Run Hundred's Chris Lawhorn combs Katy Perry's archive of smash pop singles and picks 10 songs perfect for your next workout.
Rock Out During Your Run With This Katy Perry Playlist
If it seems like Katy Perry is presently ubiquitous, you′re not mistaken. In recent weeks, she′s performed on the Saturday Night Live season finale, released a new album and eclipsed everyone else on Twitter with a record-breaking 100 million followers. Given all that, it seemed like an opportune time to put her work in the context of your workout with a playlist covering some of her finest moments.
The list warms up and cools down with the lead singles from her most recent albums: “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Roar,” respectively. In the interim, you′ll find signature hits like “Last Friday Night” and “Hot n Cold.” Other favorites—like “Part of Me” and “Birthday”–show up in remixed form. Finally, there are overlooked gems in the form of “Peacock” and her adaptation of the 1980s classic “Use Your Love.” (If you′re a stickler, The Outfield′s original is actually called “Your Love.” But, Perry′s version deviates from this version in several ways—including the title.)
In the end, Katy Perry′s success makes her a perfect companion when you′re setting your own records on the track. She and Michael Jackson share a record for the most number one singles off one album (Teenage Dream and Bad each had five). Plus, she′s in that rare class of artists invited to perform at the Super Bowl. Suffice it to say, the lady′s got hits. When you′re ready to put them to work in the service of your run, our picks are below.
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.