A Soundtrack For Your 2018 Fresh Start

Committing to a fresh start this year? Add these 10 tracks to your workout playlist to begin on the right note.

Music To Launch A New You

Owing to the resolutions that kickstart each year, January typically plays host to a range of musings on the subject of a newer, better you. There’s much to be said for this sort of rumination, as the turn of a calendar page is as good a reason as any to begin anew. If that sort of thing helps you launch your fitness journey, go for it. And, if you’re in need of some themed musical accompaniment, we’ve got you covered.

The playlist below highlights an assortment of songs perfectly suited for closing the gap between where you are presently and where you’d like to be. On the contemporary front, there are guidelines from Dua Lipa, an ode to possibility from Ellie Goulding and a rhetorical question from Rihanna. On the throwback end, there’s a call to arms from The Rolling Stones, a Motley Crue cover from Rascal Flatts and a euphoric track from Patti LaBelle.

If a resolution is the route on which you’re traveling to become your best self, think of music as fuel for that drive. Put simply: To get anywhere, you’ll need direction and momentum. Here are a few tunes with which you can top off the tank.

Scissor Sisters – Whole New Way – 97 BPM

The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up – 123 BPM

Playing to Vapors – A New Direction – 118 BPM

Outasight – Now or Never – 126 BPM

Rihanna – What Now (Firebeatz Remix) – 128 BPM

Dua Lipa – New Rules – 117 BPM

Rascal Flatts – Kickstart My Heart – 178 BPM

Patti LaBelle – New Attitude – 138 BPM

Ellie Goulding – Anything Could Happen (Blood Diamonds Remix) – 102 BPM

Florence + The Machine – Dog Days Are Over – 75 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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