Workout (RuPaul song)

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Single by RuPaul
from the album Red Hot
Format CD
Recorded 2004
Genre Dance, house, electro, hip house
Length 3:56 (album version)
Label RuCo, Inc.
Writer(s) Eric Kupper, Frankie Knuckles, Robert Brown, John Madden Jr.[1]
Producer(s) RuPaul Charles, Darrell Martin, Omri Anghel[1]
RuPaul singles chronology
"Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous"
"People Are People"

"WorkOut" is the second single from RuPaul's album Red Hot. The song is a dance/house song about feeling liberated while dancing. The expression "work out" is (not exclusively) gay slang for expressing one's self exuberantly; it is similar to RuPaul's coined phrase "You better work!". Two versions of the single were made available; one version, with 8 tracks, was released by RuPaul on her own RuCo, Inc. label. The other version, a 3 track version released only in Germany, was released on the Dance Street label.

Music video[edit]

The music video was catered to club play and features a montage of RuPaul in different outfits singing the song in locations such as a roof top and a dance club.

Track listings[edit]

  • WorkOut (The RuMixes) (Ruco, Inc. Single)
  1. WorkOut (Blueroom Radio) – 3:30
  2. WorkOut (Junior's Spirit Club) – 7:51
  3. WorkOut (Eric Kupper Dub) – 7:52
  4. WorkOut (Blueroom Mix Show) – 7:22
  5. WorkOut (Junior's NYC Radio) – 3:39
  6. WorkOut (Joe Carrano's Ragged Radio) – 3:31
  7. WorkOut (Junior's Club Dub) – 6:55
  8. Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous (D1 Music ReDux) – 4:39
  • German Single
  1. WorkOut (Joe Carrano's Ragged Radio)
  2. WorkOut (Junior's Spirit Club)
  3. Looking Good, Feeling Gorgeous (Looking Good Feeling Gomi Mix)

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • RuPaul – lead vocals, producer
  • Omri Anghel – producer
  • Robert Brown – songwriter
  • Sharlotte Gibson – background vocals
  • Frankie Knuckles – songwriter
  • Eric Kupper – songwriter
  • John Madden Jr. – songwriter
  • Darrell Martin – producer, background vocals
  • Tom Trujillo – background vocals


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[2] 5


  1. ^ a b c "WorkOut—The RuMixes". Retrieved August 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ "RuPaul – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for RuPaul. Retrieved January 29, 2011.