Summer is all but here, which means your summer-bod will be unveiled in next to no time. No one wants to be that awkward person who doesn't take their shirt off at the beach, just as much as anyone would loathe to be the super out-of-shape person among a sexy group of friends. What's the answer? Head to the gym, with some quality workout-tunes already in queue.
Actually motivating yourself to go for a run, lift weights, or do a fitness class can be the hardest struggle in life, but all you really need is some musical inspiration. For before, during, and even after, all of these songs will get you in the mood to move your body and get a 'lil fit.
While you're at it, don't forget to check out our original Top 10 Best Workout Songs.
16Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
Perhaps the greatest pump-up song ever made, a feeling of intense "I can do anything" euphoria washes over anyone once Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" comes on. Just picture yourself as Rocky and let the song do the rest.
15Let's Get Physical - Olivia Newton-John
In the same vein as "Push It," Olivia Newton-John's "Let's Get Physical" probably isn't talking about going to the gym (I don't trust the music video for a second) even though the song works perfectly in a workout setting. Pop it on, and get physical.
14Push It - Salt-N-Pepa
A simplistic but high-energy beat, the nostalgia of the 80's, and a simple command to keep pushing it. Salt-N-Pepa probably weren't thinking "gym" when they created "Push It" but my god does the song work oh-so-well for weightlifting.
13Bubble, Pop, Electric - Gwen Stefan
During an intense workout, you can get into this loopy head-space where you're not really thinking anymore, you're just doing. Gwen Stefani's "Bubble, Pop, Electric" perfectly reflects that gym mindest. Nearly nonsensical (not to mention hyper-sexualized) lyrics are joined with an insanely catchy beat to overpower any stray thought, letting you stay entirely focused on your workout.
12Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
There are two potential possibilities when you hear "Don't Stop Believin'" at the gym. Either you are magically inspired by the Journey tune and it gives you the motivation to not stop believing in yourself, or you get so annoyed because you've heard it a trillion times that your anger results in you pushing your physical limits. Either way, it works.