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The Top 10 Workout Songs for May 2014


This month's top 10 list contains a fresh mix of perennial favorites and skillful newcomers. Chart regulars like Calvin Harris and OneRepublic both clock in with their most recent singles. At the same time, Ed Sheeran and Christina Perri are making their first appearances in the top 10—him with some uncredited assistance from Pharrell Williams and her by way of a Passion Pit remix.

We put these hits in a specific order to help inspire your next run, cardio, or lifting session. Start by kicking off your workout to the fiery acoustics of Shakira before allowing the next eight tracks to set a strong pace. Since each of these songs fall in the 120 BPM range, you'll be able maintain a steady effort for a solid 30 minutes, using the seamless, supercharged music as motivation. It’s the perfect playlist to build endurance and practice your form.

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Whether you're looking for the comfort of something familiar or an energy boost from something new, there should be few tunes in the playlist below that will pop you into a pair of sneakers and out the door in no time. Press play to set your new personal best in May!

Shakira - Empire - 80 BPM
Ellie Goulding - Beating Heart - 128 BPM
Christina Perri - Human (Passion Pit Remix) - 119 BPM
Naughty Boy & Sam Smith - La La La - 125 BPM
Ed Sheeran - Sing - 121 BPM
Skrillex - Recess - 105 BPM
Mystery Skulls - Ghost (Solidisco Remix) - 124 BPM
Calvin Harris - Summer - 128 BPM
OneRepublic - Love Runs Out - 121 BPM
Childish Gambino - Sweatpants - 80 BPM

This list is according to votes placed at, the web's most popular workout music website. 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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