Whether they pump you up or take you back a few years (or decades), these prime-time anthems are sure to spice up your gym session

By Chris Lawhorn
Updated: March 11, 2014
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With your favorite TV shows finally returning for the fall season, it seems like a good time to honor some TV theme songs that are worth a spin in the gym. The playlist below features a Billy Joel song from a Tom Hanks sitcom, a clap-along favorite from The Rembrandts, a breakthrough hit from Natasha Bedingfield, and a recent chart-topper that rose to fame as the theme for MTV's Snooki & JWOWW. Here's the full list, along with the shows on which they were featured:


Cake - Short Skirt/Long Jacket - 120 BPM

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

The Who - Who Are You - 156 BPM

The Hills

Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten - 101 BPM

Snooki & JWOWW

Icona Pop & Charli XCX - I Love It - 126 BPM


The Rembrandts - I'll Be There for You - 96 BPM

Bosom Buddies

Billy Joel - My Life - 131 BPM

One Tree Hill

Gavin DeGraw - I Don't Want to Be - 77 BPM

Get a Life

R.E.M. - Stand - 109 BPM

Las Vegas

Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation (JXL Radio Edit Remix) - 116 BPM

Veronica Mars

The Dandy Warhols - We Used to Be Friends - 106 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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