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The 136 Best Workout Songs From the 2010s

2010 Workout Songs

The 2010s produced some of the best workout songs. Trust me—I taught fitness classes nearly that entire decade. It also launched to fame some of my favorite bands and artists that I like to use for motivational, high-energy, high-emotion workout songs: Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, and Panic! at the Disco to name a few. 

If you’re looking for powerful workout songs from the 2010s that will pump you up, this list has you fully covered. Here are my favorite 2010s workout songs—great for spin class, workout routines, stretching, and more! I’ve broken the songs up by their BPM (beats per minute). 

  • 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. 

2010s Workout Songs for Sprints and HIIT Exercises 

  1. “My First Kiss,” 3OH!3, Kesha
  2. “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO, Lauren Bennett, GoonRock
  3. “F*ck You (Forget You),” CeeLo Green 
  4. “The Edge of Glory,” Lady Gaga
  5. “Wild Ones,” Flo Rida, Sia 
  6. “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” Train
  7. “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” Fall Out Boy
  8. “Sweet Nothing,” Calvin Harris, Florence Welch
  9. “Turn Down for What,” DJ Snake, Lil Jon
  10. “Cheerleader,” OMI
  11. “Honey, I’m Good,” Andy Grammer
  12. “Uma Thurman,” Fall Out Boy
  13. “Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man
  14. “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish
  15. “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco

2010s Workout Songs for Steady State, Running, and Weight Lifting Exercises 

  1. “Tik Tok,” Kesha 
  2. “California Gurls,” Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg
  3. “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love,” Usher, Pitbull 
  4. “Sexy B*tch,” David Guetta, Akon 
  5. “Like a G6,” Far East Movement, The Cataracs, Dev
  6. “Club Can’t Handle Me Now,” Flo Rida, David Guetta
  7. “Baby,” Justin Bieber, Ludacris
  8. “Only Girl (In The World),” Rihanna
  9. “You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift
  10. “Firework,” Katy Perry
  11. “Give Me Everything,” Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, Nayer
  12. “Super Bass,” Nicki Minaj
  13. “On The Floor,” Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull 
  14. “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry 
  15. “Tonight (I’m Loving You),” Enrique Iglesias, Ludacris, DJ Frank E
  16. “Raise Your Glass,” P!nk
  17. “Born The Way,” Lady Gaga
  18. “Till The World Ends,” Britney Spears
  19. “Tonight, Tonight,” Hot Chelle Rae
  20. “You Make Me Feel…” Cobra Starship, Sabi 
  21. “Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO 
  22. “We Found Love,” Rihanna, Calvin Harris
  23. “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
  24. “Payphone,” Maroon 5, Wiz Khalifa 
  25. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
  26. “We Found Love,” Rihanna, Calvin Harris 
  27. “What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction 
  28. “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida
  29. “Moves Like Jagger,” Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera
  30. “Feel So Close,” Calvin Harris
  31. “Dance (A$$),” Big Sean, Nicki Minaj
  32. “Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton
  33. “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams
  34. “I Knew You Were Trouble,” Taylor Swift
  35. “Gangnam Style,” Psy
  36. “The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?),” Ylvis
  37. “Best Song Ever,” One Direction 
  38. “Happy,” Pharrell Williams
  39. “Talk Dirty,” Jason Derulo, 2 Chainz
  40. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
  41. “Timber,” Pitbull, Kesha
  42. “Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
  43. “Summer,” Calvin Harris
  44. “Break Free,” Ariana Grande, Zedd
  45. “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley
  46. “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
  47. “Sugar,” Maroon 5
  48. “Shut Up and Dance,” Walk the Moon
  49. “Blank Space,” Taylor Swift 
  50. “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd
  51. “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift
  52. “Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift
  53. “Lips Are Movin,” Meghan Trainor 
  54. “Worth It,” Fifth Harmony, Kid Ink
  55. “All About That Bass,” Meghan Trainor
  56. “Time of Our Lives,” Pitbull, Ne-Yo
  57. “Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
  58. “House Party,” Sam Hunt
  59. “Work,” Rihanna, Drake
  60. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” Justin Timberlake
  61. “My House,” Flo Rida 
  62. “Work from Home,” Fifth Harmony
  63. “Cake by the Ocean,” DNCE
  64. “Just Like Fire,” P!nk
  65. “Perfect,” One Direction
  66. “Despacito (Remix),” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
  67. “Something Just Like This,” The Chainsmokers, Coldplay 
  68. “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars 
  69. “Starboy,” The Weeknd, Daft Punk
  70. “Strip That Down,” Liam Payne, Quavo 
  71. “Look What You Made Me Do,” Taylor Swift 
  72. “Youngblood,” 5 Seconds of Summer 
  73. “What Lovers Do,” Maroon 5, SZA
  74. “Mi Gente,” J Balvin, Willy William, Beyonce 
  75. “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus
  76. “Sucker,” Jonas Brothers
  77. “Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande
  78. “I Don’t Care,” Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber 
  79. “Sweet but Psycho,” Ava Max 
  80. “Me!” Taylor Swift, Brendon Urie 
  81. “Beautiful People,” Ed Sheeran, Khalid 
  82. “The Git Up,” Blanco Brown 
  83. “Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” Panic! at the Disco 

2010s Workout Songs for Climbs, Yoga, and Chill Exercises

  1. “Haven’t Met You Yet,” MIchael Buble
  2. “Stuck Like Glue,” Sugarland
  3. “Pumped Up Kicks,” Foster The People 
  4. “Down On Me,” Jeremih, 50 Cent
  5. “Titanium,” David Guetta, Sia 
  6. “Young, Wild & Free,” Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Bruno Mars
  7. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift
  8. “Somethin’ Bout a Truck,” Kip Moore
  9. “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wanz
  10. “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
  11. “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line, Nelly 
  12. “Wrecking Ball,” Miley Cyrus
  13. “Come & Get It,” Selena Gomez 
  14. “Fancy,” Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX
  15. “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel
  16. “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Drake, Majic Jordan 
  17. “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood
  18. “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth
  19. “Watch Me,” Silento
  20. “Take Me to Church,” Hozier
  21. “Fight Song,” Rachel Platten
  22. “Elastic Heart,” Sia
  23. “Renegades,” X Ambassadors
  24. “Marvin Gaye,” Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor 
  25. “H.O.LY.,” Florida Georgia Line
  26. “Believer,” Imagine Dragons
  27. “Slow Hands,” Nial Horan
  28. “Thunder,” Imagine Dragons 
  29. “What About Us,” P!nk
  30. “Havana,” Camila Cabello, Young Thug
  31. “The Fighter,” Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood
  32. “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line
  33. “I Like Me Better,” Lauv
  34. “Whatever It Takes,” Imagine Dragons
  35. “Sorry Not Sorry,” Demi Lovato 
  36. “Happier,” Marshmello, Bastille
  37. “Natural,” Imagine Dragons
  38. “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift 

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The 142 Best Workout Songs from the 2000s For Running, Indoor Cycling, Weight Lifting, and More

2000s Workout Songs

Maybe it was all the Four Lokos and Monster Energy drinks we were drinking back then, but MAN the 2000s have some incredible pump up workout songs! I gathered the best 2000s workout songs from my 10+ years of teaching fitness classes. These are great for a wide range of workouts, from running sprints and HIIT exercises to steady-state squats and indoor cycling climbs. 

I’ve broken down the 2000s workout songs by BPM (beats per minute): 

  • 140 or more BPM: Great options for sprint songs. Typically, these are the songs you’ll want to use when you want fast pedaling, because riders like to pedal to the beat of the music. 
  • 120-140 BPM: Great for marches and jumps. I like to choose songs with a powerful, steady beat. You can play with the resistance and sit or stand while still maintaining a consistent pace. 
  • 120 or less BPM: Great for climbs. Think slower feet and heavy resistance. 

Enjoy! 

2000s Workout Songs For Sprints and HIIT Exercises

  1. “Get Ur Freak On,” Missy Elliott
  2. “The Middle,” Jimmy Eat World
  3. “Get the Party Started,” P!nk
  4. “Hey Baby,” No Doubt, Bounty Killer
  5. “Hella Good,” No Doubt
  6. “Gotta Get Through This,” Daniel Bedingfield
  7. “Sk8er Boi,” Avril Lavigne
  8. “The Way You Move,” Outkast, Sleepy Brown
  9. “Hey Ya!” Outkast
  10. “Lose My Breath,” Destiny’s Child
  11. “Are You Gonna Be My Girl,” Jet
  12. “Let’s Get It Started,” The Black Eyed Peas
  13. “Hey Mama,” The Black Eyed Peas
  14. “Since You Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson
  15. “Lose Control,” Missy Elliott, Ciara, Fatman Scoop
  16. “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” Fall Out Boy 
  17. “Everytime We Touch,” Cascada
  18. “Dance, Dance,” Fall Out Boy
  19. “Pump It,” The Black Eyed Peas
  20. “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race,” Fall Out Boy
  21. “Thnks fr th Mmrs,” Fall Out Boy
  22. “Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas
  23. “My Life Would Suck Without You,” Kelly Clarkson
  24. “Circus,” Britney Spears
  25. “Green Light,” John Legend, Andre 3000

2000s Workout Songs For Steady State, Weight Lifting, Indoor Cycling Jumps, and More

  1. “Independent Women,” Destiny’s Child
  2. “Where the Party At,” Jagged Edge, Nelly
  3. “Survivor,” Destiny’s Child
  4. “Lady Marmalade,” Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, P!nk
  5. “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” Jennifer Lopez
  6. “Family Affair,” Mary J. Blige
  7. “Bootylicious,” Destiny’s Child
  8. “Kryptonite,” 3 Doors Down
  9. “Wherever You Will Go,” The Calling 
  10. “A Thousand Miles,” Vanessa Carlton
  11. “In The End,” Linkin Park
  12. “Soak Up The Sun,” Sheryl Crow 
  13. “Move B*tch,” Ludacris, Mystikal, I-20 
  14. “Lose Yourself,” Eminem
  15. “Get Busy,” Sean Paul
  16. “Crazy In Love,” Beyonce 
  17. “Bring Me To Life,” Evanescence
  18. “Get Low,” Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Ying Yang Twins
  19. “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” Nelly, P. Diddy, Murphy Lee
  20. “Where Is the Love?” Black Eyed Peas
  21. “Rock Your Body,” Justin Timberlake
  22. “Work It,” Missy Elliott
  23. “Miss Independent,” Kelly Clarkson
  24. “Headstrong,” Trapt
  25. “Stand Up,” Ludacris, Shawnna
  26. “Jenny From The Block,” Jennifer Lopez, Jadakiss, Styles P
  27. “Fighter,” Christina Aguilera
  28. “What Was I Thinkin’,” Dierks Bentley
  29. “Yeah!” Usher, Lil Jon, Ludacris
  30. “Goodies,” Ciara, Petey Pablo
  31. “Lean Back,” Terror Squad, Fat Joe, Remy Ma
  32. “Tipsy,” J-Kwon
  33. “Freek-a-leek,” Petey Pablo
  34. “Milkshake,” Kelis
  35. “Toxic,” Britney Spears
  36. “Salt Shaker,” Ying Yang Twins, Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz
  37. “Headsprung,” LL Cool J
  38. “Just Lose It,” Eminem
  39. “Redneck Woman,” Gretchen Wilson 
  40. “Hollaback Girl,” Gwen Stefani
  41. “1,2 Step,” Ciara, Missy Elliott
  42. “Candy Shop,” 50 Cent, Olivia
  43. “Don’t Cha,” The Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes
  44. “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers
  45. “Pon de Replay,” Rihanna
  46. “How We Do,” The Game, 50 Cent 
  47. “Hate It or Love It,” The Game, 50 Cent 
  48. “Switch,” Will Smith
  49. “My Humps,” The Black Eyed Peas
  50. “Caught Up,” Usher
  51. “Holiday,” Green Day 
  52. “Run It,” Chris Brown, Juelz Santana
  53. “Bring Em Out,” T.I.
  54. “Numb/Encore,” Jay-Z and Linkin Park
  55. “Temperature,” Sean Paul
  56. “SexyBack,” Justin Timberlake, Timbaland
  57. “Me & U,” Cassie
  58. “Buttons,” Pussycat Dolls, Snoop Dogg
  59. “SOS,” Rihanna
  60. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” Panic! at the Disco
  61. “Ms. New Booty,” Bubba Sparxxx, Ying Yang Twins
  62. “Dirty Little Secret,” The All-American Rejects 
  63. “Too Little Too Late,” JoJo
  64. “Life Is a Highway,” Rascal Flatts
  65. “Call Me When You’re Sober,” Evanescence
  66. “Glamorous,” Fergie, Ludacris
  67. “Fergalicious,” Fergie, will.i.am
  68. “Stronger,” Kanye West
  69. “U + Ur Hand,” P!nk
  70. “Here (In Your Arms),” Hellogoodbye
  71. “Shup Up and Drive,” Rihanna 
  72. “Low,” Flo Rida, T-Pain
  73. “I Kissed a Girl,” Katy Perry
  74. “Disturbia,” Rihanna 
  75. “Don’t Stop the Music,” Rihanna 
  76. “Pocketful of Sunshine,” Natasha Bedingfield
  77. “So What,” P!nk 
  78. “Hot n Cold,” Katy Perry
  79. “When I Grow Up,” Pussycat Dolls 
  80. “One Step at a Time,” Jordin Sparks
  81. “Cyclone,” Baby Bash, T-Pain
  82. “Womanizer,” Britney Spears
  83. “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
  84. “Just Dance,” Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis
  85. “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas
  86. “Right Round,” Flo Rida
  87. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyonce 
  88. “Gives You Hell,” The All-American Rejects
  89. “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” Pitbull 
  90. “Party in the U.S.A,” Miley Cyrus
  91. “Good Girls Go Bad,” Cobra Starship, Leighton Meester
  92. “Hotel Room Service,” Pitbull 
  93. “If U Seek Amy,” Britney Spears
  94. “I Do Not Hook Up,” Kelly Clarkson

2000s Workout Songs For Indoor Cycling Climbs, Cool Downs, and Yoga

  1. “Hanging By a Moment,” Lifehouse
  2. “It Wasn’t Me,” Shaggy
  3. “Ride wit Me,” Nelly, City Spud
  4. “With Arms Wide Open,” Creed
  5. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” Travis Tritt
  6. “How You Remind Me,” Nickelback
  7. “Hot in Herre,” Nelly
  8. “U Don’t Have to Call,” Usher
  9. “Without Me,” Eminem 
  10. “In Da Club,” 50 Cent
  11. “Right Thurr,” Chingy
  12. “Photograph,” Nickelback
  13. “Lonely,” Akon
  14. “Over and Over,” Nelly, Tim McGraw
  15. “I’m Sprung,” T-Pain
  16. “It’s Goin’ Down,” Yung Joc, Nitti
  17. “Gold Digger,” Kanye West, Jamie Foxx
  18. “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” Bon Jovi, Jennifer Nettles
  19. “Party Like a Rockstar,” Shop Boyz
  20. “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em
  21. “Rockstar,” Nickelback 
  22. “No Air,” Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown 
  23. “Fall for You,” Secondhand Serenade

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105 of the Best 80s Workout Songs For Weight Lifting, Running, Indoor Cycle, and More

80s workout songs

Since the 80s are known for rock music, teased up hairstyles, and high energy performances, it only makes sense that the decade made some banger workout songs. There are SO MANY GOOD hits on this 80s workout songs list. 

Here are just my favorite 80s workout songs—great for spin class, workout routines, stretching, and more! I’ve broken the songs up by their BPM (beats per minute). 

  • 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. 

Enjoy! 

80s Workout Songs for Running Sprints and HIIT Exercises 

  1. “Call Me,” Blondie
  2. “Cars,” Gary Numan
  3. “Don’t Do Me Like That,” Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
  4. “You May Be Right,” Billy Joel 
  5. “Heartbreaker,” Pat Benatar
  6. “Queen of Hearts,” Juice Newton 
  7. “Whip It,” Devo 
  8. “We Got The Beat,” The Go-Go’s 
  9. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” The Police
  10. “Kids in America,” Kim Wilde 
  11. “Working for the Weekend,” Loverboy
  12. “Maneater,” Hall & Oates
  13. “She Works Hard For the Money,” Donna Summer
  14. “You Can’t Hurry Love,” Phil Collins 
  15. “I’m Still Standing,” Elton John 
  16. “Footloose,” Kenny Loggins
  17. “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” Deneice Williams
  18. “Would I Lie To You?,” Eurythmics
  19. “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” John Cougar Mellencamp
  20. “Walk Like An Egyptian,” The Bangles

80s Workout Songs for Steady State, Jumps, and Weight Lifting Exercises 

  1. “Rock With You,” Michael Jackson 
  2. “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Queen 
  3. “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me,” Billy Joel 
  4. “Upside Down,” Diana Ross
  5. “Stomp!” The Brothers Johnson
  6. “Heartache Tonight,” Eagles 
  7. “Fame,” Irene Cara
  8. “Celebration,” Kool & the Gang 
  9. “Kiss On My List,” Hall & Oates
  10. “9 to 5,” Dolly Parton 
  11. “Urgent,” Foreigner 
  12. “You Make My Dreams,” Hall & Oates
  13. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Pat Benatar
  14. “De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da,” The Police
  15. “Another One Bites The Dust,” Queen
  16. “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” The Police
  17. “I’m Coming Out,” Diana Ross
  18. “Physical,” Olivia Newton John 
  19. “Eye Of The Tiger,” Survivor
  20. “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  21. “Don’t You Want Me,” The Human League
  22. “Hurts So Good,” John Cougar
  23. “Tainted Love,” Soft Cell 
  24. “Let’s Groove,” Earth, Wind, & Fire 
  25. “Our Lips Are Sealed,” The Go-Go’s
  26. “Get Down On It,” Kool & The Gang
  27. “Oh, Pretty Woman,” Van Halen
  28. “Billie Jean,” Michael Jackson 
  29. “Beat It,” Michael Jackson 
  30. “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” Eurythmics
  31. “Come On Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners
  32. “Hungry Like The Wolf,” Duran Duran
  33. “Mickey,” Toni Basil 
  34. “1999,” Prince 
  35. “Always Something There To Remind Me,” Naked Eyes
  36. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin,” Michael Jackson
  37. “Jump,” Van Halen
  38. “All Night Long (All Night),” Lionel Richie 
  39. “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper 
  40. “Uptown Girl,” Billy Joel 
  41. “Love Is a Battlefield,” Pat Benatar 
  42. “Like a Virgin,” Madonna 
  43. “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” Don Henley
  44. “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer
  45. “You Give Love a Bad Name,” Bon Jovi 
  46. “What Have You Done For Me Lately,” Janet Jackson 
  47. “Manic Monday,” The Bangles
  48. “Take Me Home Tonight,” Eddie Money
  49. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” Whitney Houston
  50. “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi 
  51. “Open Your Heart,” Madonna
  52. “(I Just) Died In Your Arms,” Cutting Crew
  53. “Hip to Be Square,” Huey Lewis and the News
  54. “Rock Steady,” The Whispers
  55. “Got My Mind Set on You,” George Harrison
  56. “Never Gonna Give You Up,” Rick Astley
  57. “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car,” Billy Ocean
  58. “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
  59. “Nothin’ but a Good Time,” Poison
  60. “My Prerogative,” Bobby Brown
  61. “Straight Up,” Paula Abdul
  62. “She Drives Me Crazy,” Fine Young Cannibals
  63. “Wild Thing,” Tone Loc
  64. “Bust a Move,” Young MC
  65. “Love Shack,” The B-52’s
  66. “Funky Cold Medina,” Tone Loc 

80s Workout Songs for Climbs, Yoga, and Chill Exercises 

  1. “Escape (The Pina Colada Song),” Rupert Holmes
  2. “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” Prince 
  3. “Keep On Loving You,” REO Speedwagon 
  4. “The Tide is High,” Blondie 
  5. “Take It On The Run,” REO Speedwagon 
  6. “Rosanna,” Toto
  7. “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey 
  8. “Down Under,” Men at Work 
  9. “Africa,” Toto
  10. “Little Red Corvette,” Prince
  11. “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” Journey 
  12. “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now),” Phil Collins
  13. “If This Is It,” Huey Lewis and the News
  14. “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” REO Speedwagon 
  15. “We Built This City,” Starship 
  16. “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes
  17. “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!),” Beastie Boys
  18. “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Def Leppard 
  19. “Fast Car,” Tracy Chapman 

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The 90 Best Workout Songs From The 90s 

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. 

Here are my favorite 90s workout songs—great for spin class, workout routines, stretching, and more! I’ve broken the songs up by their BPM (beats per minute). 

  • 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. 

90s Workout Songs for Sprints and HIIT Exercises 

  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 for Steady State, Jumps, and Strength Training Exercises 

  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 Wanna 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 Workout Songs for Climbs, Yoga, and Chill Exercises 

  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 

If you liked this post, you might also like my other curations of workout songs: 

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The 100 Best Rock Workout Songs for Indoor Cycling Classes 

Best Rock Workout Songs

In my indoor cycling routines, I’ve played every genre known to man; yet, nothing comes close to rock, punk rock, and alternative rock workout songs for days when you want a killer playlist. There’s something about the energy in rock songs that makes people work harder. I said what I said! 

I’ve broken down the alternative rock, punk rock, and traditional rock workout songs by BPM (beats per minute): 

  • 140 or more BPM: These are your sprint songs. Typically, these are the rock songs you’ll want to use when you want fast pedaling, because riders like to pedal to the beat of the music. 
  • 120-140 BPM: These are your marches and jumps. I like to choose songs with a powerful, steady beat. You can play with the resistance and sit or stand while still maintaining a consistent pace. 
  • 120 or less BPM: These are your climbs. Think slower feet and heavy resistance. 

To round out your spin routine, you may also like these other genres: 

The Best Rock Workout Songs for Sprints and HIIT (BPM: Higher than 140) 

  1. “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Twisted Sister 
  2. “My Sharona,” The Knack 
  3. “Rock the Casbah,” The Clash
  4. “Feeling This,” blink-182
  5. “Blitzkrieg Bop,” Ramones
  6. “Basket Case,” Green Day 
  7. “Self Esteem,” The Offspring
  8. “Savior,” Rise Against
  9. “All the Small Things,” blink-182 
  10. “Fat Lip,” Sum 41 
  11. “Monkey Wrench,” Foo Fighters 
  12. “Hate to Say I Told You So,” The Hives 
  13. “Story of My Life,” Social Distortion
  14. “Ruby Soho,” Rancid 
  15. “Red Flag,” Billy Talent 
  16. “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor,” Arctic Monkeys 
  17. “Last Nite,” The Strokes
  18. “I Wanna Be Sedated,” The Ramones 
  19. “Buddy Holly,” Weezer
  20. “The Middle,” Jimmy Eat World 
  21. “Paranoid,” Black Sabbath 
  22. “Crazy Train,” Ozzy Osbourne 
  23. “The Pretender,” Foo Fighters 
  24. “Everlong,” Foo Fighters 
  25. “Basket Case,” Green Day
  26. “Mr. Brightside,” The Killers 
  27. “Breed,” Nirvana 
  28. “Intergalactic,” Beastie Boys 
  29. “Smooth Criminal,” Alien Ant Farm 
  30. “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” The Offspring
  31. “What’s My Age Again?” blink-182
  32. “Misery Business,” Paramore 
  33. “Kickstart My Heart,” Motley Crue
  34. “Rock and Roll All Nite,” KISS 
  35. “Draw the Line,” Aerosmith
  36. “She’s Out of Her Mind,” blink-182
  37. “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” Elton John
  38. “I’m Still Standing,” Elton John
  39. “Bad Reputation,” Joan Jett
  40. “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” The Police
  41. “Black Betty,” Ram Jam 
  42. “Just A Girl,” No Doubt

The Best Rock Workout Songs for Marches and Full Body Conditioning (BPM: 120-140) 

  1. “You Shook Me All Night Long,” AC/DC
  2. “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” KISS
  3. “Addicted to Love,” Robert Palmer
  4. “The Distance,” CAKE 
  5. “In Too Deep,” Sum 41 
  6. “My Own Worst Enemy,” Lit 
  7. “Should I Stay or Should I Go,” The Clash
  8. “Highway to Hell,” AC/DC 
  9. “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” Billy Joel 
  10. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana 
  11. “Seven Nation Army,” The White Stripes 
  12. “Highway to Hell,” by AC/DC 
  13. “Enter Sandman,” Metallica 
  14. “Livin’ on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi 
  15. “Come as You Are,” Nirvana
  16. “Welcome to the Jungle,” Guns N’ Roses 
  17. “1985,” Bowling for Soup 
  18. “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” Tom Petty 
  19. “Feel Good Inc.,” Gorillaz 
  20. “Thks fr th Mmrs,” Fall Out Boy 
  21. “Don’t Trust Me,” 3OH!3
  22. “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” ZZ Top 
  23. “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record),” Dead or Alive 
  24. “Rebel Yell,” Billy Idol 
  25. “Bad Medicine,” Bon Jovi
  26. “All Right Now,” Free
  27. “I Love Rock ‘N Roll,” Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  28. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Pat Benatar
  29. “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” Scorpions
  30. “The Boys Are Back In Town,” Thin Lizzy
  31. “Sharp Dressed Man,” ZZ Top
  32. “Come On Eileen,” Dexys Midnight Runners, Robert Palmer 
  33. “Walk This Way,” Run DMC, Aerosmith
  34. “Cherry Bomb,” The Runaways
  35. “Heartbreaker,” Pat Benatar

The Best Rock Workout Songs for Climbs, Yoga, and Stretching (BPM: Less than 120) 

  1. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life),” Green Day 
  2. “1979,” The Smashing Pumpkins 
  3. “Seven Nation Army,” The White Stripes
  4. “Eye of the Tiger,” Survivor 
  5. “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” Guns N’ Roses 
  6. “Back in Black,” AC/DC 
  7. “Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Def Leppard
  8. “In the End,” Linkin Park 
  9. “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey 
  10. “Scar Tissue,” Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  11. “When I Come Around,” Green Day 
  12. “Stacy’s Mom,” Fountains of Wayne 
  13. “Gives You Hell,” The All-American Rejects 
  14. “Ocean Avenue,” Yellowcard
  15. “Carry on Wayward Son,” Kansas
  16. “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  17. “Take It to the Limit,” Eagles
  18. “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” Poison
  19. “My Sharona,” The Knack 
  20. “When I Look Into Your Eyes,” Firehouse 
  21. “I Want To Know What Love Is,” Foreigner
  22. “I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing,” Aerosmith 
  23. “Proud Mary,” Tina Turner 

If you want to use some of these in a routine, be sure to check out my 45-minute spin routines and playlists

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The 76 Best Country Workout Songs For Indoor Cycling Class

Country Workout and Indoor Cycle Songs

You can’t just play any country song in your indoor cycling or workout class. Most country songs are just too dang slow. (Trust me—I’ve tried plenty!) But, when you find the right country song that’s upbeat with a fast tempo, you’re in for some serious spinning synergy. 

I’ve pulled together some of my favorite country songs to play in my indoor cycling classes. Most of these are included for you to use for sprints and HIIT workouts. But, I also had to share some of my go-to sing-along songs that get the whole room nodding and bobbing along. Last but not least, I added a couple country songs that I play when I want to inspire and motivate my riders. 

To round out your spin routine, you may also like these other genres and decades: 

What are the best country songs for sprints / HIIT workouts? 

  1. “Good Time,” Alan Jackson (BPM: 130)
  2. “Vacation,” Thomas Rhett (BPM: 137) 
  3. “5-1-5-0,” Dierks Bentley (117 BPM) 
  4. “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” Brooks & Dunn (BPM: 130)
  5. “Mountain Music,” Alabama (BPM: 135)
  6. “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” Travis Tritt (BPM: 125)
  7. “I Like It, I Love It,” Tim McGraw (BPM: 128)
  8. “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” The Charlie Daniels Band (BPM: 140)
  9. “Born to Boogie,” Hank Williams Jr. (BPM: 135)
  10. “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” Luke Bryan (BPM: 106) 
  11. “Guitars, Cadillacs,” Dwight Yoakam (BPM: 130)
  12. “Something Like That,” Tim McGraw (BPM: 120)
  13. “Fastest Girl In Town,” Miranda Lambert (BPM: 145) 
  14. “Second One To Know,” Chris Stapleton (BPM: 97) 
  15. “Lil Bit,” Nelly, Florida Georgia Line (BPM: 120) 
  16. “It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne (BPM: 123) 
  17. “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney (BPM: 85) 
  18. “Party For Two,” Shania Twain, Billy Currington (BPM: 120) 
  19. “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” Shania Twain (BPM: 120) 
  20. “Chattahoochee,” Alan Jackson (BPM: 115)
  21. “Singles You Up,” Jordan David (BPM: 110) 
  22. “You Broke Up With Me,” Walker Hayes (BPM: 120) 
  23. “Like I Love Country Music,” Kane Brown (BPM: 125) 
  24. “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Cole Swindell (BPM: 135) 
  25. “Here For The Party,” Gretchen Wilson (BPM: 124) 
  26. “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King, Miranda Lambert (BPM: 120) 
  27. “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood (BPM: 90) 
  28. “Heartache On The Dance Floor,” Jon Pardi (BPM: 116) 
  29. “Truck Yeah,” Tim McGraw (BPM: 98) 
  30. “Parachute,” Chris Stapleton (BPM: 116) 
  31. “Drink In My Hand,” Eric Church (BPM: 113) 
  32. “Snapback,” Old Dominion (BPM: 100) 
  33. “Little Red Wagon,” Miranda Lambert (BPM: 95) 
  34. “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn (BPM: 120)
  35. “Leave The Night On,” Sam Hunt (BPM: 86) 
  36. “White Liar,” Miranda Lambert (BPM: 92) 
  37. “Queen of Hearts,” Juice Newton (BPM: 86) 
  38. “Flatliner,” Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley (BPM: 115) 
  39. “Why We Drink,” Justin Moore (BPM: 117) 
  40. “Cadillac Ranch,” Chris LeDoux (BPM: 133) 
  41. “Ain’t Going Down Until The Sun Comes Up,” Garth Brooks (BPM: 170) 

What are the best country spin songs that everyone knows? 

  1. “Friends in Low Places,” Garth Brooks (BPM: 120)
  2. “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” Big & Rich (BPM: 102)
  3. “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” Shania Twain (BPM: 125)
  4. “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” Trace Adkins (BPM: 125)
  5. “Life Is a Highway,” Rascal Flatts (BPM: 120)
  6. “Beer for My Horses,” Toby Keith ft. Willie Nelson (BPM: 105)
  7. “Redneck Woman,” Gretchen Wilson (BPM: 105)
  8. “Chicken Fried,” Zac Brown Band (BPM: 98)
  9. “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood (BPM: 75) 
  10. “Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes, Kesha (BPM: 80) 
  11. “As Good As I Once Was,” Toby Keith (BPM: 119) 
  12. “Wagon Wheel” by Darius Rucker (BPM: 118)
  13. “House Party,” Sam Hunt (BPM: 104) 
  14. “All My Friends Say,” Luke Bryan (BPM: 117) 
  15. “Jolene” by Dolly Parton (BPM: 108)
  16. “Buy Me a Boat” by Chris Janson (BPM: 100)
  17. “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” Kenny Chesney (BPM: 122) 
  18. “Backwards,” Rascal Flatts (BPM: 123; use the first minute as a recovery / talk track) 
  19. “Take It Back,” Reba McEntire (BPM: 111) 
  20. “Achy Breaky Heart,” Billy Ray Cyrus (BPM: 123)
  21. “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” George Strait (BPM: 120)
  22. “Here for a Good Time,” George Strait (BPM: 110)
  23. “Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt (BPM: 100) 

What are the best motivational country workout and spin songs? 

  1. “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” by Travis Tritt (BPM: 120)
  2. “Miss Me More,” Kelsea Ballerini (BPM: 96) 
  3. “All To Myself,” Dan + Shay (BPM: 95) 
  4. “I Wanna Talk About Me,” Toby Keith (BPM: 106) 
  5. “How Do You Like Me Now?!” Toby Keith (BPM: 110) 
  6. “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” Shania Twain (BPM: 120) 
  7. “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” Josh Turner (BPM: 122) 
  8. “Best Days Of Your Life,” Kellie Pickler (BPM: 128) 
  9. “The Fighter,” Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood (BPM: 132) 
  10. “May We All,” Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw (BPM: 75) 
  11. “Dust on the Bottle,” David Lee Murphy (BPM: 105)
  12. “Alright,” Darius Rucker (BPM: 90) 

And, that’s a wrap on the 76 best country songs for a fast-paced, high-energy indoor cycling class or workout. If you’d like more inspo, join my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter for a full spin class playlist and routine delivered to your inbox every Tuesday. 

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Valentine’s Day Spinning Music Playlist & Routine For All Types of Love

Instructor listening to Valentine's Day spinning music playlist

Valentine’s Day is a great holiday to use for a themed spinning playlist and workout routine since there are so many songs about love. 

But, beware! 

With everyone having different opinions about the holiday, I think it’s important to make a spinning music playlist or workout routine that’s not all mushy gushy love songs — add some spunky single swag, and songs about self-love, friend love, etc. to make sure all of your riders are happy. 

Have fun with it, and don’t take the spinning music playlist theme too seriously. I would look for love songs with a solid beat or high emotion to bring the energy in the Group X class, and throw in a few spin songs that will have everyone singing along.

Over the years, I’ve created a wide range of Valentine’s Day spinning music playlists and routines. Here are a few: 

  • The relationship arc: taking riders on a journey through the ups and downs of a romantic relationship. 
  • Catching feelings: this one’s sure to give you ALL THE FEELS you need on Valentine’s Day
  • Love, love me: a playlist all about loving the most important person—yourself. 
  • Dirty secrets: a playlist all about unrequited, naughty, risque types of love.  

Reminder! As you explore these Valentine’s Day workout routines and spin playlists, remember that I like to teach my spin class in a series that we do twice or three times through, depending on the series. So, I pick a couple exercises to make up my series, and we stick to it throughout the class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another sprint around the corner.

Valentine’s Day Spinning Playlist & Routine #1: The Relationship Arc

For this Valentine’s Day-themed spinning music playlist, I took us through the arc of a relationship — the crushin’ phase, the romance, and finally the break-up.

The Series

Do the following exercises, twice through.

  • Song 1: Moderate pace with hard (uncomfortable) surges on the chorus. If your bikes have monitors, choose a fast RPM (between 80 – 100), then ask participants to add 10+ to their RPM during the chorus.
  • Song 2: Sprint intervals. 30 seconds breathless effort, 30 seconds recovery. Do this three times through.
  • Song 3: Climb (Part 1). Starting at moderate intensity seated, resistance slightly above flat road. Add resistance throughout the song, ending at hard intensity.
  • Song 4: Climb (Part 2). Keep resistance from prior song, and stand up. When you’re out of the saddle, resistance should feel moderate. Add resistance throughout the song, until you’re at hard intensity at the end.
  • Song 5: 45 seconds each — moderate, hard, harder and breathless intensity. You can add resistance, leg speed, sit or stand to increase intensity with each. If you’re using a monitor, you can ask participants to add RPM with each increase (approx. 80, 90, 100 and 110).

The Valentine’s Day Spinning Music Playlist:

  1. Call Me Maybe, by Carly Rae Jepsen [Warm-up]
  2. Got My Mind Set On You, by George Harrison [Song 1]
  3. Emotions, by Mariah Carey [Song 2]
  4. Buttons, by Pussy Cat Dolls [Song 3]
  5. The Other Side, by Jason Derulo [Song 4]
  6. Hey Leonardo, by Blessed Union of Souls [Song 5]
  7. Crazy in Love, by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z [Song 1]
  8. Best Days of Your Life, by Kellie Pickler [Song 2]
  9. Can’t Feel My Face, by The Weeknd [Song 3]
  10. Forget You, by Cee Lo Green [Song 4]
  11. Since U Been Gone, by Kelly Clarkson [Song 5]
  12. Fresh Eyes, by Andy Grammer [Cool Down]

Valentine’s Day Spinning Playlist & Routine #2: Catching Feelings

This Valentine’s Day spin routine theme has me catching feelings, well, because that’s actually the name of it. All of the songs have “feel” or “feeling” in the title. And, let me tell you: this playlist is SO GOOD. Can’t wait for you to catch feelings for it, too.

The Series

The series includes the following four exercises, done three times through.

  1. Song 1: A march at moderate intensity. At the chorus, increase pace and resistance to find hard intensity, then come back to that moderate pace.
  2. Song 2: Climb. Maintain the same pace but increase the resistance periodically to go from moderate to hard intensity and from seated to standing by the end of the song.
  3. Song 3: Keep the resistance from the last song and continue to stand. Intensity should be between moderate and hard (feel free to adjust resistance slightly to accommodate). At chorus, keep the resistance and have a seat to find a hard intensity.
  4. Song 4: Keep a heavy resistance, but can adjust slightly. 30 second breathless interval with 30 second recovery.

Between each series, I added a surprise sprint song, where I yell out a random time duration and intensity level that participants must comply with.

The Playlist

Series Song / Workout Song
Warm-up “I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus “Emotions,” Mariah Carey
Song 2: Climb (Start seated, end standing) “Feel Invincible,” Skillet
Song 3: Stand (mod. intensity); sit at chorus “The Way You Make Me Feel,” Michael Jackson
Song 4: 30 sec. breathless / 30 sec. recover “Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man
Surprise Sprints “Dr. Feelgood,” Motley Crue
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus “Feel This Moment,” Pitbull, Christina Aguilera
Song 2: Climb (Start seated, end standing) “Feel like Makin’ Love,” Bad Company
Song 3: Stand (mod. intensity); sit at chorus “Can’t Stop This Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
Song 4: 30 sec. breathless / 30 sec. recover “Feeling This,” blink-182
Surprise Sprints “Take on Me,” a-ha
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus “Hooked On A Feeling,” Blue Swede, Bjorn Skifs
Song 2: Climb (Start seated, end standing) “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd
Song 3: Stand (mod. intensity); sit at chorus “Feel Again,” OneRepublic
Song 4: 30 sec. breathless / 30 sec. recover “Good Feeling,” Flo Rida
Cool Down “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” REO Speedwagon

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Valentine’s Day Spinning Playlist & Routine #3: Love, Love Me

“Leave your baggage at the door. This is your YOU time,”

— Me, in class as recently as a few months ago.

But, I’ve changed my mind. I want my class to show up as 100% themselves. Baggage? Bring it. Tears? Go for it. Don’t want to talk to anyone? We’ve got a seat right in the back for you.

I follow @mychal3ts on Instagram, and this post of his inspired me to change my tune.

Besides giving my class a killer workout, all I really want is for my participants to feel accepted exactly as they are. So, this  playlist is all about showing ourselves some love.

The Series (60-minute class)

The series includes the following four exercises, done done four times through.

  1. Song 1: Seated Climb. Increase resistance throughout the song to go from moderate to hard intensity. At the chorus, stand up and ride out of the saddle.
  2. Song 2: Standing Climb. Stand for the duration of the song, increasing resistance to go from moderate to hard intensity. At the chorus, sit for a hard interval.
  3. Song 3: Climb to Breathless. Stay standing, keep the prior resistance and continue to increase resistance until you find breathless intensity near the end of the song.
  4. Song 4: Tabata sprints. After a quick recovery from prior song, 20 second sprint, 20 second recovery, done 8x through.

The Playlist

Series Song / Workout Song
Warm up “ME!,” Taylor Swift, Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco
Song 1: Seated Climb “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Shawn Mendes
Song 2: Standing Climb “I’mma Shine,” Youngbloodz
Song 3: Climb to Breathless “Rise Up,” Andra Day
Song 4: Tabata Sprints “I’m Still Standing,” Elton John
Song 1: Seated Climb “Geronimo,” Sheppard
Song 2: Standing Climb “Confident,” Demi Lovato
Song 3: Climb to Breathless “Love Me More,” Sam Smith
Song 4: Tabata Sprints “Love Myself,” Hailee Steinfeld
Song 1: Seated Climb “Be Alright,” Ariana Grande
Song 2: Standing Climb “Good To Be,” Mark Ambor
Song 3: Climb to Breathless “Love Me Like I Am,” for KING & COUNTRY, Jordin Sparks
Song 4: Tabata Sprints “Break Free,” Ariana Grande, Zedd
Song 1: Seated Climb “Be OK,” Ingrid Michaelson
Song 2: Standing Climb “Selfish,” Nick Jonas, Jonas Brothers
Song 3: Climb to Breathless “Build a Boat,” Colton Dixon, Gabby Barrett
Song 4: Tabata Sprints “Love Today,” MIKA
Cool Down “Stand By You,” Rachel Platten

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Valentine’s Day Spinning Playlist & Routine #4: Dirty Secrets

This playlist is 100% not holiday related.

A few years ago, I was minding my own business, listening to a nondescript Spotify playlist when I got smacked in the face by a fun, upbeat, and playful song: “Ms. Marianne,” by Levon. I knew what I had to do: drop everything and create a spin playlist.

And, this wonderfully wacky, albeit a bit naughty, playlist was born.

It’s all about forbidden crushes and unrequited love, with a couple of dirty songs thrown in for good measure.

Let me tell you. This is a FUN one.

Oh, and if you’re anything like me with a wicked sense of humor, then I lied about this being holiday related, because this could totally pass for a Valentine’s Day themed ride. 😉

The Series (60-minute class)

The series includes the following four exercises, done done three times through. Plus, a surprise sprint thrown in between.

  1. Song 1: Seated Climb. Increase resistance throughout the song to go from moderate to hard intensity. At the chorus, stand up and ride out of the saddle.
  2. Song 2: Standing Climb. Stand for the duration of the song, increasing resistance to go from moderate to hard intensity. At the chorus, sit for a hard interval.
  3. Song 3: Climb to Breathless. Stay standing, keep the prior resistance and continue to increase resistance until you find breathless intensity near the end of the song.
  4. Song 4: 40/20 sprints. 40 second sprint, 20 second recovery.

The Playlist

Series Song / Workout Song
Warm Up “Girlfriend,” Avril Lavigne
Song 1: Seated Climb “Ms. Marianne,” Levon
Song 2: Standing Climb “Talk Dirty,” Jason Derulo, 2 Chainz
Song 3: Climb to Breathless “My Best Friend’s Girl,” The Cars
Song 4: 40/20 sprints “Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” Bowling For Soup
Surprise Sprints “Hot for Teacher,” Van Halen
Song 1: Seated Climb “It Wasn’t Me,” Shaggy, Rik Rok
Song 2: Standing Climb “Stacy’s Mom,” Fountains of Wayne
Song 3: Climb to Breathless “Crush,” Jennifer Page
Song 4: 40/20 sprints “Dirty Little Secret,” The All-American Rejects
Surprise Sprints “1985,” Bowling for Soup
Song 1: Seated Climb “Dirrty,” Christina Aguilera, Redman
Song 2: Standing Climb “I Kissed a Girl,” Katy Perry
Song 3: Climb to Breathless “Jessie’s Girl,” Rick Springfield
Song 4: 40/20 sprints “Hey Ya!,” Outkast
Cool Down “Layla,” Derek & The Dominos

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

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6 Indoor Cycling Routines & Playlists For Group Fitness Workouts

6 Indoor Cycling Workouts, Routines, & Playlists

If you’re looking for some killer indoor cycling workout routines to take your classes up a notch, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are six rider-approved, sweat-inducing indoor cycling routines AND a Spotify link to the exact playlist, so you can test it for yourself.

Before you jump in, keep in mind that I like to teach my indoor cycling classes in a series of exercises that we do twice or three times through. I pick a couple exercises to make up the series, and we stick to it throughout the indoor cycle class. That way, participants know what to expect, so they can go big when they’re supposed to and not hold back for fear of another interval around the corner.

Indoor Cycling Routine Theme #1: Wear a Tie (50-minute workout)

The theme? Events where you’d wear a tie. All of the songs reflect an event or place you may wear a tie. Think: weddings, funerals, school, work, etc.

A couple optional add-ons that I’m personally toying with for my indoor cycle classes:

  • Dressing up like Avril Lavigne with a tank and a tie combo. (90s/2000s punk rock is back in….right? 🙂 )
  • Weaving a motivational theme that we don’t need to “show up” only for those Hallmark moments in our life. The “Weddings & Funerals” song near the end is PERFECT for this.

The Series

The series includes the following four workouts, done three times through.

  1. Song 1: Start moderate intensity, end hard by increasing resistance throughout the song. Go faster at the chorus.
  2. Song 2: Jumps. (Keeping resistance from Song 1.)
  3. Song 3: (Keeping resistance from Song 2.) Start seated with hard intensity, end standing and breathless intensity.
  4. Song 4: Breathless sprints.

The Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm-up“Suit and Tie,” MC Boy (A.R. Remix)
Song 1: Mod –> hard intensity“School’s Out,” Alice Cooper
Song 2: Jumps“Let’s Get Married,” Jagged Edge, RUN, Lamarquis Jefferson
Song 3: Hard –> breathless intensity“FUNERAL,” Neoni
Song 4: Breathless sprints“9 to 5,” Dolly Parton
Song 1: Mod –> hard intensity“Die Young,” Kesha
Song 2: Jumps“Teacher,” Nick Jonas
Song 3: Hard –> breathless intensity“Graduate,” Third Eye Blind
Song 4: Breathless sprints“Sk8er Boi,” Avril Lavigne
Song 1: Mod –> hard intensity“Why Don’t You Get a Job,” The Offspring (expletive in the beginning; might want to turn down volume)
Song 2: Jumps“Bossy,” Kelis, Too $hort
Song 3: Hard –> breathless intensity“Weddings & Funerals,” Royal & the Serpent
Song 4: Breathless sprints“Work Bitch,” Britney Spears (may want to opt for the clean version)
Cool Down“Die For You,” The Weeknd, Ariana Grande

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Indoor Cycling Routine Theme #2: (Un)stoppable (50-minute workout)

The theme is unstoppable, but it evolves as the indoor cycle class progresses. It starts with all songs about being impenetrable, unstoppable—someone that never rests. But, near the middle, I introduce the idea that in order to be truly unstoppable, one must…stop…sometimes. I suggest reading a poem, but you can also speak from the heart about the need to slow down and prioritize what’s most important on your journey. And, then the second half of the songs are about stopping, breaking free, etc.

My suggestion for these motivational indoor cycling routines is to start the class pretty lighthearted. Keep it up beat and relaxed. As the class progresses, they’ll start to lower their guard and be more open to the journey you’re taking them on. It’s about halfway to two-thirds of the way through class where you can really get “deep” and share this mental teaser with them. Then, pull them out of the depths so that the class ends light hearted, as well.

The Series

The series includes the following four workouts, done three times through.

  1. Song 1: Climb 1. (You can add additional details to each song of this climb. i.e. seated or standing, resistance levels, etc.)
  2. Song 2: Climb 2.
  3. Song 3: Climb 3. (I like to end the climb at a breathless intensity and start the next song with a few seconds of recovery. If needed, I’ll restart the next song for sprints. I have a few extra minutes baked in for this.)
  4. Song 4: Breathless sprints.

The Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm up“Till I Collapse,” Eminem, Nate Dogg
Note: you may want to start the song and let it play for a few seconds and then ask folks to start pedaling with intention when the beat drops. It starts slow.
Song 1: Climb“Unstoppable,” Sia
Song 2: Climb“Titanium,” David Guetta, Sia
Song 3: Climb“Whatever It Takes,” Imagine Dragons
Song 4: Breathless sprints“Too Legit To Quit,” MC Hammer, Saja
Song 1: Climb“Never Gonna Give You Up,” Rick Astley
Song 2: Climb“Survivor,” Destiny’s Child
Song 3: Climb“Surrender,” Natalie Taylor
Note: Here’s where I introduce the concept “to be upstoppable, you need to stop sometimes.” If it suits you, you may want to read a poem during the song, like, “Unstoppable,” by Donna Ashworth.
Song 4: Breathless sprints“Don’t Stop Me Now,” Queen
Song 1: Climb“Love Myself,” Hailee Steinfeld
Song 2: Climb“Break,” Three Days Grace
Song 3: Climb“Stop,” Spice Girls
Song 4: Breathless sprints“Break Free,” Ariana Grande, Zedd
Cool Down“Don’t Stop Believin’,” Journey

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Indoor Cycling Routine Theme #3: Catching Feelings (1-hour workout)

This indoor cycling routine theme has me catching feelings, well, because that’s actually the name of it. All of the songs have “feel” or “feeling” in the title. And, let me tell you: this playlist is SO GOOD. Can’t wait for you to catch feelings for it, too.

The Series

The series includes the following four workouts, done three times through.

  1. Song 1: A march at moderate intensity. At the chorus, increase pace and resistance to find hard intensity, then come back to that moderate pace.
  2. Song 2: Climb. Maintain the same pace but increase the resistance periodically to go from moderate to hard intensity and from seated to standing by the end of the song.
  3. Song 3: Keep the resistance from the last song and continue to stand. Intensity should be between moderate and hard (feel free to adjust resistance slightly to accommodate). At chorus, keep the resistance and have a seat to find a hard intensity.
  4. Song 4: Keep a heavy resistance, but can adjust slightly. 30 second breathless interval with 30 second recovery.

Between each series, I added a surprise sprint song, where I yell out a random time duration and intensity level that participants must comply with.

The Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm-up“I Gotta Feeling,” Black Eyed Peas
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus“Emotions,” Mariah Carey
Song 2: Climb (Start seated, end standing)“Feel Invincible,” Skillet
Song 3: Stand (mod. intensity); sit at chorus“The Way You Make Me Feel,” Michael Jackson
Song 4: 30 sec. breathless / 30 sec. recover“Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man
Surprise Sprints“Dr. Feelgood,” Motley Crue
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus“Feel This Moment,” Pitbull, Christina Aguilera
Song 2: Climb (Start seated, end standing) “Feel like Makin’ Love,” Bad Company
Song 3: Stand (mod. intensity); sit at chorus“Can’t Stop This Feeling,” Justin Timberlake
Song 4: 30 sec. breathless / 30 sec. recover“Feeling This,” blink-182
Surprise Sprints“Take on Me,” a-ha
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus“Hooked On A Feeling,” Blue Swede, Bjorn Skifs
Song 2: Climb (Start seated, end standing)“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd
Song 3: Stand (mod. intensity); sit at chorus“Feel Again,” OneRepublic
Song 4: 30 sec. breathless / 30 sec. recover“Good Feeling,” Flo Rida
Cool Down“Can’t Fight This Feeling,” REO Speedwagon

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Indoor Cycling Routine Theme #4: Lil Boo Theme (45-minute workout)

This is my “Lil Boo Theme” 45-minute indoor cycling routine and playlist, centered around my current obsession: “Lil Boo Thang,” by Paul Russell. All of the songs have Boo or Boo- in them. The best part? You can make it Halloween themed…or not. 🙂

The Series

The series includes the following four workouts, done three times through.

  1. Song 1: A march at moderate intensity. At the chorus, increase pace and resistance to find hard intensity, then come back to that moderate pace.
  2. Song 2: Jumps, alternating in and out of the saddle at the same pace and resistance. I like to cue jumps at differing intervals to keep it interesting. (e.g. “Do 4 counts in/out of the saddle four times, then 8 counts in/out of the saddle two times, etc.)
  3. Song 3: A march at hard intensity (which will require heavy resistance). At the chorus, decrease the resistance but keep the pace to find moderate / easy intensity.
  4. Song 4: Breathless sprints! You choose the intervals.

The Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm-up“Lil Boo Thang,” Paul Russell
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus“BOOMBAYAH,” BLACKPINK
Song 2: Jumps“Ms. New Booty – Radio Edit,” Bubba Sparxxx
Song 3: Hard intensity march; moderate at chorus“Boom Boom Pow,” Black Eyed Peas
Song 4: Sprints “Booty,” Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus“Boots On,” Randy Houser
Song 2: Jumps“Low (feat. T-Pain),” Flo Rida, T-Pain
Song 3: Hard intensity march; moderate at chorus“Bootylicious,” Rihanna
Song 4: Sprints “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!,” Vengaboys
Song 1: Moderate intensity march; hard at chorus“Boots,” Jessie James Decker
Song 2: Jumps“Booty Wurk (One Cheek at a Time),” T-Pain, Joey Galaxy
Song 3: Hard intensity march; moderate at chorus“Super Bass,” Nicki Minaj
Song 4: Sprints “BOOM,” Tiesto, Sevenn, Gucci Mane
Cool Down“My Boo,” USHER, Alicia Keys

Want to hear the songs? I’ve added all these songs and more to my Spotify playlist here.

Indoor Cycling Routine Theme #5: Steep Hills (45-minute workout)

Here’s an indoor cycling routine that’s received good feedback from riders. It’s a climb with a twist! We’ll start with your traditional climb, adding resistance as you pedal to move from moderate to hard intensity.

Once you get to the top of the hill, you’ll ask riders to maintain their resistance and do surprise sprints. That means you’ll call out a time duration and an intensity level (moderate, hard or breathless), count down from three and then folks will start their sprint.

The final song of the series is a reverse climb where participants will start with heavy resistance and hard intensity and take off resistance until they’ve found a moderate intensity level and are close to flat road.

The Series

We’ll do the following three workouts, three times through.

  • Song 1: Climb from moderate to hard intensity, seated.
  • Song 2: Maintain resistance from Song 1. Surprise sprints (shout an intensity level and duration, and GO!)
  • Song 3: Reverse climb. Start w/ resistance from Song 2 at a hard/breathless intensity. Slowly take off resistance as you go to decrease intensity.

The Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm-up“Draw The Line,” Aerosmith
Song 1: Climb“Remember the Name,” Fort Minor, Styles of Beyond
Song 2: Surprise Sprints“P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” Michael Jackson
Song 3: Reverse Climb“T.N.T.,” AC/DC
Song 1: Climb“Into You,” Ariana Grande
Song 2: Surprise Sprints“She Works Hard For The Money,” Donna Summer
Song 3: Reverse Climb“Our Own House,” MisterWives
Song 1: Climb“Fighter,” Christina Aguilera
Song 2: Surprise Sprints“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” The Police
Song 3: Reverse Climb“CAN’T STOP THE FEELING!,” Justin Timberlake
Cool Down“Just Like Fire,” P!nk, Wideboys

Click here for the playlist!

Indoor Cycling Routine Theme #6: Increasing Intervals (45-minute Workout)

Here’s one of my indoor cycling routines and playlists that I call “Increasing Intervals”.

The first series revolves around a “30” theme, so intervals and activities are held for 30 seconds each. So, we start with a climb, increasing resistance from moderate intensity to hard intensity, finishing the song with a 30 second breathless interval. The next song is breathless intervals and periods of recovery for the allotted time, so 30 seconds each in this case. Finally, the series wraps up with an increasing intensity drill. Every 30 seconds, participants increase intensity, either adding resistance, increasing leg speed, sitting or standing. There are a total of four intervals: moderate, hard, very hard and breathless intensity. The group can recover for the rest of the song and can continue to recover at the start of the first song of the next series, if needed.

The next series focuses on “45”, so we do the same activities this time for 45 seconds each. Then, we do these exercises again with a “60” theme, holding everything for one minute.

I like this indoor cycling workout, because it gives participants a chance to get good at the drills, but it also increases in difficulty as the class goes on. By the end, you’ll really need to motivate the participants to push themselves for the 1-minute intervals.

The Series

We’ll do the following three workouts, three times through.

  • Song 1: Climb, moderate to hard intensity. Breathless interval at the end.
  • Song 2: Breathless / moderate recovery intervals.
  • Song 3: Intervals: moderate, hard, harder, breathless.

The Playlist

Series Song / WorkoutSong
Warm-up“Bad Medicine,” Bon Jovi
Song 1: Climb, 30s breathless at end. “Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
Song 2: 30s breathless / 30s recover“The Middle,” Jimmy Eat World
Song 3: 30s each: moderate, hard, harder, breathless“Rock And Roll All Nite,” KISS
Song 1: Climb, 45s breathless at end“Bring Me To Life,” Evanescence
Song 2: 45s breathless / 45s recover“Thnks fr th Mmrs,” Fall Out Boy
Song 3: 45s each: moderate, hard, harder, breathless“We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Twisted Sister
Song 1: Climb, 1m breathless at end“You Shook Me All Night Long,” AC/DC
Song 2: 1m breathless / 1m recover“Separate Ways,” Journey
Song 3: 1m each: moderate, hard, harder, breathless“Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Def Leppard
Cool Down “One Call Away,” Charlie Puth

Click here for the playlist!

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29 Christmas Workout Songs [Link to Spotify Playlist]

Christmas Workout Songs

Forget presents and twinkle lights, I’m of the belief that nothing gets people in the holiday spirit quite like Christmas workout songs. Music can make or break a group fitness class, and it has a huge impact on the energy of a class, so it’s no surprise that Christmas music is an ideal way to make your holiday fitness classes feel fun and special. I’ve shared the top motivational songs for Group X a few months back, and now here are 29 Christmas workout songs to try.

29 High-energy Christmas Workout Songs

  1. “4 Carats,” by Kelly Clarkson
  2. “Run Rudolph Run,” by Cee Lo Green
  3. “Oh Santa!,” by Mariah Carey
  4. “Punk Rawk Christmas,” by MxPx
  5. “Sleigh Ride,” by August Burns Red
  6. “All I Want for Christmas is You,” by Mariah Carey
  7. “12 Days of Christmas,” by Relient K
  8. “Sleigh Ride,” by TLC
  9. “Man With The Bag,” by Jessie J
  10. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” by *NSYNC
  11. “One More Sleep,” by Leona Lewis
  12. “Christmas Every Day,” Simple Plan
  13. “Jingle Bells,” Skid Row
  14. “Last Christmas,” Loveless, Downer Inc., Kellin Quinn
  15. “My Christmas List,” Simple Plan
  16. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” U2
  17. “Mistress for Christmas,” Halestorm
  18. “Here Comes the Snow,” Talia Denis
  19. “Xmas Time of the Year,” Green Day
  20. “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight),” Ramones
  21. “Missing You This Christmas,” Theory of a Deadman
  22. “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” Misfits
  23. “SANTA CLAUS IS BACK IN TOWN,” Fefe Dobson
  24. “Run, Rudolph, Run,” Otherwise
  25. “Christmas, Baby Please Come Home,” Anberlin
  26. “All I Want for Christmas is You,” My Chemical Romance
  27. “Please Santa,” David Kater
  28. “Hell of a Holiday,” Pistol Annies
  29. “My Favorite Time of Year,” Pete Masitti

Ready to listen to the songs? Check out my Spotify playlist here. 

I picked these songs, because they are all fast-paced, upbeat songs great for strength or spin classes. Of course, I had to include my all-time favorite Christmas song, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” by Mariah Carey, which has a great beat for holiday-themed workouts.

For more workout songs, check out my 6 indoor cycling workout routines and playlists.

Christmas Spin Routine and Playlist

ICYMI, I grabbed 15 of these songs and created my Punk Rock Christmas spin class playlist and routine (including a link to my Spotify playlist). Join my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter, and you’ll get a routine like this delivered to your inbox every Tuesday.

Christmas Workout Outfit Ideas

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A themed Christmas workout calls for a themed Christmas workout outfit. I am obsessed with Born Primitive’s Champagne collection. It’s red, white, and pine green with gold flecked sparkles.

Better yet, get $25 off your first purchase of $100 or more at Born Primitive with my code: https://prz.io/arnoLnyUy.

New Year’s Eve Spin Routine and Playlist

And, bookmark my New Year’s Eve spin routine and playlist for your first workout in the New Year.

Cheers!

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100 Best Spin Songs of All Time—According to My 10 Years Teaching Spinning

100 Best Spin Songs of All Time

In order to have the best spin class in town, you need to use the best spin songs. I don’t make the rules! Usually, I find that it’s hardest to decide what songs to use in my spin class routine when I’m just starting with a new class or I’ve fallen into a rut with my class. If you’re dealing with either of those things, this list will help. I rounded up the 100 best spin songs of all time—with a range of BPMs for every type of indoor cycle exercise you could want—to help you plan an unforgettable class. It’s got something for everyone to enjoy, including a mix of punk and rock, pop and EDM, new school and old school spin songs!

I’ve broken down the songs by BPM (beats per minute): 

  • 140 or more BPM: Great options for sprint songs. Typically, these are the songs you’ll want to use when you want fast pedaling, because riders like to pedal to the beat of the music. 
  • 120-140 BPM: Great for marches and jumps. I like to choose songs with a powerful, steady beat. You can play with the resistance and sit or stand while still maintaining a consistent pace. 
  • 120 or less BPM: Great for climbs. Think slower feet and heavy resistance. 

The Best Spin Songs for Sprints (140 or more BPM) 

  1. Fitz and The Tantrums – “Handclap” (140 BPM) 
  2. Billie Eilish – “bad guy” (135 BPM)
  3. The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” (171 BPM)
  4. Queen – “Don’t Stop Me Now” (154 BPM)
  5. Twisted Sister – “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (143 BPM)
  6. The Knack – “My Sharona” (147 BPM)
  7. The Romantics – “What I Like About You” (156 BPM)
  8. Devo – “Whip It” (142 BPM)
  9. KC and The Sunshine Band – “Boogie Shoes” (142 BPM)
  10. The Clash – “Rock the Casbah” (144 BPM)
  11. Britney Spears – “Toxic” (143 BPM)
  12. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us” (146 BPM)
  13. Pharrell Williams – “Happy” (160 BPM)
  14. blink-182 – “Feeling This” (158 BPM) 
  15. Ramones – “Blitzkrieg Bop” (176 BPM)
  16. Green Day – “Basket Case” (188 BPM)
  17. The Offspring – “Self Esteem” (192 BPM)
  18. Rise Against – “Savior” (177 BPM)
  19. Blink-182 – “All the Small Things” (148 BPM)
  20. Sum 41 – “Fat Lip” (190 BPM)
  21. Foo Fighters – “Monkey Wrench” (166 BPM)
  22. The Hives – “Hate to Say I Told You So” (151 BPM)
  23. Social Distortion – “Story of My Life” (162 BPM)
  24. Rancid – “Ruby Soho” (170 BPM)
  25. Billy Talent – “Red Flag” (170 BPM)
  26. Arctic Monkeys – “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” (200 BPM)
  27. The Strokes – “Last Nite” (142 BPM)
  28. The Ramones – “I Wanna Be Sedated” (172 BPM)
  29. Weezer – “Buddy Holly” (172 BPM)
  30. Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle” (164 BPM)
  31. Olivia Rodrigo – “good 4 u” (166 BPM)
  32. Flogging Molly – “What’s Left of the Flag” (156 BPM) 
  33. George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You” (152 BPM) 

The Best Spin Songs for Marches and Jumps (120-140 BPM) 

  1. Flo Rida – “Good Feeling” (128 BPM)
  2. LMFAO – “Sexy and I Know It” (130 BPM)
  3. The Clash – “Should I Stay or Should I Go” (125 BPM)
  4. Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?” (125 BPM)
  5. Timbaland – “Give It to Me” (136 BPM)
  6. Luther Vandross – “Never Too Much” (135 BPM)
  7. Calvin Harris – “I’m Not Alone” (126 BPM)
  8. Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” (123 BPM)
  9. Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It” (130 BPM)
  10. AC/DC – “Highway to Hell” (123 BPM)
  11. The B-52’s – “Love Shack” (133 BPM)
  12. Daft Punk – “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” (122 BPM)
  13. Calvin Harris – “Summer” (128 BPM)
  14. Beyoncé – “Run the World (Girls)” (127 BPM)
  15. Sia – “Chandelier” (130 BPM)
  16. Icona Pop – “I Love It” (126 BPM)
  17. David Guetta – “Titanium” (126 BPM)
  18. Ed Sheeran – “Bad Habits” (126 BPM)
  19. The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” (133 BPM)
  20. LMFAO – “Party Rock Anthem” (130 BPM)
  21. Kesha – “Tik Tok” (120 BPM)
  22. Katy Perry – “Firework” (124 BPM)
  23. Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start the Fire” (138 BPM)
  24. Madonna – “Hung Up” (126 BPM)
  25. The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling” (128 BPM)
  26. Zedd – “Clarity” (128 BPM)
  27. Ariana Grande – “Break Free” (130 BPM)
  28. Flo Rida – “Whistle” (126 BPM)
  29. Pitbull – “Don’t Stop the Party” (127 BPM)
  30. Donna Summer – “Hot Stuff” (130 BPM)
  31. LMFAO – “Shots” (129 BPM)
  32. Avicii – “Wake Me Up” (124 BPM)
  33. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive” (137 BPM)
  34. Pitbull – “Feel This Moment” (136 BPM)

The Best Spin Songs for Climbs (120 or less BPM) 

  1. X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons – “Jungle” (78 BPM) 
  2. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” (84 BPM) 
  3. Nirvana – “Come as You Are” (120 BPM)
  4. Evanescence – “Bring Me To Life” (95 BPM) 
  5. Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” (104 BPM)
  6. The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979” (116 BPM)
  7. Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood” (86 BPM) 
  8. 5 Seconds of Summer – “Youngblood” (112 BPM) 
  9. Fifth Harmony – “Work From Home” (105 BPM) 
  10. Hailee Steinfeld – “Love Myself” (123 BPM) 
  11. The Killers – “Mr. Brightside” (148 BPM)
  12. Queens of the Stone Age – “No One Knows” (165 BPM)
  13. Jimmy Eat World – “Sweetness” (120 BPM)
  14. Linkin Park – “In the End” (105 BPM)
  15. The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army” (120 BPM)
  16. Ariana Grande – “Thank U, Next” (107 BPM)
  17. Doja Cat – “Say So” (111 BPM)
  18. BTS – “Dynamite” (114 BPM)
  19. Cardi B – “Up” (98 BPM)
  20. The Kid LAROI – “WITHOUT YOU” (92 BPM)
  21. Taylor Swift – “willow” (107 BPM)
  22. Ariana Grande – “34+35” (112 BPM)
  23. Justin Bieber – “Stay” (122 BPM)
  24. Megan Thee Stallion – “Body” (94 BPM)
  25. Tate McRae – “You Broke Me First” (95 BPM)
  26. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” (96 BPM)
  27. Usher – “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love” (120 BPM)
  28. Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill” (135 BPM)
  29. Adele – “Rolling in the Deep” (105 BPM)
  30. Doja Cat – “Kiss Me More” (111 BPM)
  31. Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger” (109 BPM)
  32. Lady Gaga – “Just Dance” (119 BPM)
  33. Guns N’ Roses – “Sweet Child o’ Mine” (125 BPM)

And, that’s a wrap on the 100 best spin songs for a well-rounded spin class. If you’d like more inspo, join my free Spin Routine of the Week newsletter for a full spin class playlist and routine delivered to your inbox every Tuesday. 

For even MORE spin songs, check out my 6 indoor cycling workout routines and playlists or my list of the best country workout songs.

Happy spinning!