Power up your playlist with a set of highlights from Rock of Ages, Glee, Chicago and more

By Chris Lawhorn
Updated: December 10, 2015

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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