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January’s Most Popular Workout Tracks, According to Fitness Volt



January’s Most Popular Workout Tracks, According to Fitness Volt

Girl listening music while getting ready to exercise
New year, new workout tracks to obsess over! A study conducted by Fitness Volt reveals the top 20 tracks for gym-goers to flex to this January, via monthly Spotify playlists.

With the arrival of a new year usually comes the return of many individuals heading back to the gym. Of course, what would a workout be without music to help us get through those last reps? Leading strength sports website Fitness Volt set out on a mission to find out which songs on recent heavy rotation for Spotify users are projected to be the most popular workout tracks in January. 

Fitness Volt used analysis of over 9,353 tracks from Spotify’s most popular January gym and workout playlists, along with Google Trends data research revealing gym memberships at a 71 percent increase in early January versus the end of December 2022. According to Fitness Volt’s findings, the top track for getting pumped in the gym this January is:

ACRAZE’s “Do It To It.”

The Staten Island native, who’s listed as having over 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, has earned numerous accolades within the year since its release. ACRAZE’s version is a rework of R&B group Cherish’s lead single from their debut album Unappreciated in 2006.

Cherish’s “Do It To It”

Fitness Volt found ACRAZE’s “Do It To It,” featuring Cherish, appeared in seven of the total Spotify playlists examined for their study, and deemed the song “ideal for cardio,” due in large part to its 125 BPM tempo. As noticed on January 3, the track had over 574 million plays on Spotify… and counting.   

Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” and The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” follow ACRAZE on Fitness Volt’s Top “20 Tracks for January Workouts” list at number two and three, respectively.

Eminem’s “Till I Collapse” for 2011 movie “Real Steel”
The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” ft. Halsey

Like “Do It To It,” “Till I Collapse” showed up on seven Spotify playlists among the bunch analyzed by Fitness Volt. “Closer” was seen on six playlists. It was noted that Eminem’s track has a BPM of 171, making it another high-tempo song. This did not come as a surprise to Fitness Volt, counting a significant emergence of high-tempo songs within their exploration of Spotify playlists.  

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“Many gym-goers will find it hard to motivate themselves to get back to working out after some time away from the gym — and one of the best ways to amp ourselves up is to listen to high-tempo music,” said a Fitness Volt spokesperson in a press statement. To help with your own gym playlist compilation plans, here’s Fitness Volt’s complete Top 20 Track for January workouts rankings to get started: 

  1. “Do It To It” — ACRAZE 
  2. “Till I Collapse” — Eminem 
  3. “Closer” — The Chainsmokers
  4. “The Motto” — Tiesto
  5. “Elated” — January’s Blessing 
  6. “Where Are You Now” — Lost Frequencies 
  7. “INDUSTRY BABY” — Lil Nas X 
  8. “POWER” — Kanye West 
  9. “Shivers” — Ed Sheeran  
  10. “The Box” — Roddy Rich 
  11. “Can’t Hold Us” — Macklemore 
  12. “Stronger” — Kanye West 
  13. “Numb/Encore” — Jay-Z 
  14. “Acapulco” — Jason Derulo 
  15. “Abcdefu” — GAYLE 
  16. “Levitating” — Dua Lipa 
  17. “We Own It” — 2 Chainz 
  18. “Boom Boom Pow” — Zafrir 
  19. “HERO A” — Yuki Hayashi 
  20. “Feels Like Summer” — Weezer

Featured photo by juan pablo rodriguez on Unsplash

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