The Ultimate Throwback '90s Workout Music Playlist

Get jiggy in the gym with these blasts from the past.

NSYNC circa 2001
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Ah, the '90s: It was the age that birthed many a millennial and Gen Z-er, and also the era of some seriously great one-hit-wonders, pop icons, and hip-hop and R&B legends. This is a blessing for your workout playlist because creating a '90s workout mix allows for a super diverse tracklist that will definitely pump you up. Running, biking, or hitting the weight bench with all the best '90s hits is as energizing as any pre-workout.

This '90s workout music playlist features some chilled-out Counting Crows and Fatboy Slim (remember them?), plus, of course, the Beastie Boys. Hit your pop circuit with the Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, and Britney Spears, then rock out with Green Day, Sugar Ray, and Eve 6. Savage Garden will hit your guilty pleasure desires right on the nose. And since C+C Music Factory is famous for wanting two things — to make you sweat and to make everybody dance now — it's impossible to resist adding them to your '90s workout music mix too. Wind down with Ginuwine's "Pony" and a reminder from TLC to accept "No Scrubs."

'90s Workout Music Playlist

  • Gettin' Jiggy With It — Will Smith
  • ...Baby One More Time — Britney Spears
  • Hanginaround — Counting Crows
  • Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) — C+C Music Factory
  • Forgot About Dre — Dr. Dre & Eminem
  • Mo Money Mo Problems — Notorious B.I.G., Mase, & Puff Daddy
  • Larger Than Life — Backstreet Boys
  • I Want You — Savage Garden
  • Everlong — Foo Fighters
  • Waiting For Tonight — Jennifer Lopez
  • When I Come Around — Green Day
  • Let Me Clear My Throat (Old School Reunion Remix '96) — DJ Cool, Biz Markie, & Doug E. Fresh
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way — Lenny Kravitz
  • Whoomp! (There It Is) — Tag Team
  • Praise You (Radio Edit) — Fatboy Slim
  • You Make Me Wanna — Usher
  • Falls Apart — Sugar Ray
  • Wannabe — Spice Girls
  • Never Let You Go (2008 Version) — Third Eye Blind
  • If — Janet Jackson
  • I Want You Back — *NSYNC
  • Ray of Light — Madonna
  • Pony — Ginuwine
  • You Oughta Know — Alanis Morissette
  • Beastie Boys - Intergalactic (Remastered) — Beastie Boys
  • Inside Out — Eve 6
  • No Scrubs — TLC
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