7 Modern Songs to Put in Your Workout Playlist

Working out is not complete without a powerful playlist. It can boost your energy to a hundred, especially if you’re feeling lazy in the morning. Often, the right song is all it takes to turn a good day into a better one!

If you want to spice up your workout playlist, here are seven songs released in the last few months that are ideal exercise company.

Physical – Dua Lipa

2020 seems to be the comeback era for retro-inspired music. “Future Nostalgia”, the recent hit album from Dua Lipa, proves that point. “Physical,” one of the titular songs in the record – a perfect addition to your workout playlist. 

Stupid Love – Lady Gaga

Adding more 80s disco vibe is Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love”. Released back in February, “Stupid Love” is the lead single of Lady Gaga’s new album, “Chromatica.” 

This song is so upbeat, you can’t help but dance to it! Add it as part of your Zumba routine, or as an energy booster for your day.


If you’re a K-Pop enthusiast, here’s a fitting song for you! BTS released their new album, “Map of the Soul:7”. Its lead single, “ON,” is a heart-pounding, motivational song about persisting and fighting through hardships. 

If you’re dreading about your next workout session, give this song a listen. Just like them, you’ll be able to say, “bring the pain on.”

Nails, Hair, Lips, Heels – Todrick Hall

Are you looking for a confidence boost? Todrick Hall is here to save the day! His sensational song titled “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels” became trending on social media upon its release.

With rhythmic beats and catchy lyrics about self-confidence, it’s hard not to play this while working out. After all, exercise is not just for the body, but also for your mental health and self-esteem.

Champion – Bishop Briggs

Sometimes, you need a pep talk on being and staying active. It’s good to remember that it’s okay to have a bad day. After all, working out isn’t just supposed to boost your self-confidence, it should also encourage you to get back up and try again. 

That is precisely the message of “Champion,” a hard-hitting, feel-good song by Bishop Briggs. With the lyric “I’m a champion” sung repeatedly, it can become a motivational mantra for your life.

MY POWER – Beyonce

It’s not a hyper workout playlist if there’s not at least one Beyonce song in it. A great example is “MY POWER”.

If you’re looking for a song to boost your energy, look no further than the Queen herself. Incorporating African beats and amazing artists, including Nija, Busiswa, Yemi Alade, Tierra Whack, Moonchild Sanelly, and DJ Lag, it’s a song about empowerment and originality.

Exist For Love – Aurora

A workout routine is not complete without a cool-down segment. For something more chill yet uplifting, try Aurora’s new song, “Exist For Love”.  

Its message is simple yet profound. It’s a fitting song at the end of your playlist, allowing you to take a deep breath and relax.

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