We know that nothing gets you through your workout like music—a good melody to distract from the pain, a steady rhythm to keep the pace or a jolt of extra emotion to get you closer to the finish line.
And though your local gym might think that a mix of throbbing pop music works for everyone, we’ve compiled some of our favorite workout songs into 10 unique playlists ranging from classic rock to hip hop to, well, throbbing pop music. This bubblegum pop playlist features 10 songs fit for your aerobics workout.
As Ms. Knowles says, “A little sweat never hurt nobody.”
As if the straight-ahead chorus-verse-chorus structure and boy band vocals weren’t pop enough, this tune name drops Beyoncé and Jay-Z as #goals.
With vocals from Florence Welch, dance-pop producer Calvin Harris hits the right tempo—but go for the Tiesto remix if you’re feeling brave.
“Sometimes you’re gonna feel pain like this / Sometimes you’re gonna work hard for it,” Amerie sings, and it all makes sense.
Sometimes clichés are clichés for a reason.
You can even add a little moonwalk to your routine.
It’s hard to get bogged down with this tune in your ears.
When you’re sweating through minute 44, there’s no such thing as ironic distance.
You can sing the chorus directly to your aerobics instructor.
At this point in your workout, you might want to stop the music (and the exercise), but Rihanna says don’t.