Running Songs at 180 BPM - Music to Match Your Stride

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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 of about 180 steps per minute. To help achieve that pace, 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
    8. "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" Police
    9. "Message in a Bottle" Police
    10. "Bright Side of the Road" Van Morrison
    1. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" Meatloaf
    2. "Jack and Diane" John Cougar Mellencamp
    3. "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
    1. "Angel and Pink" Aerosmith
    2. "The Boys are Back in Town" Thin Lizzy
    3. "Collection of Goods" Collective Soul
    4. "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 Benatar

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