Turn your workouts up a notch with these thrilling 90s throwbacks
Like most genres, techno music goes in and out of style in cycles. Right now, it's in—so we wanted to bring it to life in the form of an exercise playlist.
Kicking things off are The Chemical Brothers with "Block Rockin' Beats." This song is ideal for a warm-up track because it's got fewer beats per minute (BPM) than the rest, but it still feels fast on account of its frantic, namesake beats. To that end, it'll amp you up psychologically without forcing you straight into a sprint.
Once you've gotten moving, this playlist mixes a variety of songs from 120 to 152 BPM. On the lower end, you'll find a track from Daft Punk's debut album, The Crystal Method's signature song, and a multi-layered masterpiece from Wiseguys. In the higher tempos, you'll find a genre-defining smash from Fatboy Slim, an Underworld song made famous by the film Trainspotting, and a song by Zombie Nation that's more recognizable by its tune than by its name.
Whether fast, loud, hectic, or spare, there are big beats front and center in each of the songs below. Given the chance, they'll do a surprising amount of your workout for you—if you just turn up the volume and follow their lead.
The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats - 109 BPM
Wiseguys - Start the Commotion - 120 BPM
Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400 (Sport Chant Stadium Remix) - 140 BPM
The Crystal Method - Busy Child - 125 BPM
Underworld - Born Slippy (Nuxx) - 140 BPM
Daft Punk - Around the World - 121 BPM
Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank - 152 BPM
Faithless - Insomnia (Monster Mix) - 127 BPM
The Prodigy - Firestarter - 142 BPM
Moby - Honey - 102 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.