5 New EDM Songs for The Best Workout Play List
“I can’t run without music,” seems to be a pretty common phrase uttered by most runners. Second to that would be “I need a new playlist for my next run.”
Well fear not friends, here are five EDM songs to get you moving and on your way to your next personal record.
Just Like Fire – Pink
Pink’s most recent single, straight from the soundtrack of Alice Through The Looking Glass. Unlike the rest of the songs on this list, the beat is a relatively slow paced 90 beats per minute, typically the pace of hip-hop music. But it’s still categorized as EDM, probably because of the house-sounding beat placed within it. If you’re looking for a good warm up song before you hit race pace, this is the type of song to start your initial meters of your run.
Ex is a Loser – Leah Culver
It’s no secret that physical exercise is one way vent a little frustration. And if there is some frustration seething due to a recent break-up, this might be the perfect song to run to. This infectious pop EDM hit will please fans of the Chainsmokers and Kesha …. Which were the two artists that came to mind when I first heard this tune.
Blue Sky – Cazzette, Laleh
Another piece from the Swedish electronic music duo, Cazzette. One of the things I enjoy about Cazzette is they are always finding a great vocal to overlay on their consistent house beats, this time by fellow Swede Laleh. I like this song because it combines the familiar EDM beats with familiar sounds of guitar riffs. It’s a nice song to listen to while on a run because of the varying phrases, allowing you to focus on the music and maybe forget you’re running for at least a few minutes.
You Don’t Own Me – Grace, G-Eazy
Take an old 60s classic, lay some beats on it and put in a new sultry voice on the vocal and I’m sold. At first, I thought this song was sampling the Lesley Gore sung, “You Don’t Own Me.” But this version is a total nod to the that old version, this time sung by Australian newcomer Grace. Again, the tempo slows down a bit, mixing a hip hop vibe with EDM engineering. But WOW this vocal … it will have you singing out loud, so be prepared for some rubber necking from others running by.
This Girl – Kungs vs. Cookin’ on 3 Burners
It’s too bad this song was released just past mid-summer, because there’s a good chance it would have been 2016s summer anthem. This tune is a remake of Cookin on 3 Burners — an Australian R&B/Soul and Funk trio — original version of This Girl, sung by Kylie Auldist. Kungs, a French house music DJ adds in some additional horns, filters Auldists’ voice a bit and creates one amazing fun tune.
This playlist is about 16 minutes … so add these fives songs to your own selections, or just hit repeat and get in a solid 32 minutes of cardio. Enjoy!
What are your favorite songs to workout to? Please share them in the comments!