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.
Starting with the familiar side, the list features singles from Macklemore, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, and Pharrell - -all of whom shot onto the charts following their performances at the Video Music Awards. On the fresh side, there's a masterpiece of sass from Tink and a lightning-fast rocker from Fenech-Soler. Somewhere in the middle, you'll find hits from Andy Grammer and X Ambassadors reinvented as a country song and a club track, respectively.
Not every month produces a mix varied so perfectly for a workout. Moreover, as we edge closer to winter, the days fit for moving outdoors will start getting scarce. So, don't let October's bounty go to waste: grab some new tunes and get out among the leaves.
Here's the full list, according to a poll on Run Hundred -- the web's most popular workout music blog.
- Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz - "Downtown" - 110 BPM
- Justin Bieber - "What Do You Mean?" - 125 BPM
- Kaskade - "Never Sleep Alone" - 127 BPM
- Tink & Tazer - "Wet Dollars" - 124 BPM
- Fenech-Soler - "Last Forever" - 171 BPM
- Nick Jonas - "Levels" - 102 BPM
- Pharrell - "Freedom" - 95 BPM
- Zedd & Jon Bellion - "Beautiful Now (Big Gigantic Remix)" - 148 BPM
- Andy Grammer & Eli Young Band - "Honey, I'm Good." - 123 BPM
- X Ambassadors - "Renegades (Astrolith Remix)" - 115 BPM
Check out this month's top 10 workout songs on Run Hundred: www.RunHundred.com.
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