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The FITNESS Top 100 Workout Songs of 2009

The Best Songs for Running, Cycling, Jumping Rope, and Dance

Reach your resolution — and start building your playlist — with our exclusive roundup of 2009's best rev-you-up tunes.

Bring It (160-plus beats per minute)

Best for running (5 mph or faster), cycling (a moderate 80 rpm and above), jumping rope, cardio dance

"Best I Ever Had" - Drake

"Run This Town" - Jay-Z, featuring Rihanna and Kanye West

"Obsessed" - Mariah Carey

"21 Guns" - Green Day

"Heard 'Em All" - Amerie

"Backwards Down the Number Line" - Phish

"Relator" - Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson

"I'm in Love with a Ripper" - YACHT

"End Transmission" - AFI

"American Ride" - Toby Keith

"I Need a Girl" - Trey Songz

"Boombox" - Bassnectar

"Say Hey (I Love You)" - Michael Franti and Spearhead, featuring Cherine Anderson

"Jumpin" - Jeremih

"Show Off" - Ginuwine

"Maybe This Time" - The Derek Trucks Band

"Kinda Like a Big Deal" - The Clipse, featuring Kanye West

"Champion" - Ace Hood, Jazmine Sullivan, and Rick Ross

"Right Here (Departed)" - Brandy

"Fireflies" - Owl City

The Best Songs for Jogging, Elliptical, and Stairclimbing

In the Zone (140 to 160 beats per minute)

Best for jogging (4.5 to 5 mph), elliptical, stairclimbing

"The Trouble with Flying" - Orba Squara

"Battlefield" - Jordin Sparks

"I Do Not Hook Up" - Kelly Clarkson

"Paragraphs of Love" - Ghostface Killah, Vaughn Anthony, and Estelle

"Blue Jeans" - Jessie James

"Last to Know" - Three Days Grace

"Knock You Down" - Keri Hilson, Kanye West, and Ne-Yo

"Love Drunk" - Boys Like Girls

"Solo" - Demi Lovato

"Break Up" - Mario, featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett

"One Time" - Justin Bieber

"Welcome to the Future" - Brad Paisley

"Something Is Squeezing My Skull" - Morrissey

"Pitkin County Turnaround" - Steve Martin

"Testimony" - The Phenomenal Handclap Band, featuring Aurelio Valle and Jaleel Bunton

"Get On Your Boots" - U2

"IM Da Man of My City" - Popov

"Anywhere but Here" - Mayday Parade

"Break Your Little Heart" - All Time Low

"Permanent Heartbreak" - The Friday Night Boys

The Best Songs for Brisk Walking

Steady and Sweaty (125 to 140 beats per minute)

Best for brisk walking (3.5 to 4.5 mph), light elliptical or stairclimbing

"I Gotta Feeling" - The Black Eyed Peas

"Big Green Tractor" - Jason Aldean

"Smile" - Uncle Kracker

"Uprising" - Muse

"Lakeside" - BLK JKS

"Down" - Jay Sean, featuring Lil Wayne

"Fitz and the Dizzyspells" - Andrew Bird

"When Love Takes Over" - David Guetta, featuring Kelly Rowland

"Celebration" - Madonna

"3" - Britney Spears

"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (More English Extended Mix) - Pitbull

"Leave the World Behind" (Radio Edit) - Axwell, Ingrosso, Angello, and Laidback Luke

"Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" - A.R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls, featuring Nicole Scherzinger

"Fire Burning" - Sean Kingston

"Last Forever" (Original Dub Mix) - Norman Doray and Tristan Garner, featuring Errol Reid

"Beggin'" - Madcon

"Hundred Mile Stare" - Queensryche

"Make Me" - Janet Jackson

"I Get Lifted" - Eric Morillo

"Dangerous Animals" - Arctic Monkeys

The Best Songs for Strength Training and Walking

Easy Does It (105 to 125 beats per minute)

Best for walking (3 to 3.5 mph), strength training

"Cowboy Casanova" - Carrie Underwood

"Play My Cards for Me" - John Forte

"Straight Through My Heart" - Backstreet Boys

"Honky Tonk Stomp" - Brooks & Dunn, featuring Billy Gibbons

"Flashback" - Del the Funky Homosapien and Tame One

"Gettin' You Home" - Chris Young

"Good Girls Go Bad" - Cobra Starship, featuring Leighton Meester

"She Wolf" - Shakira

"Fallin' for You" - Colbie Caillat

"The One" - Mary J. Blige, featuring Drake

"Border Reiver" - Mark Knopfler

"I Ain't Hiding" - The Black Crowes

"Calloway" (Instrumental Version) - Ricky Skaggs

"The Whale Song" - Modest Mouse

"1348" - Umphrey's McGee

"Quiet Dog" - Mos Def

"Check My Brain" - Alice in Chains

"The Only Child of Aergia" - Owen

"Universal Mind Control (UMC)" - Common

"Dance Like Michael Jackson" - Far East Movement FM

The Best Songs for Yoga, Pilates, Warm-Ups, and Cooldowns

Zen Out (60 to 115 beats per minute)

Best for yoga, Pilates, warm-up, cooldown, stretches

"Lei Lei Ha" (Transglobal Underground Remix) - Watcha Clan

"Silencio" - Nelly Furtado and Josh Groban

"I Look to You" - Whitney Houston

"Pretty Wings" (Uncut) - Maxwell

"Slow Light" - Moby

"Only You Can Love Me This Way" - Keith Urban

"Pagan Poetry" - Bjork

"By Two's" - Yo La Tengo

"The End" - Pearl Jam

"Call Your Name" - Daughtry

"Just Ain't Gonna Work Out" - Mayer Hawthorne

"Release" - Tom Sinclair

"Another World" - Antony and the Johnsons

"Oblivion" - Joshua Bell and Carel Kraayenhof

"Stalemate" - Joss Stone with Jamie Hartman

"African Velvet" - AIR

"Who Says" - John Mayer

"Rama" - Earthrise Sound System

"All Things Must Pass" - Yim Yames

"Closer to the Bone" - Kris Kristofferson

Meet Our Mix Masters

Deekron, the Fitness DJ, producer of the free music podcast; Derek Beres, DJ and yoga instructor at Equinox Fitness Clubs in New York City; Jay Blahnik, fitness expert for; Patrick Goudeau, Nike Elite Fitness trainer; Mark Jenkins, celebrity trainer; Harley Pasternak, celebrity trainer; Lacey Stone, founder of Lacey Stone Fitness in New York City