A workout playlist can keep you energized and moving. But a great workout playlist will increase your heart-rate and your athletic performance by keeping your body turning over to an evenly paced beat. The more evenly staggered BPM playlist, the more calories will be burned during a session. Here is a high BPM workout mix for the fall.

Beats per minute (BPM) is a unit typically used as a measure of tempo in music and heart rate. The BPM tempo of a piece of music is conventionally shown in its score as a metronome mark, as illustrated to the right.

Your body will naturally keep pace with a songs beat per minute. A body in pace will burn more calories. A good rule of thumb is the higher the BPM the higher your heart-rate if you are keeping pace with the music. Your heart-rate is measured in beats per minute just like a songs beats per minute. Your body is in optimal calorie burning state when your heart is at 120 to 150 beats per minute. Of course everyone is different and in different stages of fitness, so your calorie burning state might be different from the average.

In the list below, you’ll find a pair of uptempo remixes from Demi Lovato and Madonna. Elsewhere, there are wildcard tracks—like a single from reunited ’90s darlings Veruca Salt and a collaboration between Flo Rida, Robin Thicke, and the bass player from Earth, Wind & Fire. Lastly, you’ll find a pair of brisk tracks above 140 beats per minute (BPM) from Canadian teen sensation Shawn Mendes and roots rocker Elle King.

Beck – Dreams – 114 BPM
Grace Potter – Alive Tonight – 120 BPM
Veruca Salt – Laughing in the Sugar Bowl – 163 BPM
Demi Lovato – Cool for the Summer (Mike Cruz Remix) – 126 BPM
Flo Rida, Robin Thicke & Verdine White – I Don’t Like It, I Love It – 119 BPM
Madonna – Bitch, I’m Madonna (Fedde Le Grande Remix) – 128 BPM
Shawn Mendes – Stitches – 150 BPM
Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s – 140 BPM
One Direction – Drag Me Down – 139 BPM
Little Mix – Black Magic – 112 BPM

If you have your own music list or great workout songs, post them below. If you have your own workout examples or playlists, tell us your story.

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