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 these 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. 

Full playlist:

  1. “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey
  2. “CUFF IT” by Beyoncé
  3. “I’m Every Woman” by Whitney Houston, SG Lewis
  4. “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga
  5. “Good as Hell” by Lizzo feat. Ariana Grande
  6. “Heart to Break” by Kim Petras
  7. “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera feat. Redman
  8. “Get Right” by Jennifer Lopez
  9. “Tambourine” by Eve
  10. “Scandalous” by Mis-Teeq
  11. “Aphrodite” by Kylie Minogue
  12. “Tik Tok” by Kesha
  13. “Conceited (There’s Something About Remy)” by Remy Ma
  14. “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
  15. “Oops!… I Did It Again” by Britney Spears
  16. “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj
  17. “Not Tonight – Remix” by Lil’ Kim, Angie Martinez, Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy Elliott
  18. “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga
  19. “Clouds” by Chaka Khan, Lew Hahn
  20. “Spice Up Your Life” by Spice Girls
  21. “Domino” by Jessie J
  22. “Sissy That Walk” by RuPaul
  23. “I Will Survive – Eric Kupper Mix Edit” by Gloria Gaynor
  24. “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
  25. “Strong Enough” by Cher
  26. “Bitch Better Have My Money” by Rihanna
  27. “I’m Coming Out/Upside Down – Chris Cox Remix Radio Edit” by Diana Ross
  28. “R U Ready” by Salt-N-Pepa, Rufus Moore
  29. “Express Yourself” by Madonna
  30. “Strut” by The Cheetah Girls
  31. “Don’t Cha” by The Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes
  32. “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue
  33. “…Baby, One More Time – Boy Wunder Radio Mix” by Britney Spears
  34. “Go to Town” by Doja Cat
  35. “Positions” by Ariana Grande