I’ve always been puzzled by people who say they can exercise without music. Are they some kind of masochists? Personally, I really need some thumping beats to 1) pump me up enough to actually go to the gym and 2) distract me from the pain!
It seems I’m not alone, as there are more than 25 million workout-themed workouts on Spotify. And according to the music streaming service, this is the time of year where we’re all listening to them the most. Listening data showed that streaming workout playlists is at a high between January 1 and February 14, reaching its peak on January 24 and dropping off after Valentine’s Day. Interestingly, they revealed that the top international cities for workout music are led by Oslo, Norway, Miami, Washington, D.C. and London.
Also included in Spotify’s trend report were the most popular workout playlists around the globe, which include “Beast Mode,” “Workout Twerkout,” “Latin Dance Cardio” and “Throwback Workout.”
Despite the different themes of the playlists, there are a few songs that kept popping up time and time again. Eminem’s 2002 track ‘Till I Collapse’ topped the list for the second time in a row, with his hit ‘Lose Yourself’ also coming in at number 3. Relative newcomers Post Malone and Camilla Cabello also made an appearance, alongside rap icons Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar.
Check out the rest of Spotify’s top workout songs here:
Eminem – Till I Collapse
2. Post Malone – Rockstar
3. Eminem – Lose Yourself (Soundtrack Version)
4. Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE
5. Axwell / Ingrosso – More Than You Know
6. J Balvin – Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé)
7. Camila Cabello – Havana
8. Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me (Radio Edit)
9. Dua Lipa – New Rules
10. Kanye West – POWER
You can read the full Spotify trend report here. You’re going to need some stylish bluetooth headphones to blast your beats while you work out! Check out 7 of our favourite wireless earphones or 9 over-ear headphones.