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Originally posted by fireonthemountain:
Grateful Dead's "Fire on the Mountain," of course: "Long distance runner, what's you standing there for? Get on, get up, get out of the door"
I run too some Grateful Dead. "Box of Rain" has been a staple running song for a while. Lately "Cumberland Blues" has been added.
Right this second, Funky Town done by Pseudo Echo. Gotta love that 80s synth pop. I have enjoyed running to Linkin Park and the like. However, I've only run with music a few times in the past ten years.
"City of New Orleans" - Because I visualize a steam locomotive with black smoke pouring from the stack as I start up a long hill, because I feel like my mission is to wake up all the dogs in the neighborhoods I run through in the pre-dawn hours, and because I often feel like I'll be ".. gone 500 miles when the day is done." My favorite recording is a "grassed up" version by Randy Scruggs and John Prine - priceless!
I also like "Wanted Man" by Johnny Cash
Originally posted by novarobin:
My sister is the biggest Pearl Jam fan ever. Her two kids, age 2 and 4, are huge fans. They love the new cd, but she can't play World Wide Suicide around them cause it makes them go crazy, running around and jumping on things. I guess if it does that to them, it would be a good running song.
That's awesome!!! (I'm a big PJ fan, too)
This is my go to playlist.....
Ode To Joy - Philharmonia Chorus (especially when running in early am when the sun is coming up)
Rock N Roll Band- Boston
Don't Cha - P*ssy Cat Dolls
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Why Can't I Be You? - The Cure
Stranger in My House- Tamia
Young Americans - David Bowie
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (the 8 minute version)Encore/Curtains Down - Eminem
1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky
Now That We Found Love- Heavy D & the Boys
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Baby, I'm A Star - Prince
Ridin' in My Car - NRBQ
Crazy in Love- Beyonce
Bright Side of the Street - Van Morrison
Trip Like I Do - The Crystal Method
These Words (I Love You) - Natasha Bedingfield
Holding Out For a Hero - Jennifer Saunders (from Shrek2 soundtrack)
Keep it Coming Love - KC & the Sunshine Band
Where the Streets Have No Name (Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You) -Pet Shop Boys
Kodachrome - Paul Simon
I Heard A Rumor - Bananarama
Take Me Out- Franz Ferdinand
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
...and of course for the cool down...
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole)
Originally posted by reagiesmom:
I like songs with high BPM as well.... I dont know the BPM of the following but they all keep me running fast....
The Distance- Cake, and anything else by Cake, actually
American Idiot- Green Day
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Talk Dirty to me- Poison
Me and Julio....- Paul Simon
Only the Good Die Young- Billy Joel
Starry Eyed Surprize- Paul Oakenfold
Rascal King- Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Were not Gonna Take IT- Twisted Sister
Sympathy for the Devil- Rolling Stones
Fight for your Right to Party- Beastie Boys
Come Out and Play-
Witness, Bombtrack, Killing in the Name of- Rage Against the MAchine
Battleflag - Lo Fidelity All stars
Bawidiba- Kid Rock
I know it a real weird list.... but it gets me going....
Haha. I had a similar list on my shuffle that I used to run to awhile back.
It was something like
Rock n Roll-ACDC
We're not going to take it-Twisted Sister
Aint talking bout love-Van Halen
Sure Shot-Beastie Boys
Hit em up-Tupac
Killing in the name-RATM
Sugar-System of a Down
Starry Eyed Surprise-Oakenfeld
Here is a few from my current list
El Matador-los fabulosos
Doncha wish-Tori Alamaze
Check up on it-Beyonce
Bucky Down Gun-MIA
Magic carpet-Might Dub Katz(fatboy slim remix)
Bombs over Baghdad-Outkast
Jesus built my hotrod-Ministry
Bawidiba- Kid Rock
YES! I have won my age group in races because that song came on in my last mile. : ) Perfect turbo booster
Also good for mood or speed-
The Game-Crystal Method
Do It One Time For Me-Reverend Horton Heat
I See You Baby-Groove Armada
Jerry Was a Racecar Driver-Primus
Whatca Waiting For-Gwen Stefani
All About the Benjamins(Rock Mix with Dave Grohl)-PDiddy
I don't usually like songs with "bad" words in them, but for running they make me happy. Go figure.
"Bite to Break Skin" by Senses Fail and "Face Down" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus for the fast parts and "Remember the Name" by Fort Minor for the hill parts or the really intense ones.
Oh wow, this is a great thread!
Here is a Re: favorite running song? part of my running playlist:
****some of it is kind of weird music and definately not for the easily offended - you've been warned! =P ****
"Black Mamba" - The Academy Is...
"Dirty Little Secret" - The All-American Rejects
"Boyfriend" - Ashlee Simpson
"Pump It" - Black Eyed Peas
"Teen Heat" - The Blood Brothers
"Trash Flavored Trash" - The Blood Brothers
"Burn Piano Island" - The Blood Brothers
"Runaway" - Blood For Blood
"White Trash Anthem" - Blood For Blood
"Everytime We Touch" - Cascada
"Dirrty" - Christina Aguilera
"Fighter" - Christina Aguilera
"Kill The Poor" - Dead Kennedys
"On The Floor" - DJ Caffeine
"Till I Collapse" - Eminem
"Lose Yourself" - Eminem
"Dropkick The Punks" - The Faint
"Ya'll With The Vampire Squad" - Greeley Estates
"7 Years Bad Luck" - Glasseater
"Counting The Days" - Goldfinger
"Bandages" - Hot Hot Heat
"Lips Like Morphine" - Kill Hannah
"Break Stuff" - Limp Bizkit
"Nookie" - Limp Bizkit
"Rollin" - Limp Bizkit
"Addicted To Oi" - Lower Class Brats
"Who Writes Your Rules?" - Lower Class Brats
"Kiss Me, Kill Me" - Mest
"As His Black Heart Dies" - Mest
"1989" - Mindless Self Indulgence (really anything by them is great for running)
"Pimpz & Basketballz" - Mindless Self Indulgence
"Shut Me Up" - Mindless Self Indulgence
"Kill The Rock" - Mindless Self Indulgence
"Straight To Video" - Mindless Self Indulgence
"Not Falling" - Mudvayne
"I'm Just A Girl" - No Doubt
"Spiderwebs" - No Doubt
"The Only Difference Between Martyrdom & Suicide Is The Press Coverage" - Panic! At The Disco
"Stupid Girls" - Pink
"U & Ur Hand" - Pink
"When Worlds Collide" - Powerman5000
"Shut Up" - Simple Plan
"Thank You" - Simple Plan
"Wait & Bleed" - Slipknot
"Push It" - Static-X
"Psycho" - System Of A Down
"Shimmy" - System Of A Down
"True Romance" - Tiger Army
Yea...my musical taste is all over the place lol
I find street punk & industrial music to be the best for running, but then again, I'm only 17 and kind of...odd. >_>
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How unique and diverse we all are, lol! I can't imagine running to Hey Jude, hee hee! I'm sure some of you would be scratching your heads at my choices too.
I sometimes use Mellancamp's "Hurt so Good" as the first song because that's when it hurts most, lol.
Otherwise Green Day's "Jesus of Suburbia" kills 9:08 minutes really easily, I always smile when it ends because it went so fast.
INXS "Pretty Vegas" gets me rev'd right up.
So who sings along while they run? I'm sure I look stupid but I can't stop myself from doing it.