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The Best Workout Songs 2016 Has Served Up (So Far!)


We hate to say it, but the holidays are almost upon us. And you know what that means—a whole new year, with a whole new set of fitness goals. But let's not get ahead of ourselves; there's still plenty of time to make 2016 a great fitness year for you, and that includes jamming to the best beats of 2016 before you blink and it's the first day of 2017. (It's basically Halloween after all, and that means you need to cue up this Halloween workout playlist ASAP.)

So we compiled a playlist of the best workout songs 2016 has to offer—all of them straight off the top spots in the Billboard and Spotify charts. And don't worry—there are no ~chill~ Drake or moody Adele songs here. These are strictly the best get-pumped tracks guaranteed to fuel your workout to the max. Yes, that means plenty of The Chainsmokers, a little Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris, Rihanna, Drake, and Fifth Harmony.

If you're wondering where Queen Bey is, you can ask her; no Beyonce on Spotify means she's not in this playlist. But that doesn't mean we don't have your Lemonade fix; try this Beyonce workout playlist for the next time you really want to slay your sweat sesh. If you want straight mainstream, we have a pop workout playlist for that too. More into dance music? Look no further than this EDM workout playlist. And last but not least: an Eminem workout playlist that lets you totally lose yourself.

Listen below to the best workout songs 2016 has given us so far, or follow our Shape x Fitness Spotify account to stay updated on all our fave songs for hitting the gym.


Lauren Mazzo

Lauren Mazzo is a digital assistant editor for Shape and Fitness. She's an Ithaca College alumna, a Rochester, NY, native and an NYC transplant.  More →

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