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The Best Fitness Workout Music from the 70’s, the 80’s and the 90’s

The Best Fitness Workout Music from the 70’s, the 80’s and the 90’s

Music is an essential part of our life. It can inspire us, relax us, make us more focused and it can even motivate use. Fitness workout music is a great way to stay motivated during your workouts and push yourself beyond what you have thought to be your limits. Whether you are bored of your current workout playlist or you are just starting out your workout mission and are in need of some motivation, you will definitely find the following music ideas to be useful.

70’s hits

The 70’s for great for a musical point of view but offer little versatility in terms of fitness workout music. The 70’s are somehow softer than the 80’s and the 90’s. The 70’s hits are however great for powerwalks and for jogs. If you are into that kind of workout, here’s what your playlist should include: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, Sex Machine by James Brown, Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson, Baracudda by Heart and of course, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.

80’s hits

Not only an 80s hits, but probably the best workout song ever, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor should be on everyone’s workout playlist, regardless of their music preferences. This song is so powerful that it can inspire even the laziest people. If you want something more disco, you can also consider I Need a Hero by Bonnie Tyler. Pat Benatar is also great for workouts, her most vibrating songs being Love is a Battlefield and Hit Me with Your Best Shot. We could never exclude Michael Jackson from our list of the best 80’s fitness workout music with his Thriller, Beat it and even Smooth Criminal. Last but not least, no 80’s workout playlist should be complete without Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics and Celebration by Kool and the Gang.


The 90’s are, in most people’s opinion, the last golden musical decade. After that, it was pretty much downhill, as fame in the music industry became a matter of looks and not actual talent. Whether or not there was any good music left one the 90’s were over, one things is for sure: the 90’s left us with some glorious fitness workout music including: Everybody Dance Now by C+C Music Factory, Vogue by Madonna, Believe by Cher, Getting jiggy wit it by Will Smith, Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice and Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve.