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10 Workout Songs From The 2018 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Takes Place Saturday, April 14

Each year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony provides a balance of celebration and drama. There are always overlooked acts, bickering bands and controversial nominations—and 2018 is no exception. With an emphasis on uptempo tunes for your workout, we’ve selected highlights from each camp and presented them below.

First, you have the acts that were nominated, but not inducted: Rage Against the Machine, The J. Geils Band and Radiohead. Next, you have the divisive picks who’ve managed long, well-regarded careers making music, even if that music isn’t exactly rock: Depeche Mode, Eurythmics and LL Cool J. Lastly, you have the obvious choices for induction: The Cars, The Moody Blues, Bon Jovi and Dire Straits. (This year’s biggest mystery is how Dire Straits will be inducted. As of this writing, they were the only act for whom a presenter hadn’t been announced and neither of the brothers who co-founded the band have indicated that they’ll be in attendance.)

However things shape up this year, the ceremony is generally good at putting decades of work into context. Moreover, many that didn’t make the cut this year are strong contenders for 2019 and beyond. So, for an uptempo overview of those folks considered for the Hall this year—and a few who came out on top—you’ll find our selections below.

Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade – 87 BPM

Radiohead – Lotus Flower – 128 BPM

The J. Geils Band – Centerfold – 116 BPM

Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus – 130 BPM

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams – 125 BPM

LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out – 103 BPM

Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer – 123 BPM

The Cars – Just What I Needed – 128 BPM

Dire Straits – Money for Nothing – 135 BPM

The Moody Blues – Your Wildest Dreams – 141 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.