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The Top 10 Workout Songs of the Decade that Kept Us Moving
A list of 10 songs that dominated the top 10 list over the years and gave us a great workout playlist.
Best 10 Workout Songs
Here are a few songs I recommend for the top 10 list. All of the songs mentioned have broken the top 10 list in their year.
"Music" - Madonna
Released in the year 2000, "Music" spent 10 weeks in the #1 spot. This song is great for any type of cardio workout. Repetitive movements work best with the rhythm of this song.
"All For You" - Janet Jackson
#1 on the charts for 9 weeks in 2001, "All For You" is great warm-up or cool-down music. The smooth voice of Janet Jackson coupled with its steady beat will make a quick stretch and warm-up session fly by.
"The Middle" - Jimmy Eat World
"The Middle" was in the top 10 for 7 weeks in 2002. This is the song you want playing during a spin class. Just keep your wheels spinning in time with the music and you'll hit your target zone in no time.
"Clocks" - Coldplay
In 2003, this song by Coldplay spent 6 weeks at #1. Put on your running shoes and let this song set your pace. This is a song best played at the beginning of a long run because its smooth melody helps relax those shoulder muscles and improve your running form.
"Toxic" - Brittany Spears
Topping the charts for 9 weeks in 2004, "Toxic" keeps the elliptical machines working overtime. This is an excellent song to bring out strength during a long workout.
"Mr. Brightside" - The Killers
"Mr. Brightside" spent 18 weeks in the top 10 during 2005. It has spent many more weeks in the playlists of gym bunnies everywhere. "Mr. Brightside" has the perfect rhythm for a fast paced bike ride. Try this one while biking outside on a sunny day.
"Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley
This one is dedicated to all the walkers. Whether you're a speed walker or a slow stroller, "Crazy" gives you what you need to keep a little pep in your step during your workout. "Crazy" came in at #1 for 3 weeks in 2020.
"Say It Right" - Nelly Furtado
2020 brought in a new voice with Nelly Furtado and spent 9 weeks at the top of the charts. "Say It Right" is a good song to pump through your earbuds while doing a little strength or circuit training.
"4 Minutes" - Madonna (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
Think of it as "4 Minutes" of intense stair climbing. A power song that held the #1 place for 10 weeks during 2020. This music works best while pushing up the stairs. Don't stop until you hear the last "tick tock".
"I Gotta Feeling" - Black Eyed Peas
This final song is still a playlist favorite. It was voted the #1 Nike Plus power song of the 2020 Chicago Marathon. Mile 24 brought huge speakers pumping "I Gotta Feeling" into the tired ears of participants and spectators alike. This is a great song to listen to while running towards the post- race party.
Keep Working Out
Music is a great way to remember moments in time. Workouts can be fun and invigorating when the right music is present to motivate us. The new decade is sure to bring more songs for athletes to walk, run, bike, and train with. Keep an eye on the top 10 charts for music to help you power through the coming decade.