Listening to music is a crucial part of working out nowadays. It sets the mood for the workout, and pushes you harder. Not being able to find the perfect playlist or songs for your workout is a thing of the past. There are tons of pre-made playlists on Spotify, or you can pick your own station on Pandora. I recommend the Beyoncé station, it’ll bring out your inner Sasha Fierce. Here are a few songs that I recommend adding to your playlist that will give our workout a little bit of an edge, and help you get in the zone.
Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) – Ariana Grande
She’s been dubbed the mini Mariah, but when Ariana sings, “I’ve got one less problem without you,” it’ll have you agreeing that you’ll have one less problem without that extra [insert trouble area here]. This song will give you the energy to keep going and put you in a good mood with the jazz vibrations and saxophone in the background.
Lemonade (feat. Tyga) – Danity Kane
They might be called “DK3” now, but Danity Kane is back and telling their haters to drink lemonade. And soon you’ll be telling your haters to wipe that sour look off their faces when they see how good you look from working out to this song. Like Tyga says, “Are you mad, my chick bad?” Lemonade will make you wanna get up and dance those pounds off.
Talk Dirty (feat. 2 Chainz) – Jason Derülo
No matter where you’re from, Jason Derülo wants you to talk dirty to him. And what better way to talk dirty to someone than to train dirty. Speak the language that the boys love. I mean, who doesn’t love a girl who can hold her own in the gym. Talk Dirty has the upbeat vibe that will allow you to go harder and train dirty.
My Girl (feat. Trevor Jackson) – Diggy
Little Diggy Simmons is all grown up, and he’s looking for his girl. But in case you haven’t seen his Instagram page lately, I’m pretty sure he’d love a girl who can workout with him in the gym – be his “swolemate.” My Girl has that smooth, easy on the ears sound that is perfect for your cool down. It’ll keep you on pace, yet relaxed, bringing your workout to an end.
Fancy (feat. Charli XCX) – Iggy Azalea
Now what female doesn’t wanna be fancy? Iggy Azalea will have you focused on being the fancy and fit girl inside of you. The hip-hop sound of Fancy will help you keep your eye on the prize while you’re in the gym. It’s so catchy that you’ll leave the gym singing it. Like Iggy said, “remember my name,” which people will from all the hard work you put in at the gym.
Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg) – Jason Derülo
Yes, Jason Derülo is so good that he’s on this list twice; his songs are made for the gym. This time he gives words of reassurance when he says, “you know what to do with that big fat butt.” Of course you know what to do, do some squats! Wiggle will have you focused on gaining or maintaining the perfect lower backside which is most girls dream (especially since it’s bikini season). So get to it!