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The Top 10 Workout Songs for July 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: dalioPhoto The artists behind this month's top workout tunes could easily pass for the lineup of a great, summer music festival. Kicking of...

The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Flickr: Ernst Moeksis The summer possesses a strange magic that allows it to draw pop songs out of the woodwork--even from acts that aren't necessari...

The Top 10 Workout Songs for May 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's tops songs provide an excellent mix of college radio favorites, Top 40 hits, and clubland remixes. Starting with the outliers, you've got the latest from guitarless wonders Fitz & The Tantrums and the throwback sound of Ladyhawke.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For April 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Moreover, it's spring--when pop's jauntiness returns after months of hibernation. So, it's a great time of year for buoyant beats and an even better time to get outdoors. Here's the full list -- according to the votes logged on workout music site Run Hundred.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list draws heavily from the Top 40 chart and club scene. While this reliance on pop tunes and big beats might make the list seem one-dimensional at first, there are just enough curve balls to keep it interesting.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

February's top picks play more like summer workout mix than a winter one -- thanks to a wealth of pop and dance favorites.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for January 2016

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 01.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In the same way the playlist bridges the musical past and the present, it can also serve as a bridge between the person you were in 2015 and the person you resolved to become in 2016.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for December 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The end of the year is plenty hectic on its own -- without additional challenges in the workout music department. So, don't overthink it. Just try a few tracks below, then make a few tracks through the snow.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for November 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 11.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Autumn is an excellent time to find new workout music.

Top 10 Workout Songs For October

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 10.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In a workout playlist, balance is key. Too much familiarity can be boring. At the same time, too much novelty can be jarring. Getting the right ratio often takes a little work, but the songs voted into this month's top 10 list manage the feat naturally.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for September 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

As summer gives way to fall, let the played out songs in your gym mix give way to some current alternatives. This month's top picks have plenty going for them -- with a variety of genres and tempos represented. Moreover, with just a few new tracks here and there, you can re-energize your whole routine.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 08.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The summer may be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this month's workout playlist. While June and July featured an assortment of sunny pop songs, August's top picks are more eclectic in two main ways: tempo and genre.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For July 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In short, you've got nice weather, new tunes, and no excuse to stay indoors. So, get up, get out, and get your share of the fresh air.

The Top 10 Workout Songs for June 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Familiarity and freshness are key ingredients in a workout playlist. While songs from the former category provide reliable inspiration, those in the latter bring the dynamism. Thankfully, June's top workout tracks feature a healthy balance of both.

This Month's Top 10 Workout Songs

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Just as a remix can breathe new life into a familiar favorite, a few new songs can liven up an entire playlist. So, take a listen to some this month's highlights, see what moves you, and put the winners to work.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

If you're looking for a few new songs to spruce up your existing mix, you're in luck. Alternatively, if you need a clean break, you can swap in this entire list -- since it blends a variety of speeds and sounds that will get you moving and keep you guessing.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Exactly half of the songs voted into the top 10 appear in re-worked versions. As always, this is a blessing for folks in search of musical inspiration, since these uptempo updates take existing gym favorites and accentuate their beats and momentum.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For January

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

The highlight of this month's workout music round-up is the balance it strikes between perennial favorites and relative newcomers. By veering between the two, the mix manages to send both familiar and fresh at the same time.

10 Workout Songs So Good, We're Bringing Them Into 2015

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

With few exceptions, workout songs can be distinguished by two main attributes: popularity and speed. If a song has cracked the Top 40 chart and has a tempo above 125 beats per minute (BPM), there's a good chance you'll hear it in the gym.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For December

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

What's striking about this month's top 10 list is the quantity of pop songs it contains by folks who aren't archetypal pop stars.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For November

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 01.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

In terms of working out, 128 BPM's dominance in pop music means that if you can find an exercise routine that approximates this pace, you'll never be short of new workout music. If you've already got fixed a routine, you can swap in any of the songs from that range and see how they fit.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For October

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

On the whole, Top 40 tracks dominate this month's list. But, there should also be enough alternate versions -- plus some crossover hits from upstarts like Kongos and Echosmith -- to keep things interesting.

The Best Workout Songs For September

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 11.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Summer might be winding down, but you'd never guess it from this set of sunny songs. The top 10 list below kicks off with a remix of Calvin Harris' ode to the warmest season and continues to heat up from there.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For August

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

On the whole, this playlist compiles a healthy mix of new tunes, fresh takes on recent favorites, and a few curve balls. So, there should be plenty of songs here to keep you moving and a few to keep you guessing.

July's Best Workout Songs

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

No matter where your interests lie on the musical spectrum, there should be something for you. So, if you're looking for a few new tunes to liven up your summer workouts, this month's playlist will give you 10 great places to start.