Workout Songs From The Past Five Years That Will Give You Life + Abs

Taking it back while we back it up.

Bikini season is around the corner, guys. Well, three months away, but who’s counting?

It’s never too early to start hitting up the gym just to make your overall quality of life, and glutes, that much more rockin’. Workouts can be fun, we swear. Especially when you dust off some of the old and forgotten iPod tracks that you once jammed out to after a nasty breakup or before a girls’ night out… and let’s be real, maybe some amazing makeup sex.

Check out these bumpin’ tunes you may or may not have given a whirl at the gym before. Your gym experience, personal trainer and treadmill, are about to be rocked.

  • “Telephone” – Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce (2010)

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    Feel like a boss while you’re running from the cops like Gaga and Bey on your elliptical.

  • “Dance Yrself Clean” – LCD Soundsystem (2010)

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    The slow beginning tempo is perf for your warm up and by the time the song’s power kicks in, you’ll be ready for those weights.

  • “All Of The Lights” – Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi (2010)

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    The upbeat track will just make you feel like you’re already showered, out and taking shots at the club.

  • “Dirty Talk” – Wynter Gordon (2010)

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    Sweat and runny makeup aside, you should feel sexy when you workout. This will do the job.

  • “Stereo Love” (Paul & Luke Remix) – Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina (2010)

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    The original song is pretty fire on its own, but the remix has what you need to be lifting that next five-pound weight mark.

  • “Dancing On My Own” – Robyn (2010)

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    If you’re getting over a breakup, this song is your everything. Walk to it on the treadmill for your warm up pretending like you’re parading in front of your lame ex. The rest of the workout will only go up from there.

  • “Blow” (Cirkut Remix) – Kesha (2011)

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    This songs beat is contagious and the remix amps it up THAT much. You will be running circles around everyone in the gym.

  • “Mr. Know It All” – Kelly Clarkson (2011)

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    Another empowering post-breakup or revenge song. Great for warm up, midway breaks and cool downs. You will be looking and feeling like a million bucks.

  • “We Found Love” – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris (2011)

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    You can’t not move rapidly and feel happy when listening to this song. It’s just impossible.

  • “Shake It Out” – Florence + The Machine (2011)

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    This powerful song will allow you to push through your run or weight-lifting like it’s nothing.

  • “Strip” – Chris Brown ft. Kevin McCall (2011)

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    Remember the whole feeling sexy at the gym thing? Yep. Alter ego time.

  • “Bounce” – Calvin Harris ft. Kelis (2012)

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    This beat is slow enough to prevent you from going into a pushup frenzy and fast enough to keep you motivated and moving.

  • “Call on Me” – Eric Prydz (2012)

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    If you want a double whammy, watch and listen to this workout vid while working out. Mind-blowing.

  • “In My Mind” (Axwell Mix) – Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay (2012)

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    Get pumped while daydreaming about bae or future bae is all you need to handle that iron.

  • “Yonce/Partition” – Beyonce (2013)

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    Get into that girls’ night mindset and own those crunches like you do the local bar.

  • “Alive” – Krewella (2013)

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    Perfect for interval or hills running, just slow it down and take it back up with the beat.

  • “Wasted” – Tiesto ft. Matthew Koma (2014)

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    After you’re all warmed up and have been doing your thing, give it your all with this high-tempo party of a song.

  • “Love Never Felt So Good” – Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake (2014)

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    Your cool down is really just a mini, joy-filled concert with two of pops greatest baes.

  • “The Night Is Still Young” – Nicki Minaj (2014)

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    You need this before you go out on Thirsty Thursday. Or Friday, before the weekend. Really, just always.

  • “Body Heat” – Selena Gomez (2015)

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    An overlooked sultry song from Selena’s Revival, add this flavor to your body work and life.

You there yet?



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