Colorful spiral of musical notes

Well, let’s take a nerdy approach to this question!

If we assume that there are 10 popular genres of music for working out, such as pop, hip-hop, rock, electronic, metal, country, Latin, R&B, classical, and jazz, and we want to create a playlist that includes one song from each genre, we could use the multiplication principle to determine the number of possible playlists.

So, we have 10 choices for the first song, 10 choices for the second song, and so on, until we have chosen 10 songs in total. Therefore, the total number of possible playlists is:

10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 = 10^10 = 10 billion

That’s a lot of possible playlists. Of course, this assumes that we only choose one song from each genre and that we’re only considering 10 genres. In reality, there are countless sub-genres and variations of music, so the number of possible playlists is essentially infinite.

So, whether you’re into pop or metal, or the queen of all: DISCO, you will never run out of playlist options for working out. And if you’re now wondering:

“Does music even affect my brain while working out?”…We’ve got a mini-blog on that!