Thursday, January 14, 2016

Healthy Habits: Fitness Tracks

Taken individually, the year's best workout tracks are each solid picks for topping off an existing mix. As a whole, though, they might work even better—as they balance two of the main elements in a great playlist: familiarity and freshness.

On the familiar side of things, you'll find pop stars like Demi Lovato and One Direction. There are also breakthrough hits from new acts like Andy Grammer and Jess Glynne. Elsewhere, remixes give a second wind to big singles like “Heartbeat Song” and “Uptown Funk.”

On the fresh side, there's a club collaboration pairing The Magician with Years and Years. The only rock band to make the cut—Walk the Moon—did it without the help of its smash “Shut Up and Dance.” Lastly, newcomer Katy Tiz nabbed the number two spot with an unusually fast pop song (and almost no help from Top 40 radio).

Each new year finds countless folks resolving to get (or stay) in shape. If you're still making resolutions, you can score your musings on the last year with some of its musical highlights. Alternatively, if you're ready to get moving, you can use the best of 2015 to power you into 2016. In either case, here's the full list, according to 128,000 folks polled on workout music site Run Hundred.

#10 - Demi Lovato – Confident – 130 BPM
#9 - The Magician & Years and Years – Sunlight (Radio Edit) – 122 BPM
#8 - Andy Grammer – Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah) – 120 BPM
#7 - Icona Pop – Emergency – 126 BPM
#6 - One Direction – Drag Me Down – 139 BPM
#5 - Walk the Moon – Work This Body – 135 BPM
#4 - Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand – 123 BPM
#3 - Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song (Nebuer Remix) – 135 BPM
#2 - Katy Tiz – Whistle (While You Work It) – 162 BPM
#1 - Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars РUptown Funk (Dave Aud̩ Remix) Р124 BPM

If you want to preview any of these tracks (or share the list socially), here's the link:

To find more workout songs, folks can 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.

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