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5 Testosterone Boosting Songs (Ideal For Any Workout) 

Isaac Robertson
Published by Isaac Robertson
Fact checked by Donald Christman, BHSc FACT CHECKED
Last updated: November 15, 2021

Are you looking to increase your testosterone in an easy way that involves zero health risks?

Turning on the right music could be the perfect method to do so.

After hours of extensive research, we found that specific music genres can lead to higher T-levels.

We’ll give you the full disclosure, along with a done-for-you playlist of songs that you can enjoy during your workouts or in the bedroom.

Our Key Findings in a Nutshell

  • Men with high testosterone levels prefer metal and rock music, while those with low testosterone prefer jazz and classical music. 
  • Researchers in Montreal found that music increases dopamine levels in both men and women. 
  • Listening to songs we like can reduce cortisol, a stress hormone that kills testosterone levels.

Can Music Boost Low Testosterone Levels?

man listening to music

We’re not 100% sure that music can boost low testosterone levels. But we have good reasons to believe so.

Many studies found a link between testosterone and music.

But before we get to that, note that music is only a temporary solution for lower testosterone levels.

If you suffer from low testosterone and want more permanent results, try looking into other forms of treatment, like testosterone replacement therapy or testosterone boosters.

Testosterone Levels Influence Musical Preferences

Research has found that the male hormone influences musical preferences [1].

Men with higher T-levels tend to prefer heavy metal and rock music. Those with lower testosterone levels, on the other hand, prefer classical music and jazz.

We don’t know exactly how testosterone determines our musical taste, but we do know this: anger and male hormones are correlated [2]. Testosterone levels increase with anger, which may explain why men with higher T like “angry” music.

What’s more, some research suggests that aggressive lyrics can spark aggression [3].

Although these findings aren’t conclusive, turning on “angry” music is worth a shot if you want to boost your T-levels.

If we were to choose the genres that sound the angriest, we’d probably settle on heavy metal and hard rock.

Music Affects Our Mood

man smiling while listening to music

Music can positively affect our mood, according to researchers at McGill University in Montreal [4].

By studying images of the brain, they found that our body releases dopamine—a feel-good hormone—when we listen to music.

That’s an important finding if you’re looking to increase your sex drive because feeling good is crucial for getting in the mood.

But other factors, like personality and individual differences in taste, influence our dopamine levels, too.

The researchers found that dopamine levels were at their highest when the study group listened to music they actually liked. Dopamine increased by an additional 9% in both men and women.

What that means is that you don’t have to torture yourself with heavy metal if that’s not the type of music you enjoy, despite the fact that it could boost your T.

There’s nothing wrong with turning up Martin Gaye’s Sexual Healing if that’s what gets you in the mood.

Listening to Music Reduces Stress

There’s another important way in which music can affect our emotions. Many researchers have found that music can reduce cortisol production in the body [5].

Cortisol is known as the body’s stress hormone. And we know that stress can decrease testosterone and sex drive, both of which lead to a weaker performance in the bedroom and the gym.

But most people don’t realize that stress can be both emotional and physical.

Physical activity may reduce stress in the long run, but cortisol levels actually increase during workouts. That’s bad news because cortisol kills testosterone.

To avoid negative consequences, try playing music you like in the gym. It will help you reduce stress and build muscle mass faster.

5 Testosterone-Boosting Songs

woman in a band, and men playing instruments

Whether a song will increase our dopamine levels depends on our personality and individual differences.

Still, we wanted to make this music thing easy for you, so we made this playlist.

It contains metal and rock songs since research indicates that these genres are more successful in boosting T-levels than, say, jazz. We recommend you play them during your next workout or even while you sleep.

1. Guns N’ Roses - Welcome to the Jungle

Guns were always a guys’ band. Their entire discography will get hormones and blood pumping through your veins, but this is especially true for Welcome to the Jungle.

But beware: it’s impossible to stay level-headed after hearing Slash’s kickass riffs and Rose’s famous bass-baritone.

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2. System Of A Down - Chop Suey!

Chop Suey! is not only a hyper-energetic song but also tackles taboo topics that could get your blood boiling.

And remember that researchers found a correlation between anger and T? You just might get the surge of hormones you’ve been hoping for.

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3. Metallica - Enter Sandman

This Metallica masterpiece tells a story of a mythical being called Sandman appearing in a child’s nightmare.

Combine that with the heavy drumbeat in this song, and you’ve got the perfect cure for fatigue and low T.

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4. Rammstein - Du Hast Mich

Rammstein’s lead singer has the ultimate guys’ voice: it’s deep, it’s manly, it’s German. And, of course, we all know how angry Germans can sound.

Jokes aside, this single is bound to shoot your T—and your sex drive—through the roof.

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5. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Ozzy Osbourne is often referred to as the godfather of heavy metal. That should set your expectations.

Paranoid is filled with high energy, brutal drumming, and endless riffs. If anything can battle your low T symptoms, Paranoid is it.

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Takeaways

Music isn’t a permanent cure for low testosterone - its effects are likely to be only temporary.

But this method’s worth a shot, especially because there’s zero health risk involved. You can’t go wrong with music.

While it’s recommended that you choose more aggressive genres, do what feels right.

If you’re a jazz fan, go for it. Whatever tickles your pickle—or boosts your T and sex drive.

Still, try giving our playlist a listen next time you’re lifting weight in the gym or before your big date. If nothing else, you’ll get a massive surge of energy.


References:

  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191886917306980
  2. https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/study-suggests-testosterone-increases-as-anger-rises
  3. https://www.apa.org/monitor/julaug03/violent
  4. https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/musical-chills-why-they-give-us-thrills-170538
  5. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17437199.2019.1627897

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