The importance of BPM (a.k.a. Inspiring beginners)

If you enjoy listening to music while running or, like me, you need the RIGHT music to help set up your pace, then you understand the importance of a well-built playlist.

Here’s the new one I’ve made for myself.

Please notice that it is a beginners playlist and pace is really really slow.

Warming up

  • Capital Cities – Safe and sound 118BPM (Pace 8:12 / km)
  • Ellie Goulding – Lights 120BPM (Pace 8:05 / km)
  • Lykke Li – I follow rivers 122BPM (Pace 7:57 / km)
  • The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather 124BPM (Pace 7:50 / km)
  • Garbage – Push it 124BPM (Pace 7:50 / km)

The real deal

  • Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding – I need your love 125BPM (Pace 7:46 / km)
  • R.E.M. – Shiny Happy People 125BPM (Pace 7:46 / km)
  • John Newman – Love me again 126BPM (Pace 7:42 / km)
  • Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams 126BPM (Pace 7:42 / km)
  • Timbaland (feat. Nelly Furtado) – Morning After Dark 126BPM (Pace 7:42 / km)
  • Editors – All Sparks 126BPM (Pace 7:42 / km)
  • No Doubts – It’s my life 126BPM (Pace 7:42 / km)
  • System of a Down – Chop Suey 127BPM (Pace 7:39 / km)
  • Zedd – Clarity 128BPM (Pace 7:35 / km)
  • Depeche Mode – Master and Servants 128BPM (Pace 7:35 / km)
  • Jason Derulo – The other side 128BPM (Pace 7:35 / km)
  • Robin Thicke, Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines (Will Sparks Remix) – 128BPM (Pace 7:35 / km)
  • Ke$ha – Die Young 128BPM (Pace 7:35 / km)
  • Justin Timberlake – What goes around comes around 128BPM (Pace 7:35 / km)
  • Wake me up – Avicii 128BPM (Pace 7:35 / km)
  • Swedish House Mafia – Don’t you worry child 129BPM (Pace 7:31 / km)
  • Ke$ha – Crazy kids 131BPM (Pace 7:24 / km)

A bit of sprint

  • U2 – I will follow 143BPM (Pace 6:39 / km)
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t hold us 146BPM (Pace 6:28 / km)
  • The Cure – Just like heaven 151BPM (Pace 6:09 / km)
  • Katy Perry ft. Kanye West – E.T. 151BPM (Pace 6:09 / km)
  • Police – Message in a bottle 151BPM (Pace 6:09 / km)
  • Bruce Springsteen – No surrender 2x77BPM (Pace 5:58 / km)
  • Taylor Swift – I knew you were trouble 2x77BPM (Pace 5:58 / km)
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