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10 Imaginative Cover Songs To Reinvent Your Next Run

The good news is that nearly anyone with an acoustic guitar and a laptop can record a cover these days. The bad news is you now have to wade through a lot of slow, acoustic covers to find a few lively ones for your workout mix. So, in the playlist below, we’ve done the work for you—rounding up a set of lively new versions of existing hits.

The list kicks off with a Queen song from the Suicide Squad soundtrack and closes with a Green Day tune from The Tick. In between, you’ll find covers touching on each of the last five decades, including songs first recorded by the Bee Gees, Human League, Donna Lewis, Baby Bash and Taylor Swift. Given their enduring charms, the songs should able to hold their own in any playlist. So, pick a few from the list below to breath new life into old favorites–and your next workout–at once.

Panic! at the Disco – Bohemian Rhapsody – 72 BPM

Capital Cities – Stayin Alive – 95 BPM

Robin Schulz & Francesco Yates – Sugar – 123 BPM

Cheat Codes & Dante Klein – Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On) – 104 BPM

Betty Who – I Love You Always Forever – 106 BPM

Panama Wedding & Great Good Fine OK – Easy Lover – 128 BPM

French Horn Rebellion, Deidre & The Dark – Don’t You Want Me – 112 BPM

Sia – You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile – 101 BPM

Ryan Adams – Style – 100 BPM

Bastille – Basket Case – 78 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.