40 Running Songs That Are Scientifically Proven* to Make You Enjoy Working Out

*The scientists = us, so just go with it.

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Leg, Trousers, Happy, Leisure, T-shirt, Youth, Knee, Active pants, Gesture, Exercise,
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Everyone knows that summoning the motivation to lace up your sneakers and hit the track is only half the exercise battle. Selecting the right playlist to maintain your pace can also make or break a good run, especially when you're dying to just take a break and walk it off. Here, a mixture of track classics (Eminem, anyone?) and soon-to-be-everywhere new releases that will boost your adrenaline with every beat and help you to break some new personal records this year.

1. "A Lonely Night" - The Weeknd

2. "Influence" - Tove Lo feat. Wiz Khalifa

3. "Change Your Mind (No Seas Cortes)" - Britney SPears

4. "Sneakin'" - Drake feat. 21 Savage

5. "Love on the Brain (Gigamesh Remix)" - Rihanna

6. "Greedy" - Ariana Grande

7. "Body Moves" - DNCE

8. "In My Feelings" - Verse Simmonds

9. "Norf Norf" - Vince Staples

10. "Let Me Love You" - DJ Snake feat. Justin Bieber

11. "Only You" - Ellie Goulding

12. "No Church in the Wild" - Jay Z and Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean and The Dream

13. "Crown on the Ground" - Sleigh Bells

14. "Jumpman" - Drake and Future

15. "Love on Top" - Beyonce

16. "Focus" - Ariana Grande

17. "Champagne Problems" - Nick Jonas

18. "Odd Look" -Kavinsky feat. The Weeknd

19. "Lose Yourself" - Eminem

20. "Backseat Freestyle" - Kendrick Lamar

21. "Teenage Dream" - Katy Perry

22. "POWER" - Kanye West

23. "Bad Girls" - M.I.A.

24. "Drunk on Love" Rihanna

25. "No Rest for the Wicked (Klangkarussel Remix)" - Lykke Li

26. "Such Great Heights" - The Postal Service

27. "Help Me Lose My Mind" - Disclosure feat. London Grammar

28. "How Deep is Your Love" - Calvin Harris feat. Disciples

29. "Truffle Butter" - Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne

30. "Me & U" - Cassie

31. "When Love Hurts" - JoJo

32. "Sexy Back" - Justin Timberlake feat. Timberland

33. "Cheap Thrills (Le Youth Remix)" - Sia feat. Sean Paul and LE YOUTH

34. "The Girl is Mine (feat. Destiny's Child)" - 99 Souls

35. "Banquet" - Bloc Party

36. "Deceptacon" - Le Tigre

37. "Hideaway" - Kiesza

38. "212" - Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay

39. "Indestructible" - Robyn

40. "West Coast (The Young Professionals Remix)" - Lana del Rey

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Lori Keong