Use this playlist to find music that matches your speed exactly
It's tough to sync music to your cycling workout because of the range of speeds. To know which tempo will work best, you need to know your pedaling speed. But the speed can vary wildly depending on the gear, surface, and so on. Rather than trying to create an all-purpose playlist, the songs below represent the range between 70 BPM and 150 BPM—with one song for each 10 BPM addition. Incorporating these songs into a routine will let you find the tempo that works best for you.
Here's the full list, starting at 70 BPM:
OneRepublic - Feel Again - 70 BPM
The Lumineers - Ho Hey - 80 BPM
One Direction - Kiss You - 90 BPM
Tyga - Rack City - 100 BPM
Fun. - Some Nights - 110 BPM
Karmin - Brokenhearted - 120 BPM
Icona Pop & Charli XCX - I Love It (Cobra Starship Remix) - 130 BPM
30 Seconds to Mars – Closer to the Edge - 140 BPM
DJ Khaled, T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross - All I Do Is Win - 150 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.