Which 5 Workout Songs Get You “Pumped Up”?

September 11, 2007

Hey…I want to know your top 5 workout songs that you are listening to today! Yep…I would love for you guys to put your list down in the “comment” section. I’m just curious to see what everybody is listening to that gets them ready to hit the gym and workout hard.

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For the record, I’m open to anything with a beat when I workout. I’m a Seattle guy and in this city alternative rock or techno is really big. There are certainly other types of clubs mixed in, but the “hip” crowd here mainly listens to techno or house music.

The nice thing about techno is that it has a fast pace to it, so it is great music to listen to when you are doing cardio. I like R&B also, but it normally has to be some sort of remix for me to be able to workout to it. I can’t really get into hardcore “hip hop”, although I know it gets a lot of guys and girls pumped up for working out…and that is all that really matters.

The one type of music that I think would be extremely tough to workout to would be country. I think it would slow me down (and annoy me). If you do like country, that is cool…make sure you list which songs get you pumped up. I live downtown, so I never ever hear country…maybe it’s good stuff?

Here is My “Top 5” List…With Videos

1) Daft Punk “One More Time” A classic dance/techno song that crossed over into the main stream. I fell in love with this song again, once I saw a video of their most recent tour. This tour has been called one of the best live shows of the decade. Watch this whole video to see the ridiculous energy of the crowd (about 2 1/2 minutes into this they switch things up and the crowd goes nuts)!

2) Dj Tiesto ft. Kane “Rain on Me” This song has incredible vocals and a great beat. DJ Tiesto is widely known as the top DJ in the world. He isn’t quite as well known in the U.S. as he is in other countries. In places like Europe and South America, he can easily pack in 30,000+ to one of his shows. He is the “Rock Star” of DJ’s for sure!

3) Ferry Corsten “Fire” Love this song! Can’t get enough of it. It’s been out for a while, but I like it better every time I listen to it. It has a nice “clean” and smooth sound for a techno song. If the vocals sound familiar it’s because it is Simon LeBon from Duran Duran.

4) Fedde Le Grande “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit”…Note…if you are offended by women in skimpy clothes, please don’t watch this video (the funny thing is now everyone will watch this…LOL!)

5) Justin Timberlake “My Love…Paul Oakenfold Remix” I’m not a huge Justin Timberlake fan, but I do think he is extremely talented. Paul Oakenfold is awesome at adding beats to improve a song. I really love this version and I have a hard time listening to this without bobbing my head. Great stuff!

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Steven Ponec May 3, 2010 at 12:35 am

Blood Sugar – Pendulum.
Seriously, the main chorus of this song rules! It’s worth going through the whole workout just WAITING for this song! 😀

Joey May 8, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Hey Rusty,

Nice site. I’m from Holland and I think it’s pretty cool that 3 out of 5 songs are from Dutch artists (Tiësto & Kane, Fedde Le Grand and Ferry Corsten).

Anyway, really nice site with lots of great information.


dwayne May 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

heey man i like all types so ill give a few idea like the song till i collapse by eminem is a decent song or guaridans of asgard by amon amarth is a nicce song to listen to or even last resort by papa roach is good but heres a list

guaridans of asgard – amon amarth
till i collapse – eminem
last resort papa roach
black betty – idk :S srry
the trooper – iron madin (i think i spelled that wrong but its a epic song)
well thats just 5 but yea theres lots

drake danos May 24, 2010 at 12:39 am

1.Droppin plates by Disturbed
2.Violence fetish by Disturbed
3.Break stuff by Limp Bizkit
4.Coming undone by Korn
5.Bullets by Creed

All pretty badass. anything thats on The sickness album by Disturbed gets me so pumped!

Amir Thompson June 6, 2010 at 12:03 am

The track reminds me of some track by another atrist which I very much enjoyed listening to … I can’t really recall which :\ does anyone happens to know which track I’m looking for?

Megan C. June 18, 2010 at 11:07 pm

if you enjoy techno/house music like i do,
youll enjoy these songs as well!!

daft punk: harder faster better stronger
paul oakenfold: this is trance
dj skeptyk: colors of the rainbow
dj skeptyk: im alive
tech n9ne: imma tell

enjoy them. :]

Sara G. December 15, 2010 at 3:49 am

While outside of the gym I’m not a huge fan of rap and rock, its the complete opposite in the gym. Usually the words and beat just give you the pump you need to finish that sprint or that set. Here is my top five:

1. I will not bow: Breaking Benjamin
2. Hero: Skillet
3. Dangerous (feat. That Dude Prince): Waldo’s People
4. Feel It: Three Six Mafia feat. Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, and DJ Tiesto
5. New Divide: Linkin Park

robert herbert January 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm

head like a hole ( great when squatting with 8 wheels and no belt)
blue monday

pretty much any late ’80’s industrial, the angrier the better.

chris January 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Im a metal, and a rap kinda guy, so what i use is metal to get me pumped, and rap to make me feel good.

i listen to asking alexandria, and bullet for my valentine to get the most energy flowing through my body.

two of my favorite bands, and both really good, every song is amazing.

Lasith February 11, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Working out to rock n roll is something that you should try out some time.

Check out this list and build on it – backdoormag.com/music…rock-n-roll-way

hamed khatiz August 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Jumpstart by These Kids Where Crowns takes all of your songs.

tony October 3, 2011 at 3:57 pm

whoever said five finger death punch and disturbed i agree my favorites are 1.disturbed-animal 2.five finger death punch-no one gets left behind 3.five finger death punch-the bleeding 4.disturbed-down with the sickness 5.five finger death punch-burn it down thats my five but i have an mp3 full of heavy metal it always gets me pumped and its all i listen to anyway

Morgan January 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm

1: Rihanna : Breaking Dishes
2: Drake : Over
3: Fort Minor : Remember the Name
3: Drake : Headlines
4: Pitbull : Give me Everything
5: Rihanna : You Da One
6: Nicki Minaj : Super Bass

Well those are a few that get me pumped.

Jay April 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm

why has no one said black and yellow by wiz khalifa???
BoB- beast mode
nelly- here comes the boom
eminem- till i drop
Cant be touched- Roy Jones

Sir Pistol July 23, 2012 at 3:29 am

I prefer electronic music while doing my mix of cardio and pumping. I throw in some rock, pop and other stuff too, but check into these few if you want to go over your mental limits:

Saiko Pod – Electro Sheep (Audio Junky Dub Mix)
Faithless – Sun to me
Faithless – Not going home
Stephan Bodzin – Liebe Ist…
Anthony Pappa – Moments. /Yep, the whole album/


live sport streaming September 10, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on daft-punk. Regards

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