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LOVING THE IDEAS HERE FOR NEW MUSIC!
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
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
C25K 3/23/10 - 5/20/10
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
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"
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.
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 http://www.remanents.com/blog/bold-pace-music/
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
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 suck...it 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.
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
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!!)
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
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.
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.
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!