Best 70’s Workout Songs

What is the best music from the 70’s to exercise to?

If you are in search of the best 70s workout and exercise songs, you have found them. We have selected only the best of the best from a decade of fun-loving, hip, and happy songs. You can play these songs while you exercise, and they will keep you grooving. Take yourself back to the wonderful 70s with any of these best workout and exercise songs.

Chosing the right tempo of music can be very important as your body will naturally move itself to that tempo. Choose a tempo that is too slow or too fast, and you may spoil your workout. For that reason, an approximate beat per minute (BPM) has been listed beside each song.

Here is a basic guideline of which tempos are good for different workouts:

  • Under 100 BPM: Slower paced workouts and during warm ups and cool downs
  • 100 to 130 BPM: Walking and portions of your workout that are a little faster paced
  • Over 130 BPM: Higher impact exercise and cardio
  • 135 to 140 BPM: Power walking
  • 135 to 155 BPM: Jogging
  • 150 to 175 BPM: Running
  • Over 175 BPM: Fast running and sprinting

Pick music that will gradually increase your tempo until you reach your optimum speed and then gradually decrease your tempo at the end of the workout. This will ensure that you are warming up and cooling down properly. Below you will find a different variety of 70s music that is good for exercising. For your convenience, we have compiled the songs in a playlist, making it easy for you to listen to a sample or purchase a song. A detailed listing of the songs if provided below the playlist.

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 Best 70’s Workout Songs

  1. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen Est. BPM: 150
  2. “Boogie Oogie Oogie” by A Taste of Honey Est. BPM: 125
  3. “Brick House”by the Commodores Est. BPM: 128
  4. “Cut the Cake” by Average White Band Est. BPM: 136
  5. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA Est. BPM: 130
  6. “Fox on the Run” by Sweet Est. BPM: 131
  7. “Get Down Tonight” by K.C. & the Sunshine Band Est. BPM: 113
  8. “Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)” by Bill Conti Est. BPM: 95
  9. “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” by Cher Est. BPM: 169
  10. “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer Est. BPM: 125
  11. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor Est. BPM: 117
  12. “Love Will Keep us Together” by Captain and Tennille Est. BPM: 120
  13. “Rock and Roll All Nite” by KISS Est. BPM: 145
  14. “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees Est. BPM: 104
  15. “We are the Champions” by Queen Est. BPM: 65
  16. “We Will Rock You” by Queen Est. BPM: 125-140
  17. “Y.M.C.A.” by Village People Est. BPM: 129

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