Give your cardio workout a club-worthy makeover with this month's musical round-up
This month's top 10 list makes it official: Electronic dance music has completely taken over the nation's gyms. Considering that the last few weeks have seen the release of new singles by Katy Perry, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, and even a collaboration between Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson, this DJ-topping takeover is quite the feat! In fact, none of the above chart-toppers made the cut in this month's poll at all, with the majority of votes going to remixes featuring Tiësto and Avicii, or singles from their club contemporaries Afrojack, 3LAU, and Bright Lights.
Like fashion and film and most other cultural goings-on, music is cyclical. So DJs won't be replacing pop and rock stars entirely—not permanently at least. Plus there are plenty of exceptions: The changing musical landscape doesn't seem to have hurt Pitbull or Imagine Dragons, both of whom made this month's top 10. But if it seems like electronic has a near monopoly on the airwaves these days, this month's playlist is proof of that change.
If there was ever a time for big beats and huge hooks, it's the summer. So check out a few of the high-energy highlights below, grab your favorites, and get excited to press play during your next gym sesh. Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred—the web's most popular workout music blog.
Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne - Rather Be - 122 BPM
Janelle Monae - What Is Love (Walden Radio Edit) - 127 BPM
3LAU & Bright Lights - How You Love Me - 128 BPM
All of Me (Tiësto's Birthday Treatment Remix Radio Edit) - 128 BPM
Crazibiza, Dave Aude & Vassy - Hustlin' (Radio Version) - 124 BPM
Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea - Problem - 103 BPM
Afrojack & Wrabel - Ten Feet Tall - 126 BPM
Imagine Dragons - On Top of the World - 100 BPM
Avicii - Addicted to You (Albin Myers Remix) - 128 BPM
Pitbull & G.R.L. - Wild, Wild Love - 120 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.