The Workout Playlist For Intervals

Spinning songs for sprints. That’s what this is.

Do you need music for your cycle class? For your personal playlist? Or maybe you need something to help you sprint away from the bread?

This massive list of sprinting songs is backed by 2 decades of teaching experience and musical prowess. I’ve tested these songs for speed and intensity. You’re in good hands.

I’ve included everything from Hip Hip to Disco to Alternative Rock. Let’s go!

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Latest Releases

You should have at least one current song on every playlist. If you’re an instructor, it’ll keep your clients coming back. If you’re an old person, it’ll keep you relevant. Various genres included.

Lizzo – Juice
Higher – DJ Khalid
No Sleep – Martin Garrix, Boon
Press – Cardi B
Blood On My Hands – August 08, Smino
Piece Of Your Heart – MEDUZA, Goodboys
Mothers Daughter – Miley Cyrus
Kamikaze – Eminem
Bounce Back – Little Mix
Body 2 Body – MK
Krit Here – BIG Krit
Ritual – Tiesto, Jonas Blue
Con Calma – Daddy Yankee Snow
I’m Gone – Joyryde

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BPM / Traditional Spinning

If you’re like me and have been teaching cycling since the beginning of time, you know this genre. This is the kind of music you would hear at a Johnny G ride. Use these songs when you want longer intervals and more focus.

Great Spirit – Armin Van Buuren
Chapati – Undercover
Drop That Low – Tujamo
The Tribe – Vini Vici
Balkan – Omiki
Imaginary Friends – UnderCover
Pranava – Ace Ventura
Crank It – Kideko
Bass Inside – AC Slater
Kingdoms – Ben Gold

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Female Hip Hop

Sometimes you need a woman to tell you what to do. These female MCs will keep you in check and challenge you to break boundaries.

We Run This – Missy Elliot
Conceited – Remy Ma
Go Head – Queen Latifah
Break Fool – Rah Digga
Kitana – Princess Nokia
Stompin To The 90s – YoYo
Echelon – Angel Haze
Hustling – Trina
Jump Off – Lil Kim
I’ll Be – Foxy Brown
Ruffneck – MC Lyte
Monie In The Middle – Monie Love
Expression – Salt n Pepa

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Disco / 80s

If you’re an old soul or you teach a class of old souls, you need fun, nostalgic music. A playlist without a feel good song that makes you wanna dance IS NOT A PLAYLIST. These make great spinning songs for sprints.

Heaven Knows – Donna Summer
Disco Inferno – The Trammps
Neutron Dance – Pointer Sisters
Dance Yourself Dizzy – Liquid Gold
Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind & Fire
Relight My Fire – Dan Hartman
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Station
Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Deniece Williams
It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls
Can You Feel It – Jacksons
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You – Gloria Estefan
Holding Out For A Hero – Bonnie Tyler

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Gospel / Christian

It’s rare to hear christian music in a fitness class. It’s not because the genre doesn’t work. It’s because the instructor doesn’t want complaints. Not everyone loves baby Jesus. But if you do, these songs will give you an unspeakable joy.

Could’ve Been – Kirk Franklin
Glorious – Martha Munizzi
Shout – J Moss
Real Party – Mary Mary
Just Wanna Say – Israel Houghton
You Are Good – Israel & New Breed
We Are Victorious – Donnie McClurkin
All Things New – Anthony Evans
I Can’t Help It – Canton Jones
Fresh – Tye Tribbett

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Dancehall / Afrobeat

This genre is one of my favorites in life. But I don’t play a lot of dancehall in class because it makes me dutty wine and everyone gets distracted. 🙂

Ukwu – Timaya
Show Yourself – Konshens
No Laziness – Ketchup, Bunju Garlin
Physically – Walshy Fire, Sonny
Voodoo – Garmiani, Walshy Fire
Like A Pro – The Wizard, Nyanda
Pon De Flor – Major Lazer, Vybz
Dutty Wine – Tony Matterhorn
Bam Digi Bam – Karl Wine
Split In Di Middle – Freezy
Tik Tok – Alpha
Push It – Skinny Fabulous

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Metal / Hard Rock

I’ve never used Metal in my classes. But. When I was testing these, I got hype. The screaming and wild guitar may be too much for sensitive listeners but from an intensity perspective, hard rock is one of the best genres to use for spinning songs for sprints.

Fangs – Frank Carter
Black Honey – Thrice
Down With The Sickness – Disturbed
Bodies – Drowning Pool
Motorbreath – Metallica
The Pride – Five Finger Death Punch
Psychological – Slipknot
Monster – Skillet
Get Off – Halestorm
Alone Bullet – For My Valentine
Give It All – Rise Against

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Old School Hip Hop

If you’re not an old school fan, who are you!?! These hits bring the fire. Expect to sprint 3 times per song. Twice for the chorus and once for the bridge.

Bring The Pain – WuTang Clan
Scenario – A Tribe Called Quest
Funky Child – Lords Of The Underground
Ante Up – M.O.P
Shimmy Shimmy Ya – ODB
Slam – Onyx
Rock The Bells – LL Cool J
Set It Off – Big Daddy Kane
Time 4 Sumaskin – Redman
It’s Tricky – Run D.M.C.
We Pop – RZA
All About You – 2Pac

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Dance / Electronic

Picture it. You’re at an electronic music festival. The songs builds. The beat drops. This pop style version of electronic music is perfect when you need spinning songs for sprints. When the beat drops, go!

Right Party – Anna Lunoe
Vibes – Nasko
Breathe – Ayday
Palladio – Rob In Space
Ghosts N’ Stuff – Deadmau5
Turn Off The Lights – Chris Lake, Alexis Roberts
Keep On Reaching – Alex Schulz, Danielle Diaz
Hotstepper – John Gibbons
Oh Yes – Laidback Luke, Keanu
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
I Dare You – Jauz, Axel Boy

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Alternative Rock

This section is progressive / indie / emo rock. These songs are built like a pop song. You sprint on the chorus. If you have a great ear, you’ll hear opportunities to add extra sprints. Find them.

Given Up – Linkin Park
Memory – Sugar Cult
The Best I Ever Had – Swellers
T-Shirt Weather – Circa Waves
Killer Whales – Small Pook
Little Talks – Of Monsters And Men
Roller Coaster – Bleachers
Machinehead – Bush
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down

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Girl Power

“Where the ladies at!? Where the ladies at?!” This section is full of female energy from various genres. You won’t be disappointed.

Drive And Disconnect – Nao
Lizzo – Juice
Cobrastyle – Robyn
How Bad Do You Want It – Sevyn Streeter
Sorry Not Sorry – Demi Lovato
Can’t Remember To Forget You – Shakira, Rihanna
212 – Azealia Banks
The One – Mary J
Gimme Dat – Ciara
Chandelier – Sia
Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana

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Hip Hop Spinning Songs For Sprints

Most hip hop songs are 90-100 bpms. So if you pick the wrong song, the intensity won’t be enough for sprints. All of these songs are right.

Swizzmontana – Swizz Beats
Talk To Me – Run The Jewels
Wild For The Night – ASAP Rocky, Skrillex
Worrying Bout Me – BJ Chicago Kid
Under Enemy Arms – Trippie Redd
Beanie (Mack B**) – Beanie Seagal
Fried Rice – Bas, JIP
Pretty Little Thing – Will.i.am, Lady Leshurr
Is That Your Chick – Memphis Bleek, Jay Z, Missy
Oye Mi Canto – N.O.R.E., Daddy Yankee


Whew. That was 100+ spinning songs for sprints. Add these to your personal workout playlist or use these to WERK your class. You can listen to these songs on my youtube playlist.

Let me know your favorites. love // angel