Colton and I have been playing a lot of music lately on our runs together. He dances while I try not to die from the humidity combined with pushing the stroller. It’s always ALL smiles when we are finished. If you are looking for more music to add to your summer play list check out June’s top ten list from Run Hundred.

Colton and Mommy Running

This month’s top 10 list provides a succinct argument for the dominance of electronic music on the pop charts. To put this into perspective, consider January of 1992, when Nirvana’s album Nevermind famously replaced Michael Jackson’s Dangerous as the number one album on the Billboard chart. This unlikely feat marked not just a change in fortune for Nirvana, but signaled a larger  change in folks’ tastes.

Skipping back to the present, the last month has seen the release of new singles by Katy Perry, Coldplay, Jennifer Lopez, and a collaboration between Justin Timberlake and (fittingly) Michael Jackson. As was the case in 1992, each of these chart toppers has been replaced by a newer act in a previously overlooked genre. To that end, none of the folks above made the cut in this month’s list—as the majority of the votes went to club rockers like Avicii, Afrojack, 3LAU and Bright Lights.

Like fashion and film and most other cultural goings-on, music is cyclical. So, DJs won’t be replacing pop stars entirely—not permanently at least. Moreover, there’s plenty of room for outliers. The changing musical landscape doesn’t seem to have hurt Pitbull or Imagine Dragons—both of whom turn up in the list below. But, if it seems like dance music has a near monopoly on the airwaves these days, this month’s playlist is proof of that change.

History and context aside, there’s a lot to be excited about here. Plus, if there was ever a time for huge beats and raging synths, it’s the summer. So, check out a few of the high energy highlights below, grab a few favorites, and take them for a spin.

Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred

Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – Rather Be – 122 BPM

Crazibiza, Dave Aude & Vassy – Hustlin’ (Radio Version) – 124 BPM

Janelle Monae – What Is Love (Walden Radio Edit) – 127 BPM

3LAU & Bright Lights – How You Love Me – 128 BPM

Afrojack & Wrabel – Ten Feet Tall – 126 BPM

John Legend – All of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix Radio Edit) – 128 BPM

Avicii – Addicted to You (Albin Myers  Remix) – 128 BPM

Ariana Grande & Iggy Azalea – Problem – 103 BPM

Imagine Dragons – On Top of the World – 100 BPM

Pitbull & G.R.L. – Wild, Wild Love – 120 BPM

 

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

 

I don’t post here every day but you can find me rambling on twitter here —- https://twitter.com/mileposts

 

* Run Hundred song list is posted with permission

 

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  2. I try to consistently update my running playlist. Whenever I create a new playlist it makes me look forward to my next run to listen to the new music I added. My current jam is Fancy by Iggy!

  3. I wasn’t familiar with Run Hundred until I read your post. Just signed up to get the top songs for next month too. Cheers!

  4. I really like the “Fancy” song, even though the beat is slower to run to. Keeps me going though!
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  5. DC has been crazy humid. I felt it on my run today, looking forward to the rain to push it out.

    Love every song on your playlist for this month.
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  6. It’s always nice to refresh the playlist with new suggestions:) Nice blog:)
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  7. Great idea for a post!

    One of my favourite workout songs at the moment is ‘Remember the name’ by fort minor, very motivating! :)

    Also, a bit cheesy but you can’t beat listening to the Rocky soundtrack when working out or running too, lol!
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  8. One of the best articles I have ever read, and everything I feel, but expressed much better than I can. And, since less is more, I’ll let that statement and the article speak fir itself..

  9. Great list of running tunes here! I was struggling with my current, over-played playlist, but now I’m all set!

    Happy running!!
    Victoria

  10. Thanks for sharing, i’m always interested in hearing (excuse the pun) what others are listening to while sweating it out :)
    ta

  11. This is great! I was just having a conversation with my girlfriend about awesome music to run to so I will have to share this post with her. She is already playing “Rather Be” on loop so I’m sure she will love this list! Thanks for sharing.
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