10 workout songs u should have

Hello guys.On my first day in the gym I wondered why so many people were listening songs on their mp3 players.It was only after I started doing the same that I found the reason behind this.While doing cardio,you are more likely to give up earlier if you are not listening to music.Try running without your mp3 player and you can easily notice the difference.Music may evoke pleasant associations, while masking unpleasant stimuli (such as rapid breathing associated with exertion). It may also serve as a distraction to some internal feelings, possibly associated with discomfort.Research suggests that music can increase your heart rate and the increment depends on the tempo of the music.For common people like us it is enough to understand that music will increase exercise performance.So here am sharing with you people 10 workout songs that you should have for a greater performance.Some of the songs listed here are not very popular.I would like you to check them out.Here’s the list(in no particular order) :

1]Master of puppets-Metallica:

Shit doesn’t get much more agro than old-school Metallica Released in 1986, “Master of Puppets” deals with drugs and how they end up controlling you, but we suppose you can imagine that you’re the master of the bench press. Clocking in at 8 minutes and 36 seconds, you should be able to get a pretty intense set in before the song finishes. Of special note: VH1 has ranked this song as the third greatest heavy metal song ever.

2]Till I collapse-Eminem:

“’Cause sometimes you feel tired, feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up/But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength and just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.”

Those lyrics say it all.

3]Smack that-Akon with Eminem:

Do I even need to say something  about this song?


The lyrics can be motivating enough for people dealing with a relationship problems or those who have been hurt.Someone who hasn’t been hurt in love has not seen life.I hope you people must have seen life 😀

5]Koi manchala-Jal:

The lyrics is in hindi.It is about a self-made person,moving forward in life,all alone.Even though you may not be able to understand the lyrics,the drums in this song can drive you crazy enough to do 10 extra reps!

6]Down with the sickness-Disturbed:

The song is one of Disturbed’s best-known songs and is a concert staple, usually played as the last song. You are surely gonna like this heavy metal stuff.


Motherjane is a band from India. You can find a difference in Motherjane’s musical style. Influence of  Carnatic music is  prominently seen in the guitar, vocals and percussion.Its like ‘sitar on guitar’. In the 2010 AVIMA Awards, Motherjane won the award for the Most Popular Act of Asia.

Mindstreet is about accessing the powers of your subconscious mind. It is a call to interest people in meditation / prayer / art / hypnosis / visualisation or whatever it is that gets them to realise their fullest potential as human beings. As the song says in the end, “feels better everytime, to know that we are all divine.”This song has got very unique style.You can’t ignore this song.

8]Holy wars-Megadeth:
The song has an unusual structure, shifting at 2:26 after an acoustic bridge by Marty Friedman to a different, slower and heavier section called “The Punishment Due”, before speeding up again.

The lyrical theme of “Holy Wars” deals with the Northern Ireland conflict, and Mustaine’s feelings concerning religion. In an interview with the UK magazine Guitarist, Mustaine says that he was inspired to write the song in Northern Ireland, when he discovered bootlegged Megadeth T-shirts were on sale and was dissuaded from taking action to have them removed on the basis that they were part of fund raising activities for “The Cause” (i.e. the Provisional Irish Republican Army).

9]Beast and the Harlot-Avenged sevenfold:

The actual song is about the fall of Babylon from the Book of Revelation(particularly chapter seventeen), from which many quotes are taken, such as “Seven headed beast, ten horns raise from his head”, “hatred strips her and leaves her naked”, and other references. The Harlot referred to in the song is Great Babylon, quoted in the song, “Fallen now is Babylon the great.”

This song has a very high tempo and is perfect for doing cardio.

10]Lose yourself-Eminem:

This song won the Academy Award for Best Song solely for its ability to motivate even 75-year old voters to shadowbox in the mirror. Arguably the best workout song of all-time, it’s good anytime before, during, or after exercise.


22 thoughts on “10 workout songs u should have”

  1. Wow, After Burn:) this is some hard core music:) brings me back to my youth:) I remember when I was young and my brother and his friends used to workout … their music was on a tape ..LOL sometimes their was song they liked and they used to stop working out and rewind the tape recorder to hear that song again.. they loved Bon Jovi- Living on a Prayer and U2- just about everything.. and well all those hair bands..:) Thank you for the list:)

    1. Lol…even I often pause in the middle of my workout to replay a song …I have a special Gym-playlist on my player…I can’t imagine going to gym without my player…Btw I listen to other genres as well(love the blues when am drunk!)….And yeah I love Bon Jovi too 🙂

    1. R&B works well for women.But men will be men.They love hardcore rock and metal when it comes to exercising.I can’t expect a Pink floyd song to motivate me for 10 more push-ups…

      1. Oh yes! Parikrama is my all time favourite….Once Leon Ireland has left this world, I stopped listening to Moksha… But there are some very good bands like Agnee, Indus Creed, Motherjane, Demonic Resurrection, Nirvikalpa….Love them as well 🙂

  2. I’ve thought about this so many times: the effect of music on my workout. I like jogging and I don’t do it without my music. Together, they can take me to a state of flow that it’s AMAZING. As you told me today that it seems I’m in love with love, I’m also “in love” with flow!! Have you arrived to that state? If during workout you stop thinking and you start to really listen the music, you can get lost in it and flow with it, loosing the sense of time and space 🙂

    I highly recommend it!! 🙂

    I’m gonna listen to some of the songs you recommend, and I’ll let you know my experience with them. Thank you!!


    1. Yeah…even I have enjoyed that flow….music takes my attention away from running,it’s like my steps are synchronized with the beats….I love ‘flowing’ 🙂
      and btw listen to these songs at your own risk…they are a bit hardcore!

      1. Hehehe I already listen Eminem’s song and I liked them. I’ll take my chances with the rest of them. 🙂

        Nice you have entered the flow 🙂 We should open a club of ‘flowing’ junkies or something 😉


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