The Top 10 Workout Songs for January 2015

Gym Workout

It's that time of year again when resolutions are made and the guilt of over eating during the festive season forces us back into the gym with renewed enthusiasm.

Here are this months top 10 workout songs to ease you back into your exercise regime :  

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

Starting with the hits, you've got a pair of collaborations uniting Jessie J with 2 Chainz and Wyclef Jean with Avicii. Continuing with the upstarts, you'll find a song from Penguin Prison that could pass for vintage Hall & Oates along with a club track from Alesso & Tove Lo featuring lyrics by David Bowie.

The whole affair kicks off with AC/DC's first new song in six years. The song's beats-per-minute count (BPM) is slow enough to ease you into things physically, while its thundering riff gets you fired up mentally. If you need a power track mid-routine, press play on the fastest (and most popular) song of the month: Sheppard's ode to taking plunges.

For most, the new year is a time for taking stock and making changes, mixing things that worked in the past with new approaches for the future. This month's top 10 list does a little of the same--blending veteran hitmakers with promising, newer acts. To that end, it might just be the perfect playlist for the new year and your next workout.

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

AC/DC - Play Ball - 119 BPM

Deadmau5 - Some Chords (Dillon Francis Remix) - 129 BPM

Penguin Prison - Calling Out - 124 BPM

Charli XCX - Break the Rules - 125 BPM

Wyclef Jean & Avicii - Divine Sorrow - 130 BPM

Mr. Probz, T.I. & Chris Brown - Waves (Robin Schulz Remix) - 120 BPM

Jessie J & 2 Chainz - Burnin' Up - 124 BPM

Alesso & Tove Lo - Heroes (We Could Be) - 126 BPM

Sheppard - Geronimo - 142 BPM

Ella Henderson - Ghost - 105 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.