I am definitely a runner that enjoys listening to some good music when I run. It makes a treadmill workout bearable and helps to propel me along while running along the Charles River.
Last month, Chris at Runhundred.com contacted me about his website that offers its subscribers a chance to listen to samples of music, vote and then each month they release the Top 10 Songs for that month. It’s completely free to sign up and if there is a song that you like, there is a link that will take you to a website (Amazon or iTunes) where you can purchase that song. The songs even have the RPM’s listed so you know what kind of beat they have.
Please note that I have received no compensation for this release. The subscription to the website is completely free.
The Top 10 Workout Songs For October
Fort Wayne, IN – October 2, 2011 – This month’s list brings two questions to mind:
#1. For how many consecutive months will David Guetta turn up in these top 10 lists? (His new track with Usher made the cut–and he just barely missed making it again with his recent Nicki Minaj collaboration).
#2. Will Calvin Harris, Benny Benassi or Afrojack be the one that unseats him? (All three are making their second appearances on the charts this month. And, like Guetta, each has begun being billed as the artist on his tracks–rather than being credited as the producer/remixer, which was the case a couple years ago.)
This month’s top 10 is rounded out by a new track from LMFAO, a Britney remix, and a song by Young The Giant–brought most folks’ attention by the band’s surprise inclusion on this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at RunHundred.com–the web’s most popular workout music blog.
Rihanna & Calvin Harris – We Found Love – 128 BPM
Dev – In The Dark – 125 BPM
Afrojack & Eva Simons – Take Over Control – 128 BPM
LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It – 129 BPM
Chris Brown & Benny Benassi – Beautiful People – 129 BPM
Shortee & Faust – Friday Night Special – 133 BPM
Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne – Motivation (Rebel Rock Remix) – 130 BPM
Britney Spears – I Wanna Go (Oliver Remix) – 129 BPM
Young The Giant – My Body – 130 BPM
David Guetta & Usher – Without You – 128 BPM
To find more workout songs-and hear next month’s contenders—folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era-to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.
At the beginning of each month come back to check out the next Top 10 songs!……