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Top 10: Workout Songs


Due to my career as a personal trainer, I’ve been in gyms and fitness centers for the last twenty years of my life. And I’ve been listening to music for that same period of time as almost all facilities have tracks playing in the background.

Truthfully I like silence when I’m driving, and have actually learned to block out music when I’m training. But recently I jumped into the twenty first century and starting using an iPod when I workout. I know, earthshattering right? So I thought I’d share my Top 10: Workout Songs with you – and then I want you to do the same. Here we go…

1. Lose Yourself (Eminem) – What can I say, it’s a great anthem for anyone that’s been through life’s struggles and come out with a new drive and determination. You can’t help but get into a groove when exercising to it.

2. Up In Here (DMX) – Man I love this song! I love DMX’s raspy style and the fact that he’s a bit Angry! He calls people out and say’s what he feels without caring what others think. Ya’ all gonna’ make me lose my mind” sums up how I feel about the fitness industry.

3. Down With The Sickness (Disturbed) – Talk about angst! When I’m pushing hard on a set of deadlifts, squats, or even sprints, the overall tone of this jam fires me up. It’s got a great baseline and hook that’s super catchy and get’s your blood pumping.

4. Boom Boom Pow (Black Eyed Peas) – I use this song during my class and it’s always a favorite for one simple reason – it’s uplifting and fun. Especially during a boxing or kickboxing session, Boom Boom Pow just fits right in!


5. In The End (Linkin’ Park)- These guys rock! They may be a bit hardcore for some, but I like lyrics that resonate with me and feelings I’ve had in the past. I especially like when he says, “I had to fall to lose it all” because I’ve fallen quite a few times!

6. Smells Like Teens Spirit (Nirvana) – If this song doesn’t jack you up then something’s wrong. I still remember the original airdate of the video and hearing it for the first time. The ups and downs within the song are great for interval training.

7. Welcome The Jungle (Guns and Roses) – This is what all new trainees should listen to when they join a gym. The gym has been referred to as the “iron jungle” complete with various specimens of humans walking around. Axl Rose’s voice stirs energy up and can help you bang out a few extra sets.

8. The Edge of Glory (Lady Gaga) – Yep, The Angry Trainer listens to Gaga. So? I’ve always been a fan of people who are anti-establishment, and who truly put their passion into their work. All of her songs are awesome but the “Edge” just strikes a chord with me.


9. Stronger (Kanye West) – I’m not a fan of him for his antics, but I do like this song. How could I not? It’s called Stronger after all! Although the lyrics are a bit arrogant, I still like the chorus and the beat of the song. It’s in my iPod for sure.

10. Let It Rock (Kevin Rudolph) – This is another song I use in my class and it always get’s people going Especially when Lil’ Wayne jumps in for his rap. I’m a fan of music that encourages people to break free and loosen up, and this song hit’s the mark.

So that’s my Top Ten: Workout Songs. That’s just a sample of what’s in my playlist, but I’d love to know what you listen to. What’s in your iPod and get’s you going down the gym… start sharing your Top 10’s!

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16 comments on “Top 10: Workout Songs

  1. I’m gonna stick with your taste since we seem to be have a similar one:

    1) Roy Jones Jr. – And still
    2) Papoose – Born to win
    3) Disturbed – The Night
    4) 2Pac – How do you want it (sexual song, but it drives me good when I work out)
    5) Metallica – Enter sandman
    6) Guano Apes – Open your eyes (please check this song out)
    7) Robert Tepper – No easy way out
    8) Linkin Park – Bleed it out
    9) Method Man and Busta Rhymes – Whats happenin
    10) DMX – Get it on the floor

  2. There’s a mistake, Linkin Park is supposed to be number 8 with “Bleed it out”.

    Hey Alfonso, it’s not bad to fall down and come back strong. Here’s a quote from MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko: “The one who doesn’t fall, can’t stand up.”

  3. Okay here’s mine:

    1) Lady Gaga – Pokerface, Born This Way or most of the new album!

    2) Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway – great song and one that means a lot to me – all about breaking boundaries…

    3) Kylie Minogue – Better The Devil You Know – one of the best pop songs ever written (but which hardly anyone in the US will know!)

    4) All American Rejects – Move Along and Gives You Hell are great energy boosters

    5) Moby – Lift Me Up – just like Kanye’s Stronger – it’s hard not to be inspired by this one!

    6) Christina Aguilera – Fighter – great workout song and one of Christina’s best!

    7) Jordin Sparks – another Idol alum – Jordin doesn’t exactly have a huge personality but this is a pop gem that should have been a huge hit!

    8) Madonna – can’t NOT have a Madonna song on here – Open Your Heart from the old stuff, Celebration and Revolver from the new.

    9) One Republic – All The Right Moves – another song that should have been a bigger hit – always gets me charged up at the gym!

    10) Pink – So What or Raise Your Glass – great, anthemic pop / rock…

  4. My workout playlist is different everytime, but some stable pieces are:
    1) KICK IT by Clawfinger
    2) S.E.X. by Nickelback
    3) MARTYR by Depeche Mode
    4) TO BE LOVED by Papa Roach
    5) BAT COUNTRY by Avenged Sevenfold
    6) NO GIVING UP by Crossfade
    7) INVADERS MUST DIE by Prodigy

    I have this playlist saved when I need a max boost for my workout :) I love working out with Clawfinger music, it has a super power for me 😀 and it makes me push so hard. Kick It is my favorite and I can also play this one on repeat during the whole workout. I can’t imagine working out without music! It helps so much!

  5. Here’s my top 10 in no particular order:
    1) Bounce – Calvin Harris ft. Kelis
    2) Get Outta My Way – Kylie Minogue
    3) One – Swedish House Mafia ft. Pharrell
    4) Gravel Pit – Wu Tang Clan
    5) My Hero – Foo Fighters
    6) Hysteria – Muse
    7) Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
    8) Bigger Than Us – White Lies
    9) Rebel Yell – Billy Idol
    10) Alive – Pearl Jam

  6. I do my workouts at home and always listen to Nexus Radio (internet radio) my favorite channel:
    80s 90s Heavy Metal Hair Arena Rock And New Rock. It’s very variable and it realy “Rocks” my workout 😉


  7. Uprising – Muse
    Hard 2 Die- Loc Saint
    Remember The Name – Fort Minor
    Till I Collapse – Eminem
    Can’t Be Touched – Roy Jones Jnr
    Kidz – Take That
    Bulletproof – La Roux
    300 Violin Orchestra – Jorge Quintero
    Anvil of Crom – Basil Poledouris
    We Will Rock You – Queen

  8. Ok here is mine !
    1.The time (Dirty bit). Black eyed Peas
    2.Remedy. Seether
    3.Coming Undone. Korn
    4.The stroke. Billy Squier
    5.Dont stop. Brazilian girls
    6.Gansta luv. Snoop dog
    7.Da da da. Lil wayne
    8.if i ever feel better. Phoenix
    9.island in the sun. Weezer
    10. Ash pipe. Weezer

  9. Avril Lavigne-Forgotten
    Lady Gaga-Alejandro
    Katy Perry-I Kissed a Girl
    Far Easy Movement-Like a G-6
    Linkin Park-New Divide
    Stabbing Westward-Save Yourself
    Pink-Just Like a Pill
    Taio Cruz-Break Your Heart
    Adele-Rolling in the Deep
    Good Charlotte-Don’t Want to be In Love

    That was FUN!! :)

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