10 Workout Songs You Won't Hear on Top 40 Radio
Give your pop favorites a week off and score your next workout with new music from Twenty One Pilots, Billy Idol, and more
For lots of people, "workout music" is synonymous with "pop music." The logic is straightforward: if something will get you moving in a club, surely it'll get you moving in a gym. Nevertheless, there's a wealth of great workout music beyond the Top 40. For this playlist, we handpicked a few of our current favorites.
The list kicks off with a warm-up track from college radio favorites MisterWives and winds down with a thundering number from the ageless Billy Idol. In the middle, you'll find new tracks from conceptual rockers Coheed & Cambria, breakthrough duo Twenty One Pilots, and The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. Elsewhere in the mix, there's a one-off single from The Offspring, the latest from Austin's beloved Spoon, and a suprisingly understated track from The Madden Brothers (of Good Charlotte fame).
If you're weary of pop, these tracks represent the tip of a musical iceberg. At the same time, if you love pop, your current playlist is almost always in jeopardy of getting played out. Swapping in another genre for the week can help you break up your routine, and your usual favorites will sound better after some time apart. So wherever your tastes lie, there's something below that'll get you moving.
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.