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Steve427 Rookie 3 posts since
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Apr 9, 2011 11:17 AM

Top 3 Running songs

What are your top 3 running songs? Mine are Trick pony by Charlotte Gainsbourg, Never say never by Armin Van Buuren and Heaven (funkstorung mix) by Lamb.





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Charlotte Racefest at Southpark Half Marathon April 16, 2011.

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  • ORcoastrunner Pro 83 posts since
    Apr 9, 2011
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    1. Apr 9, 2011 11:57 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    I am interested to see what people post, because I am looking for some good running tunes!  I am slightly embarrassed to admit this, but my favorites right now are Born This Way by Lady Gaga, Take Me Out by Atomic Tom, and Smalltown Boy by Bronski Beat. 





    I may not be good, but I'm slow!

  • nowirun4fun Legend 208 posts since
    Oct 22, 2010
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    2. Apr 10, 2011 9:15 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    freedom 90 by george michael

    nobodies fault but mine by led zeppelin

    DMB toss up:  (JTR or If I Had It All), though thinking If I had it all is winning now for obvious reasons related to running.

  • apodis Rookie 1 posts since
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    3. Apr 13, 2011 5:23 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Okay, not really 3, but 6 of my favorites:

     

    "Temperature" by Sean Paul

    "Say Hey" by Michael Franti and Spearhead

    "Low" by FloRida

    "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix A Lot

    "Mambo #5" by Lou Bega

    "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" by Big & Rich

  • Angelique Simpson Pro 92 posts since
    Mar 24, 2009
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    4. Apr 13, 2011 6:24 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    1 - Pump It - Black Eyed Peas

    2 - Under Pressure - Queen

    3 - Tie between: Survivor - Destiny's Child  & Single Ladies - Beyonce





    ~Angelique


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    Race History
    5K - Apr 2009: 39:00
    5K - Jun 2009: 36:55
    5K - Sep 2009: 34:06
    10K - Oct 2009: 1:13:45
    5K - Nov 2009: 34:23
    5K - Feb 2010: 32:28
    Half Marathon - Apr 2010: 2:39:06
    5K - May 2010: 29:49
    10K - Jun 2010: 1:01:48

    5K - Aug 2010: 27:57

    Half Marathon - Oct 2010: 2:12:18

    10K - Nov 2010: 52:44 (PR)

    5K - Feb 2011: 23:45

    Half Marathon - Apr 2011: 1:49:18

    Marathon - May 2011: 3:56:05

    Half Marathon - Oct 2011: 1:49:14 (PR)

    5K - Nov 2011: 22:20 (PR)

    Marathon - Dec 2011: 3:41:42 (PR)

  • roufarunner Rookie 1 posts since
    Apr 12, 2011
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    5. Apr 13, 2011 7:29 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    I have tons and they change with my mood each day.  so 3:  hmm...

    1.  Going the distance by Cake

    2.  Bleed it out by Linkin Park

    3.  Lose Control by Missy Elliott





    RoufaRunner

    1st 5k 31:47 springtime tallahassee, 4/2/11

  • Ericl777 Rookie 7 posts since
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    6. Apr 13, 2011 8:53 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    I remember an article from Runner's World discussing this years ago.  I think the author decided that "My Sharona" by The Knack was the worst song to listen to, since it would then be stuck in your head all day.  (And, I apologize if it is now stuck in your head.) 

  • LCB2 Rookie 2 posts since
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    7. Apr 13, 2011 11:38 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Freedom 90 by George Michael

    City of Blinding Lights by U2

    Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) by Looking Glass  OR Dixieland Delight by Alabama

  • donna0325 Expert 53 posts since
    Jul 12, 2010
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    8. Apr 13, 2011 12:00 PM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    "Fighter" - Christina Aguilera

    "Chelsea Dagger" - The Fratellis

    "Keep Pushin' - REO Speedwagon

    "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor (when I do a half marathon, I put this song towards my expect mile 12 or so time)

    "Betty Lou's Gettin' Out Tonight" - Bob Segar & The Silver Bullet Band (this one has a fast pace)





    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

    10K:

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

    5K:

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

  • Tippboy Amateur 13 posts since
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    9. Apr 13, 2011 12:36 PM (in response to ORcoastrunner)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    I also like Smalltown Boy as well as these and many more:    

    Under Pressure - Queen

    Pump It - Blackeyed Peas

    Brown Eyed Girl - Shaggy (reggae version)

    Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

    Pay Me My Money Down - Springsteen

    Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

    The Trooper - Iron Maiden

    Monkey Man - Amy Winehouse

    Hold on Tight to your Dreams - ELO

    Drunken Lullabies - Flogging Molly

    Fields of Athen ry - Dropkick Murphys

  • madness59 Rookie 2 posts since
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    10. Apr 13, 2011 2:35 PM (in response to ORcoastrunner)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    my top three pics are: Get Back (Ludacris), Hurricane (Dylan),  On the Floor (Jennifer Lopez), oh yeah and Over the Rainbow by Isaac the Hawaiian dude.

  • luwillie Rookie 6 posts since
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    11. Apr 13, 2011 6:01 PM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    First song for EVERY race:  Beautiful Day - U2

    Best mojo for the final strech:  Rise - Samantha James  and Just Fine - Mary Jo Blige

     

    My Ipod playlist strategy is an important part of the taper!

  • This IS my race pace Pro 103 posts since
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    12. Apr 13, 2011 6:39 PM (in response to apodis)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Apodis,

     

    NAILED it!  Especially w/ Baby Got Back and Low.  To add to this list (I'll be adding my own here shortly), I suggest "Move, B****" by Ludicris.

  • This IS my race pace Pro 103 posts since
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    13. Apr 13, 2011 6:43 PM (in response to madness59)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    Madness,

     

    For the 3rd year straight I'll be running the American Odyssey Relay from Gettysburg, PA to DC with mostly the same people as before, and for this year as it was the past two years, "Get Back" is the team song.  Every time the van passes our runner on the road we slow down, slide open the door and crank it.

  • rememberkcaco Amateur 20 posts since
    May 15, 2009
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    14. Apr 14, 2011 6:36 AM (in response to Steve427)
    Re: Top 3 Running songs

    GREAT THREAD!

     

    Right now:  S&M, Rihanna; Lose Yourself, Eminem; and The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco

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