World’s most popular home workout songs revealed


New research from PureGym reveals the most popular artists and songs streamed globally for home workouts.

For many people, listening to music when exercising is key to keeping energised and motivated. In fact, there’s scientific evidence that suggests that the music you listen to can improve your endurance and help you feel more positive whilst training.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, people around the world are adjusting their exercise routines – moving from group classes and gym sessions to workouts in their living room, kitchens and gardens.

According to Google Trends, searches around working out at home have risen by 488%, showing just how much demand has grown for keeping fit at home.

With this in mind, PureGym crunched the data of over 900 home workout playlists on Spotify to pinpoint the favourite songs and artists that people around the world are listening to.

The data showed that Dua Lipa’s ‘Don’t Start Now’ that is the most popular home workout song – appearing in 12% of all workout playlists. The British singer appears twice in the top 15, with her aptly named song ‘Physical’ the fourth most popular song to listen to whilst exercising at home.

Eminem is the most popular artist to listen to whilst working out at home. The rapper appears on a third of all home workout playlists. Dua Lipa and Kanye West follow, featuring on 259 and 246 playlists respectively.

Top 10 Most Popular Home Workout Artists (based on number of playlists featured in)

Eminem 305
Dua Lipa 259
Kanye West 246
Drake 234
Beyoncé 223
David Guetta 203
The Weeknd 190
Calvin Harris 172
Lady Gaga 172
Rihanna 171
Ariana Grande 160

Top 10 Most Popular Home Workout Songs (based on number of playlists featured in)

Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa 117
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd 101
Stupid Love – Lady Gaga 82
Physical – Dua Lipa 77
Dance Monkey – Tones And I 66
Roses – Imanbek Remix-SAINt JHN 61
The Box – Roddy Ricch 53
Lose Control – MEDUZA 49
ROXANNE – Arizona Zervas 47
‘Till I Collapse – Eminem 43
RITMO (Bad Boys For Life) – Black Eyed Peas 43


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