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The 10 Best Warm-Up Songs for Workouts

Here are the top 10 best warm up songs for exercise. All of these songs can be found on iTunes or in mp3 format. There is a genre for everyone on this list: pop, soul, new age, Latino, and 70s-era songs.

These songs are good for those who have a hard time getting started before aerobics, walking, or running. They will take you from being still to getting your heart and your body ready for more vigorous exercise.

Exercise warm up songs should not be intense or too quick in pace. Leave that for your aerobics session.

The Best Exercise Warm Up Songs

SongDuration (Minutes)ArtistAlbum

Soldier of Love



Soldier of Love

No Surrender


Ruth Ann

What About Us

Fresh (12" Remix)


Kool & the Gang

Funk Essentials: Kool & The Gang - The 12" Collection and More



Enrique Iglesias


Top of the World (1991 Remix)



Carpenters Gold (35th Anniversary Edition)

Going Down to Liverpool


The Bangles

We Are the '80s




Blonde and Beyond

Missing (Todd Terry Club Mix)


Everything But the Girl

In the Name of Pride

There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World) [1985 Remix]



Carpenters Gold (35th Anniversary Edition)

Sadeness, Pt. 1 (Extended Trance Mix)




How to Warm Up With These Tunes

  • Your warm-up can be as short or as long as you need. Most people warm up for five to 15 minutes.
  • Wear steady ear buds that will not fall out of your ears during movement. A good way to ensure this is to get ear buds that have a hook attached to them. They sit on the back of your ears and firmly secure the buds in place.
  • Stand in place and do what the music moves you to do. This is good for people who are going to do aerobic dancing for their full exercise routine. Always start off with deep breaths and slow movements.
  • Warm up on on a treadmill or elliptical machine. Start off very slow, especially if you are exercising after first getting up in the morning or after being seated a long time. A good treadmill pace is to start out with is .5 MPH, increasing it to 2.5 MPH by the end of your warm up.
  • Always consult your doctor before beginning any exercise routine.

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.

© 2012 Pop Culture World

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