There is nothing like listening to the right playlist when you need to burn calories. There are more and more Swiss runners (almost 2 million), and many use the streaming service Spotify. That's how Ticino online established the most popular songs in the different cantons. From Bellinzona to Basel from Zurich to Bern, from Chur to Geneva, they explored the Swiss joggers' preferences.
Starting with the Ticino: Bellinzona's runners like hip hop: there are 6 tracks of this kind in the top ten lead by the Black Eyed Peas.
But the music tastes are not the same everywhere: in fact Zurich's joggers like basking in Latin beats which even include merengue and reggaeton.
The more rhythmic are the Bernese with an average frequency of 142 beats per minute (bpm). The Ticinesi average at 131 bpm. In Basel, they are more relaxed with 122 bpm and their playlist says it all, where they go from Lilly Wood & The Prick' Afro-pop to the rock of Florence and the Machine.
Here is Ticino's Top Ten runners playlist 2015:
Shut Up - The Black Eyed Peas (113 bpm)
What Them Girls Like - Ludacris (170pm)
Westside Story - The Game 115 (bpm)
Furious - Ja Rule 94 (bpm)
Skydive - Chuckie 128 (bpm)
Mozart’s House - Clean Bandit 125 (bpm)
Tom Ford - Jay Z 154 (bpm)
Lights On - Wiley 127 (bpm)
Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay Z 160 (bpm)
Locked Out Of Heaven - B. Mars 128 (bpm)