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Spotify’s BEST Workout Playlist (& How To Modify YOUR Own!)

By Matthew Vultaggio

October 21, 2021

If you are looking for the best workout playlist on Spotify or want to learn how you can modify your own playlists to perfectly match your unique workout or exercises, I’ve researched this topic and created this handy guide for you.

The most popular workout playlist on Spotify is ‘Beast Mode’ with over 8 million followers. This is followed by ‘Workout’ with over 4 million and ‘Power Workout’ with over 3 million. However, you can create your own custom playlist using Spotify’s tools to get you the best workout.

Spotify has a team of dedicated playlist curators that are specialists tasked with finding the absolute music for a wide variety of genres and activities, including working out and exercising.

One way you can tell these playlists are the best is because of the high amount of followers (anywhere in the 100’s of thousands and millions!) and the fact that they are updated often (weekly or monthly).

Although I will show you how you can easily create your custom playlists that are tailor-made for your workout, these Spotify-created playlists are a great way to start.

Click any of the images below to go straight to the playlist:

Spotify’s Beast Mode Playlist
Spotify’s Workout Playlist
Spotify’s Power Workout Playlist

Because these playlist curators are experts and only tasked with creating these official playlists called Spotify editorial playlists, you can expect the best music in these playlists.

If you want to find a Spotify-created workout playlist from a specific genre or learn how you can create your own amazing custom workout playlists, simply keep on reading, my friend. 🙂

How To Create A Custom Workout Playlist That Is Best For You With Spotify

Spotify has a bunch of built-in tools and features that can help you organize your music library and easily create custom playlists that are perfect for any occasion.

In particular, you can use Spotify’s algorithm to recommend songs similar to what you like to easily build a playlist using something I like to call The Automatic Spotify Playlist Maker Technique.

The Automatic Spotify Playlist Maker Technique

The Automatic Spotify Playlist Maker Technique is done by simply adding 5 – 10 songs in a specific genre that you are really liking into a new playlist in Spotify. From there, you can scroll down to the bottom of the playlist and Spotify will actually suggest very similar songs and artists.

By leveraging Spotify’s algorithm and extremely in-depth data on music and all of its user’s listening habits, you will be able to find music that is extremely similar to the music that you first added to your playlist.

In fact, it’s almost scary how powerful their algorithm can be. Definitely try this technique out.

…want an example?

I’ve done this myself to create a playlist filled with upbeat lofi and lofi-house music that is perfect for running, which you can check out by clicking the image below:

Once you’ve created your own custom workout playlist, you have the ability to customize it further by:

P.S. You can learn more about The Automatic Spotify Playlist Maker Technique in my article on learning how to identify & learn music genres.

Use The Spotify Algorithm To Give You More Of The Music You Want

You can also take advantage of Spotify’s streaming rules to fix the Spotify algorithm and get better song recommendations for your workouts.

Here are the top 6 ways to fix the Spotify algorithm to give you better music:

  1. Listen to more of music in the style of what you want to hear more of
  2. Like songs and playlists (by hitting the heart button) in the style you want to hear more of
  3. Add those songs to your own playlists
  4. Go to the profile of artist’s you like and hitting the follow button
  5. Make sure you listen to the songs you want more of past the 30 second mark
  6. Avoid hitting the “skip” button on style’s you want to hear more of

Want someone else to create these playlists for you instead?

I’ve looked up a bunch of the best Spotify-created workout playlists for specific genres for you just below, my friend. 🙂

Best Workout Playlists On Spotify Based On Genre

Spotify has an entire ‘Workout’ genre page where you can browse different categories and featured playlists based on the type of workout you are looking for.

The best workout playlists on Spotify based on genre can be found on Spotify’s dedicated Workout playlist page at https://open.spotify.com/genre/workout-page.

Categories include anything from specific genres to specific types of workouts like gym, yoga, meditation, and running.

Spotify’s dedicated Workout Playlist Page

I’ve looked up some of the best workout playlists on Spotify based on genre and listed them out for you below:

Best Rap Workout Playlist On Spotify

The best rap workout playlist on Spotify is ‘Rap Workout’ which is created by Spotify’s team of dedicated editorial playlist curators. This playlist has over 3 hours of music and over 1.5 million followers.

Click the image below to be taken to this playlist:

Spotify’s Rap Workout Playlist

Best EDM Workout Playlist On Spotify

The best EDM workout playlist on Spotify is ‘Workout Beats’ which is created by Spotify’s team of dedicated editorial playlist curators. This playlist has over 4 hours of music and over 1 million followers.

Click the image below to be taken to this playlist:

Spotify’s Workout Beats Playlist

Another great EDM workout playlist on Spotify is ‘Beast Mode Dance’ which is also created by Spotify’s team of dedicated editorial playlist curators. This playlist has over 5 hours of music and over 300,000 followers.

Click the image below to be taken to this playlist:

Spotify’s Beast Mode Dance Playlist

Best Rock Workout Playlist On Spotify

The best rock workout playlist on Spotify is ‘The Rock Workout’ which is created by Spotify’s team of dedicated editorial playlist curators. This playlist has over 3 hours of music and over 400,000 followers.

Click the image below to be taken to this playlist:

Spotify’s The Rock Workout Playlist

Best Hip Hop Workout Playlist On Spotify

The best hip hop workout playlist on Spotify is ‘Beast Mode Hip-Hop’ which is created by Spotify’s team of dedicated editorial playlist curators. This playlist has over 3 hours of music and over 800,000 followers.

Click the image below to be taken to this playlist:

Spotify’s Beast Mode Hip-Hop Playlist

Best Pop Workout Playlist On Spotify

The best pop workout playlist on Spotify is ‘Pumped Pop’ which is created by Spotify’s team of dedicated editorial playlist curators. This playlist has over 3 hours of music and over 1 million followers.

Click the image below to be taken to this playlist:

Spotify’s Pumped Pop Playlist

Use Spotify Radio To Get More Workout Music That You Like

You can also use Spotify’s Radio feature to find even more of the type of workout music that you like once you have found it.

Spotify Radio is a series of algorithm playlists that can be based on any artist, album, playlist, or song on Spotify. These playlists update over time and usually contain about 50 tracks.

Spotify Radio works by using the Spotify algorithm’s data to find similar songs based on the artist, album, playlist, or song that you have selected.

The Spotify algorithm will look at your listening habits as well as the listening habits of the users who listen to the artist, album, playlist, or song you have selected to create a Spotify Radio playlist made up of about 50 songs.

To start a Spotify Radio playlist on the desktop app, mobile app, or web browser:

  1. Open the Spotify app or web browser
  2. Go to any song, album, artist or playlist
  3. Select the 3 horizontal or vertical dots
  4. Select ‘Go to song/album/playlist/artist radio’ or ‘Start song/album/playlist/artist radio’

Spotify has a growing number of algorithmic playlists like Spotify Radio that are customized and personalized for each specific Spotify user.

…and because these algorithmic playlists are customized for each user based on their listening habits, they are likely to have some great music in them.

Spotify Workout Playlist Names

Spotify playlist names for workouts tend to include words like beast, hype, pump, motivation, and workout in them in addition to the actual workout or exercise that the playlist is made for.

When creating your own Spotify workout playlist name, simply combine any of the above workout words with a music genre name or a type of workout or exercise. 🙂

What makes a good Spotify playlist name?

A good Spotify playlist theme and name will have a balance of aesthetic appeal, relevance, and search engine optimization to attract as many followers and likes to the playlist as possible.

Aesthetic appeal is really just about being vibey and cool but it is the search engine optimization (aka SEO) part that can really get your playlist in front of thousands of people that might just fall in love with your playlist for free.

To learn more about the types of Spotify playlists you can make, how to craft the perfect theme and playlist title, as well as 15+ playlist theme ideas that you can go ahead and use right now, check out my full article on Spotify playlist names. 🙂

How To See Who Liked Your Playlist On Spotify

You can find out how many people follow any Spotify playlist by opening the playlist in Spotify and looking for follower / like count near the playlist’s title and information. Although you can see how many followers you have, you can’t see the individual profiles.

The follower / like count will show up in different areas depending on if you view the playlist in the desktop app, smartphone app, and web browser

To learn more about if this feature will ever come to Spotify, if there are any workarounds, or how you can see the number of Spotify playlist followers in detail, check out my article called How To See Who Liked Your Playlist On Spotify. 🙂

How To Organize Your Spotify Music

The best 2 ways to organize your Spotify music are to do it yourself by creating and managing playlists or by using a third-party tool like ‘Organize Your Music’ by Playlist Machinery.

In both cases, you will first want to have an idea of how you want your music organized, whether it be by genre, release year of the recording, or specific moods or situations like studying or an upcoming party.

To learn more about how you can organize your music on Spotify, with a breakdown on both techniques, and examples of how others organize their music, check out my article on How To Organize Your Spotify Music. 🙂

How To Make Money From Spotify Playlists

Want to learn how you can make money from your Spotify playlists?

To make money from Spotify playlists you need to build up the playlist’s follower count with real listeners before you get paid directly from artists for song placements, for reviewing song submissions, or by selling your playlist.

The 3 main ways to make money from Spotify playlists are to:

  1. Get paid directly from artists for song placements
  2. Get paid for considering a song placement by reviewing song submissions
  3. Sell your playlist to someone else

To learn more, check out my full article on How To Make Money From Spotify Playlists. 🙂

How To Find Your Top Artists On Spotify

The best way to find your top artists on Spotify is by using a 3rd party tool like LastFM or Stats For Spotify, or by using Spotify’s built-in Wrapped, Your Top Songs, or Today’s Top Fans features.

The benefit of using a 3rd party tool is that it clearly shows you the top artist information you are looking for, but you have to go outside of Spotify to find it and give these tools access to your Spotify data.

To learn more about these options and which is the best method for you to find your top artists on Spotify, check out my full article on How To Find Your Top Artists On Spotify. 🙂

How To Upload To Spotify As An Artist (& Get Paid)?

Want to upgrade from just running a Spotify playlist to actually get your own music on Spotify and becoming an official Spotify artist?

To upload to Spotify as an artist, you need to sign up with one of Spotify’s preferred music distributors and submit your music, artwork, and artist information through that distributor.

Thankfully it’s easy for anyone to upload music to Spotify because a company called DistroKid came along and started offering unlimited song uploads for a small annual fee without taking a percentage of any of your earnings away.

Before DistroKid, it was too expensive and complicated (..you had to pay PER song EVERY year).

To learn more about DistroKid, check out my big fat DistroKid review for everything you will ever need to know about them. There is even a handy How To Choose A Distributor Guide and some info on the nice DistroKid discount.

If you are wondering want to know more details about how to do this yourself, how exactly you can claim your artist profile, and actually make some money by uploading music to Spotify, check out my article called How To Upload To Spotify As An Artist (& Get Paid)

Some of my favorite music marketing tools

Thank you for reading this article, my friend, and I hope you found it helpful as you build your own successful career in music. 🙂

Here is a list of my favorite and most recommended tools and resources that I’ve personally used to get my music streamed over 4,000,000 times on Spotify as an artist.

Any of the paid services or tools listed here are most likely affiliate links, so if you do decide to use any of them, I’ll earn a small commission.

But in all honesty, these are the exact tools that I personally use, love, and recommend to anyone – including my own friends and family.

Music Distribution

To get your music on Spotify on all the other streaming services, I use DistroKid because you get unlimited song uploads for a low annual price.

If you want to learn more about DistroKid and music distribution, check out the in-depth DistroKid review that I’ve put together.

Or, if you want to get started with DistroKid right now, you can save on your first year with the DistroKid discount.

Facebook Ads For Spotify Success

Although Facebook Ads can be a real pain to get working properly, there is no denying that they are incredible for growing Spotify streams and getting your music in front of real fans.

This is why I’ve put together a completely free course that you can check out called Facebook Ads For Musicians’ Spotify Streams. 🙂

Music Publishing Royalties Collection

For collecting all of the publishing, mechanical, and live performance royalties owed to me whenever my music gets streamed or played, my go-to is Songtrust.

Songtrust is a publishing administration company which means that in addition to collecting all of those royalties for me, they do it on a global level.

To learn if Songtrust is right for you, I’d recommend checking out this article on Songtrust vs BMI.

And if you want to get started with Songtrust right now, I’d recommend learning about the Songtrust discount code so that you can get the best price. 🙂

Website & Smart Links

I’m personally not a big fan of the link-in-bio and smart links for music pages like ToneDen and Hyppeddit.

Instead, I prefer having a full-blown WordPress website that allows me to have a full website in addition to unlimited music links.

For getting started with this, I really like Bluehost because it is the cheapest and a theme called Thrive Themes because it is the most flexible and easiest to use.

I’ve actually created a free Smart Links Course that you can take to learn how to get set up and start getting more streams with custom smart links (I’ve even included the templates I am using!).

Want more tools and resources for your music career?

If you’d like to see even more of my favorite marketing tools and resources for musicians and music artists, I’ve created an even larger list on this page: Best Marketing Tools & Resources For Musicians (& Music Artists).

P.S. There are even some free tools and resources included on that page as well! 🙂

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