The Lifehacker Pump-Up Song Playlist   

The Lifehacker Pump-Up Song Playlist   

We asked Lifehacker readers to share their pump-up songs, the one that gets them ready to crush it like the wild beasts they are, and they delivered.

Commenter perfectflaw00 gets in the zone with “Eye of the Tiger”: “I’ve had that set as my alarm for the past seven years, its never failed to do its job.”

BraveNewWorld likes Arctic Monkeys’ “Little Illusion Machine”: “This one feels like the last hurrah or ‘second wind’ when I’m tired at the gym but I really need to finish my sets.”

For AVDawn, “Work Bitch” by Britney Spears is one that falls into her category of “PUMPED UP GIRL POWER F**K YEAH I’M AWESOME TO HELL WITH HATERS SONGS”.

BatBoss writes that the opening theme to Street Fighter 4, “Indestructible” by Exile, gives him super powers: “I’m a pretty calm dude with not much in the way of fighting abilities. This song makes me feel like I could punch out a bear.”

Here’s the full Lifehacker Pump-Up Song Playlist on Spotify, compiled from Lifehacker readers’ comments. Take a listen and remember to use your powers for good.


  • Nice to see Run the Jewels in there, but I would have thought Nobody Speak was the go to pump up track. Would add Run Boy Run by Woodkid, Spitfire by Public Service Broadcasting, That’s Not My Name by The Ting Tings, I Found Love by Lone Justice, The Rat by Walkmen, Pretty Vacant by the Sex Pistols, Way Down by N.A.S.A., Battleflag by Lo Fidelity Allstars, Bonfire by Knife Party and maybe Zombie by Jamie T. 🙂

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