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HuffPost Workouts: 20 Remixes for Your Workout

Posted: 04/10/2012 8:00 pm

I love using remixes in workouts for a couple reasons. First, they take songs that you already love and give them a makeover. This is particularly great for radio hits that have been played to death. Second, most remixes are designed for the dance floor. To that end, you can expect big beats and fast tempos -- the same things you'd want in a workout song anyway.

There are exceptions, of course. In the list below, there's a country track by Jason Aldean that's not any faster than the original. But, it's got a lovely -- and surprising -- guest turn from Ludacris. So, if you're feeling bold, you can check that out. If not, you've got 18 twang-free, club cuts that you can sample in its place.

  • Martin Solveig & Dragonette -- Hello (Dada Life Remix) -- 128 BPM
  • Stromae, Kanye West & Wilbere Forte -- Alors On Danse (Remix) -- 120 BPM
  • Sharam & Kid Cudi -- She Came Along (REUP Remix) -- 129 BPM
  • N.E.R.D. -- Hypnotize U (Alex Metric Remix) -- 127 BPM
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- Y Control (Tommie Sunshine Remix) -- 134 BPM
  • Fischerspooner -- Infidels Of The World United (Shinichi Osawa Remix) -- 129 BPM
  • Black Eyed Peas -- My Humps (Italian Job Remix) -- 128 BPM
  • Robyn -- Call Your Girlfriend (Sultan & Ned Remix) -- 126 BPM
  • Diddy, Dirty Money & Skylar Grey -- Coming Home (Dirty South Remix) -- 129 BPM
  • The Killers -- Mr. Brightside (Thin White Duke Remix) -- 134 BPM
  • Lady GaGa -- You And I (Mark Taylor Remix) -- 127 BPM
  • Jason Aldean & Ludacris -- Dirt Road Anthem (Remix) -- 128 BPM
  • Snap -- Rhythm Is A Dancer (Armand Van Helden Remix) -- 128 BPM
  • Ellie Goulding -- Lights (Captain Cuts Remix) -- 120 BPM
  • Empire Of The Sun -- Walking On A Dream (Kaskade Remix) -- 126 BPM
  • Kesha, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, T.I. & Andre 3000 -- Sleazy Remix 2.0 -- 86 BPM
  • Soulja Boy Tell'Em -- Crank That (Travis Barker Remix) -- 141 BPM
  • Usher & Will.I.Am -- OMG (Disco Fries Remix) -- 130 BPM
  • Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System -- I Will Be Here (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) -- 128 BPM
  • Lady GaGa -- Poker Face (Space Cowboy Remix) -- 125 BPM

For more music, check out the rest of the HuffPost Workouts series here.

 

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