Midweek Motivation Music: Workout Playlists For Everyone

by Peter Spina
Midweek Motivation Music: Workout Playlists For Everyone

Hey Athletes,

It’s Wednesday. You’re halfway through your week.

It's almost the weekend. So close. And yet so far.

I find music can get me through most of life’s trials and tribulations – in particular, a slow work week. And I can go from whining and refusing to tie up my gym shoes to burpee-ing like a mad woman when I hear the opening notes of a Sean Paul song.

Bob Marley said it best, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. So I’m gonna hit you with music! Hit you with music, now now…

In this blog post, I’m providing 5-6 songs each from a bunch of genres. They are songs that make me move n groove and lift something or go for a run or some other sweat-tastic movement. You can listen to them in your home gym or when you’re finishing up work to encourage you to workout afterwards.

Whatever you need a little jolt of musical adrenaline to get through, DJ V Schembreezy has got you covered!

And PLEASE comment with your favorite workout/motivation tunes!! I love finding new music and I’m sure you’ve got some good ones to share!


No Money – Galantis

High Hopes – Panic! At the Disco

Genghis Khan – Miike Snow

L.E.S. Artistes – Santigold

Call Your Girlfriend – Robyn

Pumpin Blood - NONONO

Hip Hop

All I Do is Win – Dj Khaled (ft. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dog & Rick Ross)

This is America – Childish Gambino

Ooh Ahh (My Life Be Like) – Grits feat. Toby Mac

Roses – OutKast

The Fool Pt 1 (Get it Got it Good) - Shad


Anita – Smino

Turnin’ Me Up – BJ the Chicago Kid

Wow – Beck

Old Thing Back (Matoma Remix) –The Notorious B.I.G., Ja Rule, Ralph Tresvant

Sunday Candy – Donnie Trumpet & The Social experiment

Cheap Thrills – Sia ft. Sean Paul

Rock (ish)

I Believe in a Thing Called Love – The Darkness

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Salute Your Solution – The Ranconteurs

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

Dashboard – Modest Mouse


The Ocean – Led Zeppelin

Renegades of Funk – Rage Against the Machine

Last Resort – Papa Roach

Sabotage – Beastie Boys

Chop Suey! – System of a Down

Smooth Criminal (Cover) - Alien Ant Farm


I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix) – The Jackson 5, Z-Trip

Jamiroquai Bee Gees Mashup – Pomplamoose

Paranoia For You – T Bird and the Breaks

Fussin’ – Royal Canoe, Begonia

I Wanna Be Your Lover – Prince

Up Top – Busty and the Bass


Dearly Departed – Shakey Graves ft. Esmé Patterson

Summer Sun – Ruen Brothers

Sinner - Jeremy Loops

I Love You I Don’t Love You I Don’t Know – Lisa LeBlanc

Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men


If you want more tunes for your fitness routine, give these apps a try!

There are a bunch of apps that can provide you with music that will match the rhythm of your workouts! I pulled these suggestions from PC Mag’s “The Best Fitness Apps for 2019”.  If you use Spotify, you can also check out Freeletics Public Playlists - they're pretty great!

Bonus bonus 

I'm going to include 5 songs I like to use for meditation, stretching, and yoga, too! These songs make my breathing slow down, rather than get my heart pumpin -- but cooling down is just as important as revving things up!

Holocene - Bon Iver

Title of this Song - Moses Sumney

Friday, Pt. 1 - GOAT

Clouds - (Sandy) Alex G 

From a Cage - Haley Bonar

That's All Folks! 

There you have it, athletes! Tunes to get you in the mood to sweat, and to keep motivated you throughout your entire workout!

Keep being awesome! And keep workin’ out to the beat of your own drum!