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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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If I was working on a workout music time capsule—trying to show future generations what folks listened to in the gym in 2012 - the highlights from August alone would nearly do the trick.
In this month's top 10, running favorites LMFAO, Flo Rida, and Pink all made appearances. Pitbull turned up twice—once in a remix and once with Shakira. And, the year's two biggest hits ("Call Me Maybe" and "Somebody That I Used to Know") were both reinvented as club tracks.
Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred--the web's most popular site for workout music.
Pitbull & Shakira - Get It Started - 129 BPM
The Wanted - Chasing the Sun - 129 BPM
Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo - Let's Go - 130 BPM
Pink - Blow Me (One Last Kiss) - 113 BPM
Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen - Good Time - 126 BPM
Pitbull - Back in Time (Play-N-Skillz Remix) - 128 BPM
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (Coyote Kisses Remix) - 124 BPM
LMFAO - Sorry for Party Rocking (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) - 130 BPM
Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know (Tiesto Remix) - 129 BPM
Flo Rida - Whistle - 103 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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