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10 Best Songs for Intense Workout

Alessio enjoys Italian television and music from the 1980s and 1990s. He also enjoys listening to Chinese pop music.

This article will list some songs you may listen to during a high-intensity workout.

This article will list some songs you may listen to during a high-intensity workout.

Listening to music is good for motivating you when working out, as:

  • It helps us to divert attention from the stressful aspects of the workout, such as the number of reps left or how strenuous the following exercise will be;
  • It helps us go faster or harder, as we may tend to follow the rhythm of the song when we perform an exercise.

Of course, you should compose your playlist by choosing songs with a specific motivating pace, otherwise, music will not help you. Not every workout is the same, nor can a playlist be universal for every session at the gym.

A generic workout playlist can work well in most situations, but what about the intensity of your sessions?

If you like to perform intense workouts and get the most out in the shortest time possible, your perfect playlist will not necessarily be the same as someone who sticks to a regular training plan with a specific number of reps and pauses.

In this situation, you may look for songs having a typical frenetic pace that can motivate you even better.

There are workouts of different intensities, so it is a good practice to have various playlists that can adapt to the specific type of workout.

There are workouts of different intensities, so it is a good practice to have various playlists that can adapt to the specific type of workout.

In most cases, electronic music dance is the perfect choice for high-intensity workouts. The more they are frenetic, the better they are to give you the right mood to put all of yourself in an intense workout.

Below are ten songs that you may add to your playlist whenever you want to push yourself beyond the limits of human performance.

Top 10 Songs for Intense Workout

  1. "Sí" – Martin Jensen
  2. "Bootie in Your Face" – Deorro
  3. "Jump & Sweat" – Garmiani
  4. "Bored To Death" – Blink-182
  5. "Make It Right" – Lucas & Steve
  6. "Night After Night" – Martin Jensen
  7. "Sun Is Shining" – Axwell & Ingrosso
  8. "I Like to Move It" – Nicola Fasano
  9. "U Got a Message" – Magic Trix
  10. "Radio (Edit)" – Holl & Rush


1. "Sí" – Martin Jensen

Martin Jensen is a Danish DJ best known for "Solo Dance." Yet, his first single is "Sí," a remix of a famous Cristiano Ronaldo's triumph during the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or. Its frenetic pace is perfect for an intense workout.

2. "Bootie in Your Face" – Deorro

Deorro is a Mexican-American DJ best known for his single "Five Hours." He has also guest-starred in the American series Teen Wolf and succeeded in several European countries. Its single "Bootie in Your Face" is not one of the most popular; still, its pace gives you a good boost when working out intensively.

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3. "Jump & Sweat" – Garmiani

Garmiani is a Swedish DJ who has realized several singles and remixes. "Jump & Sweat" has reached the top position in Beatport's online music store for three months. The single has a good rhythm for an intense workout, and its title will leave you no excuses to stop jumping and training hard.

4. "Go Big or Go Home" – American Authors

American Authors is a well-known rock band based in New York City, and "Go Big or Go Home" is one of their best hits. When training hard, think of the song's title and remember to go big or go home. With the song's lively pace, finding the right motivation to put everything into your hard workout will also be easy.

5. "Make It Right" – Lucas & Steve

Lucas & Steve are a Dutch DJ duo formed in 2010. Most of their musical activity is based on the release of singles. Yet, in 2020, they also released the EP Letters to Remember. One of their best-known singles is "Make It Right," whose lively pace is good for when you do an intense workout.

6. "Night After Night" – Martin Jensen

After "Sì," which is one of the most famous Martin Jensen’s hits, "Night After Night" is another good piece for motivating you during a hard training session. Maybe the music is one of the best of the whole playlist due to the presence of two well-paced electronic instrumental parts that repeat.

7. "Sun Is Shining" – Axwell & Ingrosso

Swedish House Mafia is a well-known house music supergroup, especially famous for the hit "Don't You Worry Child." The word "supergroup" refers to a group composed of singers and musicians who have already succeeded as solo artists or as members of other bands.

Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso are two members of the Swedish House Mafia who have realized many songs as a duo. "Sun Is Shining" is one of their best hits that will make you want to dance as soon as you listen to it. Yet, the song's pace makes it a good choice for an intense workout playlist.

8. "I Like to Move It" – Nicola Fasano

Nicola Fasano is an Italian DJ who started studying the piano when he was five years old and achieved his popularity by working for Mediaset (one of the leading Italian broadcasters) and as a Sound Engineer for many influential Italian artists. He then continued his career by releasing electro-dance remixes and singles. "I Like to Move It" is a perfect piece for an intense workout session due to its frenetic pace.

9. "U Got a Message" – Magic Trix

Magic Trix has turned a phone's new message tone into a catchy electronic piece. When you remix a phone tone, you may get surprising results, like an energic electro-dance tune that will give even more rhythm to your intense workouts.

10. "Radio (Edit)" – Holl & Rush

Holl & Rush are a Dutch DJ duo, made by Oscar Loomans and Bart Jaspers. These two friends shared a passion for electro-dance music and started DJing in their country in 2013 before achieving fame in other European countries among EDM listeners. "Radio (Edit)" is one of their singles that mostly fit an intensive workout playlist due to its variable but frenetic pace.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Alessio Ganci

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