Everyone has their own musical preferences, but we can all agree that a catchy beat gets us fired up and ready to tackle the most challenging routines. And it turns out, science backs up this theory.

According to a new study from Frontiers in Psychology, music is considered an important tool to stimulate people engaging in physical exercise. In the study, those who listened to high-tempo music perceived their workouts to be easier. We don’t know about you, but we’ll try anything that makes exercising feel a little more fun.


So grab your favorite workout gear and crank these catchy tunes during your next burn session:

Hip-hop workout songs

  • “Drunk in Love” by Beyonce and JAY Z
  • “Work Hard, Play Hard” by Wiz Khalifa
  • “Party Up” by DMX
  • “Jump Around” by House of Pain
  • “4 My People” by Missy Elliot
  • “Hey Ya!” by OutKast
  • “Run This Town” by Jay-Z, Kanye West + Rihanna
  • “American Boy” by Estelle and Kanye West
  • “Step Into the World” by KRS-One
  • “Da Rockwilder” by Method Man and Redman
  • “Yeah!” by Usher
  • “Suit & Tie” by Justin Timberlake
  • “Hypnotize” by The Notorious B.I.G.
  • “Nonstop” by Drake
  • “Mercy” by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T + 2 Chainz
  • “It’s Tricky” by Run-D.M.C.
  • “Back That Azz Up” by Juvenile + Lil Wayne
  • “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna
  • “FU” by Miley Cyrus + French Montana
  • “All the Stars” by Kendrick Lamar + SZA
  • “Fade” by Kanye West

Country workout songs

  • “Highway Don’t Care” by Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift + Keith Urban
  • “Dixie Highway” by Alan Jackson and Zac Brown
  • “Gasoline + Matches” by LeAnn Rimes, Rob Thomas, and Jeff Beck
  • “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” by Luke Bryan
  • “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood
  • “Wild at Heart” by Gloriana
  • “All I Want to Do” by Sugarland
  • “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
  • “She’s So California” by Gary Allan
  • “Love You Out Loud” by Rascal Flatts
  • “Redneck Woman” by Gretchen Wilson
  • “Somebody Like You” by Keith Urban
  • “Feel That Fire” by Dierks Bentley
  • “Ladies Love Country Boys” by Trace Adkins
  • “Six-Pack Summer” by Phil Vassar
  • “Saturday Night” by Jo Dee Messina
  • “All I Want Is a Life” by Tim McGraw
  • “Life Is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts

Pop workout songs

  • “Good as Hell” by Lizzo
  • “Circus (Diplo Circus Remix)” by Britney Spears
  • “Power” by Little Mix and Stormzy
  • “Boom Boom Pow” by The Black Eyed Peas
  • “Woman” by Kesha + the Dap-Kings Horns
  • “Physical” by Dua Lipa
  • “Don’t Stop the Party” by Pitbull
  • “Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld
  • “These Words (I Love You, I Love You)” by Natasha Bedingfield
  • “See You When You’re 40” by Dido
  • “No New Friends” by Labrinth, Sia + Diplo
  • “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran
  • “So Am I” by Ava Max
  • “The Light Is Coming” by Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj
  • “Dumb Blonde” by Avril Lavigne + Nicki Minaj
  • “Solo” by Clean Bandit + Demi Lovato
  • “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton
  • “7 Rings” by Ariana Grande
  • “For All We Know” by Carpenters

Cool down songs

    • “Chandelier” by Sia
    • “Empire” by Shakira
    • “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” by Adele
    • “The Alchemist” by Madeline
    • “Rude” by MAGIC!
    • “Just Like Fire” by Pink
    • “Focus” by H.E.R.
    • “This Is What It Feels Like” by BANKS
    • “Almost Home” by Mariah Carey
    • “Poetic Justice” by Kendrick Lamar + Drake
    • “Ghost” by Halsey
    • “Safe With Me” by Sam Smith