You’ve got your running shoes on. Headphones in. You’re ready to tune out the world and push your body to its full potential. Now all you need is the perfect soundtrack to sweat it out. Here is the best workout playlist to get you up and running! These workout songs are the perfect accompaniment to your fitness journey. 

The best workout songs are those that keep you motivated and energetic. When it comes to workout songs Hindi music cannot be forgotten, which include some classics that every Indian has heard at some point. And for a country that loves synchronised dancing as much as ours, Zumba is the perfect way to exercise on the beats of Bollywood. So, 5 songs for Zumba have also been added to the mix that are perfect to get your groove on! For these songs, links to their Zumba tutorials have been incorporated so you can sway your way to fitness. 

Keep reading to compile a list of your new favourite workout songs, especially the best rock workout songs. Some of the most beautiful and inspiring lines from a few of these songs have been included as well because they are often neglected in favour of the music and instruments

Energising Workout Songs To Add To Your Playlist

1. Sadda Haq – Rockstar

Bring out the rebel in you with this angsty, hard-hitting number.

Singer: Mohit Chauhan.

Lyrics To Rock Out To: 

Inn qataaron mein yaa udhaaron mein
Tum mere jeene ki aadat ka kyu ghot rahe dum
Besalika main, uss gali ka main
Na jis mein haya, na jis mein sharam
Mann-bole ke ras mein jeenay ka harjaana
Duniya dushman sab begaana inhe aag lagaana
Mann bole mann bole
Mann se jeena ya marr jaana hai..!

2. Dangal – Title Track

One of the most popular workout songs to hit the charts in recent times, this song is guaranteed to boost your confidence. 

Singer: Daler Mehndi

3. Ziddi Dil – Mary Kom

Mary Kom’s incredible journey and the fast-paced beats of this song make it one of the top workout songs to listen to if you’re looking for some inspiration.

Singer: Vishal Dadlani 

Lyrics To Rock Out To: 

Yeh parchhaaiyon se chhupta yahan
Phir tanhaaiyon se ladta yahan
Ho chahata hai wo hai kiya
Apni hi sharton pe yeh hai jiya
O ho ziddi hai, ziddi hai kaisa
Kaisa yeh ziddi hai!

4. Bom Diggy- Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

One of the major hits at every party when it first came out, this fast-paced number will get you moving instantly. 

Singers: Zack Knight and Jasmin Walia. 

5. Zinda – Bhaag Milka Bhaag

The moment that the electric guitar starts playing in the background is the time that your energy starts to build. This song makes you want to start running and never stop. 

Singer: Siddharth Mahadevan

Lyrics To Rock Out To: 

Uljhe kyon pairon mein yeh khaab
Kadmo se resham kheench de
Peechhe kuchh na aage ka hisab
Is pal ki kyaari seench de
Aag zubaan pe rakh ke
Phir chot ke hont bhi gaayenge
Ghaav gungunaayenge
Tere dard geet ban jaayenge

6. Title Track – Sultan

This is one of the best workout songs to blast at full volume if you’re looking to amp up your fitness regimen. 

Singer: Sukhwinder Singh

7. Bolo Har Har – Shivaay

Combining trance-like chanting with the rhythm of rap, this song removes you from your surroundings and puts you in a different headspace altogether. 

Singers: Mithoon Featuring Mohit Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh, Badshah, Megha Sriram Dalton, and Anugrah

8. London Thumakda- Tanu Weds Manu Returns

This wedding staple song doesn’t have to be limited to sangeets anymore. Shake a leg to this peppy number.

Singers: Labh Janjua, Sonu Kakkad, and Neha Kakkar

9. Azadi – Gully Boy

What do you get when you combine the authenticity of the underground rap scene with the masala of Bollywood? A track that rules any desi workout song hindi playlist. 

Singers: DIVINE and Dub Sharma

Lyrics To Rock Out To: 

Aa nahi ban’na mujhe Slumdog Millionaire
Yeh slumdog hai mission pe
Sidham ke keede chhode inke apne kafan pe
Bachpan se chhura rakha hai
Inhone apne gardan pe
Mastak mein yeh likhte galat
Seekhte galat, chheenkte halak

10. Jai Ho – Slumdog Millionaire

This is a chartbuster that infused every listener’s heart with the same passion and excitement with which it is sung. 

Singers: A R Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh, Tanvi, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Vijay Prakash

Lyrics To Rock Out To: 

Jai ho, jai ho
Ratti, ratti sachi maine jaan gavayi hai
Nach, nach koylo pe raat bitayi hai
Akhiyon ki neend maine phoonko se uda di
Neele tare se maine ungli jalayi hai

11. Wake Me Up – Avicii

The summer anthem of 2013 and every year since then, this song is sure to get you in just the right mood for some hardcore training. 

Lyrics To Rock Out To: 

I tried carrying the weight of the world
But I only have two hands
I hope I get the chance to travel the world
But I don’t have any plans
I wish that I could stay forever this young
Not afraid to close my eyes
Life’s a game made for everyone
And love is the prize
So wake me up when it’s all over
When I’m wiser and I’m older
All this time I was finding myself
And I didn’t know I was lost

12. Muqabla – Humse Hai Muqabala (Kadhalan)

This remix is just as dance-worthy as the original, and since the song has slow portions as well as faster sections, it’s ideal for people just starting out. 

Singers: Yash Narvekar and Parampara Thakur

13. Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

As one of the most iconic and best rock workout songs, this track has been around for a while but still remains a crowd favourite to hype yourself up for a physically gruelling session.

14. Rap God – Eminem

This song has achieved such a cult status that people have actually released tutorial videos on how to sing it. Let Eminem’s music take control as your sweat it out and sing along. 

15. Counting Stars – One Republic

In any top workout playlist, it’s hard to find a song that keeps you as upbeat and inspired as this one. It keeps your feet on the ground and your head in the stars. 

Lyrics To Rock Out To: 

I feel the love
And I feel it burn
Down this river every turn
Hope is a four-letter word
Make that money
Watch it burn
Old, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
And I don’t think the world is sold
I’m just doing what we’re told
I, feel something so wrong
But doing the right thing
I could lie, could lie, could lie
Everything that drowns me makes me wanna fly

16. Lat Lag Gayee – Race 

This catchy number is a favourite with Zumba classes of all ages since the party atmosphere of the song seamlessly blends fun and fitness.

Singers: Benny Dayal and Shalmali Kholgade

17. Truth Hurts – Lizzo

If this track could be described in one word, it would be fierce. Lizzo’s powerful voice and empowering lyrics make for a perfect combination, one of the best workout songs to run to. 

Lyrics To Rock Out To:  

You tried to break my heart?
Oh, that breaks my heart
That you thought you ever had it
No, you ain’t from the start
Hey, I’m glad you’re back with your bitch
I mean who would wanna hide this?
I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever be your side chick
I put the sing in single
Ain’t worried ’bout a ring on my finger

18. Remember the Name – Fort Minor

Any song that makes you believe in yourself and keeps you hopeful for what the future holds is a workout anthem worth holding on to, and this one does just that. 

Lyrics To Rock Out To: 

This is ten percent luck
Twenty percent skill
Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
Five percent pleasure
Fifty percent pain
And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

19. Animals – Martin Garrix

No workout playlist worth its salt could ever be complete without an EDM track, and this one is especially popular with fitness enthusiasts all over the globe. 

20. Aankh Marey – Simmba

The last track on this list is an absolute banger. It is so high energy that your body starts moving of its own accord with the rhythm of the music. 

Singers: Tanishk Bagchi, Neha Kakkar, and Kumar Sanu

Now that you have the perfect playlist with all the top workout songs in place, put your sneakers on and go wherever the music leads you, from the dance studio to the gym to the running track! 

Ayushi Astha
Ayushi Astha

An armchair philosopher, Ayushi likes writing and making an inordinate amount of mug cakes. In the event that she's not writing she can either be found watching baking shows on repeat or reading poetry.

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