Running is a great way to exercise, even if it can be difficult. Listening to music while running should make that activity a little more enjoyable. Listening to music can increase your performance by running at 15 percent, but how to choose the right playlist for your ears? The best music to run to is rumored to be between 120 and 140 BPM (beats per minute) and you can find millions of songs to keep you close to that speed. But keep in mind that this depends on your own tempo and your own stride length.
How to select the songs to run to
Summer is here, the weather is perfect, so what better time of the year to get back on track and start running? We always seek to motivate you to be an active person. If you decide to start running or you are already an experienced runner, you should know that a good playlist of music in your headphones can make a difference. Listening to some rock rhythms can make your run more enjoyable and even increase your performance. Besides that, you can solve the problem of boredom that we all face when running for longer distances.
Best songs for runners
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin'
This is a great classic song to motivate yourself. Sometimes it's hard to stay attached to your goals, and you think you'll never see the results of what you're looking for. Start with this, sing it while you run, and you will feel great before the song ends.
Maroon Five - Moves Like Jagger
With a very sticky rhythm and fast music, you're going to get so involved in the song that you will not focus on the fact that you're running.
Outkast - Hey Ya!
One of the fastest songs on this list - it may be that you better run your time, just because you're going to start moving faster naturally to keep up with the music.
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
A song with a title like this (Born to run) would already imagine that it would be on the list - This song is the anthem of runners everywhere.
Tom Petty - Runnin' Down to Dream
Another anthem of the runners - this song is great to raise your pace (and as motivation to pursue your dreams).
Kelly Clarkson - What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
This rhythm is a bit slower, making it a great song for after another fast-paced tune. And it's a good reminder that the track isn’t killing you – it’s making you stronger!
Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
Are you looking for a little motivation to start? This song is exactly what you need! It's an ideal song to warm up to before you start running.
Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start the Fire
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Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (Rocky Theme)
When you hear the main theme of the Rocky movie, you cannot help but feel motivated. It's a song that gives you power, and it's just what you need to keep your pace strong. You are a power plant, and if you do not feel like that at the end of the song, consider the repeat button!
What songs do you recommend for those running? Got any fave playlists you swear by?