In the scope of a workout, the advantage of a remix is simple: it takes a song you already know and makes it sound fresh again. Also, since most of these makeovers are geared toward a dance floor audience, it’s not unusual to find the tempo bumped up a bit as well. Given that both these changes suite them perfectly to a workout, we’ve collected some of the best recent remixes for your perusal below.
The list warms up with a remix of Noah Cyrus’ breakout single and winds down with an updated version of a collaboration between Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. In between you’ll find both natural pairings (like Tiesto tackling a track by fellow DJ Kygo) and curious ones (like dancehall aficionados Major Lazer reimagining an Ed Sheeran hit). In short, the playlist is a bit like the remixes themselves—insofar as it blends the familiar with the surprising. To put this combo to work in your route, start anywhere below and go from there.
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.