Happy Wednesday! As always I’ve got another #WorkoutWednesdays post but this week instead of focusing on exercise or eating habits, I am discussing music. Music is an essential factor in the art of exercise! Have you ever heard a song come on while you’re in the middle of your workout and you instantly become turned off? It’s not uncommon to lose your momentum just from one song. So, how can you fix that? All you need is a killer playlist that is sure to keep you moving and burning those calories. I call this playlist “Gonna Make You Sweat”. None of these songs will slow you down but rather push you further!
1. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix): OMI
This upbeat summer anthem is sure to put a smile on your face while you work out! From the smooth trumpet to OMI’s even smoother voice as he proclaims his love for his lady, it’ll have you dancing on the treadmill!
2. Hey Mama: David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack
This year has been phenomenal for Nicki Minaj and this is just another major hit for her! This isn’t her first time working with David Guetta and the two make a dynamic duo! This song is good to run to or keep you motivated while pushing yourself!
3. Trini Dem Girls: Nicki Minaj feat. LunchMoney Lewis
Another one by Nicki; I love the beat on this track. The lyrics are fun, flirty, and instantly make you want to bust a move!
4. 7/11 (Jersey Club Mix): Beyonce
The original version is already a hit, but the Jersey Club Mix adds that extra umph to push you to hold that plank longer or add 20 extra reps!
5. S&M: Rihanna
A Rih Rih classic! The fast tempo of this song is great for cardio workouts or running because the song keeps going until the very last seconds! You’ll have the song on repeat before you know it!
6. Bruk It Down: Mr. Vegas
Of course, I had to add some spice to the playlist. With its playful beat and catchy chorus, you’re guaranteed to be dancing for the whole two minutes and fifty seconds of Mr. Vegas’ Bruk It Down.
7. I Love It: Icona Pop
Continuing to add variety to this playlist, I Love It is an international hit that tells a story of someone fed up with love and ready to be free. In other words even though Aino Jawo (lead for Icona Pop) is basically through with this relationship, she let it come out in a club banger instead of a smooth jam. Nevertheless, it worked for Icona Pop and it has been a hit in the gyms and for sports teams since it came out!
8. Crazy In Love: Beyonce feat. Jay-Z
Who can ever forget the first single off of Beyonce’s debut album? Classic doesn’t even fit the song. This song, to date, has been a hit both in the club and at the gym. By now there are probably dozens of remixes, but nothing is better than the original version to get you on your feet!
9. Get Ya Freak On: Missy Elliot
Missy Elliot is truly a musical genius. Although this song dropped in 2001 (which seems so long ago), it still makes me wanna dance!
10. Stronger: Kanye West
Last but not least, I had to include this dope song by Kanye. While not as fast-paced as the other songs, Stronger gives more of a mental drive as in the lyrics it is motivating you to push yourself and ultimately become stronger!