20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist


A workout playlist is crucial to a exercise routine, especially since it has to get you pumped up for the workout ahead. No one likes working out, but the pay off is spectacular. Whether it’s cardio, zumba or pilates, the playlist makes the entire workout easier.

Here is a list of motivational songs for your next workout routine!

1. Work Bitch – Britney Spears

As someone who picked herself up after being at her lowest, this song by Britney Spears will immediately get you off your ass to do what needs to be done.

Plus, Britney Spears has a very fit body at the moment, and if she listens to her own songs while exercising, then it’s one of the right motivational songs.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

2. Just Got Paid (feat. French Montana) – Sigala, Ella Eyre & Meghan Trainor

Not even 10 seconds into this song, and you will want to move to the beat. It’s one of those songs that makes you want to shake your butt.

And rightly so.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

3. Work From Home – Fifth Harmony

Although Fifth Harmony is no more, their legendary song Work From Home will forever be in every workout playlist, aptly titled ‘Motivational Songs Of The Century’.

It’s perfect for the beginning of your routine, especially if you want to start off slow.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

4. HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar

Yes, one of the many motivational songs, but also a reminder that no matter how much you work out or try to change your body, you should remain true to yourself.

Because what did Mama Ru teach us? If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you going to love somebody else?

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

5. Badunkadunk – BLV

Badunkadunk literally means ‘ass’, so if this upbeat song doesn’t improve your squat numbers, then nothing will.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

6. Make It Hot – Major Lazer & Anitta

Major Lazer continuously drops motivational songs left and right, whether it’s ‘Bubble Butt‘ or ‘Light It Up‘. Their upbeat tunes will definitely improve your stamina and get you to say ‘okay, once this song is over’.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

7. Wish You Well – Sigala & Becky Hill

Motivational songs? No, this is the song that you play while you’re preparing your revenge body.

And what’s better than a revenge body?

Being proud of yourself while being your best healthy self.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

8. Feel Good – Gioli & Assia

Gioli & Assia’s ‘Feel Good‘ will transport you to somewhere on a cliff in Ibiza or even Italy.

While you’re working out, remember that it will all pay off soon when you’re on holiday.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

9. Yeah Yeah Yeah (Radio Edit) – Jax Jones

Most of the lyrics in this song are made up of ‘Yeah’, as it is so aptly named.

But it will immediately have you singing along, while the sweat runs down your back.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

10. Simon Says (feat. Juicy J) – Megan Thee Stallion

Definitely a song to Twerk to, and some might even argue it’s a ‘How To‘ song.

One thing I know about Megan Thee Stallion is that she’s determined and a strong queen. If she doesn’t inspire you, then nothing will.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

11. Bust A Move – Young MC

We’re taking it a little old school with this classic of Young MC’s ‘Bust A Move‘.

It’s one of those addictive motivational songs that you will find yourself playing every time you workout. And there is nothing wrong with that.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

12. Boys – Lizzo

Lizzo, the queen of self love and body positivity! What more could you want from a motivational playlist to get you hyped up for your intense workout?

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

13. Dancin (Krono Remix) [feat. Luvli] – Aaron Smith

A more mellow dance song, Krono’s remix of Aaron Smith’s song elevates the original to one that connects with audiences today.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

14. Dinero (feat. DJ Khaled & Cardi B) – Jennifer Lopez

Money, money, money. If a song about money won’t motivate you to exercise, then there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel.

JLo’s voice with the beat works perfectly, to the point where you think you’re working out with her.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

15. Vossi Bop – Stormzy

This song I would recommend listening to while looking at yourself in the mirror.

Lifting weights?

Stretching?

Do it while listening to Stormzy’s Vossi Bop.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

16. Later Bitches – The Prince Karma

Motivational songs aside, The Prince Karma’s song will put a smile on your face during your workout routine, because you will relate to the limited lyrics.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

17. Iguana – Inna

“It makes me want to get up and shake my ass,” is the phrase most people say when they first hear this song.

If it doesn’t do just that then there’s a glitch in the simulation.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

18. Old Thing Back (feat. Ja Rule And Ralph Tresvant) – Matoma & The Notorious B.I.G

Biggie will never be forgotten and expertly, Matoma has brought him into the 21st Century through an upbeat song that will no doubt motivate you to push harder.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

19. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock

It’s almost the roaring 20’s (2020, mind you). This song handpicked from The Great Gatsby soundtrack is the perfect combination of quick and slow to match your routine to.

Motivational songs is one thing, but this Fergie song is also a perfect addition to any Party Playlist.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

20. Do What U Want (feat. Christina Aguilera) – Lady Gaga

A workout playlist does not work if not even one of the motivational songs is a Lady Gaga jam.

So, this lowkey (or maybe highkey?) sexual tune will make any workout better.

20 Motivational Songs For Your Workout Playlist

Any other motivational songs for your next workout routine we might have missed? Let us know in the comments!

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