Is hitting the gym and getting in shape on your list of resolutions for 2020? One thing you’ll need to keep you going is a powerful playlist that’ll get you pumped, whether you’re cycling at 6 a.m., jogging on your lunch break or doing a full circuit workout late in the evening, the music can make or break the mood. Check out my favorite songs that keep me going even when I want to quit.
Fighter – Christina Aguliera
Remember Christina’s bad ass days? That’s how we should all feel when we’re ready to quit.
Favorite lyric: “It makes me that much stronger. Makes me work a little bit harder. It makes me that much wiser. So thanks for making me a fighter.”
Plain Jane – A$AP Ferg ft Nicki Minaj
How can you not love everything about this, from the beat to the lyrics.
Favorite lyric: All of NIcki’s verse, but, “My body shaped like Jeannie, booty dreamy, waist is teeny.” – Booty dreamy after this stairmaster session.
Wings – Little Mix
When you need a quick escape from reality, this song reminds you that words can’t hurt you.
Favorite lyric: “Your words don’t mean a thing. I’m not listening. They’re just like water off my wings.”
Freakum Dress – Beyonce
It’s Friday. You have plans later tonight to go out, but you have to get through this workout first. But just know, you’re going to SLAY tonight, especially when your favorite song comes on.
Favorite lyric: “When they play your song, get on up and shake it. Work it out your back, you don’t have to waste it. Spin it all around then take it to the ground.”
Boss – Fifth Harmony
Who isn’t empowered by the thought of two powerful black women?
Favorite lyric: “C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-T. That’s me, I’m confident.”
Control – Janet Jackson
No one can control your life but you.
Favorite lyric: “ Got my own mind. I want to make my own decisions. When it has to do with my life, my life.”
Hollaback Girl – Gwen Stefani
How else would we know how to spell bananas? In all seriousness, does this song not bring you back to middle school?
Favorite lyric: “That’s right, I’m the last one standing, and another one bites the dust”
Rock Your Body – Justin TImberlake
A night out with your girls could lead to some love in the club.
Favorite lyric: “So you grab your girls and you grab a couple more. And you all could meet me in the middle of the floor.”
Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That – Robert Rudolph and the Family Band
This song starts off hard and ends the same way.
Favorite lyric: “Whether it’s rock and roll or old soul, it don’t matter.”
Lose Control – Missy Elliot ft. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop
The video? Bomb. The beat? Bomb. The lyrics? Bomb.
Favorite lyric: “I’ve got a cute face, chubby waist, thick legs in shape.”
I Don’t Need a Man – PCD
Because you don’t need a man.
Favorite lyric: “I don’t need a man to make it happen. I get off being free. I don’t need a man to make me feel good. I get off doing my thing. I don’t need a ring around my finger. To make me feel complete.”
What songs get you pumped? Drop them below and help build out the playlist!