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The FITNESS Top 100 Workout Songs

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Ever wonder what the professionals listen to when they're working out? We talked to top trainers across the country to find out. Here are the best workout songs to stay motivated and pumped up.

AC/DC to Common


Here at FITNESS, we think the best thing about MP3 players is that no one can judge our dorky workout music -- what we listen to is just between us, our ears, and our feet. Until now.

The thing is, we needed inspiration. "Eye of the Tiger" just doesn't pack the same motivating punch it used to, and there's only so much Britney Spears one can take on the treadmill or the trails. So we decided to talk to the professionals -- the people who work out for a living. We asked top trainers across the country to share their workout playlists, and this is what they told us, in alphabetical order by artist.

P.S. Okay, we admit it, we still love "Eye of the Tiger," which is why it did make our final cut. Britney, however, was not so lucky.


"Walk This Way" - Aerosmith
Aerosmith - A Little South of Sanity - Walk This Way

"Dirty Little Secret" - The All-American Rejects
The All-American Rejects - Move Along - Dirty Little Secret

"So What'cha Want" - Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head - So What'cha Want

"Loser" - Beck
Beck - Mellow Gold - Loser

"Crazy in Love" - Beyoncé
Beyonc? - Dangerously in Love - Crazy in Love

"Don't Phunk with My Heart" - Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas - Monkey Business - Don't Phunk With My Heart

"Wonderful Person" - Black Masses

"No More Drama" - Mary J Blige
Mary J. Blige - No More Drama - No More Drama

"You're Beautiful" - James Blunt
James Blunt - Back to Bedlam - You're Beautiful

"Under Pressure" - David Bowie
David Bowie & Queen - Best of Bowie - Under Pressure

"I Want Candy" - Bow Wow Wow
Bow Wow Wow - The Best of Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy

"Right Now" - Garth Brooks

"Gonna Make You Sweat" - C&C Music Factory
C+C Music Factory - C+C Music Factory: Super Hits - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

"We Belong Together" - Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi - We Belong Together

"Ridin'" - Chamillionaire
Chamillionaire & Krayzie Bone - The Sound of Revenge - Ridin'

"Since U Been Gone" - Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway - Since U Been Gone

"Feelin' Alright" - Joe Cocker
Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker: The Anthology - Feeling Alright

"Yellow" - Coldplay
Coldplay - Parachutes - Yellow

"Testify" - Common
Common - Be - Testify

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caramelsitic wrote:

I give this list a C+

4/26/2013 02:44:47 PM Report Abuse
sagie89 wrote:

this is like freaking 30 songs. WHERE ARE THE 100

9/30/2012 07:54:32 PM Report Abuse
ourwebsitebounce wrote:

I got hooked on these motivational mp3┐s of songs to work out to after getting a free download at It┐s known as ┐Peak Performance Music┐; a mix of high energy music, motivational messages and (something called) binaural beat technology. It┐s great to start your day with, for working out, sports training, clearing your head or just a mood adjustment! I bought the full album at iTunes at:

7/30/2012 06:15:30 PM Report Abuse
jackiemichaels11 wrote:

one of my fav workout songs is Lady Gaga, Bad Romance. I hope people add their favorites here for more ideas.

5/11/2012 04:16:50 PM Report Abuse
Cindy5232 wrote:

I'm in a running group and we've all fell in love with "Haunted" by Matthew C. Shuman ... REALLY awesome song to workout to! Amazon: iTunes:

4/22/2012 08:55:56 AM Report Abuse

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