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AboutChris Lawhorn is the Resident DJ at Marie Claire magazine.
Each month, he reviews 300-400 new singles to find the best new music for a workout. His picks are organized here, according to their beats per minute.
To vote on upcoming tracks, hear this month's contenders, and find more resources for matching songs to the pace of your exercise routine, you can visit his Workout Music site.
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This month's top 10 draws heavily from the Top 40. Accordingly, it's heavy on pop tunes - albeit from a variety of genres. Gym favorites Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown made new forays into club music. Train and Carrie Underwood brought the rock and country, respectively. Karmin and Ellie Goulding took the remix route. Lastly, newcomers Outasight and Havana Brown provided the month's two most popular tunes.
Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred--the web's most popular site for workout music.
Carrie Underwood - Blown Away - 138 BPM
Nicki Minaj - Pound the Alarm - 125 BPM
Outasight - Now or Never - 126 BPM
Rihanna - Where Have You Been (Vice Club Mix) - 127 BPM
Ellie Goulding - Lights (MK Charlee Dub) - 125 BPM
Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up - 128 BPM
Train - 50 Ways to Say Goodbye - 139 BPM
Karmin - Brokenhearted (Razor N Guido Remix) - 128 BPM
Havana Brown & Pitbull - We Run the Night - 136 BPM
David Guetta & Usher - Without You (R3HAB's XS Remix) - 128 BPM
To find more workout songs - and hear next month's contenders - folks can check out Run Hundred's free database of workout music.
Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era - to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.
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