Turn up the intensity of your routine when you pump up the volume on this mix of hits from Drake and company

By Chris Lawhorn
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As a singing rapper, Drake might not seem like an obvious pick to pump up your workout. But on further listening, his versatility on the mic allows him to work with a more diverse set of beats than your average MC. In fact, this eclecticism has helped him create an even broader body of work, with songs perfectly-suited for all kinds of routines.

The songs here emphasize two speed ranges: those below 100 beats per minute (BPM) are ideal for slower, strength-building exercises and those above 125 BPM are better for cardio work. If you're in the mood for something melodic, there are radio hits like "Hold On, We're Going Home" and "Hotline Bling." If you're more motivated by lyrics, you'll be pushed to persevere by tracks like "Started from the Bottom" and "Energy."

On the whole, there should be something here for every taste and every routine: fast tracks, slow ones, catchy choruses, and relentless rhymes. To mix things up further, there are multiple collaborations with Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne. If you've got an existing playlist, you can cherry pick the songs you need to top it off. If you need a fresh start, the playlist provides plenty of variety all on its own. Here's the full list...

Drake & Future - Jumpman - 71 BPM

DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne - No New Friends (SFTB Remix) - 125 BPM

Drake - Started from the Bottom - 87 BPM

Drake & Nicki Minaj - Make Me Proud - 133 BPM

Drake - Energy - 86 BPM

Nicki Minaj, Drake & Lil Wayne - Truffle Butter - 105 BPM

Drake & Majid Jordan - Hold On, We're Going Home - 100 BPM

French Montana, Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne - Pop That - 138 BPM

Drake & Lil Wayne - The Motto - 101 BPM

Drake - Hotline Bling - 135 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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