Workout Music: Hip Hop Hits from 2013

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Looking for some fresh workout music to help you get in shape this year? Check out our picks for the best hip hop hits from 2013!

Best Workout Songs of 2013

We all know how important it is to have the right motivation when working out. The right music can make all the difference in pushing you to reach your fitness goals. Here are some of the best workout songs of 2013 to help you get in shape and stay in shape!

Reasons Why Hip Hop is the Best Workout Music

Whether you’re running on the treadmill, lifting weights at the gym, or working out at home, music can be a great source of motivation. But not all genres are created equal when it comes to working out. Hip hop is the perfect choice for energizing your workout and keeping you pumped up from start to finish.

If you’re looking for the best workout songs of 2013, look no further than this hip hop hits playlist. These tracks will keep you moving and help you reach your fitness goals.

Here are some reasons why hip hop is the best workout music:

It’s fast-paced and upbeat.
Hip hop is known for its fast tempo and energetic beats. This makes it the perfect genre to help you get moving and stay motivated during your workout. When you need an extra burst of energy, a hip hop song will do the trick.

It has a positive message.
In addition to being fast-paced and upbeat, many hip hop songs also have positive messages that can inspire you during your workout. Whether it’s an uplifting message about reaching your goals or overcoming obstacles, these songs can give you the boost you need to power through your workout routine.

It’s versatile.
Hip hop is a versatile genre that can be tailored to fit any type of workout routine. Whether you’re doing cardio or strength training, there’s a hip hop song that will fit your needs. You can also find hip hop tracks with different tempos to suit your preference—whether you like it fast or slow, there’s a song for you.

So if you’re looking for motivation during your next workout, consider listening to some hip hop hits from 2013. These songs will help you stay focused and reach your fitness goals in no time.

It’s high-energy

This track is perfect to get your heart rate up and keep you motivated throughout your workout. The mix of a great beat with fast-paced lyrics will help you push through any tough moment during your routine.

It’s motivating

When you’re working out, you need music that will push you to keep going. The best workout songs of 2013 will do just that. These hip hop hits will get your heart pumping and your body moving.

Whether you’re running on the treadmill or lifting weights at the gym, these songs will help you get through your workout. From Jay Z to Macklemore, there’s something for everyone on this list. So turn up the volume and get ready to sweat!

It’s fun

If you’re anything like me, music is a huge motivator when working out. Whether it’s to get you psyched up for that last set of squats or to help you push through those final minutes on the elliptical, a great workout song can make all the difference.

And what better way to get pumped up for a workout than with some fresh, new tunes? Here are thirteen of the best workout songs from 2013.

Workout Songs from 2013

These are the best workout songs from 2013. These hip hop hits will get you moving and motivate you to push yourself harder.

“Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

“Can’t Hold Us” is a song by American hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, released as the fifth single from their debut studio album The Heist (2012). The song features vocals by Ray Dalton. It peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2013.

“Started from the Bottom” by Drake

“Started from the Bottom” is a song by Canadian recording artist Drake, released as the first single from his third studio album Nothing Was the Same. The song was written by Drake, Michael Coleman, and Noah “40” Shebib, and it was produced by Coleman under his production stage name Mike Zombie.

“Started from the Bottom” peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the US Rap Songs chart. Internationally, the single peaked within the top 40 of several countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Sweden.

“I Love It” by Kanye West

“I Love It” is a song by American rapper Kanye West, released as the lead single from his sixth studio album, Yeezus (2013). The song features guest vocals from fellow American rapper Lil Pump, and was produced by West, BoogzDaBeast, Omar Aura and Cubeatz. Musically, “I Love It” is a trap song that contains elements of industrial music. Its instrumentation consists of a heavy bassline and synthesized textures. The single peaked at number seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The music video was directed by Spike Jonze and was shot entirely in Compton, California. It features West and Lil Pump attending a daycare center, where they are confronted by children who are unaware of who they are.

“Sweat” by Snoop Dogg

This song is perfect for working out because it has a great beat that will keep you moving. It’s also motivating, because Snoop Dogg is encouraging you to “sweat” and work hard.

“Bounce” by Iggy Azalea

“Bounce” is a song recorded by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea for her debut studio album, The New Classic (2014). It was released on 17 March 2013 as the fourth single from the album. The song was written by Azalea, Natalie Sims and 1st Down of FKi, and it was produced by the latter two. An electronic dance music song, “Bounce” is accompanied by “staccato house chords and a thumping four-on-the-floor bass.”

“Get Lucky” by Daft Punk

“Get Lucky” is a song by Daft Punk featuring Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. It was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Random Access Memories (2013). The song peaked at number one in several countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke

The summer of 2013 was dominated by one song: “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. The insanely catchy tune topped the charts for 12 weeks in a row, making it one of the biggest hits of the year.

With its simple, yet irresistible beat, “Blurred Lines” is the perfect song to get your heart pumping and help you power through a tough workout. The song’s positive message is also sure to put a smile on your face as you sweat it out.

So put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and get ready to move with “Blurred Lines”!

“The Monster” by Eminem

“The Monster” is a song by American rapper Eminem, featuring guest vocals from Barbadian singer Rihanna, taken from Eminem’s eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013). The song was written by Eminem, Jon Bellion, and Bebe Rexha, with production handled by Frequency. “The Monster” marks the fourth collaboration between Eminem and Rihanna, following “Love the Way You Lie” (2010), its sequel “Love the Way You Lie (Part II)” (2010), and “Numb” (2012).

Lyrically, the song is about real-life fears and obsessions which turn into an addiction. It also serves as a metaphor for Rihanna’s career struggling to find a place in Eminem’s world. “The Monster” received generally positive reviews from music critics, who compared it to Eminen’s previous collaborations with Rihanna. The song became a massive commercial success; it peaked at number one on fourteen different charts including the US Billboard Hot 100—becoming both artists’ second number-one single—and finding further success in several international markets.

The accompanying music video was filmed in mid-November 2013 and released on November 21, 2013. Directed by Rich Lee, who previously worked with Eminem on two other music videos—”Lose Yourself” (2002) and “Not Afraid” (2010)—the video stars both artists in a psychiatric ward--Eminem as a patient and Rihanna as his nurse--with cameos from prologue characters such as Dr. Dre and Skylar Grey playing themselves. A teaser was released on November 10; the full video received millions of views over two days after its release on Vevo due to heavy promotion by YouTube. As of June 2019, the video has garnered over 1 billion views on YouTube.

“We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus

“We Can’t Stop” is a song by American recording artist Miley Cyrus, taken from her fourth studio album Bangerz (2013). It was released on June 3, 2013 by RCA Records as the lead single from the album. The song was written and produced by Mike Will Made It, with additional writing from Rock City. “We Can’t Stop” is a synthpop and R&B song that talks about partying and having a good time regardless of what people say. Upon its release, it received mixed reviews from music critics; some considered it one of Cyrus’ best singles while others criticized its production. “We Can’t Stop” peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Cyrus’ highest-peaking single in the United States until “Wrecking Ball” topped the chart in 2013. The track peaked within the top ten in several countries including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. An accompanying music video for “We Can’t Stop” was released on June 19, 2013. It received mixed reviews from critics; some labeled it as incoherent while others appreciated its surrealist nature. In the video, Cyrus is seen twerking and making suggestive poses with other women while smoking marijuana.

“Royals” by Lorde

“Royals” is a song by New Zealand singer Lorde. It was released on 8 June 2013 as the first single from her debut extended play Pure Heroine (2013). Written by Lorde and produced by Joel Little, the song lyrically disapproves of the luxurious lifestyle of contemporary artists. Music critics widely praised “Royals”. The song attained commercial success, peaking atop the record charts of many countries including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for nine consecutive weeks, making it both Lorde’s and Joel Little’s first number one hit in that country. It became Lorde’s longest-charting single in the US. “Royals” also won several awards, including Song of the Year at both the 2014 APRA Silver Scroll Awards and 2013 ASCAP Pop Music Awards.

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