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10 Best Songs For A Workout Cooldown

Whether you need to cooldown from a workout or from a hectic day, these songs have just the right amount of chill you need.

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The holidays can be hectic. I was going to provide some examples—the extra travel, shopping, and so on—but they’re probably unnecessary. Point being, now that they’re over, rather than highlight a mix of raging jams to add more noise into that equation, this week’s playlist focuses on quieter tracks that you can use to warm-up for a workout, cool down from a workout, or just restore a little calm.

The ladies of pop feature prominently in the mix—with appearances from Mariah Carey, Shakira, Pink and more along the way. At the same time, there’s a subdued country from Florida Georgia Line and look back at a year’s challenges from Eric Church. Lastly, you’ll find newer acts like Denmark’s Lukas Graham and a collaboration spearheaded by Alex Da Kid that features three other acts each of whom broke onto the charts in the last few years.

On the whole, this is the time of year where there’s a chill in the air, but no time to chill in your life. If you can squeeze in a run, the tracks below will help you transition into (or out of) that. If your obligations have edged out your personal time, they might still restore a little sanity just as background music. So, if you need a bit of serenity now, here are 10 ways to escape for a few minutes.

Mariah Carey – Almost Home – 87 BPM

Alex Da Kid, X Ambassadors, Elle King & Wiz Khalifa – Not Easy – 84 BPM

Avril Lavigne – Here’s to Never Growing Up – 83 BPM

Florida Georgia Line – Cruise – 74 BPM


Britney Spears – Perfume – 80 BPM


Shakira – Empire – 80 BPM

Lukas Graham – Mama Said – 84 BPM

Adele – Send My Love (To Your New Lover) – 82 BPM

Eric Church – Record Year – 80 BPM

Pink – Just Like Fire – 82 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.