Here’s a new study on workout music. Does any of this ring true for you?

Many people use the motivating power of music to get them through an exercise session, so it’s no wonder that a Fitrated, a company that reviews fitness equipment, would commission a survey on workout music.

Here’s what they report. Any of this work for you? I quote:

  • Lady Gaga is the most popular artist in the world for working out
  • Pop (53%) is the most popular genre, followed by Hip-Hop/Rap and Classic Rock
  • The Weeknd, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chainsmokers, and Metallica are the top artists in their respective genres
  • Fast-paced beats, motivational lyrics, and bass are the most desired element

Let’s get a little more granular:

Top 6 Workout Music Genres

GenrePercentage Listening During Workouts
Pop53.4%
Hip-Hop/Rap48.6%
Classic Rock46.3%
Alternative30.4%
Electronic Dance Music29.2%
Heavy Metal24.0%

Into rock and alternative? Check this out:

Classic Rock

  1. Queen
  2. AC/DC
  3. Aerosmith

Alternative

  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  2. Linkin Park
  3. Nirvana

The entire report can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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