Running is about being able to lie to yourself convincingly. “Just run until the end of this track and then you can stop” and “just to the end of the block” are just some of the internal monologue lies that I tell myself. It works. It keeps me going, and inevitably, if you have planned your running playlist well, the subsequent song is so addictive that you can’t help but keep running.

Spoiler alert! My running playlist includes songs from Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child and Eminem just to mention a few. I know that sharing my musical tastes has got me into nothing but hot water in the past, but whatever, haters gonna hate! So here is my complete, unabridged running playlist that I have collated over the last 10 years.

Dance Wiv Me – Dizzee Rascal & Calvin Harris

Deceptacon – Le Tigre

Bad – Michael Jackson


Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson

Fat Lip – Sum 41

7 nation army – The White Stripes

Black Or White

24 hours – Mayu Wakisaka
This is an important one to slow down a little and run at a more manageable pace!

Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson


Rolling In The Deep – Adele
This is a good song to begin your run with.

Skyfall Adele

Alabina Gypsy Kings

I need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc

Stop The Rock – Apollo 440

Addicted To You – Avicii

Levels – Avicii

You Make Me – Avicii

Supper cool song to run to!

Back Home – Trail

Bad Influence – Pink

Bamboleo – Gipsy Kings

I remember when – Gnarles Barkley

Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti

Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
For soulful running!

The Bad Touch – Bloodhound Gang


Gonna Make You Sweat – C C Music Factory

Jerk it out – Caesars Palace

Tubthumping – Chumbawamba

You Make Me Feel – Cobra Starship

Gangster 39s Paradise – Coolio

Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows

Butterfly – Crazy Town

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Titanium ft. Sia – David Guetta

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Salt Peanuts – Dizzy Gillespie
Just try not to speed up running with this song! I dare you.


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