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August 17, 2009

Workout Songs Beyond the Top 40

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While last week's list turned up an unexpected new single from Paula Abdul, this week might even top that—as Lionel Richie's new song with Akon makes an appearance. As was the case with Ms. Abdul, it was a remix that actually propelled Mr. Richie back onto the dance charts. In fact, the month's successes were nearly exclusively dance cuts and remixes—with rock music being represented solely by "Homecoming" and "Girlfriend." And, in fairness, the latter of the two could just as easily pass for dance music, and inspired a heap of remixes itself.

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

2. Hey Monday - Homecoming - 150 BPM Hey Monday - Hold On Tight - Homecoming

3. Benny Benassi & Channing - Come Fly Away (Soha & Adam K Remix) - 129 BPM Benny Benassi - Ultra Trance 09 - Come Fly 
Away (Soha & Adam K Remix)

4. Lady Sovereign - I Got You Dancing - 125 BPM Lady Sovereign - Jigsaw - I Got You Dancing

5. The Prodigy - Warriors Dance (South Central Remix) - 128 BPM The Prodigy - Warrior's Dance - 
Warrior's Dance (South Central Remix)

6. Lionel Richie & Akon - Just Go (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Mix) - 128 BPM Lionel Richie - Just Go (Deluxe Edition) - 
Just Go (Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Club) [Bonus Track]

7. Phoenix - Girlfriend - 136 BPM Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - 
Girlfriend

8. Royksopp - The Girl And The Robot - 121 BPM Röyksopp - Junior - The Girl and the Robot

9. Paul Van Dyk - For An Angel (PVD 2009 Remix) - 132 BPM Paul van Dyk - For an Angel - EP - For an 
Angel (PvD Remix '09)

10. Armin Van Buuren & Jennifer Rene - Fine Without You (Radio Edit) - 134 BPM Armin van Buuren - Fine Without You (feat. 
Jennifer Rene) - EP - Fine Without You (Radio Edit)

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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