With the winter ahead of us, it is definitely ard to keep going with workout goals. But sometimes, all you need is the right song to give you the push you need to keep at it — whether running, biking or weight lifting.
You definitely came in the right place. Let us help provide you with an essential workout playlist. Here is a mix of songs that are tried-and-tested crowd favourites and some deeper cuts worth your attention from recent years and beyond. Indeed the perfect songs to motivate you with either your workout or a heavy work task at home, such as repairing that flender gearbox.
“I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran feat. Justin Bieber
“We at a party we don’t want to be at” is not a particularly inspiring sentiment, true. But the hollow, insistent drumbeat of Sheeran and Bieber’s 2019 collaboration will get under your skin; there’s a reason Sheeran remains a chart mainstay. The thought behind the song works for any kind of workout, too: just keep going and put up with the situation and you’ll get through it.
“My Oh My,” Camila Cabello feat. DaBaby
Camila Cabello has an instinct for wildly catchy Latin-inflected riffs; chart hits “Havana” and “Señorita” are proof of that. “My Oh My” is a little slower but just as effective, dark and brooding with its echoing chorus and her own intensity. Throw in the joyful rhymes of DaBaby, and suddenly it’s a track with an extra kick to help you keep pumping.
“Blood, Sweat & Tears,” Ava Max
Albanian-American pop star Ava Max can’t help but make catchy songs. “Blood, Sweat & Tears” riffs off of a playground chant but ends up as a driving anthem that parallels the concept of working hard quite nicely.
“I Win,” Lethal Bizzle feat. Skepta
British grime artist Lethal Bizzle’s anthemic, confident “I Win” starts with a punch and never lets up. If positive self-talk were enough to get you through a workout, then “I Win” would be all you need to hit every goal.
“…Ready For It?,” Taylor Swift
Swift’s 2017 self-referential album Reputation was filled with intensely anthemic pop; “…Ready For It?” has the biggest drop, the most hard-charging beat and the most soaring chorus, making it the best of the workout options.