Ramp up the intensity of your workout routine with these hit songs from members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—one of music's most exclusive clubs
April is a big month for music—right now, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is holding its annual induction ceremony. But beyond resurfacing some of our favorite classic acts (and maybe learning about a few new ones!), the event is the perfect opportunity to uncover old songs that can help you rock your run.
The playlist below highlights Hall of Fame members of every variety. You'll find music from natural selections (The Beatles and Van Halen), artists not generally considered rock acts (Madonna and Run-D.M.C.), and some of this year's inductees (Green Day and Joan Jett). One of the main benefits of a rock-based mix? Its speed. Apart from a warm-up and cool down track, the list focuses on songs above 120 beats per minute (BPM)—with half the list clocking in around 140 BPM.
In addition to the variety and increased tempos, the virtue of these Rock and Roll Hall of Fame picks is that they celebrate timeless music. That means the tracks are ideal for anchoring a playlist—they'll never go out of style! So when you need something quick and reliable to power you through a session, turn up this mix—below, we've got five decades of musical movements in 10 dynamic jams.
Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want - 86 BPM
Blondie - Call Me - 142 BPM
Green Day - Minority - 138 BPM
The Beatles - Twist and Shout - 129 BPM
Madonna - Burning Up - 138 BPM
Guns N' Roses - You Could Be Mine - 149 BPM
Run DMC - It's Tricky - 128 BPM
Van Halen - Panama - 142 BPM
The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On - 128 BPM
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock 'n' Roll - 92 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.