Good Workout Music: 2012 Hip Hop Edition

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Listen to the best workout music of 2012, featuring hip hop hits that will keep you motivated and moving.


If you’re a fan of hip hop music, then you’ll love this workout playlist. These 2012 hits will keep you motivated and moving as you sweat it out at the gym. From Rick Ross to Kanye West, these tracks will get your heart pumping and your body moving. So put on your headphones and get ready to work out!

What is good workout music?

The answer to this question is different for everyone. Some people prefer to work out in silence, while others need music to get them pumped up and motivated. If you fall into the latter category, you might be wondering what the best type of music is to workout to.

There are a few things to consider when choosing workout music. The tempo of the music should be fast-paced and upbeat, and the lyrics should be motivating and positive. With that in mind, here are 10 hip hop songs that make great workout music:

1) “Lose Yourself” by Eminem
2) “Stronger” by Kanye West
3) “Can’t Be Tamed” by Miley Cyrus
4) “EYE OF THE TIGER” by Survivor
5) “Pump It” by The Black Eyed Peas
6) “Get Back Up” by TobyMac
7) “I Can Transform Ya” by Chris Brown
8) “Yeah!” by Usher feat. Lil Jon & Ludacris
9) “Move Shake Drop” by DJ Laz feat. Flo Rida & Casely
10) “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg

The benefits of good workout music

Many people find that working out to music can be extremely beneficial. Music can help to improve your mood, increase your motivation, and make your workouts feel less like work. In fact, some research has even shown that listening to music can help improve your athletic performance.

If you’re looking for some good workout music, Hip Hop can be a great option. Hip Hop often has a fast tempo and positive messages, which can both help to keep you moving during your workout. In addition, many Hip Hop artists sing about overcoming obstacles and staying positive, which can be helpful when you’re trying to push yourself during a tough workout.

There are lots of great Hip Hop albums out there, but here are a few of our favorites:

-“The Blueprint 3” by Jay-Z
-“Recovery” by Eminem
-“Watch the Throne” by Jay-Z and Kanye West
-“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West

2012 Hip Hop Edition

If you’re working out in 2012, you need good workout music that will keep you motivated. These 10 hip hop songs will do just that. From Kendrick Lamar to Eminem, these songs will get you pumped up and ready to work hard.

1. “The Recipe” by Kendrick Lamar feat. Dr. Dre
2. “I Do It” by Big Sean feat. Drake
3. “Clique” by Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean
4. ” Mercy” by Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz
5. “Sweat” by Snoop Dogg feat. David Guetta
6. “Till I Collapse” by Eminem
7. “The Motto” by Drake feat. Lil Wayne
8.”Starships” by Nicki Minaj
9.”I’m on One” by DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne
10.”Gangnam Style” by Psy

The best workout songs of 2012

Workout music has come a long way since the days of “Eye of the Tiger” and “Pump Up the Jam.” In 2012, there were plenty of tunes to get you moving, whether you were hitting the gym or the dance floor. These are our picks for the best workout songs of the year.

“The Motto” by Drake featuring Lil Wayne
This one is guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Drake encourages listeners to “live for today” and work hard towards their goals over a thumping beat.

“levels” by Avicii
An instant club classic, this song by Avicii features a sample of Etta James’ “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.” The result is an infectious track that will get even the most reluctant exerciser out on the dance floor.

“Let’s Go (The Royal We)” by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
Calvin Harris teams up with R&B singer Ne-Yo for this high-energy tune about letting loose and having a good time. The perfect song to help you forget that you’re working out!

“Bangarang” by Skrillex featuring Sirah
Dubstep king Skrillex gets some help from rapper Sirah on this explosive track. With its heavy bass and catchy hooks, “Bangarang” is perfect for getting you amped up for a workout – or anything else!

The worst workout songs of 2012

When it comes to working out, everyone has different music tastes. But there are some songs that just don’t get people pumped up no matter what genre they’re into. Here are the 10 worst workout songs of 2012, according to Women’s Health Magazine:

10. “Starships” by Nicki Minaj
9. “Gangnam Style” by PSY
8. “Scream” by Usher
7. “Black and Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa
6. “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida
5. “I Cry” by Flo Rida
4. “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
3. “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO
2. “We Found Love” by Rihanna
1. “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen


After listening to dozens of songs and hours of music, we have compiled what we believe to be the best hip hop workout songs of 2012. These songs are sure to get your heart pumping and your feet moving. So turn up the volume and get ready to sweat!

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