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The Top 10 Workout Songs For August 2017

This month’s top workout songs benefit mightily from the element of surprise. Genres and artists that don’t generally make appearances in these playlists show up in force. In the list below, we recap the obvious hits and left field picks alike.

Related: Our August 2017 Playlist On Spotify

Rap tracks generally meet with mixed success in the gym, as their lower tempos make them great for strength routines but are ill-suited for cardio. Given this divided audience, they don’t often garner enough votes to crack the monthly top 10 list—but tracks by French Montana, Lil Wayne and Big Sean prove to be exceptions this time around. Equally unusual are inclusions from Shania Twain (who hasn’t released an album in 15 years–but will next month) and James Blunt (who’s best known as a balladeer).

Alongside these unlikely favorites, you’ll find a Spanish language collaboration between Jennifer Lopez and Gente de Zona, a new single from The Killers and a remix from Imagine Dragons. Given the variety on display, there should be plenty to keep you moving until September. Here’s the full list—according to the votes logged on the workout music site Run Hundred.

Pharrell Williams – Yellow Light – 105 BPM

The Killers – The Man – 107 BPM

French Montana & Swae Lee – Unforgettable – 98 BPM

Selena Gomez – Bad Liar – 121 BPM

Jennifer Lopez & Gente de Zona – Ni Tú Ni Yo – 110 BPM

Imagine Dragons – Believer (Kaskade Remix) – 127 BPM

Shania Twain – Life’s About to Get Good – 101 BPM

Bebe Rexha & Lil Wayne – The Way I Are (Dance with Somebody) – 94 BPM

Calvin Harris, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – Feels – 102 BPM

Robin Schulz & James Blunt – OK – 122 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo and era to find the music that best fits their particular workout routine.

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Chris Lawhorn

Chris Lawhorn

Chris Lawhorn runs the workout music database Run Hundred and contributes playlists to Women's Running. He also operates the Case/Martingale record label and holds a BA in English from Ball State University. Before joining Women's Running, Chris covered workout music for Shape and Marie Claire. To find more running songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular routine.