Supercharge your workout by swapping out the tired tracks in your playlist for new music from Pharrell, Zedd, and more
In a workout playlist, balance is key. Too much familiarity can be boring, but too much novelty can be jarring. Getting the right ratio often takes a little work, but the songs voted into this month's top 10 list manage the feat naturally.
On the familiar side, the list starts singles from Macklemore, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, and Pharrell—all of whom shot onto the charts following their performances at the Video Music Awards. On the fresh side, there's a masterpiece of sass from Tink and a lightning-fast rocker from Fenech-Soler. In the middle, you'll find hits from Andy Grammer and X Ambassadors reinvented as a country song and a club track respectively.
Not every month produces a mix varied so perfectly for a workout. And as we edge closer to winter, the days fit for moving outdoors will start getting scarce. So don't let October's bounty go to waste—grab some new tunes and get out among the leaves. Here's the full list (according to votes placed at Run Hundred):
Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz - Downtown - 110 BPM
Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean? - 125 BPM
Kaskade - Never Sleep Alone - 127 BPM
Tink & Tazer - Wet Dollars - 124 BPM
Fenech-Soler - Last Forever - 171 BPM
Nick Jonas - Levels - 102 BPM
Pharrell - Freedom - 95 BPM
Zedd & Jon Bellion - Beautiful Now (Big Gigantic Remix) - 148 BPM
Andy Grammer & Eli Young Band - Honey, I'm Good. - 123 BPM
X Ambassadors - Renegades (Astrolith Remix) - 115 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.