The Ultimate Workout Playlist

The Ultimate Workout Playlist (WUP) is a list of music that is recommended to get the most out of your workouts. There are many different types of music on this list. Some are good for weight training while others work better with cardio exercises like running or biking. You may have heard some of these songs before from other sources but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t listen to them again if they’re new to you!

There are two main categories of music on this list: Rock and Pop. Rock music tends to be louder than pop music. They tend to be more energetic and faster tempo whereas pop songs tend to be slower paced and more relaxing.

For example, the song “I Will Follow” by AC/DC is a great choice for both strength training and cardio exercises because it’s fast-paced yet slow enough that you won’t feel exhausted after doing just one or the other type of exercise.

You’ll notice that there are several artists on this list. Most of them are well known and popular musicians. These include Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Rush, Van Halen, Iron Maiden and many more.

However, there are also a few lesser-known artists that deserve recognition too. One such artist is Queen which you might recognize from their hit song “Another One Bites The Dust”.

Now that we’ve covered the different types of music on this list let’s move on to the pop section. Pop songs tend to be more melodic and relaxing in general but they can still be upbeat and energetic just like rock songs. Some of them are cheesy but that’s alright!

Everyone has that one song from their childhood they love no matter how embarrassing it is (mine is “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba). If you’re ever in need of a good laugh then I suggest looking up the music video for that song.

All of these songs are very capable of enhancing your workouts. Just make sure that you don’t play any one song more than once in a day because eventually your body will get used to the rhythm and it will no longer have the same effect as it did when you first heard it. Try to change up the songs as much as you can.

You could also try to change up the types of music you listen to whether it be going from rock, pop or something else. There’s a lot out there to discover!

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In conclusion, it doesn’t matter if you’re running on a treadmill, using free weights or something else, your workouts will be much more fun and engaging if you have the right kind of music playing. Try some of these songs and see for yourself!

The main aim of the following songs are to help enhance your workout. They’re not just random songs that I like. These are songs that I have tried myself and have found to be really good for working out.

This is a list of my favorite songs by The Rolling Stones: (In order from my favorite to least favorite)

1. Gimme Shelter

2. Shattered

3. Brown Sugar

4. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking

5. Dead Flowers

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6. Honky Tonk Women

7. You Can’t Always Get What You Want

8. Tumbling Dice

9. Wild Horses

10. Rocks Off

11. Lady Jane

12. Route 66

13. Let It Bleed

14. Happy

15. Rock and a Hard Place

16. Midnight Rambler

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17. You Got Me Rocking

18. Infamy

19. Waiting on a Friend

20. Let It Loose

This is a list of my favorite songs by The Beatles: (In order from my favorite to least favorite)

1. Why

Don’t We Do It In The Road?

2. I’m Looking Through You

3. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

4. Here, There and Everywhere

5. Mother Nature’s Son

6. For No One

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7. I Will

8. Eleanor Rigby

9. The Fool on the Hill

10. Tomorrow Never Knows

11. Good Day Sunshine

12. Michelle

13. Girl

14. Back in the U.S.S.R.

15. Birthday

16. Rocky Racoon

17. Don’t Let Me Down

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18. I’m a Loser

19. Drive My Car

20. Dear Prudence

This is a list of my favorite songs by Metallica: (In order from my favorite to least favorite)

1. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

2. Master of Puppets

3. Battery

4. The Thing That Should Not Be

5. Disposable Heroes

6. Ride the Lightning

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7. Fight Fire With Fire

8. The Memory Remains

9. Orion

10. For Whom the Bell Tolls

11. No Leaf Clover

12. Call of Ktulu

13. Frayed Ends of Sanity

14. The Day That Never Comes

15. All Nightmare Long

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16. Sad But True

17. Hit the Lights

18. Blackened

19. Eye of the Beholder

20. The Unforgiven

21. The Outlaw Torn

22. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Radio Edit)

23. Shoot Me Again

This is a list of my favorite songs by Tupac: (In order from my favorite to least favorite)

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1. Ambitionz Az a Ridah

2. Changes

3. Keep Your Head Up

4. I Get Around

5. Dear Mama

6. So Many Tears

7. Picture Me Rollin’

8. Hail Mary

9. Life Goes On

10. I Ain’t Mad at Cha

11. Old School

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12. Heaven Ain’t Hard 2 Find

13. Black Cotton

14. Street Dreams

15. Hit ‘Em Up

16. How Do U Want It

17. So Many Tears (Radio Version)

18. Something 2 Die 4

19. Fake 2

20. When Thugz Cry

Hope you enjoy this list and remember to work out hard and listen to lots of music!


Bobby Patterson

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P.S. I’m going to the gym now, which songs do you think I should listen to while I work out?

Sources & references used in this article:

Optimal organization of musical playlist for physical exercising by K Dons – 2009 –


How to create a stress-reducing playlist by JH Keller – 2019 –

How Playlists Broke the Internet: An Analysis of Copyright in Playlist Ownership by G Mindlin, D DuRousseau, J Cardillo – 2012 – Sourcebooks, Inc.