Surviving Janu-worry with Michelle Obama’s workout playlist

Come January, the seemingly inevitable festive weight gain is bound to come back to haunt those who overindulged during the holiday season. But Janu-worry not, the former US First Lady, Michelle Obama, has got you covered with these well-thought-out workout playlist


America’s former First Lady, Michelle Obama, who happens to be a huge advocate of living an active lifes, took to Instagram and Twitter to share her favorite workout music, writing that she wanted to give “a little inspiration” to those finding it hard to stick to their New Year’s resolutions. 

“These songs always seem to give me that extra boost to get through my toughest workouts,” Obama wrote.

A surefire to get you moving, the playlist features upbeat tracks like “Drogba (Joanna)” by Afro B, “One Kiss” from Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa, “Soulmate” by Lizzo and “Clique” by Kanye West, Big Sean and Jay-Z.

If 90’s feel good jams are your speed when working out, Michelle Obama has that covered with hits like Jennifer Lopez’s “Feelin’ So Good” (feat. Big Fun and Fat Joe) and “Feels Good” by Tony! Toni! Toné! 

She also included soothing tracks like “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith, “Godspeed” by Frank Ocean and “Show Me Love” by Alicia Keys (feat. Miguel). 

Janu-worry not! Here’s a full tracklist of Michelle Obama’s 2020 workout music:

A God Like You” – Kirk Franklin

V.3005” – Childish Gambino 

Soulmate” – Lizzo

My Money, My Baby” – Burna Boy

Tints” – Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar

Clique” – Kanye West, JAY-Z, Big Sean

Come Down” – Anderson .Paak 

Drogba (Joanna)” – Afro B

Feelin’ So Good – Remix” – Jennifer Lopez, Big Pun, Fat Joe

Press” – Cardi B 

APES**T” – The Carters

Chuck Baby” – Chuck Brown

Hussle & Motivate” – Nipsey Hussle

Rule The World” – 2 Chainz, Ariana Grande

Feels Good” – Tony! Toni! Toné! 

Perm” – Bruno Mars

One Kiss” – Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa

Finesse – Remix” – Bruno Mars, Cardi B

Before I Let Go” – Beyoncé

Tambourine” – Eve 

Toast” – Koffee

Slide” – Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos

Cross Me” – Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, PnB Rock 

Turnin’ Me Up” – BJ The Chicago Kid

South of the Border” – Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello, Cardi B

I’M DOPE” – Tobe Nwigwe, David Michael Wyatt 

Cool Down tracks

24/7” – Meek Mill, Ella Mai

Automatic” – The Bonfyre

Show Me Love” – Alicia Keys, Miguel

I Want You Around”- Snoh Aalegra

Honesty” – Pink Sweat$

Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith

Blessed” – Daniel Caesar

Godspeed” – Frank Ocean

Collide” – Tiana Major9, Earthgang 

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