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
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"
My mp3 player currently holds about 90% music from the 80s and that is what I run to
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
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.
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.
Have a look at my run2rhythm website at www.run2r.com.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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. will.i.am) 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
I have found over time that downloading mixes from iTunes or whereveer is soooo time consuming.
I discovered fantatsic running music at www.run2r.com 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.