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July 21, 2009

The Best Workout Music on the Charts This Week

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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.

1. Sean Kingston – Fire Burning – 123 BPM Sean Kingston - Fire Burning - Single -
Fire Burning

2. Jordin Sparks – Battlefield – 145 BPM Jordin Sparks - Battlefield - Battlefield

3. Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling – 128 BPM Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy
Never Dies) - I Gotta Feeling

4. Cash Cash – Party in Your Bedroom – 121 BPM Cash Cash - Take It to the Floor - Party
In Your Bedroom

5. Linkin Park – New Divide – 118 BPM Linkin Park - New Divide - Single - New
Divide

6. Katy Perry – Waking Up in Vegas (Calvin Harris Remix) – 131 BPM Katy Perry - Waking Up In Vegas - Waking
Up In Vegas (Calvin Harris Extended Remix)

7. Cobra Starship & Leighton Meester – Good Girls Go Bad – 120 BPM Cobra Starship - Good Girls Go Bad (feat.
Leighton Meester) - Single - Good Girls Go Bad (feat. Leighton
Meester)

8. LMFAO & Lil Jon – Shots – 128 BPM LMFAO & Lil Jon - Party Rock - Shots

9. Keri Hilson & Lil Wayne – Turnin Me On (MSTRKRFT Remix) – 130 BPM Keri Hilson - Turnin Me On (MSTRKRFT
Remix) [feat. Lil Wayne] - Single - Turnin Me On (MSTRKRFT Remix)
[feat. Lil Wayne]

10. Adele – Right as Rain – 137 BPM ADELE - 19 - Right as Rain

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.


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