Music :: July's Top Ten

There are some days I can't get enough music, whether it's working out or while riding in the car.  But then there are others, where I'd prefer silence and I noticed lately that I've been making my drive to Baltimore sans radio (music or news).  When I'm doing a high energy workout though, I always want music.  There's something about the beat that can help me to push through especially towards the end.

When I'm at the gym, I listen to my iPhone, set on speaker mode and when I work out at home I funnel my music through speakers.  If you're someone who works out to music, then you know how important the BPM, or Beats Per Minute, are to any sweat season, but also how tough it can be to make the perfect workout mix.

Each month, the group at Run Hundred compiles the top 10 workout songs, which are voted on my the fans. The free list includes the BPM of each song as well as a link to iTunes and Amazon, where you can purchase.  The site also allows the user to sort songs by tempo, genre, decade (yep, like the 80's) and source (workout mix, top 40, Club, DJ's)

Below are the top 10 songs for July 2014: 

Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong - 121 BPM

Katy Perry - Birthday - 124 BPM

Charli XCX - Boom Clap - 93 BPM

Jarrod Niemann & Pitbull - Drink to That All Night (Remix) - 120 BPM

Magic - Rude - 72 BPM

Lady GaGa - G.U.Y. - 100 BPM

Shakira - The One Thing - 84 BPM

Tune-Yards - Water Fountain - 111 BPM

Far East Movement & Riff Raff - The Illest (Rell the Soundbender Remix) - 80 BPM

Lady Antebellum - Bartender - 101 BPM

Did any of your favorites make the list? To create your own workout mix, head over to Run Hundred.