Nothing gets the blood pumping and charged for a bout of adrenaline like some rocking (pun intended) beats and smooth rhythms. And that’s exactly the kind of music you need on your playlist when you’re working up a sweat. What better era than the fabulous 90s which contributed some of the grooviest tunes you’ve grown up to? Check out our retro (if we may call it) 90s must-have music to rock to while you work out.
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The Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim – Remember how Usher aced his DJ avatar to this song as he brought all the prom couples into an enjoyable synchronised dance off in She’s All That? No? Well, for starters, watch that movie (it’s one of those typical teen romances you need to) and secondly, how can you not do heavy duty cardio to that beat? We love it as much as we sloved it all those years ago!

U Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer – MC Hammer nearly upstaged Psy (of Gangnam Style fame) at the AMA’s (American Music Awards) in 2012 when he showed off his moves to his signature track. It’s easily one of the tracks that’s always going to be famous no matter what era you’re living in. And that incomparable beat is perfect to dance off those calories to.

Tumbthumping by Chumbawamba – What’s more inspiring than lyrics that go, “I get knocked down, but I get up again, you’re never going to keep me down,” when you’re struggling on the 65th crunches rep? Everything about this song – the lyrics, the beats, the tempo is perfect to get you revved up and going as you demolish those calories.

Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch – Who doesn’t want to take tips from a super buff Mark ‘Marky Mark’ Wahlberg and the Funky Bunch? Get into the rhythm and exercise mood as they sing and rap about feeling those ‘good vibrations’ and ‘sweet sensations’ and encourage you to sweat it out for a good cause – a bangin’ bod that Marky Mark would approve of!

Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) by C+C Music Factory ft. Freedom Williams – Few things compel you to dance as much as the refrain commanding ‘Everybody Dance Now’ does. Perfect for a dedicated hour of cardio or some heavy-duty weight training, if this song doesn’t get you swaying and pumped up to work out, we don’t know what will!