Best music for training at the gym: the most popular songs for gym workouts

Music for training has become a valuable companion for millions of people: it helps in keeping the effort and the pace high, while it facilitates concentration and relieves fatigue. So you might be wondering, what is the best music for training?

Some people are the latest radio hit loyalists while others prepare music playlists carefully at home creating different moods for functional training and songs for cardio fitness or bodybuilding.

More and more gym goers are choosing to stream music to create playlists following different styles, genres, but above all different rhythms. What matters to them is that music gives them an impulse to start training.

Streaming music, a widespread choice for training with rhythm

The use of music for training streaming is a trend that continues to grow and now involves users of all ages and social backgrounds. Do you need some numbers? Spotify Premium subscribers have reached 83 million: this is revealed by the financial results published by the Swedish giant of music streaming on the portal dedicated to investors.

This is a 10% increase in the second quarter compared to the first quarter of 2018, with a yearly 40% increase. Important numbers also for those who opt for the free service (with the insertion of advertisements): 101 million users, again on a monthly basis.

Spotify - which has recently been listed on the Stock Exchange and is certainly one of the most used streaming music platforms together with its competitor Apple Music - has released data on songs for training that sportsmen and women love to listen to in order to get the boost between an aerobic session and a run on the treadmill.

Music for training: Eminem is the most listened to

"Rock Your Body", "Gym Motivation", "Hip Hop Training", "Latin Dance Cardio", "Run Wild", "Fitness Unlimited", "Slay The Weights", "Endorphin Rush", "Dance Workout" ... are just some of the over 25 million playlists for training created in Spotify.
The most liked song comes fromEminem, "Till I Collapse". Evidently, gym enthusiasts recognise themselves in the tenacity of the piece. The song (released in 2002) is also the longest lasting, as it continues to appear in the top list year after year. Eminem is also the only artist present with two tracks in the charts.

Music for training in the gym: The global Top 10

  1. 1. Eminem - Till I Collapse
  2. 2. Post Malone - rockstar
  3. 3. Eminem - Lose Yourself - Soundtrack Version
  4. 4. Kendrick Lamar - Humble.
  5. 5. Axwell /\ Ingrosso - More Than You Know
  6. 6. J Balvin - Mi Gente (feat. Beyoncé)
  7. 7. Camila Cabello - Havana
  8. 8. Jax Jones - You Don't Know Me - Radio Edit
  9. 9. Dua Lipa - New Rules
  10. 10. Kanye West - Power

More training in January with music

The listening data recorded by Spotify every year signals a peak for training hits in the period from January 1st to the 24th. It is clear that one of the good intentions at the end of the year is to resume or intensify physical exercise. After this period, the number of times playlists for training are listened to decreases and stabilises around February 14th. Apparently, for many people good intentions last about a month half.

Cities in the Nordic countries and the United States are the ones that make the most use of playlists to train. Oslo is at the top of the list, followed by Miami, Washington D.C., London, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Phoenix, Dallas, Auckland and Toronto.

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