February 8, 2013

My marathon playlist

With the upcoming race schedule, I'm going to need some serious music up in my headphones. So yesterday I prepped a four-hour playlist to get me through the why-did-I-sign-up-for-this tough and running-is-the-best-invention-ever glorious times. There will always be both in any race. Unless it's like this race, which was quite one-sided.

So here's what I came up with to pull me through to the finish line. Welcome to my jam.

Songs that are in every running playlist I ever make (ever) these days:


  1. Desperate for new music, thanks for the inspiration!! I've been running music free in the UK...it's not been too bad, I might try and keep music for races!

    Try a track called 'What's that coming over the hill' by The Automatic. A good British track with a cool running beat.

  2. I love looking at other peoples playlists to see if I can snag some new songs:) Thanks!

  3. Love your list! Til I Collapse - Eminem is the only song that has never left my player! Galvanize has been on there pretty long as well. Same Love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Feel this Moment - Pitbull are my two latest songs!

  4. Yay. I lov getting other peoples playlists because I am so old as outbid the loop that I never know what to look for when I need new tunes! Thanks mama!!

  5. You can Do It - Ice Cube. Best workout song ever, haha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7F2n30vDHE

  6. you're missing my favorite....Hall of Fame! Love thrift shop haha

  7. You've got a seriously great list!!

  8. I always love when you post your music! I've been loving Carry On by Fun.

  9. By the way, I am totally stealing most of these songs.

  10. My favorite songs to run to are So Close - Calvin Harris, Memories- David Guetta, Titanium - David Guetta. I haven't downloaded any songs recently, but the ones I keep playing on YouTube/VEVO is C'mon- Ke$ha, Suit & Tie - Justin Timberlake, Lessons in Love - Neon Trees.

    Love this playlist! I usually use my Pandora for running motivation. One time, at the end of a particularly brutal run, "Don't Stop Believin' " came on :D

  11. By day I rock out to the best Christian radio station our area has to offer. By night (or by iPod) I crank up the most vulgar crap one has ever heard. I don't know why. But they make me feel like a bad a$$. Which so isn't the case. Nor is that a word I use. It's just the best way to explain my crappy taste in running music. My favs always include:

    1. Hard- Rihanna
    2. Raining Men- Rihanna and Nicki (barf) Minaj
    3. S&M- Rihanna (clearly I like her)
    4. All of the lights- Kanye
    5. Women lie, men lie- Yo Gotti**** always on my playlist
    6. My chick bad- Ludacris, Diamond, Trina*** always on playlist...because I be bad!! :)
    7. How do you like me now- The heavy
    8. Girls talkin' bout- mindless behavior
    9. Like 'em all (featuring Diggy)- Jacob Latimore
    10. Miss Right (featuring Diggy)- Mindless Behavior
    11. I'm VIP (featuring Diggy)- consequence
    12. Woo- Anthony Hamilton
    13. Cheers- Rihanna
    14. Turnin' me on- Keri Hilson**** always have this one.
    15. Pretty girls rock- Keri Hilson***always have this one too.
    16. Love the way you lie- Eminem
    17. All I do is win- DJ Khaled
    18. Hello good morning- diddy
    19. Carry out- Timberland
    20. I run for life- Melissa Etheridge
    21. Let me clear my throat- DJ Kool ...because it just makes me happy.

    those are the ones I have right now. But the playlist is also titled "running 01-2012" so that tells you how long since I downloaded a new song. Still love these though. Esp the couple that have stars. You may have them on your list. I was just going through my iPod. :)

    Stealing some of your songs. Great post!

    1. I laughed out loud at your introduction of your play list! Love that you have a running alter-ego :D

    2. I laughed too. I never ever swear but when I run, I pick the rude versions of all my favourite songs. The F word makes me faster. Slightly ashamed :)

    3. Ha. Thanks ladies. I would be so embarrassed if someone picked up my iPod. I would totally lie and say it belonged to a teenage boy.

  12. I always run a little faster when Katy Perry tells me I'm a "Firework." :)

  13. For me, always, always, ALWAYS , Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now". It just fires me up.

  14. I noticed that you have Walk the Moon's "Anna Sun" on your playlist. You should put their song "Tightrope" on there as well. That is my second favorite song to run to currently, besides Christina Aguilara's "Bionic Woman".

  15. I love a girl who spends as much time as I do crafting the perfect playlist for running!!

    My latest download....Let It Go by Dragonette. She ROCKS!

  16. I don't make playlists for races.... I just hit shuffle and if I'm not feeling the song, I skip it. I guess it's the lazy man's playlist! Last song I downloaded...... the new Maroon 5 album, Overexposed. Their cover of Let's Stay Together is OH MY! Love it!

  17. Right now I'm loving:
    Howlin' For You by the Black Keys
    Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
    I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
    Back In Black by AC/DC
    Hello by Martin Solveig
    The Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails
    Linoleum by NOFX
    Ojos Asi by Shakira
    Black Betty by Spiderbait
    Thrift Store by Mackelmore + Ryan Lewis

    Thanks for the playlist ideas. I'm totally going to download a bunch of these tonight. I'm digging your taste in music.

  18. Anyone who has Miley Cyrus and The Prodigy on the same playlist deserves respect!


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