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5 Music Videos for Dropping Pounds

Looking for a fun way to get your daily exercise? Dancing along to these six music videos will get you — and your heart — pumped up.

Beyonce: Move Your Body

In this educational video, Beyonce doesn’t just move her body, she encourages school children to move theirs, as well. Her high-energy dance routine was specifically designed to make exercise more appealing to children with the idea that they’ll strive to imitate the actions of a popular musician. She leads a flash mob of middle school kids through the easy-to-follow dance routine, working traditional exercise moves in with hip-hop flavor. If you’re looking to lose weight, this is an easy and fun way to get started.

Christina Aguilera, Pink, Lil’ Kim, Mya: Lady Marmalade

This high powered dance routine is well choreographed with dance moves that you can follow at home with some practice. If your goal is to be thin, sexy, and svelte, cardio is the best way to get there and this video will certainly provide a high energy cardio workout.

Britney Spears: Stronger

When Britney was still in her hey-day, she was known for her strong dance moves and choreography. When you need to get your heart rate up and your adrenaline pumping, practice moving along with these high powered dance moves. Drop pounds as you practice these killer moves, then put them to good use the next time you’re at the club.

Katy Perry: California Gurlz

This whimsical video features Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, and an extremely talented group of backup dancers wandering through a CandyLand style scene. The dance routine you’ll want to workout to is about two-thirds of the way in, with energetic choreography and fun music. If you’re trying to lose weight, this is another dance clip you’ll want to to add to your arsenal.

Lady Gaga: Bad Romance

Lady Gaga is known for being the queen of quirk, but she can also create a mean dance video. If you’re looking for something a little different than the rump shaking grinds that hip-hop has to offer, it might be time to try working out to this unique video. You’ll get your heart pumping as you enjoy a truly unique workout.

Dancing to your favorite videos is just one of the great ways to lose weight without a costly gym membership.