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Svelte Plant-Based Protein BPM Workout PlaylistWorking out to the proper music boosts your performance. That’s not just common sense; it’s supported by science! So what’s “the proper music”? That depends entirely on what you’re doing and what your level of intensity is — there’s not necessarily any one-size-fits-all approach!

In general, the faster you’re moving, the faster your music should be, measured in bpm (beats per minute). Walkers benefit from music around 120 bpm, power walkers exercise best near 140 bpm, runners move up to 160 bpm, and the fastest runners match with music at a blistering 180 bpm — three beats every second!

As the weather turns warm and perfect for exercise, isn’t it about time you added some more tunes to your workout playlist? We’ve compiled a list of 50 songs ranging from pop to hip hop to heavy metal that’ll get your heart — and your limbs — pumping like nothing else.

The songs are arranged by bpm, so if you’re just looking for the perfect-tempo tune to add to your own playlist, you can easily do so. If you’re interested in the whole mix or don’t feel like doing the work, we’ve sorted them into two Spotify playlists!

117–139 bpm

  • Daft Punk, “Get Lucky” (117 bpm)
  • Phillip Phillips, “Home” (120 bpm)
  • OneRepublic, “Counting Stars” (120 bpm)
  • OneRepublic, “I Lived” (120 bpm)
  • Capital Cities, “Safe and Sound” (120 bpm)
  • Bronze Radio Return, “Shake, Shake, Shake” (120 bpm)
  • Bon Jovi, “Livin’ on a Prayer” (122 bpm)
  • Lady Gaga, “Telephone” (122 bpm)
  • Wild Cub, “Thunder Clatter” (125 bpm)
  • Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc, “Wake Me Up (Avicii Speed Remix)” (125 bpm)
  • Daft Punk, “One More Time” (125 bpm)
  • Tiësto, “Red Lights” (126 bpm)
  • Avicii, “Heart Upon My Sleeve” (126 bpm)
  • OneRepublic, “If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix)” (126 bpm)
  • Blur, “Song 2” (130 bpm)
  • Dropkick Murphys, “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” (130 bpm)
  • Muse, “Uprising” (130 bpm)
  • New Politics, “Harlem” (135 bpm)
  • Fall Out Boy, “The Phoenix” (138 bpm)


140+ bpm

  • Passion Pit, “I’ll Be Alright” (140 bpm)
  • The Hives, “Hate to Say I Told You So” (140 bpm)
  • Foo Fighters, “Walk” (140 bpm)
  • Gorillaz, “Feel Good Inc.” (140 bpm)
  • Coldplay, “Viva la Vida” (140 bpm)
  • The Strokes, “Heart in a Cage” (142 bpm)
  • Maroon 5, “Lucky Strike” (144 bpm)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Can’t Hold Us” (145 bpm)
  • Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run” (148 bpm)
  • Fall Out Boy, “Uma Thurman” (150 bpm)
  • Atreyu, “Blow” (155 bpm)
  • Cold War Kids, “First” (155 bpm)
  • Queen, “Don’t Stop Me Now” (158 bpm)
  • Foo Fighters, “Everlong” (160 bpm)
  • The Mowgli’s, “Say It, Just Say It” (160 bpm)
  • Pharrell Williams, “Happy” (160 bpm)
  • Outkast, “Hey Ya!” (160 bpm)
  • Marina and the Diamonds, “Bubblegum B*tch” (161 bpm)
  • Iron Maiden, “The Trooper” (162 bpm)
  • Brody Dalle, “Don’t Mess With Me” (165 bpm)
  • Grouplove, “Shark Attack” (166 bpm)
  • The Gaslight Anthem, “The ‘59 Sound” (168 bpm)
  • a-ha, “Take On Me” (168 bpm)
  • Imagine Dragons, “Bleeding Out” (170 bpm)
  • Eminem, “Lose Yourself” (171 bpm)
  • Fitz and The Tantrums, “Out of My League” (172 bpm)
  • Ellie Goulding, “Burn” (176 bpm)
  • Destiny’s Child, “Jumpin’, Jumpin’” (178 bpm)
  • Tinie Tempah ft. Eric Turner, “Written in the Stars” (184 bpm)
  • In Flagranti, “Pick a Trick” (185 bpm)
  • Rise Against, “Prayer of the Refugee” (200 bpm)

Remember to be considerate when working out — some of these songs contain language that others may find offensive! This does not reflect the values of Svelte.

Whatever your workout speed of choice, you can recharge afterwards with Svelte plant-based protein shakes! Each shake has 11g of protein and just 180 calories for a perfect post-workout snack.

Do you have a favorite workout playlist, or a song that we missed? Let us know on our Facebook page!

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