My Running Playlist

by kristendom on January 2, 2014

I occasionally see posts from people looking for good songs for running or working out, so I thought I’d just post my entire running playlist here in case anyone wanted suggestions. Warning: some of these songs may cause you to randomly break out singing or dancing and therefore scare other runners or gym-goers.

Add It Up – Violent Femmes

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked – Cage the Elephant

American Girl – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

American Woman – Lenny Kravitz

Another One Bites the Dust – Queen

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Ceciia – Simon & Garfunkel

Crazy in Love – Beyoncé

Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds (great cool down song)

El Matador – Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Every Breath You Take – The Police (warm up or cool down)

Freedom 90 – George Michael

Get the Party Started – Pink

Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes

Hello, I Love You – The Doors

Hey Mama – Black Eyed Peas

Holiday – Green Day

I Feel Free – Cream

I Feel You – Depeche Mode (another good cool down song)

I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones

I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow

Into the Groove – Madonna

It’s Not Right But It’s Okay – Whitney Houston

Jump – Van Halen

Just a Girl – No Doubt

Kiss – Prince

London Calling – The Clash

Love Shack – The B-52′s

Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf

Mamma Mia – ABBA

Michael – Franz Ferdinand

Mickey – Toni Basil (this song rocks for pumping up your energy…also very difficult to not start cheering while listening)

Mother Mother – Tracy Bonham

Mustang Sally – The Commitments (this is a solid warm-up song)

Objection (Tango) – Shakira

One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces – Ben Folds Five

One Way or Another – Blondie

Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses

Ray of Light – Madonna

Rock the Casbah – The Clash (because, duh)

Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones

Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root

Speedballin’ – Outkast (I promise this song will make you do whatever you’re doing way way faster)

Supermassive Black Hole – Muse

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmics

Take On Me – A-Ha

Take the Money and Run – Steve Miller Band

Tessellate – Alt-J (killer cool down song)

The Distance – Cake

The Hardest Button to Button – The White Stripes

Unbelievable – EMF

Under Pressure – David Bowie (warm-up or cool down)

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham!

Walk Like an Egyptian – The Bangles

Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed (cool down)

Welcome to the Jungle – Guns N’ Roses (aw, hell yeah)

Where the Streets Have No Name – U2

Whip It – Devo

Wild Thing – Tone-Loc (hell yes, I have Tone-Loc on here)

You Oughta Know – Alanis Morissette


And no, I’ve never gotten even close to getting through all of these in one run/workout. What are your favorite songs to run or work out to? I’d love to add to my list!

  • Teri Bump

    :-) anything PINK

  • Teri Bump

    Thanks for sharing Kristen!

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