Friday, January 27, 2012

Top 10 Workout Songs for January

Need new songs to update or add to your workout playlist? I know I am. Give or take a few songs I've swapped out because my iPod ran out of space, I've had the same core playlist for years and it's the shuffle option that saves me from hearing the same selection every time. I can't help it, I'm a creature of habit. But even the best lists need a little refreshing; it's just tough when you're blindly deciding which songs will be the most motivational for a run or a workout. I've made the mistake of adding a song, only to find that I skip over it every single time it hits my ears when I'm running. What I needed was Run Hundred, the internet's most heavily trafficked site for workout music, to help guide me.

The site polled its readers to find out their favorite, current workout songs to compile a top 10 list to keep people motivated during the time of the year when it's hardest to get up and exercise. And what's even better is that they've broken down the tunes to their beats per minute. You know, in case you need faster beats to add a spring to your step--something this runner has yet to experiment with. As for the list, Chris Lawhorn, who operates, says that the top 10 contains a mixture of songs you'd expect and some surprises.

Here's the full list:
Want more songs or hear next month's contenders (Run Hundred shares results monthly)? Check out Run Hundred's database of workout songs where you can browse by genre, tempo and era to find music that best fits with your workout routine. And stay tuned for what's to come in February.

What songs have you recently added to your workout playlist?

Photo grabbed from Andrew Stawarz at flickr.


  1. Thank you for recommending Run Hundred; I'd been trolling the internet to no avail to find songs in the 140 range and this site fits the bill!

  2. Hi Tracey,
    You're so welcome on Run Hundred and glad it helped you find 140 bpm songs. What do you like about working out to bpm? I have to admit, I'm still tinkering with it on my runs, but I know some who swear by it.




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