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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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With summer nearly upon us, there's a mess of new music bumping in a gym near you. The singles from Usher and Linkin Park's new albums are out now—along with Pitbull's contribution to the Men in Black III soundtrack. Also, on the movie tip, Kelly Clarkson's “Stronger” returns to the top 10—albeit in a dark, retro remix that works the American Idol veteran into a groove straight out of the Scarface or Drive soundtrack. Lastly, the top 10 is rounded out by trio of collaborations wherein Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, and Cee Lo paired up with Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B., and Slaughterhouse.
Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred--the web's most popular site for workout music.
Demi Lovato - Give Your Heart a Break - 123 BPM
Avicii - Levels (Skrillex Remix) - 142 BPM
Pitbull - Back in Time - 126 BPM
Katy Perry - Part of Me (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Remix) - 130 BPM
Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa - Payphone - 110 BPM
Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (Hotline's Miami Vice Club Remix) - 118 BPM
Usher - Scream - 129 BPM
B.o.B. & Taylor Swift - Both of Us - 127 BPM
Linkin Park - Burn It Down - 111 BPM
Slaughterhouse & Cee Lo Green - My Life - 137 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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