With the airwave omnipresence of “Meant to Be” (by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line) and “The Middle” (by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey), this seemed like an opportune time to survey a few of the other songs currently playing throughout the world of cross-genre country collaborations. Perhaps unsurprisingly, two of the first tracks to come to mind feature the country components from the aforementioned hits—Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line—paired with Niall Horan and the Backstreet Boys, respectively.
On the practical front, most material in this musical middle ground employs a tempo somewhere between 90 and 110 BPM. To that end, it’s better suited for a stroll than a sprint. Nevertheless, what the tunes lack in speed they make up for in eclecticism—with pairings including Latin icon Shakira, club wonders The Chainsmokers and Fast and Furious favorite Ludacris. If you like the crossover hits these unions have made—and are looking for something with a similar vibe—here are 10 selections for your consideration.
Florida Georgia Line & Backstreet Boys – God, Your Mama, And Me – 84 BPM
Niall Horan & Maren Morris – Seeing Blind – 94 BPM
Shakira & Blake Shelton – Medicine – 125 BPM
Chris Lane & Tori Kelly – Take Back Home Girl – 80 BPM
Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson – Don’t You Wanna Stay – 72 BPM
The Chainsmokers & Kelsea Ballerini – This Feeling – 106 BPM
Kenny Chesney & Pink – Setting the World on Fire – 94 BPM
Carrie Underwood & Ludacris – The Champion – 92 BPM
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey – The Middle – 107 BPM
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – Meant to Be – 77 BPM
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 their particular workout routines.
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