Running Playlist

A page of all my favourite running songs stored on my iPhone and loaded into my Running Playlist.  Rather than post them all at once I will add them as I go with my top 5 from every training session.  I hope you enjoy.

As the list gets longer I will categorise them into fast, steady and jogging songs so you can set up your playlist for the run you are planning.  Also, I’m now sorting them most recent on top and older lists below.

May 22-28 – One Hit Wonders Top 5

My Sharona – by The Knack
Mambo No. 5 – by Lou Bega
Counting the Beat – by The Swingers
Turning Japanese – The Vapors
Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners

May 14-21 Top 5

Lifestyles of the Rich & The Famous – by Good Charlotte ( I think this is because Joel Madden appears everywhere thanks to The Voice)
The Last Train to Clarksville – by The Monkees
Hurry Up Sunrise – by North Mississippi Allstars
Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good – by Nickelback
Hold Me Tight – by Cold Chisel.

May 7 -13 Top 5

Prisoner of Society – by The Living End
I Stole Your Love – by Kiss
It’s Not About You – Scouting For Girls
Control – by Puddle of Mudd
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) – by The Jacksons

May 3-6 Top5

All Torn Down – by The Living End
Because We Can – Fatboy Slim
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Creepin’ Up the Backstairs – by The Fratellis
I’ll Do You Like A Truck – by GeoDaSilva

May 1-2 Top 5

Rip Tide – by Sick Puppies
Generator – by Foo Fighters
Dude Looks Like A Lady – by Aerosmith
Day Tripper – by The Beatles
Darling It Hurts – by Paul Kelly

April 24-28 Top 5

Break on Through – by The Doors  – such a great song.
Dreaming – by Blondie
The Bitter End – by Placebo
Face Down – by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Calm Down – by Killing Heidi

70’s Top 5 Running Songs – 19-22 Apr

Nutbush City Limits – by Ike & Tina Turner
You Just Like me ‘Cos I’m Good in Bed – by Skyhooks
Disco Inferno – by The Trammps
Superstition – by Stevie Wonder
ABC – by the Jackson 5

80’s Top 10 Running Songs – 15-17 Apr 

Out of Mind, Out of Sight – by The Models
Whip It – by Devo
Shout to the Top – by The Style Council
Don’t Change – by INXS
R.O.C.K. in the USA – by John Cougar Mellencamp
White Wedding – by Billy Idol
Centrefold – by J. Geils Band
Power of Love – by Huey Lewis & the News
I’m Still Standing – by Elton John
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – by Queen

April 6 – 12 Top 10

Power and the Passion – by Midnight Oil
Follow You Down – by Gin Blossoms
Turn off the Light – by Nelly Furtado
Shout to the Top – by The Style Council
Turn – by Bob Evans
Steal My Kisses – by Ben Harper
Uncle Harry – by The Living End
Welcome To The Jungle – by Guns N Roses
Down – by Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne
Semi-charmed Life – by Third Eye Blind

April 3 Top 5

Hard To Handle – by The Black Crowes
Sex On Fire – by Kings of Leon
Minority – by GreenDay
Miss You – by Foster the People
Run – by Gnarls Barkley

March 28 – April 1 Top 5

Suicide Blonde – by INXS
She Hates Me – by Puddle of Mudd
Original Prankster – by The Offspring
When You Were Young – by The Killers
Lifestyles Of The Rich & The Famous – by Good Charlotte

March 25 Top 5

American Idiot – by Green Day
ABC – by Jackson 5
Kidnap My Heart – by The Click Five
I Want You Back – by Hoodoo Gurus
Higher Ground – by Red Hot Chilli Peppers

March 23 Top 5

Harder To Breathe – by Maroon 5… is there a more appropriate song when you are running up a steep hill or running intervals??
Let’s Dance to Joy Division – by The Wombats
Kick – by INXS
Closer – by Ne-Yo
Blame It On The Boogie – by The Jacksons… this song comes with a health warning. If you try to do the dance moves to this song while you are running you will either look like a complete clown or trip over… or both!!!

March 20 Top 5

Like it Like That – by Guy Sebastian
Prodigy – by Voodoo People
Celebrity Skin – by Hole
Spare Me The Details – by The Offspring
F*** You – by Cee Lo Green

March 18 Top 5

Welcome to the Jungle – by Guns N’ Roses
Teddy Picker – by the Artic Monkeys
Slide – by the Goo Goo Dolls
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – by ACDC (the original featuring Bon Scott)
The Lovecats – by The Cure

March 15 Top 5

American Woman – by Lenny Kravitz
Don’t Stop Me Now – by Queen
Running Down a Dream – by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Better Than You – by Metallica
Empire State of Mind – Jay-Z featuring Alicia Keys (not one for trying to run fast)

March 12 Top 5

Shut Up and Dance – by Aerosmith
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – by Jet
Better Than You – by Metallica
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment – by The Ramones
Highway to Hell –  by ACDC …. particularly good for those extra long runs!!!!

March 9 Top 5

I Wanna Be Sedated – by The Ramones .. (btw this is also my ringtone)
Gone Daddy Gone – by Gnarls Barkley
When the Sun Goes Down – by Artic Monkeys … in fact anything by Arctic Monkeys is good to run to.
Bless My Soul – by Powderfinger
Starstrukk – by 3OH!3 …. no smart comments please!

March 6 Top 5

La Grange – by ZZ Top… this by the way is the best running song of all time!!  Challenges accepted!
Rising Sun – by Cold Chisel
Black Betty – by Spiderbait  … I know, it’s not the original but great to run to.
Why Can’t I be With You – by The Cure
You Shook Me All Night Long – by ACDC

March 4 Top 5

Fall Back Down – by Rancid
Fire Starter – by Voodoo People
Panama – by Van Halen
A Little Less Conversation – Elvis vs JXL
Breadfan – by Metallica

Recommendations I’ve received

Thanks to @notsotallpoppy for her suggestions:

Because We Can – by Fatboy Slim
Disco Science – by Mirwais
F***in in the Bushes – by Oasis

Thanks to @supershelly for her suggestions:

Ministry of Sound Summer Running Trax. Nice DJ mix of current music at a consistent tempo.
One Way or Another – Blondie
Candyman – Christina Aguilera
Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash
Love Today – Mika
Black Betty – Spiderbait

Stay tuned and feel free to add your own suggestions!


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