From a record label’s point of view, remixes provide an easy way to squeeze a few more dollars out of a hit that’s begun to slide down the charts. As a runner, the benefit is strikingly similar, as a remix allows you to squeeze a little more inspiration out of a tune you love—once the giddy rush from the original version has begun to wear off. In the playlist below, we meet at the intersection of commerce and motivation in search of the best remixes for running right now.
The list warms up with one collaboration between DJ Steve Aoki and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo and cools down with another between rapper G-Eazy and pop songstress Bebe Rexha. Along the way, Top 40 stars like Nick Jonas, Sia, and Flo Rida all make appearances. In between, club icons like Tiesto, Cedric Gervais, and Avicii turn up as well. In short, the remixes give pop songs an uptempo makeover, while sending the dance hits over the top entirely. So, you can drop in the track of your choice, and dial things up as needed—remixing your routine in the process.
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.