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The Songs to Add to Your Outdoor Workout Playlist

The Songs to Add to Your Outdoor Workout Playlist

By California.com
November 13, 2020

Tired of listening to the same songs on repeat? Never underestimate the power of a bomb workout playlist to keep you going all day. All it takes is one good workout song to get you off the couch and push yourself to the limit (just look at what Rocky Balboa accomplished with the perfect soundtrack). Fall into fitness this season and head over to the Golden State’s best running trails while jamming to your favorite feel-good California songs to further unleash your potential.

Whether you are looking for outdoor workout spots in Los Angeles or the Bay Area or are simply considering taking virtual fitness classes in your backyard, the right track will fire you up; expect to exceed your expectations. Don’t let the cold stop you from accomplishing your goals, either—gear up with your California-made winter workout equipment and blast these tunes on Spotify to get you pumped.

The Workout Playlist You’ll Have On Repeat

Get motivated for your next run with this awesome outdoor workout playlist featuring California artists.

Elle Woods described it best: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Whether you’re on the treadmill or holding a plank, this workout playlist will motivate you to take on the challenge and drip sweat like it’s no big deal. From 80s jazzercise vibes to early 2000s jams, you’ll find yourself listening to these workout songs long after you’re done exercising. Distract yourself from your heavy breathing and muscle aches while blasting exhilarating music to crank up the heat. If Beyoncé, Michelle, and Kelly (hello, Destiny's Child) can handle it, then so can you. 

1. “Just A Girl” by No Doubt

2. “Changes” by Tupac Shakur

3. “Pretty Fly For A White Guy” by The Offspring

4. “Roar” by Katy Perry

5. “Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett And The Blackhearts

6. “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson 

7. “Strong Enough” by Cher

8. “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul

9. “Mala Santa” by Becky G

10. “Can’t Touch This” by MC Hammer

11. “Break On Through” by The Doors

12 .“Rocket Queen” by Guns N’ Roses

13. “Money Trees” by Kendrick Lamar featuring Jay Rock

14. “Hump de Bump” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

15. “Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg

16. “Ain’t Talkin’ Bout Love” by Van Halen

17. “All The Small Things” by Blink-182

18. “Any Way You Want It” by Journey

19. “Maggie’s Farm” by Rage Against The Machine

20. “Dance To The Music” by Sly And The Family Stone

21. “Hold The Line” by Toto

22. “Eazy-Duz-It” by Eazy-E

23. “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani

24. “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People 

25. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson

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Your New Favorite Outdoor Workout Playlist

Conquer any fitness routine with the best workout music that will make you work harder, better, and faster.

It’s almost physically impossible to remain seated when you’re blasting the best workout songs of all time. Focus on the pounds you lift as Daft Punk pushes you to complete another set—harder, better, faster, and stronger. Concentrate on Freddie Mercury motivating you to sprint the trails and rock the workout. Want to feel like an absolute machine at the gym? Draw inspiration from Ariana Grande’s stationary bike drill and power through the spin class. An hour of exercising will feel like 15 minutes with this workout playlist.

1. “This Love” by Maroon 5

2. “Dr. Feelgood” by Mötley Crüe

3. “Cochise” by Audioslave

4. “Mayores” by Backy G featuring Bad Bunny

5. “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish

6. “Definition of a Rap Flow” by A-F-R-O

7. “Timber” by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha

8. “Peace Sells” by Megadeth

9. “Nights” by Frank Ocean

10. “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities

11. “Dead Ringer For Love” by Meat Loaf featuring Cher

12. “3005” by Childish Gambino

13. “Ain’t Got No Haters” by Ice Cube featuring Too Short

14. “Capital Letters” by Hailee Steinfeld featuring BloodPop

15. “Holiday” by Green Day

16. “California Gurls” by Katy Perry

17. “Going Back To Cali” by LL Cool J

18. “Last Train To Clarksville” by The Monkees

19. “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm

20. “California Paradise” by The Runaways

21. “Los Angeles Is Burning” by Bad Religion

22. “Fake Tales Of San Francisco” by Arctic Monkeys

23. “Pacific Coast Party” by Smash Mouth

24. “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” by Fergie featuring Q-Tip and GoonRock

25. “L.A. Hallucinations” by Carly Rae Jespen


Energizing Workout Playlist

Listen to energizing workout songs to push yourself to your limits and reach your goals.

You may not always like the workout, but you’ll love the results with the perfect source of motivation. Create the best workout playlist with empowering songs that’ll instantly get you through any kickboxing or martial arts–inspired exercises. Everybody knows that rock and roll is the best workout music to transform you into a beast at the gym. Meanwhile, the Black Eyed Peas’ “Pump It” is the ideal stair-climbing jam to stimulate your mind and body. Get that extra boost you need from these top workout songs to help you reach every goal. 

1. “Sorry For Party Rocking” by LMFAO

2. “Can’t Stop” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

3. “O.G. Original Gangster” by Ice-T

4. “Let It Go” by Keyshia Cole featuring Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim

5. “I’m On A Boat” By The Lonely Island featuring T-Pain

6. “You’re Not The One” by Sky Ferreira

7. “Scream And Shout” by will.i.am featuring Britney Spears

8. “Crazy Rap (Colt 45 & 2 Zig Zags)” by Afroman

9. “Yonkers” by Tyler The Creator

10. “Twist Yo Body” by 213

11. “Pump It” by The Black Eyed Peas

12. “Welcome To The Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses

13. “If I Could Change Your Mind” by HAIM

14. “Cherry Pie” by Warrant

15. “Battery” by Metallica

16. “X” by Xzibit

17. “Higher Ground” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

18. “Fantastic Voyage” by Coolio 

19. “Jump” by Van Halen

20. “Straight Outta Compton” by N.W.A.

21. “Nobody Speak” by DJ Shadow featuring Run The Jewels

22. “Bat Country” by Avenged Sevenfold

23. “Somebody To Love” by Jefferson Airplane

24. “Get Low” by Dillon Francis and DJ Snake

25. “Bounce” by System of a Down

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