Music tracks that just fit under your feet

I seem to be struggling find tracks to run to. I've searchd Jog FM for tracks by BPM (which is very clever) but i find it's the oddest tunes that really put a spring in my step. My two favourites are The Longest Time (Billy Joel) and Take on Me (A-Ha). Don't judge me! This isn't what I would usually listen to, but I challenge you to try them. Like a shot of caffeine into your shoes! Can anyone suggest any magic tracks for me to try? I figure that there must be one track in everyones play list that really drives you on!


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  • I am afraid to say that the track that can keep me going through the worst of my quitting thoughts is Tina Turner the best and also footloose, maniac, one way or another and sexy and i know it its odd what gets us eyy

  • I've subscribed to AudioFuel's app! I love it! Some encouragement and 'feet to the beat'

  • 'Jump' Van Halen always gives me a boost. :-)

  • I'm not really a fan of Queen but I love 'Don't Stop Me Now' as a running track. Gives me a real boost every time.


  • I don't normally bother with country music at all but I've been strangely drawn to it for running purposes. I love Footloose too. Land of a Thousand Dances is my current favourite

  • I always cheer up when Paulo Nutini's "pencil full of lead" comes on. Impossible not to smile and always have to resist the urge to do "jazz hands" while running! :)

  • I know what you mean! I find myself listening to tracks I'd never listen to. For some reason I find myself running to country music! My current magic track is Belinda Carlise (Go-Go's) "Been Running So Long" I also really like one by Rhianna (who I'd never listened to before) and a track called Pon de Replay. Going up Country by Canned Heat, Land of a Thousand Dances by Wilson Picket. I really liked BJ's Longest Time and I have that in my collection so I shall give that a whirl. Ta for the tip

  • Oh do the jazz hands! Don't worry. I do all sorts of moves while out on the trail with only the ducks for company

  • Well I just jog along to the podcast at the moment but when I'm all done I walk and chill to the Rolling Stones 'Gimme Shelter' and Fleetwood Mac 'Go your own Way' I know, I know, I'm showing my age but who cares, I'm loving it!

  • I have Brand New Key by Melanie! That's positively ancient

  • thanks so much for casually mentioning jog FM have just looked at it and love it, i was doing the grad + stepping stone podcasts and the others but did not know how to find a free app listing BPM, going to put pharelle williams happy on repeat for ? times and go for it, thank you! that is 160 BPM

    can people add what BPM their songs are so i can have a go if they are the right speed for me , thank you!

  • you did not list what BPM they are, going to have to look them up!

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