A mix of our '90s favorites—plus some new guilty pleasures—make the perfect soundtrack for any workout

By Megan Soll
Updated: April 18, 2016
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Looking to shake up your same ol' workout routine this week? Press pause on your Yeezy playlist (not that it's not great) and cue up some heartfelt throwbacks from some of the greatest (and some of the most short-lived) boy bands. These positive tracks-which come with a healthy dose of nostalgia-can seriously give your sweat sesh a boost (see: Your Brain on Music). We're forever tempted to bust out our "Bye Bye Bye" moves when it comes on shuffle on the gym floor.

We've loaded this list with the classics from the Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and *NSYNC (obviously), and even went all the back to New Kids on the Block. But, of course, we added a little One Direction and some Jonas Brothers to bring you in to the present day.

"Mmmbop" your way through those elliptical miles with Hanson, get "Larger Than Life" in the weight room to BSB, dance to some "Pop" with *NSYNC and cool down to get "Back Here" with BBMak.

Check out the full line-up of playlist options for gym time (or any time) by following SHAPE x Fitness on Spotify.

"Drag Me Down" - One Direction

"Steal My Girl" - One Direction

"What Makes You Beautiful" - One Direction

"The Call" - Backstreet Boys

"Larger Than Life" - Backstreet Boys

"I Want It That Way" - Backstreet Boys

"Back Here" - BBMak

"You Got It (The Right Stuff)" - New Kids On The Block

"Give Me Just One Night" - 98°

"Mmmbop" - Hanson

"This Time Around" - Hanson

"Burnin' Up" - Jonas Brothers

"Pop" - *NSYNC

"It's Gonna Be Me" - *NSYNC

"Bye Bye Bye" - *NSYNC

"When The Lights Go Out" - Five

"I'll Be Your Everything" - Youngstown

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May 31, 2017
Say it with me "Hanson IS NOT A BOYBAND. They're a band. They don't [filtered]king dance and they write their own [filtered]."