If an up tempo song is getting lots of love on the radio, there's a good chance it will be in heavy rotation at the gym as well. And while Top 40 chart toppers are obvious choices when it's time to break a sweat, they lose their charm pretty fast when you hear them everywhere you go.
To extend the lives of your favorite hits and mix things up a little, this workout playlist focuses on tracks that have been getting attention primarily from blogs, college radio stations, and record stores, including a surprising collaboration between Capital Cities and André 3000, the latest from Lauryn Hill, and a late-night epic from M83.
Here's the full list:
Snow Patrol - Called Out in the Dark - 121 BPM
Scissor Sisters - Only The Horses - 127 BPM
Mika - Live Your Life - 104 BPM
M83 - Midnight City - 105 BPM
Tegan & Sara - Closer - 138 BPM
Foster the People - Call It What You Want - 114 BPM
Lauryn Hill - Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix) - 113 BPM
The Postal Service - A Tattered Line of String - 141 BPM
The Gaslight Anthem - "45" - 90 BPM
Capital Cities & Andre 3000 - Farrah Fawcett Hair - 125 BPM
To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.