Perfect (But Lesser Known) Songs that get your Ipod Poppin! (Read 613 times)

    Frankie Smith - Double Dutch Bus

     

    This song caused me to turn a 3 mile easy run into a tempo.  :-|

     

    Love that song.  It is one of the best skating songs around.  Can you say Backwards skate!   I'm not sure how I would feel about running to it though...Undecided

    Running Goals ... Marathon # 2 coming up in May 2014

     

    "It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll.  I am the master of my fate;  I am the captain of my soul."  William Ernest Henley

      Pretty much the entirety of Fang Island's first album (self-titled) is ridiculously uplifting anthem rock. This one in particular is my regular pre-5k jam... many PRs have been forged by the endless repetition of this song on the way to the race:

       

      Welcome Wagon

       

      This one is pretty great, too, and was my introduction to the band:

       

      Daisy


      tomatolover

        2 of my favorite race songs come from a documentary movie about underprivileged kids in a high school cooking program in Philadelphia- PressureCooker... Great movie. Great soundtrack

         

        Lil Mama - Lipgloss.  Not the kinda music i ever listen to, but this song makes me hustle

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylSeoUUR3Es

         

        Going On- Gnarls Barkley.  Perfect running tune.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENE1eWtW7e8

        smadd18


          I am strict on the beat of the songs. They have to match my running. Here are a few songs that have my beat: http://toprunnersreview.com/#/4-points-of-proper-running/


          Hobby Jogger Especial!

            Given Up by Linkin Park

            Jack K.


              2014 races

              Santa Anita Derby Day 5k - 5 Apr  

              Mountains to Beach Marathon - 25 May

              Brilliant


                Not sure if these are "lesser known," but they are 30 years old so maybe off the radar for some:

                 

                Blondie: One Way or Another

                A-ha: Take on Me

                Van Halen: anything except the slower ballads

                  Not sure if these are "lesser known," but they are 30 years old so maybe off the radar for some:

                   

                  Blondie: One Way or Another

                  A-ha: Take on Me

                  Van Halen: anything except the slower ballads

                   

                  Just had time to check the last reply here at the moment, but "Take on Me" by Aha has been in my top-5 all time.  Positive song.

                   

                  Another song same era I put right next to it:  "Ain't nuthin gonna Break My Stride" by Matt Wilder.

                   

                  Now the Video for this?  A "Solid Gold" video, certainly indicative of the times and ridiculous on every level !  But....  Just close yer eyes and listen to the song instead, :-)

                   

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28KobNbbI2s

                  The Plan (big parts)→  /// April:  Hampton, VA 24 Hour Run for Cancer  ///   May:  3 Days at the Fair (12 Hour)  ///  Nov:  New York Marathon (Staying at the Waldorf Astoria, its a "Bucket List" thing.  Can someone loan me some Zamunda money to help pay for it?)   ∞


                  Ostrich runner

                    Here's one that gets me going that I suspect nobody will like.

                     

                    As the Wolves Gather by Forgotten Woods.

                    http://www.runningahead.com/groups/Indy/forum

                    Brilliant


                       

                      Just had time to check the last reply here at the moment, but "Take on Me" by Aha has been in my top-5 all time.  Positive song.

                       

                      Another song same era I put right next to it:  "Ain't nuthin gonna Break My Stride" by Matt Wilder.

                       

                      Now the Video for this?  A "Solid Gold" video, certainly indicative of the times and ridiculous on every level !  But....  Just close yer eyes and listen to the song instead, :-)

                       

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28KobNbbI2s

                      I love it!  (the video).  We used to watch that show when I was a kid - my sister's goal in life for a while was to be a "solid gold dancer".


                      Not dead. Yet.

                        If you can hang with some punk...

                         

                        Social Distortion - Reach for the Sky

                        How can we know our limits if we don't test them?

                        half-fast


                          English-language Mariachi anyone? Smile

                           

                          Mariachi El Bronx - My Brother the Gun

                           

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHLgLk5x28g


                          Smashy!!!

                            The Naked and Famous, "Girls Like You": http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VHC8vuBU9rg

                            PRs: 21:35 (5K); 1:46:46 (HM); 4:30:46 (FM)

                              I bought my nephew an elephant for his room. He said, "Thanks". I said, "Don't mention it".


                              on my way to badass

                                I'm going to date myself.

                                 

                                Le Freak- Chic

                                Tusk- Fleetwood Mac

                                Still waiting for the perfect race picture. 5K PR-35:38 First 10K 4/26/2014 First HM 9/21/2014