Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Half Marathon Music

I have a favor to ask.... :)

I'm in the process of working on my half marathon playlist, and I'd love recommendations!  Keep in mind that I hope to finish the race in the 2:30 range, which means I need at least 150 minutes of music! Um, that's 40+ songs!

That's where you come in.  I'd love any suggestions you have for music to keep me going (running with my heart!).  Most of the music I put on my playlist will likely be mid- to up-tempo to keep me moving.  (Think: dance party music).   Thoughts?

Here are a few songs on my list:

- "Don't Trust Me" - 3OH!3
- "The Joker"/"Everything I Own" Mash-Up (Jazon Mraz/Chrissie Hynde)
- "Just Say Yes" Snow Patrol
- "Everybody Talks" Neon Trees
- "Good Ol' Days" The Script
- "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen
- "Mr. Jones" Counting Crows
- "Murder of One" Counting Crows
- "My Kinda Party" Jason Aldean
- "Jack Sparrow" The Lonely Island (don't judge)
- "Shake It Out" Florence and the Machines
- "Devil Town" Tony Lucca
- "Some Nights" Fun
- "Radioactive" Imagine Dragons
- "Mamas Broken Heart" Miranda Lambert
- "Strangers On A Train" David Nail


  1. 2 Unlimited - Twilight Zone
    Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
    Gown - Head Honcho
    Europe - Danger on The Track
    Europe - Rock the Night
    Moving Pictures - Never
    Tenacious D - To Be the Best

    1. Awesome list... thank you! This reminded me of another Tenacious D song I'd been meaning to add as well!

  2. Ha! I've listened to Jack Sparrow on races before too.

    Here are some of my favorite race tunes based on my playlists (some of these are actually on every different one I've made, and I have like 12!).

    Starships: Nicki Minaj
    Danza Kudro: Don Omar & Lucenzo
    Disturbia: Rihanna
    Chelsea Daggar: The Fratellis
    Run the Town: Jay-Z
    Talk a Walk: Passion Pit
    Knock Out: Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj
    The War: Angels and Airwaves
    Good Time: Owl City
    What's My Age Again: Blink-182
    5-1-5-0: Dierks Bently
    Here It Goes Again: Ok Go
    My Song Knows What Your Song Did in the Dark: Fall Out Boy

    and.... Eye of the Tiger (always gets me going...)


    1. Oh man. Yes, yes, and yes. I just downloaded that Fall Out Boy song over the 4th of July weekend - so good.

  3. Any remix by Robyn (Dancing on My Own, Call Your Girlfriend, Indestructible)
    Katy Perry
    Britney Remixes
    N.E.R.D.- Music from the Swordfish Soundtrack

    1. HOW DID I OMIT BRITNEY?!!!!!! Thanks Tawnia - agreed w/ all of those!!!

  4. Call Me Maybe... on repeat

    1. Yesssss!

      (Although I must admit I'm very curious which of my favorite Anonymous commenters left this suggestion).

  5. Replies
    1. You're my favorite firework. I'll listen to it and think of you!!!

  6. 1."All I Ever Wanted" Airborne Toxic Event
    2. "Bullet the Blue Sky" from u2's Vertigo: Live from Chicago
    3. "Art of Almost" Wilco
    4. "My Body" Young the Giant
    5. "Cousins" Vampire Weekend
    6. "Tessellate" Tokyo Police Club
    7. "Held in the Arms of Your Words" Tired Pony
    8. "Goodnight, Travel Well" The Killers
    9. "Harry's House/Centerpiece" Joni Mitchell
    10. "Leave Me" Imagine Dragons

    1. Oooh can't wait for these. Thank you!

    2. Just checked out "Leave Me" and I am OBSESSED TO THE MAX.


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