10 Workout Songs Beyond the Top 40
If the pop hits in your workout mix are getting played out, swap in a few of these to revitalize your routine
The best thing about working out to pop music is also the worst thing about working out to pop music: A great hook-the one that sent a tune racing up the charts and into your fitness playlist-is often the same thing that will drive you crazy when you hear it twice an hour on the radio.
To extend the shelf life of your pop favorites and add some variety to your workout mix, consider a few up-tempo tunes worthy of a Top 40 title but that have yet to enter the gym circuit. In the list below, you'll find irresistible songs by undiscovered talents and repeat chart-toppers alike, all with so much energy they may as well have been designed for a spin class. Press play on these 10 tracks to hit the gym refreshed and ready to sweat.