18 Upbeat Songs to Pump Up Your Workouts


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We thought it would never happen, but it's true: spring is finally here! If you've experienced some serious cabin fever over the long winter, you're definitely not alone. We're beyond ready to pound the pavement out in the sunshine while listening to some upbeat tunes. Here are 18 of our favorite feel-good songs to sweat to right now. Take them for a spin during your spring workouts! 

Pharrell Williams -- Happy

Katy Perry -- Roar

Capital Cities – Safe and Sound

Sara Bareilles -- Brave

Disclosure featuring Sasha Keable – Voices

Pitbull featuring Ke$ha -- Timber

Imagine Dragons – On Top Of The World

MKTO -- Classic

Dent May – Born Too Late

Austin Mahone featuring Pitbull – Mmm Yeah

Fitz and the Tantrums – The Walker

Daft Punk featuring Panda Bear– Doin' It Right

Lady Gaga -- Applause

Franz Ferdinand – Love Illumination

Flo Rida – How I Feel

Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?

Ellie Goulding -- Burn

Janelle Monae featuring Big Boi -- Tightrope

What workout songs are you loving lately? Will you take your fitness outdoors this spring?

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    Great songs! This article is from two years ago, and I'd love to see what they pick now. Personal playlist includes everything from disco to Def Leppard to Alice Cooper to Lady Gaga. - 8/28/2016   8:56:30 PM
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    I recommend The Fighter by Gym Class Heroes. It reminds you to pick yourself up and be a fighter. Great beat and the song really mixes up pop/rap. Nice combo and I'm not even a rap lover by any stretch of the imagination. - 7/8/2014   11:36:23 PM
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    Absolutely agree with the top 2! - 5/7/2014   4:09:21 PM
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    I do love the Happy song & Katy Perry Roar! - 4/9/2014   1:56:04 PM
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    NOT a big Pop Music fan, Lady Gaga is just about the only artist on this list who has songs I will listen to. I agree you need more variety. There are other genres of music that have great songs. - 4/8/2014   4:50:28 PM
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    Outside of Lady Gaga, I've never heard of these people. Try for a little more variety and pick from different eras. - 4/3/2014   10:26:20 AM
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    I have a couple of these songs on my workout play list. - 4/3/2014   10:18:32 AM
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    Love these lists! Even if I'm not familiar with them, or they don't fit my "usual" taste in music, I always find one or two to spark up my playlists. - 4/3/2014   9:52:36 AM
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    I love these lists. I try to check out the songs I don't know, and usually find at least a couple to add to my own list! - 4/2/2014   11:14:16 PM
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    Sorry but I've never heard of most of these, and prefer not to listen to the ones I have heard of on this list. Late 50's, 60's and 70's, or Gospel / Christian Contemporary for me. - 4/2/2014   10:54:58 PM
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    I don't like all of these, but several are awesome! I definitely need to add some new songs to my walking playlist. One I would add is Talk dirty to e by Jason Derulo. - 4/2/2014   10:47:55 PM
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    I like Fleetwood Mac, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond, Buddy Holly, with a smattering of Adele. Does that date me? So be it. Oh, and I also have a playlist of Gospel and praise songs that brightens my outlook as I workout. It beats the noise that is listed above. Sorry, guys, I may be an old foggie but I still prefer artists to have at least a little singing ability, not just volume. - 4/2/2014   7:36:59 PM
  • THOMPSON7802
    I LOVE SONG HAPPY THANK YOU !!!!! - 4/2/2014   7:19:02 PM
  • BITEME8511
    Ok. If you say so. - 4/2/2014   3:12:23 PM
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    Thanks for the songs. I am going to listen to the ones I haven't listened to and download them. - 4/2/2014   2:47:43 PM
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    I prefer the 80's. For contemporary I would have liked to have seen
    Within Temptaion's "And We Run" (feat. Xzibit) from their new album. - 4/2/2014   12:49:49 PM
    I've heard of some of these artists, but never heard any of their music. I'll stick with my favorites. - 4/2/2014   12:41:27 PM
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    1BossMommy... I'm with you on the Green Day. - 4/2/2014   12:08:00 PM
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    Great list! I just added Don't Wake Me Up by Chris Brown to my running playlist. - 4/2/2014   11:27:33 AM
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    I'm stuck in a 60's rut when it comes to music. I find Jan and Dean or the Beach Boys with their drum beat get me going. When I want to start running I switch to a Green Day song with a faster tempo and intensity. - 4/2/2014   9:40:09 AM
    Great list! These are some of my favorites....they will really get you moving! Thanks for the great list..... :) - 4/2/2014   8:40:51 AM
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    I highly recommend John Newman--Love Me Again - 4/2/2014   5:16:22 AM
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    Never heard of any of these - 4/2/2014   4:21:55 AM

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