The Top 10 Running Songs from Spotify Will Help You Go Longer, Faster
This female-dominated playlist will have you jamming through your resolution-crushing runs
Today is the biggest workout day of the year. Really-more people stream Spotify workout playlists on January 7 than any other day. That being said, we're officially a week into the new year and, let's be real, you might already be losing steam on the resolution grind. If your 2016 goal is to run faster, farther, or more often, then you'll need something to keep the fire burning.
Cue: Spotify's playlist of the top running songs in the world. Over 60 percent of runners say that music helps them run faster and longer, according to a Spotify study of 1,500 runners in the U.S. and U.K., and countless studies prove that it's true. These 10 songs were the world's most-streamed running songs of 2015; they helped Spotify Running users cover more than 34.5 million miles in the past seven months. The best part? Most of them are by fierce female artists.
Tune in with Beyoncé's "Run the World (Girls)" and "7/11," as well as hits from Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliot, TLC, Sia, and Rihanna. Three male artists did sneak into the top 10: Calvin Harris, Wiz Khalifa, and Mark Ronson. And even though we'd love for the top 10 to be entirely dominated by female artists, Harris' "Feel So Close" has too perfect of a tempo to resist.
Listen below, or click through and add it to your Spotify to listen on the go. Once you run through this one, try the Spotify Running app; it has a sensor that calculates your pace and fills your workout with a mix of tracks that match your tempo and musical taste (there's even a mix curated by Ellie Goulding!). Consider your running boredom officially demolished (as well as that resolution to cut your 5K time).