When your energy is flagging, fire up your workout with these go-to power songs
If you love working out to music, you've probably accumulated a few power songs—no-fail tracks you turn up when your energy is flagging. Given that a 60-minute workout session is serious business, we pulled out all the stops when piecing together this playlist consisting entirely of power songs.
Virtually everything below is uptempo. At the start, Pharrell will encourage you to "Come Get It Bae" at 120 beats per minute (BPM). When you’re finishing up, cool down with a walk into the The Script and Will.I.Am's "Hall of Fame." All songs in between hover around 130 beats per minute, allowing you to zone out to a consistent beat.
To keep things interesting, we've mixed hits from a variety of sources. On the Top 40 front, you'll find songs from Flo Rida, Bastille, and Jason Derulo. From the club scene, you'll find tracks from Avicii, Martin Garrix, and Armin van Buuren. Lastly, from the college radio charts, you'll find music from Tegan & Sara, Dragonette, and Chromeo.
In all, the aim here is to remove the obstacles between you and a marathon fitness session. There's no clever theme, no songs that'll grow on you over time—just 17 surefire, gym-tested anthems. When you're ready to work it out in a big way, you'll find the motivation and endurance you need below.
Pharrell Williams - Come Get It Bae - 120 BPM
Zedd & Hayley Williams - Stay the Night - 128 BPM
Kylie Minogue - Timebomb - 128 BPM
Jason Derulo - The Other Side - 128 BPM
Bastille - Pompeii - 127 BPM
Cash Cash & Bebe Rexha - Take Me Home - 127 BPM
Chromeo - Jealous (I Ain't with It) - 128 BPM
Avicii - Silhouettes - 129 BPM
Flo Rida - I Cry - 126 BPM
Martin Garrix - Animals - 127 BPM
Pitbull & Kesha - Timber - 130 BPM
Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie - This is What It Feels Like - 130 BPM
Christina Aguilera - Let There Be Love - 128 BPM
Rihanna & David Guetta - Right Now - 130 BPM
Dragonette - Let It Go - 131 BPM
The Script & Will.I.Am - Hall of Fame - 87 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.