Favorite running songs? (Read 885 times)

    The treadmill is unbearable without music.  Give Me The Beat Boys by Bill Withers is probably my favorite running song, but most classic rock works for me.  I am another old guy that doesn't like much of the new music, although Adele is good.  Here are some other favorites that are on my running playlist:

    Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image
    Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
    Down On The Corner - CCR
    Maybellene - Chuck Berry
    Take It To The Limit - Eagles


    Fight The Future

      I recommend anything by Joe Satriani (start with OneBigRush or Surfing with the Alien). Especially if you slightly alter the tempo to match your cadence.

      Mostly harmless

        A band called The Gourds made a very funny country version of Snoop Dog's Gin and Juice.  For some odd reason I really like to run to this song. Warning, explicit lyrics. Not safe for listening at work or in front of the kids.



        "It doesn’t matter how often you do it or how much you accomplish, in general, not running is a lot easier than running." - Meb Keflezighi

          reckon this on a loop could aid rapid leg turnover.

          My leg won't stop mooing.


          i think i've got a calf injury.

            Paradise by the Dashboard light

            Pinball Wizard

            Turbo Lover


              anything by Tool

              Canadian princess

                you really can't go wrong with anything Calvin Harris related.


                I agree.

                Oh roo roooo!

                  reckon this on a loop could aid rapid leg turnover.


                  This is hilarious!  Now I'm wasting time looking at the other songs by them--"Back in Black" almost made me fall off my chair laughing!

                    And they are on Itunes. Go Hayseed Dixie!

                    Thats rad

                      Foo Fighters.


                      Which song?


                      All of them.




                      Running the bath

                        Foo Fighters.


                        Which song?


                        All of them.


                        Especially Everlong (for me, anyway Smile)


                          Everlong would have to go up there in the top all time anything songs, even though I'm tired of it after all these years.


                          My favorite running song is "Panic Prone" by Chevelle.  It has the feeling of driving on through something challenging.








                            Rocky music:  start your run with the opening fanfare and end it with Gonna Fly Now.  If you time it right, your final kick will line up with when Rocky climbs the steps and has in arms in the air triumphantly.  You can even throw in "Eye of the Tiger" in the middle of the run to help you with hills, inclement weather or what have you.


                            Warning:  be careful not to download the theme from Rocky and Bullwinkle by mistake.

                              Mandy - Barry Manilow

                              “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot

                                Totally showing my age but some of my favourites that get high rotation are...

                                Plug Tunin' - De La Soul

                                Sabotage - Beastie Boys

                                Where's Your Head At - Basement Jaxx

                                Anything by the Chemical Brothers

                                Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega & DNA

                                Move (feat. JDubs) - Concord Dawn

                                Being a slow runner means I get to check out YOUR butt...


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