This Playlist Will Keep You Pumped And Motivated During Your Next Workout

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Apr. 13 2023, Published 8:05 a.m. ET

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Having a playlist full of fun songs can help keep you motivated during workouts. Whether you’re having prepping for a “hot girl summer” or just want some feel-good vibes, these songs by our favorite women entertainers will boost your confidence, get you moving, and make you feel good:

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“Alien Superstar” by Beyoncé


In all honesty, you could listen to any song on Beyoncé’s Renaissance album to get pumped. With fun disco-inspired tracks, she reminds us all to be confident. This song just embodies all of that motivating energy perfectly.

“Her” by Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion’s most recent album Traumazine discusses her struggles in the media, her anxieties, and most importantly how she doesn’t let it change how she feels about herself. In “Her,” she delivers lyrics that reminds all of us that we are that girl.

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“Chicken Teriyaki” by Rosalia

Rosalia is one of the biggest superstars in the world, and with her fun tracks, she makes you want to move. Her album, Motomami, delivered some great upbeat songs, including her hit “Chicken Teriyaki.”

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“Da Girls” by Ciara

Ciara has been building our confidence for years with songs like “My Goodies” and “One, Two Step.” She delivers us a fun track with “Da Girls,” dedicated to all of the girls around the world. She praises women for their independence, their strength, and their boss moves.

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“Kill Bill” by Sza

Sza’s SOS has been dominating the charts since its release. One of the biggest hits from the album is “Kill Bill” and it’s clear as to why. The track is one of the more upbeat ones on the album. The song makes you feel like Uma Thurman with her powerful sword, so it exudes all of the boss energy you need to power through a set.

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“What It Is” by Doechii

Doechii is entering the mainstream with her recent hits, with one being the track “What It Is.” She powers through the song and delivers lines about a relationship, but she makes it clear that she’s the catch. The beat alone makes this one perfect for exercise sessions.

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“Don’t Play With It” by Lola Brooke feat. Latto and Yung Miami

Lola Brooke had her first big hit with “Don’t Play With It.” It was so big she was able to get fellow rappers Yung Miami and Latto on a remix. The drill beat and her assertive voice reminds you that you are a strong, independent woman.

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“Fly Girl” by Flo feat. Missy Elliott

I’ll listen to just about anything with Missy Elliott on it. Flo’s song “Fly Girl” features Elliott in a song that is about exactly what you would assume it is: being a fly girl.

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By: Camryn Quick

Camryn Quick is an up-and-coming journalist currently based in New York City. Coming all the way from South Carolina, where she studied Mass Communications, she is finishing up her Masters in Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, where she is specializing in print and concentrating on arts and culture reporting. While in school, she has covered the arts and culture beat for the Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express in the South Bronx, mainly writing pieces about the arts-oriented businesses and nonprofits in the area. She has also reported for the NY City News Service, covering 2021 election day in the South Bronx.

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