Best Oldies Workout

What are the best oldies workout songs?

The best oldies workout or exercise songs are happy upbeat songs from the good old days. These songs are carefree, exciting, and make you want to move. You will not have any trouble doing a workout when you’re using these songs. Your exercise time will go fast, and you will be done before you know it.

When choosing songs, pay attention to the tempo. 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 has been listed beside each song. As you can see, unlike other types of dance music which has a high BPM, disco music usually falls in the moderate tempo range, about 110 to 130 BPM.

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 different a variety of oldies music that is good for exercising.

Best Oldies Workout Songs

    1. “Born to be Wild” by Steppenwolf Est. BPM: 139
    2. “Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do” by Neil Sedaka Est. BPM: 140
    3. “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison Est. BPM: 150
    4. “Dancing in the Streets” by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Est. BPM: 140
    5. “Gimme Some Lovin'” by The Spencer Davis Group Est. BPM: 141
    6. “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis Est. BPM: 168 BPM
    7. “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore Est. BPM: 150
    8. “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley Est. BPM: 135
    9. “The Loco-motion” by Little Eva Est. BPM: 120
    10. “Louie, Louie” by the Kingsmen Est. BPM: 116
    11. “Paint it Black” by Rolling Stones Est. BPM: 163
    12. “Rescue Me” by Fontella Bass Est. BPM: 126
    13. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin Est. BPM: 126
    14. “Rock ‘n Roll Music” by Chuck Berry Est. BPM: 168
    15. “Rockin’ Robin” by Bobby Day Est. BPM: 86
    16. “Summer in the City” by Loving Spoonful Est. BPM: 109
    17. “Wake Up Little Susie” by the Everly Brothers Est. BPM: 88
    18. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Jerry Lee Lewis Est. BPM: 164

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