Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Work Out Wednesday

Okay, let's be honest no work out is a good work out without some kick butt songs and amazing playlists. You can be motivated and ready to sweat your butt off but unless you got some jams to accompany that motivation it just isn't the same. I don't know if you're like me but if I should forget my iPod it just isn't the same work out for me. So for this weeks post I decided to focus on putting together a good playlist. Weather Pop, Rap, or Remixes get you pumped up for a good work out here is are some top songs to get you going on your next work out.

The Best Hip-Hop Songs

Sweat-worthy rap and R&B workout songs (75 to 139 beats per minute)
"Find Your Love" - Drake (95 BPMs)
"Got Your Back" - T.I., featuring Keri Hilson (75 BPMs)
"Check It Out" - and Nicki Minaj (129 BPMs)
"2012 (It Ain't the End)" - Jay Sean, featuring Nicki Minaj (126 BPMs)
"Midnight Hour" - Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek, featuring Estelle (139 BPMs)
"In My Head" - Jason Derulo (108 BPMs)
"Who Dat" - J. Cole (90 BPMs)
"Club Can't Handle Me" - Flo Rida, featuring David Guetta (127 BPMs)
"Not Afraid" - Eminem (86 BPMs)
"DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love Again" - Usher, featuring Pitbull (118 BPMs)

The Best Power-Up Songs

Power workout songs to pick up the pace (76 to 163 beats per minute)
"Break Your Heart" - Taio Cruz, featuring Ludacris (122 BPMs)
"Hot Mess" - Cobra Starship (120 BPMs)
"Gettin' Over You" - David Guetta, featuring Fergie and LMFAO (130 BPMs)
"Double Vision (Wiz Khalifa Mix)" - 3OH!3 (120 BPMs)
"One Step at a Time" - Four Year Strong (163 BPMs)
"Power" - Kanye West (76 BPMs)
"I Like It" - Enrique Iglesias, featuring Pitbull (129 BPMs)
"Girls and Boys in School" - Neon Trees (120 BPMs)
"Hunted Down" - Soundgarden (83 BPMs)
"I Can Talk (French Horn Rebellion Remix)" - Two Door Cinema Club (163 BPMs)

The Best Dance Workout Songs

Bouncy beats that move your feet (115 to 130 beats per minute)
"California Gurls" - Katy Perry, featuring Snoop Dogg (125 BPMs)
"22nd Century" - Kelis (130 BPMs)
"Red Light" - Alina (115 BPMs)
"Morning After Dark" - Timbaland, featuring Nelly Furtado and SoShy (118 BPMs)
"Only Girl (in the World)" - Rihanna (126 BPMs)
"We No Speak Americano" - Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP (125 BPMs)
"Lovers n' Fighters (Original Mix)" - Kruse & Nuernberg (124 BPMs)
"Commander" - Kelly Rowland, featuring David Guetta (125 BPMs)
"Go Ape (Live from the Cherrytree House)" - Far East Movement (128 BPMs)
"Hey, Hey (Vandalism Remix)" - Dennis Ferrer (128 BPMs)

Motivating Workout Songs

Motivating lyrics that stoke your session (89 to 148 beats per minute)
"Stronger Than" - Pete Yorn (115 BPMs)
"King of Anything" - Sara Bareilles (118 BPMs)
"Impossible" - Shontelle (90 BPMs)
"Rockstar 101" - Rihanna (140 BPMs)
"Take My Breath Away" - Michael W. Smith (126 BPMs)
"Waves of Change (Kaskade Mix)" - Samantha James (128 BPMs)
"Sure Fire Winners" - Adam Lambert (89 BPMs)
"Secrets" - OneRepublic (148 BPMs)
"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" - Shakira, featuring Freshlyground (126 BPMs)
"Forget You" - Cee Lo Green (128 BPMs)

The Best Songs for Strength Training

Tempos to help you crank out more reps (76 to 127 beats per minute)
"Misery" - Maroon 5 (103 BPMs)
"On the Sly" - The Bamboos, featuring Kylie Auldist (111 BPMs)
"Stereo Love" - Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina (127 BPMs)
"Love the Way You Lie" - Eminem, featuring Rihanna (87 BPMs)
"Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo (90 BPMs)
"Raise Your Glass" - Pink (122 BPMs)
"Where There's Gold" - Small Sins (113 BPMs)
"Holding You Down (Goin' in Circles)" - Jazmine Sullivan (95 BPMs)
"Liquor Store Blues" - Bruno Mars, featuring Damian Marley (76 BPMs)
"Whataya Want from Me" Adam Lambert (93 BPMs)

The Best Remixes

Music makeovers for any workout (100 to 152 beats per minute)
"Violet (Ospina and Oscar P Main Mix)" - Oscar P (124 BPMs)
"Try Me (RAC Mix)" - Anoraak (131 BPMs)
"Sweet Disposition (Axwell Remix)" - The Temper Trap (129 BPMs)
"All the Right Moves (Danger Remix)" - OneRepublic (152 BPMs)
"Bulletproof (Tiborg Remix)" - La Roux (126 BPMs)
"Dance Rock Shake Pop (Reydon Radio Remix)" - Jump Smokers (126 BPMs)
"Whole Lotta Love" - Santana, featuring Chris Cornell (100 BPMs)
"Telephone (DJ Dan Extended Vocal Remix)" - Lady Gaga and Beyonce (126 BPMs)
"Hard (Jody den Broeder Club Remix)" - Rihanna, featuring Jeezy (125 BPMs)
"Alejandro (Afrojack Remix)" - Lady Gaga (128 BPMs)

Best Country Workout Songs

For some giddyup and go (72 to 124 beats per minute)
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum (106 BPMs)
"I Got Your Country Right Here" - Gretchen Wilson (95 BPMs)
"Mine" - Taylor Swift (122 BPMs)
"Shine" - Matt Stillwell (124 BPMs)
"Undo It" - Carrie Underwood (75 BPMs)
"Turn On the Radio" - Reba McEntire (123 BPMs)
"Little White Church" - Little Big Town (107 BPMs)
"Hillbilly Bone" - Blake Shelton, featuring Trace Adkins (72 BPMs)
"Whistlin' Dixie" - Randy Houser (79 BPMs)
"Rain Is a Good Thing" - Luke Bryan (108 BPMs)

So I hope that these songs give you some inspiration to revamp your work out playlists and if you're curious on how to create an effective work out playlist I found this article interesting. 

Build the Perfect Workout Playlist

Skip the musical roulette.
Instead of setting your MP3 player on shuffle, proactively build playlists that provide the right energy all the way through your workout.
Keep it fresh.
Pick one weekend a month to see what's new on the iTunes charts by your favorite artists and in your favorite genres so your playlist never goes stale.
Get in rhythm.
Studies have shown that listening to music that syncs with your movements provides a better workout than exercising without tunes. See how to match your grooves to your moves below.
Beats per minute    Perfect for
160 and up    Running, jumping rope
140 to 160     Jogging, Spinning
125 to 140     Power walking, stair-climbing, elliptical
105 to 125     Walking, toning
60 to 115       Stretching, yoga, warming up

I hope that with all these helpful tools you revamp your playlist to kick some major butt in the gym. Are there any songs on your current playlist that get you going??

1 comment:

  1. So great! If I ever decide to get off my ass I'll have to make these playlists too!