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Tell me your top 5 running songs

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Sunshineonsea Tue 14-Jan-14 15:06:28

So I've gone and bought all the gear today, but need seem some good songs to run to
I like house and hip hop but will listen to anything really
Inspire me smile

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Tue 14-Jan-14 15:48:33

I like a total mixture, but indie anthems mainly
A minha menina
Blister in the sun
bit of beyonce
Then just put it all on shuffle.

Hanginggardenofboobylon Tue 14-Jan-14 16:19:54

What about something like Pendulum or chase & status. I find the heavier the bear the better for running.
I also listen to a lot of trance gatecrasher/gods kitchen compilations in the gym.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 14-Jan-14 16:22:25

Hey Yah: Outcast
Wake me up before you go-go: Wham. I know it's naff but try it!
The Boys Are Back in Town: Thin Lizzy
$1,000,000: Barenaked ladies
Black and Gold: Sam Sparro

GruffalosGirl Tue 14-Jan-14 16:31:16

The ting tings first album. Every song bar one (that I skip) has a good beat for running to.

Sunshineonsea Tue 14-Jan-14 17:18:40

These are great and will be downloaded shortly smile
Keep the suggestions coming though

yankeecandlebabypowder Tue 14-Jan-14 18:28:41

oh I have a lot but most are cheesy & embarrassing.

But I love there as they have a good beat!

1 - Mr Brightside - The Killers
2 - Somebody told me - The Killers
3 - Human - The Killers
4 - C'mon C'mon - One Direction
5 - anything by the Phonics

TwatWeevil Tue 14-Jan-14 18:33:19

Galvanize by the Chemical Brothers is a good one. I save it for the toughest bit of my run, so I dig deeper.

And Daft Punk - One More Time.

Muse - Knights of Cydonia. Just makes me feel epic and invincible.

The original Keane version of 'Somewhere only we know' has a brilliant beat to get you paced at the start of a run.

ThursdayLast Tue 14-Jan-14 18:34:45

I'm a podcast-er.
Something funny usually, then you've done more than you think because you're distracted!

MarshaBrady Tue 14-Jan-14 18:35:43

The Killers
The Pixies - esp Bag Boy
Ting Tings

cece Tue 14-Jan-14 18:37:52

I find I always run fast to Beyoncé - Halo and Kylie - Slow for some odd reason, I think I lengthen my stride or something.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 14-Jan-14 18:47:13

Oh yes Human by the Killers is great

cece Tue 14-Jan-14 18:49:34

Gotta Feeling - Black eyed peas
Fix You = Coldplay

Sunshineonsea Tue 14-Jan-14 19:31:26

I would never have thought of some of these especially ones like fix you or halo as I would've deemed them to slow but I will give them a go

eurochick Tue 14-Jan-14 19:33:43

I like to run to dance. The Running Trax compilations are pretty good.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Tue 14-Jan-14 19:37:37

I find Halo is great for running. I feel strong and my stride increases when it's playing. (might have something to do with it being on the radio when I was pushing out DD2 last summer)

pootlebug Tue 14-Jan-14 19:40:15

Just got an ipod shuffle for running with so watching this with interest....already some great suggestions.

imip Tue 14-Jan-14 19:43:00

My running days are long behind me (8 years, in fact); but my all time fave was Grey Cells Green by Neds Atomic Dustbin.

...and Kylie and Beyonce. This used to be on a first generation iPod.

Contemplating running again, so will watch with interest!

BikeRunSki Tue 14-Jan-14 19:45:02

American Idiot, the whole album

BikeRunSki Tue 14-Jan-14 19:45:28

Mambo no.5

fackinell Tue 14-Jan-14 20:22:27

Lee Cabrera 'Shake it.'
Daft Punk 'harder, better, faster, stronger.'
Calvin Harris 'Let's go,'
Avicci 'I could be the one.'
Pretty much anything off the Ministry of Sound Trance anthems.

I Bloody love Dance music.
I just fast walk though, sciatica and asthma. These make me shift though,

applejelly Tue 14-Jan-14 20:47:55

Love the idea of running to Coldplay Fix you and Daft Punk.

My 2 faves are Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones & Cowboy Take me Away by Dixie Chicks - first one I'm practically air-guitaring as I run, and second one I'm away in a cowboy fantasy land... nice.

Lavenderhoney Tue 14-Jan-14 20:54:09

The killers for me toosmile and snow patrol. I sing along as wellsmile

YourMotherChucksRocksInHull Tue 14-Jan-14 20:55:29

Flor Rida - club can't even handle me for the last 1k smile

StrawberryMojito Tue 14-Jan-14 21:05:44

Numb/Encore-Linkin Park & Jay-Z
Paper Planes - M.I.A
Shake it Out-Florence and the Machine
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Set you free - N-trance

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