Let’s face it. It’s very hard to get motivated during a workout if you don’t have some great tunes playing. Have no tunes and it’s hard to focus in general in the gym. However, there is a wide range of great workout songs to listen to while at the gym. In this article, we’re going to be breaking down my top five and why they are my top five. Let’s get started!
1. 300 Violin Orchestra by Jorge Quintero:
This song is just instrumental gold. It’s not as famous as Requiem for a Dream but it’s a way better pump up. The reason that this is such a great instrumental is due to the suspense it creates. It slowly starts gaining suspense with the violins and synths along with the drums in the background. All of a sudden, the music stops and then the beat drops. Overall, the song is very hard to put into words. If you haven’t heard it, I highly recommend that you do and even put it on your playlist.
2. Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell:
The violins and the scales they play over and over is what makes this song a hit. Along with 300 violin orchestra, this song has a lot of suspense created. Unlike 300 Violin, this song has a very dramatic beat in the background rather than an array of drums. This song was basically orchestrated by both a choir and an orchestra. In the end, the two combined to make instrumental gold.
3. Till I Collapse by Eminem:
Unlike the previous two songs, this song is not an instrumental. Instead, it is a rap song made by rapper Eminem. The reason why this song is on my list is because of the aggressive rap along with the great metaphors Eminem spits in the song. He’s not screaming but he’s not rapping in a normal voice either. It almost seems as if he is mad which makes me attack my workout even harder. There are many remixes of this song as well. I’d consider checking out the Stradeus trap remix along with the Neffex remix especially if you are a fan of electronic dance music.
4. Lose Yourself by Eminem:
Similar to ‘Till I Collapse, Eminem brings the same flow in his hit song Lose Yourself. In this song, it feels like Eminem is speaking directly to his listener. He states that great opportunities don’t come too often and that it’s your decision if you want to take advantage of every opportunity or not. The song also goes over Eminem’s rough past and his dedication to work hard and persevere in times of struggle. When you’re struggling during a workout, this song will help lift you up.
5. I’d Love To Change the World by Jetta (Matstubs Remix):
This song is similar to the first two in the suspense it creates. However, the chorus is what takes the cake. The well-orchestrated instruments just give you the motivation to push through your workout. Overall, it is a very empowering song.
All in all, these are my top five workout songs.
Joshua Gruss is the Chairman, CEO and founder of Round Hill Music.