Tuesday, November 7, 2017

8 Rockin' Songs for Your Running Pleasure

I've got 99 problems, but a running tune ain't one.

In an effort to ramp up my motivation, I've been updating my running playlist. Out with the old, stale songs and in with the new! There's nothing like a fresh mix of tunes to make your long runs feel fun again. Not being much of a pop music fan makes finding high energy songs a bit of a challenge. But I think you'll agree that my eclectic mix is interesting, to say the least.

It's like having a party on the run!



Wish I Knew You: The Revivalists
I realize that this song has gone somewhat mainstream but when I first heard it on our local alt-rock station, I knew it was a winner.



Life Itself -Glass Animals
A song about struggling, I just loved the music and it's fun to run to.

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The Man-The Killers
Empowering, even though I'm not a man. "Nothing can break me down..." And it's got a good cadence. "USDA certified lean..."




Nobody Speak-DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels
Warning: This is not for everyone (there's some really salty language) but man, it's a cool song. When I asked my sons if they've ever heard of Run the Jewels, they just about fell over in disbelief. It was a total mom win and when you've got teens/young adults, you take those moments and savor them. Even if it means you've totally ruined a band for them.



High Sir Sly
I'm not advocating for drug use, but instead just think about that runner's high while you're grooving to this song. "Feels good for the first time in a long time now..." This band has another song that I'm road testing, &Run. 



Chase Me-Danger Mouse ft Run the Jewels and Big Boi
I heard this song when I was watching that very stylistic movie Baby Driver and I had to have it. No surprise that it features that cool band Run the Jewels. "That's why I'm outta here, baby...."



The next 2 songs are brand new to my playlist--I haven't road tested them yet, but I like the sound, the lyrics, and the cadence. We'll see if they stand the test of time.

Happy Hour-Weezer
This is Weezer? I was pretty shocked to hear their "new sound" but I like this easy, laid-back groove for a long run. "Let's chill out on this island, sucking on a lime and a coconut..." 



Live in the Moment-Portugal the Man
Oooooh, lalalalala, let's live in the moment, like Sunday morning... Plus it's got a great beat to run to.



Do you run with music? Have you heard of any of these songs? What are some new tunes that you are grooving to? What is your favorite genre to run to? Do you choose songs for the lyrics or the music?

I'm linking up with Janelle, Kim, and Steff for Tunes Tuesday as well as Marcia, Erika, and Patti for Tuesdays on the Run and Debbie, Lora, and Rachel for Coaches' Corner! Have a great week!








62 comments :

  1. All of these songs are new to me!! I love that! I’m totally going to check them out. Thanks for joining the link up!

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    1. That's the fun of the link up! Songs we maybe don't know!

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  2. I don't think I have heard any of these songs. I like pop and rap while I run.

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  3. Honestly, I have not heard of any of these (or the bands who perform them) LOL I guess I'm more of a classic rock kind of gal...though I do have some new wave, rap, show tunes, pop, and disco (no judging) thrown into my mix.

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    1. I do have some classic rock on my playlist, but what's the fun of sharing that?

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  4. omg, the Nobody Speak video is hilarious - love it! I can deal with salty language ;) I always thinks it helps me run faster lol
    I loved Baby Driver, the hubs and I really liked how unique the style of the movie was...very different anything I've seen in awhile.

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    1. See, you are my karaoke friend--so you get me!

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  5. I was just noticing how stale my playlist is getting. Definitely time to freshen it up. You've got some good ones here!

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    1. Are you just saying that to be nice? :p

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  6. My playlist is so so stale.

    And I am so so lazy. Thanks for the suggestions. I have to check them out

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  7. Thank you for this! I always need help spicing up my playlist - I'm adding all of these now!

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  8. I so rarely listen to music when I run any more, I probably need to do it again for some speed work!

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    1. I've had a lot of issues with motivation lately, so I needed some new tunes...

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  9. We have pretty much the exact same taste in music!!

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  10. A lot of the songs you highlighted are new to me - thanks for sharing and linking up! I can wait to add these songs to my new playlist.

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  11. Okay, so I didn't know any of these songs - shame on me! I need to make a dedicated rock playlist and add these tunes! Thanks for joining us for the Tunes Tuesday linkup!

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    1. I had no idea that I'd be that person with the obscure songs...

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  12. I've never heard of these songs before. I'm always playing with my playlists so they don't get stale.

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    1. Me too! That's why I love Spotify--I can keep changing it up.

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  13. We have very similar taste in music! You should check out Queens of the Stone Age "Feet Don't Fail Me". I can't stop listening to their Villians CD.

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    1. Yay! I was starting to worry that I was way out there. I have The Way You Used To Do on my playlist. I didn't include it here, but I should have.

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  14. "Never Ending Circles" by Chvrches. Lyrics relevant to runners: "Here's to taking what you came for, here's to running off the pain." and "It's time to save your neck And I will try and find my feet and go".

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    1. Yes! I will check it out! PS Are you running the 1/2 in Busse Woods?

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    2. I am thinking about it. My neighbor is running it, so I might have a free ride out to Schaumburg (unless I volunteer to drive that is!). It may be a last minute decision. :)

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  15. I don't think I know any of these songs. I only listen to music when I run on the treadmill, but that may start to happen more often, so I definitely need some new songs to listen to!

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    1. I'm just loving my tunes lately, since running's been kind of tough.

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  16. Thanks I am very over due for an update. Just added the Killers song!

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    1. I just found a few more new songs. I'm so happy to freshen up my playlist!

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  17. OMG that Nobody Speak is my JAM!!! I wrote so many of these on my music notes and will be downloading for sure!! Also, I have that Portugal the Man song and it's great to run too!

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  18. I don't run with music. What a fun new list of songs! I've actually heard most of them--mostly because of hours on end in the car with my kids!

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  19. Never heard of these! But seems like an interesting playlist, will give it a shot!

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    1. Isn't that the point--to find new songs you might not have picked? Let me know what you think.

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  20. OMG why don't I know any of these songs?! I feel so out of the loop!!!

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    1. I'm the one who's out of the loop with my musical tastes! But that's why I do these posts, variety is the spice of life... :p

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  21. What a great list! I do love Weezer, too! They have some great and unexpected stuff!

    I run both with and without music. When I'm running with friends, I leave the tunes at home. Good conversation is sometimes just as fun.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. For sure, I only listen to tunes when I run alone. But I need some good stuff to get me moving.

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  22. I am loving the Revivalists and Portugal the Man! Great list! Always looking for new songs for my treadmill runs!

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    1. I am always on the hunt for new songs that don't get stale after one or two listens.

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  23. I'm such an old lady. I've never heard of any of theses LOL. I also don't run with music, so there's that...

    -MCM Mama

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    1. You're really not an old lady because as soon as I started talking about Run the Jewels, my boys threw a whole bunch of names at me that I've never heard. I.can't.keep.up

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  24. These are great! I have to have music to workout. Right now, my favorite is "Believer" by Imagine Dragons. :)

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  25. most of these are new to me and sound great! thanks for sharing :)

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  26. This is a great list! I need to add some of these songs to my playlist!!

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    1. I'm glad you found a few that you liked!

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  27. I have not heard of a single song. Not sure what that says about me. I'm listening to music more now that I have my Dot, but of course I just tell her to play songs by an artist I already know!

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    1. What fun is that? :P I always like to try something new. I already have more new songs since I published this.

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  28. I don't usually run with music but when I do I seem to like to hear songs from my younger days ;)

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  29. I'm all about having a party while on the run. The more upbeat the music, the more enjoyable the run usually is.

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    1. I do have some dark songs too. Sometimes I need that angry music to push me...

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  30. I tend to choose songs for the lyrics. I like to sing along like a crazy person when I'm running down the street. LOL I need to check out some of these songs, I think.

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    1. They're not for the mainstream music lover, but they sure are fun!

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