The Top 10 Workout Songs from the 1960s

Download this surprisingly motivating playlist from the decade of peace, love, and harmony

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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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