The ultimate workout playlist for the summertime

It’s that time of year again: girls want to get the ‘ultimate bikini bod’ before summer while guys want to get more toned than Tom Hardy.

It’s that time of year again: girls want to get the ‘ultimate bikini bod’ before summer while guys want to get more toned than Tom Hardy. I think we’ll all agree that for the first few weeks this goes excellently. Then lazybumitus sets in. Fear not my fellow gym-goers! Here is a list of some of the best work out songs to get you motivated and (hopefully) get that dream body in no time.

Greyhound-Swedish House Mafia

You can’t get much better a starting point than this. Greyhound is a brilliant warm-up track with its swelling beat and pounding drop. After all 6 minutes 51 seconds of this, I guarantee you’ll be raring to go!

Crazy in Love-Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z

If you’ve forgotten about this song, then it’s time to get it back in your life. The kilometres will fly by while you’re running to Beyoncé. Plus, she has arguably the best legs in the music industry; listen to this track for instant motivation.

Poker Face (LLG vs GLG Remix)-Lady Gaga

You may not be a Gaga fan but trust me, this is perfect to get your blood pumping to. This remix is the ideal pace for charging away on the stepper or cross-trainer.

We No Speak Americano-Yolanda Be Cool vs DCUP

This cheeky little tune is reminiscent of summer holidays so might be just the reminder you need as to why you’re doing this. It also has a really solid beat to plough along to.

The New Workout Plan-Kanye West

If you’re lacking motivation, this song is for you. “All those mocha-lattes/ You gotta do pilates”… but if you do, Kanye promises you’ll pull an MBA player. Result!

Antidote-Swedish House Mafia

The crazy dance beats in Antidote are guaranteed to get your energy levels up.  This track is also great for interval training due to the way it builds then comes right down.

SexyBack-Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland

Well you certainly will be if you keep up with these workouts! This track will help reiterate your desire to be sexy for summer and is ideal to help you power through tough resistance work or to help keep the pace up while you’re doing cardio.

Die Young-Ke$ha

Ke$ha may be one of the most annoying people in pop but this upbeat number with its strong dance beats might just be what it takes to get you through when energy levels start to wane.

My Life-50 Cent, Eminem and Adam Levine

The smooth R&B feel to this track coupled with the edgy lyrics and consistent beat makes this track ideal for working your abs to. Let’s face it—by the time you’ve done 300 crunches you’ll probably empathise with Eminem’s angry rapping.


You’ve made it! The less intense but still upbeat tempo in Madness makes it ideal for cooling down and stretching.

Remember: it takes four weeks of hard work for you to begin to see a difference—six weeks for those close to you and 12 for the rest of the world. So stick at it. You’ll be amazed what you can achieve.

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