Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It Keeps You Running


As a "shout-back" to my friend Josh, a running enthusiast and his running throng, I thought I'd post a few tunes that would be sure-fire home runs on your iPod as you try to reach that end goal... whatever that may be. While I am not much of a runner, I did use the treadmill at the gym (when I went) and found that music helped me stay on the death contraption.

Not necessarily strictly high-energy beat driven music works (although that helps) when running I found (as I am sure most pros know) that a particular song or group of songs need to have an arch, with spaces for a slower jog, to a flat out break-neck run. Anyhow, for those runners out there, here are 50 selections that will... keep you running:

Hyper-Ballad - Bjork
In Your Arms (We Gonna Make It) - Benjamin Diamond
We Run This - Missy Elliot
Forca - Nelly Furtado
Here it Goes Again - OK GO
Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrard
Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters
Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
Strut - Sheena Easton
Sweet Talkin' Woman - E.L.O.
Night On Fire - VHS or Beta
Hotel Yorba - White Stripes
Into Your Eyes - Armand Van Helden
Just Can't Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Ring The Alarm - Beyonce
Just Let Go (Thin White Duke Remix) - Fischerspooner
Song 2 - Blur
Comfort Eagle - Cake
Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
All Through The Night - Cyndi Lauper
Ride It - Geri Halliwell
Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols
Runaway - Deee-Lite
Barracuda - Heart
Heat Wave - Linda Rondstadt
Dreams - Deep Dish
Connection - Elastica
Touch The Sky - Kanye West
I'm The Bomb - Electric Six
Do You Want To - Franz Ferdinand
Crazy (Richard Vission Remix) - Gnarls Barkley
I'm So Excited - Le Tigre
Ooh La La - Goldfrapp
Walking With the Ghost - Tegan & Sara
DARE - Gorillaz
Private Eyes - Hall & Oats
Over & Over - Hot Chip
New Sensation - INXS
Avalon (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) - Juliet
Tribulations - LCD Soundsystem
Holiday Road - Lindsay Buckingham
Hung Up - Madonna
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
Down Down Down - Presets
Disco 2000 - Pulp
When You Wasn't Famous - The Streets
Uh-Oh, When Love Comes To Town - Talking Heads
The Future Of the Future - Everything But the Girl
You're The Best - Joe "Bean" Esposito (the song from The Karate Kid!)
Only You - Yaz (The cool down)

Of course, not a definative list. Tell me, what is YOUR favorite running/exercise song?

1 comment:

Josh said...

I had a great run last night and had "I Like The Way" by Bodyrockers in my head the whole time. Great beat to that tune.

Also listening to The Killers, Fountains of Wayne and Jimmy Eat World.