Best Workout Songs Of 2012

12/09/2012 11:50 am ET | Updated Dec 10, 2012

What marked your 2012 workouts more than, say Gangnam Style? Remember that June 16th run, propelled forward by Ne-Yo? Good times.

But in all seriousness, the right music can be the difference between a lackluster and inspired workout. Research consistently shows that working out with a rapid beat can improve speed, endurance and even enjoyment of the workout.

Putting together the best playlist can be tricky -- you have to account for not only music taste, but duration and beats per minute -- but there is little more satisfying than pushing yourself up a hill just as the beat of your favorite song drops. We at Healthy Living like to think we know a little something about playlists and so we've compiled our top picks for 2012.

From News Editor Amanda Chan's pop playlist to Associate Editor Sarah Klein's club music anthems, read on for our top workout picks of the year:

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Best Workout Music Of 2012

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