PLEASE! : Post Your Top 10 Songs On Your Running Playlist! All Genres Welcome! (Read 3573 times)

    One More - Superchick   It's not a popular mainstream song but it is really perfect for long runs.

    I don't half-ass anything


    "I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death' and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up." - Celia Rivenbark, You Can't Drink All Day if You Don't Start in the Morning



      All These Things I’ve Down by: The Killers
      Sail by: Awolnation
      Intro by: The XX
      On Meloncholy Hill by: The Gorillaz
      Seven Nation Army: The White Stripes
      1979 by: The Smashing Pumpkins
      Lose Yourself by: Eminem
      Sabotage by: The Beastie Boys
      Little Lion Man by: Mumford and Sons
      Insomnia by: Faithless


      My top ten running songs


        Last couple years.


        All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled

        Auld Lang Syne – Pink Martini

        Blow – Ke$ha

        Empire State of Mind – Jay Z & Alicia Keys

        Firework – Katy Perry

        Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys

        Good Feeling – Flo Rida

        Good Time – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen

        Hall of Fame – The Script (feat.

        Hello – Marin Solveig & Dragonette

        I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

        It’s Time – Imagine Dragon

        Lights – Ellie Goulding

        Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men

        Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

        Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Mary Lambert)

        Some Nights – Fun.

        Tell ‘Em – Sleigh Bells

        This Too Shall Pass – OK Go

        We Are Young – Fun.


        And, I'm done!

        “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the fight in the dog. – Dwight D. Eisenhower


        My blog is JT Running DC.  It's awesome.

          I mostly listen to birds chirping, wind rustling and waves crashing, but there are some days when I know I'm going to need a bit of extra help in the form of music. Some of these are totally embarrassing, but, hey, whatever! I just grouped them into sets of 10 and for me, the beat and tempo of the song aren't what drives me…it's just whether or not I get lost in the song.


          Set 1

          (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave - The Jam

          Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon

          Wild Thing - The Troggs

          China Grove - Doobie Brothers

          Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield

          Standing in the Shadows of Love - Four Tops

          In a Big Country - Big Country

          My Feelings for You (Original Edit)- Avicii and Sebastien Drums

          Millennium - Robbie Williams

          Sunday Morning After - Amanda Marshall


          Set 2

          Seven Bridges Road - The Eagles

          Lunatic Fringe - Tom Cochrane

          Carry on My Wayward Son - Boston

          Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners

          Cat People – Putting Out Fire (The Hunger) - David Bowie

          Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing - Chris Isaak

          Give Me Everything - Pitbull

          Super Bass - Nicki Minaj

          Tarzan Boy - Baltimora

          Ooh, Aah…Just A Little Bit - Gina G.


          Set 3

          Slave to Love - Bryan Ferry

          Jungle Love - Steve Miller Band

          The Game of Love - Michelle Branch

          Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group

          Lay All Your Love On Me - ABBA

          Can't Stop This Thing We Started - Bryan Adams

          Do You Believe In Love - Huey Lewis and the News

          Modern Love - David Bowie

          I Was Made For Lovin' You Baby - KISS

          Pride In the Name of Love - U2


          Set 4

          Kyrie - Mr. Mister

          Drinking in LA - Bran Van 3000

          St. Elmo's Fire - John Parr

          Runner - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

          She's a Lady - Tom Jones

          We Don't Need Another Hero (Mad Max) - Tina Turner

          Little Red Corvette - Prince

          Fame (From Fame) - Irene Cara

          You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

          Life is a Highway - Tom Cochrane


          Set 5

          On Broadway - George Benson

          Fantasy - Earth, Wind & Fire

          Just One Last Time - David Guetta

          Wake Me Up (Radio Edit) - Avicii

          I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group

          Count On Me - Default

          Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones

          Like a Rock - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band

          Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf

          Rock You Like A Hurricane - The Scorpions


          Set 6

          This Woman's Work - Kate Bush

          To Sir with Love - Lulu

          I Believe In You - Amanda Marshall

          These Arms of Mine - Willy and the Poor Boys

          Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn

          Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult

          Love Isn't Always On Time - Toto

          Ventura Highway - America

          Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

          Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts


          Set 7

          Ferry Cross the Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers

          Walk Away Renee - Four Tops

          Hooked on a Feeling - Blue Swede

          Crackling Rosie - Neil Diamond

          Layla - Derek and the Dominoes

          Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp

          Sister Christian - Night Ranger

          Ah Leah - Donny Iris

          Barracuda - Heart

          And We Danced - The Hooters


          Set 8

          Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

          In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley

          Day-O -Harry Belafonte

          Toy Soldiers -Martika

          In the Air Tonight -Phil Collins

          Live and Let Die - McCartney & Wings

          Shock the Monkey -Peter Gabriel

          Twilight Zone - Golden Earring

          Foolin' - Def Leppard

          Young and Restless - Prism


          Set 9

          He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies

          Broadway - Bee Gees

          More Than a Feeling - Boston

          Badlands - Bruce Springsteen

          Working My Way Back To You - Spinners

          Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

          Delirious - Prince

          California – Phantom Planet

          The Warrior - Scandal

          Don't Leave Me This Way - Gloria Gaynor


          Set 10

          Bang bang (My baby shot me down) – Tarantino, Kill Bill, Vol. 1

          Drunken Angel - Lucinda Williams

          Honey Honey - ABBA

          Express Yourself - Madonna

          River Deep - Ike & Tina Turner

          Your Daddy Don't Know - Toronto

          Stay - Shakespear's Sister

          Double Agent - Amanda Marshall

          The Shoop Shoop Song - Cher

          Get the Party Started - Pink


          Set 11

          Avalon - Roxy Music

          Crystal Blue Persuasion - Morcheeba

          Let It Rain - Amanda Marshall

          White Hot - Tom Cochrane

          September - Earth, Wind & Fire

          Still the One - Orleans

          Do Wah Diddy - Manfred Mann's Earth Band

          Walk This Way - Aerosmith

          Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf

          Danger Zone (Top Gun) -Kenny Loggins


          Set 12

          Stand By Me - Ben E. King

          One More Try - George Michael

          Can't Find My Way Home - Steve Winwood

          Fame - David Bowie

          Carry Me - Ray Lyell and the Storm

          Band on the Run - McCartney & Wings

          Brandy - Scott English

          Heart and Soul - Huey Lewis and the News

          Cry Little Sister (Lost Boys) - Gerard McMann

          Only the Good Die Young - Billy Joel


          Set 13

          More Than This - Roxy Music

          The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Tocken

          Valerie - Steve Winwood

          Give Me Your Love - Bryan Adams

          Hungry Heart - Bruce Springsteen

          K'naan - Wavin' Flag

          Shout it Out Loud - KISS

          Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.


          Set 14

          Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood – Tarantino, Kill Bill, Vol. 1

          Rosalita - Bruce Springsteen

          Shiny Happy People - REM

          Cum On Feel the Noise - Quiet Riot

          Walkin' On the Sun - Smash Mouth

          Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors

          How You Like Me Now? - The Heavy

          Don't Phunk with My Heart - Black Eyed Peas

          Time (Dirty Bit) - Black Eyed Peas

          Surrender – Cheap Trick


          Set 15

          Waterfalls - TLC

          Dancing Queen - ABBA

          Hands Up - Ottawan

          Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - WHAM!

          I Want Your Sex - George Michael

          Father Figure - George Michael

          Faith - George Michael

          Runaway - Del Shannon

          Golden Years - David Bowie

          Let's Go Crazy - Prince


          Set 16

          Hungry Like the Wolf - Duran Duran

          Let It Ride - Bachman-Turner Overdrive

          Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar

          Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

          Mony Mony - Tommy James and the Shondells

          Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond

          Where Them Girls At (feat. Flo Rida & Nicki Minaj) - David Guetta

          Big League - Tom Cochrane

          Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

          Hang Fire - The Rolling Stones


          Set 17

          Kryptonite - 3 Doors Down

          Twist and Shout - The Beatles

          Family Man - Mike Oldfield

          Cuts Like a Knife - Bryan Adams

          Roxy Roller - Sweeney Todd

          Hot Child in the City - Sweeney Todd

          Bolero - Ravel

          Sex On the Beach - Vengaboys

          I Got You - Split Enz

          One Step Ahead - Split Enz


          Set 18

          Rock and Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers

          Don't Leave Me This Way - Communards

          Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes

          Walk Like a Man – Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons

          Royals - Lorde

          Back to You – Bryan Adams

          Taylor Dane – I'll be Your Shelter

          Lighters – Bad Meets Evil

          I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) The Proclaimers

          Haddaway – What is Love?


          Set 19

          Bitch – Meredith Brooks

          La Bamba – Los Lobos

          I Want You – Savage Garden

          Building a Mystery - Sarah McLachlan

          Larger than Life – Backstreet Boys

          If You Leave – OMD

          Smooth - Santana ft. Rob Thomas

          How Bizarre – OMC

          Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader

          So They Say – Soul Attorneys


          Set 20

          100 Years - Five for Fighting

          S.A.T.U.R.D.A.Y. Night – The Bay City Rollers

          Iron Man – Black Sabbath

          Fear and Love - Morcheeba

          Snow on the Sahara – Anggun

          Come a Little Bit Closer – Jay and the Americans

          The Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy

          Fly At Night – Chilliwack

          Hang On Sloopy – The McCoys

          Just a Dream – Nelly


          Although it's already been listed, I am all over Don't You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia. Play it over and over and over!


            Jezebel had a post today about the perfect playlist.  I agree that there are songs that I don't really like but are great for running.  MMMBop by Hanson being the most shameful example.  Disapprove

            “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the fight in the dog. – Dwight D. Eisenhower


            My blog is JT Running DC.  It's awesome.


              Bumping because I'm starting a new marathon training cycle and need some new tunes.  Anyone download anything good lately?  iTunes Top Singles left me wanting.  I've only added a few songs my good "new" music running playlist lately:


              Kiss Them for Me – Siouxsie and the Banshees

              Last Nite – The Strokes

              Roar – Katy Perry

              “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the fight in the dog. – Dwight D. Eisenhower


              My blog is JT Running DC.  It's awesome.

                Take a Back Road (Rodney Atkins)

                This I Gotta See (Jason Aldean)

                Firecracker (Josh Turner)

                I Got a Feelin' (Billy Currington)

                Dirt Road Anthem (Jason Aldean)

                God Bless Saturday (Kid Rock)

                She Cranks My Tractor (Dustin Lynch)

                Texas Was You (Jason Aldean)

                Gone (Montgomery Gentry)

                How Bad Do You Want It (Tim McGraw)



                    Most recent playlist includes


                    Rachmaninov III (piano concerto in d minor)

                    What does the fox say

                    You better work, B@tch by Britney Spears

                    "Let it go" song from movie Frozen

                    and various songs by David Guetta, Keb Mo, ElectrDjango soundtrack....


                    And last but not least - French silly girly pop and electric tango tunes



                    Yes, I am crazyTongue


                      Newest favorites:


                      Boston - Augustana

                      Brave - Sara Bareilles

                      The Man - Aloe Blacc

                      Wake Me Up - Avicii

                      “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the fight in the dog. – Dwight D. Eisenhower


                      My blog is JT Running DC.  It's awesome.

                      Future running partner.

                        A new favorite running song of mine is:


                        "My Body" by Young the Giant


                        Good for when the going gets tough, because its up-beat and the chorus line is:


                        "My body tells me no
                        But I won't quit
                        Cause I want more"

                        Lyrics and song


                          Crash Kings - Mountain Man

                          Jay Z & Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind

                          Muse - Uprising

                          Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly

                          Black Keys - Gold on the Ceiling

                          Eminem - Lose Yourself

                          Jimi Hendrix - Fire

                          LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at My House

                          Red Rider - Lunatic Fringe

                          White Stripes - Seven Nation Army


                          These are the current Top 10 in my iTunes library. However, all are trumped by Led Zep's Kashmir.

                            Michelle Lewis Run Run Run


                            All proceeds from the sales of the Run Run Run single through Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 will be donated to The One Fund.


                            Really cool video and a nice little song.


                            For guitar geeks I worked out:

                            Capo 7

                            D / A / Bm

                            G / D / A

                            D / A / Bm

                            G / A / D


                            Em / D / G

                            Em / D / A


                            Easy / sweet to play.

                            Come all you no-hopers, you jokers and rogues
                            We're on the road to nowhere, let's find out where it goes