5 Testosterone Boosting Songs (Ideal For Any Workout) 

James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
Published by James Cunningham, BSc, CPT | Staff Writer & Senior Coach
Last updated: December 28, 2023
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As a health and performance coach, I've seen firsthand how the right music can rev up a workout and boost testosterone.

My personal experiments and extensive research led me to discover that certain genres really pump up those T-levels.

So, here's my top playlist, based on both research and my own gym sessions, perfect for cranking up the intensity of your workouts or setting the mood in the bedroom.

Quick Summary

  • Testosterone-boosting tracks such as "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses, "Du Hast" by Rammstein, and "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath can power up your workout playlist.
  • Selecting the right music, particularly metal and rock genres, can enhance workouts and potentially boost testosterone levels.
  • A study in the Nature Neuroscience journal reveals that listening to preferred music can increase dopamine, a feel-good hormone, by up to 9%, potentially impacting testosterone.
  • Personally, I advocate for the power of music in enhancing workout intensity, which I feel contributes significantly to both mental and physical vigor, possibly affecting testosterone.

5 Testosterone-Boosting Songs

woman in a band, and men playing instruments

Whether a song will increase our testosterone (and dopamine) levels depends on our personalities and individual differences.

Still, I wanted to make this music thing easy for you, so I 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.

I recommend you play them during your next workout or even while you sleep.

1. Guns N’ Roses - Welcome to the Jungle

Guns N' Roses is a testosterone booster, especially "Welcome to the Jungle." Slash's fiery guitar and Rose's deep voice won't let you keep your cool.


2. System Of A Down - Chop Suey!

During my workouts, I've found 'Chop Suey!' by System Of A Down to be incredibly stimulating. Its high energy and edgy themes always fire up my emotions and seem to give me a testosterone boost.


3. Metallica - Enter Sandman

I've found Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' to be particularly effective in my coaching. Its powerful drumbeat and engaging story make it perfect for overcoming fatigue and potentially boosting testosterone.


4. Rammstein - Du Hast Mich

In my experience, Rammstein's 'Du Hast' brings a unique edge to workouts. The deep, commanding vocals could really elevate testosterone and drive.


5. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

As a heavy metal enthusiast, I find 'Paranoid' by Black Sabbath to be a powerhouse in the gym. Ozzy's legendary voice, combined with the energetic drumming and riffs, is a potent mix for fighting low testosterone.


Can Music Boost Low Testosterone Levels?

man listening to music

I'm not 100% sure that music can boost low testosterone levels. But I have good reasons to believe so.

Many studies have 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

Studies, like the one published in the Personality and Individual Differences journal, show that testosterone impacts music choices [1].

Men with more testosterone dig heavy metal and rock, while those with less groove listen to classical and jazz. The connection isn't crystal clear, but we do know testosterone and anger link up, as the International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism highlights [2].

Higher testosterone often means a preference for "angrier" tunes. Also, the American Psychological Association notes that aggressive lyrics might stir up aggression [3].

So, if you're aiming to up your testosterone, blasting some heavy metal or rock could do the trick.

When it comes to picking the genres that scream "anger," heavy metal and hard rock take the cake.

Music Affects Our Mood

man smiling while listening to music

McGill University research shows music lifts our spirits. When we jam to tunes that make us happy, our testosterone might get a boost, spicing up our mood and sex drive [4].

Brain scans reveal that grooving to music triggers dopamine release, our body's own feel-good hormone. This is key to revving up your sex drive; feeling great is essential for getting in the right groove.

However, our personal taste and personality also play a role in dopamine surges.

The biggest dopamine jumps happen when we listen to music we genuinely love, with a 9% increase in both men and women, as per a study from the Nature Neuroscience journal [5].

So, there is no need to force yourself through heavy metal for that testosterone kick. The perfect tracks sync with your rhythm, firing you up in ways generic playlists just can't.

Listening to Music Reduces Stress

In my coaching sessions, I've noticed how music acts as a powerful stress buster. This aligns with research from the Health Physiology Review showing that music can significantly lower cortisol, our stress hormone [6].

Less stress equals more testosterone and a better gym and bedroom game.

Therefore, music creates a "mental oasis," jazzing up your gym vibe and making workouts less of a drag.

Plus, upbeat tracks can level up your endurance and strength, transforming your exercise routine into a dynamic, music-fueled power session where you push past limits with ease.


  1. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0191886917306980
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3693622/
  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.nature.com/articles/nn.2726
  6. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17437199.2019.1627897
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James Cunningham, BSc, CPT
Staff Writer & Senior Coach
James Cunningham, BSc, CPT holds a BSc degree in Sport & Exercise Science from University of Hertfordshire. He's a Health & Performance Coach from London that brings a unique blend of academic knowledge of health supplements and practical exercise experience to the table for his readers.
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Benedict Ang, CPT, PN1-NC is an ex-National Soccer player turned MMA and Kickboxing champion, with ACE CPT and PN1-NC certifications. His advice is rooted in education and experience, ensuring that readers receive scientific and battle-tested insights. His mission is to empower his clients and readers to realize their potential and become the best versions of themselves.
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Dr. Harshi Dhingra, MBBS, MD is a published peer-reviewed author and renowned physician from India with over a decade of experience. With her MBBS from Bharati Vidyapeeth and an MD from Rajiv Gandhi University, she actively ensures the accuracy of online dietary supplement and medical information by reviewing and fact-checking health publications.
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