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10 Running Songs Nominated For Awards At The 2018 Grammys

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards: January 28, 2018

You could make a case that the Grammy Awards are the most prestigious in music, owing to the ceremony’s long and illustrious run. There might be a stronger case, however, that the honor’s reputation is derived from its precision. Not content to segment tracks by participants and genres, the Grammys also differentiate between the composition, performance and recording of a song—which is why, for example, you have different nominees for “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance” or “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year.” In the list below, we’ve tried to further refine the nominations to highlight a few picks for your workout mix.

Many of the contenders below will seem like obvious frontrunners, like “Despacito” for Song of the Year, “Bodak Yellow” for Best Rap Song and “Body Like a Back Road” for Best Country Solo Performance. However, the nominations also emphasize tracks that excelled in venues other than the Top 40 charts, like LCD Soundsystem for Best Dance Recording, Metallica for Best Rock Album and Shakira for Best Latin Pop Album.

In reviewing just these half-dozen picks, it’s likely this year’s broadcast will produce a few surprises. If you’re looking for ways to liven up your current running playlist, the tunes below represent a healthy look at who’s been doing what in the last 12 months. Moreover, to make it easier to parse, each track is listed along with one of the categories in which it’ll be competing on the big night.

Record Of The Year

Bruno Mars – 24k Magic – 107 BPM

Album Of The Year

Lorde – Green Light – 129 BPM

Song Of The Year

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber – Despacito – 89 BPM

Best Pop Solo Performance

Kelly Clarkson – Love So Soft – 130 BPM

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still – 158 BPM

Best Dance Recording

LCD Soundsystem – Tonite – 121 BPM

Best Rock Album

Metallica – Atlas, Rise – 97 BPM

Best Rap Song

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow – 125 BPM

Best Country Solo Performance

Sam Hunt – Body Like a Back Road – 99 BPM

Best Latin Pop Album

Shakira – Me Enamore – 104 BPM

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

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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.