Get fit with Jackson’s ultimate workout playlist.
Last updated: 21 January 2016
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Need a bit of inspiration while pumping iron? Whether he’s lifting weights or pounding the pavement, here’s a rundown of what our Jackson will be plugged into (along with the bpm of each track):
- Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (109 bpm)
No workout list would be complete without this 80s powerhouse classic that was the theme tune for Rocky III. It’s hard to find any other tune or lyrics that would psyche you up like this.
- Jump Around - House of Pain (106 bpm)
Many a mosh pit has seen some serious action with this chaotic tune from the early 90s. Use it to work up a sweat in your living room; or tune in while you’re on the run.
- Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson (119 bpm)
The King of Pop gets everything moving with this 1979 release from his Off the Wall album. Interestingly, this was the first MJ song where he made his (now signature) screams and squeals.
- I Predict a Riot - Kaiser Chiefs (159 bpm)
This Kaiser Chiefs anthem apparently refers to closing time at the pub. But forget propping up the bar - it’s the perfect track for letting off steam and building up a sweat in the gym.
- Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne (123 bpm)
Feel-good fitness goes hand-in-hand with this 2015 tune. It comes from Jess Glynne’s ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ album, but there’s no denying you’ll be raising your heartbeat with a smile on your face when this one comes through your headphones.
- Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars (115 bpm)
It doesn’t get more funky than this. If you’re up for a workout, this tune that will get you seriously moving. It’s one of only four songs ever to top the Hot 100 in the US and the Official UK Singles chart in the UK for at least seven weeks each.
- Pump It - The Black-Eyed Peas (158 bpm)
The title says it all. Pump some iron to this top tune from 2005, or use the extra speedy beat to quicken your pace and smash some training goals. The music is based on Dick Dale's version of the song "Miserlou," which was featured in the Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction.
- We Are the Champions - Queen (98 bpm)
When it comes to motivating yourself, this 1977 anthem of pure celebration should help you reach those fitness goals. Freddie Mercury said, "I was thinking about football when I wrote it. I wanted a participation song, something that the fans could latch on to”. It may not be a fast track, but the lyrics will really get your heart racing.
- I’m Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO (130 bpm)
It’s hard to stay still while this is playing. So whether you’re twerking in your Zumba class or sweating it out in a spin class, get this one on and you’ll be working out like a pro.
- I Like To Move It - Reel to Real (123 bpm)
This speedy number was a massive hit in 1993, and then the theme tune to DreamWorks’ Madagascar. Since then it’s been used for numerous commercials and the addictive and anthemic sound is the perfect partner for any workout.
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