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10 Run Songs Nominated At VMAs This Weekend

Sorry, kids—Taylor Swift will be here next year!

MTV’s Video Music Awards broadcast remains the gold standard for young folks and young artists alike. Moreover, even if you fall outside this demographic, the VMAs are reliable providers of memorable moments–whether it’s Madonna and her wedding dress, Britney and her snake, or Miley and her twerking. In anticipation of this year’s show, we’ve compiled a few of the nominees in a workout playlist below.

Katy Perry will be hosting, Pink will be receiving the Video Vanguard award for her body of work, and both are featured below. Elsewhere, you can find a few of the folks expected to perform during the show: Lorde, Julia Michaels, and Shawn Mendes. Finally, there are tracks from categories specific to the VMAs—like Song of the Summer contender “Despacito” and Best Fight Against the System nominee “Scars to Your Beautiful.”

Whether you’re most looking forward to hearing these tracks live, surveying the night’s fashion, seeing Taylor Swift’s much anticipated music video premiere or catching up on what you’ve missed, the playlist below will get you fired up for your next run and the big night at once. Here are a few of the highlights you can expect—organized by the category in which they were nominated.

Best New Artist

Julia Michaels – Issues (Alan Walker Remix) – 115 BPM

Song of the Summer

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber – Despacito – 89 BPM

Artist of the Year

Lorde – Green Light – 129 BPM

Best Collaboration

Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – Feels – 102 BPM

Best Pop

Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better – 83 BPM

Best Hip-Hop

DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One – 81 BPM

Best Rock

Fall Out Boy – Young and Menace – 108 BPM

Best Fight Against the System

Alessia Cara – Scars to Your Beautiful – 97 BPM

Video of the Year

Bruno Mars – 24k Magic – 107 BPM

Video Vanguard

Pink – What About Us – 114 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.