The Best Music for Climbing Stairs
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Whether you're on a stair stepper, stair climber, StairMaster, or actual stairs, the tempo range generally recommended spans from 124-128 BPM. This is usually the province of dance cuts and remixes. Both are represented here. But, I've tried to round it out with some Van Halen,
Duran Duran, and a brassy, swinging number from Lyle Lovett. (For the
latter, you won't actually hear much brass on the iTunes sample. But
the song's narrative gradually gives way to a sort of game of catch
between the fiddle, backup singers, steel guitar, horns, and piano. I
can't promise it'll win you over. But it'll definitely try.)
1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero - 124 BPM
2. Bendj and Sushy - Me and Myself (Wolfgang Gartner Radio Edit) - 128 BPM
3. Van Halen - (Oh) Pretty Woman - 128 BPM
4. DJ Laz, Casely & Flo Rida - Move Shake Drop (Remix) - 128 BPM
5. The Offspring - Youre Gonna Go Far, Kid - 126 BPM
6. Duran Duran - The Reflex - 127 BPM
7. Lyle Lovett - That's Right (You're Not from Texas) - 127 BPM
8. Kylie Minogue - In My Arms - 128 BPM
9. James - Sometimes - 124 BPM
10. Eric Prydz - Pjanoo - 126 BPM
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.