Every January, about 15 percent of people making New Year's resolutions vow to get fit. It's no easy task, but a playlist full of motivating workout songs can certainly help January gym-goers stay on track.
"Music and exercise make for a winning combination," Dr. Costas Karageorghis from Brunel University in London, said in a statement for music-streaming service Spotify. "Our scientific research has demonstrated how exercisers lock into the rhythmical elements of music, which gives their workouts a significant boost... in essence, the body gradually aligns its movement patterns to the musical beat."
Spotify has kept a careful eye on the workout songs streamed the most by users this month. Users have created over 2.8 million workout playlists in January, many of which are dominated by hip hop and dance tracks. The top workout track of all this month? Ke$ha's "Die Young," according to the site. Want more from the biggest fitness buffs on Spotify? Check out the top 20 workout songs streamed this month in the playlist below.
- Die Young -- Keha
- Scream & Shout -- will.i.am
- Thrift Shop -- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Don't You Worry Child -- Swedish House Mafia
- Sweet Nothing -- Calvin Harris
- I Cry -- Flo Rida
- Clique -- Kanye West
- Titanium -- David Guetta
- Gangnam Style -- Psy
- Locked Out Of Heaven -- Bruno Mars
- Till I Collapse -- Eminem
- Diamonds -- Rihanna
- Ni**as In Paris -- Jay-Z
- Bangarang -- Skrillex
- Beauty And A Beat -- Justin Bieber
- One More Night -- Maroon 5
- Good Feeling -- Flo Rida
- Call Me Maybe -- Carly Rae Jepsen
- We Found Love -- Rihanna
- Stronger -- Kanye West
For more music, check out the rest of the HuffPost Workouts series here.
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