For Your Listening Pleasure…

Fact: I am a music runner.

In the past, I have tried to go on music-less runs, and I have found that it is really boring.

(OMG, did I just say that?!?!)

music-while-runningI usually look this cool (and sweaty) while I am running, by the way.

I am awesome.

Looking for some new music? Or are you interested in how I make it through a 2-4 hour run?

You have come to the right place, my friend! Because, good music is the answer!

For your listening pleasure,

Here is my Half Marathon PR Playlist

  • Madness- Muse
  • Ready to Start- Arcade Fire
  • Take a Walk- Passion Pit
  • Knights of Cydonia- Muse
  • Feel So Close (Nero Remix)- Calvin Harris
  • Hyper Music- Muse
  • Lights (Fear of Tigers Remix)- Ellie Goulding
  • New Born- Muse
  • I Get It- Chevelle
  • Boom- P.O.D.
  • Move- Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Plug In Baby- Muse
  • When Worlds Collide- Powerman 5000
  • Southtown- P.O.D.
  • Turbulence- Laidback Luke and Steve Aoki
  • Fire It Up- Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Saturdays- Chevelle
  • Month of May- Arcade Fire
  • Jump Around- House of Pain
  • Bangarang- Skrillex (featuring Sirah)
  • Citizen Erased- Muse
  • Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites- Skrillex
  • Time is Running Out- Muse
  • Rawkfist- Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Uprising- Muse
  • Dang Girl- Family Force 5
  • Heinrich Maneuver- Interpol
  • Gold on the Ceiling- The Black Keys
  • Some Nights- Fun.
  • Phenomenon- Thousand Foot Crutch
  • Sattelite- P.O.D.
  • Time to Pretend- MGMT
  • Bad Mood- The Vaccines
  • Before the Light Takes Us- Darkness Falls
  • Punching in a Dream- The Naked and Famous
  • I’ve Got Friends- Manchester Orchestra
  • Walking on a Dream- Empire of the Sun

What do you think of my list?

As you can see, I put a lot of thought into this. The slower songs are in the beginning and at the end, to coincide with my warm up and cool down.

You also might notice a trend…

Muse is one of my favorite bands EVER! Their songs get me super pumped up! So of course, there are a bunch of Muse songs on this playlist. Naturally.

What does your running playlist look like?

Do you listen to music while you are running?

What is your favorite band or singer?

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27 thoughts on “For Your Listening Pleasure…

  1. lkondor says:

    Ok – Now I gotta put my half list

    Ellie Goulding – Bittersweet
    Fiest – Fire in the Water
    Muse – Madness
    Taylor Swift – Begin Again
    Phillip Phillips – Home
    Lumineers – Ho Hey
    Within Temptation – Skyfall (cover)
    Eminem – Lose Yourself
    Flyleaf – All Around Me
    Pink – Just Give Me a Reason
    Within Temptation – Summertime Sadness (cover)
    Demi Levato – Heart Attack
    Jewel – Hands
    Fun – Carry On
    Florence + The Machine – Shake it Out
    Britney Spears – Til the World Ends
    Miranda Lambert – Mama’s Broken Hear
    Florence + the Machine – Breath of Life
    Within Temptation – Jillian (Give My Heart)
    Miranda Lambert – Fastest Girl in Town
    Florence +the Machine – No light, no light
    Flyleaf – New Horizons
    Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    Nemesea – It’s Over
    Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    Within Temptation – Sinead
    Pink – Try
    Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    Calvin Harris feat Florence Welch – Sweet Nothings
    K$sha – Die Young


  2. Michelle says:

    This is a fantastic list! Unfortunately I don’t buy a lot of music, so I don’t have any newer songs on my iPod. May need to start investing in more pump-you-up music like Muse. 🙂


  3. jamiewaller2 says:

    Great list – particularly the Arcade Fire and Black Keys! I’m not a music runner myself – I prefer to listen to whatever thoughts are rattling around my head – but I do like to listen to something motivational like Eminem’s Lose Yourself or Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen before setting out. Eye of the Tiger would be a bit too cheesy though…


  4. radiantrunner says:

    Love Muse! We saw them in Detroit last month, check them out if given the chance. I’m currently in the super-beginner phase of couch to 5k and am listening to an intervals mix… I can’t wait till I graduate and can listen to music of my choice! I’ve already begun formulating a playlist, and it will definitely include much Muse 🙂


  5. Mandy says:

    Love The Black Keys! Gold on the ceiling usually gets repeated on my playlist! Lots of 90’s hip hop….I’m lame, 80’s rock, and love me some Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry to run to!


  6. Sarah Howard says:

    Oh my where do I begin. I love anything that is fast and has a good beat, and I am not joking when I say I love it all… Hip Hop, rock, pop, country, big band. Yes I listen to big band swing music sometimes when I run. Old school and new school I love it all. If it makes me feel good then it’s on my playlist. I love this post because I am always looking for new songs to put on my playlist. Listen to the same song too many times and it looses its effect. But here it is my play list… It’s very long and I put it on shuffle so I never know what song is next.

    Shook me all night long ACDC
    Ain’t Going Down Till the Sun Garth Brooks
    Get Buck In Here (Remix) Akon ft. 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg – Get Buck In Here (Remix)
    Alan Jackson – Chattahoochie Alan Jackson
    Alive POD
    Animals Nickelback
    Any Man of Mine Shania Twain
    The Beach Theme Song Moby
    Check Up On It Beyonce ft. Slim Thug –
    Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy Big & Rich
    Black Betty Spiderbait
    Bones Little Big Town
    Boogie Woogie Choo Choo Train Tractors
    Boom POD
    Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas
    Boondocks Little Big Town
    Boot Scootin’ Boogie Brooks and Dunn
    Born This Way Lady Gaga
    Born This Way (Bimbo Jones Club Remix) Lady GaGa
    Brokenhearted (Razor n Guido Radio Edit) Karmin
    California Gurls Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg
    Chasing the Sun (Hardwell Edit) The Wanted
    click click boom Saliva
    Closer Nine Inch Nails
    Cowboy Kid Rock
    Disco Stick Lady Gaga
    Diva Beyonce
    Domino (Myon and Shane Remix) Jessie J
    Don’t Wake Me Up (Panic City Radio Remix) Chris Brown
    Down With The Sickness Disturbed
    The Edge Of Glory Lady Gaga
    The Fame Lady Gaga
    Feel So Close (Radio Edit) Calvin Harris
    Firecracker Josh Turner
    Firework Katy Perry
    Freak Nasty – Da Dip Da Booty ty
    Fuel Metallica
    Gangnam Style (강남스타일) PSY
    Boot Scootin Boogie (Dance Mix) Garth Brooks and Dunn –
    Get Buck In Here DJ Felli Fel ft Akon, Diddy, Ludacris & Lil’ Jon
    Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Instrumental Mix) Deadmau5
    Glycerine Bush
    Godsmack – I’m Doing The Best That I Can Godsmack
    I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
    I Gotta Feeling (Laidback Luke Remix) The Black Eyed Peas
    Ignition (Remix) R Kelly
    Imma Be Black Eyed Peas
    In The Ayer Flo-Rida Ft. Will.I.Am and Fergie
    Its Tricky Run DMC
    Tipsy (Remix) J-Kwon, Lil Kim, & 50 Cent-
    Just Dance Lady Gaga Feat. Colby O’Donis
    Let’s Get It Started Black Eyed Peas
    Levels Avicii
    A Little More You Little Big Town
    Harder to Breathe Maroon5
    Motownphilly Boyz 2 Men
    Mr. Bombastic Shaggy
    My Humps Black Eyed Peas
    Nickelback – Favorite Damn Disease NickelBack
    Oh Ciara, Ludacris
    The One That Got Away (R3hab Club Mix) Katy Perry
    Party People Nelly ft Fergie
    Party Rock Anthem (feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock) LMFAO
    Peacock Katy Perry
    Poker Face Lady Gaga
    Pump It Black Eyed Peas
    Push It Salt N Peppa
    Scream (R3hab Remix) Usher
    Sean Paul – Get Busy Sean Paul
    Seven Nation Army The White Stripes
    Sexy and I Know It LMFAO
    She Has A Girlfriend Now Reel Big Fish
    Sin Wagon Dixie Chicks
    Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) Beyoncé
    Baby’s Got Back(I Like Big Butts) Sir Mix A Lot
    Slow Ride Foghat
    Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma) [Extended Mix] Zedd
    Starships Nicki Minaj
    Stepped On My J’s (Ft. JD & Ciara) (Clean) Nelly
    Go Hard Or Go Home E-40
    Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) [Nicky Romero Club Mix] Kelly Clarkson
    Suds In the Bucket Sara Evans
    Summerboy Lady Gaga
    Tainted Love Marilyn Manson
    Take a Chance On Me ABBA
    Teeth Lady Gaga
    Telephone Lady Gaga Feat. Beyoncé
    This Is The New Shit Marylin Manson
    Till the World Ends (Varsity Team Radio Remix) Britney Spears
    California love Tupace feat Dr. Dre
    Turbulence Laidback Luke, Lil Jon & Steve Aoki
    Where the Blacktop Ends Keith Urban
    Who Knew (Bimbo Jones Radio Mix) P!nk
    Without You (feat. Usher) [Extended] David Guetta & Usher
    Yoü And I Lady Gaga
    In Da Club 50 Cent
    Sing Sing Sing Benny Goodman
    Song 2 Blur
    The Distance Cake
    Something Special Colbie Caillat
    Clocks Coldplay
    Viva La Vida Coldplay
    Sunshine of your Love Cream
    I heard it through the grapevine Creadence Clearwater Revival
    Love Song The Cure
    Sandstrom DaRude
    I Belive in a Thing Called Love The Darkness
    Lets Get Rocked Def Leppard
    Im So Hood Remix DJ Khaled Ft. T Pain, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi from Outkast, Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Birdman, Rick Ross
    Mercy Duffy
    Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand
    Jump Around House of Pain
    Flip Sting Hotei Tomoyasu
    Virtual Insanity Jamiroquai
    Big Pimpin Jay-Z
    The Middle Jimmy Eat World
    Come Baby Come K7
    Kasmire Led Zepplin
    Whole Lot of Love Led Zepplin
    American Women Lenny Kravitz
    United States of Whatever Liam Lynch
    Get Low Lil Jon and Yin Yang Twins
    Prisoner of Society The Living End
    Free Brid Lynard Skynard
    The Fight Song Slipknot Remix Marilyn Manson
    Beautiful People Marilyn Manson
    The Way You Make Me Feel Micheal Jackson
    Billy Jean Micheal Jackson
    Don’t Stop Till you Get enough Micheal Jackson
    Bodyrock Moby
    Pimp Juice Nelly
    Country Grammer Nelly
    EI Nelly
    Hey Baby No Doubt
    Hella Good No Doubt
    We will rock you Queen
    I want to break free Queen
    Blitzkreig Bop Ramones
    I like to Move it Real to Real
    Give it away Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Roller Coaster of Love Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Higher Ground Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Possum Kingdom Toadies
    Yeah Usher
    Delicious Fergie
    Bringing Sexy Back Justin Timberlake
    London Bridge Fergie
    Golddigger Kanye West
    Really Hot Missy Elliot
    Get your Freak On Missy Elliot

    This isn’t even all the songs that I have or even all the songs that I want. I have a list of songs that I want to download and add specificlly for my running playlist.


  7. klmv says:

    There are some pretty amazing songs right there in the playlist. 🙂 I have a few of those in my own as well. But at the moment I’m in the process of mathematically overhauling my entire running playlist (should post about that one of these days…) so I’m careful about new music.

    One of the best running songs? Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now.

    And I *have to* have something to listen to while I run. I get bored so easily. Mostly it’s music, but last summer I even experimented with audio books for long runs (such a failed experiment, killed my pace) and sometimes it’s Run, Zombies!

    Weirdy, I’m faster without music. I think it’s just that I’m so bored I wanna cover the distance faster and get home sooner. 😉


  8. Dawn H. says:

    Oh, I love Skrillex. I never thought I’d be into dubstep, but it really pumps me up to run! I’ll have to Youtube Muse tonight – I don’t think I know their songs! Thanks for the post 🙂


  9. Any Excuse to Wear Track Pants says:

    I have a lot of old U2, Bon Jovi, and that kind of stuff on my playlist. It’s just ‘cuz I love them so much that I can’t go a day without them. But I also find The Killers to be really good, and when I need an extra push I go for The Black Eyed Peas… they’re awesome for running…


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