This 2023 Workout Playlist Will Make Your Gym Sesh Fly By
It's not just in your head: science says listening to music makes workouts better. Studies show workout music boosts performance during resistance-, endurance-, and sprint-based exercise. It also has the power to elevate your mood and help get you ready for an intense workout. Choosing the best pump-up songs will not only get your heart pounding but will also help distract you from fatigue while you're pushing through a challenging set. Essentially, having a go-to workout-music playlist can help you get the most out of your fitness routine — and, even more importantly, enjoy it more.
We've gathered the best workout music from 2023 with a few classics sprinkled in — from rediscovered TikTok favorites (hello, Kate Bush!) to oldies but goodies — to motivate you to sweat a little more and push a little harder. Knock out some high-energy cardio or empowering strength moves while getting acquainted with this year's chart-topping hits like Bad Bunny's "Tití Me Preguntó," Raye's "Escapism.," and, of course, Miley Cyrus's "Flowers." Expect bop after bop from iconic queens like Rihanna and Beyoncé and newcomers on the scene like PinkPantheress and Jax. There's even a song from the "Barbie" movie soundtrack (yes, the one by Dua Lipa) to help you channel impeccable, girl-power vibes. There's three and a half hours' worth of workout music here — enough to get you through even a super-long run or total-body gym workout (OK, or a party).
Hit play on each of the videos ahead, or favorite the playlist on Spotify, to stream a winning workout playlist wherever you go. Now throw on your sneakers, grab your earbuds, and cue up this list of the best workout songs for sweating in 2023.