I USED to be able to keep up with music. I knew artists, albums, words. I had a wall of cassette tapes circa 1987…
Which was replaced with a tower of CDs in college…
WHICH I stayed up all night and ripped when I got my first iPod…
WHICH looks ancient now!
Moral of the story… I’M OLD!
I admit it. I can’t keep up. I run my own business, have 2 kids, a house that needs to be cleaned, meals that need to be cooked and, umm yeah, I have to sleep!
Honestly, I’ve been listening to 95% of the same music for the last 10 years. Sure, now and then I download a new tune, but half of them are older ones I’m just learning about.
Well, I think it’s sad, but only because I miss discovering new music. So when Chris from RunHundred asked if I’d like a few new song suggestions, I hopped on the idea. He’s going to shoot a new top 10 every month to share on the site. This month’s….
This month’s top 10 list has a little of what you’d expect—and a little you might not. Flo Rida, who’s no stranger to this list, shows up in two tracks this month. Enrique Iglesias continues his transition from balladeer to club rocker. And Kelly Clarkson, after faltering with the first single off her new album, bounced back ferociously with the second.
As for surprises, they’re mostly entries from folks relatively new on the dance scene. Highlights include songs from Tim Berg (who remixed his own track under his Avicii moniker), Skrillex (whose collaboration with Kaskade is the first dubstep track ever the make the Top 10), and Wolfgang Gartner (who’s made the chart with a little help fromWill.I.Am).
Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular blog for workout songs.
- Tim Berg – Seek Bromance (Avicii Vocal Edit) – 127 BPM
- Alex Gaudino & Kelly Rowland – What A Feeling (Hardwell Remix) – 130 BPM
- Wolfgang Gartner & Will.I.Am – Forever – 128 BPM
- Hot Chelle Rae – Tonight Tonight (Goldstein Remix) – 118 BPM
- Taio Cruz & Flo Rida – Hangover – 129 BPM
- Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & The WAV.s – I Like How It Feels – 129 BPM
- Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It – 128 BPM
- Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode) – 128 BPM
- Flo Rida – Good Feeling – 129 BPM
- Kelly Clarkson – What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger) – 117 BPM
To find more workout songs–and hear next month’s contenders–folks can check out Run Hundred’s free database of music for working out. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.