Staying in shape is a priority, and we all love to be energetic, healthy and toned. But, inevitably, a lazy, rainy day or the desire to lay on the couch is going to make it tough to get to the gym from time to time. And, once we’re there, that’s only half the battle. You’ve got to get motivated! Need help? The tunes below are guaranteed to get your blood pumping and improve your workout.
10. “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen
The perfect synergy of drums and bass, topped with Freddie Mercury’s soaring vocals and Brian May’s guitar. And, not only will it inspire you, you can feel good about it’s CPR benefits!
9. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk
Take a French house music duo, a funk guitar master, and put Pharrell on vocals. It will cure any laziness that you are experiencing.
8. “Jump Around” by House of Pain
The instantly recognizable intro, pulsating bassline, and high-pitched tenor saxophone set the pace. A chorus demanding that you jump around instantly motivates.
7. “Body Movin’ (Fatboy Slim remix)” by the Beastie Boys
A lot of Beastie Boy tracks are candidates, but the collaboration with Fatboy Slim takes this one to the next level. You can run a mile inspired by this track alone.
6. “Turn Down for What” by DJ Snake + Lil Jon
DJ Snake and Lil Jon created an anthem featured in numerous films, commercials, and television shows, and just about always during an action sequence. You hear it, you want to move.
5. “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes
Aside from winning a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Rock Song, it is the third best-performing modern rock song of the decade. It’s featured at sporting events worldwide for a reason, and it will get you in the zone.
4. “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns n’ Roses
Gritty vocals by Axl, ripping guitar by Slash, and Duff’s low-end combine to create a classic track, amping up fans in sports arenas around the world. You can bet it will do the same for you.
3. “Enter Sandman” by Metallica
Lars Ulrich’s driving bass drum beat meshes perfectly with the signature opening chords. Add snarling vocals, and, as Metallica describes it, “a wall of guitars,” and it will just drive your workout.
2. “Back in Black” by AC/DC
AC/DC achieve a near impossible feat, bringing a new vocalist into the band and simultaneously creating the second highest selling album of all time. Likewise, it is near impossible to hear the opening track without getting pumped up.
1. “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
The epitome of songs to get you motivated, the music and lyrics build throughout, leaving you focused on conquest. The lyrics focus you on your path, your goal, and that you will never give up!