We’ve all been there. You’re sweating through a calorie-blasting workout or trying to squeeze in an exercise sesh during the work day when all of a sudden, you lose the motivation to keep going. Because, let’s be honest — working out is just that: work. But according to a new study from LG, there’s one simple thing that can help you totally crush a workout: music.


LG surveyed more than 2,000 Americans aged 18 and older who are considered “fitness enthusiasts” because they exercise at least an hour every week. Ninety-one percent said that music is vital to their workout.

The survey revealed that three out of four people were more likely to rely on music than a friend or a trainer to motivate them during their workout. And one in five people would completely end their workout if their music stopped playing. (Honestly, if Taylor Swift stopped playing during a long run, we’d probably quit right then too.)

The respondents also revealed the most popular jams to work out to, and Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger,” Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” made the list. LG even teamed up with Revenge Body trainer Gunnar Peterson to create the LG TONE-Up workout, a circuit-inspired, no-equipment-needed workout to accompany your fave playlist.

But one crucial component to blasting a great playlist while you work out? Your headphones. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said they would delay a workout until they found their misplaced headphones. Forty-one percent said they would resort to buying new ones in order to keep their sweat session on schedule.

What’s on your workout playlist? Tweet us @BritandCo!

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