Inject more tempo into your workouts with electronic dance music faves from Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, and more club bangers
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) has been a remarkable force in pop culture for the last few years. It wasn't so long ago that a DJ like David Guetta would be listed deep within an album's liner notes and Daft Punk were best known for their club hit "One More Time." Now, however, Guetta is billed as an artist alongside pop stars like Rihanna, while Daft Punk jams with Stevie Wonder at the Grammy Awards.
In this playlist, we've rounded up a variety of EDM tracks that'll simplify—and amplify—your workout at once. Since 128 beats per minute (BPM) is the dominant tempo in dance, virtually everything in the genre (and in this playlist) hovers within a few beats of this pace. The advantages of this tempo are two-fold: It's quick enough to keep you moving and has a consistency that'll let you slip into a rhythm easily.
While the pace of these tracks is steady throughout, the tracks don't skimp on variety. In the mix, you'll find established acts like Kaskade and Steve Aoki rubbing shoulders with upstarts like Mako and Alesso. Elsewhere club icons Martin Garrix and Calvin Harris collaborate with A-list singers Usher and Ellie Goulding. Lastly, you'll find EDM acts remixing each other—as in the cases of the re-worked hits from Avicii and Armin van Buuren. Between the the new tracks, new acts, and new versions, there should be plenty here to keep you motivated and moving. Here's the full list:
A-Trak & Andrew Wyatt - Push - 126 BPM
Kaskade - Never Sleep Alone - 127 BPM
Avicii - Addicted to You (Albin Myers Remix) - 128 BPM
Cash Cash - Surrender - 128 BPM
Martin Garrix & Usher - Don't Look Down - 129 BPM
Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, Tujamo & Kid Ink - Delirious (Boneless) - 128 BPM
Mako & Madison Beer - I Won't Let You Walk Away - 128 BPM
Alesso & Tove Lo - Heroes (We Could Be) - 126 BPM
Armin van Buuren & Trevor Guthrie - This is What It Feels Like (Antillas & Dankann Remix) - 131 BPM
Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding - Outside - 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.