I loved Paula Abdul when I was growing up. I had a poster of her on my wall, saved my allowance for the Shut Up and Dance remix cassette, and called WMEE in Fort Wayne nonstop trying to win tickets to see her in concert. So, when I dug up her latest single, it was partly out of sense of nostalgia. And though I was totally willing to be bowled over, the song didn't do much for me. However, not long after, Paul Oakenfold's remix became the highest-ranked workout song of July. To be honest, I'm not in love with the remix either. But, I was happily surprised by its success. Accordingly, here's the latest from Paula and Paul, plus another 10 songs with the same tempo (125 BPM), to keep you on pace.
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 went to use in creating RunHundred.com - a Web site that helps people find music that fits the pace of their workouts.