If you're looking for a few tunes to jump start the new year, and possibly a new you, then the list below provides 10 great places to start.
The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that's winding down and reminisce. Second, the new year is when we make resolutions, often to get into better shape, and the recap includes a few songs that might help with that.
The list below reflects more than 70,000 votes placed last year on Run Hundred. According to the users polled there, the most popular artists in the gym this year were David Guetta and Pitbull. They're the only two artists who appear in the list twice, although they got there with the help of collaborators like Christina Aguilera, Ke$ha, Rihanna, Akon, and Ne-Yo.
You may find a few songs here that you loved, a few you missed, and a few that have been given a makeover since you last heard them.
To find more workout songs, check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era, to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.
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