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
Song of the Summer
Artist of the Year
Best Fight Against the System
Video of the Year
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.