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Top Workout Songs for December 2012

We asked what songs are pushing you through your year-end workouts and you responded loud and… well, loud.

We asked, you answered. Overwhelmingly so. We put call-outs on Facebook and Twitter asking our readers to tell us what songs—new and old—get them pumped to hit the weights or hit the pavement. Once again, you came through with your top picks for ending the year on a high note. We compiled your choices into three workout playlists by genre—metal, hip-hop, and rock. Play some or all and see if these tracks help you hit a personal best.

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Hip-Hop Playlist (listen here)

1. Bad Meets Evil – “Above the Law”
2. Busta Rhymes – “World Go Round” (feat. Estelle)
3. DMX – "Ruff Ryders' Anthem"
4. Eminem – “Not Afraid”
5. Eminem – “Till I Collapse”
6. Fort Minor – “Remember the Name”
7. Kanye West – “Amazing”  (feat. Young Jeezy)
8. Kanye West – “Clique” (feat. Big Sean and Jay Z)
9. Lil Wayne – “Drop the World” (feat. Eminem)
10. Lil Wayne – “Right Above It”
11. LL Cool J – “Shut Em Down”
12. Meek Mill – “Burn” (feat. Big Sean)
13. Skrillex – “Bangarang” (feat. Sirah)
14. Trick Daddy – “Let’s Go” (feat. Lil John and Twista)
15. Wiz Khalifa – “Work Hard Play Hard”

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Metal Playlist (listen here)

1. Atreyu – “Becoming the Bull”
2. Audioslave – “Show Me How to Live”
3. Avenged Sevenfold – “Beast and the Harlot”
4. Bullet for My Valentine – “Fever”
5. Shinedown – “Diamond Eyes”
6. Disturbed – “Ten Thousand Fists”
7. Five Finger Death Punch – “Bad Company”
8. Hatebreed – “Live for This”
9. Motorhead – “The Game”
10. Mudvayne – “Dull Boy”
11. Pendulum – “Witchcraft”
12. Pantera – “Walk”
13. Rage Against the Machine – “Killing in the Name”
14. Seether – “Remedy”
15. Volbeat – “Still Counting”

Rock Playlist (listen here)

1. AC/DC – “Thunderstruck”
2. AWOLNATION – “Sail”
3. Dead Sara – “Weatherman”
4. Guano Apes – “Open Your Eyes”
5. Guns N’ Roses – “Paradise City”
6. The Hives – “Walk Idiot Walk”
7. Imagine Dragons – “Radioactive”
8. New Medicine – “Resolve to Fight”
9. The Offspring – “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid” 
10. The Prodigy – “Firestarter”
11. Puddle of Mudd – “Control”
12. Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
13. Three Days Grace – “Animal I Have Become”
14. Trapt – “Headstrong”
15. Wolfmother – “White Unicorn”

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