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  • merylp Pro 116 posts since
    May 18, 2009
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    30. Mar 17, 2010 8:17 PM (in response to TriRunnerSyke)
    Re: Running Music Playlists



    This is my current fav running playlist:


    Everybody Went Low 3:20 John Hiatt The Tiki Bar is Open

    Alive Again 4:07 Chicago Chicago Greatest Hits

    Good Morning Aztlan 4:07 Los Lobos Good Morning Aztlan

    (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To 3:29 Weezer Raditude

    Mr. Brightside 3:43 The Killers Hot Fuss

    Day By Day 3:27 The Hooters Nervous Night

    What's So Funny 'Bo 3:31 Elvis Costello

    Waiting For Somebody 3:28 Paul Westerberg Singles Soundtrack

    Bruce Springsteen - Seven Nights to Rock (Live 2003) 5:25 Bruce Springsteen live

    Meryl I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown

    C25K Graduate 7/18/2009

  • Jaradel Pro 86 posts since
    Mar 24, 2010
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    31. Apr 5, 2010 2:00 PM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    I'm doing C25K, and having a background in audio editing, I create my own custom music-cue tracks for my (not-iPod) MP3 player. I've been selecting songs from these bands:



    Death Cab for Cutie




    Franz Ferdinand

    Kaiser Chiefs


    Snow Patrol

    The Proclaimers

    The Fratellis

    Turin Brakes

    C25K 3/23/10 - 5/20/10

    Completed Races:

    Broad Run 5K Trail Race - 4/24/10 - 48:16

    March on Melanoma 5K - 5/8/10 - 46:49

    Race to Victory 5K - 5/22/10 - 44:03

    Upcoming Races:

    Heritage 5K - 10/3/10


    "He saves worlds, rescues civilizations, defeats terrible creatures and runs a lot. Seriously, there's an outrageous amount of running involved." - Donna Noble, "Doctor Who"


  • Dan Peter Amateur 12 posts since
    Jul 7, 2009
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    32. Apr 10, 2010 9:01 AM (in response to TriRunnerSyke)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    I love trance. I run to it. It's amazing.


    Jody Den Broeder remixes of pop songs

    MSTRKRFT remixes of pop songs


    and the trance around the world podcast #tatw twitter tag. Its 2 hours of straight trance every week. Its amazing. I LOVE IT. check it out.

  • boldpacemusic Rookie 4 posts since
    Aug 1, 2009
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    33. May 13, 2010 5:17 PM (in response to Dan Peter)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    Great stuff here!   My wife runs a lot of marathons and I try to help by matching music to her pace w/ bpms.   I also try to find songs that are inspirational, about running, or at least are fun w/ great beat (no "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Loser", "Blister in the Sun", etc.)  I now have over 25 hours of music that’s focused on indie/alternative/classic rock, and power-pop but w/ several R&B, Hip Hop, even country-rock mixed in.  A sample of some favorites are below (w/ bpm)…


    Check it out more at


    Fire it up – Modest Mouse (172): Time to “Fire it up”…’nuf said.

    Girl U Want - Devo (173):  “Look at you with your mouth watering, look at you with your mind spinnin’”…face paced fun w/ Devo.

    Friend or Foe – Adam & the Ants (184): Always good for a fun, up-tempo song, Adam Ant stands and delivers with “I want those who get to know me, to become admirers or my enemies”. Take a look around and size up the competition…”Friend or Foe”!

    Strict Time – Elvis Costello (184): Listen to the King: “Toughen up, toughen up…Keep your lip buttoned up…Strict time”

    Beautiful Day – U2 (136): Great start to a marathon…even if it’s raining, gotta believe it’s “a beautiful day…don’t let it get away”

    The Way We Get By – Spoon (152): This Austin, TX band is one of my favorites for running music. This song was featured on the OC. “We go out in stormy weather…and that’s the way we get by”…just in case we have to offset “Beautiful Day”, you’re prepared either way.

    This Year – The Mountain Goats (140): Can easily substitute “marathon” for “year” in the chorus “I am going to make it thru this marathon if it kills me”.

    If Looks Could Kill – Camera Obscura (158): While “camera obscura” is Latin for “dark room”, the band is usually very sunny with lyrics that are always catchy, upbeat and very clever. This one just seems to be made for a good run w/ “you got to go” and “maybe I can make it better”.

    Joker and the Thief – Wolfmother (158): Wolfmother sounds like a combination of The Scorpions and Rush and just an enjoyable power song w/ lyrics like “he makes his way across the land” and the chorus of “we are not going home”…rock on!

    Salute Your Solution – Raconteurs (165): It doesn’t matter if Jack White is with The White Strips, the Raconteurs, or the Dead Weather, he always delivers. Just keep running and picture Jack mocking the other runners with “I got what I got all despite you, and I get what I get just to spite you” and encouraging you to “Salute your Solution”.

    Daylight – Matt & Kim (166): A fun, up-tempo song w/ mindful running safety lyrics mixed in…”slip and slide on subway grates…these shoes are poor mans ice skates” and “i miss yellow lines in my roads”

    Wolf Like Me – TV on the Radio (177): “My mind has changed, my body’s frame but god I like it…my hearts aflame, my body’s strained but god I like it”

    Break on Through - Doors (185):  A classic running song with nice, fast pace down the home stretch reminding you to push your limits and “Break on Through to the Other Side”.

    Ballroom Blitz – Sweet (194):  Just the start of this song will keep you going…”Alright fellas (or substitute ladies) – Let’s Go!”

    Happy Hour – Housemartins (185): Gotta end w/ a fun song and what could be more appropriate, it’s “Happy Hour”…you definitely deserve it!

  • drewbad4u Rookie 1 posts since
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    34. May 16, 2010 10:21 AM (in response to Dan Peter)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    Amen to what Dan Peter said. TATW podcast by Above and Beyond. "Uplifting Trance" for a continuous two hours with a new episode each week. No playlist burnout. Because Welcome to the Jungle and Eye of the Tiger can only get you through tough runs so many times.

  • addiejoy Rookie 4 posts since
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    35. Jun 15, 2010 7:48 PM (in response to TriRunnerSyke)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    I always put it on shuffle so that it keeps things exciting.


    Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

    Dr. Yang - Ben Folds

    Single Ladies - Beyonce

    Poker Face - Lady Gaga

    Unbreakable - Michael Jackson

    Little Secrets - Passion Pit

    Love Addict - Family Force 5

    Paparazzi - Lady Gaga

    Invincible - Michael Jackson

    This Too Shall Pass - Ok Go

    D-I-E-4-Y-O-U - Family Force 5

    Telephone - Lady Gaga (yes, you are noticing a pattern)

    Scream - Michael Jackson

    I Believe In a Thing Called Love - The Darkness

    (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer

    Hello Hurricane - Switchfoot

    Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

    15 Step - Radiohead (from one of my all-time favorite albums, In Rainbows)

    Beat It - Michael Jackson


    I obviously have an affinity for pop music.  I didn't realize that until I made my running playlist on my iPhone.  Arg.

  • JohnTheLawyer Amateur 21 posts since
    Jul 26, 2010
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    36. Aug 4, 2010 1:29 PM (in response to TriRunnerSyke)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    Theme from Rocky (best running song ever)

    Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

    Indestructible - Disturbed

    Ten Thousand Fists - Disturbed

    Only the Young - Journey

    Guerrilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine

    Black Betty - Ram Jam

    Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd

    The Enemy - Godsmack


    A rather high % of the songs I listen to drop the f-bomb.  LOL  I like to get a good pump from the music and do better when I "run angry".  It is me vs. everything and anything.

    Eyes On AIDS 5k, October 2, 2010 --- 29:26

  • AnneNonymous Amateur 15 posts since
    Aug 2, 2010
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    37. Aug 5, 2010 4:55 AM (in response to TriRunnerSyke)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    Lots of good ideas in this thread!

    My personal taste is for post rock and similar stuff, so lots of Mogwai, Mono, God is an Astronaut, té, 65daysofstatic etc. Works for me

  • everjewel Amateur 37 posts since
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    38. Sep 19, 2010 3:13 PM (in response to AnneNonymous)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    I'm a new runner, and after several weeks of running with the iPod on shuffle, I decided it was time to put together a playlist of songs that work for me.


    Woke Up This Morning (the Sopranos theme)-- Alabama 3

    Come Along with Me-- Tityo

    Rock & Roll-- Eric Hutchinson

    Momentum-- Aimee Mann

    She's on Fire-- Train

    All These Things That I Have Done-- the Killers

    Jigsaw Falling into Place-- Radiohead

    Frontline-- Pillar

    Ain't No Rest for the Wicked-- Cage the Elephant

    Hungry Like the Wolf-- Duran Duran

    Can't Stop Now-- Keane

    Going the Distance-- Cake

    It's Amazing-- Jem


    @ JohntheLawyer: Run Like Hell-- Pink Floyd. Brilliant! Think I'll have to add that to mine!

  • KennyP_USMC Amateur 10 posts since
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    39. Oct 14, 2010 8:23 PM (in response to TriRunnerSyke)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    I love all kinds of music, more-so Country, but when I run I need something loud, hard and fast.  This is a "few" songs on my iPod classic under my "Running Mix" and I set it to shuffle.  Worded well for me on the Marine Corps Half Marathon last month and Beirut Memorial 10K last week.  And I am always looking to add more music!!  I think if I didn't have any music those runs would really helps my mind go blank and just run.


    AC-DC - Thunderstruck

    Atreyu - Doomsday, Honor, Falling Down & Blow

    Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare, Lost & Bat Country

    Burn Halo - Dirty Little Girl

    Crossfade - No Giving Up

    Disturbed - The Game, Conflict, Ten Thousand Fists, Rise, Liberate & Indestructable

    Dope - I'm Back, Revolution, Addiction, Violence & Die MF Die

    Five Finger Death Punch - Hard To See, No One Gets Left Behind, Walk Away, War Is Forever, Ashes & Never Enough

    Hinder - Use Me

    Korn - Word Up!, Here To Stay & Got The Life

    Lacuna Coil - Swamped

    Metallica - Blackened, Harvester Of Sorrow, It's Electric, Sabbra Cadabra, Astronomy, Whiskey In The Jar, Last Caress, Cyanide, Breadfan, 2x4 & King Nothing

    Nickelback - Something In Your Mouth, Burn It To The Ground, Next Go Around & S.E.X

    Papa Roach - Kick In The Teeth

    Seether - No Jesus Christ

    Shinedown - Devour

    Staind - Mudshovel, For You & Falling

    Three Days Grace - Roit, Pain, Animal I Have Become, Just Like You & The Good Life

    Volbeat - Hallelujah Goat, Still Counting, & Mary Anns Place

    Static X - Wisconsin Death Trip, Dirthouse, Otsegolation & Push It



    Hope this lil playlist helps those looking.


    Semper Fi!

    Semper Fi!



    Completed Races:

    Marine Corps Physical Training - For the last 15 years all over the globe.  "In Every Climb and Place"

    Marine Corps Half Marathon - Camp LeJeune, NC - 9/25/10 - 2:18:50

    Beirut Memorial 10k - Camp Johnson, NC - 10/9/10 - 53:57

    Oktoberfest 5k - Jacksonville, NC - 10/23/10 - 22:59

    Midnight Run for Ovarian Cancer 5k - Wilmington, NC - 10/29/10 - 23:00

    Upcoming Races:

    Swansboro Rotary Tideland News Great Mullet Run - Swansboro, NC - 11/13/10

    Marine Corps Half Marathon - Fredericksburg, VA - 5/??/11

    Marine Corps Marathon - Washington DC - 10/??/11  (decided I am gonna do this come hell or high water...that is if I am not deployed!!)

  • RachelValentine Rookie 5 posts since
    Mar 26, 2010
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    40. Oct 19, 2010 12:03 AM (in response to TriRunnerSyke)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    Right now, my playlist looks a little like:


    The Distance: Cake

    Never There: Cake

    Tripping Billies: Dave Matthews Band

    End of the World: Dave Matthews Band

    I Did It: Dave Matthews Band

    Alive With The Glory of Love: Say Anthing

    Photobooth: Death Cab for Cutie

    Cath...: Death Cab For Cutie

    We Looked Like Giants: Death Cab for Cutie

    Dirt Off Your Shoulder: Jay-Z

    Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z

    Blah, Blah, Blah: Ke$ha

    Single Ladies: Beyonce

    Hoppipola: Sigur Ros

    Yellow Submarine: The Beatles

    Come Together: The Beatles

    Satelite: Guster

    Great DJ: The Ting Tings

    Shake It Out: Tilly in the Wall

    Poison & Wine: The Civil Wars

    They Bring Me To You: Joshua Radin

    Winter: Joshua Radin

    Take Me To The Riot: Stars

    The First Five Times: Stars

    Elevator Love Letter: Stars

    You Talk Too Much: The Strokes

    You, Me, The Bourgousie: The Submarines

    Pumpkin Soup: Kate Nash

    Paper Planes: M.I.A.


    ... and I could go on and on.  I try to have a  lot of different music on my play list.  I feel as if it keeps me motivated. 

  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
    Sep 19, 2010
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    41. Oct 21, 2010 3:18 AM (in response to RachelValentine)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    I'm in the W8/W9 of C25K so my playlist is calculated for a +- 5K including warm up and cooldown.


    boston: more than a feeling (warm up)

    jermaine jackson&pia zadora: when the rain begins to fall

    the beach boys: good vibrations

    elvis presley: jailhouse rock

    chuck berry: let's twist again

    ray charles: hit the road jack

    the weathergirls: it's raining men

    fleetwood mac: go your own way

    the beach boys: i get around

    the clash: london's calling

    jan&dean: dead man's curve

    boney m: by the rivers of babylon (cooldown)


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

  • jillgun Rookie 6 posts since
    Nov 8, 2010
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    42. Nov 9, 2010 5:11 PM (in response to TriRunnerSyke)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    Lots of Blackeye Peas

    Jay Z


    Kanye West

  • jennb1976 Rookie 1 posts since
    Dec 3, 2010
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    43. Dec 3, 2010 8:15 AM (in response to jillgun)
    Re: Running Music Playlists

    Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas!!!  I am running in my second 5k tomorrow morning with my kids!!!


    aka Coach Red

    34, mom of 2, Running newbie!

    Warrior Dash here I come!

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