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Whether you have fun working out in the gym or you see it as yet another chore, music undoubtedly enhances your experience.

Odds are that one track injects adrenaline into your system and gives you that extra push to finish your routine, or just makes time go by much faster. Thus, your workout playlist is as essential as your preferred outfit.

But like everything in life, K-Pop can improve it. How so? Take a look at our top 10 best K-Pop songs to work out to. 

1. Umpah Umpah by Red Velvet. 

Red Velvet’s Umpah Umpah is a massive summer hit, and unsurprisingly so. 

The song is refreshing, happy, energetic, and undeniably sunny—perfect for the beach, and for the gym! It’ll lift your spirits and motivate you to keep that cardio going. 

2. Boss by NCT U.

If you need something less cheery and far more powerful, Boss is for you. 

The powerful electro-hip-hop rhythm sends adrenaline straight to your veins, and the confident lyrics remind you that you are, indeed, the one in charge here. 

3. IDOL by BTS.

While BTS’ rap line is responsible for an endless list of gym bops—particularly the CYPHERS—you also need to include IDOL in your playlist. 

Whether you prefer the version featuring Nicki Minaj or not, the blend of electronic music and traditional sounds is bound to keep you pumped.

4. Nillili Mambo by Block B.

It’s time to respect the classics, and Block B is full of them.

Energetic, motivational, and incredibly fun, Nillili Mambo might be the perfect workout song to keep you in the top forever. Maybe even take it to the next level. 

5. Hi High by LOONA. 

Some songs are tailor-made for running, and Hi High is one of them. Cute, cheery, and flat-out upbeat, this electro-pop jam is a must in your treadmill routine. 

It will keep your pace even, and your heart happy. 

6. Boombayah by BLACKPINK. 

A song as fierce as this was designed to cause a revolution in workout routines all over the world. 

The debut single of Blackpink features intense electronic beats mixed with exotic influences that practically force you to move your body. 

7. Danger by SUPER JUNIOR-D&E.

Legends never die. And how could they, when they keep releasing absolute bangers

Danger is a song you can’t listen while standing still. If it gets you to move the body, you know it’s a perfect workout song. 

8. Boogie Up by WJSN. 

Did anyone say cardio jam? 

Different from their usual sound, Cosmic Girls brought a very charming song with an upbeat, energetic tempo. It seems tailor-made for an even, vigorous cardio routine full of summertime bliss.


Few songs exude raw power to the levels of BIGBANG’S BANG BANG BANG. Chaotic, loud, energetic, and tailor-made for weight training. 

“Ready or not, I don’t give a what” is the perfect attitude before working out. 

10. Power by EXO.

Let’s be real—EXO anything is perfect for any gym playlist. However, Power remains a fan-favorite.

The EDM beat is perfect for providing a good dose of energy, and the motivational lyrics remind you that you got that power.


 Let us know what your favorite workout songs are below!  

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