The Best Pump-Up Songs to Tackle Any Workout


Whether you’re gearing up for a long run or getting amped to lift your heaviest yet, these are the best pump-up songs for cranking your energy all the way up.

There’s nothing quite like lacing up for your first long run of the season, setting up for sprint intervals, strapping on a new pair of boxing gloves, or stepping up to a barbell that holds more weight than ever before. Those are the moments when you really need the best pump-up songs on the best album on the best workout playlist—the one that takes you from zero to 60—real fast. What’s even better than a perfect song? An entire playlist filled with all the best pump-up songs that you can use for virtually any workout.

What you’ll find inside: plenty of Kanye West because, well, the guy knows how to get really worked up. Plus some other pump-up songs from hip-hop artists and rappers. You’ll also get your heartbeat racing with Avicii, and grab a little sass from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. You’ll stay fired up until the finisher, which is Sia’s “The Greatest,” because what could be more fitting after you nailed that PR, max-weight rep, or held that plank longer than you ever had before.

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