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March 10, 2010

10 Songs for Aerobic Dancing

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There are two tempos that dominate club music: 80 BPM and 128 BPM. In the former, you'll find a load of hip hop songs. In the latter, you can find virtually every techno remix. There are several factors that account for their prominence. But, the consequence here is that these are the speeds at which most dancing is done. I realize this is a rather clinical look into what might otherwise be a world of sensual rhythm. But, I mention all of this by way of introducing a list of ten songs that clock in at 135 BPM. Using them in a dance workout will get you moving a bit faster than you might during a night out But, they aren't so fast that you'll be tuckered out after a few songs.

1. Prince - I Would Die 4 U Prince - The Very 
Best of Prince - I Would Die 4 U

2. Britney Spears - 3 Britney Spears - 
Britney - The Singles Collection (Deluxe Version) [Remastered] - 3

3. The Killers - Human (Ferry Corsten Club Remix) The Killers - 
Human (Remixes) - EP - Human

4. Madonna - Lucky Star Madonna - 
Celebration (Deluxe Version) - Lucky Star

5. Tiesto - Just Be Tiësto & 
Kirsty Hawkshaw - Just Be - Just Be

6. The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So The Hives - Veni 
Vidi Vicious - Hate to Say I Told You So

7. ABBA - Does Your Mother Know ABBA - Gold - 
Greatest Hits - Does Your Mother Know

8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rich Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 
Fever to Tell - Rich

9. The Chemical Brothers - Setting Sun The Chemical 
Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole - Setting Sun

10. Angelo Venuto - Sweet Caroline Angelo Venuto - 
Sweet Caroline - Sweet Caroline

MC's resident DJ Chris Lawhorn weeds through each week's releases to find the best, new music for a workout. The highlights are presented here, organized by their beats per minute.

More songs—and resources for matching them to the pace of your routine—can be found on RunHundred.com.


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