The beauty of Bollywood music lies in its colossal variety; it’s like an infinite playlist with a song for every mood and every occasion. From being a hit at parties and weddings to becoming workout and gym essentials, Hindi film music drives people more than one could imagine. What better way to boost your workout than a peppy Hindi film number that will get you moving, burn those calories and keep boredom at bay.

From motivational anthems to full body workout songs and edgy dance numbers for those zumba sessions, we have compiled a list of songs that will pump up your exercise routine.

Badtameez Dil

When heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor effortlessly moves his body, you obviously want to ape those moves. And if that is coupled with some intense fat burning, no one’s going to complain. The song from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani sung by Benny Dayal and composed by Pritam has become popular on the gym playlist owing to its lively music and infectious energy.

Tera Naam Japdi Phiran

This power packed track from the Deepika Padukone-Saif Ali Khan starrer Cocktail has all the elements to get you moving. As the tempo rises you can feel yourself getting energized and into workout mode. Be it an aerobics class or a cardio workout, this fast paced number sung by Javed Bashir along with Nikhil D’Souza & Shefali Alvaris is perfect for those wanting to get fit.

Baby Doll

This track hooks you from the word go. Debutant singer Kanika Kapoor’s voice is refreshing and perky, setting the mood for a fun workout. Composed by Meet Bros & Anjan, Baby Doll has a high octane Punjabi flavor. And if that isn’t enough Sunny Leone’s moves in the song surely encourage you to get dancing. Baby Doll fits really well for a bolly-aerobics (aerobics to Bollywood music) or zumba session.

Subah Hone Na De

This song from Desi Boyz has become a huge rage across workout places. The happening number takes off the boredom from mundane workouts with its infectious and foot-thumping melody. Subah Hone Na De gets youngsters sweating it out seeking inspiration from fitness enthusiasts like Akshay Kumar and John Abraham flexing their muscles in the video. Sung by Mika Singh and Shefali Alvares, the music of the song is composed by Pritam.



It starts off slowly but as Kamli picks up, you know you’re in for a pacy number that will test your agility. This song from Dhoom 3 calls for some swift moves much like the choreography of the song which is full of commendable stunts and daring steps. You could even incorporate some of these challenging movements into your workout to increase flexibility. Sunidhi Chauhan’s versatile voice and the score by Pritam lends very well to this track which gets people swaying effortlessly.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Rock Version

It is the ideal track to get you to test your physical endurance. The rising tempo of the rock version coupled with highly inspirational lyrics and the name of a legend like Milkha Singh, serves as the ultimate encouragement during a workout, be it running or weight training. You could train yourself for a marathon with this spirited song from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Sung by Siddharth Mahadevan (Shankar Mahadevan’s talented son) and Arif Lohar, this is a song that can get you through the toughest of workout programs.


Chak De India

And while talking about inspirational numbers, how can one forget the title track from Chak De India. Sukhwinder Singh’s voice give you an adrenaline rush while the lyrics encourage you to realise your potential and focus on your goal. The music by Salim-Sulaiman is hard-hitting and captivating, helping you to be determined and put your best foot forward. If fitness is your ultimate objective, this song is a must have on your gym playlist.

Hungama Ho Gaya

Put your hands up in the air and move your hips as Hungama Ho Gaya from Queen starts playing on the music system. It is a quirky take on the original Hungama ho Gaya composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. This version is faster, livelier, calls for some crazy moves and is apt for a workout. Dancing they say is a great way to exercise and what better song than this, sung by Arijit Singh with the beautiful Asha Bhonsale’s voice from the original number. You could literally follow the lyrics and create an interesting dancercise (dance + exercise) routine.


Tooh is a vibrant track that creates a pulsating atmosphere in the gym. And as the lyrics go, it’s also a great song to ‘shake that tooh’ into shape. Composed by Vishal – Shekhar and sung by Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma & Shruti Pathak, this track is a hit owing to the energy, the moves and of course the hard core Punjabi music. It is a thorough cardio workout song that will leave you charged after your session.

Bang Bang

This scorching title track from Bang Bang has to be the latest addition to your workout playlist. It’s high intensity and has a certain edge and freshness to it. And with Bollywood’s best dancer, Hrithik Roshan showing off his agile moves in the video, it surely has motivated more than a few people to hit the gym. Bang Bang sung by Benny Dayal and Neeti Mohan and composed by Vishal-Shekhar, can suit a number of workouts owing to the varying rhythms in this song, thus making it the latest favourite.

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