These are the World’s Most Popular Workout Songs

I get beat up by a personal trainer twice a week and also attend an hour-long circuit class on Saturday morning that leaves me thisclose to a heart attack. Naturally, there’s music playing all the time–and sometimes there are arguments about what should be played.

Like many gyms, all our music is sourced through Spotify, which means that Spotify has excellent data on what songs people use for workouts.

  • The most popular workout playlist for around Earth–and there are more than 25 million of them–is called “Dance Workout,” followed by “Workout Twerkout,” “Latin Dance Cardio” and “Throwback Workout.” Another one called “Beast Mode” is in there somewhere.
  • The top countries using workout playlists? Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Australia and Canada.
  • The top cities for workout music on Spotify? Olso, Miami, Washington and London.
  • Workout playlists were used most between January 1 and February 14 as people tried to follow through on New Year’s resolutions.
  • The peak day for working out playlists? January 24.
  • Here are two lists featuring the most popular workout songs from 2017.

Top Global Workout Songs

  1. Eminem – Till I Collapse (Second year in a row!)
  2. Post Malone – rockstar
  3. Eminem – Lose Yourself – Soundtrack Version
  4. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
  5. Axwell /\ Ingrosso – More Than You Know
  6. J Balvin – Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé)
  7. Camila Cabello – Havana
  8. Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me – Radio Edit
  9. Dua Lipa – New Rules
  10. Kanye West – POWER

Top Workout Songs in the US

  1. Post Malone – rockstar
  2. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
  3. Eminem – Till I Collapse
  4. G-Eazy – No Limit
  5. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
  6. Eminem – Lose Yourself – Soundtrack Version
  7. Imagine Dragons – Thunder
  8. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry
  9. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
  10. Migos – MotorSport

Top Workout Artists

  1.    Drake
  2.    Eminem
  3.    Kanye West
  4.    Rihanna
  5.    Calvin Harris
  6.    The Weeknd
  7.    The Chainsmokers
  8.    Beyoncé
  9.    Sia
  10.    David Guetta

Top Countries for Workout Music

  1.    Norway
  2.    Iceland
  3.    Sweden
  4.    Australia
  5.    Canada
  6.    Denmark
  7.    New Zealand
  8.    Ireland
  9.    Great Britain
  10.    United States

(Via Variety)

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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