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The Top 10 Workout Songs for October 2014

 

Pop rules in this month's workout music recap. Collaborations pairing Ariana Grande with Zedd and Iggy Azalea with Rita Ora both received a significant boost in popularity following performances at this this year's MTV Video Music Awards. Moreover, Taylor Swift debuted the first single from her new album, “Shake It Off,” which the most popular song in our monthly poll. Plus, at 160 beats per minute (BPM), it's definitely the best song in the list for a running workout.

Remixers also racked up three big tunes this month. OneRepublic's latest release has been reworked for the club, and Zedd makes his second appearance in the the list with an uptempo version of the summertime smash, “Rude.” Though both of those tracks are geared for the dance floor, they'd be equally great for a jogging or walking. For a lower rep routine—like kettlebells or Pilates—you might want to check out the Surkin remix of Charli XCX's “Boom Clap.” At 93 BPM, it's on the slower side of things, but the tune lives up to its title with thunderous production that'll power you through your next session.

On the whole, Top 40 tracks dominate this month's list. But there should also be enough alternate versions—plus some crossover hits from upstarts like Kongos and Echosmith—to keep things interesting. So, if you're looking for something new to freshen up your gym playlist, below are 10 great places to start. [Tweet this playlist!]

Echosmith - Cool Kids - 130 BPM
Magic - Rude (Zedd Remix) - 130 BPM
Demi Lovato & Cher Lloyd - Really Don't Care - 121 BPM
Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora - Black Widow - 82 BPM
Charli XCX - Boom Clap (Surkin Remix) - 93 BPM
Kongos - Come With Me Now - 104 BPM
Ariana Grande & Zedd - Break Free - 130 BPM
OneRepublic - Love Runs Out (Grabbitz Remix) - 124 BPM
Kiesza - Hideaway - 123 BPM
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off - 160 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.

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