Let’s start by stating the obvious: Being a diva is a state of mind. Sure, you might think of a diva as a globe-trotting pop star or iconic celebrity (and yes, that technically might be the definition), but when you’ve got the confidence, the strut, and the attitude, who’s to say you can’t embrace your very own version of diva-hood every single day?
That’s the energy we’re bringing to this week’s workout playlist, which features some of the top musical divas of our time. On this list, you’ll find absolute classics from OG chanteuses like Aretha Franklin and Gloria Gaynor, then move through the decades with tunes from Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and get a sampling of the vocal powerhouses that dominate our playlists today: Lizzo, Beyoncé, Ariana Grande, and more. The song styles might differ, but all of these prima donnas have what matters most: Incredible range and dynamic voices that make us want to dance, cheer, and move to the music.
If you’re working out to this playlist, we hope you let their bold and upbeat tracks drive you to push a little harder—whether that means one extra rep with a heavier weight or a few more minutes on the treadmill. And, no shame at all if you decide to belt out a few of these songs yourself.
“Fantasy” by Mariah Carey“CUFF IT” by Beyoncé“I’m Every Woman” by Whitney Houston, SG Lewis“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga“Good as Hell” by Lizzo feat. Ariana Grande“Heart to Break” by Kim Petras“Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera feat. Redman“Get Right” by Jennifer Lopez“Tambourine” by Eve“Scandalous” by Mis-Teeq“Aphrodite” by Kylie Minogue“Tik Tok” by Kesha“Conceited (There’s Something About Remy)” by Remy Ma“Respect” by Aretha Franklin“Oops!… I Did It Again” by Britney Spears“Swish Swish” by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj“Not Tonight – Remix” by Lil’ Kim, Angie Martinez, Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott“Poker Face” by Lady Gaga“Clouds” by Chaka Khan, Lew Hahn“Spice Up Your Life” by Spice Girls“Domino” by Jessie J“Sissy That Walk” by RuPaul“I Will Survive – Eric Kupper Mix Edit” by Gloria Gaynor“Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj“Strong Enough” by Cher“Bitch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna“I’m Coming Out/Upside Down – Chris Cox Remix Radio Edit” by Diana Ross“R U Ready” by Salt-N-Pepa, Rufus Moore“Express Yourself” by Madonna“Strut” by The Cheetah Girls“Don’t Cha” by The Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue“…Baby, One More Time – Boy Wunder Radio Mix” by Britney Spears“Go to Town” by Doja Cat“Positions” by Ariana Grande