Top Ten Best Artists to Add to a Workout Playlist

There are specific songs that get you pumped up to go sprint or lift some weights. Once you start making your workout playlist, it's common to see it filling up with a full album or two from a single artist instead of just single songs. Whether you're making a Pandora station based around the artist or just picking specific songs, some artists just have too many good options to choose from.

Here are the artists who have enough good songs that you could just about pick any one of them and be pumped up for your planned exertion.

The Top Ten

Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

If any artist was known for giving a lyrical middle finger to their listeners, Eminem might be on top of a very short list. With enough beat thumping to bob your head to and intelligent lyrics to sing along to (maybe just in your head depending on your surroundings), Eminem is always a great choice.

'Till I collapse, Lose Yourself, the beginning of songs such as Cold Wind Blows and Square Dance. He's got a lot of good workout stuff.

One line-" his music will rock your body"

The Real Slim Shady is great

Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.

Eminem is still the most overrated crap ever, I prefer to add on my playlist to Iron Maiden wich, is a lot better than Eminem in my opinion

Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1992 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. Their original name was Groundswell until they changed it to their current name in 1997. ...read more.

With very few slow songs but nothing so fast and hard that you lose the melody, Three Days Grace gives just the right amount of Rock without the whining of Metal.

They are just amazing

System of a Down System of a Down formed in 1994 as an Armenian-American Alternative Metal group from Glendale, California. The band name is sometimes shortened to System or SOAD. ...read more.

Somewhere between nostalgia and new-and-improved, System of a Down has enough good songs that you just seem to know already - making it perfect to not distract you while going for your 1 Rep Max.

Fast riffs, great music

Love! Love them!

AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

Should be top 10

Unfortunately, since AC/DC is one of the most over played bands, one gets sick of their songs pretty quickly. Who wants a workout playlist full of songs they've heard WAY too many times? - Finch

Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American Alternative Metal/Alternative Rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death.

Especially Lift Me Up. Trust me, it would be great for P.E.

A bit more gravelly of a sound but still lyrical enough to get the blood pumping without feeling yelled at. Perhaps the best thing about this band is that they aren't AC/DC.

Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. ...read more.

The Contenders

Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is a rock band formed in Los Angeles, California. The band consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk.

A perfect blend of funk, rap, and rock makes Rage Against the Machine the perfect addition to any workout playlist. You really can't go wrong with any song from any album.

Sia

Sia isn't known for her fast tempos necessarily but of all the artists to sing about personal triumphs (Pink would be in that list too), Sia is able to pump up your ego and sense of self-worth with a voice unmatched by any other. Give her newest album a listen to and try not to puff your chest out a little.

Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed metal and ...read more.
Explosions in the Sky Explosions in the Sky is an American post-rock band from Texas. The quartet originally played under the name Breaker Morant, then changed to the current name in 1999. The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals, ...read more.

No lyrics, no heart-pounding beat or guitar, and no mainstream radio play gives Explosions in the Sky a limited listener base but there's a reason they almost exclusively handled the soundtrack to Friday Night Lights. You'll be hard pressed to find a motivational video on YouTube that doesn't borrow a song from these guys.

Aesop Rock Ian Matthias Bavitz, better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in Portland, Oregon.

One of a select few rappers whose work I enjoy. I don't like music while I'm working out, but if I did, I'd certainly consider adding him to a playlist.

Gritty, speedy, intelligent, all while delivering smoothly. Aesop Rock will have you listening even after the workout is done just so you can try to memorize the lyrics.

Primal Fear Primal Fear are a German metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner. They play heavy metal, power metal and speed metal. Primal Fear remind of Judas Priest but Primal Fear are faster and heavier. They use twin (dual) lead guitars. Ralf Scheepers voice reminds of Rob Halford.
Macklemore Ben Haggerty, (born, June 19, 1983) known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.
Amon Amarth Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson is an American rock band from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Formed in 1989 by frontman Marilyn Manson and Daisy Berkowitz, the group was originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids with their theatrical performances gathering a local cult following in the early 1990s. ...read more.
Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

My favourite artist I love you so much thankyou somuch all LP Band members,

Nothing pumps me up more than Linkin Park so why on god's earth are the ranked bellow a Nikki Manaj SHE SUCKS

Listen to LIES GREED MISERY and tell me you don't think LP deserves to be on this list.

Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.
Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978

You'll enjoy both the hard-hitting beat as well as the lyrics that'll get you mad at the world. What better way to get pumped before, during, and after a workout than to listen to someone tell you all about the injustices in the world.

The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
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