Get Ready for the Weekend with Our Oscars-Inspired Playlist

Which of this year's nominated soundtracks is your favorite?

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, movie buzz is reaching deafening levels. In an effort to turn this hype into something useful, we’ve collected a few of our favorite recent soundtrack tunes that serve as perfect matches for intense cardio workout—or as a fun playlist for your Oscars watch party.

Starting with tunes from this year’s Oscar-nominated pictures, you’ll find Kendrick Lamar and SZA creating a mood in Black Panther, Post Malone and Swae Lee swinging through Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” taken from the film with the same name. Beyond the Oscars, you’ll also find some recent fan favorites below, including Cher’s take on an ABBA classic from the Mamma Mia sequel, a Hailee Steinfeld gem from Fifty Shades Freed and a Carly Rae Jepsen track from Ballerina.

Whether you’re looking for a playlist to psych up your run or your Oscars viewing party, these fun picks are sure to deliver plenty of oh-that’s-where-I-know-that-song-from moments along the way.

Black Panther

Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars – 96 BPM


Nick Jonas – Watch Me – 126 BPM

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Post Malone & Swae Lee – Sunflower – 90 BPM

Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody – 138 BPM

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Cher – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – 119 BPM

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Imagine Dragons – Zero – 90 BPM

Creed II

Mike WiLL Made-It, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg & Nicki Minaj – Runnin – 124 BPM

Fifty Shades Freed

Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop – Capital Letters – 100 BPM


Carly Rae Jepsen – Cut To the Feeling – 115 BPM


Niall Horan – Finally Free – 124 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.