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60s Workout Songs For Weight Lifting, Running, and Indoor Cycle

60s Workout Songs

Even with 50+ years between us and the 1960s, the decade still has some solid classics to add to your workout routine and playlist. These 60s workout songs will have you singing along and dancing in between sets, especially if you like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and more. 

I organized these 60s workout songs by speed, so you can quickly find the music that will fit your high-intensity cardio (whether that’s running, indoor cycling, or something else) and others that can fit steady state work (like weight lifting, endurance cardio, etc.) Here’s a rough breakdown of the three options: 

  • 140 or more BPM: Great options for sprint songs and HIIT exercises. 
  • 120-140 BPM: Great for marches, jumps, and large muscle group exercises like squats and lunges. 
  • 120 or less BPM: Great for climbs, yoga, and stretching. 


60s Workout Songs for Cardio Sprints and HIIT Exercises 

  1. “Bristol Stomp,” The Dovells
  2. “Hello Mary Lou,” Ricky Nelson 
  3. “Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out),” Ernie Maresca
  4. “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” The Beach Boys
  5. “Wipe Out,” The Surfaris
  6. “She Loves You,” The Beatles
  7. “Good Lovin’,” The Young Rascals

60s Workout Songs for Steady State Cardio, Running, and Weight Lifting Exercises 

  1. “Cathy’s Clown,” The Everly Brothers
  2. “Stuck on You,” Elvis Presley
  3. “The Twist,” Chubby Checker
  4. “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool,” Connie Francis
  5. “Tossin’ and Turnin’,” Bobby Lewis
  6. “Hit the Road Jack,” Ray Charles
  7. “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp),” Barry Mann
  8. “Little Sister,” Elvis Presley
  9. “Mashed Potato Time,” Dee Dee Sharp 
  10. “The Loco-Motion,” Little Eva
  11. “Twistin’ the Night Away,” Sam Cooke
  12. “Peppermint Twist,” Joey Dee and the Starliters
  13. “Twist and Shout,” The Isley Brothers
  14. “I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song),” The Ikettes
  15. “It’s My Party,” Lesley Gore 
  16. “Heat Wave,” Martha and the Vandellas
  17. “Donna the Prima Donna,” Dion 
  18. “Shut Down,” The Beach Boys 
  19. “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles
  20. “Oh, Pretty Woman,” Roy Orbison 
  21. “I Get Around,” The Beach Boys 
  22. “A Hard Day’s Night,” The Beatles
  23. “Do Wah Diddy Diddy,” Manfred Mann
  24. “Please Please Me,” The Beatles 
  25. “Dancing in the Street,” Martha and the Vandellas
  26. “The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss),” Betty Everett
  27. “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” The Temptations
  28. “I Saw Her STanding There,” The Beatles
  29. “Wooly Bully,” Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
  30. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” Four Tops
  31. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” The Rolling Stones
  32. “Help!” The Beatles
  33. “My Girl,” The Temptations
  34. “Stop! In the Name of Love,” The Supremes
  35. “Ticket to Ride,” The Beatles
  36. “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” James Brown 
  37. “It’s Not Unusual,” Tom Jones
  38. “Do You Believe in Magic,” The Lovin’ Spoonful
  39. “Last Train to Clarksville,” The Monkees
  40. “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” Four Tops
  41. “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” Nancy Sinatra
  42. “You Can’t Hurry Love,” The Supremes
  43. “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” The Temptations
  44. “We Can Work It Out,” The Beatles 
  45. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” The Beach Boys
  46. “I’m a Believer,” The Monkees
  47. “Happy Together,” The Turtles
  48. “Soul Man,” Sam & Dave
  49. “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” Jackie Wilson
  50. “Dance to the Music,” Sly and the Family Stone
  51. “Born to Be Wild,” Steppenwolf 
  52. “Jumpin’ Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones
  53. “Think,” Aretha Franklin
  54.  “Sugar, Sugar,” The Archies
  55. “I Can’t Get Next to You,” The Temptations
  56. “Everyday People,” Sly and the Family Stone
  57. “Build Me Up Buttercup,” The Foundations
  58. “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond
  59. “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” Marvin Gaye 

60s Fitness Music for Climbs, Yoga, and Chill Exercises

  1. “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini,” Brian Hyland
  2. “I Like It Like That,” Chris Kenner
  3. “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
  4. “You Beat Me to the Bunch,” Mary Wells
  5. “Fingertips,” Little Stevie Wonder 
  6. “I Got You Babe,” Sonny & Cher
  7. “California Girls,” The Beach Boys 
  8. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” Marvin Gaye
  9. “California Dreamin’,” The Mamas & the Papas
  10. “Paint it Black,” The Rolling Stones
  11. “Respect,” Aretha Franklin
  12. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell
  13. “It’s Your Thing,” The Isley Brothers
  14. “Come Together,” The Beatles 

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