Get Fit Playlist

Get Fit Playlist - The Palmetto PeachesI don’t know about you but when I listen to music I tend to have a more productive. I also don’t find myself counting down the seconds to the end of the exercise or run. In my effort to get summertime fine I did some research on how best to incorporate  music into your workout. I learned that you playlist should include songs that build up to the same BPM as your target heart rate, which is actually a range.(Caution: Some math follows.)

Your target heart rate = 50 percent to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate.

Your maximum heart rate is about 220 minus your age.  So for me:

  • Maximum Heart Rate: 220 – 26 = 194 beats per minute/BPM

  • Target Heart Rate: 97 – 165 BPM

According to the American Heart Association: Heart rate during moderately intense activities is about 50-69% of your maximum heart rate, whereas heart rate during hard physical activity is about 70% to less than 90% of the maximum heart rate.

I’ve pulled together this Get Fit Playlist with the BPM of each song included. Feel free to customize your own playlist based on your target heart rate. There are plenty of apps or resources that can help you identify the BPM of your favorite songs.

Get Fit Playlist

  • Rihanna – Work – 92 BPM
  • Nick Jonas – Levels – 102 BPM
  • Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza Seeb Remix- 102 BPM
  • Drake – One Dance – 104 BPM
  • Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling – 113 BPM
  • Jonas Blue – Fast Car – 113 BPM
  • DNCE – Cake by the Ocean – 119 BPM
  • Missy Elliott – WTF (Where They From) [feat. Pharrell] – 120 BPM
  • Andy Grammer – Good to Be Alive (Hallelujah) – 120 BPM
  • Jennifer Lopez – Ain’t Your Mama – 120 BPM
  • Ed Sheeran – Sing – 120 BPM
  • Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Joe Perry & Travis Barker – Bad Man – 120 BPM
  • Tori Kelly & Big Sean – Hollow – 126 BPM
  • Kid Cudi  – Pursuit Of Happiness (Extended Steve Aoki Remix) – 128 BPM
  • Britney Spears – Work B**ch – 128 BPM
  • Muse – Uprising – 128 BPM
  • Ghost Town DJs – My Boo – 130 BPM
  • 3OH!3 – Don’t Trust Me – 130 BPM
  • Lady Gaga- Applause – 140 BPM
  • Sheppard – Geronimo – 142 BPM
  • Florence + The Machine – Ship to Wreck – 142 BPM
  • Drake –  Jumpman – 142 BPM
  • Chris Brown – Look At Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes) – 146 BPM
  • Justin Timberlake – Chop Me Up – 147 BPM
  • Maroon 5 – Harder to Breathe – 150 BPM
  • Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark – 152 BPM
  • The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya) – 160 BPM
  • Panic! At the Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies – 170 BPM
  • Hairspray Soundtrack – You Can’t Stop the Beat – 170 BPM
  • Drake – Energy – 172 BPM
  • Michael Jackson – They Don’t Care About Us – 180 BPM
  • Jack White – Lazaretto  – 180 BPM

What are some of your favorite workout songs? Leave me a comment below and I’ll add some new songs to the get fit playlist.

Donni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

17 Replies to “Get Fit Playlist”

  1. I’ve been looking for some music to add to my workouts! I definitely find myself more motivated and able to push myself harder with some good music! My favorites usually end up being either stuff that’s popular now or for some reason also 90s music!
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    1. Well because 90s music is awesome lol! I can tell you’ve got some good taste. 🙂


  2. Great playlist!

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  3. gosh there’s definitely a few on here I haven’t heard yet!! Perfect for tomorrows workout!!

    1. Awesome – hope it keeps you motivated!


  4. I have been looking for new songs to add to my list

    1. Great! I hope some of these work for you! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Work B**ch by Brittany Spears is my favorite workout song!! It’s really motivating for me & the beat is fun. I also love Sexy & I Know It. It’s an oldie but still good.

    1. Ooh I have “Sexy and I know It” on a few playlists. I will definitely have to add it here, such a good one. 🙂


  6. There are so many great songs on the playlist! Some that I haven’t heard before so I’m gonna check them out.
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    1. 🙂 Yay. Well I hope you like them and they keep you motivated during your workout!


  7. This is so awesome! Saving for later!

    1. Great! Thanks for stopping by!


  8. Several of these are on my go-to running playlist. I always (and I mean always) have at least one or two songs from New Kids on the Block to workout to. My favorite boy band from the late ’80’s/early ’90’s and my love for them will never die, lol

    1. NKOTB – yasss! That’s a great choice. I usually find a way to drop a BSB song on my playlist. BSB4eva!!! lol


  9. Omg…LOVE this list! I laughed at “Applause” because that’s currently my closing song. Lol. It’s like I hit the end and I’m just like yeah, I’m here for the applause. ? I’m definitely adding a few of these tonight. Thanks so much for the suggestions.
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    1. Awesome! Applause is the perfect closing song. 🙂


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