Believe it or not, we’re already more then halfway through 2014. With summer in full swing, this is often the time you bare down and crank up your workout routine to shed the extra calories packed on from those holiday barbecues.
You've probably spent the last few months constantly updating the songs on your workout playlist, with each setting a striking a particular mood to help you power through that last dead lift or push through that final mile. The power music can have while working out can't be understated, as the right track can motivate and drive your effort unlike anything else. With half the year gone, we've compiled the best songs and workout anthems you may have overlooked that could help transform and elevate your routine to the next level. Here's The 10 Best Workout Songs of 2014 (So Far).
Drake "0-100/ The Catch-Up"
Best for: Cardio
Drizzy's back at it with another summertime anthem that's taking over just about every dj's airwaves. A simple guitar riff matched with Drake's usual boastful lyrics cements this on our list and will take your next run from 0-100 real quick....real fuc*ing quick.
Chromeo “Jealous (I Ain’t With It)”
Best for: Zumba/Dance
Electro-pop duo Chromeo has been pumping out records since back in 2002, but didn't really caught on the masses until the last few years. "Jealous" interestingly enough was inspired by Wyclef and Mary J. Blige’s 2000 duet "911," and has an upbeat, funky feel idea for your next Zumba go around.
Nicki Minaj f/ Soulja Boy "Yasss Bish”
Best for: Outdoor cardio
Produced by Soulja Boy, "Yasss Bish" comes complete with hard hitting bass, and paired with Nicki's swaggerful lyrics where she claims to "own the Clipper's", this track will propel you through your next run. As long as Soulja doesn't put you to sleep with his aggressively lackadaisical hook.
Kid Cudi f/ Raphael Saadiq “Balmain Jeans”
Best for: Yoga
Kid Cudi may not be the first name you think of when your looking to get hyped at the gym, but when paired with the soulful Raphael Saadiq, the two come together for a smooth track that'll relax the mind and body following an intensive yoga session.
Migos "Fight Night"
Best for: Boot Camp
If your looking to turn up at the gym, go no further then Atlanta's own Migos. If your still doubting the Migo's influence following "Versace", check out their latest single "Fight Night". Although the track has absolutely nothing to do with actual fighting, it's a certified banger that'll get you hyped to hit the gym again.
Future f/ Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino “Move That Dope”
Best for: High Interval Training
Future continues his reign of club bangers with "Move That Dope", but the record is so much more then that. Throw it on full blast at the start of your next high interval training session if your looking for a hard cranking beat to give you that extra motivation. Mike WiLL blesses again on his production and the features of Pusha T and Pharrel round out the track making it a go to in the gym.
Cam'ron & A-Trak f/ Juelz Santana “Dipshits"
Best for: Running
After a long hiatus, Cam'ron and the rest of the Dip's are back in a major way. The release of "Dipshits" strikes a chord of nostalgia that feels like it was recorded back in 2003 with their Diplomatic Immunity album. Produced by A-Trak, Oliver, and Just Blaze, the track has just the right combo of an uptempo beat with smooth Cam lyrics that'll make you power through your next run.
Iggy Azalea f/ Charli XCX “Fancy"
Best for: Spinning
Possibly considered the "commercial" track of summer, you can't go anywhere without hearing Iggy's smash single "Fancy". Dominating radio stations and the internet, with nearly 150 million views, "Fancy" may not be for everyone, but undeniable beat, and catchy hook from Charli XCX is what landed it on our list.
Wiz Khalifa "We Dem Boyz”
Best for: Total Body Conditioning
Wiz Khalifa's latest single "We Dem Boyz" didn't catch on when it first released back in February, but has since gained traction due to it's memorable hook and summertime anthem appeal. Hit the gym for some full body conditioning with it blasting and you'll be rocking along in no time.
Lil Wayne f/ Drake “Believe Me”
Best for: Weight training
Wayne's first single of Tha Carter V, "Believe Me" brings back the classic Weezy sound that many of us were missing following I Am Not A Human Being II. Once again teaming up with Drake for a summer hit, "Believe Me" will have you believing in yourself as you try to put up that last set in the circuit.