex on Fire!
benheld benheld 5 years
Right now, it's "Bullet Proof" by La Roux, and "Lasso" by Phoenix.
michlny michlny 5 years
Rihanna's new song "Only Girl" - Can't hear it w/o moving!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 5 years
Oh I cannot believe I forgot to give mention to "Holiday" by Green Day. A must on workout playlist.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 5 years
A tie between four tunes: Someday by Flipsyde Fall Behind Me by The Donnas Till I Collapse by Eminem Toxic by Britney Spears
Sinnamon-Jones Sinnamon-Jones 5 years
I like "Monster" with Kanye, Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj... I like it when I'm about to do some heavy squats, abs or push ups mainly. I work out super hard, so I call myself a Monster... I luv it..
libertyluver libertyluver 5 years
I like Destiny's Child - I'm a Survivor and Glee's - Jump. Both songs always get me going. I also love the Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas I Like It - Enrique Iglesias Ready, Steady, Go - Paul Oakenfeld
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I have a few that always rev me up for a workout: Ice Cube-"You Can Do It" Eminem-"Without Me" Freak Nasty-"Da Dip" Yeah, there are probably a ton more, but these are some of my favs.
Susi-May Susi-May 5 years
Green Day's "Jesus of Suburbia" always help me pick up my speed when I am struggling.
TiVo TiVo 5 years
I'm usually a Michael Jackson "Don't Stop" or Foo Fighters "Everlong" nut, but KatrinaLei posted another one of my favs. I'm also temporarily swoon by Michael Franti (spelling???).
Latest Fitness