Mat Kearney's ''Elliptical Poet'' mix

The Nashville-based pop artist shares his top workout songs (and why he loves them).

a tribe called quest - "can i kick it?"

phoenix - "1901"

jay z - "99 problems"

empire of the sun - "walking on a dream"

jimmy cliff - "the harder they come"

pharcyde - "runnin"

rolling stones - "miss you"

tom waits - "hold on"

tears for fears - "everybody wants to rule the world"

drake - "karaoke"

emmylou harris - "where will i be"

t.l. barrett - "like a ship"

the national - "fake empire"

mat kearney - "ships in the night"

james blake - "limit to your love"