Replace old workout songs with these hot, new tracks
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 30, 2017 09:47 PM
Change up your playlist with our new recos to accompany your running and lifting! (Photo courtesy of Chalk Magazine)
Everyone needs some good music when working out, something to get us oiled as we pump iron or dash around the track. It’s obviously our universal affinity with music, which then goes to show a part of our personality. That’s why it’s always interesting when we hear Olympians like Michael Phelps sharing their favorite musicians, whose tracks help them tune out and focus on their warm-up. (For the multi-medalist’s case, he prefers Young Jeezy, Eminem, and even country singer Eric Church among other artists.)
“Music can be a great motivator for working out, so long as it’s the right music,” says Shanon Cook, trend expert of music streaming app Spotify.
Spotify reported its Dance Workout playlist as the most played on the app across the world. The playlist includes hip hop hits ‘Till I Collapse” (Eminem), “Stronger” (Kanye West), “Jumpman” (Drake), and “Work” (Rihanna).
“Year after year, our listeners have made Eminem’s ‘Till I Collapse’ the most popular track to get sweaty to, so it’s pretty clear a message of endurance resonates with them,” adds Cook.
Locally, Spotify reported the same playlist as the most played among the rest. Dance Workout is followed by Cardio, Beast Mode, Motivation Mix, and HIIT Pop accordingly. The mix of workout songs most commonly played by Filipinos is rather motley, topped with hip hop (“One Dance” by Drake), EDM (“Light It Up - Remix” by Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG; “This Is What You Came” For by Calvin Harris), and dance pop (“Lush Life” by Zara Larsson; “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande).
True, while they’ve made good warm-up tunes in the past (“Bang Bang” was released in 2014, for crying out loud!), most of the mentioned tracks have already become passé. If you hate plateau in your workout, we’re sure you feel the same way when it comes to your music. Raring to mix things up? We’ve got you covered with the following new tracks. Don’t worry, they all fall under what science has previously told us! The following hip hop, dance, and electronic songs are high-tempo and bass-heavy enough to fire you up in your next workout!