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What songs do you run to?

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I donโ€™t think I could run as well if I didnโ€™t have my music ๐ŸŽง

What songs give you motivation or even good rythym during your runs?

Current favourites for me are

Fight song by Rachel Platten

A bang on the ear by the Waterboys

Dog days are over by Florence & the Machine

What about us by Pink

I drove all night by Roy Orbison & the Philharmonic

Shine by Take That

Troublemaker by Olly Murs


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Still honing my playlist but favourites are

Lose Yourself - Eminem

(Youโ€™re Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson

A little less conversation- Elvis

Pump It - Black Eyed Peas

Mr Blue Sky - ELO

Let Me Show You Love - K Klass and a whole load of other 90โ€™s club classics

Might be showing my age here .... ๐Ÿ˜€

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Elfe5Graduate in reply to Peepalmer

I love Mr Blue Sky - it was performed really well at the last ever( outdoor) school concert of my youngest child ( before she left & went off to uni) - it will always be a special memory. ๐Ÿ˜„

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MikeJones68Graduate in reply to Elfe5

Thatโ€™s on my running playlist too ๐Ÿ˜€

Lilrhib profile image

๐Ÿ™ˆ songs from โ€œmusicalsโ€. Nothing better than running up a hill to โ€œBe a manโ€ from Mulan!

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Elfe5Graduate in reply to Lilrhib

...and 'Look down' from Les Mis - nothing like all those poor blokes hauling in the boat in the savage sea to make you realise running is not such hard work after all!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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CatMo13Graduate in reply to Elfe5

Ooh never thought of les Mis music - thanks

Elfe5 profile image

I celebrated graduating by making my first run list. I listen to a wide variety of favourites but there is something fun about running to jazz - ( currently Dave Brubeck and Glen Miller) - it sort of makes me want to dance along! Skyfall is great for the cool down 5 mins - 'This is the end...'๐Ÿ˜‚

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Has to be rock music for me. AC/DC Thunderstruck is my favourite or a bit of Thin Lizzy & Brian Adams ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

mrrun profile image

Anything blues rock influenced, preferably played by long haired men from the southern US states through stacks of Marshall amps. Loudly. Pop music would make me run into a tree or self harm.

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๐Ÿ‘ for Eminem, lose yourself

It has to be high energy dance music for me...

Skrillex - Breakin a sweat

Kernkraft 400 - Zombie Nation

Fat Boy Slim - Right here Right now

Martin Garrix - Animals

To name a few ๐Ÿ˜

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The one that really gets me moving is Satisfaction by Benny Benassi. I find I have to run in time with the beat and my fastest km is always the one where that plays.

I have an everyday playlist which fits with my running too which includes bands like;

Green day.

Beth Rowley.

Hello Tomorrow.


High Tides.

The Beatles.

Frank Carter.

Brett Newski.

The The.

Dream Wife.

Father John Misty.

Public Service Broadcasting.

Foo Fighters.





Living Colour.

Kevin Devine.


Future Islands.


Baxter Drury.

Beans on Toast.

Rat Boy.

Brian Fallon.

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