The Top 10 Workout Songs for November 2014
This month's top 10 list makes three things clear:
#1. Iggy Azalea isn't going anywhere. The Levi's model and rap phenomenon shows up in the list below with two different collaborators—Rita Ora and Jennifer Lopez.
#2. Calvin Harris is quickly becoming the face of electronic dance music. He also turns up twice this month—in a pop hit alongside John Newman and a club track with Alesso and Hurts.
#3. 128 beats per minute (BPM) is the Iggy Azalea and Calvin Harris of tempos. By that I mean it's omnipresent. Seven of the ten songs below are within a few beats of this tempo.
In terms of working out, 128 BPM's dominance in pop music means that--if you can find an exercise routine that approximates this pace--you'll never be short of new workout music. If you've already got fixed a routine, you can swap in any of the songs from that range and see how they fit. If not, you might try walking, kickboxing, or a bootcamp-style workout—all of which are good matches for this speed.
Whatever this month's top songs lack in tempo variety, they make up for in the genre variety thanks to a woozy remix from Tove Lo, some Australian folk from Vance Joy, and the fervent rock of Walk the Moon. Whether it's the eclectic mix that draws you in or the four-on-the-floor beats, there's something here that will invigorate your workout.
Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred--the web's most popular workout music blog.Taylor Swift - Welcome to New York - 117 BPM
Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High) (Hippie Sabotage Remix) - 120 BPM
Vance Joy - Riptide - 104 BPM
Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea - Booty - 129 BPM
Calvin Harris, Alesso & Hurts - Under Control - 126 BPM
Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd - Really Don't Care (Cole Plante Radio Remix) - 128 BPM
Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance - 128 BPM
Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora - Black Widow (Justin Prime Remix) - 128 BPM
Pitbull & John Ryan - Fireball - 125 BPM
Calvin Harris & John Newman - Blame - 128 BPM
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.