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I'm growing my playlist for running. What's your favourite 3 tracks that you've run to this week?

Portlandprincess
Portlandprincess
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Killers...these things that I have done

Meghan trainer....all about that base

Rolling stones...paint it black

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SuzieMac

Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

Love will tear us apart - Joy Division

I ran - Flock of Seagulls (appropriate!!!)

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Mummycav
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in reply to SuzieMac

Love all those tracks!!

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Portlandprincess

I'll pop them on my list...see what happens

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Mummycav
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Good vibrations - Beach boys

Thank you next - Arriana Grande

In your eyes - Peter Gabrielle

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Portlandprincess

Now on my list...

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LeeU
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Running up that hill - Placebo

Everything Counts - Depeche Mode

Creep - Radiohead

Plus many more.

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Portlandprincess

Yep..hot creep and Kate's running up that hill is on my list

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Buddy34
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Training Montage from Rocky IV

Thunderstruck AC/DC

She Wolf David Guetta

😊😊😊😊

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Portlandprincess

Going to put them on my playlist thanks

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Inforthelongru

anything 80s and cheesy...it’s the only thing that motivates me when I’m puffed out. Flash dance, ABBA,

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Portlandprincess

Ohhhh. I've got so much cheese on my list. Bye bye baby came on yesterday πŸ€—

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Irish-John
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Man-eater, Hall and Oates

Paint it Black, Stones

Coffee Cold, Galt

First is warm up

Second is turbospeed

Third is cool down

And over two hours other tracks I've put together that help me Pace myself nicely over the last two years :)

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Portlandprincess

John you're a bit organised. Sometimes the song finishes as jo whiley speaks and I think I'm the new fat boy slim 😎

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Irish-John
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in reply to Portlandprincess

I have a very low boredom threshold :) Over my first year of running I passed a lot of time in my car flipping through radio channels and writing down songs that I liked with a good best for running. Then I spent a few hours one night recording them back to back. At that point I was up to ten k so an hour and a half was plenty. When I went on to longer distances I did another hour and a half recording. :)

I especially like "knowing" how far along my regular running routes I would be when I am at a new venue :) It helps keep the "can I make it?" " How much further really?" anxiety to a minimum. :)

And sometimes knowing a truly favorite track is upcoming gets me past the "mini walls" on longer runs - I don't want to miss hearing it :)

All good fun :)

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Portlandprincess

Great advice. I think I'll need to do this at some point. It's all a bit exciting at the moment. I have noticed that if I get a track wrong ie too slow it upsets my rhythm

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Irish-John
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in reply to Portlandprincess

I ditched a few tracks because of that - some songs that sounded great in my vehicle did not translate well to running :) "Money ,money money" Abba, "My Sharona" "Eye of the Tiger"just seemed too uneven and ultimately annoying. "Love Song" by The Cure on the other hand - not a great rythm for running but the memories associated with it always give me a boost :)

I think if one really does like a good balance between "Hearing" and "Listening" as they run, the selection becomes permanent, very personal and as important as the right pair of Running shoes :)

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Decker

Come and get your Love . Redbone

Spirit of the West. Home for a Rest

Foo Fighters. All My Life

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Portlandprincess

All new to me and my list!

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Raspberrycheesecake

Farewell to the fairground - white lies

Eye of the tiger - survivor

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Portlandprincess

I'll be doing a Rocky when I manage to complete the 5k. I'll put them on my list

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Runningroni
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Only for running mind.

Love machine Girls aloud

Don't stop moving S Club 7

Poker face Lady Gaga

Can not believe I have admitted to so much cheese.

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Portlandprincess

Stick to the privacy tips and no one will know 🀣 I've set my rules so they're on my list!

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iain-strachan

Three "oldies" which work for an oldie like me:

Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys

I'm a believer - The Monkees

In the mood - Glenn Miller

BTW Paint it Black figures among my favourites too!

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Portlandprincess

Yes...I can see me smiling to those...on my list thanks

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iain-strachan
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in reply to Portlandprincess

You asked for 3 but I can't resist adding "I saw her standing there" by the Beatles. Definitely another feelgood song and the classic early Beatles sound.

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Hidden
Hidden

Steeltown - Big Country

Electricity - OMD

Seasons End - Marillion.

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Portlandprincess
Portlandprincess
in reply to Hidden

Dont know those. They're on my list.thanks

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RunningMigster

I just created a new one last night. Looking forward to seeing how it works tonight.

Here is a snapshot.

Highway to Hell - ACDC

Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

Keeping the Faith - Billy Joel

Legs - ZZ Top

And of course, how can we not have...

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Mig

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Portlandprincess

Love the eclectic mix...I'm putting them on my list

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Vicky11ma
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Love to run to paint it black too! Also

Phil Collins Dont loose my number

April Lavigne Girlfriend

Foo Fighters Everlong

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Portlandprincess

Putting them on my list now. Thanks

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JP-newRunner
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Mr Brightside - The Killers

Two Princes - Spin Doctors

One Week - Barenaked Ladies

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Portlandprincess

Putting them on my list. Thank you

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Jazzyrunner
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Ooh great post! Thank you for the Meghan Trainer idea - I’m adding that one πŸ‘πŸ»

My current favourites to run to are

Pink: Raise your glass

Sia and David Guetta: Titanium

Sister Sledge: Frankie

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Portlandprincess

I'm putting these onto my list. I've got so many on my list from this post...so eclectic.

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Jazzyrunner
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in reply to Portlandprincess

Mine is eclectic too - keeps me on my toes!

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Smelliepoo
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in reply to Jazzyrunner

Titanium is definitely my running song at the moment, really makes me go!

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Jazzyrunner
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in reply to Smelliepoo

It’s a great song πŸ‘πŸ»

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Trawa
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I use deezer Rock running playlist and last week Guns'n'Roses with 'It's so easy' was my hit - came up just when I was going up the hill and singing 'it's easy, so f***ing easy' really made me smile and kept going!!

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Portlandprincess

Deffo on my list! Dont know it but fancy learning the words for the tough times 🀣

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Portlandprincess

Just had the surreal experience of it's easy...loved it...needed it. Followed by chuck berry.you never can tell. It worked . Whod a thought?

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Orangutan99

Killers. Mr Brightside

BeyoncΓ©. Crazy in love

Survivor. Eye of the tiger πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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JaniceG68
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Love your 3 - putting on my playlist right now!

Born slippy - Nuxx (great once it gets going), Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus and Mr Brightside - The Killers.

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Portlandprincess

Lots of people like mr brightside. Will put them on the list

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Dexy5

Chariots of fire film track

Paint it black, Rolling Sones

Come on Eileen, Dexy’s Midnight Runners (for obvious reasons)

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Portlandprincess

Yeah...like the idea of chariots of fire. Hope I dont try the slow mo as I run 🀣

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Dexy5

I imagine I’m running along the beach with a much younger Nigel Havers . It’s great for a longer run.

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Portlandprincess

Nigel doesn't age very much. Berlin he can still run. .

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Samf1971

Hot & Cold - Katy Perry

Paradise - George Ezra

We Found Love - Rihanna & Calvin Harris

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pa259
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Talk to me - Run the Jewels

Nancy Boy - Placebo

Shallow - Liines

Duality - Slipknot

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Portlandprincess

Dont know them will try them. Thanks. Lots of placebo going on in this thread.

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lourunrun

I only have a short list at the moment so have been looking to add to it - I'll look at some of the suggestions posted.

My three retro favourites at the moment are:

Tiger Feet - Mud

I'm Still Standing - Elton John

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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We didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel (Oh, that's four!!)

I also have some Spanish tracks as I am learning Spanish and I can try to understand the lyrics to take my mind off the run!!

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Portlandprincess

What a brilliant idea. Love it x

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kathkyn
kathkyn
in reply to lourunrun

Like your choices, I need to get my tracks sorted.

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Tanzy1

I’m really liking Chuck Berry, You never can tell πŸ™‚

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Portlandprincess

Straight on my list. Thank you

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Portlandprincess

Came up today just after guns and Rose's its wasy...surreal but brilliant

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Tasha99
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Ruby!

Oh my god!

The man

Awe only 3 πŸ€”

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Portlandprincess

The man? Cant find it

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Tasha99
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in reply to Portlandprincess

The killers

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Portlandprincess

Fabulous. Will add them.

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PrairieGirl71

Punk! Post punk is good too. Anything with a fast beat and lots of anger or swearing helps me to power through: Ramones, Beastie Boys, Sex Pistols, Green Day, Foo Fighters, etc. Sounds crazy maybe but it works!

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Portlandprincess

Gonna try it....had it's easy by guns and roses...followed by chuck berry never can tell. Surreal and brilliant. Can't wait for bay city rollers followed bt sex pistols...I now have an eclectic running list!

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PrairieGirl71

Sounds good to me!

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2718281
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I have some spanish music I won't add here, and some already mentioned, but these are the ones that have made me smile at some point last week:

Imitation of Life - REM

Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon

This is how a heart breaks :) - Rob Thomas

But I just realised I really need to update my list, I made a selection for my c25k, but now that I'm trying to get to 10k I need something much longer!!

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lourunrun
lourunrun
in reply to 2718281

I'd love to know some of your favourite Spanish music to add to my list.

3 of my favourite Spanish ones include:

Danza Kuduro - Don Omar

La Camisa Negra - Juanes

Suerte - Shakira

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2718281
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in reply to lourunrun

Hi

I don't know if they are going to be a similar style but:

Juanes - a Dios le pido

Mana - clavado en un bar

Melendi - mi rumbita pa tu pies

Rosana - pa ti no estoy

Marea - como quiere tu abuelita

Fito y Fitipaldis - la casa por el tejado

Piratas - promesas que no valen nada

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lourunrun
lourunrun
in reply to 2718281

Thanks for those ideas - I like most of them and it gives me some new artists to explore.

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Portlandprincess

Live REM...and I'll put some Spanish on my list too. This is fun

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Morningsunshine

Uprising... starelight ... muse

Rolling in the deep... adel

Mr and Mrs smith... stereophonics

Town called malice...jam

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Portlandprincess

Brilliant...I'd forgotten Muse....

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Mark1909
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Foo Fighters; Times like these, Everlong, The Sign.

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Portlandprincess

Never listened to foo fighters so...I'm widening horizons as I run towards them!

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Mark1909
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in reply to Portlandprincess

You have no idea what your missing - I’d describe it as possibly jolly punk/ grunge 🀟 - would that be β€œpunge”? Lol

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Portlandprincess

Ever long pretender and best of you...top in spotify...I'll give it a go.

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Mark1909
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in reply to Portlandprincess

You must watch the video for Everlong too !

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Portlandprincess

But not whilst running πŸ€”πŸ€£

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Mark1909
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in reply to Portlandprincess

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Justexistin

I listened to enema of the state (blink 182) today just over 30 mins! πŸ‘πŸ»

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Portlandprincess

Loving the ideas coming out of this post. Never heard of this so looking forward to a new experience. Thank you

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mrrun
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All three of Chris Stapleton albums, in no particular order.

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Portlandprincess

Another artist I've not heard if...will pop him on my running list thank you

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