Best Weightlifting Music

If you don’t workout with proper music, you’re missing out. Your gym playing Lady Gaga won’t give you the mind set needed to lift that 400 lbs for another set and to push yourself to utter failure. Even worse you might get Lady Gaga stuck in your head.
So here are ten best songs to pump you up during deadlifting or just generally throughout your workout. Keep in mind everyone has different music tastes (some prefer all heavy metal , some all rap) so we mixed it up:

Drowning Pool – Bodies

AC/DC – Thunderstruck (Personal Favorite)

The way this song climbs and peaks is just epic for deadlifting and squatting.


Roy Jones – Can’t be touched

If this doesn’t pump you up, we suggest a trip to the doc to check test levels.

Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Eminem – Till I Collapse

Approaching failure? Set this song, turn it up, boom two more sets.

Kanye West – Stronger

Kanye has lots of critics but the lyrics are great.

Korn – Coming Undone

Tool – Schism

Debateable but I personally love it. It puts me in a trance. Another great song that builds up. Be warned, Tool is an acquired taste. Also check out Vicarious by Tool.

Godsmack – I Stand Alone

Fort Minor – Remember the name

Nelly – Heres Comes The Boom

Honorable Mentions
Faith No More- Epic
AC/DC: Back in Black
The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
Alice in Chains – Them Bones
Linkin Park Feat. Jay Z – Numb (Encore)
Audioslave – Show Me How To Live
Rick Ross – Push it
Buckcherry – Crazy Bitch
Velvet Revolver – Slither
Papa Roach – Last Resort
Nine Inch Nails – The Hand That Feeds
Immortal Technique – Point of No Return
Boom – P.O.D
Judas Priest – NightCrawler
Metallica – For Whom the Bell Tolls
Metallica – Creeping Death
Rick Ross – Push It to the Limit

That should be enough songs to tide you over :)
Pro tip: create 3 gym playlists rather than 1, put different songs in each and rotate between them to not get sick of the music.
Disagree with our choice? Post your opinion below.

11 thoughts on “Best Weightlifting Music

  1. no james brown, huh? my feeling is that you should listen to music that makes your spine tingle, whatever tf that might be. i’ve fallen asleep in the middle of a workout with pantera blasting (douchebag workout partner was on the phone), but i can often have a great lifting session with some old sam cooke tunes. who knows, the next great lifter could be inspired by broadway musicals.

    Back on my regimen

    be easy ghostface killah

    simon says

    don’t say nothing

    stop playin wit me young jeezy

    DMX – We Right Here

    Big Dreams – The Game

    DMX – X Gon’ Give It To Ya

    If I ever fight proffesionally this would be my walk in song FYI!!
    Snowgoons – The Hatred (Feat. Slaine, Singapore Kane & Lord Lhus)

    Kickstart My Heart – Motley Crue

    David Dallas – Til Tomorrow

    I have so much more ill upload as time goes by but THIS should hold you guys over with fresh beats. Enjoy

  3. I can definitely relate to what you stated about the gym playing Lady Gaga and getting it stuck in your head. It seems that my main gym keeps Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and one other pop girl on repeat.

    I know more Gaga lyrics than I realize just from the short times that I take off my headphones at the gym.

  4. Virtually every song by Godsmack is awesome workout music!…….Joker and the Thief is Epic as well…….and 46 & 2 by Tool is another great song to pump iron to!

  5. I already lift over 145 I lift to things like linkin park ( in the end and blow me away by breaking benjamin.

    I am only 13 but i can still lift fine for my age one of my friends can life over 180pounds at 14 My school holds a athletic classes for 7th and above grades. it is free lift not the one where the weights are made on the poles. Sorry i can’t remember the true name of it try pandora for lifting so you don’t need to change the song every time. (If you lift alone or few others) and this is all just for fun.

  6. That’s great to hear! Remember to increase your weight slowly (never jump up more than 5-10 lbs over your previous personal best) and make sure you have good form so you don’t injure yourself. You’ve got plenty of time to get very strong; 145 lbs at age 13 is already more than most your age, or even most in high school for that matter.

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