Let these high-energy tracks give you the final push you need to power through the hardest part of your workout

By Chris Lawhorn
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The last few minutes of a workout are often the hardest part-which is to be expected, since you already have expended most of the energy with which you started. But it can also be the best time to go hard, since your chance to rest is just around the corner.

To give you a boost of energy when fatigue starts to set in, we've assembled a list of songs that are both uptempo and upbeat. Each track clocks in at 140 beats per minute (BPM) or above, setting a fast pace that will inspire you do the same. While the tempo and themes of confidence are similar throughout, there's still plenty of variety here. (If you'd rather run to stories, check out these 10 gripping podcasts to get you through longer cardio workouts.)

In the list below, you'll find an electronic/rap collaboration between Flux Pavilion and Childish Gambino alongside the infectious hit that Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and M.I.A. performed at Super Bowl XLVI. There are also few throwback tracks ranging from Fischerspooner's breakthrough dance track to Supergrass' rollicking smash from the Clueless soundtrack.

On the whole, this is less of a traditional playlist than a collection of power tracks for big finishes. So, sample a few, pick out your favorites, and fire them up when you reach the homestretch.

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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