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Question #59436 posted on 09/13/2010 6:03 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I'm looking for some good walking/running songs. Actual musical content doesn't matter much, as long as it's listenable (ie, melodic, relatively clean). The main criterion I'm looking for is a steady beat, at or around the following frequencies:

Walking: 100-120 BPM

Running: ~170 BPM

Obviously, multiples or factors of the above work fine. :3

Thanks for your help, and all you do. It's a pleasure interacting with such a group of outstanding people, even if the interaction is limited and diffused through the barrier of anonymity.

- Arandur


Dear Arandur-

Rather than doing quite as much legwork as my esteemed retired colleagues, I will refer you to this question. In it, you will find a list of great songs in your "walking" range, and a link to a program which will enable you to sort your music by tempo. I recommend you run this program on your music library and take those songs you enjoy which satisfy your speed requirements.