25 Best Workout Songs of 2017

Whew. It’s been a year, huh? And while we’ll probably all take a moment before the end of 2017 to sit back and recount the highs and lows (and just insane parts), here on FBG, we want to recognize the jams that powered our workouts this year. The songs that took our workouts to higher — and more fun — places. The tracks that made us run faster, lift heavier and just feel awesome.

Because that’s what it’s really all about. Feeling good.


So, without further ado, here are the 25 best workout songs of 2017 — and you know we’ve got the Spotify playlist ready for you at the bottom.

Best Workout Songs of 2017

  1. Thunder, Imagine Dragons
  2. What About Us, P!nk
  3. Always Ascending, Franz Ferdinand
  4. The Man, The Killers
  5. Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift
  6. Feel It Still, Portugal. The Man
  7. Long Live the Chief, Jidenna
  8. Mi Gente, J Balvin & Willy William, featuring Beyonce
  9. Despacito – Remix, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
  10. Shape Of You, Ed Sheeran
  11. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back, Shawn Mendes
  12. 24K Magic, Bruno Mars
  13. Logic, America, featuring Black Thought, Chuck D, Big Lenbo, No I.D.
  14. High, Sir Sly
  15. 1986, Compass: Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah featuring MC Lyte
  16. Up All Night, Beck
  17. Creature Comfort, Arcade Fire
  18. Doing It for the Money, Foster the People
  19. Get Up, Young Fathers
  20. Smile More, Deap Vally
  21. Wild Horses, Bishop Briggs
  22. Swalla, Jason Derulo, featuring Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign
  23. Home, Machine Gun Kelly, featuring X Ambassadors, Bebe Rexha
  24. What Lovers Do, Maroon 5, featuring SZA
  25. American Girl, Tom Petty (sneaking that one in, because, RIP Tom?)

Best Workout Songs of 2017 Playlist on Spotify

What’s on your best workout songs of 2017 playlist? —Jenn

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  1. This year I added Glorious by Macklemore and Skylar Grey. This one always gets me going. And when you’re not working out, be sure to watch the video with Macklemore’s grandmother. I’ve already shared it with my grandchildren for reference in another 30 years or so! 🙂

  2. Rosalyn says:

    thanks for providing best 25 listing songs. While I am walking in every morning I listen 2,6,7,9 numbers tracks.

  3. What a great idea for a post, I am always looking for new songs whilst I hit the iron in the gym and I have found 2 new ones that I like, 24K Magic, Bruno Mars and Home, Machine Gun Kelly, featuring X Ambassadors, Bebe Rexha. Thank you for this.

  4. Rick says:

    For a cool down song I can’t stop playing “Night air” by Jamie Woon. Can’t recommend enough!

    1. Jenn says:

      Oooh! We’ll have to check it out!

      —FBG Jenn

  5. Lauren says:

    Some great stuff on the list but you missed out:
    Bodak, Yellow – you just have to move to this.
    And, I love Shawn Mendes, Stitches – great for a session on the treadmill. Love it!

    1. Jenn says:

      Ooh, good ones, Lauren!

      —FBG Jenn

  6. Steven says:

    Ah the memories 🙂 Just found this – thanks 🙂

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