The Top 10 Workout Songs of 2016

If you sign on to RunHundred, you’ll be greeted with this message.

Okay, I’ll bite. Some 65,000 people are polled by the site on a weekly basis.

Once you confirm your subscription, you’re presented with a plethora of choices for workout music including an email that offers up this week’s top 10 workout songs. I’ll leave it to you explore the many corners of the site, which allows you to sort music by tempo, genre and decade. Then you’ll get a page that looks like this:

Meanwhile, here’s an aggregate list of the most popular workout songs of 2016. Note that the average BPM is 113, which isn’t exactly going to burn a lot of fat for you.

  1. Flo Rida & Jason Derulo – “Hello Friday (Owen Norton Remix)” – 128 BPM
  2. Ariana Grande – “Into You” – 108 BPM
  3. Jess Glynne – “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” – 121 BPM
  4. Pitbull – “Freedom” – 118 BPM
  5. Sia – “Never Give Up” – 91 BPM
  6. Calvin Harris & Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For” – 124 BPM
  7. Ellie Goulding – “Something in the Way You Move” – 109 BPM
  8. Pink – “Just Like Fire” – 82 BPM
  9. Fitz & The Tantrums – “HandClap” – 140 BPM
  10. Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – 113 BPM


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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