10 Electronic Songs for the Elliptical

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10 Electronic Songs for the Elliptical

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. This playlist features 10 electronic songs fit for your elliptical workout.

1. LCD Soundsystem, “Pow Pow”


Start slow, and push yourself when the bass kicks in.

2. Tiësto, “Work Hard, Play Hard”


That thumping bass will bring a little bit of clubbing to your gym.

3. Hot Chip, “Night and Day”


“Let’s sweat! Let’s sweat! Let’s sweat! Let’s sweat! Let’s sweat! Let’s sweat! Let’s sweat! Let’s sweat! ... Let’s work it.”

4. The Chemical Brothers, “Star Guitar”


There’s no reason to let words get in the way of a good workout.

5. The Knife, “A Tooth for an Eye”


The Swedish electronic duo provide a rhythm sounds like it’s being held down with kitchen utensils, but try not to think about food.

6. Le Tigre, “Deceptacon” (DFA Remix)


Good luck trying to keep up with the funky keys for all six-plus minutes.

7. Fischerspooner, “Happy”


Their major-label debut might not have sold a lot of copies, but it included this energetic nugget.

8. Basement Jaxx (featuring Lisa Kekaula), “Good Luck”


Perfect for the warm-up, as it takes a while to get going.

9. The Crystal Method, “Busy Child”


Resist breaking out the dance moves while you jog.

10. Daft Punk, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”


Or, if you’re lifting weights, you could just focus in on Kanye West’s “Stronger.”

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