When it comes to getting in shape, it’s all in the music. The vast majority of us listen to some kind of music while we work out and the benefits of doing so are well-documented. Listening to music improves your concentration, increases your motivation, and helps you work out for longer than if you were doing so in dead silence. One of the best genres for getting ripped is naturally, rock music, so here are the top rock work out songs you need to add to your playlist right now.
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
This is the ideal track to get your workout started, but that heavy chorus also makes a perfect backing track for weightlifting, with the time of the snare drum beat actually being spot on, as any experienced weightlifter will tell you.
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
What is it that makes rock music so perfect for working out? When looking at songs that changed the world, Lottoland points out that rock music, in particular, has the power to both energize and relieve stress – a perfect combination for intense workouts. AC/DC’s all-time greatest song You Shook Me All Night Long delivers both of these in spades.
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
There are several killer Queen songs that make the cut here, including Fat Bottom Girls, Bohemian Rhapsody, and We Will Rock You. However, their lightning-quick and upbeat track Don’t Stop Me Now is guaranteed to make a supersonic man out of you at the gym.
The Who – Baba O’ Riley
As soon as the first amped-up, electrifying notes of what might just be The Who’s most iconic track start playing, you know it’s time to get moving. Babe O Reilly is more than just motivating – it’s genuinely inspiring. This one is ideal for anyone hoping to break their record on the treadmill.
Sum 41 – Fatlip
Angry, energetic, and in-your-face. Fatlip is a tune that constantly eggs you on and tells you to forget about the naysayers. If you’re into boxing, Bokwa, or any other similarly-paced workout activity, this is the track that will push you to limits you didn’t know you had.
Beck – Loser
The steady climbing tempo of Beck’s angst-ridden debut single is great for those who are warming up or trying to move up a level on the dumbbells. The energy of the song builds up to such a point that when that chorus finally drops, you’ll feel pretty unstoppable.
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
There is no workout activity that this song doesn’t fit with perfectly. Try it out for yourself. Crossfit? Swimming? Jogging? Slacklining? All of them sync up perfectly with Seven Nation Army’s raw, angry, and self-assured track.
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
If it’s a winding down song you’re looking for, then Foster the People can always deliver. The gradually drifting pace of Pumped Up Kicks is perfectly timed for any post-workout stretching or meditating, whilst also being a beautiful and endlessly enjoyable track.
So there you have it. These are without a doubt the best songs that should always accompany any workout. However, if you find yourself in need of more, Spotify’s rock workout playlists are pretty flawless.