Top 10 110-120 BPM Songs

I once did a list of 120-130 bpm (beats per minute) songs (which are 30-32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute), but here’s a list of songs ranging from 110 to 120 bpm (27.5-30 measures/bars/notes per minute) in tempo. This list involves songs in the moderato ranges as well as allegro moderato & allegro.
The Top Ten
1 TiK ToK - Ke$ha TiK ToK - Ke$ha Cover Art

Ke$ha’s most popular song & a perfect reference to time. Speaking of which this song played at a perfect tempo of 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) which is the standard for a song. Yet this song got turned into an app by late 2016.

2 Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Art

Call Me Maybe’s Carly Rae Jepsen’s most popular & only #1 song ever. It blew up on many charts including the billboard hot 100 & has a catchy beat & melody yet played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) which is a standard for many songs.

3 All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow Cover Art

Sheryl Crow’s most popular song. It had an urban summer post-disco & club vibe that fit with the theme & made this song a top hit in her discography. It played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) which was perfect for this.

4 Borderline - Madonna Borderline - Madonna Cover Art

Another oldie by Madonna & it also played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute). A classic.

5 Lucky Star - Madonna Lucky Star - Madonna Cover Art

A classic oldie by Madonna, player at 117 bpm (29.25 measures/bars/notes per minute). She’s our lucky star.

6 Everybody - Madonna Everybody - Madonna Cover Art

Another classic by Madonna that played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) & made everybody get up, dance & sing.

7 Highway to Hell - AC/DC Highway to Hell - AC/DC Cover Art

Played at 116 bpm (29 measures/bars/notes per minute) & was a top song by AC/DC.

8 Deeper & Deeper - Madonna

A classic song by Madonna that played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) & suited well with a fashion vibe.

9 Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks Edge of Seventeen - Stevie Nicks Cover Art

Played at 111 bpm (27.75 measures/bars/notes per minute) & became Stevie Nicks’ signature hit as a solo artist & was used as the theme for the film of the same title. It interpolated the hook/riff from Bring On The Night by the Police & was lyrically interpolated in Midnight Sky (both of which played at 110 bpm or 27.5 notes per minute) & the hook/riff was directly sampled in Bootylicious by Destiny Child (which played at 100 bpm or 25 measures/bars per minute).

10 Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani Cover Art

Played at 110 bpm & interpolated Another One Bites the Dust by Queen during a portion of the song.

The Contenders
11 Amazing - Seal Amazing - Seal Cover Art

The song lives up to its title, amazing & catchy full of energy & power. Good for summer trips, parties & fashion shows. It played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) & suites well for its style.

12 Radio - Corrs Radio - Corrs Cover Art

A hit by the Corrs & very urban with a summer vibe. Played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) which was the perfect pace for it.

13 Swish Swish - Katy Perry Swish Swish - Katy Perry Cover Art

One of Katy Perry's songs of 2017 played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute). It’s one of her darker songs but is positive for its 90’s-2000’s-inspired deep house beat.

14 Changes - 2pac Changes - 2pac Cover Art

It was played at 111 bpm (27.75 measures/bars/notes per minute) just like the original song The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby & the Range. Too bad he got shot. R.I.P. 2Pac.

15 All Right Now - Free All Right Now - Free Cover Art
16 Over Yet - Hayley Williams Over Yet - Hayley Williams Cover Art

One of Hayley Williams’ songs in her solo career. It played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) & had an 80’s & 90’s vibe. Reminded me of Express Yourself & Deeper & Deeper by Madonna.

17 Music - Madonna Music - Madonna Cover Art

A perfect Madonna song to play at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) & musical just like the name says.

18 Sour Candy - Lady Gaga & Blackpink Sour Candy - Lady Gaga & Blackpink Cover Art

My favorite song from the list. I also like Call Me Maybe and Tik Tok because they give me nostalgia, but Sour Candy is absolutely the best in my opinion.

It's Lady Gaga's new hit featuring Blackpink, played at 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute & sampled What They Say by Maya Jane Coles - which played at 125 bpm/31.25 measures/bars/notes per minute & Swish Swish by Katy Perry also sampled at this pace). Yet it once set record for the highest debut for an all-female collaboration & her most viewed YouTube video in the 1st 24 hours (at ~21.8 million views) until Wap by Cardi B (ft. Megan Thee Stallion) which got ~26.5 MILLION views in 24 hours (making it Cardi B’s & Megan Thee Stallion’s highest as well).

19 The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & the Range The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & the Range Cover Art

Played at 111 bpm (27.75 measures/bars/notes per minute) & made them 1 hit wonders yet even influenced hip-hop/rap & was sampled in Changes by 2Pac. R.I.P. Tupac Shakur.

20 Say So - Doja Cat Say So - Doja Cat Cover Art

Played at 111 bpm (27.75 measures/bars/notes per minute) & became Doja Cat’s signature hit & interpolated Good Times by Chic yet payed tribute to disco as well as funk & groove in the 70’s.

21 Bring on the Night - The Police Bring on the Night - The Police Cover Art

Played at 110 bpm (27.5 measures/bars/notes per minute) & paved the way for such songs by Stevie Nicks, Destiny’s Child & Miley Cyrus.

22 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Cover Art

The legendary post-disco rock song by the beloved former band Queen, It played at 110 bpm (27.5 measures/bars/notes per minute) & was even played at basketball games. Though it gained controversy when it comes to thoughts about deaths of people, yet it gained controversy in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

23 West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys Cover Art

Played at 113 bpm (28.25 measures/bars/notes per minute) & became the signature song by the Pet Shop Boys.

24 Ave Mary A - P!NK Ave Mary A - P!NK Cover Art

At 120 bpm (30 measures/bars/notes per minute) it’s a hit from P!nk.

25 Everytime I Fall - Jaci Velasquez
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