Brisk walking music is perfect for anyone walking a 17 – 20 minute mile.
This translates to songs that are 118 to 126 beats per minute and are
perfect for intermediate fitness walkers.
Listening to music with a tempo that matches your walking
speed will help you maintain your energy level throughout your entire
Below you'll find my favorite brisk walking music lists. You may download these songs from your favorite music downloading site but I've included links to iTunes.And don't forget to click here and share your favorite walking music with other walkers!
This first playlist comes from CD's that have taken hit songs and remastered them to fit within
the 118 - 126 beats per minute. Here are my favorites:
I believe you’ll have even more energy if you listen to your favorite
songs. Have you ever noticed that you get a burst of energy when you
hear your favorite songs? Wouldn’t it be great to get those bursts of
energy while walking?
If my playlist doesn't include enough of your favorite songs, you can make your own playlist at
You may use this site to find your favorite songs at particular beats per minute so that you can create a playlist that is perfect for you.
choose the tempo of the songs you are looking for. I would first search
for songs in the 120 beats per minute category and then go back and
repeat your search in the 130 beats per minute category (there are many
songs that are 128 beats per minute that will be slightly faster than
your walking speed, but they will push you to walk just a bit faster).
can then enter in the genre of songs you are interested in (e.g.,
dance, country, etc.). The site will generate hundreds or thousands of
songs for you to review. I must tell you that the search feature on this
site is a bit tedious. You must solve the math problem at the top of
each page before you can go to another page. But I think it’s well worth
it to develop a personalized playlist of your favorite songs. This site
even allows you to download the songs. It doesn’t get any more
convenient than that!
Now that you have your playlist, you are ready to start walking! Enjoy your energy boost from these great songs.