100 Best Workout Songs For Hard Exercise

100 Best Workout Songs For Hard Exercise

For most of us, music is an integral component of the Spartan training session, and high-performance headphones are staples in our always-ready gym bags. And why not? Research has repeatedly shown that the best workout songs help motivate us during tough workouts, and it’s constantly proving itself to magically sync up with our toughest exercises.

Consider the kick-drum staccato of an explosive set of burpees or the deep squats that feel like heavy bass beats. Even post-workout stretches can feel like moments of musical bliss (“Everybody hurts … sometimes”).

Best Workout Songs

Best Workout Songs

So what makes for the best workout songs? To democratize the lineup, we asked the folks at Spotify to tally up the top 100 songs in user-generated playlists with “Spartan” in the title. The resulting list, ranked in order of streams, includes hip hop, pop, classic rock, 90s alternative, and some, uh, surprisingly meditative tracks. Feel free to queue these up the next time you're looking for some aural motivation.

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The Spartan Playlist

  1. Logic — 1-800-273-8255
  2. Lil Uzi Vert — XO TOUR Llif3
  3. Post Malone — Congratulations
  4. Imagine Dragons — Believer
  5. 21 Savage — Bank Account
  6. Travis Scott — Butterfly Effect
  7. Kendrick Lamar —HUMBLE.
  8. Kendrick Lamar — DNA.
  9. António Santos — Gwiyomi
  10. Sin Shake Sin — Can't Go to Hell
  11. Post Malone — Go Flex
  12. Juhn — Ahora Me Llama (Remix) [feat. Bryant Myers, Anonimus, Noriel, Brytiago & MikyWoodz]
  13. Future — Mask Off
  14. Ariana Grande — One Last Time
  15. Willy William, J Balvin — Mi Gente
  16. XXXTENTACION — Look At Me!
  17. Ed Sheeran — Shape of You
  18. French Montana — Unforgettable
  19. Khalid — Location
  20. Travis Scott — goosebumps
  21. Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi — Despacito — Remix
  22. Eminem — Till I Collapse
  23. Migos — Slippery (feat. Gucci Mane)
  24. Troy, Gabriella — Gotta Go My Own Way (from High School Musical 2)
  25. Imagine Dragons — Thunder
  26. Charlie Puth — Attention
  27. Childish Gambino — Redbone
  28. Eminem — Lose Yourself - Soundtrack Version
  29. Kyle — iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty)
  30. Imagine Dragons — Radioactive
  31. The White Stripes — Seven Nation Army
  32. Linkin Park — In The End
  33. Tee Grizzley — First Day Out
  34. Macklemore — Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)
  35. Playboi Carti — Magnolia
  36. Three Days Grace — Animal I Have Become
  37. Khalid — Young Dumb & Broke
  38. Farruko — Krippy Kush
  39. Calvin Harris — Feels
  40. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Kodak Black — Drowning (feat. Kodak Black)
  41. Fall Out Boy — Centuries
  42. Lil Uzi Vert — Erase Your Social
  43. Marshmello — Silence
  44. Eminem — Rap God
  45. Metallica — Enter Sandman
  46. DJ Khaled — I'm the One
  47. DJ Khaled, Rihanna — Wild Thoughts
  48. Post Malone — White Iverson
  49. The Weeknd — Starboy
  50. Linkin Park — What I've Done
  51. Twenty One Pilots — Heathens
  52. Papa Roach — Last Resort
  53. Revol, Ozuna, Cosculluela — Me Ama Me Odia
  54. Imagine Dragons — Warriors
  55. Bad Bunny — Soy Peor
  56. Liam Payne — Strip That Down
  57. Rae Sremmurd — Swang
  58. The Chainsmokers, Coldplay — Something Just Like This
  59. Bruno Mars — That's What I Like
  60. Eurythmics — Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)— Remastered
  61. Justin Quiles — Si Ella Quisiera
  62. Imagine Dragons — Demons
  63. Migos — Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
  64. Big Sean — Bounce Back
  65. Kid Cudi — Pursuit Of Happiness (nightmare)
  66. System Of A Down — Chop Suey!
  67. Twenty One Pilots — Stressed Out
  68. Cosculluela — Manicomio
  69. Linkin Park — Numb
  70. Ozuna, Chris Jeday, J Balvin — Ahora Dice
  71. DMX — X Gon' Give It To Ya
  72. Rvssian — Privado
  73. Marco Beltrami — Old Man Logan
  74. Kanye West — Stronger
  75. 2 Chainz — 0.166666666666667
  76. Marco Beltrami — Goodnight Moon
  77. Marco Beltrami — Don't Be What They Made You
  78. Farruko, Bad Bunny, Ozuna— Diles (feat. Arcangel, Nengo Flow, Dj Luian & Mambo Kings)
  79. AC/DC — Back In Black
  80. Migos — T-Shirt
  81. Mueka — DM— Remix
  82. Lil Uzi Vert — You Was Right
  83. Maluma — Cuatro Babys
  84. GoldLink — Crew
  85. Skillet — Feel Invincible
  86. Lil Uzi Vert — Money Longer
  87. Linkin Park — Faint
  88. Childish Gambino — IV. Sweatpants
  89. Jowell & Randy, J Balvin — Bonita
  90. The Chainsmokers — Closer
  91. OneRepublic — Counting Stars
  92. The Weeknd — I Feel It Coming
  93. AC/DC, Oz Rocks — Highway to Hell
  94. Skillet — Monster
  95. Three Days Grace — Riot
  96. Fort Minor — Remember The Name (feat. Styles Of Beyond)
  97. Kodak Black — Tunnel Vision
  98. Guns N' Roses — Welcome To The Jungle
  99. Drake — Portland
  100. Drake — Passionfruit

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