Power up your cardio with a fast-paced workout playlist (featuring Demi Lovato, David Guetta, and more) that'll get you through the end-of-summer blues
The summer may be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this month's workout playlist. While June and July featured an assortment of sunny pop songs, August's top picks are more eclectic in two main ways: tempo and genre. With faster songs and greater variety in your mix, you'll be perfectly equipped to make the most of the diminishing daylight. (If you're exercising outdoors in prime sun time, be sure to slather on one of these New Sunscreen Formulas to Fit Your Active Lifestyle).
If you're browsing by tempo, you’ll find a warm-up track from EDM favorites Krewella and a perfectly-titled cool down track from Demi Lovato. In between, you’ll find plenty of music around 130 beats per minute (BPM) and a couple power tracks that push you above 150 BPM. If you're looking for highlights by genre, check out the dancefloor smash from Cash Cash, a remix from David Guetta, or comeback singles from one-time Disney star Hilary Duff and '90s rockers Third Eye Blind.
Between the pop, rock, and club stars—and the range of tempos—you should find the exact tracks you need to round out your existing mix. Alternatively, you can take this month’s picks and use them wholesale—relying their diversity to keep you engaged and moving. Here's the full list (according to votes placed at Run Hundred):
Krewella - Somewhere to Run - 112 BPM
Hilary Duff - Sparks - 122 BPM
Cash Cash - Surrender - 128 BPM
We Are Twin - Come Alive - 159 BPM
Mako & Madison Beer - I Won't Let You Walk Away - 128 BPM
Third Eye Blind - Everything Is Easy - 128 BPM
David Guetta, Nicki Minaj & Afrojack - Hey Mama (Modern Machines Remix) - 128 BPM
Jeremih & Flo Rida - Tonight Belongs to U! - 130 BPM
The Mowgli's - Bad Dream - 168 BPM
Demi Lovato - Cool for the Summer - 114 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.