The BEST Workout Playlist EVER!!!

Okay, the title of this post might be a bit of an exaggeration.  I mean, I personally think these playlists are the best workout playlists ever.  For my preferred style of music, at least.  For right now, at least.  I’m sure I’ll get tired of a song soon or find some new and exciting song to add in a few weeks, days, or hours.

I’m always looking out for new, different, and awesome songs to add to my workout playlists.  If I saw a post with the title above, I’d be clicking on it in a heartbeat.  So, that’s the long story behind the short title of this post.  I just want to throw out a few song suggestions to others like myself who might be out there searching for a new beat to push them through their workouts.

I love love love working out to music.  As if working out itself doesn’t put me in a good mood, working out to a good tune puts me in extreme endorphin-release mode.  My personal preference is to do cardio to upbeat, dance-able music.  I prefer to strength train to alternative rock songs.  There are studies out there that suggest working out to music has many benefits– including altering perception of workout intensity, further improving mood, and providing workout pace.  There are instances when working out to music aren’t appropriate (i.e. running in a high-traffic neighborhood).  There are people that don’t enjoy working out to music.  For those instances and those people, this post may be relevant at all.  For the exceptions, though, here are some songs that really get my heart pumping during a good workout.  What would you add to the lists???

My Favorite Cardio Workout Songs

Title Artist
Alive P.O.D.
Are You Gonna Go My Way Lenny Kravitz
Beautiful Day U2
Blurred Lines Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams
The Brooks Fan Mix Rock My Run
The Distance Cake
Eye of the Tiger Survivor
Feel Again OneRepublic
Fighter Christina Aguilera
Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys
Hot Tottie Usher
Life is a Highway Rascal Flatts
Livin’ on a Prayer Bon Jovi
Mony Mony Billy Idol
Move Along The All-American Rejects
My Body Young the Giant
Rollin’ Limp Bizkit
Runnin’ Down a Dream Tom Petty
Shake Senora Pitbull
Sing My Chemical Romance
Sleep Now in the Fire Rage Against the Machine
The Sound Switchfoot
Starry Eyed Surprise Oakenfold
Survivor Destiny’s Child
Thunderstruck AC/DC
Til I Collapse Eminem
Welcome to the Jungle Guns N’ Roses
You Make Me Sick P!nk
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
8 Mile Eminem

My Favorite Strength Training Workout Songs

Title Artist
Alive P.O.D.
Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson
Boom P.O.D.
Breath Breaking Benjamin
Cold Crossfade
Decode Paramore
Diary of Jane Breaking Benjamin
Inside the Fire Disturbed
Jars Chevelle
Letter from a Thief Chevelle
Lightning Crashes Live
Porn Star Dancing My Darkest Days
S.E.X. Nickelback
Scared Three Days Grace
So Cold Breaking Benjamin
The Sound Switchfoot
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