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Top 90s Workout Songs For Every Type of Exercise, Genre, and More 

90s Workout Songs

There are 90 (million!) reasons to love the 90s, and 90s workout songs are high on the list. From boy band bops to hip-hop classics, you can curate a lot of variety into a single 90s workout and spinning playlist and have a little something for everyone to enjoy. 

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90s workout songs by genre: 

90s workout songs by exercise: 

If you’re building your own playlist and want guidance on what genres to consider, start here:

90s Hip-hop Workout Playlist 

  1. “I Wish,” Skee-Lo
  2. “Mama Said Knock You Out,” LL COOL J
  3. “Boom! Shake the Room,” DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  4. “Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix-A-Lot
  5. “Back That Thang Up,” JUVENILE, Mannie Fresh, Lil Wayne
  6. “This Is How We Do It,” Montell Jordan, Wino
  7. “Jump,” Kris Kriss
  8. “Rump Shaker,” Wreckx-N-Effect
  9. “Motownphilly,” Boyz II Men
  10. “Where My Girls At,” 702
  11. “Thong Song,” Sisqo
  12. “Jump Around,” House of Pain
  13. “Tootsee Roll,” 69 Boyz

I put these songs into a 90s hip-hop spinning routine that will knock you out. 

Listen to the songs via my Spotify playlist here or my YouTube playlist here: 

90s Hard Rock Workout Songs 

  1. “Even Flow,” Pearl Jam
  2. “Enter Sandman,” Metallica
  3. “Zombie,” The Cranberries
  4. “Thunderstruck,” AC/DC
  5. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana
  6. “The Beautiful People,” Marilyn Manson
  7. “If Only,” Queens of the Stone Age
  8. “Heart-Shaped Box,” Nirvana
  9. “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” Lenny Kravitz
  10. “Killing In The Name,” Rage Against The Machine
  11. “My Hero,” Foo Fighters
  12. “Bullet With Butterfly Wings,” The Smashing Pumpkins
  13. “You Could Be Mine,” Guns N’ Roses
  14. “Creep,” Radiohead

I put these songs into a, “Smells Like Lean Spirit,” 90s hard rock spin routine here. 

Listen to the songs now via my Spotify playlist here or my YouTube playlist here:

90s Alternative Rock Workout Playlist

  1. “All For You,” Sister Hazel
  2. “Run-Around,” Blues Traveler
  3. “The Distance,” CAKE
  4. “Inside Out,” Eve 6
  5. “I’ll Be There for You,” The Rembrandts
  6. “Come out and Play,” The Offspring
  7. “Enter Sandman,” Metallica
  8. “One Week,” Barenaked Ladies
  9. “Just A Girl,” No Doubt
  10. “Freak of the Week,” Marvelous 3
  11. “How Bizarre,” OMC
  12. “What’s My Age Again?” blink-182
  13. “Basket Case,” Green Day
  14. “Friday I’m in Love,” The Cure
  15. “Only Wanna Be With You,” Hootie & The Blowfish
  16. “Buddy Holly,” Weezer
  17. “Semi-charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind

I put these songs into a high-energy, sweat-inducing 90s alt rock spin routine here. 

Listen to the songs now via my Spotify playlist here or my YouTube playlist here: 

90s Country Workout Playlist

  1. “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” Kenny Chesney
  2. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” Shania Twain
  3. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” Brooks & Dunn
  4. “Friends in Low Places,” Garth Brooks
  5. “Chattahoochee,” Alan Jackson
  6. “Ready to Run,” The Chicks
  7. “I Like It, I Love It,” Tim McGraw
  8. “Take It Back,” Reba McEntire
  9. “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” Travis Tritt
  10. “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn
  11. “How Do You Like Me Now?” Toby Keith
  12. “Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus
  13. “Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up),” Garth Brooks
  14. “Dust On The Bottle,” David Lee Murphy

I put these songs into a fast, HIIT 90s country spin routine here. 

Listen to the songs on my Spotify playlist here or YouTube playlist here:

90s Pop Workout Music 

  1. “MMMBop,” Hanson
  2. “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” Ricky Martin
  3. “Wannabe,” Spice Girls
  4. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” Backstreet Boys
  5. “Together Again,” Janet Jackson
  6. “I’m Every Woman,” Whitney Houston
  7. “Emotions,” Mariah Carey
  8. “Genie In a Bottle,” Christina Aguilera
  9. “Barbie Girl,” Aqua
  10. “…Baby One More Time,” Britney Spears
  11. “Crush,” Jennifer Page
  12. “I Love You Always Forever,” Donna Lewis
  13. “Waiting for Tonight,” Jennifer Lopez
  14. “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow

I put these songs into a 90s pop spinning routine full of surprise and delight songs. 

Listen to the songs via my 90s pop Spotify playlist here or my YouTube playlist here:

90s Workout Songs for Fast Cardio Songs (Running, Indoor Cycle, Sprints, etc.) 

  1. “U Can’t Touch This,” MC Hammer 
  2. “Emotions,” Mariah Carey
  3. “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” Billy Joel 
  4. “Motownphilly,” Boyz II Men
  5. “Finally,” CeCe Peniston
  6. “Move This,” Technotronic
  7. “2 Legit 2 Quit,” MC Hammer 
  8. “Whoomp! (There It Is),” Tag Team
  9. “Rhythm Is A Dancer,” Snap!
  10. “Tootsee Roll,” 69 Boyz
  11. “Run Away,” Real McCoy 
  12. “Turn The Beat Around,” Gloria Estefan
  13. “C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train),” Quad City DJ’s
  14. “Just A Girl,” No Doubt
  15. “Wannabe,” Spice Girls 
  16. “All For You,” Sister Hazel 
  17. “Ooh Aah…Just a Little Bit,” Gina G. 
  18. “Together Again,” Janet Jackson
  19. “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It,” Will Smith
  20. “Spice Up Your Life,” Spice Girls
  21. “Raise the Roof,” Luke
  22. “Livin’ la Vida Loca,” Ricky Martin
  23. “Bailamos,” Enrique Iglesias

90s Workout Songs With a Strong Beat For Weight Lifting or Steady State Cardio 

  1. “Poison,” Bell Biv DeVoe
  2. “Pump Up The Jam,” Technotronic
  3. “Opposites Attract,” Paula Abdul
  4. “Escapade,” Janet Jackson
  5. “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice 
  6. “U Can’t Touch This,” MC Hammer 
  7. “Love Shack,” The B-52’s 
  8. “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now),” C+C Music Factory
  9. “Good Vibrations,” Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch 
  10. “Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix A Lot
  11. “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It),” En Vogue
  12. “Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus
  13. “I’m Too Sexy,” Right Said Fred
  14. “Jump Around,” House of Pain
  15. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana 
  16. “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” TLC 
  17. “Friday I’m In Love,” The Cure
  18. “Let’s Get Rocked,” DEF LEPPARD
  19. “Rump Shaker,” Wreckx N Effect
  20. “If,” Janet Jackson
  21. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” The Proclaimers
  22. “I’m Every Woman,” Whitney Houston 
  23. “All That She Wants,” Ace of Base 
  24. “Boom! Shake The Room,” DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince 
  25. “The Sign,” Ace of Base
  26. “All I Wanna Do,” Sheryl Crow 
  27. “Because of Love,” Janet Jackson
  28. “This Is How We Do It,” Montell Jordan 
  29. “The Rhythm of the Night,” Corona
  30. “Macarena,” Los Del Rio
  31. “MMMBop,” Hanson
  32. “Semi-Charmed Life,” Third Eye Blind
  33. “Barbie Girl,” Aqua
  34. “I Don’t Want to Wait,” Paula Cole 
  35. “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” Backstreet Boys
  36. “When The Lights Go Out,” Five
  37. “One Week,” Barenaked Ladies
  38. “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” Backstreet Boys
  39. “Time After Time,” INOJ
  40. “Cruel Summer,” Ace of Base
  41. “Touch It,” Monifah
  42. “Dangerous,” Busta Rhymes
  43. “…Baby One More Time,” Britney Spears
  44. “Every Morning,” Sugar Ray 
  45. “Where My Girls At?” 702
  46. “All Star,” Smash Mouth
  47. “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” Shania Twain 

90s Sing-a-longs, Emo Songs, and More For Slow, Heavy Resistance Movements (i.e. Climbs in Cycle, Hypertrophy Training, etc.) 

  1. “Unskinny Bop,” Poison
  2. “Losing My Religion,” R.E.M.
  3. “It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over,” Lenny Kravitz 
  4. “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” UB40
  5. “Two Princes,” Spin Doctor
  6. “Fantasy,” Mariah Carey
  7. “Run-Around,” Blues Traveler
  8. “I Love You Always Forever,” Donna Lewis
  9. “Ironic,” Alanis Morissette
  10. “Pony,” Ginuwine
  11. “Barely Breathing,” Duncan Sheik
  12. “Fly Like an Eagle,” Seal 
  13. “I Like It (Like That),” The Blackout Allstars
  14. “Too Close,” Next
  15. “Truly Madly Deeply,” Savage Garden
  16. “How’s It Going To Be,” Third Eye Blind
  17. “Genie in a Bottle,” Christina Aguilera
  18. “Smooth,” Santana
  19. “Save Tonight,” Eagle-Eye Cherry
  20. “Last Kiss,” Pearl Jam 

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