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UK top 20 gym tracks 

Tuesday 5 January 2010

UK’s top 20 gym tracks

PRS for Music announces the flab fighting tunes used by fitness instructors

It’s that time of year again when, after two weeks of festive indulgence, thoughts turn to shifting those extra pounds.  To help everyone kick-start their exercise regimes this January, PRS for Music has today released the most played songs by the UK’s fitness & gym instructors.

PRS for Music, the organisation that collects royalties for songwriters and composers, has analysed the latest data from the end of 2009* to work out which songs are being used most by the Nation’s fitness and gym instructors when people are exercising.

Top 5 Songs as Used by Fitness & Gym Instructors:

Number  Song title  Performer 
 1 BEAT AGAIN  JLS 
 2 SWEET DREAMS    Beyoncé  
 3 HOLIDAY   Dizzee Rascal 
 4 WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER  David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland 
 5 I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)   Pitbull 

(Q4 2009* figures) Source: PRS for Music

Beat Again by JLS reached #1 in the UK and sold over 100,000 copies in its first week of release and tops the PRS for Music fitness songs’ list. The song was the first release from the X Factor runners-up and takes on a dance pop style to give gym goers a great beat to bop along to.

The unstoppable Beyoncé is at #2 with the catchy Sweet Dreams. The track which stayed within the top 10 for more than 10 weeks has an electro pop sound and catchy lyrics which are sure to provide excellent singing material to help people zone out from those last few minutes in a spin class.

Dizzee Rascal makes it into the top 5 for the second year running and is at #3 with Holiday.  The dance track is all about heading off on holiday which will no doubt provide perfect inspiration in the gym when thinking about achieving that bikini body or six pack.

Ellis Rich, chairman of the PRS commented “New Year resolutions are always tough to stick to, but making sure you have some great tracks on your iPod will certainly make it seem less of a chore and help keep you motivated."

 

Full Top 20 Track List as used by Fitness & Gym Instructors

Number  Song title  Performer 
BEAT AGAIN   JLS 
2 SWEET DREAMS   Beyoncé  
HOLIDAY   Dizzee Rascal 
WHEN LOVE TAKES OVER   David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland 
I KNOW YOU WANT ME (CALLE OCHO)  Pitbull 
READY FOR THE WEEKEND  Calvin Harris 
I GOTTA FEELING   Black Eyed Peas 
NEVER LEAVE YA   Tinchy Stryder 
PAPARAZZI   Lady GaGa 
10  KNOCK YOU DOWN   Keri Hilson 
11  BULLETPROOF   La Roux 
12  KISS ME THRU THE PHONE   Soulja Boy 
13  MAMA DO   Pixie Lott 
14  RELEASE ME  Agnes 
15  DIAMOND RINGS   Chipmunk 
16  BIRTHDAY SEX   Jeremih 
17  RED   Daniel Merriweather 
18  BREAK YOUR HEART   Taio Cruz 
19  EVACUATE THE DANCEFLOOR   Cascada 
20  GET SEXY   Sugababes 

 


For more information, get in touch:

Andrew Fyffe, Votive Communications.
Andrew@votive.co.uk
02073539304

*Data analysed from Q4 2009 – (October-December)

 

 

About PRS for Music

PRS for Music represents the rights of over 118,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £537.4m in 2015, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

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