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The Top 10 Running Songs For May 2018

May 2018’s Top 10 Playlist

In this month’s running music roundup, two genres rise to the top: rap and pop. On the former front, you have new tunes from Drake and Nicki Minaj. On the latter, you have songs from David Guetta and Jason Derulo. Lastly—combining elements from both—there’s a four-way collaboration between Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone and SZA.

Though two genres dominate this playlist, it also features a couple of outliers, including a new single from Pearl Jam and Ryan Adams’ cover of a Tegan and Sara song. In an unusual occurrence, the most popular workout song this May—Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood”—is also the slowest. In keeping with this upbeat-but-downtempo theme, nearly half the list clocks in around 95 BPM. To that end, you might employ those tunes for warming up and cooling down and use the faster tracks for the main portion of your workout.

In any event, it doesn’t matter which portion gets you up and moving—so long as you get up and move. So, consider the picks, add your favorites and go. Here’s the full list for May—according to the votes logged on the workout music site Run Hundred.

Lorde, Khalid, Post Malone and SZA – Homemade Dynamite (Remix) – 107 BPM

Jason Derulo – Colors – 120 BPM

Nicki Minaj – Chun-Li – 97 BPM

Drake – Nice for What – 94 BPM

Taylor Swift – Delicate – 95 BPM

Pearl Jam – Can’t Deny Me – 120 BPM

Ryan Adams – Back in Your Head – 144 BPM

Kylie Minogue – Dancing – 110 BPM

David Guetta and Sia – Flames – 94 BPM

Shawn Mendes – In My Blood – 70 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.