Listening to upbeat music is the best way to get the most out of your workout. I’ve found that dance songs are some of the best motivators that push me through a workout when I’m just not feeling it.
Music actually has the power to increase your endurance, uplift your mood and attitude, enhance your energy levels, and even improve your physical capacity to perform certain exercises! So, throw on some workout gear, open up your go-to music app, and play these upbeat and inspiring new dance songs that you’ll definitely jam out to while you exercise!
Once More – Party Favor
One of my absolute favorite dance songs on my workout playlist, “Once More” combines elements of trap, R&B, and pop to offer an impressively complex and sophisticated beat that will inspire you to keep moving even when you feel like you’re ready to throw in the towel!
On My Mind – Diplo
Diplo is a leading figure on the electronic dance music (EDM) scene, and he’s been making some of the most popular and versatile dance songs since 2003. “On My Mind” is definitely one of his more unique tunes that offers a consistent, steady beat to keep your body moving and your endorphins flowing!
Check out the trippy official music video for some good laughs and fun dance moves!
In My Opinion – SMACK
From start to finish, “In My Opinion” is an upbeat, progressive house song that is ideal for low-intensity, steady-state (LISS) cardio. This type of cardio includes brisk walking, bicycling, rowing/swimming, light jogging, and stair climbing.
Check out the very visually appealing official music video while you’re doing LISS cardio on the treadmill!
Carry On – Martin Jensen
This traditional house song has an infectious beat that will make your head bounce and push your feet forward. “Carry On” is another great dance beat to listen to during LISS activities as well as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) activities, such as a circuit involving squats, mountain climbers, planks, and lunges!
Love Song – Duke Dumont
“Love Song” is one of my favorite dance songs to listen to toward the end of my workout because its inspiring beat and chord progression always motivate me to finish strong.
Duke Dumont is another EDM artist who’s been around for years, and many of his songs offer perfect beats and tempos for LISS activities of all kinds!
Sweet Munchies – Cat Dealers
Simple yet upbeat and so easy to dance to, “Sweet Munchies” is a great dance song to listen to while doing exercises that involve sets of repetitions (reps), like squats, bicep curls, lunges, and crunches.
Many of Cat Dealers’ songs are structured very similarly to this one, so feel free to add some or all of their songs to your exercise jam playlist!
Clap Your Hands – W&W
This fun and upbeat dance song by W&W will make you feel like you’re at a Vegas pool party, which makes it ideal for pumping you up during pretty much any and every exercise.
Throw on the official music video while you’re exercising and you’ll really feel like you’re right in the middle of the party!
Tarzan – Armin van Buuren
Armin van Buuren has been around since 1996, which has made him a major influence upon modern EDM of all genres. What’s more impressive is that he’s still producing some of the most popular and addictive mainstream dance songs being released today, and “Tarzan” is no exception!
This song is a great follow-up to “Clap Your Hands” that will keep those endorphins flowing and elevate your energy through the roof!
Bruk It Down – KSHMR
This motivational house beat inspired by Indian roots is great for HIIT circuits, weight training, and LISS activities. From start to finish, this song will have you motivated to keep your body moving at the perfect pace to help you burn fat and push through any plateaus you hit during your workout!
Take Me There – Mike Williams
Another great upbeat house song for HIIT circuits and weight training, “Take Me There” has a fun, simple, and motivating beat that will inspire you to pick up the pace when you’re hitting a plateau.
The official music video is an awesome tribute to the current social isolation requirements that the whole country is dealing with. It also serves as a reminder that you can get up, dance, and enjoy yourself even in the comfort of your own home!
Lathi – Weird Genius
Created by the Indonesian EDM group Weird Genius, this unique dance song incorporates trap and Javanese elements to form the ultimate hybrid beat to pump you up during all your weight training and HIIT exercises!
The G.O.A.T. – Oliver Heldens
This dance song by long-time DJ and producer Oliver Heldens is simple, mellow, and perfect to listen to during your cool down, during your warm-up, or during your LISS activities!
Oliver Heldens has a solid collection of similar songs that are all great for exercising, so be sure to give his full discography a look!
Over and Out – KSHMR
This fun, upbeat dance song is perfect for getting you through all your cardio exercises. Whether it’s uphill speed walking, jogging on the treadmill, or running laps around your neighborhood, “Over and Out” will get your blood pumping and keep your energy level high!
The Chase – Dmitri Vegas
Another one of my personal favorite dance songs to jam out to while exercising, “The Chase” contains all the elements you need to stay pumped up and energized during your workout, especially if you’re trying to push through that last half mile on the treadmill or on the track.
Check out all Dmitri Vegas’s earlier and more current songs for similarly energetic and dance-worthy beats!
How have these new dance songs enhanced your physical performance? Comment your experience below!
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Jamie graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is an aspiring writer, professional editor/proofreader, and piano player. In her free time, Jamie enjoys reading classic literary works, composing music, and playing Xbox with her husband!