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The Top 10 Workout Songs from the 1960s

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Like many polls, this attempt to find the best workout songs of the '60s turned up a lot obvious choices and a few surprises.  In the former category, you'll find radio staples like The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" and Tommy James & The Shondells' "Mony Mony."  A few tracks you might not have expected include a slow (but aptly-named) workout song by Ray Charles, a cover tune by The Beatles, and a smash hit from The Jackson 5.
Here's the full list, based on votes placed at

The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - 127 BPM
The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - 136 BPM
The Beatles - Twist and Shout - 129 BPM
Ray Charles - Hit The Road, Jack - 86 BPM
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back - 98 BPM
The Surfaris - Wipe Out - 160 BPM
Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride - 111 BPM
Aretha Franklin - Respect - 116 BPM
The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On - 128 BPM
Tommy James & The Shondells - Mony Mony - 130 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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