A Workout Playlist Inspired By The 2018 MTV VMAs

Start channeling your inner MTV VMAs fan with this 10-track playlist.

MTV Video Music Awards Playlist

MTV’s Video Music Awards are consistently reliable for producing water-cooler discussions the following day. (Many will remember Britney Spears’ dance with a live snake, Prince’s backless pants and Miley Cyrus’ twerking bonanza from past years—and these are just a few examples.) While it’s tough to know who’ll produce the most chitchat this year, we can give you some idea for what’s in store by way of the fast-paced favorites up for awards this year.

The Carters—Beyoncé and JAY Z—are tied with Cardi B for the most nominations. All three artists turn up in the Video of the Year category alongside Camila Cabello. Given that he’s the first artist to hit 50 billion streams, Drake’s a strong contender for Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s breakthrough hit “New Rules” makes her a favorite for Song of the Year.

On the visual front, you’ll find Demi Lovato representing the Pop Video category. J Balvin and Willie William will contend for Latin Video with the crossover clip for “Mi Gente.” And, in a field specific to the VMAs, you’ll find Childish Gambino’s explosive “This Is America” competing for Video with a Message.

Whether you tune in for the theatrics, the awards or the performances, this show is bound to deliver. Each playlist pick below was selected from this year’s list of nominees and has the abundant energy that a challenging workout requires.

Video of The Year

Camila Cabello & Young Thug – Havana – 105 BPM

Artist of The Year

Drake – Nonstop – 78 BPM

Song of The Year

Dua Lipa – New Rules – 117 BPM

Best New Artist

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow – 125 BPM

Best Collaboration

The Carters – APES**T – 80 BPM

Best Pop Video

Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry – 72 BPM

Best Hip Hop Video

Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li – 97 BPM

Best Latin Video

J Balvin & Willie William – Mi Gente – 105 BPM

Best Rock Video

Panic At the Disco – Say Amen (Saturday Night) – 85 BPM

Video With A Message

Childish Gambino – This is America – 121 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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