Songs at 170 bpm

Am posting this as it took a while to do and may be helpful to someone else. I went on but some of the bpm counts were really out so ended up tapping out the beat on a tempo finder. All the below are within a beat of 170 bpm. It starts with pop and ends much heavier :)

I ran it today and it was pretty consistent. The intro was a good walking speed for me so added it on. I ran till I was told to stop and then flicked back to the intro on my phone to walk it out.

Intro = Adrenalin - 5 Minute Countdown (you tube)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Am I Losin'

Hairspray - You Can't Stop The Beat

Carrie Underwood - This Time

Madonna - Hanky Panky

Anberlin - Someone Anyone

Run Kid Run - We've Only Just Begun

Avery Watts - A Cut Above

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me

Motorhead - The Game

Megadeath - Cold Sweat

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  • Led Zeppelin's 'Pour some sugar on me'???

  • Deleted one and mixed the two, Changed it now.

  • There is a BPM analyzer app for pc here

  • 170bpm is pretty fast isn't it? Well done! I have developed the unenviable skill of running to whatever takes my fancy (fast or slow) at the same steady (i.e. not very fast) pace! πŸ˜‰

  • I have little legs so to get anywhere I have to run faster. Trying to get under 30 mins 5k by my race at the end of August. I tend to naturally slow down as the run goes on so having music with a beat keeps me constant.

  • Where are you on the programme at the moment... :)

  • Week 8. Doing 5k in 34:10 going like the clappers πŸ˜‚

  • Little legs or not... just take a little bit of care maybe, and make sure you reach the podium in one piece:)

    I would hate the champagne to be wasted. :)

    Onward and upward... but stay safe :)

  • i feel the same i seem to take double the amount of strides those long legged runners take ;-p, looking at getting me some tunes as i am on week 8 run 2 and will be listening to my own compilations after week nine and certainly don't want anything fast lol, i'd look like road runner or taz other wise lol

  • Comfy pace, I call it Sandra :)

  • πŸ™‚ Yes...comfy pace! (although I can push myself to you know,)... I have never really got to grips with all this bpm - if I feel like a certain song or artist then that in itself can help with a run. Let's not forget my first half marathon distance that I ran entirely to the music of Kate Bush!!πŸ˜€πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

  • Brilliant can move when necessary! I do use the Spotify running sometimes... and ABBA gets me through most things!

  • ABBA did it for me too! Short snappy songs that I can sing-a-long with.

    I did enjoy running to Desert Island Discs yesterday though, made a nice change 😊

  • This is really interesting. I am struggling with pacing myself at the moment and might look into my music selection to see if that could help. I tend to just randomly select music I enjoy to listen to while I run but did notice boys don't cry by The Cure seemed to work well. I might investigate the bpm of that and see if I can find other similar songs.

  • I went on and got songs from there but the bpm were out so played the music and the used 'tempo tap' online where you tap the beat out on the space bar and it gives you a count.

  • Rather embarrassingly, I listened to the Archers omnibus on my last run! Fastest I've gone so far though, so must of been an.exciting week in Ambridge πŸ˜‚

  • I like your style lol

  • I did some of my fastest runs on Miles Davis, completely off beat :) l love music, and l need to listen to it when running but will never follow the rhythm as for me it makes no sense. Music accompanies but never dictates my tempo, otherwise it may exhaust me and l may not enjoy the songs. Not good either way ;)

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