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19 Best Workout Songs for Your 2015 Get Fit Playlist

Stick to that "New Year, New Me" mantra in 2015 with these recent high-energy, pump-up tunes

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Steve Aoki, Afrojack & Bonnie McKee, "Afroki"

Listen to this rushing EDM banger and we guarantee you'll crank up the speed on the treadmill at least five notches by the song's end. If the stampede of synthesizers doesn't get you moving, perhaps Bonnie McKee's soaring vocals will.

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Bleachers, "I Wanna Get Better"

Just look at that song title! While Bleachers' mastermind Jack Antonoff is most likely referring to mental health in his 2014 pop jam, that doesn't mean this high-energy track isn't perfect for getting better physically.

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Ariana Grande ft. Zedd, "Break Free"

Ariana Grande teamed up with EDM guru Zedd for her 2014 single "Break Free," proving that her posh-perfect R&B voice works well in a club setting. If you're looking to get hot and heavy in a gym—or in the comfort of your living room—this track is bound to get you moving.

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David Guetta, Nico & Vinz and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Lift Me Up"

This uplifting cut is centered around positive lyrics ("Lift me up, don't hold me down / I don't wanna be down, don't bring me down")  and stirring African rhythms featuring "Am I Wrong" singers Nico & Vinz and South African male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. You'll be inspired to push a little harder as the chorus chants evolve into a speedy dance breakdown.

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Fall Out Boy, "Centuries"

In a little over a decade, Fall Out Boy have accomplished what only a few pop-punk acts have been able to do: Make the move from indie, underground darlings to arena rock gods. American Beauty/American Psycho takes their youthful energy and transforms it in massive, cinematic gestures. "Centuries," is the best example of this, and when you decide to work on your cardio, we think it'll help you bust out your best gladiator moves.

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Stromae, Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & HAIM, "Meltdown"

The opening track to the latest Hunger Games soundtrack, a haunting, "Meltdown" features a house-y, hip hop beat courtesy of Belgian producer/singer Stromae, which houses Lorde's slinky chorus, Pusha T and Q-Tip's thought-provoking verses and HAIM's harmonies. A genre-defying track that will get you in a fighting spirit.

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Calvin Harris & Tinashe, "Dollar Signs"

"Dollar Signs" is the closing track on Calvin Harris' chart-topping Motion album, and it might have the most epic beat breakdown of the record. Tinashe's silky smooth vocals lead the listener to a pounding, industrial dance break that you can't sit still through.

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Iggy Azalea, "Bounce"

"Bounce" wasn't the track that broke Iggy, but this might be her wildest uptempo track. The racing Bollywood-inspired production and the MC's hyped-up delivery (get an extra energy boost as Iggy yelps through the bridge) all make for a hit of a workout jam.

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Kiesza, "No Enemiesz"

You really couldn't go wrong with any of the house-pop bangers off Kiesza's Sound of a Woman LP, but we're keen to the feel-good message in "No Enemiesz." Just in case "Hideaway" is starting to sound stale in your current playlist, add this new Kiesza joint stat. 

Bonus get-fit tip: Attempt to learn the choreography from the accompanying video! Watch above and get to work on your pirouettes.

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Shakira & Rihanna - "Can't Remember to Forget You"

ShakiraRihanna might be two of the sexist people on the planet, and that totally comes across in "Can't Remember to Forget You." Plus the video is full of suggestive thrusts to boot. Get these moves down, and you'll have a RiRi body in no time!

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The Saturdays, "What Are You Waiting For?"

This energizing pop song utilizes the power of repetition and elevating melodies for a song that can act as a mantra during a workout. The Saturdays ask on the catchy chorus: "What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? Tell me what are you waiting for?" 

Well, what are you waiting for? Pick up that dumbbell! Use this song to keep your motivation high.

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Salt-N-Pepa, "Push It"

A classic that never lost its spark and is currently having a nostalgic resurgence via a hilarious new Geico commercial. Take the lyrics to heart and "push it real good!"

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One Direction, "No Control"

The greatest non-single on One Direction's momentous FOUR is "No Control," a perfectly '80s synth-pop gem. Louis Tomlinson is the star of this one, showcasing his range in new and exciting ways. If the British babe is exercising his voice, you can exercise your body!

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2NE1, "I Am the Best"

You don't need to understand Korean to get pumped up from this K-pop jam. "I Am the Best" is a now-classic, empowering anthem and even Microsoft used it in a commercial to tell their competition they were, well, the best. Show those gym rats who's boss!

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Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off"

Queen Tay Tay reigned supreme in 2014, becoming the first pop artist to sell a million copies of a record in its first week... three times in a row! The massive 1989 marked her move towards pop perfection, her grrrl power anthems, "Blank Space" and "Shake It Off" leading the way. The latter channels Pharrell's "Happy," an uplifting jam that is sure to inspire the silliest of dance moves. Who said working out isn't fun?

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Fifth Harmony, "Sledgehammer"

Up-and-coming American girl group Fifth Harmony first caught our eye when they were invited on tour with Demi Lovato. The fearsome five-some later joined teen dream Austin Mahone on the road and later in 2014, released "Sledgehammer," their most impressive song to date. It's all about strength and sentimentality for these lovely ladies. Their pop-rockin' tune is sure to make you grab those weights and go!

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5 Seconds of Summer, "Good Girls"

5 Seconds of Summer's fans (or, we should really clarify: fam) is largely teen girl-based, and they're in on the secret: This Aussie band's unique brand of killer pop-punk is what fuels their energy. You'll jump up and down; you'll run around. These "Good Girls" know how to become badass babes!

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Sia, "Chandelier"

Possibly the most iconic music video of the last year is Sia's "Chandelier," a surprising anthem detailing the Australian singer-songwriter's issues with social anxiety and her accompanying alcoholism. It's heavy stuff, but the song's sweeping structure makes it the perfect track for channeling your own negativity into positivity. Don't get bummed, get active!

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Meghan Trainor, "All About That Bass"

Meghan Trainor caught everyone off guard when she made the move from behind-the-scenes songwriter to young pop icon, with "All About The Bass" sparking her transition. The tune is all about embracing your curves and what your mama gave you—the perfect song when working on cultivating that booty!

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