The Top 10 Workout Songs for December 2014

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This months top 10 tunes that will push you through to Christmas.

What's striking about this month's top 10 list the quantity of pop songs it contains by artists who aren't archetypal pop stars. In the place of Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, or Beyonce, you'll find contemporary doo wop from Meghan Trainor, a sunny single from Dutch rapper Mr. Probz, and a confessional club cut from Mary Lambert. Even when Top 40 favorites do appear, they seem slightly transformed, as in the case of Taylor Swift's electro-pop experiment or OneRepublic's dance-floor makeover.

In terms of working out, nothing in the list below tops 140 beats per minute (BPM). However, what the songs lack in speed, they make up in dynamism. If you find yourself hitting a wall mid-routine, check out the huge chorus on Imagine Dragon's latest, the army of horns surrounding Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, or the blistering remix from Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.

On the whole, this month's picks mix breakthrough acts who know how to write a hook, pop chart regulars who are trying something new, and a string of hits that have been amped up and re-imagined. Taken together, this combination makes for the best kind of playlist to keep you moving—one that sounds both fresh and familiar at the same time.

Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred.

Taylor Swift - Blank Space - 96 BPM

Mr. Probz - Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit) - 120 BPM

OneRepublic - I Lived (Arty Remix) - 128 BPM

David Guetta & Sam Martin - Dangerous - 92 BPM

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang (Kat Krazy Remix) - 128 BPM

Mary Lambert - Secrets (Jump Smokers Remix) - 125 BPM

Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding - Outside - 128 BPM

Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk - 116 BPM

Meghan Trainor - Lips Are Movin - 138 BPM

Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life - 108 BPM

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era, to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.