Top 10 120-130 BPM Songs

Here’s a list of songs that range from the standard 120 bpm (beats per minute or 30 measures/bars/notes per minute) to an impressive 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute) in tempo. It’s a community list because other types of lists can’t have more than 10 items added & there are lots of items to add on this list due to what it’s about.
The Top Ten
1 Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao Cover Art

Released in 2010 it played at 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute) & was a banger of the decade & it lived up to its name. The band had a vulgar name but the song was a hit & became a meme & was played at many places.

Based on this list it looks like I might not be a big fan of this tempo to be honest.

2 When Love Takes Over  - David Guetta When Love Takes Over  - David Guetta Cover Art

This is an extremely catchy song that was released in 2010 & played at an impressive tempo of 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute). Yet it interpolated Clocks by Coldplay which came out more than 7 years earlier (in 2002 - though that’s 131 bpm/32.75 measures/bars/notes per minute), but he did it well & made a great new mix out of it & turned it into an entirely new yet dancy song. Plus Kelly Rowland’s feature & vocals were great too & really fit the purpose.

3 Sexy Chick - David Guetta & Akon Sexy Chick - David Guetta & Akon Cover Art

To keep this list clean, the title of this song is sexy chick instead of the B word, but just like the original song, it’s played at 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute) with catchy tunes & a dance rhythm. It’s enough to satisfy anyone craving dance music in general.

4 Play Hard - David Guetta Play Hard - David Guetta Cover Art

Released in 2011, Play Hard is played at 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute) though it sampled Better Off Alone by Alice Deejay (DJ) which played at 137 bpm (or 34.25 measures/bars/notes per minute, which this list isn’t about) & still decided to turn it into another catchy song.

5 Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar Cover Art
6 Who Let the Dogs Out - Baha Men Who Let the Dogs Out - Baha Men Cover Art

An iconic song that became a meme even before the 2010’s ever existed. It played at 129 bpm (32.25 measures/bars/notes per minute though the Kids Bop version played at 130 bpm/32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute).

7 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive Cover Art
8 You Belong with Me - Taylor Swift You Belong with Me - Taylor Swift Cover Art
9 Sexy & I Know It - LMFAO Sexy & I Know It - LMFAO Cover Art

Their other big song which played at the same tempo of 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute), it’s a party rocker & a banger that gets one moving (yet working out like they said).

10 I Got a Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas I Got a Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas Cover Art

It played at 128 bpm (32 measures/bars/notes per minute) & stayed #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks. Yet it was once the most successful song of the 21st century until Happy by 1 hit wonder Pharrell Williams (which was 160 bpm/40 measures/bars/notes per minute).

The Newcomers

? Prisoner - Miley Cyrus Prisoner - Miley Cyrus Cover Art

Played at 128 bpm (32 measures/bars/notes per minute) & featuring Dua Lipa on her 2020 album Plastic Hearts.

? Addicted to You - Avicii Addicted to You - Avicii Cover Art

It was played at 128 bpm (32 measures/bars/notes per minute) & another hit by Avicii. R.I.P.

The Contenders
11 Boys & Girls - Pixie Lott Boys & Girls - Pixie Lott Cover Art

A decent song from Pixie Lott otherwise known as Judy in the Fred movies on Nickelodeon. It reminded me of I Want It All from High School Musical 3: Senior Year (which played at 143 bpm/35.75 measures/bars/notes per minute in the original version & 140 bpm/35 measures/bars/notes per minute in the special edition) as well as Shut Up & Drive by Rihanna (which played at 133 bpm/33.25 measures/bars/notes per minute) & Blue Monday by New Order in their melodies & was the song she used near the end of the 1st movie (which gained notorious ratings). I know I said a lot, but the fact that this song played at 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute) & has decent tunes put it up here.

12 Whoomp! There It Is - Tag Team Whoomp! There It Is - Tag Team Cover Art

An oldie but good & well-paced, at 129 bpm (32.25 measures/bars/notes per minute) which’s good & it’s a catchy song to enjoy & dance to. Yet the music video showed guys dancing & it was even played on the film Elf & the guys were dancing in it too.

13 Forget You - Cee Lo Green Forget You - Cee Lo Green Cover Art

It’s played at 127 bpm (31.75 measures/bars/notes per minute) & this’s the cleaner version of the original song F U which was certainly not for everyone to listen to.

14 Pompeii - Bastille Pompeii - Bastille Cover Art

127 bpm & one of the good songs that came out lately. It talked about Pompeii in the ancient times & back then Mt. Vesuvius erupted, causing Pompeii’s worst disaster of any kind.

15 Ymca - Village People Ymca - Village People Cover Art
16 Supalonely - BENEE Supalonely - BENEE Cover Art

A quality Indie-pop song from BENEE featuring Gus Dapperton with catchy tunes & a tempo ranging at 129 bpm (32.25 measures/bars/notes per minute) with a dance beat.

17 Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift Look What You Made Me Do - Taylor Swift Cover Art
18 Give It All You Got - Afro Rican

A splendid party song to play & had an impressive tempo of 129 bpm (32.25 measures/bars/notes per minute).

19 Baby - Justin Bieber & Ludacris Baby - Justin Bieber & Ludacris Cover Art

It's played at 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute) & was the song that made him famous.

20 Elastic Heart - Sia Elastic Heart - Sia Cover Art

The song (which apparently interpolated the lyrics from Another One Bites the Dust by Queen) was played at 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars per minute) though it sounds only half as fast in snare beats.

21 Wild Ones - Flo Rida Wild Ones - Flo Rida Cover Art

A classic from Flo Rida. It played at 127 bpm (31.75 measures/bars/notes per minute) & talked about the Wild Ones. Like you’ll think about the motorbike gang of that name from SpongeBob SquarePants until you remembered they were actually the Mild Ones.

22 Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey Cover Art

Now that shouldn't be on here though you're probably talking about the remix by Cedric Gervais which played at 126 bpm (31.5 measures/bars/notes per minute). Yet it’s super catchy & good for dancing as well. The original version however played at 112 bpm (28 measures/bars/notes per minute) which’s too slow-paced to be on here.

23 Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac Cover Art
24 Lifted - SVRITE Lifted - SVRITE Cover Art

An indie hip hop song that's played at 130 bpm (32.5 measures/bars/notes per minute).

25 Strobe - deadmau5 Strobe - deadmau5 Cover Art

The ultimate hit by deadmau5 which played at 128 bpm (32 measures/bars/notes per minute) & became his record yet has magical value as well.

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