Top 10 Running Tunes

Tired of the bland gym beats? In need of a motivation boost? Then maybe it's time to update your music and hit the road - or indeed the treadmill - with your groove on. Research has shown that listening to music whilst running can elevate your mood, distract you from pain and increase your endurance levels, meaning you can run faster for longer.

We've saved you the hassle of putting a playlist together with our recommended top 10 running tunes for September 2014. Our carefully selected songs all feature similar, higher BPM (beats per minute) so you can work up a sweat.

Top 10 Running Tunes Playlist

# 1 Survivor - "Eye Of The Tiger"

Of course any workout would not be complete without this classic song from the film Rocky III. A sure fire way to kick start a heart pounding run.

# 2 John Newman - "Love Me Again"

There is nothing like a bit of northern soul to get your jog on.

# 3 George Ezra - "Budapest"

A charming blend of folk, country and blues providing good rhythm for running.

# 4 Icona Pop - "I Love It"

This hipster hit from the synthpop duo and their Brit punk collaborator Charli XCX with their bassy thuds and digital beats are a recipe for a workout anthem.

# 5 OutKast - "Hey Ya!"

Fun, fast and fetching Hey Ya! is everything a good running tune should be.

# 6 Led Zeppelin - "Rock and Roll"

John Bonham's stomping paired with Jimmy Page's guitar riff cook up a legendary tune bound to get you running and running fast.

# 7 Eminem - "Lose Yourself"

A rap packed full of the motivational lyrics and energy every runner needs.

# 8 Katy Perry - "Roar"

Reaching number one internationally Perry's power pop hit will give you the motivation to keep on going.

# 9 Fleetwood Mac - "Tusk"

An old classic with a steady drum beat that is brilliant for synchronisation.

# 10 Avicii - "Wake Me Up"

Undeniably catchy and up-beat this single gets the blood pumping.