Top 10 Timeless Tunes for Your Workout Playlist

Whether you rely on music to get amped before races and workouts or prefer to jam out on the run, there's no doubt that the right beats can make a difference when it comes to performance. Research has shown that running with music can lower perceived exertion, boost time to exhaustion, and improve running economy. Even in time trials as short as 400 meters, studies demonstrate that synchronous music can boost performance.

Research suggests that diversification in the tempo and type of music is key. A fast, high intensity song may be great for hard intervals, but a catchy, lighthearted tune is likely better for an easy long run. While every runner has his or her own musical preferences, here are 10 of our top picks.

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