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Good songs to listen to for running

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WellWhyNot Tue 05-Dec-17 00:55:28

Got a race coming up in a couple of weeks, and want to make sure I've got my playlist good and ready 😊

Any ideas please?

CakesRUs Tue 05-Dec-17 00:56:14

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood MAC

Chrys2017 Tue 05-Dec-17 01:09:24

Beautiful Day—U2

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 05-Dec-17 01:36:07

Let me clear my throat.

Fuck you.

Harder better faster stronger.

Break stuff.

Anything by Basement Jaxx.

Block Rockin' Beats.

No Sleep Til Brooklyn.

American Idiot.


BikeRunSki Tue 05-Dec-17 05:25:04

Green Day - American Idiot
Perfect running album

EmpressOfTheSpartacusOceans Tue 05-Dec-17 05:46:49

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Cornishmumofone Tue 05-Dec-17 06:21:27

Make sure you consider the tempo (180bpm is perfect for running) and check that headphones are allowed for your race!

MaidOfStars Tue 05-Dec-17 06:28:10

Yes yes to tempo. I have different playlists for different speeds.

Hesburger Tue 05-Dec-17 06:32:43

I found hip hop really got me moving, rediscovered my love for it.

The Beastie Boys and M.I.A powered me through half marathon training.

Then added in some cheesy ones to make me smile such as footloose and Africa(Toto).

Not anything I would just put on but I love them when running.

Hesburger Tue 05-Dec-17 06:33:19

Plus - yes to any Basement Jaxx!

FaintlyBaffled Tue 05-Dec-17 06:39:19

I initially thought mrsterrypratchett was being incredibly rude considering how nicely you'd asked OP grin
For me, I've never actually managed to find music that I can run effectively to and have resorted to podcasts instead. Since I listen to music or the radio pretty much from the moment I wake up it's a bit disconcerting hmm

maras2 Tue 05-Dec-17 06:45:15

Love Shack by B52's and a great old Northern Soul record by JJ Jackson called Sho' Nuff Got a Good Thing Goin' are 166 BPM and just right for an 'arse runner' like me so should be just the ticket for a real runner. fgrin glitterball

1MrsRabbit Tue 05-Dec-17 06:52:18

I thought I was alone in not being able to run to music! I listen to podcasts too, anything humorous to distract me from the pain. Particularly into the Scott mills daily at the moment

NanBoleyn Tue 05-Dec-17 07:34:16

For inspiration at hard points you need some solid rock classics such as
Born to Run...
Eye of the Tiger
The show must go on
Bat out of hell

But weirdly one of my favourite ever running song is the first track from the High School Musical 3 soundtrack....

SaucyJack Tue 05-Dec-17 07:36:24

I can't be arsed to run any more, but when I did I liked to start with "Ready to start" by Arcade Fire.

ethelfleda Tue 05-Dec-17 07:37:09

Sail - Awol Nation

larrygrylls Tue 05-Dec-17 07:40:33

Eye of the tiger
Final countdown
Sail....AWOL nation

Chinnychinnychinnychib Tue 05-Dec-17 07:40:42

Mr Brightside
This is what you came for
My Way (Calvin, not Frank)
Ready to go

WellWhyNot Tue 05-Dec-17 12:47:29

Thanks everyone! Just added the Rocky theme tune to my playlist blush.

Keep your suggestions coming! smile

Mulch Tue 05-Dec-17 12:48:00

Not giving in rudimental

squirrelonapetridish Tue 05-Dec-17 12:55:02

Bit of early '90's dance music is always good..Black Box, Klf, The Prodigy, Happy Mondays, Guy Called Gerald etc....

Archietheinventor Tue 05-Dec-17 13:13:45

Second the pp who says check you’re allowed to wear headphones! Not many races allow them anymore.

Britney - Work
DJ fresh - gold dust
Avril lavigne - girlfriend
Billy idol - rebel yell

All awesome and quite fast so if you run in time to the beat, you’ll pb for sure!

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 05-Dec-17 14:23:58

@FaintlyBaffled grin

It did sound vair rude!

Soundtracks to films that make you feel good work, even if the tempo is off. Pitch Perfect works for me.

goldenclaire Tue 05-Dec-17 14:25:59

I listen to high tempo songs when running, so i play my old electro albums such as chemical brothers, prodigy, etc.

SocksRock Tue 05-Dec-17 14:56:55

I use Podrunner - dance tracks mixes to a set bpm, they are an hour long. I find it great not having to have to bpm chopping and changing

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