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Top workout tracks on Spotify

Swedish House Mafia's hit Don’t You Worry Child
named top workout track on Spotify

With over 2.8 million ‘workout’ playlists on Spotify, the streaming service reveals the top tracks that got Kiwi’s moving in the gym this January

• Streaming trends from Spotify workout playlists show that January 7th was the day that New Zealanders headed back to the gym. NZ saw a 56% increase in workout playlist streams on Monday 7th of Jan.
• Women prefer to get their work out inspiration from strong female artists such as Florence Welch, Jessie J and Ke$ha

Thursday 31 January 2013: January traditionally kick starts ‘get fit’ season as millions of us hit the gym to work off festive over-indulgence. Spotify has analysed workout playlists on its service to reveal the top tracks that motivated its users to get moving this January.

The top ten list is dominated by popular international dance tracks and Swedish House Mafia's hit Don’t You Worry Child is named the number one workout track for January 2013 by New Zealand Spotify users. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop took second place and I Cry by Flo Rider was third.

Top ten xxx workout tracks on Spotify New Zealand:
1. Don't You Worry Child (Radio Edit) [feat. John Martin] - Swedish House Mafia
2. Thrift Shop - feat. Wanz Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
3. I Cry - Flo Rida
4. Diamonds - Rihanna
5. Titanium - feat. Sia - David Guetta
6. Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
7. Scream & Shout -
8. Die Young - Ke$ha
9. Beauty And A Beat - Justin Bieber
10. I Love It - feat. Charli XCX - Icona Pop

Dr Costas Karageorghis from Brunel University in London, a global thought leader on the use of music in exercise, said: “Music and exercise make for a winning combination. Our scientific research has demonstrated how exercisers lock into the rhythmical elements of music, which gives their workouts a significant boost through a process known as entrainment – in essence, the body gradually aligns its movement patterns to the musical beat. This also reduces perceptions of effort, lifts mood and ultimately results in people sticking to their exercise routine.”

Kate Vale, Managing Director for Spotify New Zealand & Australia commented: “With streams of workout playlists increasing by 56% on the 7th of January, we can see that Spotify users took a few extra days off before starting their 2013 fitness regimes. Motivation through music is clearly key to kick-starting that daunting ‘back to the gym’ feeling.”

Spotify has created an ultimate workout playlist based on the top tracks chosen by its users. Check out to listen.

Who else is working out with Spotify…

Pop starlet and fitness fanatic Ellie Goulding also shared her motivating training playlist – Music To Run To – she said: “Music and working out go hand in hand. The beat of a song or the perfect playlist can always carry you through a tough workout. My number one workout track is Heartbeats by The Knife, it keeps a really steady beat which is ideal and I love the vocal.”

Ellie’s workout playlist can be listened or linked to here:

1. Heartbeats - The Knife
2. Give In (For The Fame) - Kuhrye-oo
3. Blue - Joni Mitchell
4. Genesis - Grimes
5. Runaway - Kanye West
6. Rollup - Flosstradamus
7. Snowy Atlas Mountains - Fionn Regan
8. Make It Bun Dem - Skrillex
9. Where Have You Been - Rihanna
10. Set It Off - Xxyyxx
11. Kill The Noise - Kill The Noise
12. Angels - The xx
13. Radioactive - Marina and The Diamonds

Spotify playlists (such as above) can be embedded online to enhance editorial coverage using the Spotify Play Button. If you need help embedding tracks, albums or playlists please follow the easy-to-use, step-by-step guide on the Spotify blog, found here.


Notes to Editors

Top twenty New Zealand workout tracks on Spotify:

1. Don't You Worry Child (Radio Edit) [feat. John Martin] - Swedish House Mafia
2. Thrift Shop - feat. Wanz - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
3. I Cry - Flo Rida
4. Diamonds - Rihanna
5. Titanium - feat. Sia - David Guetta
6. Sweet Nothing - Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch
7. Scream & Shout -
8. Die Young - Ke$ha
9. Beauty And A Beat - Justin Bieber
10. I Love It - feat. Charli XCX - Icona Pop
11. 'Till I Collapse - Eminem
12. Bangarang - feat. Sirah - Skrillex
13. Feel The Love - feat. John Newman - Rudimental
14. Not Giving In - feat. John Newman & Alex Clare [Radio Edit] - Rudimental
15. Ni**as In Paris - Jay-Z
16. We Found Love - Rihanna
17. Gangnam Style (강남스타일) - Psy
18. Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars
19. Hall of Fame - The Script
20. Good Feeling - Flo Rida
Top twenty New Zealand Workout tracks can be linked to here:

Offline Mode
Although a free service to all, Spotify users can sign up to a Premium account for just £9.99 per month and take advantage of a number of additional features including Offline Mode. This function allows users to download tracks, albums and playlists to a mobile device so that they can be streamed on the go without an internet connection, perfect for January jogs and early morning gym sessions.

Reebok Fitlist app
Spotify also offers a vast range of free apps on its service and the Reebok FitList app – number 34 in Spotify’s app finder – creates playlists based on the activity you are doing, the intensity you want to train at, and the length of time you are planning to train. The app also included inspirational playlists from world renowned athletes and fitness experts.

About Spotify
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 20 million tracks*. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.

Spotify is available in 17 countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Luxembourg, Australia and New Zealand, with more than 20 million active users, and over 5 million paying subscribers.

* Number of tracks licensed globally. Catalogue size varies per market.

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