Meredith JenksMatoma photographed at Billboard Hot 100 Fest on Aug. 23, 2015 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York. Fraser Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella Porter Robinson performs onstage during day 1 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at The Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2015, in Indio, California.
Getty Images DJ Frankie Knuckles plays at the Def Mix 20th Anniversary Weekender at Turn mills nightclub on May 6, 2007, in London, England. The Weekender sees the start of the world tour to celebrate 20 years of the legendary New York based House music label with DJs Satoshi Tommie, Hector Romero, David Morales and Danny Sampling set to play during the tour.
Martin Godwin/Getty Images Chemical Brothers, Tom Rowland's and Ed Simon's, Brighton, 8th May 2007. Daniel Zuni/Getty Images Eric Pry dz performs during the Electric Daisy Carnival in New York City.
Larry Busch/WireImageNile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk perform “Get Lucky” onstage during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. Steve Thorne/RedfernsDamon Al barn of Gorilla performs on stage at National Indoor Arena on Nov. 17, 2010 in Birmingham, England.
Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc. Avicii attends the 22nd Annual KROC Weenie Roast on May 31, 2014, in Irvine, California. One of the best country songs of the year so far comes from 24-year-old Daniel Ireland, whose protective ode to his pickup is irresistible not only for its singalong pre-chorus and seamlessly integrated trap influence, but its brilliant one-word-or-fewer hook: Skrrrr-RRRRR-rrrr-RRRRR-rrr.... Equally inspired is the 2.0 version, blessed by Nashville-via-Atlanta hybrid star Sam Hunt, which deserves to be nearly as big as... well, you know, that other viral hip-hop-meets-country remix.
The production, Remi Wolf’s vocals, and some lyrics depict the “woo!” of losing control and falling in love -- but are balanced by meddling family members, distractions, and eternally unanswerable questions. It's something that the 21-year-old up-and-comer has done throughout his career, singing slightly sad, introspective songs about generational divides, the nature of modern love and more.
Rising Alabama singer and rapper CHINA brushes off the posers and asserts control over her career on the confident, trim title track of her March EP, which marks her Warner Records debut. In just over two minutes, she raps breezily about her artistic vision and dedication to her craft over a metallic, bass-heavy beat, not so much bragging as she is building a strong, smart case for her own come-up.
They rattled trunks and college parties, and by the late ’90s, “The Rockefeller Skank” even ended up on an episode of Friends. Strictly speaking, Emergency Broadcast Network were more of a plunder phonics collective, pulling and piling crate-dug samples into complex webs of found sound and funky breaks.
They had some downtempo jams, definitely, but by and large, the future sound in question was one of ambience and atmosphere, space-age drift and ethereal bliss. Then came “We Have Explosive,” a surprise banger from their 1996 album Dead Cities that laid on the break beats thick, stuck to a buzzing, almost atonal melody of electronic squeaks and chopped-up guitar chugs.
It’s hard not to assume that the group came up with “We Have Explosive” for the sole purpose of showing they could do it better than so many of the other beat smiths at the time. So it makes perfect sense that the Chemical Brothers pegged Gallagher to provide the vocals on their psychedelic banger, “Setting Sun,” which is built on a beat loop that closely resembles that of Revolver closer “Tomorrow Never Knows.” It amounts to a heady pipe bomb of a track, with buzz-saw synths and squealing sirens.
It relied on controversial words sampled from Ultramagnetic MCs, whose meaning Hewlett explained away as a euphemism for intensity, as well as buzz saw synths, clipped jackhammer beats, and brassy female glossolalia stretched to the breaking point. “Smack My Bitch Up” took the good-time and psychedelic touches of The Chemical Brothers, with whom The Prodigy traded releases throughout ’96 and ’97, and turned them vaguely malevolent.
The Bath, England duo of Alex Gifford and Will White spent the lion’s share of their short career working out a spy-film fetish. The Propeller heads’ brand ping-ponged between kinetic takes on music from the bachelor pad (“Velvet Pants”) and synthetic symphonic hinting at and even covering John Barry (“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” “History Repeating” with Shirley Basses).
They then approached Fanboy Slim’s Skint labelmates Lo Fidelity All stars to remix it for a new collection after Pigeonholed’s second album. In Pigeonholed’s hands the song seemed like a playful call to arms for struggling musicians, smokers, and other slackers to protect their own.
The British music press went out of their way to label this London duo’s blend of styles “progressive house,” and their second album Rhythm & Stealth featured this homage to another proponent of mixed genres (namely rap and electronica). Dark, swirling clouds of keyboards, the whoosh of its digitized rhythm section, and vocal samples as percussive elements helped make “Africa Show” Left field’s highest charting single in the UK.
They’ve got that in spades across their amazing 2000 album TRENT, though the only actual ‘Big Beat track is “Swastika Eyes,” which appears twice. Basement AXX generally stuck to house music, a discipline Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Button finely honed on debut album Remedy.
When you're in that sharp incline on the treadmill, this slow-paced but powerful track will push you over the top of the hill. The ultimate “I can do whatever I want” song will help you push ahead those final few miles when you're getting ready to quit.
This song has a nice slow and steady beat, so it's good for easy runs. Another favorite by the Black Eyed Peas, this energetic song is perfect if you really want to push yourself.
This powerful song's slow tempo and strong beat make it great for your warm-up or cool-down. Yes, this song is adapted from the classic 70s hit “Staying' Alive,” but you may barely recognize it.
If you're looking for a good running mantra, this song's “Push it to the limit” chorus can give you plenty of inspiration. Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here.
The songs usually have a great beat and are very versatile, so they can be used for hard workouts and slow, easy runs. You can adjust the music level to suit you, especially if you are pounding out the miles on the treadmill.
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BTN is exceptional inspired music, not just a sequence of catchy riffs. One of a few songs that actually plants vivid pictures in your brain and makes you see the whole story it tells.
There is also an exceptional feeling of progression in the song: it starts with an atmosphere of gloom and despair and builds progressively to a climax expressing brilliant hope and vibrant power. Anytime I listen to this song I have to push the replay button, for it is never enough to hear it only once.
The drums on the breakdown feel like machine gun fire pumping into you. This is such a tough list I hate not voting for iron maiden, but this song has it all Lyrics of war slow ballad like beginning creepy soft solos heavy chorus Really heavy break down The Extreme heavy as it gets machine gun chorus, And a Guitar solo To truly end all Solos This song is what stairway to heaven did to hard rock.
Fantastic metal at the time when Metallica released the Black album. Dave isn't a great singer but this rocks! Stop with your Metallica whining, it's not the best band anymore, it's only about the money.
I'm a diehard fan of theirs, but they're sellouts and only have a handful of good albums. They just don't compare to bands like Priest, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath.
You have everything that makes a gender and many generations shiver : an epic intro, some transcending lyrics, 2 different yet amazing solos and divine vocals. Even though I am not objective when I say it should be first, every metal-loving person on earth should listen to it in order to fully understand metal.
Raining blood is one of the very best songs of all time and should at least be in the top 5, maybe even number 1. This is one of the songs that you should put on and listen to before a football, baseball, hockey, or basketball game to get you pumped up.