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Maryalicia Legend 255 posts since
Jun 28, 2010
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Aug 26, 2010 6:01 AM

Appropriate Race songs - What's your Race Day Fun Songs? (I know subjective)

So I saw the 'Run' titled song thread, and I thought I would start this one. I have several songs on the playlist, that although they are not 'running/race' theamed, I thought them funny/and or ironic to put them on my Race Day Playlist. Here are a few I have (you'll see it trends toward pop):


Get up and Go -The Go-Go's


On my Way- Rusted Root


Rat Race- Baha Men


Perfect Day-Hoku


Around the World - ATC


Leave me Breathless-The Corrs


I Gotta Feeling - Blackeyed Peas


All I need is a Miracle -Mike & the Mechanics


Miracles Happen -Myra


Rescue-Eve 6


I'm Alright- Theme from Caddyshack


Vacation -Go-Gos


Stroller Racer Extraordinaire!

I know you don't like me racing with my stroller, but I will do my best to respect you and the race!

AKA -Jim's Virtual Racing Antagonist Assiatant!

FEAR THE STROLLER! (Just saying)

Next -

Columbia Gorge Half Marathon, Hood River, OR, October 24th, 2010

ORCC Autumn Leaves 10K Run, Champoeg Park (Newberg, OR), 30 Oct 2010

Some Turkey Trot Race (Can't decide between Zoo or Sherwood)

Hot Butterred Run 12K Run, 27 Novermber 2010


ARC in Motion 5K walk/run, Vancouver, WA (35:25 with a stroller)

Spark your Heart 5K Run, Bend, OR 4 July 2010 (31:08 with a stroller)

A Servant Festival Race 10K - Run for the Homeless, Vancouver, WA 7 August 2010 (60:11 with a stroller)

Skirtchaser 5K,  Vancouver, WA 7 August 2010 (30:01 with a stroller)

Clark County Running Club, 5K Training Run (28:00 with a stroller)

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon, Carlton, OR, 5 September 2010 (Chip Finish 02:01:10.0)

Round UP on the Bluff 5K Run and Fun Walk, University of Portland, OR 18 September 2010 (No Chip- But timers have me at 22:50)

  • donna0325 Expert 53 posts since
    Jul 12, 2010

    Since I'm into irony on my running playlist, I LOVED your songs!  I'm going to add a couple to my playlist.


    Here's a subset of what I played while running a Half the other week (also use during my long runs).


    Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones

    Before He Cheats - Carrie Underwood    (I'm going through a divorce; this one gets me pumped up)

    Bad Girlfriend - Therory of a Deadman (see above note)

    Pocket Full of Sunshine - Natasha Bedingfield

    Mercy - Duffy

    Betty Lou's Getting Out Tonight - Bob Segar  (really fast pace - I actually pick up the pace when this comes on)

    Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis

    Krypotonite - 3 Doors Down

    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

    Keep Pushin - REO Speedwagon

    Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

    I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

    Half Marathon:

    Heart & Sole, Boulder, CO - 8/22/10 - 2:09:51

    Denver Rock N Roll, Denver, CO - 10/17/10 - 2:11:01

    Platte River, Littleton, CO - 4/10/11 - 2:01:31


    Bolder Boulder, Boulder, CO - 5/30/11 - 58:00:00


    Quicker Quaker, Lafayette, CO - 1/8/11 - 26:57

  • Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
    Nov 6, 2007

    Roadrunner -- Jonathan Richman and the Modern English.


    Surfing Vol

    "Victory through attrition!"

    Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03

    The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00

  • rbird Legend 1,073 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007

    I don’t listen to music when I run, but lately to help me roll out of bed for an early morning run I like to wake up to:


    Let’s get it started in here

    And the bass keeps runnin runnin

    and runnin runnin

    and runnin runnin

    and runnin runnin

    and runnin runnin

    and runnin runnin

    and runnin runnin

    and runnin runnin . . . .

    2010 Space Coast Marathon 4:27:39

    2011 Charleston Marathon 4:25:58

    2011 Croom Fools Run 50k 6:16:51

    2011 Marine Corps Marathon 4:24:48

    2011 Jacksonville Bank Marathon 4:44:12 (4:45 Pace Leader)

    2012 Florida Keys Ragnar Relay 28:20:47 (3rd place-Mixed Ultra)

    Check it out - I'm bloggin'!

  • CodySorensen Amateur 8 posts since
    Aug 20, 2010

    I love the Caddyshack theme! Good call!

  • ThreeBeez Amateur 10 posts since
    Feb 8, 2010

    Hi, I am relatively new here and haven't posted much, so I hope it is okay to jump in.


    This is a playlist I have had for a St. Paddy's Day Race this year:

    Crazy/Gnarls Barkley

    My Humps/Black Eyed Peas

    Bad Day/Daniel Powter (Knew I'd be on a hill which I needed Slow and Steady for)

    You Sexy Thing/Hot Chocolate

    Jumpin Jack Flash/Stones

    There she Goes Again/The La's

    Your Love/The Outfield

    Baby Got Back/Sir Mix a Lot

    Sweet Child O MIne/Guns N Roses

    Wiggle It/Two in a Box (A reminder to use hips, as I tend to run stiffly)

    Live Like You Were Dying/Tim McGraw

    She's So Cold/Stones

    Brandy/Looking Glass

    Let's Get the Party Started/Pink

    Lump/Pres of the United States of America


    A lot of the songs remind me of an event or a person or time which is more energizing than the words.


    For an upcoming half (which I can't run due to injury), I was going to ask people who mean a lot to me to give me the names of two songs they find inspiring, upbeat, etc.  Then, I was going to download them so I could think of these people to get me through it.  Parents, kids, coworkers, friends...So, when I really do get to run my first half, I think I will try that.

  • vcackerman Legend 340 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007

    Pitbull/Shut It Down


    Cant tell me nothing now baby i know how to fly
    Cant nothing hold me down im gonna touch the sky


    Eminem/Lose Yourself

    Look.. if you had.. one shot, or one opportunity
    To seize everything you ever wanted.. in one moment
    Would you capture it.. or just let it slip?  Yo..


    Eminem/Not Afraid

    I’m not afraid to take a stand
    Everybody come take my hand
    We’ll walk this road together, through the storm
    Whatever weather, cold or warm
    Just let you know that, you’re not alone
    Hola if you feel that you’ve been down the same road


    5K: 27:54 (Roselle Run for the Roses, June 2011)

    4M: 37:51 (Elmhurst 4 on the 4th, July 2011)

    8K: 46:46  Chicago Shamrock Shuffle (April 2011)

    10K: 60:16 (Lisle Spring Spint Mar 2011)

    HM: 2:10:03 (Great Western HM May 2011)


    7/23/2011 Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 Miler

  • MsLilyT Expert 39 posts since
    Jul 28, 2010

    Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood

    Devil Inside - INXS

    Moving In Stereo - The Cars

    I Know You Want Me - Pitbull

    Fearless Love - Melissa Etheridge

    Rock Me Tonight - Billy Sqier


    Those are just a few of my newer ones

    "Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right." - Henry Ford

    (So, believe you CAN!!!)

    "If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no  membership card to get. You just run."  - John Bingham

    Started C25K August 2010!!

    I'm driving from VA to ME to run my first 5K with my sister on Oct 2nd

    "The Dempsey Challenge" - If you'd like to donate for the cause (cancer) please send me a private message and I'll send you my donation link

  • Imgellin Legend 623 posts since
    Jul 13, 2008

    Don't Surrender-Joan Jett & the Blackhearts


    Keep The Fire Burnin'-REO Speedwagon


    Don't Look Down-Mick Ronson


    Walking In a Hurricane-John Fogerty


    Shinkicker-Rory Gallagher

  • Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
    Nov 6, 2007

    I've read about the "fight or flight response" to scary things and wonder if it might apply to musical choices while running.


    With that in mind, I wonder if adding scary music to the run list would work?  If so, could any music be scarier than anything by Cannibal Corpse?  Something like "Unleashing the Bloodthirsty"?  (I couldn't make this stuff up.)


    The thought of fast zombies (or whatever) chasing me might push me to a PR.  Or give me a heart attack.


    If anyone has tried this, please let us know whether it works.


    Surfing Vol

    "Victory through attrition!"

    Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03

    The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00

  • raadland Amateur 16 posts since
    Aug 31, 2010

    I loved reading everyone's response here so I thought I would add my favorites.  Here is my list of training songs and as you can see I have a little variety.  I plan to down load some of them Go Go's tunes!


    • Turn the Page - Metallica
    • Lets go Crazy - Prince and the Revolution
    • Jump Around - House of Pain
    • Water - Brad Paisly
    • A Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Williams Jr
    • Roam - B-52's
    • Right Now - Van Halen
    • I hope you Dance - Lee Ann Womack (Reminds me of my kids)
    • I'll be There - Mariah Cary (Reminds me of my wife and she inspires me)
    • 8 Second Ride - Chris LeDoux (Mid westerners or rodeo people know who he is lol)
    • Time Life - Greenday
    • Thnderstruck - AC/DC
    • One way or Another - Blondie
    • Theres only one way to rock - Sammy Hagar


    As you can see I am from the 80's, grew up in the counry but went to school in the big city, and may be a bit confused lol, thanks for posting this.

    Paul Reese Memorial Clarksburg Country Run 5k November 14 2010 31:50

    My First 5k Sacramento Ca Jan 2, 2011 31:12

  • Britam05 Rookie 1 posts since
    Jul 10, 2009

    I like my playlist to have a bit of an edge to push me hard. Here are my first songs on my ipod:


    -Teeth by Lady Gaga

    -Super B**ch by Christina Aguilera

    -Uprise by Muse

    -Thunderstruck by ACDC

    -Welcome to the jungle by Guns N Roses

    -Chop Suey by System of a Down

    -Ignorance by Paramore

    -Nightmaire by Avenged Sevenfold

    -Bad Girlfriend by Theory of a Deadman




    10/30/10 - Halloween Half Marathon

    9/25/10 - Chase N Tail 10k

    9/11/10 - Cameron's Smile 5k

    7/24/10 - Breast Cancer 5k --- 26:28

    6/24/10 - Run through the woods 5k --- 28:42

    5/29/10 - Victory Run 5k --- 29:07

    10/24/09 - RIP 5k --- 31:43

    7/25/09 - Breast cancer 5k --- 28:02

    6/20/09 - Aid for Africa 5k --- 28:15

    5/30/09 - Victory Run 5k --- 29:24

  • Katie Merry Rookie 3 posts since
    Aug 31, 2010

    That's an awesome idea!! I love it! I'm training for my first 1/2 right now...and I think I am definitely going to use that idea for my race! Thanks!!

    Running for a cause...Stress Relief!

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