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70s Workout Songs For Groovy Weight Lifting, Running, and Indoor Cycle

70s workout songs

If you like KC and the Sunshine Band, Bee Gees, and ABBA, then you’ll love this 70s workout songs playlist. It’s got plenty of groovy disco music, classic rock songs, and memorable sing-alongs that you (or your fitness classes) will love. 

To make it even easier to create your own playlist, I’ve organized the 70s workout songs by their speed or BPM (beats per minute). That way, you can create a running playlist, weight lifting routine, or indoor cycling routine quickly. 

  • 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. 


70s Workout Songs for Sprints and HIIT Exercises 

  1. “Treat Her Like a Lady,” Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  2. “Signs,” Five Man Electrical Band 
  3. “I Just Want to Celebrate,” Rare Earth
  4. “American Pie,” Don McLean
  5. “Rockin’ Robin,” Michael Jackson 
  6. “Crocodile Rock,” Elton John
  7. “The Ballroom Blitz,” Sweet
  8. “Love Machine,” The Miracles 
  9. “The Boys Are Back in Town,” Thin Lizzy 
  10. “Barracuda,” Heart
  11. “My Sharona,” The Knack 
  12. “Shake Your Groove Thing,” Peaches & Herb
  13. “I Was Made for Dancin’,” Leif Garrett
  14. “We Are Family,” Sister Sledge
  15. “I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” KISS 
  16. “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor),” Robert Palmer 

70s Workout Songs for Steady State, Running, and Weight Lifting Exercises 

  1. “Band of Gold,” Freda Payne 
  2. “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” Three Dog Night 
  3. “ABC,” The Jackson 5 
  4. “Spirit in the Sky,” Norman Greenbaum
  5. “Green-Eyed Lady,” Sugarloaf
  6. “Mississippi Queen,” Mountain 
  7. “I Want to Take You Higher,” Ike & Tina Turner
  8. “Joy to the World,” Three Dog Night
  9. “One Bad Apple,” The Osmonds
  10. “Me and Bobby McGee,” Janis Joplin
  11. “Brown Sugar,” The Rolling Stones
  12. “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves,” Cher
  13. “Alone Again (Naturally),” Gilbert O’Sullivan
  14. “The Candy Man,” Sammy Davis Jr. 
  15. “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green 
  16. “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress,” The Hollies
  17. “Burning Love,” Elvis Presley
  18. “School’s Out,” Alice Cooper 
  19. “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” Tony Orlando and Dawn
  20. “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown,” Jim Croce
  21. “That Lady,” The Isley Brothers
  22. “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder 
  23. “Stuck in the Middle with You,” Stealers Wheel 
  24. “Love Train,” The O’Jays
  25. “Dancing in the Moonlight,” King Harvest
  26. “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” Loggins and Messina
  27. “Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu,” Johnny Rivers
  28. “Ramblin’ Man,” The Allman Brothers Band
  29. “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” The Temptations
  30. “Seasons in the Sun,” Terry Jacks
  31. “Come and Get Your Love,” Redbone
  32. “The Loco-Motion,” Grand Funk Railroad
  33. “Jungle Boogie,” Kool & the Gang
  34. “Hooked on a Feeling,” Blue Swede
  35. “Hollywood Swinging,” Kool & the Gang
  36. “Takin’ Care of Business,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive 
  37. “Love Will Keep Us Together,” Captain & Tennille
  38. “Rhinestone Cowboy,” Glen Campbell
  39. “Philadelphia Freedom,” Elton John
  40. “Some Kind of Wonderful,” Grand Funk Railroad
  41. “Jive Talkin’,” Bee Gees
  42. “Kung Fu Fighting,” Carl Douglas
  43. “The Hustle,” Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
  44. “Fight the Power,” The Isley Brothers
  45. “Get Down Tonight,” KC and the Sunshine Band
  46. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You),” James Taylor
  47. “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  48. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” Elton John & Kiki Dee
  49. “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” The Four Seasons
  50. “Play That Funky Music,” Wild Cherry 
  51. “You Sexy Thing,” Hot Chocolate
  52. “Get Up and Boogie,” Silver Convention 
  53. “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” KC and the Sunshine Band 
  54. “You Should Be Dancing,” Bee Gees
  55. “Turn the Beat Around,” Vicki Sue Robinson
  56. “That’s the Way (I Like It),” KC and the Sunshine Band
  57. “Sing a Song,” Earth, Wind & Fire
  58. “Rock and Roll Music,” The Beach Boys 
  59. “Rock and Roll All Nite,” KISS 
  60. “Take the Money and Run,” Steve Miller Band 
  61. “I Just Want to Be Your Everything,” Andy Gibb
  62. “Best of My Love,” The Emotions 
  63. “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher,” Rita Coolidge
  64. “I’m Your Boogie Man,” KC and the Sunshine Band
  65. “Dancing Queen,” ABBA
  66. “Hot Line,” The Sylvers 
  67. “Car Wash,” Rose Royce
  68. “Feels Like the First Time,” Foreigner 
  69. “Don’t Stop,” Fleetwood Mac
  70. “Way Down,” Elvis Presley
  71. “Keep It Comin’ Love,” KC and the Sunshine Band 
  72. “Walk This Way,” Aerosmith 
  73. “Boogie Nights,” Heatwave
  74. “Go Your Own Way,” Fleetwood Mac 
  75. “Shadow Dancing,” Andy Gibb
  76. “Night Fever,” Bee Gees
  77. “Stayin’ Alive,” Bee Gees
  78. “Boogie Oogie Oogie,” A Taste of Honey
  79. “You’re the One That I Want,” John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  80. “Take a Chance on Me,” ABBA 
  81. “Hot Blooded,” Foreigner
  82. “Disco Inferno,” The Tramps
  83. “What’s Your Name,” Lynyrd Skynyrd
  84. “Bad Girl,” Donna Summer
  85. “Le Freak,” Chic
  86. “I Will Survive,” Gloria Gaynor
  87. “Hot Stuff,” Donna Summer 
  88. “Y.M.C.A.,” Village People 
  89. “Ring My Bell,” Anita Ward 
  90. “I Want You to Want Me,” Cheap Trick 
  91. “Boogie Wonderland,” Earth, Wind & Fire, The Emotions 
  92. “Disco Nights (Rock-Freak),” GQ
  93. “September,” Earth, Wind & Fire 
  94. “Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough,” Michael Jackson 

70s Fitness Music for Climbs, Yoga, and Chill Exercises

  1. “Let It Be,” The Beatles
  2. “Everything is Beautiful,” Ray Stevens
  3. “Spill the Wine,” Eric Burdon & War 
  4. “O-o-h Child,” Five Stairsteps
  5. “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” John Denver 
  6. “Mr. Big Stuff,” Jean Knight
  7. “What’s Going On,” Marvin Gaye 
  8. “Whatcha See is Whatcha Get,” The Dramatics
  9. “Proud Mary,” Ike & Tina Turner
  10. “Lean on Me,” Bill Withers
  11. “I’ll Take You There,” The Staple Singers
  12. “Rocket Man,” Elton John
  13. “I Can See Clearly Now,” Johnny Nash
  14. “Let’s Get It On,” Marvin Gaye
  15. “You’re So Vain,” Carly Simon
  16. “Me and Mrs. Jones,” Billy Paul
  17. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” Stevie Wonder 
  18. “Bennie and the Jets,” Elton John
  19. “Tell Me Something Good,” Rufus & Chaka Khan 
  20. “Shining Star,” Earth, Wind & Fire
  21. “Fame,” David Bowie
  22. “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” Bad Company 
  23. “Take It to the Limit,” Eagles 
  24. “Dream On,” Aerosmith 
  25. “You’re My Best Friend,” Queen 
  26. “Fly Like an Eagle,” Steve Miller Band
  27. “Somebody to Love,” Queen 
  28. “Baby Come Back,” Player 
  29. “It’s a Heartache,” Bonnie Tyler
  30. “We Will Rock You,” Queen
  31. “We Are the Champions,” Queen

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