8 Playlists of Power-Packed Music to Pump Up Your Workout
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  1. 8 Playlists of Power-Packed Music to Pump Up Your Workout


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    One way to make exercise a bit easier, heck, even enjoyable?

    Music!

    Studies show that listening to music while you exercise can boost endorphins, make the workout more enjoyable and help you perform better.

    And the better the song, the more it’s likely to pump you up.

    That’s why we put together 8 lists of our 15 favorite songs across several genres of music -- from country, to 80s, to pop, to hip hop and so much more.
     


     

    80s Hits


    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock N' Roll (1982)
    Survivor – Eye of the Tiger (1982)
    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock N' Roll (1982)
    Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)
    Journey – Don't Stop Believin' (1982)
    Kenny Loggins – Footloose (1984)
    Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up (1987)
    Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (1984)
    Prince – 1999 (1982)
    Guns N' Roses – Welcome to the Jungle (1987)
    Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation (1989)
    Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)
    Bon Jovi – Livin' on a Prayer (1986)
    Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1980)
    Kool and the Gang – Celebration (1980)


    90s and early 2000s Rock


    Nickelback - How You Remind Me (2001)
    Linkin Park - In the End (2003)
    3 Doors Down- Kryptonite (2000)
    Trapt - Headstrong (2002)
    Papa Roach - Last Resort* (2000)
    Staind - For You* (2001)
    Three Days Grace - I Hate Everything About You (2003)
    Puddle of Mudd - Control* (2001)
    P.O.D. - Youth of the Nation (2001)
    Audioslave - Cochise (2002)
    Chevelle - Send the Pain Below (2002)
    Breaking Benjamin - So Cold (2004)
    Metallica - I Disappear (2000)
    P.O.D. - Alive (2001)
    Jimmy Eat World - The Middle (2001)


    Today’s Rock


    Ghost - Dance Macabre (2018)
    Twenty One Pilots - Jumpsuit (2018)
    Bad Wolves - Zombie (2018)
    Asking Alexandria - Alone in a Room (2017)
    A Perfect Circle - Disillusioned (2018)
    Imagine Dragons - Natural (2018)
    Lovely the Band - Broken (2018)
    Slipknot - Psychosocial (2008)
    Kings of Leon - Use Somebody (2008)
    Disturbed - Are You Ready (2018)
    Shinedown - Get Up (2018)
    Five Finger Death Punch - When the Seasons Change (2018)
    Alice in Chains - Never Fade (2018)
    Messer - Save Myself (2018)
    From Ashes to New - Broken (2018)


    Pop

    (* WARNING: Some of these songs contain explicit content.)

    Tove Lo - Talking Body* (2014)
    Imagine Dragons - Radioactive (2012)
    N’Sync - Dirty Pop (2001)
    Nicki Minaj - Super Bass (2010)
    Katy Perry - Teenage Dreams (2010)
    Madonna, Nicki Minaj, M.I.A. - Give Me All Your Luvin’ (2012)
    Rihanna - We Found Love (2011)
    Mark Ronson - Uptown Funk (2014)
    Timbaland - Apologize (2007)
    Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling (2009)
    LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem (2011)
    Shakira - Hips Don’t Lie (2005)
    Usher - Yeah! (2004)
    Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way (1999)
    Avril Lavigne - Complicated (2002)


    Electronic Dance Music


    Gareth Emery - Concrete Angel (2017)
    Heatbeat - Arganda (2012)
    N.R.C. - Here Comes the Rain Again (2003)
    Infected Mushroom - Ratio Shmatio (2004)
    Above & Beyond - Air For Life (2006)
    Ernest vs. Bastian - Dark Side of the Moon (2004)
    Three ‘N One - Reflect (1996)
    Eskimo - My Kind of Music (2009)
    Delta3 - The Dream (2012)
    Rhythm Gangsta - The Crowd Song (2000)
    Daniel Kandi & Timmus - Symphonica (2010)
    Cosmic Gate - Ultra Curve (2006)
    Sean Tyas & Darren Porter - Relentless (2016)
    Foggy - Come [Into My Dreams] (2001)
    MFG - Life Is a Strange Journey (2017)
    GMS - Dance of the Warthog (2005)


    Country


    Kane Brown - Lose It (2018)
    Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party (2010)
    Whiskey Myers - Mud (2016)
    Luke Combs - Let the Moonshine (2014)
    Carrie Underwood - Church Bells (2015)
    Sam Outlaw - Trouble (2017)
    Tim McGraw - Something Like That (1999)
    Luke Pell - Drink You In (2018)
    Logan Mize - Better Off Gone (2017)
    Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a Woman! (1997)
    Jake Owen - Days of Gold (2013)
    Cody Johnson - Wild As You (2016)
    Trisha Yearwood - XXX’s and OOO’s (1995)
    Kip Moore - The Bull (2017)
    Frank Foster - Gettin’ Right (2013)
    Jon Langston - Rollin In’ Rockin’ Out (2015)


    90s and early 2000s Hip-Hop*

    (* WARNING: Some of these songs contain explicit content.)

    Aaliyah, R. Kelly, Mr. Lee - Back & Forth (1994)
    Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing) (1998)
    Notorious B.I.G. - Juicy* (1994)
    Boyz II Men - Motownphilly (1991)
    112, P. Diddy - Peaches & Cream* (2001)
    Blackstreet, Dr. Dre, Queen Pen - No Diggity (1996)
    TLC - No Scrubs (1992)
    Usher - U Remind Me (2001)
    SWV - I’m So Into You (1992)
    Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (1998)
    2Pac - California Love* (1996)
    DMX - Party Up* (1999)
    Montell Jordan, WiNo - This is How We Do It (1994)
    Coolio, L.V. - Gangsta’s Paradise* (1995)
    Sir Mix A Lot - Baby Got Back* (1992)


    Today’s Hip-Hop

    (* WARNING: Some of these songs contain explicit content.)

    Cassidy - A.M. to P.M. (2005)
    Future - Maybach (2016)
    T.I. ft. Boosie Badazz - Jet Fuel (2014)
    Mavado - Progress (2016)
    DJ Khaled ft. Jay Z, Future - I Got the Keys (2016)
    Kanye West - The New Workout Plan (2004)
    Ludacris - How Low (2010)
    Nice for What - Drake (2018)
    Tinashe - No Drama (2018)
    Flo Rida - My House (2016)
    DJ Khaled - No Brainer (2018)
    Tyga - Taste (2018)
    Drake - Nice for What (2018)

     


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    Author: Caitlin H
    Diet-to-Go Community Manager

    Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.

     

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