Whether you're gearing up for a long run or getting amped to lift your heaviest yet, these are the best pump-up songs for cranking your energy all the way up.

By Lauren Mazzo
January 14, 2020

There's nothing quite like lacing up for your first long run of the season, setting up for sprint intervals, strapping on a new pair of boxing gloves, or stepping up to a barbell that holds more weight than ever before. Those are the moments when you really need the best pump-up songs on the best album on the best workout playlist—the one that takes you from zero to 60—real fast. What's even better than a perfect song? An entire playlist filled with all the best pump-up songs that you can use for virtually any workout. (Want to make a playlist of your own? Here are 170+ epic tunes to consider for a powerful mix.)

What you'll find inside: plenty of Kanye West because, well, the guy knows how to get really worked up. Plus some other pump-up songs from hip-hop artists and rappers. You'll also get your heartbeat racing with Avicii, and grab a little sass from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. You'll stay fired up until the finisher, which is Sia's "The Greatest," because what could be more fitting after you nailed that PR, max-weight rep, or held that plank longer than you ever had before.

Plus, there's plenty of beats because ICYMI, bass-heavy songs are scientifically proven to make you feel more powerful. This hour-long pump-up song playlist should cover most of your workouts, but if you need a little extra motivation, tack on this speedy running mix, a groove-inspiring playlist, and the Rock's weight lifting pump-up songs for when you need to be in beast mode.

Press play to listen to the best pump-up songs below. What are you waiting for? That barbell isn't going to lift itself.

The Best Pump-Up Songs for Your Workout

  • DJ Turn It Up — Yellow Claw
  • X Gon' Give It To Ya — DMX
  • Remember the Name — Fort Minor (feat. Styles of Beyond)
  • POWER — Kanye West
  • Bring Em Out — T.I.
  • Ni**as in Paris — JAY-Z and Kanye West
  • 'Till I Collapse — Eminem and Nate Dogg
  • All the Way Up — Fat Joe and Remy Ma (feat. French Montana and Infared)
  • Jungle — X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons
  • Black Skinhead — Kanye West
  • Stronger — Kanye West
  • Heads Will Roll — Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Levels - Radio Edit — Avicii
  • The Greatest — Sia and Kendrick Lamar
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