Often when thinking about music that pumps you up, the classical genre would be the last to come to mind. However, this list will make you totally forget that misconception.

1. "Winter" by Vivaldi

The build-up in this piece is unreal, and by the time the main theme comes in, there's no way you aren't banging your head.

2. "1812 Festival Overture" by Tchaikovsky

Between outstanding dynamic contrast, the thrill of the accelerandos, and the unforgettable theme, you can't go wrong with this classical song!

3. "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Grieg

This piece starts quiet and slow, but as you feel it growing louder and faster you can't help but get excited.

4. "March of the Toys" by Tchaikovsky

Another amazing Tchaikovsky piece, but with a Christmas twist!

5. "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by Mozart

Exciting and enticing from the beginning, this melody is one you'll never be able to get out of your head.

6. "Violin Concerto BWV 1042 in E Major" by Bach

From the first three notes, this piece keeps me bopping up and down.

7. "String Quintet No. 29 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, III. Scherzo" by George Onslow

The syncopation in the main theme is where the headbanging comes in, followed by a beautiful melody. Honestly, who doesn't love a good string quintet?