10 Running Tracks From Recent Movie Soundtracks
Let these movie soundtracks become your running soundtrack thanks to some of today's best artists, like Pharrell and Justin Timberlake.
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With the Oscars just around the corner, it seemed an opportune time to survey some of the movie tunes that double as workout jams. In fairness, the Oscar nominees themselves generally favor understated scores–rather than epic anthems. However, the exceptions to this rule include the title track from last year’s Straight Outta Compton, a Pharrell song from a film he co-produced (Hidden Figures), and one of the tunes that helped La La Land tie Titanic and All About Eve‘s record of 14 nominations.
Beyond the Oscars, you’ll find collaborations pairing Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth, Skrillex with Rock Ross, and Stevie Wonder with Ariana Grande. Finally, with a nod to the future, you’ll find one of last summer’s biggest hits (Fat Joe and Remy Ma’s “All the Way Up” remixed for Vin Diesel’s XXX: Return of Xander Cage. In the same way a trip to the cinema can provide food for thought or momentary escape, their soundtrack–and this playlist–offer the same. So, pick a few tunes that suit your mood, then get moving. Here’s the full list–organized by the film in which each song appears.
Pharrell Williams – Able – 90 BPM
Sing Street – Drive It Like You Stole It – 85 BPM
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling – 113 BPM
Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth – See You Again – 81 BPM
Bridget Jones’ Baby
Years & Years – Meteorite – 120 BPM
Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini – 74 BPM
Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande – Faith – 158 BPM
Straight Outta Compton
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton – 102 BPM
La La Land
La La Land Cast – Another Day of Sun – 126 BPM
XXX: Return of Xander Cage
Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, Infrared, David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK – All the Way Up (Remix) – 98 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.