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Best Workout Tunes

The Ultimate Workout Music Collection

The following is a collection of the best workout tunes to get you pumped up for your one-rep max day! Submitted by readers over the last seven years. Be sure to add your own at the bottom of the page!

The Song List

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3 Doors Down Kryptonite
311 Hydroponic
Accept Balls to the Wall
ACDC Back in Black
Big Dog
Guns for Hire
Hells Bells
If You Want Blood
Rising Power
You shook me all night long
Alien Ant Farm Smooth Criminal
Andrew Wk Party Hard
She Is Beautiful
Animotion Obsession
Anthrax Among the living
Bring the Noise
Room for one more
APC Judith
Apoptygyma Nonstop violence
Audioslave Shadow of the Sun
Show Me How To Live
Avril Lavigne Girlfriend
Beatles Paperback writer
Benni Benassi Satisfaction
Big Tymers Real Big
BiGod20 Like a prayer
Biohazard New World Disorder
Birmingham 6 Birmingham 6
Black Sabbath Ironman
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Blink 182 All the small things (live version)
Blondie Dreamin
Blur Pop Scene
Song 2
Bodycount Cop Killer
Bon Jovi Bounce
Breaking Benjamin Blow Me Away
Brothers Dieci Cento Mille
Buck Cherry All Lit Up Again
Butthold Surfers L.A
Who was in my Room Last Night?
Cake Going the Distance
CCR Up around the bend
Clawfinger Biggest and Best
Coal Chamber Bradley
Controlled Bleeding Squeal
Corrosion of Conformity Clean My Wounds
Creatures, The Exterminating Angel
Cult, The Fire woman
Damage Plan Breathing New Life
Danzig Bringer of Death
David Bowie LAW
Under Pressure
David Grey It's not Easy to be Me
Dead Kennedys California Uber Allis
Deep Purple Space Truckin'
Deftones Engine No. 9
Head Up
Deicide Deicide
Once Upon The Cross
Demon Hunter Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
Descendents Everything Sucks
This Place
Destiny's Child Survivor
Disturbed Down with the sickness
Meaning of Life
The Game
The Sickness
Violence Fetish
DMX Bring your Whole Crew
Roff Riders Anthem
Don Felder Heavy Metal
Downing Pool Bodies
Dropkick Murphys Barroom Heroes
Fightstarter Karaoke
Eminem Collapse
Fight Music - D12
One Shot
Role Model
Run Rabbit Run
Entombed Clandestine
Exodus Fabulous Disaster
Exploited, The Beat the Bastards
Fall Out Boy Dance Dance
Fear Factory Pisschrist
Front Line Assembly Bodycount
Liquid Seperation
Fudge Tunnel ?
Georgia Satellites Battleship Chains
Godsmack Awake
Bad Religion
I Stand Alone
Guns & Roses Mr. Brownstone
Welcome to the Jungle
Hate Dept Bored & Stupid
Hatebreed Doomslayer
I Will Be Heard
What Consumes You
Helmet In the Meantime
Just Another Victim
High Wire Reality Town
Hoobastank Crawling in the Dark
From the Heart
Insane Clown Posse Chicken Huntin Slaughterhouse Mix
Iron Maiden Aces High
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Run to the Hills
Joe Budden Fire
John Cafferty Hearts on Fire
Judas Priest Delivering the Goods
Hell Bent for Leather
Lick it Up
Killswitch Engage Rose of Sharon
KISS Detroit Rock City
Plaster Caster
Thou Shalt Not
Kittie Brackish
Klute Guilty
KMFDM A Drug Against War
Thunderkiss '65
KoRn Blind
Got the Life
Here to Stay
Led Zeppelin Kashmir
Out on the Tiles
The Ocean
Leonard Skynyrd Call me the breeze
Limp Bizkit Break Stuff
My Generation
My Way
Linkin Park A Place in my Head
Breaking the Habit
Cure for the Itch
In The End
It's Going Down
Lying from You
Nobody's Listening
One Step Closer
Paper Cut
Points of Authority
Somewhere I Belong
Live T.B.D.
Lords of Acid Lust
Lost Prophets Start Something
Ludacris Act a Fool
Machine Head Bulldozer
Burn My Eyes
Madball Set it Off
Madonna Free
Marilyn Manson Beautiful People
CD: Antichrist Superstar
Disposable Teens
Hate Anthem
Irresponsible Hate Song
Meatloaf Wasted Youth
Megadeath Angry Again
CD: Countdown to Extinction
Symphony of Destruction
Metallica Aint My Bitch
Better than You
Enter Sandman
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Harvester of Sorrow
King Nothing
Master of Puppets
Of Wolf and Man
Ride the Lightning
Seek and Destroy
St. Anger
Sweet Amber
The Thing that Should Not Be
Wasting my Hate
Ministry Breathe
Burning Inside
Jesus Built My Hotrod
Psalm 69
Misfits Death Comes Ripping
Earth AD
Missy Elliot Lose Control
Monster Magnet Ego, the living planet
Twin Earth
Morbid Angel Domination
Fall from Grace
Where the Slime Live
Mortal Kombat Scorpion Theme
Techno Theme
Motley Crue Girls, Girls, Girls
Kickstart My Heart
Motorhead Ace of Spades
Napalm Death From enslavement to Destruction
Nazareth Hair of the Dog
Nelly Boom
Heart of a Champion (Sweat CD)
NERD It's Almost Over Now
Nickelback Never Again
Nine Inch Nails Closer
Happiness in Slavery
March of Pigs
Nirvana Aneurysm
Scentless Apprentice
Smells like Teen Spirit
Territorial Pissings
Nobody Broken
Fight Till You Die
Get a Life
Numb Bliss
Offspring Gotta Get Away
Self Esteem
The Kids Aren't Alright
Oingo Boingo Who Do You Want to Be Today?
Outkast BOB
Ozzy Osbourne Nativity In Black
Perry Mason
P Diddy Victory
Pantera A New Level
Art of Shredding
CD: Reinventing the Steel
F***ing Hostile
I'm Broken
Regular People (Conceit)
Sandblasted Skin
This Love
War Nerve
Papa Roach She Loves Me Not
Pennywise Bro Hymn
Peaceful Day
Same Old Story
Peter Murphy Line Between the Devil's Teeth
Powerman 5000 When Worlds Collide
Prince Baby I'm a star
Prodigy, The Experience
Smack my bitch up
Puddle of Mudd Away from Me
Pulley Second Best
Queens of the Stoneage No One Knows
Rage Against the Machine Bulls on Parade
Killing in the name of
People of the Sun
Wake Up
Ram Jam Black Betty
Rammstein Benzin
Du Hast
Feuer Frei
Ich Will
Rancid Blood clot
I wanna riot
Roots Radicals
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Dani California
Suck my Kiss
Redd Kross Shonen Knife
Reo Speedwagon Tough Guys
Revolting Cocks Beers, Steers and Queers
Rise Against Give it All
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock It takes 2
Rob Zombie Demon Speeding
Living Dead Girl
Robert Tepper No Easy Way Out
Rocky Soundtrack Gonna Fly Now
The Distance
S. O. D. March of the S.O.D.
Saliva Always
Click Click Boom
Sepultura Altered State
Roots Bloody Roots
Sevendust Black
Shillelagh Shillelagh Resurrection
Sick of it All Built to Last
Scratch the Surface
Silverchair Anthem of the Year 2000
Pure Massacre
Sisters of Mercy, The Ribbons
Skinny Puppy Dig It
Tin Omen
Slayer Angel of Death
At Dawn they Sleep
Mandatory Suicide
Reign In Blood
Stain of Mind
War Ensemble
Slipknot CD
Social Distortion Story of my life
Soufly Jump Da F*** Up
Soundgarden Jesus Christ Pose
Stabbing Westward Shame
Static X Bled for Days
Control It
Push It
Stereophonics Vegas Two Times
Stuck Mojo Rising
Suicidal Tendencies You Can't Bring Me Down
Survivor Eye of the Tiger
System of a Down Deer Dance
Thousand Foot Krutch Rawkfist
Three Days Grace Burn
Tom Petty Apartment song (full moon fever album)
Ton Loc Funky cold medina
Wild thing
Tool H
Triple Six Mafias Tear Tha Club Up
Twisted Sister ?
Type O Negative Summer Breeze
Untouchables, The Free Yourself
Van Halen Panama
Right Now
Vince DiCola Training Montage (Rocky IV)
Violence Oppressing The Masses
Warrior Soul Rocket 88
White Zombie Black Sunshine
More Human than Human
Super Charger Heaven
Thunderkiss '65
Xzibit X

Special thanks to:

Adam, AdamLHB, afr0ninja, Ajkcardbiz, Al, Alister Fiend, Andre The Man, Andrew Chanthaphhone, astrocreep, Augustine, awhite, bafraid666, Belinda Guzman, Big Dawg, Bill, Bill Puckett, blantto, BOMBER3X3, Brady, brandon, CAC4U, Calvin Hass, Cart, Carteret1, Cat, Cee, cheesley, Chris, christdenied, Connie Culbreth, Counter43, cray159, CUDA706BBL, CwboyH8er2, Damstraycat, Dan, Darryl Rideout, David, Debbie Vest, DOOGIE, DP, dslater, Dwayne Perry, Ed, Ethan Parkin, Fizz, FRANCO, freak of muscle, FUERZA82, FX1, FX1, Ghandi768, Greg, hakala, ham128, Hanadi, Hankster, hEADcRASH, IRONMAN2450, ironman55, jane plain, Javier, Jay, Jdix, jeff-rock, Jennifer (Canada), Jerad, Joe Collins, John Ennis, John Notarianni, jpandak, JV, Keith, Kenneth, Kevin, killerdriller, Ksulaxtann42, Labrat1118, LiftnDawg, LightningOR, Lisa MacAulay, Loranges, Mark McCann, Matthew Hoyle, mbeetz, Mike, Mike C, Natas1987, Nicholas Wayne, NOS132, OnkieDonky, Osofiss, pantera11, Paul, pelo, persephone, PowerFailure, Ralf Metzger, Rambo8429, Re2licker, rgioia, Rick Salgado, rivel, Rob, Roy Horner, runnergirl, Ryan J Celli, SBent, seth derusseau, Seth Parker, ShakeyD, Shannon Martin, Slyagent007, Stephane, sultan, Talon4040, TMccol1767, torobeda, VMIBeast, Waveboard60, Will, wpg_ruffryder, Xenedrene, Xphile9213

... and many others who submitted their songs before I kept track!


Reader's Comments:

Please leave your comments or suggestions below!
 fort minor : remember the name
guns n roses : welcome to the jungle
8 mile : run rabbit run
 its no wonder people are fat.

At the gates - suicide nation, unto others, nausea, cold, world of lies
unearth - glorious nightmare, the march, unstoppable, the chosen
drowning pool - sinner
iron maiden - ces high , the prisoner
tool - bottom, opiate, sweat
korn - yall want a single, lets do this now
slayer - exile, scrum
mudvayne, nothing to gein
KMFDM - ww3, drug against war
kittie - _ussy sugar, wolves
far factory - h-k, zero signal, christploitation
i killed the prom queen - headfirst from a hangmans noose, like nails to a casket
evergreen terrace- cheney cant qutie riff like pages hamilton page, taking care of the dead fish, my heart breaks in beatdowns
cradle of filth - death comes ripping, cthulu dawn
the black dahlia murder - vice campaign, deathmask divine
 Do this playlist exist in spotify?
 tattoo hearts,
 Archie : WE READY
Army of the Pharoahs : Gorillas
Asian Dub Foundation : Oil
Autopilot Off : Make A Sound
Bill Conti : Gonna Fly Now (Theme From "Rocky")
Busta Rhymes : Break Ya Neck
Children Of Bodom : Needled 24 / 7
Children Of Bodom : Bed Of Razors
Children Of Bodom : Downfall
Children Of Bodom : She Is Beautiful
Coolio feat. L.V. : Gangsta's Paradise
Cypress Hill : Get It Anyway
Cypress Hill : Trouble - Explicit LP Version
Cypress Hill : It Ain't Easy - Explicit Version
Drowning Pool : Bodies
Evanescence : Going Under
Evanescence : Bring Me To Life
Foo Fighters vs. Beastie Boys : Monkey Wrench vs. Sabotage
Freeway : Will I ever be free
Freeway : Look Around
Freeway : Movin' Out
Freeway : Mental Note
Geto Boys : G Code
The Grouch : Healing Of The Nation
Guitar Vader - Hideki Naganuma : Love Love You (Love Love Super Dimension Mix)
Hoobastank : Same Direction
Hoobastank : Out Of Control
Ill Nino : Liar
Ill Nino : What You Deserve
Ill Nino : Te Amo...I Hate You
Ill Nino : This Time's For Real
Ill Nino : When It Cuts
Limp Bizkit : Break Stuff
Linkin Park : Papercut
Linkin Park : Crawling
Linkin Park : Faint
Linkin Park : Numb
M.O.P. : Fire
Michael Jackson : P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Millencolin : Kemp
Millencolin : Afghan
Millencolin : Novo
Millencolin : No Cigar
Nappy Roots [featuring Marcos of P.O.D.] : Awnaw [Rock Remix]
Nural : The Hits Keep Coming
The Offspring : The Kids Aren't Alright
The Offspring : Come Out Swinging
The Offspring : Come Out Swinging
The Offspring : Million Miles Away
The Offspring : (Can't Get My) Head Around You
Onyx : Slam Harder
Papa Roach : Getting Away With Murder
Papa Roach : Last Resort - Album Version Explicit
Papa Roach : Broken Home
Papa Roach : ...To Be Loved
Powerman 5000 : Bombshell
Powerman 5000 : Supernova Goes Pop
Powerman 5000 : When Worlds Collide
Propellerheads : Spybreak - Short One Album Version
Public Enemy : Bring That Beat Back
Raga Rockers : Noen å hate
Rage Against The Machine : Guerilla Radio
Rage Against The Machine : Killing In The Name
Rage Against The Machine : People Of The Sun
Rage Against The Machine : Take The Power Back
Rage Against The Machine : Know Your Enemy
Rage Against The Machine : Renegades Of Funk
Rage Against The Machine : How I Could Just Kill A Man
Rage Against The Machine : Bombs Over Baghdad (Outkast)
Redman : Smash Sumthin'
Rise Against : Savior
Rise Against : Architects
Rise Against : Help Is On The Way
Rise Against : Disparity By Design
Rise Against : Satellite
Rise Against : Paper Wings
Rise Against : Under The Knife
Rise Against : Prayer of the Refugee
Rise Against : Worth Dying For
Rise Against : Behind Closed Doors
Rob Dougan : Clubbed To Death - Kurayamino Variation
Soil : Breaking Me Down
Story Of The Year : Ten Years Down
Sum 41 : The Hell Song
Sum 41 : Over My Head (Better Off Dead)
Sum 41 : Still Waiting
Sum 41 : All Messed Up
Sum 41 : Speak Of The Devil
Sum 41 : Count Your Last Blessings
t.A.T.u. : Not Gonna Get Us
Talib Kweli : We Got The Beat
Three 6 Mafia : It's A Fight
Turbonegro : The Age Of Pamparius
Turbonegro : Get It On
Turbonegro : All My Friends Are Dead
The Von Bondies : C'mon C'mon
Within Temptation : Ice Queen
Within Temptation : Running Up That Hill

Spotify link:
 Bullet For My Valentine - Heart bursts into fire
 my 2 cents

Disturbed - Indestructible, The Game, Shout 2000
Godsmack - Sick of Life
Linkin Park - One step closer, Given up, what I've done
Megadeth - Peace Sells
Metaliica - Sad but True, My Apocalypse
Nickelback - Something in your mouth, SEX
Nevermore - Narcosynthesis, The Sound of Silence, Love Bites
NIN - 1,000,000, Survivalism, Every Day is Exactly the same, Love is not enough, The hand that feeds, Head like a hole.
Pantera - Walk
Prong - Who's fist, Snap your fingers
Rammstein - Links, Asche Zu Asche, Moskau
Rob Zombie - Dragula, Superbeast, Feel so Numb.
Slipknot - Psychosocial
Snake River Conspiracy - Breed
Judas Priest - Breaking the law
Soil - Breaking me down, Halo
 wow!!!!!! really great and ultimate collection........

 Superb list!! Working out to rock and metal gets you pumped up like nothing else can!!

Do check out the list we did of rock workout songs too -
 Five Finger Death Punch!
 vanessa williams, Colors of the wind
 August Burns Red- Composure
 Roy Jones Jr. - Can't be touched ... Ice cube - Get em up ... Saliva - Click click boom ... Breaking Benjamin - The Diary of Jane
2010-10-21searched and destroyed
 um anything and everything by devildriver, ffdp, rob zombie, bullet for my valentine, amon amarth, as i lay dying, megadeth, in flames, hatebreed, godsmack, chimaira, children of bodom, a7x, behemoth, and atreyu
 Meshuggah- Combustion..... Crazy ass song
 What a great f__g list... just to add a little fuel to the fire:

Drowning Pool - Tear Away
Puddle of Mudd - Stoned
Puddle of Mudd - Bring Me Down
Eminem - Not Afraid
Spineshank - New Disease
Young Jeezy - Put On
Cee Lo Green - F___ You
DMX - What's My Name
Wu-Tang Clan - Triumph
Three 6 Mafia -Lollipop
Nelly - Grillz
Limp Bizkit - Break Stuff
KoRn - Falling Away From Me
Kevin Rudolph - Let it Rock
Foo Fighters - The Pretender
T.I. - Top Back (Remix)
Flo-Rida - Right Round

Cool Down Music:

Mike Posner - Cooler than Me
Lupe Fiasco - Day Dreaming
AC/DC - For those About to Rock (We Salute You)
 As Long as it's in the rock or electronica genre, and is upbeat, that's great, just nothing "sucky," like some Aerosmith songs, and NO "TOP 40."
 Mustasch( is gonna make all of your body like a massive rock!. Songs like teenage pacifier, Bring me everyone, I hunt alone, Double nature. Biggest in Sweden and soon are going to be realy big in the rest of the world.
 Mudvayne Not Falling, Determined, -1, Nothing To Gein, Silenced, Death Blooms, And Dig.
Machine Head Imperium
Bullet For My Valentine Scream Aim Fire, Your Betrayal, And Hit The Floor.
2010-08-19David, UK
 Interesting list.

A big improvement would be to categorise it by style.

For instance, almost straight away, I can think of two major categories:

* Metal
* Electronica/Techno

All the best,

I like that it's mostly rock/alternative/metal but you even threw some Prince in there for good measure :) I went to a lot of other crappy lists before finding this one!

Only song I could think to add was Breathe by Prodigy
Definitely could use some White Stripes too: Seven Nation Army, Icky Thump, Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine, or Ball and a Biscuit.
2010-07-21Big Mike
 Here are some other good songs:

Ca M'enerve (in French, more for cardio) - Helmutz Fritz
Bestrafe Mich - Rammstein
Wollt ihr das bett in Flammen Sehen - Rammstein
You're Gonna Go Far Kid - Offspring
Give it All - Rise Against
Savior - Give it All - Rise Against
Re-Education Through Labor - Rise Against
Green Hell - Misfits
Sonne - Rammstein
Drop the World - Lil Wayne
Sehnsucht - Rammstein
Asche Zu Asche - Rammstein
Ich Tu Dir Weh - Rammstein
Conteo - Don Omar ft. Juelz Santana
 Stemm - face the pain
Drowning pool - Bodies

These make you want to eat the weights, nevermind lift them
2010-06-17jonny #5
 Monster by Skillet..... best song I got for getting that last rep
 Powerman 5000 Show me what you got
metal is not dead
 Amazing List!!!!

I would add Three days Grace for sure!!! Gets me pumped everytime I hear them sing! Or just go old school with "Last Resort" by Papa Roach
2010-05-16Matt (Big Dognater "XBOX-LIVE"
 It is the theme song to the hit show Jusified. Once I heard the opening I wanted it for my workout.

Long Hard Times To Come ; Gangstagrass

Pumping Iron, Keetleballs, Bike or Treadmill just set it on repeat and let it roll. Like taters an gravy...taters an gravy
 Alex Kidd- snowman
Dj Shadow 6 days
Showtek-Here we f**n go
 Fort minor - Remember the name
 Memory by Mercy Drive that is the best!!
 dr dre - the next episode
timbaland - bounce
akon - hypnotze, beautiful, troublemaker, go hard, holla holla, sexy bitch, daydreaming, dangerous (remix)......
breaking benjamin - the diary of jane, i will not bow,
eminem- lose yourself, never enough, till i collapse, sing for the moment
pitbull - crazy
3 days grace - riot, everything about you
mj - beat it
linkin park - we made it ( where is my money), numb ( encore),
 i know of one none of you guys mentioned Warriors of the world unite-manowar
 Thank you, Thank you for this and all the others that were added later! :)
2010-03-04claude petitpas
 these songs are just what i'm been looking for,totally awesome!!
 Stronger by Kayne West! Ah yeah!
 Tv on the radio --wolf like me
Nine Inch Nails--Starf*****s Inc.
Les Savy Fav-- The Equestrian and Blackouts on Thursday
Cursive-- Art is Hard
2010-01-30Jason USMC
 ANYTHING by Five Finger Death Punch
Mudvayne- Not Falling, Determined
Drowning Pool- Step Up, Bringing Me Down
Motograter-Down, Get Back
Hardcore music for hardcore lifters. Enjoy!
 One of the better list I've seen, a few suggestions:
Kid Rock-Bawitaba, I Am the Bullgod
311-Creatures, Unity, F*** the Bulls***
Slipknot-Wait and Bleed
Alice in Chains-Dam That River
 2PAC & DMX Jesus Is My Block
 TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me.
 Surprised there's no Billy Idol. I love to work out to White Wedding, Mony Mony and Cradle of Love!
 awesome list ...
 GATTA have doomsday jesus by black label society.

Undead, Young, Sell Your Soul, City, Paradise Lost, and This Love This Hate... all solid workout songs...
 Nobody said TOOL?
The Pot, Vicarious!
 Korn...Coming Undone

Great Thread...keep it going...
 Three Days Grace


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