mhmmm, it's monday and I added few:
And OMG! I couldn't stop playing this one today...
Mine is a little... um wierd. I'm a gamer and a story writer (sometimes lol) so I end up listening to fast pace Video game soundtracks with a few other songs. Basiclly anything that will put me in my "zone" and get lost in the music or whatever story I was thinking of.
Before the race: Damien Fernandez: Drive (Urban remix)
The race itself: Warriors Orochi 2, Blazblue: Calamity Trigger, Mass Effect 2
The end push: Brutha: Turn it up (Louder)
The walk off: "Hero" by Naz
Where's the INXS love? Aside from the obvious upbeat hits (New Sensation, Devil Inside, What You Need, Pretty Vegas, etc.) there are a few lesser known gems that keep me going strong, especially Bang The Drum. Love it.
Other favorites on my lengthy playlist include:
Panama - Van Halen
Sabotage - Beastie Boys
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo - Choo Choo Soul (sure it's a kids' song, but my 2 y/o nephew loves it and it really will keep your feet moving!)
Too Funky - George Michael
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
And We Danced - The Hooters
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
A Straight Line - Michael Hutchence (from his solo album)
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Starry Eyed Surprised - Paul Oakenfold
Theme from Superman - John Williams
Tha Shiznit - Snoop Doggy Dogg
And then for some reason I really like my run mixes to have a few TV themes thrown in, with my favorites being Land of the Lost, The Fall Guy, Tales of the Gold Monkey and the all-time best, Jonny Quest.
My favorite topic in the whole world, since it involves my two most important passions: running and music...
1. Fell in love with a girl- The White Stripes
2. Death to Los Campesinos - Los Campesinos!
3. Helicopter - Bloc Party
4. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
5. Sometimes in the fall - Phoenix
6.- Almost every song of Led Zep, but specially Whole Lotta Love
7. A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
8. Irresponsables - Babasonicos (great great great rock band from Argentina)
Just a few choices...although running silent is also enyojable...
Warm up...Bright Side of the Road~Van Morrison, American Girl~Tom Petty
Running...Build me up Buttercup~?, Come on Eileen~Dexies Midnight Runners, Follow you Down~Gin Blossoms, Santeria~Sublime, Unskinny Bop~Poison, Welcome to the Jungle~GNR
Foul Weather...Full Force Gale~Van Morrison
I'm enjoying checking out everyone's lists...I've been thinking of updating my playlist
On my MP3 player...
AC/DC greatest hits (live)
Everclear greatest hits
Nelly Furtado's Promiscuous
Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad
When AC/DC comes on, I usually run faster.
5/8/10 Grand Valley Half Marathon 2:31:31 - first race...just getting started!
I have an electic playlist on my ipod for running, but am always looking for new stuff. I'm a new runner and old (43)
Right Round by Flo Rida (I love this song...great beat!)
Accidently in Love by Counting Crows
The Climb by Miley Cyrus (no judging...I like the words)
Lots of stuff from the television series "Glee"...they do a lot of upbeat music and I love the show.
For any lovers of eighties music, I recommend the soundtrack from the Broadway show "Rock of Ages". All eighties. Great stuff.
Put a Ring on It by Beyonce (not a fan of hers really but love that song)
Some MJ stuff like "Black and White" and "The Way You Make Me Feel".
I even have some upbeat contemporary Christian stuff like "My Deliverer" by Mandisa and "All Things are Possible" by Darlene Zschech
Alright already....now I'm gonna have to break down and get an Ipod....you all convinced me!
Earth Day 5K - Houston - 4/3/10 (39.07)
Yuri's Night 5K Fun Run - 4/10/10 (36.50)
so I'm going to seem like a nerd but here is my typical play list:
Soundtracks to : Rocky,
Pretty in Pink,
then I add in some:
Sir Mix Alot,
Michael Jackson (favorite being Man in the Mirror),
Bon Jovi (esp Its My Life)
Guns n Roses
3 Doors Down
and when I'm not in the mood for music audio books are good too, currently The murder of King Tut previously For One More Day and The 5 People You Meet in Heaven
I know I'm forgetting some but I think you get a good idea
2009: Opperation Troop Appreciation 5k oct 29:44 (first race), Greensburg Turkey Trot 5k nove 31:09
2010: On Deck for the Cure sprint 1mi 1-4 9:00, Race for Grace 5k 3-20 32:11, Yough River Council 1/2 marathon 4-10 2:16:39 (goal for 1st 1/2 2:25) 3rd in AG, Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure 5k 5-9 30:08, Jerry Mahar Jr Parkinsons Awareness 5k 6-5-10 29:28 6th in AG
Las Vegas Rock N Roll Marathon 12-5 5:01:?? FIRST FULL MARATHON (with calf tear)
2011: Race for Grace 5k 3-19 30:56, Alpha Fitness 5k 4-9 28:57 8th in AG, Pittsburgh Half Marathon 5-14 2:17:52, 9/11 Heroes Run 5k 9-11 27:34 (PR) 5th in AG, Pittsburgh ZooZilla 5k 10-2 28:03, Greenburg 5k Turkey Trot 11-24 28:35
NEXT PLANNED EVENT: Race for Grace 5k 3-31-2012, Pittsburgh Marathon 5-6-2012, Great Race 10K 9-30-2012
Running to 80's songs never gets old for me...Journey, Aha, and Cheap Trick all bring a smile to my face mid-run!
Gotta throw the Lady Gaga in there too, and if you like instrumental stuff try Riverdance themes or the Boondock Saints theme song. Those are good long songs that keep you going.
Reindeer Run 5k - Dec 09
St. Malachi 5M - Mar 10
Cleveland 10-Miler - Apr 10
Cleveland Rite-Aid Half Marathon (May 10) - I made it!
"...you can call on the road whenever you feel like it. Whether it's been a day or even a couple of hours since your last date.
The only thing the road cares about, is that you pay it a visit once in a while..."
Love listening to music while I train. Here are some favorites of mine in no particular order....
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Eminem - 8 mile
One Day as A Lion - Wild International
One Day as A Lion - If You Fear Dying
Silversun Pickups - Rusted Wheel
Coldplay - Lost
Christopher Cross - Sailing
New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind