Amongst my favourite tunes to run to are
Rise Above it : Afroceltic Sound System
Mojave : Afroceltic Sound System (takes 3 about minutes to get going so it's great for a warm up)
No Cars Go : Arcade Fire
Occasionally some of the Radio 4 podcasts are good too
e.g. In Our Time and From Our own correspondent
Muse, especially Plug In Baby, Hysteria and The Small Print (I'm a massive Muse fan)
Papa Roach: Last Resort (thats kind of my 'power song')
Anything off the Rocky soundtrack
Elton John: I'm still standing (Good when I'm tired!)
I've also got really cheesy stuff to keep me smiling like Girls Aloud and S Club 7 (Don't tell anyone I listen to S Club 7...)
I'm afraid only really nasty thrash metal, or hip-hop keeps me going: mostly - but some blues, soul and other stuff in the random mix to keep me surprised: like to have a few hundred songs on a an mp3 player - and leave it on totally random - never know what's next - and have the mp3 player where I can't easily reach to change the track - so I listen to whatever comes on.......
sometimes get into the running and don't notice the songs at all - other times they are all that keeps me from collapsing into a heap...
I like a bit of The Who for running to, no particular reason why! Also can't beat a bit of Take That or other equally embarrassing cheesy pop!
I'd thought about audio books, any good suggestions?
Green Day =Jesus of Suburbia
Anything by BOND or WILD (particularly thier version of Ave Maria...its funky!)
I'm new to these forums - hello!
When I did the great South Run back in October I forgot my music so borrowed my friend's boyfriend's Ipod. It had Meatloaf on it so I started the Run to "Bat out of Hell", very appropriate! I would never have considered listening to Meatloaf while I ran but he really kept me going!
I've just bought 'Clubland Classics' for running with, and find the bass line and beat is really helping my pace. Reminds me too of going clubbing and having endless energy - pre children.
I'm with Hourglass on this, good bassline and beat stuff, particularly 'instrumental' type stuff for me..
Daftpunk is also always a winner... and my real 'power track' has to be Pendulum - Slam, always drags me up the beast of a hill halfway through my long Sunday route!
Some great suggestions for other stuff here though, sometimes you do just need to mellow and not bang along at 'silly' bpm!
I like the instrumental stuff as well - Braveheart / Lord of the Rings / Gladiator sound track.
Then, the inevitable cheese...... Avril Lavigne
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