Suggestions for a Great Bodybuilding Workout Music Playlist

By Mark / 8 months ago
There's nothing like classic rock to get you motivated in your gym workouts.

Inspire and motivate yourself during every workout in the gym by listening to music that drives you to success. Check out these classic, driving tunes and discover how they can propel you to success.

Music to Rock Your Workouts

Working out isn’t easy. You need some real motivation behind you to get you pumped up for lifting iron. And the heavier the weights, the heavier the music you need to drive you onto the next rep.

That’s why classic rock is still the best music for workout motivation. When you are in the gym, there’s nothing like a blast of AC/DC or Guns ‘n Roses to blow away the cobwebs and help you blast that barbell into space.

Bodybuilders have been working out to these songs for decades, but they are just as popular now as they were when they first hit the streets. Six times Mr. Olympia, Dorian Yates, always listened to hard rock when working out, with his personal favorite being Welcome to the Jungle.

Good choice…no wonder he did so well. Now it’s your turn. Here are the top 20 best classic rocks songs ever for gym and workout motivation. These have stood the test of time, and have helped bodybuilders shift thousands of tons of metal over the years. They can do wonders for you, too.

So put your headphones on, turn up the volume to 11 and press the Play button. If you can still hear yourself think, it’s not loud enough.

Crank it up and start lifting…

You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)


Welcome to the Jungle (Guns ‘n Roses)

The Boys are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy)

Enter Sandman (Metallica)


Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)


Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)


It's Only Rock and Roll (The Rolling Stones)


Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)


Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)


Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)


Walk this Way (Aerosmith)


All Right Now (Free)



Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)

You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)

Should I Stay or Should I Go? (The Clash)

 Cum on Feel the Noize (Quiet Riot)

About the author


Hello, I'm Mark. I'm a bodybuilding champion and have been active in the industry for over 10 years. I created this website to provide fellow bodybuilders with useful information to help them achieve their dream physique.