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10 Soundtrack Singles To Score Your Next Run

The 90th annual Academy Awards take place this weekend. Since the films in contention generally favor sweeping orchestral pieces rather than big beat anthems, they don’t produce much music that can match the pace of a run. Nevertheless, they put filmmaking front and center for a spell. In light of this famous awards show, we’ve rounded up a few movie tunes—from recent critical and fan favorites alike—with which you can freshen up your running playlist.

As outliers in the bunch below, three tracks came from films that are in contention for Oscars this year: “Watch Me” from Ferdinand (up for Best Animated Feature), “Chase Me” from Baby Driver (up for Best Film Editing) and “Fox on the Run” from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (up for Best Visual Effects). Elsewhere, you’ll find a pitch perfect workout message from Sia from the movie Lion, a collaboration between Liam Payne and Rita Ora from Fifty Shades Freed and a DMX track you’ll know if you’ve seen Deadpool (or even if you’ve seen a trailer for Deadpool), owing to its prominent placement.

Given their inclusion in a range of films, one highlight of the tunes below is that there are multiple places in which you might have heard them: in a theater, in your living room or in a car on the radio. In any of those cases, this familiarity—coupled with a string of energetic performances—should produce a few easy playlist additions for your upcoming workouts. If interested, you can survey your options (each listed by the movie in which they appear) below.

From Lion

Sia – Never Give Up – 91 BPM

From Baby Driver

Dangermouse, Run the Jewels & Big Boi – Chase Me – 81 BPM

From Trolls

Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling – 113 BPM

From Ferdinand

Nick Jonas – Watch Me – 126 BPM

From Deadpool

DMX – X Gon’ Give It to Ya – 95 BPM

From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Sweet – Fox on the Run – 127 BPM

From Fifty Shades Freed

Liam Payne & Rita Ora – For You – 113 BPM

From Black Panther

The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar – Pray for Me – 100 BPM

From Sing!

Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande – Faith – 158 BPM

From The Fate of the Furious

J Balvin, Pitbull, Camila Cabello – Hey Ma – 107 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.