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Playlist: The Top 10 Workout Songs for December 2011


Given that The King and his son-in-law have both passed on now, it might have come as a surprise when each dropped a drop club hit this month. For his part, Elvis turns up in a remixed version of “Suspicious Minds.” It's the latest in a series of re-worked Presley tracks that began appearing after Junkie XL had a crossover hit with “A Little Less Conversation” from Ocean's Eleven. And Michael Jackson's “Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' ” also gets the remix treatment—though the changes are subtle—as part of the new MJ-themed Cirque du Soleil production Immortal.

Other highlights from the top 10 include Katy Perry's latest single, two tracks featuring Lil Jon, and a curious collaboration between Will.I.Am, J-Lo, and Mick Jagger.

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

Rihanna & Jay-Z - Talk That Talk - 84 BPM

Dev - In The Dark (DJ Kue Remix) - 126 BPM

Katy Perry - The One That Got Away - 135 BPM

Calvin Harris - Feel So Close (Benny Benassi Remix) - 131 BPM

Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (Can't Walk Out Remix) - 121 BPM

Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Immortal Version) - 123 BPM

LMFAO & Lil Jon - Shots (Dummejungs Remix) - 128 BPM

Will.I.Am, Mick Jagger & Jennifer Lopez - T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever) - 106 BPM

Alexandra Stan - Mr. Saxobeat (Maan Studio Remix) - 126 BPM

Laidback Luke, Steve Aoki & Lil Jon - Turbulence - 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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