We know that nothing gets you through your workout like music—a good melody to distract from the pain, a steady rhythm to keep the pace or a jolt of extra emotion to get you closer to the finish line.
And though your local gym might think that a mix of throbbing pop music works for everyone, we’ve compiled some of our favorite workout songs into 10 unique playlists ranging from classic rock to hip hop to, well, throbbing pop music. The Fixed Gear Biking playlist features 10 indie rock songs for when you’re working out on two wheels.
Especially good warm-up for those of you who are biking in outer space.
Five-and-a-half minutes of pure inspiration for your perspiration.
I’m having to resist bouncing along while listening and typing right now.
Perfect for that misty-day ride.
This is why there are no fat people in Iceland.
Not only will the steady riff keep you going, but you can take Scott Hutchison’s lyrics as encouragement not to quit.
If only this song was longer than 3:22… I guess I could just bike to this on loop?
With guitars, bass, keys and drums all doing something a little different, this will counter the most monotonous stretch of your route.
Sometimes you need something a little more mid-tempo to catch your breath. Plus the existentialist questions at the end are wonderful to ponder on a long ride.
The National proves that not all workout music needs to be in your face.