Christian Workout Music: 100 Uplifting Songs


By: , SparkPeople Blogger
5/22/2013 6:00 AM   :  273 comments   :  644,498 Views

Music is important to many people. It can pick you up when you're feeling down, motivate you when you need a little push, and inspire you to go the extra mile during a workout. We love to share our favoriate workout music list suggestions here on dailySpark, and we frequently receive requests for Christian exercise music. So I've compiled a list of my top 100 Christian workout songs. 

There are many genres of Christian music, and even if you don't consider yourself to be religious or spiritual, you may discover that in addition to "clean lyrics," many of these songs are uplifting and encouraging in both their titles and words, making them motivational for just about anyone.
Listening to uplifting music can help anyone feel better and more positive about life. It can provide motivation to move forward with your healthy lifestyle goals, too. So whether you are feeling depressed, stressed, discouraged, or angry, this list of songs with positive messages can turn your focus back on all that is good in your life.

  Alive by Avalon  
  Light up the Sky by the Afters
  Start Over by the Afters
  Don't Give Up by Sanctus Real

  We Need Each Other by Sanctus Real
  Courageous by Casting Crowns
  Move by Mercy Me

  So Long Self by Mercy Me
  Until the Whole World Hears by Casting Crowns
  Follow Me There by Third Day
  Hold Me by Jamie Grace
  Our God by Chris Tomlin
  I Will Follow by Chris Tomlin
  You Are More by Tenth Avenue North
  No Matter What by Kerrie Roberts
  The Light in Me by Brandon Heath
  Your Love by Brandon Heath
  Get Back Up by TobyMac
  Lose My Soul by TobyMac
  Born Again by Newsboys
  I Am Free by Newsboys
  Something Beautiful by Newsboys
  Stronger by Mandisa
  This is the Stuff by Francesca Battistelli
  Good Morning by Mandisa
  Strong Enough by Matthew West
  Jesus Saves by Jeremy Camp
  I Refuse by Josh Wilson
  You Are by Jason Castro
  Strong Tower by Kutless
  Everything Glorious by David Crowder Band
  Let It Rise by Big Daddy Weave
  You Found Me by Big Daddy Weave
  No Thief Like Fear by Jason Gray
  The Lost Get Found by Britt Nicole
  Set the World On Fire by Britt Nicole
  Believe by Britt Nicole
  Glow by Britt Nicole
  Testify to Love by Avalon

  New Day by Avalon
  Give it Up by Avalon

  Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Avalon
  Take You At Your Word by Avalon
  Anybody Wanna Pray by Cece Winans
  No Compromise by Peter Furler
  Set Free by Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman
  We Are the Free by Matt Redman
  Let God Arise by Chris Tomlin
  No one Like You by David Crowder Band
  Filled With Your Glory by Starfield
  Alive by Rebecca St. James
  Everything About You by Sanctus Real
  Fire It Up by Thousand Foot Krutch
  Move by Thousand Foot Krutch
  Awake And Alive by Skillet
  Tonight by TobyMac
  Burn for You by TobyMac
  Funky Jesus Music by TobyMac
  Feelin' So Fly by TobyMac
  Invisible by Disciple
  Remedy by Disciple
  Hero by Skillet
  Just Might Change Your Life by Sidewalk Prophets
  Sticking With You by Addison Road
  Change In the Making by Addison Road
  Fight Another Day by Addison Road
  Let the Praises Ring by Lincoln Brewster
  Everlasting God by Lincoln Brewster
  Pray by Darlene Zschech
  Gravity by Shawn McDonald
  I Will Not Be Moved by Natalie Grant
  Lay Your Hands on Me by Bob Carlisle
  Live Life Loud by Hawk Nelson
  Friend Like That by Hawk Nelson
  Crazy Love by Hawk Nelson
  Power of Love by Bob Carlisle
  Closer by Shawn McDonald
  Show You Love by Jars of Clay
  Friend of God by Phillips, Craig & Dean
  Come, Now Is the Time to Worship by Phillips, Craig & Dean
  We Live by Superchick
  Rock What You Got by Superchick
  Do Everything by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Dive by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Live Out Loud by Steven Curtis Chapman
  Lead Me On by Amy Grant
  Every Heartbeat by Amy Grant
  Find A Way by Amy Grant
  He Holds Everything by Point of Grace
  Steady On by Point of Grace
  Saving Grace by Point of Grace
  Victory by Yolanda Adams
  You Are My God by 38th Parallel
  Unbreakable by Fireflight
  What I've Overcome by Fireflight
  Hanging On By A Thread by The Letter Black
  Best of Me by Letter Black
  We by Joy Williams
  Dead Man (Carry Me)  
  The Star-Spangled Banner by Sandi Patty

What are your favorite upbeat Christian workout songs? Do you agree that inspirational music can turn your mood around and get you moving?

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    and SKILLET'S COLLIDE!! - 5/24/2013   6:23:43 AM
    Music is one thing that is liked by most. I like devotional songs which gives me peace of mind and inspires what ever work I do. . - 5/24/2013   6:07:53 AM
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    I mainly listen to Contemporary music. I am a Praise singer, so I listen to other christian songs. - 5/23/2013   8:39:02 PM
    Thanks for your list. I have many of these artists and songs on my iPod. - 5/23/2013   8:24:21 PM
    So many of these are already on my mp3 player, but I will be checking out the ones that are not to see if they got the umph for me! Thanks! - 5/23/2013   5:40:58 PM
  • 218
    I love Casting Crowns and Jars of Clay! - 5/23/2013   4:39:38 PM
  • 217
    Love this list - thank you!! I am downloading a couple of them today!! - 5/23/2013   3:21:25 PM
  • JOHNSON0593
    Resuscitate Me by Remedy Drive - 5/23/2013   3:05:59 PM
    Thanks so much for finally posting clean, upbeat, faith-based songs to work out to!!!!! - 5/23/2013   2:20:01 PM
  • 214
    Wow, what a fantastic list! Thanks!
    - 5/23/2013   2:17:39 PM
  • 213
    Some of these are among my favourites! - 5/23/2013   1:03:14 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful list. Great suggestions. - 5/23/2013   11:44:57 AM
  • 211
    Thank you a lot love all these songs. Nice to see And wanted to ask are these (all together on a cd)? That would be even better! Smiley face - 5/23/2013   11:33:16 AM
  • 210
    Thanks for the suggestions - 5/23/2013   11:17:25 AM
  • 209
    Some of these I have not heard of before but will give them a try. And I need to add a little gospel to this list. Mary Mary "Get up" and "Sunday Morning" are good ones to workout to also as some by Tye Tribbett. :) - 5/23/2013   10:26:32 AM
    I have been using Spark People as a motivation tool for a couple of years. I am a life long Methodist. I am disappointed to see that Spark turns out to be identifying itself as a Christian group. Sorry to see this. Not inclusive as an online Org should be in a multi-cultural world. - 5/23/2013   9:58:26 AM
  • 207
    Love this! Good Morning by Mandisa...YESS!!! - 5/23/2013   9:55:36 AM
  • 206
    Excellent list! Thank you! - 5/23/2013   9:39:53 AM
    THANK YOU!!! This is my kind of music! :) I love to listen to uplifting and encouraging music and you have a LOT of great ones on here!!! Thank you sooo much for putting this list together!!
    Blessings, Rhonda - 5/23/2013   9:24:30 AM
    Love the play list-- need to down load some of these to keep me motivated ! - 5/23/2013   9:17:36 AM
  • 203
    Thank you! This is the list I have been waiting for. - 5/23/2013   8:38:06 AM
  • 202
    Thank You! - 5/23/2013   8:20:48 AM
  • 201
    I'm very traditional (or was) when I would hear "How Great Thou Art" - thought it had to be sung solemnly and slow. Then I heard it sung by Paul Paloche and realized this beautiful song should be sung joyfully, with a beat and loud! I listen to it while walking and it makes me happy and adds a bounce to my step. I also love Michael W. Smith's "You are Holy". Thanks for this blog - found some new songs to celebrate life, God and myself! - 5/23/2013   3:02:12 AM
  • 200
    Many good ones here! - 5/23/2013   12:57:24 AM
  • 199
    Bring Your Praise By Trinity 5-7, Jesus Muzik Video by LeCrae With Trip Lee, The Invasion by Trip Lee, I Just Wanna Say Israel Houghton, Looking for Your by Kirk Franklin, Get Your Blessing by Mary Mary, Shake Heaven by Montell Jordan, Joyful Noise by Flame, Lose My Soul, TobyMac, Kirk Franklin & Mendiza, Glorious by Martha Menuzi, Looking For You, Stomp, I Smile and Revolution all by Kirk Franklin, You Don't Know by KiKi Sheard...JCTV has many artist I enjoy using their music especially Lecrae, Trip Lee, Rhema Soul, David Crowder Band, Hillsong, Any of the Winans, Michael W Smith...there's plenty out there that's workout and praise worthy! Thank you for sharing some oldies also on your list! - 5/22/2013   11:59:46 PM
  • 198
    Israel New Breed and Fred Hammond are my contemporary favorites but, I love the Clark Sisters : You Brought the Sunshine is my classic feel good jam. - 5/22/2013   9:51:31 PM
  • 197
    glad to see someone wrote about Christian music. Love Third Day...Jars of Clay..WhiteCross...Stryper...and Newsboys... - 5/22/2013   9:25:55 PM
  • 196
    The list didn't contain any Walter Hawkins, John P Kee, The Winan Brothers, Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp & Yolanda Adams it's okay list..... - 5/22/2013   8:34:32 PM
  • 195
    Great list, thanks so much for posting it! I'd like to add a few of my own favorites in case anyone else might also enjoy them . . .
    Audio Adrenaline - Kings & Queens, King of the Comebacks, Believer, Underdog
    Group1 Crew - His Kind of Love, Let's Go, He Said
    TobyMac - Speak Life, Forgiveness, Unstoppable
    Manafest - The Chase
    Switchfoot - Dark Horses, Afterlife
    Building 429 - We Won't be Shaken
    Hawk Nelson - Words
    DC Talk - Jesus Freak
    Lecrae - Rebel, Go Hard, Tell the World
    Family Force 5 - Superhero
    Anthem Lights - Changed Forever
    Me in Motion - Yes we can
    KJ-52 - Dangerous
    Jekob - Love is all
    Barlow Girl - Psalm 73
    Red Airplanes - Proclaim, Until the sun burns out

    Love all the music posts, including this one. Please keep 'em coming! - 5/22/2013   7:27:58 PM
    Love this list - Thanks!!! - 5/22/2013   4:42:15 PM
  • 193
    I absolutely love the Matthew West's "Hello, My Name Is".

    Also Matt Maher's "Your Grace Is Enough" is a definite on my list as well.

    - 5/22/2013   4:41:51 PM
  • 192
    Great list thanks for making it! I know that Move by Mercy Me ALWAYS get me moving! - 5/22/2013   3:14:26 PM
  • 191
    I would also include - Tunnel by Third Day & Brand New Day by Fireflight

    Really anything by Third Day, TobyMac and Newsboys generally make my workout playlists! - 5/22/2013   12:08:51 PM
  • 190
    Thanks for this awesome list! - 5/22/2013   11:46:26 AM
  • 189
    Thank you for putting this list together. I can't wait to listen to these. I'm a Christian and I love to exercise to music. - 5/22/2013   11:44:11 AM
    This compiled listing is a great gift!! Thank you!!! - 5/22/2013   11:08:31 AM
  • 187
    Lots of new material there for me to check out! Thank you for taking the time to put that together!

    I love some of the Quartets as well "Ernie Haas & Signature Sound" "Legacy Five" "Poet Voices" "Greater Vision" so many others.

    Lots of good movin' music out there! Wooohoooo! - 5/22/2013   11:01:10 AM
  • 186
    Me Without You by TobyMac is one of my all time favorite work out songs! - 5/22/2013   11:01:05 AM
    Brilliant list - I've got some of these on my workout playlist. You're missing a few high tempo ones though :-) - 5/22/2013   10:48:13 AM
  • RENATA144
    What wonderful & inspiring songs !!! Thank you !!! - 5/22/2013   10:48:03 AM
  • 183
    love....... - 5/22/2013   10:46:03 AM
    Thank you SO much! I'm sure God is winking at this blog!! :-) - 5/22/2013   10:32:34 AM
    Thank you for this awesome blog! - 5/22/2013   10:28:14 AM
  • 180
    What a great post! I sing many of these songs with my worship team at church. You really hit the mark with the comment "many of these songs are uplifting and encouraging in both their titles and words, making them motivational for just about anyone". That is the whole point when we are working out - to be uplifted and know that we are honoring God by taking care of the body that he gave to us. Great post! Thank you so much! I look forward to downloading some of the songs that I do not already have. - 5/22/2013   9:41:42 AM
  • 179
    This is a great list of songs and musicians! I would add Colton Dixon, Third Day, and Casting Crowns (bands) to the list - they have many songs that are encouraging, support our faith - giving you something to think about, and have good beats. Thanks so much for this blog! So glad for some other music ideas!

    Gail - 5/22/2013   8:36:56 AM
    Thank you for this exhaustive list! A lot of work went into that to benefit many Christians who want good workout music that inspires! - 5/22/2013   8:15:11 AM
  • 177
    THank You! - 5/22/2013   8:15:02 AM
  • 176
    This is an awesome list! A few others - "Hello, My Name Is.." by Matthew West and "Live Like That" by Sidewalk Prophets. Thanks for sharing this list! - 5/22/2013   8:12:22 AM
  • 175
    Great playlist! Thanks for sharing. I love all these song. - 5/22/2013   7:57:19 AM
    I would like to put them on my phone. I wiuld also like to put them om my mp3. I like listen to my music when cleaning up. The music they have today is not for me. Christian don't listen to that kind of music. - 5/22/2013   7:52:44 AM

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