Gym Music Playlist of the Week: Celeb Workout Songs

We all want to look as good as our favorite actor or pop star. While we usually seek out their workout routine secrets, here are some of their favorite songs that get them through a grueling workout, courtesy of Yahoo! Shine:

Katy Perry

Jamie Foxx – Blame It

“Jamie Foxx’s ‘Blame It’ has this little beat in the best spot—I love playing it,” says Perry. “I was just blasting it in the car.”

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

“It just makes you have a bounce in your step.”

Jessica Stroup

Rihanna – Rude Boy

“Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy.’ It’s high energy!” says Stroup.

Gabrielle Union

“I start off every workout with a three-song set: ‘I’m Real’ by JLo, ‘Million Dollar Bill’ by Whitney Houston and ‘You Belong to Me’ by Taylor Swift,” says Union. “I channel my inner JLo. In my head I’m a Puerto Rican from the Bronx.”

Jennifer Lopez – I’m Real
Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill
Taylor Swift – You Belong to Me

Kelly Rutherford

“I like Kings of Leon ‘Use Somebody’ because it’s powerful,” says Rutherford. “I also love Christina Aguilera’s ‘Fighter.’ She’s turning a negative experience into something powerful for herself and that’s so inspiring for anybody.”

Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Christina Aguilera – Fighter

Malin Akerman

“I’m a bit of a freak show when it comes to working out,” says Akerman. “My trainer gets me going with really heavy metal like Lamb of God. It’s very aggressive—gets all the road rage out in the studio.”

Rachelle LeFevre

“I run to Lady Gaga’s Fame Monster album,” says LeFevre. “‘Paper Gangsta’ has a good steady beat and sprinting intervals. In the regular part of the song I’m running at a 7 mph and then I sprint at 10 or 11 during the riffs.”

Lady Gaga – Paper Gangsta

Sophia Bush

“When I go to the gym it’s a lot of Taylor Swift’s Fearless album,” says Bush. “‘Love Story’ makes you happy and energized. It’s the perfect melding of silly, sweet and fun.”

Taylor Swift – Love Story

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