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The ultimate 120 bpm playlist for runners & workouts

Looking for songs to soundtrack a moderately paced run or workouts? Our 120 beats per minute (bpm) playlist will help keep your tempo steady.

We’ve picked upbeat tracks across different genres – and all are at that 120 bpm pace, give or take a beat or two. As well as helping with your running tempo, these songs will give you a motivational boost and keep you company as you put trainer to pavement (or treadmill).

After all, music and exercise go hand-in-hand. Studies have shown that listening to music while you work out can help improve concentration and confidence.

120 bpm songs are ideal for moderate running or fast walking. Synch your stride to the beat and you’ll enjoy a good workout.

Want to pick up the pace? You can always try our 180 bpm playlist for a fast run. Or you can slow it down with our playlist of 100 bpm songs.

120 bpm playlist

Listen to our pick of 120 bpm songs now on Spotify.

You can also check out the track list below, to see if there’s anything you’d like to add to your existing running playlist. You’ll find everything from instant pop classics like Bad Romance and pure, unashamed cheese (Chesney Hawkes, we’re looking at you) to newer tracks from Catching Flies and Charli XCX.

Rumour Has It – Adele

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

Borderline – Madonna

Around the World – Daft Punk

DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love – Usher

Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

Tears Dry on Their Own – Amy Winehouse

Tragedy – Bee Gees

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

Sign of the Times – Harry Styles

7 Years – Lukas Graham

Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

TiK ToK – Kesha

Telephone – Lady Gaga

Come as You Are – Nirvana

Love Story – Taylor Swift

My Love – Justin Timberlake

Grace Kelly – MIKA

1999 – Prince

Hot Stuff – Donna Summer

Sing – Ed Sheeran

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! – ABBA

Girls & Boys – Blur

Over and Over – Hot Chip

Coffee & TV – Blur

no tears left to cry – Ariana Grande

Heartbeat – Childish Gambino

Juice – Lizzo

Earned It – The Weeknd

All the Lovers – Kylie Minogue

Boy with Luv – BTS & Halsey

The One & Only – Chesney Hawkes

Don’t Cha – The Pussycat Dolls

ilomilo – Billie Eilish

Oi – Catching Flies

Hot In It – Tiesto, Charli XCX

Faster – Rasster

Maps – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Enjoy Your Life – Romy

Believer – Imagine Dragons

Kids – MGMT

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