While browsing on Youtube, I came across simonandmartinabonus‘ “The Best K-Pop workout Playlist” and it inspired me to create my own listing, seeing as none of the songs I listen to while sweating it out in the gym were mentioned by them. So without much ceremony, here is my personal list of the best workout K-Pop songs:
10. Gangnam Style – Psy
Yes, Gangnam Style has been overplayed for some, but nobody can deny that it is a GREAT workout song. The beat is perfect for all kinds of exercises, such as sit-ups, squats or push-ups. Plus, it’s quite nice when someone sings “EEEEEEEY, SEXY LADY” to you, while you feel anything but sexy!
9. I will show you – Ailee
This song starts of slow, but quickly builds up both in speed and energy. I love this song during my warm-up run on the crosstrainer! You start of with easy steps, just getting into a rhythm and then you break out into a faster pace during the main parts. Also, this is a kick-ass female power song! And especially for someone like me, its a huge motivational boost as well.
8. Badman – B.A.P
B.A.P is always my go-to band when it comes to powerful work-out songs that really make you push yourself to your limits. So this wont be the only B.A.P song you will see on this list. What I really like about Badman is the intense beat and intensity.
7. Voodoo Doll – VIXX
This is definitely one of my running songs. Again, it has a fast paced beat, which varies, but not too much, allowing you to adjust your running speed to it.
6. I got a Boy – Girls Generation
Another badass female power song! I really like it while doing weight work. It’s upbeat, it offers changes in pace, speed and intensity and its just a lot of fun to listen to. It’s simply a song that makes you want to move!
5. Domino Game - Kiss&Cry
Another song that just makes me want to work out. Plus, it makes me feel really sexy while I move to it, no matter what Im actually looking like in real life. (Also, I secretly dance to this song in my room, pretending Im the queen of the club)
4. COMA – B.A.P
And here is another B.A.P song! Since I cant find a video of the normal version on youtube, enjoy the Live Rock video. As with most B.A.P songs its the beat and intensity that gets me going. I really like listening to this song near the end of my work-out, because it just makes me push that one last mile. It is still intense and has a steady beat, but the main part has something of a victory note to it.
3. Step – KARA
STEP IT UP, STEP IT UP! I mean, what better lyrics for a work-out song? This is upbeat and actually makes running fun.
2. Face – NU’EST
Ok, so this makes me want to party more than it makes me want to work out, but damn, this is a good song for the gym. Amazing beat, amazing pace and amazing mood. If you dont feel the urge to jump around to this song, then there is something very wrong with you!
1. One Shot – B.A.P
And my number 1 K-Pop workout song is of course by B.A.P. Its so damn powerful! You are working out, sweating, ready to die, but you still push past all the pain to continue, because the guys just keep singing to you that you only have this one shot! This is raw motivation and hence my favourite work out song!