An AW Workout

For my inaugural post here, I wanted to try to explore the workout potential of some of the music recently covered.

Namely, I tried to put together a playlist that shows which songs by which folks would likeliest accompany someone going for a jog.

It was a mixed success, as most of the current crop is better suited to a brisk walk.

With the exception of a pair of blazing tracks from Jamaica and We Are Scientists, most of the music I stumbled across fell into the 120-130 range.

But, at the very least, I was able to weed out the slow, atmospheric stuff.

Moreover, as the Busta track proves, a song needn’t be quick to have momentum.

Anyway, here’s what I found, if you want to take a gander:

Busta Rhymes – Fire – 93 BPM


Jamaica – I Think I Like U 2 – 156 BPM


Chromeo – Bonafied Lovin’ – 126 BPM


Bjork – Hyperballad – 136 BPM


Yacht – I’m In Love With A Ripper (Party Mix) – 115 BPM


We Are Scientists – After Hours – 161 BPM


Wiz Khalifa – Say Yeah – 144 BPM


Cut Copy – Lights & Music – 125 BPM


Nujax – Super Duper Fly – 129 BPM


Grum – Through The Night – 133 BPM


Chris Lawhorn runs an online workout music database.

To hear samples of current tracks, vote on upcoming ones, or find more music with a particular BPM–check out his workout music site.

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