Runners tend to pick workout songs based on the way they sound, with lyrics serving as a secondary concern. But why not enjoy the best of both worlds?
For this week’s playlist, we’ve compiled a set of songs that are musically and lyrically up-tempo. On the rock front, you’ll find Sir Video singing about carrying “On and On” while Jack White repeats “Over and Over and Over.” From the pop charts, you’ll find Meghan Trainor accepting “No Excuses” while Quincy Jones, Mark Ronson and Chaka Khan urge you to “Keep Reachin’.” Perhaps most fitting for runners, Walk the Moon urges folks to put “One Foot” in front of the other while Mike Posner encourages everyone to “Move On.”
While the messages behind these motivational tracks are relatively consistent, the musical styles vary plenty. When you’re ready to create a few footprints, just pick the genre in which you’d prefer to be encouraged. Each of our suggestions await 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 their particular workout routines.