If, like many of us, you can’t get through a full workout without your headphones, finding the ultimate workout playlist is essential to get your heart rate up and keep you powering through right until the end!
Guaranteed to make you feel super sassy whether you’re running 5k on the treadmill, deadlifting your heaviest weight yet or building your booty with some serious squat action, here’s a run-down of the most motivating workout playlist you’ll ever hear…
1. Electricity – Silk City, Dua Lipa, Diplo & Mark Ronson
A slightly softer jam with its subtle build-up, Electricity never feels over-the-top or ‘too much’. The perfect warm-up song to get your body moving and primed for harder-hitting intensity later on, Dua Lipa’s killer vocals are a great companion for getting your workout started.
And by just looking at her insane abs in the music video, you’re sure to get a serious boost of motivation too!
2. Soulmate – Lizzo
Listening to anything by the queen of self-love is a definite motivation booster for your workout playlist, but Soulmate has to be one of Lizzo’s best tunes to date.
Packed with empowering lyrics to put you in the mood to workout and love your body, Soulmate will keep you pumped with girl power vibes whether you’re just starting a 10km run or kick-starting resistance training.
3. You Don’t Know Me – Jax Jones & RAYE
A must-have for virtually any workout playlist under the sun, You Don’t Know Me is the sassiest of sass — perfect when squatting in the mirror or running up a storm.
We promise this tune will keep you feeling confident and at your best, so it’s a great option if you ever feel a little intimidated at the gym, or are just having a low unmotivated day. Simply stick your headphones in, get this on, and show everyone else how it’s done.
4. Solo – Clean Bandit & Demi Lovato
If you feel your current workout playlist is lacking a seriously good breakup bop, Clean Bandit & Demi Lovato’s Solo is the perfect new addition.
Especially if you’re feeling a brand-new lease of life after a tough breakup and want to become the best version of yourself, this song combined with some tough gym cardio is the perfect combo!
5. Fade – Kanye West
Perhaps not the best choice for HIIT or other super fast-paced cardio, but if you’re a fan of the stair climber or incline walking Kanye West’s Fade is guaranteed to give you an instant confidence boost.
Super repetitive and consistent the whole way through, Fade is the pounding tarmac jam. And if you listen on repeat, it’ll help you keep in-time and probably run further or climb more stairs than you usually would.
6. 1999 – Charlie XCX & Troye Sivan
Is it even possible to keep still when you hear this song?! Perfect for cardio and other fast-paced workout routines, you can rely on 1999 to keep you in rhythm and help work-up a serious sweat.
7. Run the World (Girls) – Beyoncé
A sassy workout playlist simply wouldn’t be complete without at least one track from Queen B herself. If the lyrics “Who run the world? Girls!” aren’t enough to make you feel more motivated than ever to hit up the gym and achieve your best workout yet, we don’t know what will!
Super empowering and a great option for a group gym session with your best girlfriends, virtually anything upbeat by Beyoncé is an instant workout winner.
8. That’s My Girl – Fifth Harmony
If you need to feel like you can take on anything, then Fifth Harmony’s That’s My Girl needs to be on your workout playlist.
The perfect jam for group classes or even at-home sessions with your girlfriends, That’s My Girl is sure to give you that extra push you need to reach the end of your ideal workout time. And with plenty of empowering lyrics, you can help encourage your entire group by simply putting this song on!
9. Love on Me – Galantis & Hook N Sling
For those days when you just want to forget how much you hate cardio, listen to Love on Me and you’ll be in the right mood in no time at all.
Super upbeat with some serious summer sounds, you can instantly bring positivity and good vibes to your workout — no matter the weather, or how unmotivated you may have felt 10 minutes before!
10. Power – Little Mix
It’s no secret that the toughest part of a workout is right at the end.
So when you need that extra little boost of motivation to make you feel like a powerful (and probably sweaty!) goddess, Little Mix Power is the helping hand you need to push you through.
Ideal to put on during the last few minutes, no matter what exercise you’re doing, Power’s upbeat nature makes it perfect for both cardio and weights.
11. God is a Woman – Ariana Grande
The perfect song for more chilled workouts or stretching at the end of your session, Ariana’s God is a Woman is full of girl power, without ever feeling too fast or intense if that’s not the vibe you’re going for.
The title quite literally says it all! Sometimes a simple, female-focused lyric is all you need to hear to really commit to your workout — even right at the end.
12. Bootylicious – Destiny’s Child
Undoubtedly saving the best ‘til last, Bootylicious is the ultimate workout song!
Sometimes old-school R&B anthems just can’t be beaten, whether you’re building those booty gains or working up a serious sweat on the cross trainer.
With its infectious vibe and empowering lyrics, you’re guaranteed to still be hearing this song in your head long after your workout is over.