10 Running Songs Outside Of Top 40 Hits

Sometimes it's about the song you've never heard to get you moving out the door.


The Top 40 charts provide an excellent place to start looking for workout music–as a track that’s won over the masses generally has something substantial going for it. At the same time, the popularity of these songs can work against them. Put simply, if you’ve already heard a tune thrice on the radio over the course of a day, it’s less likely to fire you up a fourth time when it appears on your run. To that end, this playlist focuses on the songs to which you can turn when hits won’t do the trick.

Related: 10 Hot Workout Songs For April

The list kicks off with a dizzying tune from Yeasayer and winds down with nostalgic musings from Good Charlotte. In between, you’ll find a tracks from ’90s vets Third Eye Blind and The Offspring along with international contributions from New Zealand’s Ladyhawke and Sweden’s Peter, Bjorn, & John. Elsewhere in the mix, you’ll find an aptly-titled track from “Shut Up and Dance” hitmakers Walk the Moon and an unusually poppy song from roots rockers Zac Brown Band.

When you’re looking for ways to expand and revise your current playlist, you’ll find 10 great places to start below.

Yeasayer – Silly Me – 113 BPM

Walk the Moon – Work This Body – 135 BPM

The Offspring – Coming for You – 140 BPM

Zac Brown Band – Beautiful Drug – 126 BPM

Expatriate – Missing – 127 BPM

Third Eye Blind – Everything Is Easy – 128 BPM

Ladyhawke – A Love Song – 120 BPM

Peter, Bjorn & John – What You Talking About – 127 BPM

Good Charlotte – 40 oz. Dream – 112 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.