According to data gathered by music-streaming service Spotify, there's an increase in workout-related playlists in early January. No surprise there, of course, but what's particularly interesting are the actual contents of these playlists. Turns out that men work out to hip hop tunes while women work out to dance tracks.
Spotify analyzed over 2.8 million workout-related playlists to discover exactly what we tend to listen to while getting sweaty. Hip hop artists such as Eminem, Kanye West, and Jay-Z made the playlists belonging to male Spotify users while dance tracks by Ke$ha, David Guetta, and Bruno Mars filled up female playlists.
Eminem's "'Till I Collapse." Kanye West's "Clique," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop," and Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child" topped the guy's workout tunes, and in that order. (PSY's "Gangnam Style," made it into 13th place for the dudes, in case you were wondering.)
Ke$ha's "Die Young" topped the workout tracks of the ladies, followed by will.i.am's "Scream & Shout," Calvin Harris' "Sweet Nothing," and David Guetta's "Titanium." "Gangnam Style" slipped into tenth place on this ranking.
If we look at the playlists belonging to both sexes together, Ke$ha's "Die Young" keeps the top spot. It's followed by will.i.am's "Scream & Shout" and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop." This is how the top ten spots on the combined ranking look:
- Die Young by Ke$ha
- Scream & Shout by will.i.am
- Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Don't You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia
- Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris
- I Cry by Flo Rida
- Clique by Kanye West
- Titanium by David Guetta
- Gangnam Style by Psy
- Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars
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