Freshen up your workout with some music from beyond the Top 40

By Chris Lawhorn
Updated: March 11, 2014
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For most people, "workout music" and "radio hits" are synonymous. The songs are familiar and generally upbeat, so they're easy picks when it's time to break a sweat. In an effort to mix things up a bit, this playlist focuses on tracks from outside the pop charts. You'll find Flux Pavilion and Childish Gambino pitting dubstep against rap. Krewella appear with a single that cracked the top 10 on the dance charts. Lastly, Ash cap their second decade together with a storm of crashing guitars and twinkling synthesizers.

Here's the full playlist:

Scissor Sisters - Only The Horses - 127 BPM

Ash - Arcadia - 151 BPM

The Gaslight Anthem - "45" - 90 BPM

Alex Gaudino & Mario - Beautiful - 128 BPM

Krewella - Alive - 128 BPM

Flux Pavilion & Childish Gambino - Do or Die - 145 BPM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - If You Didn't See Me (Then You Weren't on the Dancefloor) - 117 BPM

The Limousines - Internet Killed the Video Star - 120 BPM

Afrojack, Steve Aoki & Miss Palmer - No Beef - 128 BPM

Avicii & Nicky Romero - I Could Be the One (Nicktim Radio Edit) - 128 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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