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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 list could double as a preview of the albums coming out this winter. Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, One Direction and Ke$ha each have new releases in the works (and new singles below). Apart from the pop favorites, Swedish House Mafia made the list with a track from—what's rumored to be—their final album. And, Alex Clare's breakthrough song —which became a radio hit following its appearance in a commercial for Internet Explorer—has now worked its way into the gym as well.
Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred--the web's most popular site for workout music.
Justin Bieber & Nicki Minaj - Beauty and a Beat - 129 BPM
Tegan & Sara - Closer - 138 BPM
Kelly Clarkson - Catch My Breath - 125 BPM
The Ready Set - Give Me Your Hand (Best Song Ever) - 125 BPM
Ne-Yo - Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself) - 125 BPM
Kesha - Die Young - 128 BPM
One Direction - Live While We're Young - 125 BPM
Bruno Mars - Locked out of Heaven - 146 BPM
Alex Clare - Too Close - 126 BPM
Swedish House Mafia & John Martin - Don't You Worry Child (Radio Edit) - 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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