Among the usual pop blockbusters and remixes, you'll find new singles from Cash Cash and Cobra Starship that tread the line between annoying and irresistible. Their moxie notwithstanding, it's Adele's newest release that's the biggest surprise on the list. Though I'd thought it would be too understated for a workout, it's won more than a few folks over. Moreover, its gentle insistence makes for a great counterpoint to the week's more over-the-top offerings.
MC's resident DJ Chris Lawhorn weeds through the Top 40 charts to find the best new workout music. The songs are organized, by beats per minute, into playlists designed to match the speed of your routine, while maximizing its results.
Chris Lawhorn spent his teens playing in punk and folk bands in Fort Wayne, IN. Apart from the occasional solo album, the rocking has taken a backseat to deejaying and production for his Case/Martingale label. Thankfully, this means that time once spent sleeping in the back of a van has since been freed up to scour places like Buenos Aires and Osaka for new music.
Chris has a bachelor's degree in English and telecommunications from Ball State University. It finally got put to use in creating RunHundred.com, a website that helps people find music that fits the pace of their workouts.