One thing for sure, is that without music many of our workouts would be fairly boring. I don't know about you, but for me music is what keeps me going. Often times when I am out running, walking, going to Zumba , etc I hit the point where I just want to give up, but then a great song comes on and I pep up and get re-energized. The hard part is sometimes finding the right music, well I was recently contacted by someone by the name of Chris Lawhorn he runs the web's largest workout music database. He recently put together a list of the top ten workout songs based off user feedback. After he sent me the list I got on to itunes listened to them because I hadn't heard of all of them and sure enough they are definitely songs that would help me out. Thanks to his website Run Hundred finding workout music can be easy :) I will be going back to his site in the future to check out updates and other exercise music.
Here is the list of songs that he provided ( Below the list I also included the press release that Chris Lawhorn also wrote):
Tim Berg - Seek Bromance (Avicii Vocal Edit) - 127 BPM
Katy Perry - The One That Got Away - 135 BPM
Alexandra Stan - Mr. Saxobeat (Maan Studio Remix) - 126 BPM
Flo Rida - Good Feeling - 129 BPM
Wolfgang Gartner & Will.I.Am - Forever - 128 BPM
Hot Chelle Rae - Tonight Tonight (Goldstein Remix) - 118 BPM
Taio Cruz & Flo Rida - Hangover - 129 BPM
Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & The WAV.s - I Like How It Feels - 129 BPM
Kaskade & Skrillex - Lick It - 128 BPM
Kelly Clarkson - What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) - 117 BPM
The Top 10 Workout Songs For Winter 2011
San Francisco, CA – Jan 1, 2011 – Traditionally, winter is the time of year when folks find it hardest to get out and exercise. In the hopes of keeping folks motivated, readers from RunHundred.com--the web's most heavily-trafficked workout music blog--were polled regarding their favorite, current workout songs. The resulting top 10 list has a little of what you'd expect—and a little you might not. Flo Rida, who's no stranger to this list, shows up in two recent tracks. Enrique Iglesias continues his transition from balladeer to club rocker. And Kelly Clarkson, after faltering with the first single off her new album, bounced back ferociously with the second.
As for surprises, they're mostly entries from folks relatively new on the dance scene. Highlights include songs from Tim Berg (who remixed his own track under his Avicii moniker), Skrillex (whose collaboration with Kaskade is the first dubstep track ever the make the Top 10), and Wolfgang Gartner (who's made the chart with a little help from the Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am).
To find more workout songs--and hear next month's contenders--folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era--to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.