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The FITNESS Top 100 Workout Songs


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.

AC/DC to Common

Debra Cox to The Go-Go's

"Absolutely Not" - Debra Cox
"Dreams" - The Cranberries
"She Sells Sanctuary" - The Cult
"One More Time" - Daft Punk
"Groove Is In the Heart" - Deee-Lite
"Jumpin' Jumpin'" - Destiny's Child
"Whip It" - Devo
"Rio" - Duran Duran
"Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliot
"Lose Yourself" - Eminem
"Unspeakable Joy" - Kim English
"London Bridge" - Fergie
"In Da Club" - 50 cent
"The Rockafeller Skank" - Fatboy Slim
"Happy" - Fischerspooner
"DOA" - Foo Fighters
"Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand
"Hemorrhage (in My Hands)" - Fuel
"Solsbury Hill" - Peter Gabriel
"We Got the Beat" - The Go-Go's

Gorillaz to Madonna

"Feel Good Inc" - Gorillaz
"Hair of the Dog" - Guns N' Roses
"The Love" - Sammy Hagar
"Numb/Encore" - Jay-Z and Linkin Park
"Bonnie & Clyde" - JayZ and Beyoncé
"I Love Rock 'n Roll" - Joan Jett
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" - Elton John
"Pull Up to the Bumper" - Grace Jones
"Touch the Sky" - Kanye West
"Mr. Brightside" - The Killers
"I Go To Work" - Kool Moe Dee
"Where Are We Runnin'" - Lenny Kravitz
"Why" (remix) - Annie Lennox
"Snap Yo Fingaz" - Lil Jon
"Rollin'" - Limp Bizkit
"I Alone" - Live
"Mama Said Knock You Out" - LL Cool J
"8th World Wonder" - Kimberley Locke
"Everybody's Screaming" - Lost Prophets
"Sorry" - Madonna

Madonna to Rascal Flatts

"Ray Of Light" - Madonna
"No Woman No Cry" - Bob Marley
"Harder to Breathe" - Maroon 5
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" - Metallica
"Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson
"We Are All Made of Stars" - Moby
"This Is How We Do It" - Montell Jordan
"Made You Look" - Nas
"Ride Wit Me" - Nelly
"It's My Life" - No Doubt
"Ready, Steady, Go" - Paul Oakenfold
"The Way You Move" - Outkast
"Temperature" - Sean Paul
"Evenflow" - Pearl Jam
"Runnin'" - Pharcyde
"Get the Party Started" - Pink
"When Doves Cry" - Prince
"Hot Ride" - Prodigy
"Don't Cha" - Pussycat Dolls
"Life Is a Highway" - Rascal Flatts

Real McCoy to Stevie Wonder

"Run Away" - Real McCoy
"Pon de Replay (Hey Mr. DJ)" - Rihanna
"It's the End of the World As We Know It" - R.E.M.
"Eye of the Tiger" - Rocky soundtrack
"Start Me Up" - Rolling Stones
"The Seed" - The Roots
"Love's Divine" - Seal
"Sleepwalking" - Seven Mary Three
"Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira
"Cherub Rock" - Smashing Pumpkins
"It's Beginning to Get to Me" - Snow Patrol
"Born to Run" - Bruce Springsteen
"Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani
"Pump Up the Jam" - Technotronic
"SexyBack" - Justin Timberlake
"El Segundo" - A Tribe Called Quest
"Mysterious Ways" - U2
"Jump" - Van Halen
"Seven Nation Army" - White Stripes
"Livin' for the City" - Stevie Wonder

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