172 Rock Songs to Train To

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Motivation

I polled the Renegade Nation on my Facebook and Twitter pages asking for your favorite rock songs. I wanted strictly rock, not metal. So Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Social Distortion and that kind of stuff. Some of the answers we got could definitely be considered metal and what category do you put Rage Against the Machine in?

Anyway, here’s a compilation that will hopefully give you some good ideas to your workout play mixes.

Please do me a favor and post your top 3-10 favorite rock training songs that AREN’T already listed here.

Let’s get a huge list together for all members of the Renegade Nation to add to their libraries.

And share this with your friends so they can add theirs.


Here’s the list:

3 Doors Down- Life Starts Now
A Perfect Circle- Judith
AC/DC- Back in Black
AC/DC – For Those About to Rock
AC/DC- Hells Bells
AC/DC-If You Want Blood.
AC/DC- Shoot to Thrill
AC/DC- Thunderstruck
AC/DC- Whole Lotta Rosy
Aerosmith- Jailbait
Aerosmith- Lightning Strikes
Aerosmith – Reefer Head Woman
Alice in Chains- Check my Brain
Alice in Chains- We Die Young
Alice in Chains- Would
Alterbridge – Come to life
Arctic Monkeys – Brainstorm
Arctic Monkeys- Teddy Picker
Audioslave – Cochise
Audioslave–Show Me How To Live
Avenged Sevenfold – Chapter Four
Bloc Party – Helicopter
Blur – Beetlebum
Blur- Track Two
Brainiac – Hot Metal Dobermans
Breaking Benjamin- Shallow Bay
Breaking Benjamin-Simple design
Bruce Springsteen- Radio Nowhere
Bruce Springsteen- No Surrender
Bruce Springsteen- Any live version of Prove It All Night
Buckcherry- Crazy Bitch
Buckcherry- Lit Up
Burden Brothers- Come On Down
Cake- Going the Distance
Chevelle – Antisaint
COC- Clean My Wounds
Collective Soul- Gel
Creed- Are You Ready
Creed – On My Sleeve
Elliott Smith – Coast to Coast
Dropkick Murphys- Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya
Dropkick Murphys- Shipping Up to Boston
Dropkick Murphys- Warriors Code
Faith No More- Everything’s Ruined
Filter – Hey Man Nice Shot
Finger Eleven – Livin’ in a Dream
Five Finger Death Punch- Bad Company cover
Foo Fighters- All My Life
Foo Fighters–Bridge Burning
Foo Fighters- Everlong
Foo Fighters- Monkey Wrench
Foo Fighters- My Hero
Foo Fighters- Pretender
Fuel – Bittersweet
Gaslight Anthem- 59 Sound
Godsmack – Awake
Godsmack – I Stand Alone
Godsmack-Keep Away
Godsmack- Sick of Life
Guns ‘n Roses- Mr. Brownstone
Guns ‘n Roses- Welcome to the Jungle
Hinder- All American Nightmare
Hinder – Get Stoned
Hives – Hate to Say I Told You
Incubus- Circles
Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
INXS – Disappear Kid Rock- Bawitdaba
Killing Joke- Democracy
Killing Joke- In Excelsis
Killing Joke- Savage Freedom
Korn- Twisted Transistor
Led Zepplin- Achilles Last Stand
Led Zeppelin- When the Levee Breaks
Lenny Kravitz- Are You Gonna Go My Way
Linkin Park- Bleed it Out
Linkin Park- Faint
Linkin Park- Numb
Liz Phair – Supernova
Lynnard Skynyrd- Gimme Three Steps
Matthew Good Band – Load Me Up
Motley Crue- Kickstart my Heart
Muse- Assassin
Muse- Hysteria
Mutemath – Electrify
My Chemical Romance – Helena
Nine Inch Nails – Ruiner
Nirvana – Blew
Nirvana- Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nonpoint – Bullet With a Name
Oasis – Hello
Papa Roach- Kick in the Teeth
Papa Roach – To Be Loved
Pearl Jam- Animal
Pearl Jam- Corduroy
Pearl Jam – Given to Fly (Live on Two Legs version)
Pearl Jam- Go
Pearl Jam- Last Exit
Pearl Jam- Love Reign O’er Me cover
Pearl Jam- Porch
Pearl Jam- Rearviewmirror
Pearl Jam- Sonic Reducer cover
Peal Jam- Spin the Black Circle
Pearl Jam- State of Love & Trust
Pixies – Debaser
Public Image- P.I.L.
Queen- Another One Bites the Dust
Queens of the Stone Age- Go With The Flow
Queens of the Stone Age- Millionaire
Queens of the Stone Age-The Sky is Falling
Rage Against the Machine- Bulls on Parade
Rage Against the Machine- Down Rodeo
Rage Against the Machine- Guerilla Radio
Rage Against the Machine- How I Could Just Kill a Man
Rage Against the Machine- Renegades of Funk
Rage Against the Machine- Sleep Now in the Fire
Rage Against the Machine- Testify
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Parallel Universe
Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Suck My Kiss
Rev Theory – Hell Yeah
Rise Against – Give it All
Rollins Band – Get Some Go Again
Rollins Band- Illumination
Rollins Band- One Shot
Rollins Band- On My Way to the Cage
Rollins Band- Shine
Rollins Band- Starve
Rollins Band- Step Back
Rush – Tom Sawyer
Saliva – Back into Your System
Saliva- Superstar
Shaman’s Harvest – Dragonfly
Sparta – Taking Back Control
System of a Dow- White Limo
Stone Temple Pilots-Dead & Bloated
Stone Temple Pilots- Sex Type Thing
Stone Temple Pilots- Unglued
Social Distortion- Ball & Chain
Social Distortion- Don’t Take Me For Granted
Social Distortion- Far Behind
Social Distortion- Ring of Fire
Soundgarden- Jesus Christ Pose
Soundgarden- Loud Love
Soundgarden- Spoonman
Soundgarden- The Day I Tried to Live
Staind- So Far Away
Stevie Ray Vaughn- Little Wing
Ted Nugent-Stranglehold
Temple of the Dog-Times of Trouble
Them Crooked Vultures- No One Loves Me and Neither do You
The Killers – All These Things I Have Done
The Killjoys- Rave
The Raconteurs – Salute Your Salution
The Subways – Rock n Roll Queen
The Strokes- Juicebox
The Strokes- Subway
The Strokes- Reptilia
The Velvet Underground – Beginning to See the Light
The White Stripes- Icky Thump
The White Stripes- Seven Nation Army
Thousand Foot Crutch- All the Way Live
Three Days Grace-Animal I have Become
Toadies- Mister Love
Tom Morello & Bruce Springsteen- The Ghost of Tom Joad
Tool-Forty Six and 2
Van Halen- Hot For Teacher
Van Halen- Panama
Van Halen- Right Here
Van Halen- Running With the Devil
White Zombie – Thunderkiss 65