With party season almost upon us, here are this months top 10 workout tunes to help get you get dance floor fit!
This month's top 10 list makes three things clear:
1. Iggy Azalea isn't going anywhere. The Levi's model and rap phenomenon shows up in the list below with two different collaborators—Rita Ora and Jennifer Lopez.
2. Calvin Harris is quickly becoming the face of electronic dance music. He also turns up twice this month—in a pop hit alongside John Newman and a club track with Alesso and Hurts.
3. 128 beats per minute (BPM) is the Iggy Azalea and Calvin Harris of tempos. By that I mean it's omnipresent. Seven of the ten songs below are within a few beats of this tempo.
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. If not, you might try walking, kickboxing, or a bootcamp-style workout, all of which are good matches for this speed.
Whatever this month's top songs lack in tempo variety, they make up for in the genre variety thanks to a woozy remix from Tove Lo, some Australian folk from Vance Joy, and the fervent rock of Walk the Moon. Whether it's the eclectic mix that draws you in or the four-on-the-floor beats, there's something here that will invigorate your workout.
Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred
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.