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Summer's hottest tracks to work out to

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Kick your workout into gear with these tracks

There's nothing better when working out than listening to a good song that kicks your energy level up a notch. Here are some of summer's hottest tracks that will get your heart pumping and your feet moving.
Woman listening to music while stretching

Music can affect your mood, and if you're listening to the right songs, it can give you the burst of energy needed to finish that tough workout. Here are some hot summer tracks at the top of the charts that will give a boost to your summer workouts.

Get Lucky, Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams

"Get Lucky"
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams

Daft Punk's popular track "Get Lucky" will keep your heart rate high because of its disco-era sound and great beat. Just remember to be cool like Daft Punk and cool down after your workout.

Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

"Blurred Lines"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams

There's no blurring the truth here — Robin Thicke's chart topper will make any couch potato get up and dance. Pop this CD in or download the tune to your iPod and get ready for a fun workout.

That's My Kind of Night, Luke Bryan

"That's My Kind of Night"
Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan isn't the first person many think of when looking for songs to work out to, but "That's My Kind of Night" is catchy and has a great beat that's perfect for walkers and runners.

Best Song Ever, One Direction

"Best Song Ever"
One Direction

One Direction is a hit with the younger set, but anyone can appreciate a catchy song. "Best Song Ever" is also one of those tracks where the words come easily, which makes it fun to sing along to when pumping iron or hitting the treadmill.

Treasure, Bruno Mars

"Treasure"
Bruno Mars

This song's beat is very reminiscent of Michael Jackson's 1970s Motown days. That old-school vibe and upbeat tempo make this song worthy of being added to your playlist.

Counting Stars, OneRepublic

"Counting Stars"
OneRepublic

Counting Stars is a great song for running and boxing. The song will give you enough of a boost that you'll be amazed at the calories you'll burn away while working out.

Still Into You, Paramore

"Still Into You"
Paramore

From start to finish, Paramore's "Still Into You" is full of energy. In fact, the group has said making the video made them feel like they had just had the most incredible workout ever.

Turn the Night Up, Enrique Iglesias

"Turn the Night Up"
Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias is known for his hot tracks, and "Turn the Night Up" is no exception. Something you might hear in a club, this hot track will add spice to your workout.

"Roar," Katy Perry

If the lyrics, "I am the champion, and you're gonna hear my roar," aren't enough to motivate you, maybe the story behind the song will. Perry wrote it after she divorced comedian Russell Brand and has said publicly that she wants the song to move her fans to become more self-confident. Check out her performance from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and her roaring rendition to get tips on how you can work out to this track.

Roar, Katy Perry

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