A Selection of Exercise-Themed Music Videos to Whip You Into Shape

Kanye West — “The New Workout Plan”

In which West, who’s never seen an obvious concept he didn’t like, extends the central “workout”/”work it out” conceit of this song to its video, casting himself as a personal trainer dispensing instructions to women who want to score “a rapper/ An NBA star/ Or at least a dude with a car.” Also, lest we ever forget what a dreadful lyricist West is, let’s pause and meditate for a moment on the inanity of the lines, “It’s been a week without me/ And she feel weak without me,” shall we?