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Playlist: The Best Workout Music for May 2011


This month's workout playlist pulls heavily from the club circuit (more than half of the songs are dance remixes). It’s not surprising that Britney Spears, Usher, and Flo Rida made the list, but a few things stand out about the rest.

First, Dada Life's version of "Born This Way" outpaced Lady GaGa's newer song "Judas." Pitbull shows up twice—once on his own and then again paired with Jennifer Lopez. And Adele's inescapable "Rolling In the Deep" reigns even in the gym (albeit with a thumping, clanging shuffle treatment from Jamie XX).

Here's the full list, according to votes placed at, the web's most popular workout music website.

New Boyz, The Cataracs & Dev - Backseat - 126 BPM

Jay Sean & Lil Wayne - Hit The Lights - 128 BPM

Rihanna & Britney Spears - S&M (Remix) - 128 BPM

Usher - More (RedOne Jimmy Joker Remix) - 126 BPM

Wolfgang Gartner - Push & Rise (Original Mix) - 129 BPM

Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull - On The Floor (Mixin Marc & Tony Svejda LA To Ibiza Remix) - 130 BPM

Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Shuffle Remix) - 105 BPM

Lady GaGa - Born This Way (Dada Life Remix) - 128 BPM

Flo Rida & David Guetta - Club Can't Handle Me (Manufactured Superstars Remix) - 128 BPM

Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer - Give Me Everything - 129 BPM

To find more workout songs—and hear next month's contenders—check out the free database at, where you can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.

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