10 Great Punk Workout songs

Updated after being originally published in February 2014

I really punk rock.  But one of the problems I find when I Google ‘Best Workout Songs’ most of these lists have lots of hip-hop, rock, dance, but lack a bit of Punk.  So I decided to put together a list of some of the songs that I really like.

With its short songs, fast beats per minute, catchy guitar and motivational lyrics I am surprised that more punk songs are not recommended.

If you have any suggestions to these 10 great workout songs, please leave a comment below.

Here are ten of my recommendations to start a punk rock training playlist.
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Better Things

If you have read this blog for a while you will know that I am a big fan of the punk band – The Bouncing Souls.


One of my favourite songs by them is called Better Things.  With catchy, feel good lyrics, this makes it a classic Souls anthem.  But when I first ventured into the Gold Records lyric sheets it turned out it was not written by them, but by Ray Davies – of the Kinks. Continue reading “Better Things”

Thanks to The Bouncing Souls

This year I am filled with happiness.  But in the past I have suffered a lot with my moods.

I have always believed in the power of music to make us feel emotions – it can lift you out of a bad place or motivate you.

One of my favourite lift up songs is Gone by The Bouncing Souls.

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Social Distortion – Ball and Chain



When I find the stress of life gets me down, this song always picks me up.   Perhaps the song writer wrote this about the struggles we all go through in life.

Whats your favourite pick-me up song?

The Punk Rock Training Playlist

I really love my punk rock.  The first time I went to a show was to see the Bouncing Souls support the Dropkick Murphys.

I liked the Souls from the start, I gradually worked my way through their back catalogue, even eventually purchasing the reprint of their rare debut album – The Greenball Crew.

I also like a lot of other punk bands, so naturally I wanted to listen to punk music while I train.  Doing a search for punk music to workout to, gives little good results, usually favouring metal music or the hip-hop we already have on our playlists. Continue reading “The Punk Rock Training Playlist”