It’s getting close to marathon season which means long runs are in full effect! You may just find yourself getting tired of your summer playlists. Here are ten new songs to add for September!

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The biggest winner of the month is Nicki Minaj—who appears once with some help from Sir Mix-a-Lot and again alongside Jessie J and Ariana Grande. Her      first song “Anaconda” is perfect for starting a workout—with its abundance of energy and attitude to spare. Meanwhile, her collaboration “Bang Bang” is the month’s fastest cut—with a tempo of 149 beats per minute (BPM)—making it ideal for running.

If your playlist is already heavy on Top 40 tracks—and you’re looking to branch out—the last few weeks have provided a number fun, accessible tracks that have been making more noise in the clubs than on the      radio. To that end, you can check out the latest in Nero’s string of nightlife epics and a remix of Robyn and Röyksopp’s latest single. The hook of the latter finds Robyn announcing that she’s  going to do what she wants—and then do it again. So, if you’re looking for a go-to track when your energy is running low, this blast of assertive enthusiasm might be just what you need.

Generally speaking, the competition between acts to release the “song of the  summer” should have died down by this time of year. Nevertheless, the last few weeks have seen the release of one anthem after another. If you take advantage of this bumper crop of pop and get yourself outside for some exercise, you just might be able to squeeze an extra month out of this summer.

Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog.

Calvin Harris – Summer (Twoloud Remix) – 128 BPM

Nicki Minaj – Anaconda – 130 BPM

Röyksopp& Robyn – Do It Again (Zoo Station Radio Edit) – 125 BPM

Nero – Satisfy – 124 BPM

Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass – 134 BPM

Neon Hitch – Yard Sale (Radio Edit) – 128 BPM

Maroon 5 – Maps – 120 BPM

Pharrell Williams – Come Get It Bae – 120 BPM

Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang – 149 BPM

Cash Cash & Bebe Rexha – Take Me Home (Chainsmokers Remix Radio Edit) – 129 BPM


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


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* Run Hundred song list is posted with permission


  1. Thanks for the suggestions-need a Ragnar play list as I won’t have my MRTT friends to run with

  2. Some great songs here.

    I like Calvin Harris – Summer.

    Also have ‘Remember the name’ by Fort Minor. Get’s you pumped real quick.

    Also can recommend the following:

    Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow
    Wiz Khalifa – Work Hard, Play Hard
    Eminem – Loose Urself
    Linkin Park – Guilty All The Same

    Basically anything that is heavy or light, but also motivates me to get up and going :)

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