Best Workout Playlist

More and more people continue to stumble across our round-up of the best workout playlist for any situation while looking for the perfect tunes to work up a sweat to – so many that we decided to update the list with 7 MORE mixes! Keep reading for some facts on exercise and music, then dive into the newly added music. The original 7 are waiting for you below those.

Whether you like rock, hip-hop, or anything in-between, the best workout playlist is a must. Music is naturally energetic, and when you're bouncing along to your favorite songs, it makes hitting all those fitness goals that much more rewarding and enjoyable. With an easily organized gym bag at your side, there's never any reason to be without your ear buds and music player. So whether you use your phone or any other device, load it up with some of the best workout playlists we could find and get ready to get pumped!

Numerous studies have shown that listening to music while you workout directly affects your performance. Some have shown that matching your music to the rhythm of your workout will cause you to work harder, while others reveal that music that makes you feel powerful emotions can actually boost your endurance.

So, not only is workout music awesome just because music is awesome and working out is awesome, but it's backed by science too! And no matter how strong you are, you just can't beat science. Next time you're working on increasing those gains, choose the best workout playlist from our list and feel yourself soar.

7 MORE Spotify Mixes: The Best Workout Playlist For Any Situation

We reached out to members of the 6 Pack Fitness team, ambassadors, and athletes to craft the Ultimate 6 Pack Fitness Workout Playlist. For an eclectic mix of songs to get your body moving and energy pumping, this is the playlist you want!

Step up your workout with the awesome Workout Hip-Hop Edition playlist from digster.fm. Classics like DMX and Jay-Z are joined by newer rappers like Desiigner and Kendrick Lamar for 3 hours and 21 minutes of badass beats sure to get you moving!


Take it back, but not TOO far back, to the biggest and best hits of the 2000s with this Spotify original playlist Throwback Workout. “Mova Ya Body" with Nina Sky, “Get Ur Freak On" with Missy Elliott, and when it's all said and done, wipe the “Dirt Off Your Shoulder" with Jay-Z – after you kick your workout's ass, of course!

Metal Gym Hours, a playlist by Spotify user beengan promises heavy music for a heavy workout, and it definitely delivers! Huge acts like Metallica, Disturbed, and Lamb of God get you pumped up alongside powerful music from lesser known groups like Mystic Prophecy and the Raven Age.


Just as the name suggests, the Work Out and Rock Out playlist by Topsify Mexico brings all your favorite rock songs together to get your blood pumping and heart racing with everyone from classic rock bands like Led Zeppelin, the Doors, and the Rolling Stones to modern groups like Blink 182 and Papa Roach.

Sure, you want your workout to be intense, but you also want to have some fun, too. Make it so when you listen to the Fun Workout playlist created by Spotify, which includes everyone from Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj to OneRepublic and Adele.

You don't have to be outdoors to enjoy the Wild & Free Workout playlist – this kind of wild freedom is attained wherever your workout happens to be! Modern folk and Americana dominate this selection of songs – set your heart racing to the tunes of Trampled By Turtles and Ray LaMontagne.

Original 7 Spotify Mixes: The Best Workout Playlist For Any Situation

Placing Spotify's Ultimate Workout Playlist 2014 on our list was a no-brainer. Featuring hits from the likes of Katy Perry, Daft Punk and Pharrell, and Ellie Goulding, this one's high-energy, making it a great choice for best workout playlist.

If you like your music a little bit more off the beaten path, get yourself moving with Spotify's Indie Workout. TV On The Radio, Broken Bells, and the Black Keys are just some of the musical offerings that'll get your heart rate up when you listen to this best workout playlist.

Maybe you prefer your workout playlist to be structured for the kind of workout you're tackling that day. You're definitely not alone there, so we've picked Spotify's Cardio playlist for all those times you're working up an aerobic sweat. Get those muscles burning with Jason Derulo, Rihanna, and more!

Get aggressive with Spotify user Elias Rova's Metal Workout Playlist. With songs by Disturbed, Slipknot, and Breaking Benjamin, this 596-long choice for best workout playlist has more than enough tunes to help you work all that aggression right on out.

For another round of rock songs that will definitely get your blood circulating and your heart rate up, check out Spotify user Nick Larsen's Best Rock Workout Playlist. Testify the hell out of your workout with Rage Against The Machine, make your workout go BOOM with P.O.D., and welcome yourself to the fitness jungle with Guns N' Roses.

Dancing can feel like a workout of its own, so a playlist full of tracks that make you want to dance is another great selection for best workout playlist. Once you start moving, it'll be hard to stop, so make that movement your cardio workout of the day, and get pumped with Digster Playlists' Spotify playlist Workout – Dance Edition.

For another workout-specific playlist, we just had to choose Spotify user Symon De Boer's Fitness/Bodybuilding/Lifting playlist. Start things off with some inspiration from Eminem and Nate Dogg's “'Till I Collapse" and fuel the fire even further with Rick Ross' “Push It." Next thing you know, you've maximized your gains and are more than ready for the next level.

Working out and music go together like peanut butter and jelly. The perfect flavor of jelly pulls the whole sandwich together, just like the best workout playlist brings your fitness fever full circle. Whether you like rap or indie, cardio or lifting, we've got the perfect sonic picks for you. Grab your headphones out of your gym bag, plug ‘em into the music device of your choice, and get moving!