It's the most wonderful time of the year For the past 12 months, we compiled a list of new and popular songs worth working out to. Then we asked members of SparkPeople. Buy on Amazon No. Juicy J Dark Horse No. John Ryan Fireball No. Rihanna The Monster No. Rita Ora Black Widow No. Check out a preview of the songs below: Buy on Amazon Here are the rest of the top , ranked in order by votes received from thousands of exercisers! What are your favorite workout songs from ?
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Pop rules in this month's workout music recap. Moreover, Taylor Swift debuted the first single from her new album, "Shake It Off," which the most popular song in our monthly poll. Plus, at beats per minute BPM , it's definitely the best song in the list for a running workout. Remixers also racked up three big tunes this month. OneRepublic 's latest release has been reworked for the club, and Zedd makes his second appearance in the the list with an uptempo version of the summertime smash, "Rude. On the whole, Top 40 tracks dominate this month's list. But there should also be enough alternate versions-plus some crossover hits from upstarts like Kongos and Echosmith -to keep things interesting.
Flickr: dalioPhoto. With few exceptions, workout songs can be distinguished by two main attributes: popularity and speed. If a song has cracked the Top 40 chart and has a tempo above beats per minute BPM , there's a good chance you'll hear it in the gym. In this look back at , you'll find lots of songs that meet the criteria above -- along with a few outliers. Starting with the big winners, Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" was the most popular workout song of the year. Not coincidentally, it's also the fastest song in the bunch below. Calvin Harris is notable for being the only artist to make the top 10 twice.
Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Image via Complex. Our roundup of best workout songs of the year starts off with "Danny Glover. We saw everyone from Kanye to Theophilus London turning up to this song this year. There's no reason you can't channel some of that energy towards your workout. Image via So Detroit. Image via Rhyme On Beat. Alchemist and Evidence teamed up to form the super duo Step Brothers and gave us many hard-hitting tracks in the process. Image via Str8outdaden. Image via Hypebeast.