You know what kind of people I don’t understand? Those people that can run or work out without listening to ANYTHING. More power to you if that’s your preference- but I. Don’t. Get. It.
I don’t know- listening to the hum of treadmills and raging football announcers on the gym TV just doesn’t cut it for me. Maybe it’s because I like to have mini dance parties between sets, or because I like to imagine I’m in some sort of motivational montage- but there’s just something about the *right* playlist that add SO much to my workouts!
Since workout music is so crucial for me, I tend to spend a lot of time and thought cultivating my epic play lists. Each song has to just have the right intensity, the right “feel.” It has to have something unique to offer- no generic pop song will do. And I get tired of music- FAST. So there has to be just the right variety and special something to keep me motivated and entertained.
If you’re anything like me, you’re always searching for new songs to add to your playlist, so I figured I’d share the love and share my playlist with you all so you could benefit from it as well! I HIGHLY recommend Spotify- the fact that you can create playlists and then download them to your phone without using data is just such a great feature.
Without further ado, here’s The Ultimate Workout Playlist:
1.)Higher Ground- TNGHT (Hudson Mohawke x Lunice)
This song is like musical pre-workout. As soon as I listen to this- IT’S ONNNNN.
2.) Fancy (Yellow Claw Remix)- Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX
This remix totally re-invents this tired song into something new entirely and I dig it.
3.) Summer- Diplo & Grandtheft Remix- Calvin Harris
4.)Flawless Remix- Beyonce, Nicki Minaj
Bey and Nicki won’t ever let you down. Though I also love the original.
5.) Heavy Crown- Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding
6.) Ayo Technology- 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake
7.)HeadBand- B.O.B., 2 Chainz
8.)Satisfaction-RL Grime Remix- Benny Benassi, The Biz
9.)I’m a Slave 4 U- Dave Aude Slave Driver Mix- Britney Spears
DUDEEE I love this remix and song so much. #notashamed
10.) Baby’s On Fire- Die Antwoord
Die Antwoord is crazy but I like it.
11.)GDFR – Flo Rida, Lookas, Sage the Gemini
12.) Take U There (feat. Kiesza)- Jack U, Kiesza
The drop in this song, though. Epic.
13.)Dum Dee Dum- Keys n Crates
14.)No Flex Zone (Remix) – Karmin, Watsky
I just love Karmin and some of her awkward rhymes. This remix is awesome, though.
15.) Higher- Just Blaze and Bauuer, Jay Z
16.)Bubble Butt[Radio Mix]- Major Lazer
Perfect for glute raises and hip thrusts.
17.)Boneless- Steve Aoki
18.)Singularity- Oliver Twizt Trap Music- Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, My Name is Kay
19.)Booty- Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea
Your perfect squat song.
20.)Who Gon Stop Me- Jay Z, Kanye West
THE song for hitting PR’s.
21.)Wild for the Night-A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam
Another favorite for hitting PRs for me.
22.) The Vulture- Pendulum
This song is so hype.
23.)Do or Die- feat. Childish Gambino- Flux Pavilion
24.)My World- Iggy Azalea
25.) Fatty Boom Boom- Die Antwoord
26.)Get Ya Freak On- Trap Mix- Koshii
28.) 23 feat Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J- Mike Will Made It
29.)Heads Will Roll by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Trap Remix) – Kid Kamilion
30.)Rap God- Eminem
31.) Bonfire- Knife Party
32.) Swimming Pools (Bird Peterson Remix)- Kendrick Lamar
33.) Rage the Night Away (feat Wacka flocka flame)- Steve Aoki
34.) Meltdown- Stromae, Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim
Alright, so now your workout is done and it’s time to chill out and stretch/do some yoga. What are you going to play?! I GOT YOU. These are the songs I’m rotating through a lot during my cool down sessions.
1.)Cold Sweat- Tinashe
Tinashe’s entire album, Aquarius, is really just perfect.
2.)Fall in Love- Phantogram
3.) Cruel World-Lana Del Rey
4.) Retrograde-James Blake
5.) Gooey-Glass Animals
6.) Bill Murray- Phantogram
6.) Ultraviolence- Lana Del Rey
7.) Flicker (Kanye West Rework)- Lorde
8.) Genesis- Grimes
9.) Life Round Here- James Blake
10.) Waiting Game- Banks
11.) Two Weeks- FKA Twigs
12.) Rescue Him- Kimbra
Okay, so maybe the chill out list is also a list of the albums and my general favorite songs of late. I just happen to love chill alt. R&B but it works for this purpose, too. 😉
I hope you guys like these playlists! I’d love to hear your feedback. Also let me know- What are some of YOUR favorite workout songs?