Upgrade your gym routine with a workout playlist that mixes hits (and one track you may have missed) from the rising pop star
Ariana Grande has come a long way from her days as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon's Victorious. In the past few years, she's performed on Saturday Night Live, headlined a pair of tours, and joined the cast of FOX's much-anticipated Scream Queens (which premieres September 22nd). Along the way, she's landed a string of singles in the Top 40, and we've rounded up the best for your workout below. (How does she stay fit? Find out in these Fitness Facts About Ariana Grande).
Ariana's command of a four-octave range have led many to compare her to a Mariah Carey—which is apt on early cuts like "The Way" and "Baby I." While slower tracks like this aren't obvious picks, their tempos make them ideal for warming up or cooling down. Moreover, while they may lack speed, there's a breezy element throughout that might make you feel light on your feet—even in a faster routine.
The rest of the mix is rounded out with conventional, uptempo workout tracks like "Break Free" or "One Last Time." A variety of collaborators keep things interesting, with rap, R&B, and club contributions courtesy of artists like Iggy Azalea, The Weeknd, and Zedd. Lastly, you'll find a remix of "Bang Bang" that takes a rumbling, thunderous approach utterly unlike the version you've heard on the radio. So whatever pace or style you prefer, there's something for you below:
Ariana Grande & Mac Miller - The Way - 83 BPM
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd - Love Me Harder - 99 BPM
Ariana Grande - Baby I - 102 BPM
Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea - Problem - 103 BPM
Ariana Grande - Piano - 120 BPM
Ariana Grande - One Last Time - 126 BPM
Ariana Grande & Zedd - Break Free - 130 BPM
Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang (Kat Krazy Remix) - 128 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.