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merylp Pro 116 posts since
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Mar 17, 2010 11:43 AM

Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

Hello All-

I'm always looking for more music to load on my iPod for my runs.  I'm open to anything as long as it's high energy and makes me want to move!!  So, I throw the question out to all of you... What are some of your favorite songs to run to???


My current top 3 are:

If You're Wondering if I Want You To - Weezer

Alive Again - Chicago

Good Morning Aztlan - Los Lobos

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

C25K Graduate 7/18/2009

  • Stombs Expert 50 posts since
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    1. Mar 17, 2010 8:21 PM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    I really like a lot of hip-hop/r&B that has a beat or techno music, even music that means something to me.


    Some great ones I like:


    Halfway Gone- Lifehouse (great beat)

    Carry Out -Timbaland

    In My Head- Jason Durelo

    "When you cross the finish line, no matter how slow, no matter how fast it'll change your life forever"

    - Dick Beardlsey "Spirit of the Marathon"

  • Active_Medic Amateur 10 posts since
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    2. Apr 17, 2010 10:35 AM (in response to merylp)
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    Anything O.A.R.!

  • raytodd Expert 44 posts since
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    3. Apr 22, 2010 7:47 AM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    I usually play upbeat tunes to stay in the mood


    My top 3 right now would be:


    K'naan - Wavin' Flag

    JerryC - Canon Rock

    Uncle Kracker - Smile

  • moviechic3 Pro 96 posts since
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    4. May 20, 2010 6:32 PM (in response to raytodd)
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    My mp3 player currently holds about 90% music from the 80s and that is what I run to (My Blog)

    Upcoming Races :

    11/03/12 Race the Bar 15K Winston-Salem, NC

    Completed Races :

    05/26/12 Run The Haw 10K Graham, NC 1:20:03

    04/28/12 Owl's Roost 3.5M Greensboro, NC 46:26

    03/24/12 Race the Bar 5K Winston-Salem, NC 42:52

    09/15/12 Dublin Half Marathon Dublin, Ireland 3:20:24

    10/20/12 Hit the Brixx 10K Greensboro, NC 1:22:05

  • straycatstrut Rookie 3 posts since
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    5. May 27, 2010 8:43 PM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    I usually get stuck on artists. Currently I'm going through Vienna Teng's stuff. I would definitely recommend her tracks, even though some of them may be slower than you're used to (I just run cut time to these).


    I particularly enjoy "No Gringo," "Feather Moon," "Grandmother Song," and "Unwritten Letter #1" (it's is probably her most upbeat). Pretty interesting stuff.

  • Becker69 Amateur 13 posts since
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    6. May 30, 2010 12:57 AM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    Maybe I'm the outcast on this one, but I have a 'WorkOut_Running' playlist that has some select songs from;


    Metallica, Pantera, Pennywise, Green Day, Goldfinger, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Bad Religion, Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine, Ministry, System of a Down, Fugazi, and Drowning Pool.


    But lately my favorite to run to has been;


    Metallica - Death Magnetic


    I like them specifically because they are FAST, agressive, and hard.  And many of the songs are long (>4:30 minutes) and they help the running go by faster.


    Oh and I also have a Christian Rock playlist but I only lift to that one.

  • Gary Blake Pro 82 posts since
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    7. Jun 11, 2010 6:00 PM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    Hi Meryl,


    Have a look at my run2rhythm website at


    There you will find musc that has been expecially composed for runners and with beats per minute that will match your running stride.


    This is also a good pages to look at.





    Good luck


    Gary Blake

    Founder run2rhythm

  • LeSamourai Amateur 12 posts since
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    8. Jun 16, 2010 1:21 PM (in response to merylp)
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    Running to music is the best. It doesn't make you any faster, but it somehow makes you run more, I don't know, purposefully. Nothing better that locking into a beat, and wheeeeee! For me, it is punk rock, the music of my misspent youth. Ramones, Husker Du, Agent Orange, Bad Brains, eighties hardcore stuff. More mainstream stuff I enjoy, though: Hives, Foo Fighters ("Monkey Wrench" has a perfect kick-butt tempo), Ramones--oh, I mentioned them already... For long runs, though, that punk stuff will kill ya. Go with Pink Floyd, Mogwai, Joy Division, JS Bach.

  • Gottherunnindone Amateur 36 posts since
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    9. Jun 16, 2010 3:26 PM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    My latest downloads from iTunes...Carryout by Timbaland, Nothin on You by b.o.b, Airplanes by b.o.b., Billionaire by Travie McCoy, American Girl by Tom Petty, This Afternoon by Nickleback, OMG by Usher.

    Freihofer's Run For Women 5k-6/05/10- 36:53

    Altamont 5k- 8/28/10- 35:14

    Race for the Cure 5k- 10/02/10- 33:21

    "When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."  Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • pantherchild Amateur 9 posts since
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    10. Jul 6, 2010 5:19 AM (in response to merylp)
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    I like to run to angry, loud, industrial or old punk music!

    So, my playlist has Thrill Kill Kult, Skinny Puppy, Velvet Acid Christ, Combichrist, Ministry (Danzig days), Iggy, Front Line Assembly, Sister Machine Gun, some Sisters of Mercy, a little Metalica, and whatever else Pandora throws at me for the day.


    My favorite songs are...


    TKK - Daisy Chain 4 Satan

    Skinny Puppy - Assimilate

    Combichrist - Get your Body Beat

  • BOSNPM We're Not Worthy 2,482 posts since
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    11. Jul 6, 2010 5:43 AM (in response to pantherchild)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    For me alot depends on the distance of the race:

    5K's I want high energy stuff:  STP  Vasoline any thing fast tempo.

    Marathon:  Alot depends on the point of the race hereare some I like: Alice in Chains Don't follow, Shinedown second Chance, Suganland baby girl and always lot of tempations and tops.

  • MissDuPriest Rookie 2 posts since
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    12. Jul 6, 2010 5:51 AM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    Anything that has a good beat and keeps me motivated I have 74 songs on my list currently so that I don't hear the same thing every time I run. I listen to just about anything so my list is really varied, but here are a few I have:


    The Who - Baba O'Riley

    Michael Jackson - Beat It

    Journey - Don't Stop Believing

    The Pointer Sisters - I'm So Excited

    Flo Rida - Low

    Beyonce - Naughty Girl

    Josh Gracin - Nothing to Lose

    O.A.R. - That Was A Crazy Game of Poker

    Britney Spears - Toxic

    Van Halen - Why Can't This Be Love

  • Jennifer34255 Rookie 1 posts since
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    13. Jul 6, 2010 8:51 AM (in response to merylp)
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    Here's my latest play list, copied straight from iTunes....kind of a mess...


    Back Against the Wall    3:48    Cage the Elephant    Cage the Elephant    Alternative       
    Rock That Body    4:29    Black Eyed Peas    The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)    Pop       
    Ridin' Solo    3:36    Jason Derülo    Jason Derülo    Pop       
    Somebody to Love    3:41    Justin Bieber    My World 2.0 (Bonus Track Version)    Pop       
    How Low    3:28    Ludacris    How Low - Single    Hip-Hop/Rap       
    Hollywood    4:25    Madonna    American Life    Pop       
    Hung Up    5:38    Madonna    Confessions On a Dance Floor    Pop       
    One Day    3:28    Matisyahu    Light (Deluxe Version)    Reggae       
    Dynamite    3:24    Taio Cruz    Rokstarr (Bonus Track Version)    Pop       
    Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars)    3:31    Travie McCoy    Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars) - Single    Pop       
    Jump    3:47    Madonna    Confessions On A Dance Floor    Pop       
    Just Breathe    3:35    Pearl Jam    Backspacer    Rock       
    OMG (feat.    4:29    Usher    Raymond v Raymond    R&B/Soul       
    Cooler Than Me (Single Mix)    3:35    Mike Posner    Cooler Than Me - Single    Pop       
    Gettin' Over You (feat. Fergie & LMFAO)    3:08    David Guetta & Chris Willis    One Love (Deluxe Edition) [New Version]    Dance       
    Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo)    3:16    B.o.B    B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray (Deluxe)    Hip Hop/Rap       
    (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To    3:29    Weezer    Raditude (Bonus Track Version)    Alternative        1
    The Cure - Friday I'm In Love    3:38                   
    Shake It    3:00    Metro Station    Metro Station    Rock        1
    Alejandro    4:34    Lady GaGa    The Fame Monster (Deluxe Version)    Pop       
    Under The Gun    2:34    The Killers    Sawdust (US Version)    Alternative & Punk        2
    Hot N Cold    3:40    Katy Perry    One of the Boys    Pop        2
    Wavin'  Flag    3:41    K'naan    Troubadour    Hip-Hop/Rap        4
    Big Casino    3:42    Jimmy Eat World    Chase This Light    Alternative        3
    Futures    4:00    Jimmy Eat World    Futures    Alternative        2
    Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)    4:37    Jay-Z    The Blueprint 3 (Deluxe Version)    Hip-Hop/Rap        5
    Shim Sham    2:57    Imperial Teen    The Hair the TV the Baby and the Band    Alternative & Punk        2
    When I Come Around    2:58    Green Day    International Superhits    Alternative & Punk       
    Forgot About Dre (feat Eminem)    3:42    Dr. Dre    2001           
    Up In Here    4:29    DMX    And Then There Was X    Rap        2
    Wrong    3:14    Depeche Mode    Sounds of the Universe    Alternative        2
    The Clash - Come On Eileen 1    4:06    The Clash               
    Womanizer    3:46    Britney Spears    Womanizer - Single    Pop        7
    All The Small Things    2:48    Blink-182    Enema of the State    Alternative & Punk        1
    One Tribe    4:41    Black Eyed Peas    The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)    Pop        4

  • LipstickLady Amateur 17 posts since
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    14. Jul 6, 2010 1:27 PM (in response to merylp)
    Re: Your Fav Music 2 Run 2?

    I have found over time that downloading mixes from iTunes or whereveer is soooo time consuming.

    I discovered fantatsic running music at which is a website called run2rhythm.

    The music is great to run to because its beat is designed to match your steps - and it does.

    Also it is qucik and easy to download.

    It's the best.




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