Recent releases from Meghan Trainor, Fall Out Boy, and eight more musicians add oomph to your cardio routine in this super fast workout playlist
When building a playlist, people often start with club music. Since it's engineered to get you moving on the dancefloor, the thought is that it should get you moving in the gym too, right? Wrong. Club music typically features slower speeds so you can dance along for hours, while workout music requires faster speeds for shorter sessions.
Since club music rarely reaches above 130 beats per minute (BPM), this playlist gives you a little extra oomph by focusing on tracks 140 BPM and up. Generally, that speed is reserved for rock music, but the playlist below pulls from a variety of genres. Rock bands are definitely represented—thanks to an uncharacteristically fast number from Mumford & Sons and a new single from Florence + The Machine. The list also highlights pop cuts from Meghan Trainor and Katy Tiz alongside dance tracks from The Prodigy and Yellow Claw.
With a mix of genres at work, these songs only have one real thing in common: they'll get you moving faster than most anything else you'll find in the club or on the radio. Preview a few, pick your favorites, and—when you're ready to step it up—just press play. The music will take care of the rest.
Florence + The Machine - Ship to Wreck - 142 BPM
Band of Skulls - Asleep at the Wheel - 145 BPM
Yellow Claw & Ayden - Till It Hurts - 146 BPM
Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband - 158 BPM
Sheppard - Geronimo - 142 BPM
The Prodigy - Nasty - 140 BPM
One Direction - Girl Almighty - 170 BPM
Katy Tiz - Whistle (While You Work It) - 162 BPM
Mumford & Sons - The Wolf - 153 BPM
Fall Out Boy - American Beauty/American Psycho - 151 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.