Top 10 Killer Workout Songs to Keep You Going

By: Yasmeen Munira

You’re on the last stretch in your workout routine. You glance at your watch and can’t help but feel the exhaustion kicking in. The only thing you need is that little bit of inspiration to keep you pumped because you’re just that much closer to reaching your fitness goals.

Just when you’re about to give up, that one power anthem comes on your playlist and just like that, the adrenaline kicks in!

  1. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

“Went the distance, now I’m not gonna stop. Just a man and his will to survive.”

You don’t even need Dave Bickler to start belting out the high notes. The infectious beat gets you right from the start. Your feet start pounding the ground in time to every strum of the electric guitar!

2. Firework by Katy Perry

“Do you know that there’s still a chance for you, cause there’s a spark in you.”

Because when Katy Perry tells you to ‘show em what you’re worth’, you go right ahead and give it all you’ve got!

3. I Lived by One Republic

“I owned every second that this world could give. I saw so many places, the things that I did”

The lyrics of this power anthem will do nothing but inspire you to keep pushing and to keep going because you realize you’re one of the lucky ones who can.

4. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves

“I’m walking on sunshine, whoa! And don’t it feel good!”

That frown will instantly turn into a smile with this track! You can’t help but think happy thoughts when you’re grooving to this beat!

Warning: You might even find yourself doing the shoulder shimmy during your workout.

5. Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

“We’ve gotta hold on ready or not. You live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got”

When Bon Jovi gets right up to that mike and belts “OOOOOOOHHHHH We’re halfway there”, you know he’s right. You’re nearing the end of your workout so keep pushing through to the very end!

6. Not Afraid by Eminem

“Imma be what I set out to be, without a doubt undoubtedly. And all those who look down on me, I’m tearin’ down your balcony”

Who better than to tell it like it is? Eminem gets real and teaches you the importance of getting rid of those fears and to keep going till you reach your goals and aspirations.

7. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson

“You didn’t think that I’d come back, I’d come back swinging. You try to break me, but you see, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”

Talk about girl power! This powerhouse soundtrack is a quick pick me up when you’re at the peak of exhaustion. It helps that the beat picks up the tempo with every high note Clarkson reaches! Definitely makes your ‘footsteps even lighter’ doesn’t it?

8. Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia

“Don’t you worry, don’t you worry child. See heaven’s got a plan for you.”

Bring out that dance party to the treadmill! If you’re into electronic dance music, this one’s for you. It’s no wonder this party anthem topped the charts and became a number one hit in the clubbing scene. Rest assure, this tune is sure to get your feet moving even when you’re close to giving up.

9. Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

“Can we go back, this is the moment. Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ‘til it’s over. So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us”

This track makes you feel as though there’s absolutely nothing that can stop you from reaching your fitness goal. The duo bring the house down with their infectious combination of handclapping, foot-stomping and propulsive rhythm that is bound to get you moving in time to the beat.

10. I Love It by Icona Pop

“I don’t care, I love it! I don’t care, I love it!”

There is just something about the repetition of ass-kicking lyrics that makes you want to keep pushing. And hey, if anything, Icona Pop will show your inner conscious who’s boss. Just keep the ‘I don’t care, I love it’ mantra going on in your head and you will definitely grow to love that oh, so sweet torture that comes with going the extra mile.

The next time you feel like giving up, tune in to these tracks on your workout playlist for inspiration! So, which is your favourite?


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