Exercise

125 Best Running and Motivational Workout Songs

Hitting the gym or the great outdoors for a long run doesn’t have to be a chore. Keep your fitness routine entertaining by adding in music you love that will make the time and/or distance fly by.

And it’s not just a boredom issue! Did you know that research has shown that listening to music improves exercise endurance by up to 15%? Try out the following motivational exercise music below which should be upbeat enough to keep up with even the most intense of workouts.

Mix in your favorites (120 to 140bpm is ideal for exercise) with what you see in the list below and get moving everyone!




best running songs

  1. I Love Myself – Kendrick Lamar
  2. No Boyfriend – Sak Noel
  3. 212 – Azealia Banks ft. Lazy Jay
  4. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  5. Don’t Stop the Music – Rihanna
  6. Get the Party Started – Pink
  7. Sun Is Up – Inna
  8. Domino – Jessie J
  9. Bang Bang – Jessie J ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  10. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  11. Crazy Stupid Love – Cheryl Cole ft. Tinie Tempah
  12. Burnin’ Up – Jessie J ft. 2 Chainz
  13. Feel This Moment – Pitbull ft. Christina Aguilera
  14. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  15. One More Time – Daft Punk
  16. The Distance – Cake
  17. Holla Back Girl – Gwen Stefani
  18. Right Now – Rihanna f David Guetta
  19. Where Have You Been Gone – Epic Beat
  20. Run On Love – Lucas Nord ft. Tove Lo


  1. Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Parachute – Otto Knows
  3. Here For You – Gorgon City ft. Laura Welsh
  4. Amazing – Inna
  5. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  6. Crazy In Love – Beyonce
  7. Waka Waka – Shakira
  8. Everything You Dreamed – Joshua Evangelista ft. Jacy Sim
  9. Love on The Run – Silver Disco
  10. Ride Me – Khan
  11. Upside Down – Housemaxx & Dd2 Vs. Rudy Mc
  12. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  13. Miami 2 Ibiza – Swedish House Mafia ft. Tinie Tempah
  14. Maximal Crazy – Tiesto
  15. Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
  16. Find You – Zedd ft. Matthew Koma, Miriam Bryant
  17. Wild – Jessie J ft. Big Sean, Dizzee Rascal
  18. Money On My Mind – Sam Smith
  19. Give Me Everything – Pitbull
  20. You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile – Sia
  1. Verano (Quiero Fiesta) – Vilsy
  2. Wild Ones – Flo Rida (feat. Sia)
  3. Shine – Sezer Uysal(Sebastian Krieg Remix)
  4. Into the Blue – Kylie Minogue
  5. Summer – Calvin Harris
  6. Brave – Sara Bareilles
  7. Chasing The Sun – The Wanted
  8. Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia ft. John Martin
  9. Timber – Pitbull ft. Ke$ha
  10. Back In My Life – Fly Project
  11. Let’s Go – Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo
  12. Musica – Fly Project
  13. From Paris To Berlin – Infernal
  14. Euphoria – Million Faces
  15. Komodo – Mauro Picotto
  16. Won’t Look Back – Duke Dumont
  17. La La La – Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith
  18. Black Widow – Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
  19. Dear Boy – Avicii
  20. Beat It – Michael Jackson

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  1. I Know You Want Me – Pitbull
  2. Light Up the Sky – The Afters
  3. Show Me – Zinc
  4. Pompeii – Bastille
  5. Applause – Lady Gaga
  6. Goodness Gracious – Ellie Goulding
  7. The Next Episode – Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
  8. Tranquila – J Balvin
  9. Angel – Adrian Sina ft. Sandra N
  10. You Found Me – Dim Chris ft. Amanda Wilson
  11. If I Lose Myself – One Republic
  12. Run – Flo Rida ft. RedFoo
  13. Breathing – Jason Derulo
  14. Stronger – Kanye West
  15. Mercy – Kanye West ft. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  16. Lose Yourself – Eminem
  17. Why Don’t You[email protected]
  18. She Wolf – David Guetta ft. Sia
  19. Boom Boom Pow – Black Eyed Peas
  20. 10 Minutes – Inna
  1. Addicted To You – Avicii
  2. Scream & Shout – will.i.am ft. Britney Spears
  3. Count On Me – Chase & Status ft. Moko
  4. Sexy Bitch – David Guetta ft. Akon
  5. Play Hard – David Guetta ft. Ne-Yo & Akon
  6. We found Love – Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
  7. 4 Minutes – Madonna f Justin Timberlake
  8. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  9. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  10. On The Floor – Jennifer Lopez
  11. Black And Yellow – Wiz Khalifa
  12. Chandelier – Sia
  13. Fancy – Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
  14. Dynamite – Taio Cruz
  15. Feelin’ Myself – will.i.am ft. Wiz Khalifa
  16. The Other Side – Jason Derulo
  17. Blow – Ke$ha
  18. Let Her Go – Passenger
  19. Can’t Remember To Forget You – Shakira ft. Rihanna
  20. Work B**ch – Britney Spears
  1. Give Me Everything – Usher ft. Neyo
  2. Thinking About You – Calvin Harris Ayah Marar
  3. Netzwerk (Falls Like Rain) – Klangkarussell
  4. Raise Your Glass – Pink
  5. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 Christina Aguilera
  6. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
  7. Balada (Clash Remix) – Damon Paul f Patricia Banks
  8. Ten Feet Tall – Afrojack ft. Wrabel
  9. Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
  10. How You Love Me – 3LAU ft. Bright Lights
  11. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
  12. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  13. DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again – Usher
  14. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  15. Amnesia – Ian Carey & Rosette ft. Timbaland & Brasco
  16. Hangover – Taio Cruz ft. Flo Rida
  17. Loca People – Sak Noel
  18. Stereo Love – Edward Maya ft. Vika Jigulina
  19. The Sweet Escape – Gwen Stefani ft. Akon
  20. Call On Me – Eric Prydz
  21. Happiness – Alexis Jordan
  22. Right There – Nicole Scherzinger ft. 50 Cent
  23. No Matter What – Kerrie Roberts
  24. Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
  25. Up Up and Away – Kid Cudi