Just about everyone I know listens to music as and when they work out – it’s a great motivator. It gets you in the mood to get your heart pumping. But there comes a time when you just can’t listen to “In Da Club” by 50 Cent one more time while you’re on the elliptical. We’ve got you covered!
Check out a list of new songs to add to your workout playlist below!
Even though for the latter part of the year, I had zero idea what this song was saying it does get me pumped! I love to hear it when I’m on the elliptical, pushing the myself. It gets my heart pumping and makes me want to go hard for the time that I’m sticking with it. Or, I at least get a few more minutes in before I limp over to the water fountain.
2. “Touchin, Lovin’” Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj
It’s a typical song you’d want to hear on shuffle when you’re on the gym. It’s catchy and it’s super easy to get caught up in Nicki Minaj’s verse. It’s another fun song that’s designed for the club but easily could turn a workout up, too. And the visual of Trey Songz is always a nice motivator too… look at what a couple of workouts did for him!
3. “No Flex Zone” Rae Sremmurd
I’m not partial to this song just because Rae Sremmurd is from my hometown. I actually love it. It’s infectious and the beat always gets me hype enough to do all of my cardio and not cheat myself! Put it on when your energy is starting to wane and watch the results.
4. “Fight Night” Migos
This song is my ratchet guilty pleasure. So, of course I like working out to it! It makes working out super fun! I can actually rap this song from top to bottom and often slow the treadmill down just so I can do it without heaving through words.
5. “Latch” Disclosure, Sam Smith
This is a really fun song and I love getting on the bicycle while it’s on. You might have resist singing along loudly to the rest of your gym though. So, there’s a warning stamped on this one.
6. “Shake It Off” Taylor Swift
Oh, come on! You have to admit this song is fun…and fun is exactly what you need to get you through that last rep of leg presses! Taylor’s single is fun, flirty, cute, and encouraging. And, so what if you find yourself dancing in the mirror a little when you’re in the gym by yourself? Its still cardio, it counts.
7. “Bad Girls” M.I.A.
This is my go-to everything song. When it comes on I feel like I can do anything and everything. It’s probably sad that this song is that inspirational to me but I can ride with it. When it comes on in the gym, I love to kick it into overdrive.
8. “MT Olympus” Big KRIT
In my best imitation of New New from ATL: This. Is. My. Jam. KRIT snaps in this line after line and if that isn’t motivation for you to go hard then I don’t know what will! Especially when he raps “Tyrants never keep quiet, they’d rather be violent. So I’m beheading them all!”
9. “Maps” Maroon 5
It’s another song that’s really a feel good song and I like to listen to it when I’m cooling down after my workout. It’s upbeat enough to get me pumped up to actually get myself back home with out, you know, falling out on the street and dying.
10. “Anaconda” Nicki Minaj
Who hasn’t added this song to their workout playlist?! Go do it now! Nicki is energetic, confident, and fun. Which are all essential to having a great workout. I’m actually gonna stop talking about this song now because if I don’t, the entire post will be a thesis statement on why I love “Anaconda” and Nicki Minaj herself.
11. “Timber” Pitbull featuring Ke$ha
There’s not much to say on this one, except that it’s especially fun to work out to if you’re in a group. Just give it a try.
12. “Errrbody” Yo Gotti
This is the song that makes me actually get ON the elliptical instead of staring at it from the leg press machine. The bravado of the song gets my blood racing and I know it will do the same to you if you’re a Yo Gotti fan. Even if you’re not, give this track a spin.
13. “A** Shots” Childish Gambino
This song is relatively new on my radar, but it’s on a few playlists all the same. I have a friend who takes to running to it and I just like it as a warm up song. It’s cool and I can get in the mood to work out to it any time!
14. “All About that Bass” Meghan Trainor
This song is important! So important, I saved it for last. While you’re on your journey to becoming a fit better you, you need a song that will uplift you and remind you that you’re loosing weight because you already love your body and want to take care of it, and not that you’re loosing weight to love your body eventually. Take a page out of Meghan Trainor’s book and bring booty back!
If you have any must have songs that we’ve missed, please drop them below! Go get summertime fine, Girl!