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”).

a woman wearing earbuds while listing to the 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.

Related: The 20-Minute Playground Workout Plan

The Spartan Playlist

Logic — 1-800-273-8255

Lil Uzi Vert — XO TOUR Llif3

Post Malone — Congratulations

Imagine Dragons — Believer

21 Savage — Bank Account

Travis Scott — Butterfly Effect

Kendrick Lamar —HUMBLE.

Kendrick Lamar — DNA.

António Santos — Gwiyomi

Sin Shake Sin — Can't Go to Hell

Post Malone — Go Flex

Juhn — Ahora Me Llama (Remix) [feat. Bryant Myers, Anonimus, Noriel, Brytiago & MikyWoodz]

Future — Mask Off

Ariana Grande — One Last Time

Willy William, J Balvin — Mi Gente


Ed Sheeran — Shape of You

French Montana — Unforgettable

Khalid — Location

Travis Scott — goosebumps

Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi — Despacito — Remix

Eminem — Till I Collapse

Migos — Slippery (feat. Gucci Mane)

Troy, Gabriella — Gotta Go My Own Way (from High School Musical 2)

Imagine Dragons — Thunder

Charlie Puth — Attention

Childish Gambino — Redbone

Eminem — Lose Yourself - Soundtrack Version

Kyle — iSpy (feat. Lil Yachty)

Imagine Dragons — Radioactive

The White Stripes — Seven Nation Army

Linkin Park — In The End

Tee Grizzley — First Day Out

Macklemore — Glorious (feat. Skylar Grey)

Playboi Carti — Magnolia

Three Days Grace — Animal I Have Become

Khalid — Young Dumb & Broke

Farruko — Krippy Kush

Calvin Harris — Feels

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Kodak Black — Drowning (feat. Kodak Black)

Fall Out Boy — Centuries

Lil Uzi Vert — Erase Your Social

Marshmello — Silence

Eminem — Rap God

Metallica — Enter Sandman

DJ Khaled — I'm the One

DJ Khaled, Rihanna — Wild Thoughts

Post Malone — White Iverson

The Weeknd — Starboy

Linkin Park — What I've Done

Twenty One Pilots — Heathens

Papa Roach — Last Resort

Revol, Ozuna, Cosculluela — Me Ama Me Odia

Imagine Dragons — Warriors

Bad Bunny — Soy Peor

Liam Payne — Strip That Down

Rae Sremmurd — Swang

The Chainsmokers, Coldplay — Something Just Like This

Bruno Mars — That's What I Like

Eurythmics — Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)— Remastered

Justin Quiles — Si Ella Quisiera

Imagine Dragons — Demons

Migos — Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)

Big Sean — Bounce Back

Kid Cudi — Pursuit Of Happiness (nightmare)

System Of A Down — Chop Suey!

Twenty One Pilots — Stressed Out

Cosculluela — Manicomio

Linkin Park — Numb

Ozuna, Chris Jeday, J Balvin — Ahora Dice

DMX — X Gon' Give It To Ya

Rvssian — Privado

Marco Beltrami — Old Man Logan

Kanye West — Stronger

2 Chainz — 0.166666666666667

Marco Beltrami — Goodnight Moon

Marco Beltrami — Don't Be What They Made You

Farruko, Bad Bunny, Ozuna— Diles (feat. Arcangel, Nengo Flow, Dj Luian & Mambo Kings)

AC/DC — Back In Black

Migos — T-Shirt

Mueka — DM— Remix

Lil Uzi Vert — You Was Right

Maluma — Cuatro Babys

GoldLink — Crew

Skillet — Feel Invincible

Lil Uzi Vert — Money Longer

Linkin Park — Faint

Childish Gambino — IV. Sweatpants

Jowell & Randy, J Balvin — Bonita

The Chainsmokers — Closer

OneRepublic — Counting Stars

The Weeknd — I Feel It Coming

AC/DC, Oz Rocks — Highway to Hell

Skillet — Monster

Three Days Grace — Riot

Fort Minor — Remember The Name (feat. Styles Of Beyond)

Kodak Black — Tunnel Vision

Guns N' Roses — Welcome To The Jungle

Drake — Portland

Drake — Passionfruit

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