The best time of day to work out has been a hotly debated topic among fitness enthusiasts for years. There are those who swear by early morning routines, those who make it happen during their lunch hour, and then there are the night owls. 

Working out at night does have some clear pros: You can blow off steam from the day. You might have more energy, if you’re generally not a morning person. And you can leave your workout with the feeling that the day is done (rather than just getting started). Personally, I also love the vibe of an evening city run: I’ll listen to the music and din of conversation that pours from bars, watch groups assemble outside restaurants in top-notch attire, and generally allow the buzzy energy that comes from the setting sun to propel me onward.

If you know exactly what I’m talking about and gain a special satisfaction from exercising after hours (or just work a shift that leaves you no other choice), this week’s playlist is for you. The songs here feature dreamy beats, plenty of mentions of nighttime escapades, and of course, are always backed with a beat that makes you want to move. So get ready to sweat with tunes like “Late Night Feelings” by Mark Ronson and Lykke Li, “XXX” by Kim Petras, and “Love Lost” by Mac Miller. There are also remixes from Ellie Goulding, Tame Impala, and Doja Cat. And a few songs at the end of this list to help you cool down: “Nights” by Frank Ocean and “Bedroom” by Litany. 

So close your laptop for the day, lace up your sneakers, and let these tracks power your nighttime routine. 

Full playlist:

  1. “Late Night Feelings” by Mark Ronson feat. Lykke Li
  2. “Ghost” by Justin Bieber
  3. “Kick, Push” by Lupe Fiasco
  4. “Late Night Talking” by Harry Styles
  5. “Be Your Girl” by Teedra Moses, KAYTRANADA
  6. “Borderline” by Tame Impala
  7. “A Brand New Beginning” by Davidplayz360
  8. “Streets – Disclosure Remix” by Doja Cat
  9. “Starboy” by The Weekend, Daft Punk
  10. “Lights – Sped Up Version” by Ellie Goulding, Speed Radio
  11. “XXX” by Kim Petras
  12. “Instant Crush” by Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas
  13. “Lifetime” by Romy
  14. “Waves – Tame Impala Remix” by Miguel
  15. “The Distance” by CAKE
  16. “Dance for You” by Empress Of
  17. “Love Lost” by Mac Miller, The Temper Trap
  18. “HELLO” by Josh Fudge
  19. “Freelance” by Toro y Moi
  20. “Redbone” by Childish Gambino
  21. “New Mode” by Kid Cudi
  22. “Nights” by Frank Ocean
  23. “Bedroom” by Litany