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Running Songs at 180 BPM

Music to Match Your Stride Turnover

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Updated April 05, 2014

Increasing your stride rate or stride turnover can help you improve your running form, increase speed, and reduce your injury risk. The most efficient runners have a high stride turnover -- about 180 steps per minute. To help achieve that 180 steps per minute, some runners like to run with music that has 180 beats per minute (BPM) so their stride is in sync with the music.

Here are lists of running songs that are all around 180 BPM. Browse through these playlists from different genres including pop, rap/hip hop, country, and rock.

Hip-Hop/Rap 180 BPM Playlist 1
1. Hey Ya! – OutKast
2. N.Y. State of Mind – Nas
3. Runnin' (Dying to Live) - Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.
4. Izzo (H.O.V.A.) - Jay-Z
5. Dead Presidents II - Jay-Z
6. Git Up, Git Out - OutKast
7. Jesus Walks - Kanye West
8. The World Is Yours – Nas
9. Gangster's Paradise – Coolio
10. Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta - Geto Boys
11. Keep It Rollin' - A Tribe Called Quest
12. I Ain't Mad At Cha - 2pac and Danny Boy
13. P.I.M.P. (Snoop Dogg Remix) - 50 Cent
14. Ya Mama - The Pharcyde

Pop 180 BPM Playlist 1
1. I Would Die 4 U – Prince
2. Underneath your Clothes - Shakira
3. Affirmation - Savage Garden
4. Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves – Cher
5. Don't You Just Know it - Captain Jack
6. Turning Japanese - The Vapors
7. Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
8. Pieces of Me - Ashlee Simpson
9. Remember the Words - Ace of Base
10. Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
11. Complicated - Avril Lavigne

Classic Rock 180 BPM Playlist
1. Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty
2. Oh Darling - The Beatles
3. Modern Love - David Bowie
4. Don't Stop me Now - Queen
5. Here Comes My Baby - Cat Stevens
6. Life is a Highway - Tom Petty
7. Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
10. Every Little Thing She Does is Magic – Police
11. Message in a Bottle - Police
12. Bright Side of the Road - Van Morrison
13. Paradise by the Dashboard Light – Meatloaf
14. Jack and Diane - John Cougar Mellencamp
15. I Want it All - Queen

Hip-Hop/Rap 180 BPM Playlist 2
1. '03 Bonnie & Clyd - Jay-Z
2. Can I Get A... (Soundtrack Version) - Jay-Z
3. Get Em High - Kanye West, Talib Kweli and Common
4. In da Club - 50 Cent
5. Definition - Mos Def and Talib Kweli
6. Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park) - Nas
7. In the Summertime - Shaggy
8. Irreplaceable - Beyonce
9. Lose Yourself - Eminem
10. Under my Umbrella - Rihanna w/ JayZ
11. Ghetto Pop Life - Danger Mouse and Jemini
12. Karma - Alicia Keys
13. Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde
14. Break You Off - The Roots

Country 180 BPM Playlist
1. Good Run of Bad Luck - Clint Black
2. Just Don't Happen Twice - Kenny Chesney
3. Chattahoochee - Alan Jackson
4. Going Through the Big D - Mark Chestnutt
5. Our Song - Taylor Swift
6. Standing Out in a Crowd - Trisha Yearwood
7. American Child - Phil Vasser
8. Bing Bang Boom - Highway 101
9. It's a Little Too Late - Mark Chestnutt
10. Carry On - Pat Green
11. Boogie Back to Texas - Asleep at the Wheel
12. The Girl You Left Me For - Deana Carter

Hard Rock 180 BPM Playlist
1. I Only Want You - Eagles of Death Metal
2. Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
3. Alone Again Or - The Damned
4. The Reason - Hoobastank
5. Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
6. Rock and Roll - Led Zepplin
7. Neat Neat Neat - The Damned
8. Angel and Pink - Aerosmith
9. The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
10. Collection of Goods - Collective Soul
11. Suzanne - Journey

Pop 180 BPM Playlist 2
1. The Sign - Ace of Base
2. Show me the Meaning of Being Lonely - Backstreet Boys
3. Mambo #5 - Lou Bega
4. She's Been Good To Me - Marc Anthony
5. The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
6. Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden
7. If I Had a Million Dollars - Barenaked Ladies
8. Head Over Feet - Alanis Morissette
9. Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
10. Bye Bye Bye - N' Sync
11. Love is a Battlefield - Pat Benetar

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