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Running Playlist: The Top 10 Songs for April 2012

Radio hits rule this month on the streets and the treadmills. Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Madonna each have new singles destined for playlist glory. But it's not just pop divas who are prevailing. Carrie Underwood's latest track retains a few country touches, Skrillex and Sirah are climbing the charts with a boisterous dubstep anthem, and although most hip-hop is too slow to crack the top 10, J. Cole's aptly-titled “Work Out” is proving to be an exception.

Here's the full list of this month's best running songs, according to votes placed at, the web's most popular workout music website.

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Katy Perry - Part Of Me - 128 BPM

Nicki Minaj - Starships - 123 BPM

J. Cole - Work Out - 93 BPM

Madonna - Girl Gone Wild - 133 BPM

Skrillex & Sirah - Bangarang - 109 BPM

Carrie Underwood - Good Girl - 130 BPM

Chris Brown - Turn Up The Music - 131 BPM

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe - 120 BPM

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful - 124 BPM

Far East Movement & Justin Bieber - Live My Life - 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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