The Best Gym Workout Hits: 20 Top Tracks Guaranteed To Motivate You
Looking for a little extra workout motivation? Well, we have you covered!
Explore the best gym workout hits of all-time, perfectly crafted to get your blood pumping and keep your body moving!
What makes this list special? Unlike any other on the internet? Well, firstly we created a Spotify Playlist so you don’t have to… Start listening to the “20 Greatest Workout Hits Of All Time” here. Secondly, we compiled this list after sifting through thousands of tracks (And other lists) to bring you the ultimate playlist.
So, whether you’re pushing for that PB, Stretching for that extra mile, or looking for something to get you out of bed in the morning – you’ve come to the right place!
Here are your top 20 greatest workout hits! 1 Hour and 21 Minutes of pure lyrical power!
*Please note: This playlist contains songs that are classified “Explicit.” As such, please act on your own discretion. Should you be looking for content appropriate for all audiences, we’ve made another playlist that you can access, here.
20. Bloodstream – Ed Sheeran
Who better than one of the world’s favourite Ed’s to help knock you into shape? Following the release of Bloodstream in 2014, it’s said that Sheeran’s workout game went from 0-100 (Real quick!).
“I’ll be feeling this tomorrow.”
19. Airplanes – B.O.B ft. Hayley Williams
Whether you’re preparing for a cheeky chest session or pretending to leg day, let your workout fly high with Airplanes. Initially released in 2010, this Pop hit is more than enough to step up your next trip to the gym.
“If I don’t make that, then I’ll switch my flight and I’ll be right back at it by the end of the night.”
18. Too Much – Drake ft. Sampha
Spending a lot of time worried about what song to add to the queue next? Don’t think about it too much… Released in 2013, this Drake x Sampha collaboration has been working it’s way into the hearts of gym-goers around the globe.
“Heard once that in dire times when you need a sign, that’s when they appear.”
17. Eye of The the Tiger – Survivor
As one of the most iconic songs on this top hits list, Eye of the Tiger delivers a punch of workout motivation to anyone tuning in. Once the choice anthem of Mr Sylvester Stallone himself, you can bet that this track will keep you pushing on.
“Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past, you must fight just to keep them alive.”
16. When I Grow Up – NF
This 2019 rap hit recounts the process of pursuing a child hood dream, pushing past adversity to make each moment count. So, whether you’re fighting to make it big or even just pushing for that extra rep, this song will deliver in a big way.
“When I grow up, you know what I wanna be? Take a seat, let me tell you my ridiculous dreams.”
15. Brother – Matt Corby
Taking home the award for ‘song of the year’ at the 2012 ARIA’s, Corby’s musical masterpiece will take you on a journey into the depths of your own mind, delivering an impactful and oddly motivating gym track. When you need to push that little bit further, trust ‘Brother’ to be there for you.
“From there on you might just grow.”
14. Centuries – Fall Out Boy
Making its first live debut on the Jimmy Kimmel show in 2014, this song was destined to be an anthem for those seeking a sense of empowerment. So, whether you’re sweating it out at the gym or jogging the day away, this one is for you.
“You will remember me, remember me for centuries.”
13. Lose Yourself – Eminem
Like most of the work blessed by Mr. Rap God himself, this track is one that needs no introduction. So, when you’re looking to lose yourself in the moment… Just own it! Oh, and never let it go…
“You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow.”
12. Keeping Score – L D R U ft. Paige IV
This collaboration between L D R U and the immensely talented Paige IV, delivers an up-beat electronic tune that is guaranteed to upgrade your workout vibe. So, if you’re falling behind and can’t keep up the pace, don’t look past this hit for the boost you need.
“We’re all placing bets but I’m not keeping score.”
11. Heavy Hearted – The Jungle Giants
Making its debut in 2019, this tune had the land down under reaching to the skies. So, whether you prefer indie or pop, get the best of both worlds from this heavy hearted track. Oh, plus it makes for a great workout!
“When I come off too strong, I look kinda crazy.”
10. Not Giving In – Rudimental ft. John Newman & Alex Care
If we need to tell why this song makes for one of the greatest workout hits of all-time, then just give it a listen one more time. This heavy hitting track will help you tap into the deepest roots of motivation to ensure there is, well, no giving in.
“This time, I’m gonna be stronger I’m not giving in.”
9. Way Down We Go – KALEO
Picture the biggest fight of your life. Your hands have been strapped and boots tied. What do you hear on your way to the ring? Way down we go. When you need to dig deep, this track is an absolute must.
“They will run you down, down ’til you fall. Way down we go.”
8. Remember The Name – Fort Minor ft. Styles of Beyond
If you’ve ever struggled to find a song that helps you get the blood pumping, this one is for you. As a perfect descriptor of what it means to hustle your way to the top, this track will instantly upgrade any workout coming your way.
“Ten percent luck, twenty percent skill, fifteen percent concentrated power of will, five percent pleasure, 50 percent pain, and a hundred percent reason to remember the name.”
7. The Greatest – Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
Release by Queen Sia herself, this song masterfully motivates listeners to push that little bit harder. So, when you’re killing the cardio (Or the cardio is killing you), rely on this smash workout hit to bring the stamina!
“Let-downs will get you, and the critics will test you, but the strong will survive, another scar may bless you.”
6. If You Could See Me Now – The Script
After following its release in 2013, this song has proved to be a timeless source of emotion that can take listeners to another place. Detailing the gruelling process of progress, this hit is guaranteed to help you conquer anything that comes your way.
“If you could see me now would you recognise me? Would you pat me on the back or would you criticise me?”
5. Numb/Encore – Linkin Park ft. Jay-Z
Consider this song as the perfect escape from reality as it delivers an immersive experience of raw emotion, power, and motivation. So, as you sweat it out paving your own way – don’t go past this all-time great hit.
“I’m tired of being what you want me to be. Feeling so faithless, lost under the surface.”
4. POWER – Kanye West
Has Kayne gone a bit crazy as of late? Would he make a good President? While we don’t know the answers, what we do know is that this smash hit is sure to bring the power.
“The clock’s ticking, I just count the hours.”
3. Forever – Drake ft. Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
Whoever decided to get Kayne, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Drake on the same track deserves a raise. This workout wonder continues to pay dividends as it lifts up any workout, helping you push through to the next level.
“Last name ever, first name greatest.”
2. ‘Till I Collapse – Eminem
No mater what workout playlist you listen to, it’s likely that this song will make the cut. Why? Well, the song speaks for itself. When you’re tired, you feel weak, and you want to give up… You have to find that inner strength. Blast the Eminem and go for that PR… Today might just be the day.
“Search within you to find that inner strength… And get that motivation to not give up.”
1. Hall of Fame – The Script ft. will.i.am
What makes this song so powerful is its ability to inspire listeners to follow their dreams and make an impact on the world. Sometimes all it takes to be great is a push in the right direction and that’s exactly where this song delivers. So, with your headphones in and this track on repeat, there’s no telling how far you can push your limits.
“Dedicate yourself and you gon’ find yourself standing in the hall of fame.”