05/02/2016 11:52 EDT

The Best Workout Songs For May

Just avoid the earbuds while doing HITT.

During a tough workout, music can give you the motivation you need to push past the exhaustion.

When you want to quit, psychologist David-Lee Priest tells WebMD heart pumping beats are the perfect medicine. "Fast music, especially, can help, because it distracts you from getting tired or wanting to stop exercising."

And music does more than keep you from quitting — scientific studies show cyclists who keep pace with music breathe more efficiently while exercising.

But if you're a fan of High Intensity Interval Training you might want to try speakers instead of ear buds. Dr. Costas Karageorghis of Brunel University tells the Telegraph our ears become more sensitive during this style of exercise due to the reduction of blood flow.

Whether you like to listen music in the gym, or prefer to plug in while you workout outdoors, we've rounded up 15 tracks to kick off your pre-summer training session this month.