Who needs energy drinks and bars when you have great music? It's easy to turn to sugar and caffeine when feeling less than excited about upcoming workouts, but the right tunes can have you pumped and ready to go better than anything! Haven't you been driving in your car, spacing out and tired, when suddenly your favorite song comes on and you are boppin' around in your seat, singing like crazy? I know it's not just me. Please tell me I'm not the only one. I blame my last speeding ticket on Shakira for this very reason. I was driving home from class (this was during graduate school in Leesburg) when "Hips Don't Lie" came on. The energy in the song got me going...70mph to be exact. I am now a little more careful after that one.
The point is that great music can give you the energy boost you need for a fabulous workout!
The Top 10 Workout Songs
Traditionally, winter is the time of year when folks find it hardest to get out and exercise. In the hopes of keeping folks motivated, readers from RunHundred.com the web's most heavily-trafficked workout music blog--were polled regarding their favorite, current workout songs. The resulting top 10 list has a little of what you'd expect---and a little you might not. Flo Rida, who's no stranger to this list, shows up in two recent tracks. Enrique Iglesias continues his transition from balladeer to club rocker. And Kelly Clarkson, after faltering with the first single off her new album, bounced back ferociously with the second.
As for surprises, they're mostly entries from folks relatively new on the dance scene. Highlights include songs from Tim Berg (who remixed his own track under his Avicii moniker), Skrillex (whose collaboration with Kaskade is the first dubstep track ever the make the Top 10), and Wolfgang Gartner (who's made the chart with a little help from the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am).
Here's the full list:
1. Tim Berg - Seek Bromance (Avicii Vocal Edit) - 127 BPM
2. Katy Perry - The One That Got Away - 135 BPM
3. Alexandra Stan - Mr. Saxobeat (Maan Studio Remix) - 126 BPM
4. Flo Rida - Good Feeling - 129 BPM
6. Hot Chelle Rae - Tonight Tonight (Goldstein Remix) - 118 BPM
7. Taio Cruz & Flo Rida - Hangover - 129 BPM
8. Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & The WAV.s - I Like How It Feels - 129 BPM
9. Kaskade & Skrillex - Lick It - 128 BPM
10. Kelly Clarkson - What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) - 117 BPM
I did not contribute to the voting on this list, but there are a couple I could see myself running to. What are your favorite workout songs that get you going? You know one of mine is "Hips Don't Lie"! Leave a comment with your favorite "gettin' lean" workout song and we can put together a "Top Ten" of our own!