Run to the Fast Beats of Some Current Music
The playlist this week features up-tempo tunes to match up-tempo workouts.
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The merits that compel a song onto the Top 40 lists are often the same attributes runners look for in a workout jam. Unfortunately, most radio tracks right now hover around 100 beats-per-minute, so speed is hard to find. Nonetheless, we’ve compiled 10 recent fast tracks to increase your cadence.
On the mainstream front, you’ll find dance from festival favorite Marshmello, rock from veterans Blue October, and a soulful single from arena staples Kings of Leon. If you’re looking for something completely new, consider a 184 BPM anthem from DD Walker, a stew of different sounds from Mondo Cozmo, or the throwback sounds of Water District.
Whichever path you choose—the one most traveled or the one least traveled—the selections below will get you on your way. Fire one up and head on out.
Marshmello – Rooftops – 142 BPM
Parquet Courts – Total Football – 171 BPM
The Love Language – New Amsterdam – 173 BPM
Blue October – I Hope You’re Happy – 175 BPM
Water District – Dream With Your Eyes Open – 165 BPM
The Regrettes – Helpless – 164 BPM
Mondo Cozmo – Tonight Tonight – 150 BPM
The Rumjacks – Saints Preserve Us – 157 BPM
Kings of Leon – Waste a Moment – 152 BPM
To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. Browse selections there by genre, tempo, and era to find the music that best fits with your workout.