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Retro Runners - First Single Bought Playlist Released


Hi all you lovely people and a very Happy New Year to one and all

Having promised Millsie-J that I’d post this today, here is the first of our playlists for 2019.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did - I tested it yesterday and it seemed to work beautifully - except just for one track, which isn’t really my cup of tea... run report here

The Spotify playlist link is below - failing that you can search under Retro Runners for all the lists created so far or follow me as Jan Can Run, then you can see everything created.

Ride A White Swan – T. Rex

Without You – Harry Nilsson

How Long – Ace

Only You – The Flying Pickets

Don’t You Want Me – The Human League

Living For The City – Stevie Wonder

Living Doll – Cliff Richard and The Shadows

Turning Japanese – The Vapors

Maggie May – Rod Stewart

The Israelites – Desmond Dekker

The Boy From New York City – Darts

Baby, Stop Crying – Bob Dylan

He’s Gonna Step On You Again – John Kongos

Green Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones

Souvenir – OMD

24 Hours From Tulsa – Gene Pitney

Feels Like Heaven – Fiction Factory

It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me – Billy Joel

Temptation – Heaven 17

Return Of The Mack – Mark Morrison

Bedsitter – Soft Cell

Crocodile Rock – Elton John

As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys

The Things We Do For Love – 10cc

Babe – Take That

I’m Not In Love – 10cc

Nutbush City Limits – Tina Turner

99 Red Balloons – Nena

Runaway – Bon Jovi

White Horses – Andrea Ross

Mississippi – Pussyca


I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany

Teenage Rampage – Sweet

mmmBop – Hanson

Take A Chance On Me – ABBA

Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Vienna – Ultravox

Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart

Hello This is Joanie – Gary Brown

Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs – Brian and Michael

Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – Marvin Gaye

Roadrunner – Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers

Changes – David Bowie

The Poacher – Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance

The Bump – Kenny

Killer Queen – Queen

Dancing Queen – ABBA

Baby Come Back – UB40 feat. Ali, Astro and Mickey

Space Oddity – David Bowie

Cool For Cats – Squeeze

Keep On Running – Spencer Davis Group

True Blue – Madonna

Beg, Steal or Borrow – The New Seekers

Life On Mars – David Bowie

Creeping Death – Metallica

Whatever You Want – Status Quo

The Young Ones – Cliff Richard and The Shadows

One Of Us – ABBA

Transmission – Joy Division

The Hippy Hippy Shake – Swinging Blue Jeans

Lay Your Love On Me – Racey

Take My Breath Away - Berlin

16 Replies

Got it Jan, just downloaded that playlist on to my Smartphone and pressed the green button (heart) on the phone to add as a favourite. Thanks, I notice that the track I asked for is on it, Cliff Richards Living Doll.

in reply to AlMorr

That’s the plan, except for the occasional ‘I really can’t stand that song’ - most go on my lists, because it’s a reminder that we are all different ages and have different tastes in music, but we all like running. Glad you like it, another theme coming later this month..

Wow, what a list, it has given me a trip down memory lane - I may have to select some of these to run to too.

in reply to Razouski

I know some of it was a real memory test for me, but David Bowie is often appearing on the lists and so too are the 80s (although that may have a lot to do with editor’s bias)

in reply to Jancanrun

Can't beat the eighties for music!


Thank you Jan, i shall enjoy running to these xxx

in reply to Millsie-J

Notice whose choice was in bold??? Next theme due in a couple of weeks.... I hope the playlist works out nicely for you

in reply to Jancanrun

I did in did Jan , thank you 😀xxxxxx


Love it.. I have fished out all my Gene Pitney songs.. and ahd a nostalgic look at the programme from the last time I saw him in his last UK tour!!! sigh !!!

in reply to Oldfloss

I like him too, I especially liked it when he partnered with Marc Almond and underrated singer imho

in reply to Jancanrun

I sang backing vocals for Marc Almond once upon a time. It was a Marc and the Mambas concert at the Royal Festival Hall about 7 years ago. He wasn’t quite what he’d been in the ‘80s and ‘90s but I was still thrilled. 🤪

in reply to Razouski

You see this is precisely why you’re a running hero - bloody good runner and singer, with cracking music taste also. The real deal!


I know what you mean... that Berlin track irritates me too 😂. Just kidding, and many apologies!

You don’t like Take That either? Can’t say I’m surprised, thought New Seekers were much more your vibe!😜🎤🎤🎤🎤🎼🎼🎼🎼🎸🎸🎸

in reply to Jancanrun

Take that? They were great in the years they weren’t making albums.


Love it Jan....I will be test driving this one later....brrrrrr it's a bit nippy out there today...even the dog didn't want to go out today and he will do anything to sniff a lamp post!!! Wrap up then peel off, that's me!! Happy running xxx

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