A New Twist on Halloween-themed Workout Songs

Workout Songs for Halloween

Group X instructors love Halloween — it’s one of the most common themed classes all year. But, let’s be honest, if I have to hear Monster Mash one more time, I’m going to rip my ears off. Most of the traditional Halloween workout songs are cheesy and overplayed. So, it’s up to us instructors to add a twist to the traditional Halloween playlist, so participants (and instructors alike!) aren’t moaning and groaning like goblins.

Here are a few ideas to mix up your Halloween workout playlist.

Workout Songs Playlist #1: I Want Candy

As a kid, the best part about Halloween was all the candy. Lucky for us, there are so many good songs out there about that sugary or chocolatey goodness. Let your participants know that your Halloween playlist is going to be sweet this year, and then let your workout songs do the talking.

Here are a few ideas:

  1. I Want Candy, by Bow Wow Wow
  2. Sugar, by Maroon 5
  3. In My Pocket, by Mandy Moore
  4. Pour Some Sugar on Me, by Def Leppard
  5. Birthday Cake, by Rihanna
  6. Sweet Caroline, by Neil Diamond

Workout Songs Playlist #2: Cool Costumes

As an adult, Halloween is all about the costumes. Feel free to broaden the playlist a bit to encompass anything related to dressing up.

Here are a few ideas:

  1. Buttons, by Pussycat Dolls
  2. Raspberry Beret, by Prince
  3. Dude, Looks Like a Lady, by Aerosmith
  4. Lace and Leather, by Britney Spears
  5. Sharp Dressed Man, by ZZ Top
  6. Wannabe, by Spice Girls
  7. Circus, by Britney Spears

Feel free to combine these or choose a couple workouts songs to start with and then make it your own. While participants will appreciate you mixing up the music, they mostly just want to hear some good tunes that makes them want to work out. So, feel free to loosely interpret the theme you choose, and pick music that inspires you.

For more workout songs, check out the workout routines and playlists page.