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The Best Workout Music to Play with Your Workout Buddy


When people talk about having a workout buddy, it's usually in terms of accountability. After all, it's tougher to skip a session if you know someone else is relying on you to show up. This playlist kills two birds with one stone, with songs celebrating friendship that double as workout jams.

Girl groups have a natural advantage with these kinds of songs. Master classes on camaraderie are provided below, courtesy of TLC, Fifth Harmony, and the Spice Girls. Elsewhere you'll find sing-along favorites from Taylor Swift and Club Nouveau that match catchy choruses to sweeping sentiments. Lastly, if you're looking for something with a little more bite, check out the layered epic from LCD Soundsystem or the us-versus-the-world manifesto from Kanye, Jay Z, and Big Sean. 

Like a good fitness partner, a good playlist needs to be reliable. While the mix below blends a variety of genres, the emphasis remains firmly on tracks and acts that have cut through the clutter. So if you have a workout buddy already, your playlist awaits. If you've yet to reach out, perhaps these songs are all the push you need. 

Taylor Swift - 22 - 105 BPM
Weezer - My Best Friend - 134 BPM
TLC - What About Your Friends - 105 BPM
Kanye West, Jay Z & Big Sean - Clique - 84 BPM
Club Nouveau - Lean on Me - 88 BPM
Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato - One and the Same - 158 BPM
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends - 143 BPM
Spice Girls - Wannabe - 110 BPM
Rihanna & Jay Z - Umbrella - 87 BPM
Fifth Harmony - Me and My Girls - 136 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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