For many people, bike riding is one of their favorite physical activities. Not only does it employ every muscle in our body, but it also allows us to spend a warm afternoon outside, in nature, breathing in the fresh air. It gives us the opportunity to go as far as we like, and visit some sights that might be too far away and that we might not be able to reach on foot.
This is a fitness activity that you can do on your own if that’s what you prefer, or on the other hand, you can make a fun day out of it with your partner, kids, or close friends. Bike riding is so beneficial for you, so it is no wonder that many people opt for it as a mean of transportation. If the weather allows it, they always choose a bike over a car or a bus. This way, they stay in shape and also save money that they would otherwise spend on gas or bus ticket.
Still, going on long bike rides can sometimes be a bit boring. Because of this, many people bring their earphones with them and have that specific playlist on their phones. Listening to music is a great way to lift your spirit, feel more energized, and also have fun.
If you haven’t been able to find the songs that work the best for you, then you should keep reading this article. We are going to compile a list of popular numbers that will help you take your workout sessions to the next level.
Before we start, we have got one piece of advice for you. When creating the playlist you should always start with the ones that have the lowest BMP (beat per minute) and go up from there. This is the best way to ensure that the tunes follow your tempo.
Firstly, we are going to begin with some warm-up pieces that will help you get ready for the fitness sessions. We have a few suggestions. One Republic has gifted us with numerous hits over the last 12 or so years.
Even though you probably wouldn’t think of their music as bike-riding tunes, there is a song that you should definitely put on your list. The 2013 “Feel Again” should be the first on your playlist. It has low BMP but it will put you in the right mood as soon as you listen to it.
There is no way that you haven’t heard “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas. Even though this song was released 10 years ago, it is still as popular as it was back in 2009. Because of this, it deserves to be on our list. Upon hearing the first notes, your mood will improve immediately, and you will be ready to rise to the challenge that is in front of you.
If you don’t feel like going out and want to spend the afternoon inside, then listen to “Work” by Drake & Rihanna, and you will change your mind. This number is perfect for the transition between the warming-up phase and the full workout mood. Hearing that world-famous chorus will hype you up instantaneously. If you want to learn more about Rihanna’s music, visit chilloutradio.com.
On the other hand, if you prefer some old tracks then you should add Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” on your playlist. Michael is famous for his songs that make you want to show off your crazy dance moves, so instead of dancing, start pedaling faster.
Now, that you are in the full fitness tempo, you will need something that will help you maintain it. The first suggestion we have is Lady Gaga’s “Marry the Night” (Afrojack Remix). This song was released in 2011 on Gaga’s second album “Born This Way” and it has found its way to our hearts. The lyrics will make you feel like the most powerful person in the world and it will seem that there is nothing you cannot do. It will push you to break your personal best.
While on the subject of tunes that will force you to test your fitness limits we have to mention one of the most popular pieces by Britney Spears, “Work B**ch”. First of all, is there a person in this entire world that doesn’t have a favorite song by Britney? Secondly, she literally sings “You want a hot body?” This is self-explanatory, so we are going to move on.
Another great song for you to listen to while out, riding your bike is 30 seconds to Mars’s “Closer to the Edge”. The tune is from their third album called “This Is War” and it was released almost 10 years. If you are a fan, then you are surely familiar with it. On the other hand, if not, this is your chance to learn the lyrics and let the music take over you.
If you are a fan of the boy band “One Direction”, then you are going to love our next suggestion. “Girl Almighty” is not just a fast song that will build up your tempo, but it is just one of those pieces that put a smile on your face. It has both great music and lyrics.
“American Beauty/American Psycho” is a rock song by band Fall Out Boys. Oftentimes when we feel down, we need something that will lift our mood, and this one is perfect for that. All we are going to say is that it debuted at No. 15 on the Hot Rocks Song chart because that is all that it takes to describe why this one should be on your playlist.
Finally, we cannot conclude our list without mention DJ Khaled. Currently, he is one of the most popular performers in the world, and he just keeps making a hit after a hit. “All I Do Is Win” is another uplifting number that will motivate you to finish your ride no matter how tired you are.
To sum up, these are our 10 favorite workout songs. If you need a little motivation before your next bike ride, you can look up some playlists online, or you can create one of your own. Hopefully, you are going to include a few of these tunes.