7 Inspiring Songs to Get You Through Your Workout


1. Heart of a Champion – Nelly

The song begins with Nelly saying he has to push himself to his limit physically. This is followed by a chorus of confidence-boosting lyrics:
“…Ain’t no way they can stop me now
My blood, my sweat, and my tears don’t mean nothing…
It’s the heart of a champion.”

2. Til’ I Collapse – Eminem

This is a rap that speaks to not only following through to the end of your goals but also not letting anyone stand in the way of them. It features a heavy bass beat with lyrics from Eminem like,

“And when you feel weak,
You gotta search within you…
gotta find that inner strength.”

3. Right Here, Right Now – Fatboy Slim

This has a steady lead in that races into a chanting of “right here, right now…” over and over. Then Fatboy Slim leads you into an instrumental break of a loud brass beat

4. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) – C+C Music Factory

This is one of the workout classics from the early 90s that features a rhythmic and funky vibe with the vocals of a optimally energetic lead singer, Sophie Harris. It is strong, loud, and fast-moving with a consistent return to the mantra, “Everybody Dance Now!”

5. Move Your Feet – Junior Senior

This is the 21st century take on the disco beat that keeps a steady rhythm of bass and treble to keep you moving all the way until the end. There isn’t much substance to the lyrics, but Junior Senior helps to encourage consistent and ongoing physical movement with lyrics like, “ Can’t stop, can’t stop the feet. Won’t stop, won’t stop the beat and go!”

6. Work Bitch (Twerk Edition)- Britney Spears

This is for anyone intending on focusing on an intense and satisfying workout. The song talks about the inspiration for working out and the beautiful end result of your labors. It is a slow and steady techno-vibe beat with lyrics from Britney Spears like this:
“You want a hot body?
You better work, b*%$!”
This is the mainstay mantra throughout the song that inspires anyone to keep moving.

7. Play Hard – David Guetta, Ne-Yo, and Akon

This song has a playful, techno-vibe that has a staccato rhythm for high-intesity workout sessions. The repetition of words have a foundation on the following lyrics from the trio of Guetta, e-Yo, and Akon:
“We makin’ it ‘cause we make it move
The only thing we know how to do
Said it’s the only thing we know how to do.”