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Show Tunes Playlist: The Best Workout Songs from Broadway and Beyond


Following the Oscar win for Frozen's "Let It Go" and Idina Menzel's triumphant performance on the broadcast, we can't help but focus on the fact that Broadway music goes so well with the gym. The playlist below comprises a few highlights from the world of musicals, including a breakout hit from Wicked, the climactic cut from Pitch Perfect, and one of the signature songs from Rent. If you're looking for something to liven up your next trek to the gym, consider the 40 years' worth of sing-a-long favorites. We suggest the order below, with Hairspray's "We Can't Stop the Beat" at the apex of your workout. Sprints anyone? 

Rock of Ages Original Broadway Cast - Here I Go Again - 99 BPM
The Barden Bellas - Bellas Finals Medley - 105 BPM
Idina Menzel - Let It Go - 135 BPM
Rent Original Broadway Cast - La Vie Boheme - 133 BPM
John Travolta & Oliva Newton-John - We Go Together - 111 BPM
Hairspray Original Broadway Cast - You Can't Stop the Beat (Medley) - 170 BPM
Mamma Mia Original London Cast - Dancing Queen - 100 BPM
Chicago Original Cast - We Both Reached for the Gun - 130 BPM
Jersey Boys Original Broadway Cast - Walk Like a Man - 133 BPM
Billy Porter & Stark Sands - Everybody Say Yeah - 132 BPM
Glee Cast - Valerie - 108 BPM
Kristin Chenoweth - Popular - 90 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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