Topshop Playlist: Topshop HQ’s Definitive Workout Tracks

To celebrate the launch of Ivy Park AW16, we quizzed the fitness fanatics of Topshop HQ on their favourite songs to work out to and why. From Beyoncé classics to groovy jungle beats, here’s our definitive workout playlist…

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – ALL MY FRIENDS

“This song has a great rhythm for running and it helps that it’s one of my favourite tracks of all time. Also – it’s quite long – so by the time it’s all over you’ve already done eight minutes of your workout. Bonus!”

-Frith Hookway, Digital Marketing Manager

JUNGLEBAE – BACKWARDZ

“This is exactly the kind of tune that gets me burning a hole in the dancefloor – as soon as I hear it I can’t help but move!”

-Sonja Cavor, Senior Online Trading Manager

DRAKE – THE MOTTO

“If I’m doing weights or resistance training, I’d usually opt for a bit of Hip Hop/RnB – something a little bit angry to push me through the pain. Upper body strength is my weak spot!”

Jodie Tuley, Digital Marketing Manager

PANDA – DESIIGNER

“This song often comes on in my spin class and it always makes me go extra hard on the pedals. It has a heavy bass and a great beat – perfect for when you turn up that resistance!”

Safura Harrison, Online Trading Coordinator

MICHAEL SEMBELLO – SHE’S A MANIAC

“Throwback alert! When I work out I need songs that make me forget I am sweating like crazy. This song from Flashdance is perfect for that very reason.”

Emmanuelle Marechal, Digital Editorial Assistant

TRAVIS MILLS – DON’T NEED MUCH

“The lyrics in this song are quite fast and fun so I find myself concentrating on singing them right, and not focusing on the physical burn!”

Sonja Cavor, Senior Online Trading Manager

JANET JACKSON – IF

“Been listening to this since the ’90s and it’s still just as good – I can picture the dance choreography in my head and it makes me want to keep moving.”

Safura Harrison, Online Trading Coordinator

BEYONCÉ – LOVE ON TOP

“It wouldn’t be a workout playlist without a bit of Beyoncé. When doing a tough LBT class, it calls for something a little more feel-good that I can sing at the top of my voice.”

Jodie Tuley, Digital Marketing Manager

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – HEY BOY HEY GIRL

“This song gives me the extra boost of energy I need during a tough weights session with my personal trainer. I train in a no-frills boxing gym, so I need songs that feel sympathetic to that environment. Pop just doesn’t cut it!”

Zoe Sloma, Head of Online Trading

Shop the Ivy Park collection and find out more about the activewear label co-founded by Beyoncé