Music for running

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Clevelandmo, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Clevelandmo

    Clevelandmo Active Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    I'm getting tired of the music I have on my Ipod shuffle. Anyone have some suggestions for good running songs that I can download. They need to be upbeat or energetic.
  2. GaryBarnettFanClub

    GaryBarnettFanClub New Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey
    I use
    Iron Maiden - Run to the hills.
    Stumble and fall - Razorlight
    The day we caught the train - ocean coloured scene
    St Elmo's fire - John Parr
    Going undergroud - The jam
    I'll be there for you - Bon Jovi
    Amazing - Aerosmith
    Pretender to the throne - The Beautiful South
  3. Jux

    Jux New Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    If you want a continuous mix for your run, DJ Steve Boyett has created free downloadable mixes that are grouped by Beats per Minute in his Podrunner series. He has them available at his site, Podrunner, although I think you can also get it as a podcast through iTunes.

    Most of the mixes I've heard are instrumental electronica tracks, which has helped me in the past, but I know others would prefer to have songs they know.
  4. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Walnut, CA
    Re: RE: Music for running

    Hold the presses...Stu, 'St. Elmo's Fire'???? How can you pick that over the theme to Beverly Hills Cop? :wink:
  5. fulhamfaninMS

    fulhamfaninMS New Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    My list is a bit heavier but it is upbeat:

    Saliva--superstar and Ladies and Gentlemen
    Living Colour--Cult of Personality
    Several Metallica songs sprinked in
    Def Leppard--Rocket
    Van Halen--Panama and Runaround
    AC/DC--Rock-n-Roll Ain't Noise Pollution and Thunderstruck
  6. GaryBarnettFanClub

    GaryBarnettFanClub New Member

    Sep 29, 2006
    Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey
    Re: RE: Music for running

    Great shout. Axel F now added to the Ipod.

    But, in my defence, St.Elmo's fire gave a teenage boy a lot of happy memories. Demi Moore was a stunning 'hottie hot hottie'.

    I have also run to the Vangelis Chariots of fire theme - I swear it made me run faster in slowmo!
  7. quickdraw

    quickdraw New Member

    May 18, 2007
    RE: Re: RE: Music for running

    I have used Beatport before and it was nice, but lately I have been trying to push myself harder for the Air Force's physical fitness test, so I've been listening to more drum n bass techno.

    Dieselboy's "6ixth Session" should do you nicely if you want really fast and energetic music, but no lyrics to distract you too much.
  8. Clevelandmo

    Clevelandmo Active Member

    Sep 13, 2007
    Wow, 173 beats per minute . . . . I'm not running sprints and I'm not Kenyan. That will give a recreational long distance runner AFib in a heart beat.

    Thanks to everyone for your input. I used a few but most of them are, well, too male for me.
  9. RidgeRider

    RidgeRider Member

    Jan 5, 2008
    Mo, try Seal. I'm a cyclist and won't run if you put a gun to my head, but there are several tunes that give me a lift when I am about to hit a hill. Ridge Road being my favorite. :)
  10. dtwondough

    dtwondough New Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    mine is more in line with fulhamfan. Alice in chains, rage, metallica, some pearl jam, North Mississippi Allstars sprinkled in, Kings X, etc..
  11. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Cleveland OH
    I'm more into weightlifting, but here are a few of mine

    Kickstart my heart -- Motley Crew
    Cult of Personality -- Living Colour
    Enter Sandman -- Metallica
    Lay your hands on me -- Bon Jovi
    Since I've been loving you -- Led Zeppelin
    Snake Oil -- Steve Earle (no, not the old FFC striker)
    Sweet Child o' mine -- GNR
    Let's get rocked -- Def Leppard (I know, reeeeeeeeeeally cheesy)
    Poundcake -- Van Halen (ditto)
    Eruption/ You really got me -- Van Halen

    Quite a few other cheesy 80s rock tunes -- cheese does serve a purpose.
  12. dtwondough

    dtwondough New Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    but i will say, right now on the ipod is more blues/folk/rockabilly mix. in fact, I find myself listening to the Flying Burrito Brothers over and over again.
  13. SCFulhamFan

    SCFulhamFan Active Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    The Rifles, great tracks for running
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