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I love blood-pumping rock n roll
Most Favourites for Running are....
Anything by Led Zeppelin - most favourites being "in the evening" or "when the levee breaks"
Anything by The Cult
Guns n Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
Lynard Skynard - "Sweet Home Alabama" & "Freebird"
Also like some of the old dance tracks - "Your a Superstar" is great if the energy is dipping
For 'inspirational' tracks you can't beat "Reach" by Gloria Estefan
I can't believe someone else said Blackhorse and the Cherry Tree. Some of my others fav's are:
Pink: Leave Me Alone, plus others from that cd.
Blondie: Maria, Killers:Mr. Brightside. Keith Urban: Better Life
When I'm treadmill running it's Gnarles Barkley Smiley Faces.
Got some good ideas from this though. thanks
Absolutely great tune for inspiring a run, whether you listen to it while you run or any other time -
Emmylou Harris - Born To Run
It's the words, listen to them, you can understand them. It is about being free and being someone and running fast. Totally cool.
Rihanna; Breakin' Dishes and Shut Up and Drive
New Radicals: You Get What You Give
Barenaked Ladies: It's All Been Done
Scissor Sisters: I Don't Feel Like Dancin
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Love Rollercoaster
Midnight Oil: Beds are Burning
Move Along- All-American Rejects, How Far We've Come- Matchbox Twenty, Forca- Nelly Furtado (SO GOOD!! Forca means strength, very inspiring), Bad Day-Daniel Powter... FallOut Boy seems to work really well for runs too, but the messages aren't as positive... though they are a little "I could kick your butt-ish"
and I totally agree about the "I Run for Life" Melissa Etheridge song-- she wrote that for a breast cancer charity run sponsored by Ford after she was diagnosed with it herself...
any other suggestions??
My Favorites are
Anything by Mortification, Diciple and 12 stones all of which get me pumped and make me wanna keep going. My work out play list has heavy metal rock rap and techno everything I need to keep the mind going when the body wants to stop.
I love anything up beat. gwen stephani, black eyed peas, avril, fergie. I also love disco. Like hot stuff, donna summers, celebration, cool in the gang and ymca village people etc.
Well, anything upbeat from Def Leppard goes on my iPod shuffle. But if I were to pick just 3 songs (from any artist,) I'd take:
(1) Def Leppard - Armageddon It, (2) Sammy Hagar - I Can't Drive 55, (3) Bruce Springsteen - No Surrender
Heart of the City Run, Los Angeles, CA, 24:13
Downtown Anaheim 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:32
Claremont Turkey Trot, Claremont, CA, 24:20
The Great Race - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:12
Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:31
LA Cancer Challenge, West Los Angeles, CA, 51:21
Long Beach International City Bank Half Marathon, Long Beach, CA, 1:54:31
When I am completely unmotivated, I make sure I have some military cadence on the ol' mp3 player. Nothing like having a drill sergent help me keep pace and breathe. Otherwise, its a mad assortment of Atreyu's Doomsday & Crimson, Bullet4myValentine's Tears don't Fall & Hand of Blood, with a little dance music to round it out.
Hey Runners, I have made a compilation of 18 Rock Running songs and named the Cd, Rock "N" Run. I have paid for and own the license to these original songs. I have played the Cd at some races and have sold some. Runners really like the idea! "Its very motivational and insiring" You can own the Cd for only $10.00 plus S&H. You can view my beginning website at www.rocknrun.us. I am long time runner and X-C and Track Coach in NJ. You can also call me (973) 857-0423. Keep rocking!