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 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 sampled 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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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).

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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).

The Newcomers

? I Feel Love - Donna Summer I Feel Love - Donna Summer Cover Art

The Contenders

11 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.

12 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive Cover Art
13 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).

14 Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar Cover Art
15 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.

16 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.

17 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.

18 Lifted - SVRITE Lifted - SVRITE Cover Art

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

19 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.

20 Happiness - Alexis Jordan Happiness - Alexis Jordan Cover Art

It was played at 128 bpm (32 measures/bars/notes per minute) & became her top biggest hit to this day. Too bad she left due to criticism of her latest single. Never forget the talented artists (former or not) including her. Long live.

This song has great vocals too

21 No Enemiesz - Kiesza No Enemiesz - Kiesza Cover Art
22 Fergalicious - Fergie Fergalicious - Fergie Cover Art

One of Fergie's popular hits, which sampled Give It All You Got by the Afro Ricans & Supersonic by J.J. Fad. It played at 129 bpm (32.25 measures/bars/notes per minute) just like Give It All You Got did (though Supersonic played at 132 bpm/33 measures/bars/notes per minute).

23 Feels So Close - Calvin Harris

Another hit by Calvin Harris, with a typical tempo of his at 128 bpm (32 measures/bars/notes per minute).

24 We Found Love - Rihanna We Found Love - Rihanna Cover Art

It's played at 128 bpm (32 measures/bars/notes per minute) & was perfect for summer nights anywhere, either at a club or the beach.

25 Set Your Heart - Cyndi Lauper

Released in 2008, played at 128 bpm (32 measures/bars/notes per minute) & a catchy modern disco pop hit. From the album of the same name Set Your Heart.

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