Now I'll be honest, none of these songs appear on my Sansa Clip as I am an old traditionalist. Billy Idol is probably the best workout music you'll find there.
But with one teenager and a 12-year old who acts like a teenager in the house I get my share of hearing today's music and this is a pretty good sampling. Each of the links has a sample you can play to hear for yourself whether you like the song or not, and I went through and click on each one to hear if my speculation was correct and it was – almost every one of these songs features that savior to poor vocal cords everywhere – the Auto-Tune. I wonder how long that trend is going to last. Much too long I fear. Just like a blog can turn any asspiring writer into a journalist so too can Auto-Tune turn any kid in his basement into the next P-Diddy.
Oh well, as long as the beat gets you working out!
Run Hundred is the web's most heavily trafficked workout music site. Visitors can sample songs from both Top 40 and college radio. They can also browse the song selections by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine. The site was started by Chris Lawhorn—the resident DJ at Marie Claire and workout music columnist for Men's Journal.