We know that nothing gets you through your workout like music—a good melody to distract from the pain, a steady rhythm to keep the pace or a jolt of extra emotion to get you closer to the finish line.
And though your local gym might think that a mix of throbbing pop music works for everyone, we’ve compiled some of our favorite workout songs into 10 unique playlists ranging from classic rock to hip hop to, well, throbbing pop music. This playlist features 10 knock-out tracks for your boxing workout.
1. T. Rex, “Bang a Gong (Get It On)”
If you’re ever going to be an Electric Warrior, you’ve got to listen to some T. Rex.
2. Franz Ferdinand, “Take Me Out”
3. Andrew W.K., “Party Til You Puke”
Andrew W.K. says anything can be a party, even hitting that heavy bag.
4. Flogging Molly, “Drunken Lullabies”
Nothing says “Let’s get ready for a bar brawl” like Flogging Molly.
5. Liars, “Plaster Casts of Everything”
This tune goes straight past your ears and into your bones.
6. Wilco, “I’m a Wheel”
The count-off alone is faster than the most ruthless instructor.
7. Savages, “Hit Me”
The London-based band’s first album just came out this month, and “Hit Me” is both energetic and activity-appropriate.
8. Vampire Weekend, “A-Punk”
Instant spring in your step.
9. Leagues, “Magic”
The pace starts a little slower, but the thumping guitars never let up.
10. Punch Brothers, “Movement and Location”
Punch Brothers. Too obvious?
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