The 25 Greatest Power Songs of All Time

Ever wonder about the best songs in the history of music to lift weights to? So did we. Here they are.


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15. “Chest Day,” Frank Zane 

How can you not be inspired by an actual bodybuilder—a three-time Mr. O, no less—warbling about working pecs and blowing harmonica? Very Dylan-esque, in a warped, musclehead kind of way.

14. “Another One Bites the Dust,” Queen 

This band cranked out numerous training-worthy hits (“We Are the Champions,” “We Will Rock You,” “Under Pressure”). This one rises above the rest with its powerful bass line and brash sentiment.

13. “Lose Yourself,” Eminem

You may hate this guy, in which case you hate this pick. Oh, well. The bass line pulsates, the lyrics mesmerize and the message is Ali-esque: Don’t let anyone—even the doubting Thomas within—talk you out of grabbing exactly what you want.

12. “Right Now,” Korn 

This nu-metal classic’s lyrics give you the proper attitude adjustment to punish the weights: “I’m feeling mean today/Not lost, not blown away/Just irritated and quite hated.”

11. “Move B***h,” Ludacris 

We’ve all been there. Some no-life joker is dilly-dallying on the bench. When you finally get the space to yourself, transfer that rage into a few extra reps with this ultimate expression of pent-up impatience.

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