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 RunHundred.com, says that the top 10 contains a mixture of songs you'd expect and some surprises.
Here's the full list:
- Tim Berg - Seek Bromance (Avicii Vocal Edit) - 127 BPM
- Katy Perry - The One That Got Away - 135 BPM
- Alexandra Stan - Mr. Saxobeat (Maan Studio Remix) - 126 BPM
- Flo Rida - Good Feeling - 129 BPM
- Wolfgang Gartner & Will.I.Am - Forever - 128 BPM
- Hot Chelle Rae - Tonight Tonight (Goldstein Remix) - 118 BPM
- Taio Cruz & Flo Rida - Hangover - 129 BPM
- Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & The WAV.s - I Like How It Feels - 129 BPM
- Kaskade & Skrillex - Lick It - 128 BPM
- Kelly Clarkson - What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) - 117 BPM
What songs have you recently added to your workout playlist?
Photo grabbed from Andrew Stawarz at flickr.