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
DONT TRUST ME – 3OH3
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
STARSTRUKK – 30OH3
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
This is a good song to begin your run with.
Alabina Gypsy Kings
I need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
Stop The Rock – Apollo 440
Addicted To You – Avicii
Levels – Avicii
You Make Me – Avicii
SAIL – AWOLNATION
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
Act Yr Age – BLUEJUICE
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.