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10 Songs From Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

To celebrate this year's Rock Hall inductees, here are some of the top rock songs to top your running playlists.

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Over the last 30 years, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has inducted just 312 artists and bands—making it one of the most exclusive clubs in music. In this playlist, we take a look at this year’s entrants, a few veteran acts, and the best running songs from each.

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The list kicks off with new entrant N.W.A. and closes out with one of the only other rap acts to make the cut—2012 honoree The Beastie Boys. In the middle, you’ll find highlights from the class of 2016: brassy rock from Chicago, a bluesy hit from Steve Miller, power pop from Cheap Trick and an indelible riff from Deep Purple. Elsewhere, there are contributions from existing members back in the news—thanks to David Bowie’s elegant swan song, the uncertain future of AC/DC, and Guns N’ Roses hotly anticipated reunion tour.

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All things considered, the virtue in these tunes is their reliability. Put simply, acts don’t make it into the Rock Hall if their material doesn’t hold up. The competition is too stiff. To that end, you can take the list below wholesale or cherry pick your favorites to round out your current running mix. As always, it doesn’t matter how you proceed—it only matters that you do.

When you’re ready to move, here’s the list:

N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton – 102 BPM

Steve Miller Band – Rock’n Me – 123 BPM

Cheap Trick – Surrender – 135 BPM

Chicago – Saturday in the Park – 113 BPM

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water – 115 BPM

David Bowie – Rebel Rebel – 127 BPM

AC/DC – Thunderstruck – 133 BPM

ABBA – Waterloo – 149 BPM

Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle – 123 BPM

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic – 106 BPM

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.