My Top 7 Workout Songs

1. 27 Hours – Banks

This is usually one of the first songs I play when I start my runs because the bass builds and it gives me that much of a boost to kill it for the duration of my workout.

2. Hallelujah – Paramore

Paramore in general tends to have fast pace music that I can run to, which helps me keep my pace up because I want to follow the beat of the song. It’s also good towards the end of a workout because it gives you a little more momentum to finish strong.

3. The Hand That Feeds – Nine Inch Nails

Dorky I know but this used to be one of my favorite songs to play on Rockband, so it has a special place in my heart. It’s also sooo fast that I tend to increase my speed a little bit because it gives me more energy to do so. Plus it gives me some type of anger (who knows why), and I usually run longer and faster when I have something to be angry about, and need to run off.

4. Blah Blah Blah – Yo Gotti

The beat is good & it’s kinda hilarious when you listen to the words, so I throw this in my playlist to make myself smile. Did I mention how good the beat is? When I want to keep a calm pace, this is the best song because I tend to step with the beat.

5. Party Monster – The Weeknd

I’ve been playing The Weeknd’s album, Starboy, pretty much sense it came out, so I have to throw in one or two songs from him just to keep my momentum going. False Alarm, also off his album is a song to run to also, but it’s not one of my favorites so I usually don’t, but the song is fast so I’m sure I’d also be great to increase your running speed too.

6. Old Ways – Demi Lovato

I’ve loved Demi’s music consistently since she came out (back in the Camp Rock day). I’ve kinda grown up with her music, and so even though my obsession with her has definitely calmed down, this song has a good beat, and reminds me to stay strong, do things for myself, and don’t let anyone stand in my way. Which is a pretty good mantra to have when working out don’t ya think?

7. New Americana- Halsey

I’ve been obsessed with Halsey since my friend introduced me to her music a month or two before I saw her at Outside Lands last year. I’m pretty sure this is one of the first songs of hers I listed to and it was a such a young rebel, bad a** kinda song, I couldn’t help but love it. It’s a little slower so this is usually a song I listen to when my speed is low, but the incline on the treadmill is high.

For me, it’s soo important to have a good workout playlist because without good music, it’s hard for me to want to keep going. I tend to get a little tired 15 to 20 minutes into my workout, so I need a boost of energy to keep going. Music does that for me. It tends to strike some kind of emotion from me and so listening to the right music helps motivate me to keep going, or work that much harder. My playlist changes everyday, depending on my mood and what’s gone on that day. Sometimes I discover new albums that I can run to no matter how fast or slow the beat is, and sometimes I need a little more motivation, so I need loud fast pace music. If you don’t already, I highly recommend changing your rotation of workout songs to keep things fresh and keep you motivated to workout!

Marah Renee