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

    My playlist for a good interval workout.  I use the mellow Pink Floyd for the warm-up, easy, and cool-down.  The fast run portions of the workout are the poppy Beatles songs.


    One of These Days - Pink Floyd

    Maggie Mae - The Beatles

    Dogs - Pink Floyd

    Dig It - The Beatles

    Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd


    It a good 1 hour workout. 19 minutes off, 1 minute on, 19 minutes off...

    In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion




    Interval Junkie --Nobby

      I don't listen to tunes on runs anymore except when on the dreadmill; even then it's rare.  But when I do I tend to cycle through whole albums rather than singles:


      deadmau5: Random Album Title

      GirlTalk: Feed the Animals

      Daft Punk: Alive 2007

      Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (don't judge me -- it's actually an incredible album)

      M.I.A.: Kala

      Explosions in the Sky: Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (for when I'm trying very hard to keep an 'easy' pace)

      This American Life: whatever is in this week's podcast

      2016 Goals: Lose the 10lbs I gained for not having goals

        Daft Punk: Alive 2007

        Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (don't judge me -- it's actually an incredible album)


        +1 on this Kanye.  but for me its mood is a bit more "drink alone" than "let's do another 5k".  still, its easily my favorite albums of the last few years.


        the daft punk Alive is also issue getting up and out, just need to get through the warmup without breaking into a full on "running man".


        I'm also a soul coughing fan. my fav upbeat song of theirs is the DnB remix of Rollin'...truly outstanding.  seen them and or Doughty solo numerous time live, always a great time.


        I dont usually run with music, but when I do I prefer dos equis more uptempo rock....permanent shuffle includes a lot of rock/punk from recent years gone by such as Hot Water Music, Lagwagon, Bouncing Souls, NUFAN, A3 etc.  Mixed in with some modern hip hop (Cool Kids, Doomtree, Common, Mos Def) and upbeat indie rock (RVIVR, Mixtapes, Off With Their Heads etc).

          Hey! That's my own personal "theme" song...(my last name is pronounced "bawn"). Pretty obscure there, didn't think anyone else even owned a soul coughing album.


          I was about to say something similar to this when I saw Tief post this.  I mean, my last name isn't pronounced like that, but it's the first time I've seen anyone else know who they are!

          "When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem." 
          Emil Zatopek


          I run. Therefore I am.

            Strangers When We Meet , Thursday's Child both David Bowie.

            Jezebel and Because The Night, Both Natalie Merchant.

            Sky Blue, Red Rain, Games Without Frontiers, and Solsbury Hill all Peter Gabriel

            Don't Give Up´╗┐ Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

            Wuthering Heights, and The Man With A Child In His Eyes by Kate Bush

            Cyprus Avenue, Madam George, Listen To The Lion and St. Dominic's Preview all Van "The Man" Morrison

            Mad World and I Believe Tears For Fears

            Adagio For Strings Samuel barber

            Blinded By The Light Manfred Mann's Earth Band

            The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovic

            One and Enter Sandman by Metallica

            Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, by Green Day

            BlackBird, and Elanor Rigby, John, Paul, George and Richie Starkey

            Imagine and Watching The Wheels, The Plastic Ono Band

            Human Wheels, John Cougar MellonHead

            Calypso, Poems Prayers and Promises, Rhymes and Reasons, Rocky Mountain High, by Henry John Duechendorf


            I have about 100 others than I have on my player and run through over and over...and have for years...though I listen to music maybe once every three runs.  I enjoy listening to the MeadowLarks, and Finches and Chickadees and Magpies, Sparrows, and Jays and Hawks and Owls (night time runs) as much if not more so.

            You don't need shoes to run anymore than you need a hat to think.

            Princess Cancer Pants

              Lately every time the Love Grenades "Young Lovers" - Sam Sparro REMIX pops up on my iPod I have to repeat it.  It makes me run faster.  The first time I ever heard it was on this freeriding video...

              '17 Goals:

              • Chemo

              • Chemo-Radiation

              • Surgery

              • Return to kicking my own ass by 2018


              She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.

              ~ Unknown


                Ali in the Jungle - The hours

                Don't care anymore - Phil Collins

                Alive - P.O.D.

                Welcome to Atlanta (coast to coast remix) - P Diddy & Snoop Dogg

                Techno syndrome - The Immortals

                Run Away - Real McCoy

                Push it to the Limit - Corbin Bleu

                Now or Never - High School Musical Cast

                Juke Box Hero - Foreigner (warm up/ cool down)

                Mr. Roboto - Styx

                Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger

                Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag

                Beethoven: Bagatelle in D (hill repeats)

                Paradisi: Sonata in A, Toccata ( hill repeats or pick-ups)

                Bach:Fugue WTC Bk. 1 No. 2

                Show Me What You Got - Jay-Z

                Sexy Chic - David Guetta

                The Power - Snap!

                Nite-Runner - Duran Duran

                Life Jacket - Simon Says

                It's a Fight - Three 6 Mafia 


                Honestly I could go on & on!!!


                  10 tracks & 43 mins or so from my decrepit, yet faithful, mmpeh3 player :


                  Shut Eye - Stealing Sheep

                  Kpon Fi La - El Rigo

                  Hands of Time - Groove Armada

                  You're The One That I Want - Angus & Julius Stone

                  Whole Wide World - Wreckless Eric 

                  Around the World - Daft Punk

                  Barbara Streisand - XXXX

                  I'm Not Alone - Calvin Harris

                  Beautiful - Snoop et al

                  Billie Holiday - Warpaint


                  is anyone privy to a kosher sound-file from the latest Thinkbox ad featuring Harvey and Rabbit? if so, i don't think i need these little fingers/toes of mine, they're yours in a barter'esque transaction!

                  My leg won't stop mooing.


                  i think i've got a calf injury.

                    "I want you to pray as if everything depends on it, but I want you to prepare yourself as if everything depends on you."

                    -- Dick LeBeau

                    Roadrunner's Apprentice

                      Some favorites of mine in no particular order:

                      * American Idiot - Green Day

                      * Poprocks and Coke - Green Day

                      * Times Like These - Foo Fighters

                      * Gardening at Night - REM

                      * Dreams - The Cranberries

                      * Story in Your Eyes - Moody Blues

                      * Banditos - Refreshments

                      2014 Goals:

                      - sub-26 5K : sub-56 10K : 1st half marathon

                      - Tell my excuses to shut up and lace up...

                      Tomorrow will be worse

                        Yoshida brothers are also personal favorite - "kodo" is stellar, especially the "inside the sun" remix


                        Also gangsters paradise is a sweet song, if a bit old school


                          Are any of you using Spotify? If so, are you mostly using it for discovering new music? I just downloaded it this week and am exploring. So far, it seems good (or at least better than iTunes "Genius") for discovering new music and playlists. Anything else I should be using it for?


                          Other current favorite running songs:


                          All the Right Moves - OneRepublic

                          Empire State of Mind - JayZ/Alicia Keys

                          Intergalactic - Beastie Boys

                          Bring Em Out - T.I.

                          Ana Ng - They Might Be Giants

                          “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.

                          Break on through

                            1.  Light of Day, Day of Darkness - Green Carnation


                            That's it.  One song, good for an hour on the treadmill!

                            "Not to touch the Earth, not to see the Sun, nothing left to do but run, run, run..."

                              Empire State of Mind - JayZ/Alicia Keys


                              I don't listen to music when running, but I love this one...without JayZ...and the performance from Saturday Night Live.

                              There was a point in my life when I ran. Now, I just run.


                              We are always running for the thrill of it

                              Always pushing up the hill, searching for the thrill of it


                                I don't listen to music when running, but I love this one...without JayZ...and the performance from Saturday Night Live.


                                I'm not a JayZ fan, either, but I make an exception for this song. 

                                “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.