Can’t go to the gym without your iPod full of Gaga and T.I.? Well, you are ahead of science! The NYT reports on a study that demonstrated that exercisers move faster when listening to fast music and slower listening to slow music.

That said, here are our top 5 picks to keep OFF your iPod when working out:

  • “Everybody Hurts” — R.E.M.
  • “Tears in Heaven” — Eric Clapton
  • “Blue” — Joni Mitchell
  • “Comfortably Numb” — Pink Floyd
  • “Twilight” — Elliott Smith

And if these songs come on at your gym, it’s probably time to switch to a different fitness facility.