What are your favourite...

running songs!

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Aitch!    pirate
01/12/2007 at 17:01
Just wanted an insight into everyones fave choons for running. I find certain songs make me run faster or are good for hills etc. I would like some new ones to prevent boredom so thought I'd start this thread!!

A few of my faves.....

The Futureheads - Favours for favours

Arctic Monkeys - Bainstorm

Razorlight - Back to the Start (this is the best song for hills and I'm not even a massive Razorlight fan)!!

Maximo Park - Our Velocity

A bit of funky house sometimes thrown in to jazz things up.

01/12/2007 at 17:06
the Kaiser chiefs-Employment do it for me with a mixture of dance stuff
Aitch!    pirate
01/12/2007 at 17:11
Sometimes you need a bit of dance or house to keep you going!
01/12/2007 at 17:13
i have on occasion listened to a book on a long run-itkeeps me from wandering mentally
Aitch!    pirate
01/12/2007 at 17:20
Do you know what? I'd never even thought of that! Might have to get myself some audio books!
01/12/2007 at 23:49
Muse is always good for getting going
02/12/2007 at 00:24

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

02/12/2007 at 17:51

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...)

Aitch!    pirate
02/12/2007 at 19:24
Lou lou, I promise I won't tell anyone! I've just put girls Aloud Something kinda ooooh on my playlist but shhhhhhhhh. I'm going to add Elton to mine now you've said that! Thanks!

Chaka Khan - I feel for you...just because I love this song!

Baywatch theme - this is a good track to run to!

Bit of funky house is good, I really enjoyed running to this this morning.

Someone on another thread suggested Welcome to the jungle which I think would be good!
02/12/2007 at 19:31

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...

03/12/2007 at 12:02

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?

03/12/2007 at 12:12

Green Day =Jesus of Suburbia

Kate Nash=Foundations

Anything by BOND or WILD (particularly thier version of Ave Maria...its funky!)

03/12/2007 at 13:22

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!

Aitch!    pirate
03/12/2007 at 19:08
Hello Sarah! It's surprising what keeps you motivated - even Meatloaf! I've never considered it before but if it works for you!!

LL - Good choice with Take That!! Someone else has suggested Audiobooks I might have to give it a go - I'm thinking Roald Dahl!!
03/12/2007 at 19:23

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.

Aitch!    pirate
03/12/2007 at 23:17
I quite like a bit of dance/funky house for running - I have quite a bit of Hed Kandi on my shuffle and it makes me feel summery as well!
05/12/2007 at 15:30

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!

19/12/2007 at 10:45
I always have dance music on when I go running.  Trouble is you find yourself pacing to the beat!  This can get a bit mad at times as I like all different types of dance and the beat goes up and down.  I'm just getting into longer runs, 15 - 20 miles ready for a 16 mile multi - terrain race I have lined up.  I need to find some mellow music to accompany me on these longer runs, any suggestions?
PloddingOn    pirate
19/12/2007 at 10:49

I like the instrumental stuff as well - Braveheart / Lord of the Rings / Gladiator sound track.

Then, the inevitable cheese......  Avril Lavigne 

19/12/2007 at 11:00
War of the Worlds would make a good soundtrack.  It has all the right elements, a good story and up lifting music, with a feel good vibe as those nasty red martians are banished back into outerspace!
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