We know that nothing gets you through your workout like music—a good melody to distract from the pain, a steady rhythm to keep the pace or a jolt of extra emotion to get you closer to the finish line.
And though your local gym might think that a mix of throbbing pop music works for everyone, we’ve compiled some of our favorite workout songs into 6 unique playlists ranging from classic rock to hip hop too, well, throbbing pop music. The workout playlist features 6 songs for stair-stepping Jazzercize.
1. The Kinks, “Powerman”
The perfect song for running, especially when you’re trying to catch a train).
2. Talking Heads, “Thank you for Sending Me an Angel”
Don’t you just know that David Byrne had P90X in mind when he wrote this one?