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5 Songs Perfect for Your Next Workout

By Inside Columbia
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WELCOME TO OUR ULTIMATE LISTS! In each issue, you will find a curated selection of things to listen to or watch, put together by either an on-air talent from Zimmer Communications or a member of the Inside Columbia staff. For this issue, Joe Lose from the Dove has shared his ultimate playlist for hitting the gym. Click here to listen to the full playlist. Enjoy!

You might be comfy working out where the only sounds are the weights clanking, your heavy breathing and funny grunting noises. But for the rest of us, we have our headphones. Or the gym music. Sometimes Wilson’s on Forum is cranking perfect tunes and while I love “You Were Meant for Me” by Jewel, it’s not the best soundtrack when I’m trying to set a new deadlift personal record.

“Sweet Emotion” — Aerosmith

Aerosmith is unquestionably the greatest band of all time. The second this song starts when you walk into an almost empty gym before the sun comes up, you know it’s going to be an incredible workout. Plenty of legendary guitar riffs to keep you pumped!

“Message in a Bottle” — Taylor Swift

Hey, some of us like to groove a little … or do a full dance between sets! Don’t judge. It’s good cardio. Careful with this one, though! It’s easy to forget where you are and start singing along while you’re repping out!

“Nightrain” — Guns N’ Roses

This is the song you turn up when you’re ready to set a personal record or you think you’re totally gassed. It’s also an ode to the band’s favorite extremely strong and cheap wine, which is just extra motivation knowing that you can cheers to your hardcore workout later.

“C’Mon” — Kesha

You can never go wrong with Kesha! Ever. From the fun and provocative verses to the huge, unmercifully catchy chorus, this song is going to fire you up and put a smile on your face! It’s good to have fun during your workout!

“The Outsiders” — Eric Church

Like every artist on this list, you could pick at least 10 of his songs and they’d all work. “The Outsiders” is just a big, hard hitting, Metallica-sounding rocker from The Chief. A perfect “Us against them” anthem for those who pump iron. We’re a different breed and we love it!

Listen to Joe Lose weekday mornings on 98.3 The Dove.

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