You don’t have to be a gym rat to stay on a regular exercise program, since getting in at least ten to twenty minutes per day can help you to stay active and stay regular, kind of. But one of the best parts of working out is when you can listen to some killer tunes while doing it. Back in the 90s, it’s fair to say that we had a lot of songs that make people cringe today either because of the sound, the message, or just because they don’t happen to like the artists. But just about every decade from the 60s to the present day has managed to produce some of the most kickass songs that get your blood pumping and your adrenaline working, and songs that can help calm you down and ease your mind after a serious workout.
Well hell, let’s stop talking and get into a few, yeah?
Something about this song was so addictive at the time that people were singing bits of it or just jamming to it over and over, and it was undoubtedly one of the most popular songs on the radio. But yes, when heard too often a person could get tired of it. “Oooh Danny boy…”
This song was actually featured in Captain Marvel, and despite the overbearing feel of feminism in the MCU movie, the scene in which this song was featured was well-deserved and definitely worked in a big way.
For some reason, I thought this was an 80s song since it kind of felt like a transition track that would have fit well into the late 80s or early 90s when the two decades were closest together. But it still works to this day since the beat is heavy enough to get a person in the mood to go harder.
Fatboy Slim was undeniably one of the greatest voices of the 90s since the songs kind of came out of nowhere and were a bit odd to get used to, but they worked on so many levels that one could lift, run, or do just about anything to them and feel at ease.
Some folks are definitely glad that the Jock Jams era is over and done with, but back in the day, well, a lot of people still felt it was cheesy, but there tracks like this that, when put together in a certain way, could really ignite a person’s need to work out and get their blood pumping. Just dancing to the mix is enough really.
This was definitely a different type of music than several of the videos on the list, but something about the tempo and the beat really made it possible to hear this in a gym now and then. It was a good dance song and a good background song, but its time definitely came and went.
Back in high school (yes, I am dating myself) this was one of those jams that a lot of guys loved since young ladies loved to dance to it and, well, get a bit frisky. When you’re in high school and are looking for a reason to get close to a lady you happen to like, this was a good way to do it at a school dance.
Surprisingly, this is a great workout song since it has an even pace and is able to inspire someone to greatness somehow with the melody that one can hear throughout the song. Plus, the lyrics aren’t super-powerful, but the way they’re delivered is nothing short of great, and can get your blood pumping.
Some folks might think that this song is a little too soft to work out too, but there is a reason that I put it on the list, and it’s because it’s a good song to use when winding down your workout. In this manner, you can still pump, run, or do whatever you’re doing, and still feel your body reacting as you continue to just relax and bring yourself down from the adrenaline high that you might have worked up.
This is another song to use when you need to calm down and wind down from an intense workout since it’s nice, smooth, and capable of allowing a person to collect themselves and just relax. It’s too bad that this band was a one-hit-wonder, they were actually pretty good.
WTR? (Why’s That Radass?)
It’s tough to really get into a workout sometimes, but music has the ability to make us want to move, to get our heart pumping, and to simply move forward when we might want to just sit around and do nothing. When it comes to working out, music is one of the best additions to your routine.