Fast pace, big beat and catchy lyrics — this appears to be what cyclists look for in a pump-up song for their ride. A recent Spotify analysis revealed the top 15 most popular songs for cyclists in the U.S., and this author, for one, is guilty of listening to all of them.
The analysis, commissioned by e-bike rental company Whizz, examined 4,958 tracks from 30 popular cycling playlists on Spotify to discover the most popular songs among American cyclists, including hits new and old.
The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights topped music charts around the world in 2020 but its sing-along chorus and high-energy beat remains a top-favorite with an impressive 3.7 billion plays.
Ranked a far second, with 1.9 billion plays, is the pump-up jam "Can’t Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, which I must admit I still listen to any time I need to get myself fired up. Released in 2012, it was on my warm-up playlist back when I was still racing in the 2010s, and 11 years later continues to be a cyclist’s favorite.
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The remaining top 15 include various remixes, some newer tunes as well as throwbacks like the "I Gotta Feeling" from the Black Eyed Peas and the annoyingly catchy […]