What is your current power song?

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27/06/2012 at 12:49

Just a lighthearted thread - what song makes you run harder/helps you get through your toughtest runs?

My current fave is Ya Mama (Push The Tempo) – Fatboy Slim and Moguai 

27/06/2012 at 13:04

I find cheesy 80's rock the best to keep me going - can't beat running to a bit of Meatloaf or Bon Jovi when the going gets tough (oh, and Billy Ocean!). For some reason, my feet won't run to 'cool' music!

27/06/2012 at 15:49
Summer '68 by Pink Floyd has been doing it for me on the last two runs, hadn't heard it in years, but since hearing it again on 6music, it's been on repeat in the Ipod in my head.
27/06/2012 at 18:07

'She sells Sanctuary' The Cult

27/06/2012 at 18:15

The Verve. Bitter Sweet Symphony. Not really a power song. But it works.

27/06/2012 at 18:43

The Heavy - Ain't No Place For A Hero.

They used it on the soundtrack for Strike Back on Sky. (Terrible TV)

Luckily it didn't ruin it for me.

27/06/2012 at 19:26
ACDC Thunderstruck. most ACDC really.
27/06/2012 at 22:28

Closer to the edge - 30 Seconds to Mars. (This week)

27/06/2012 at 23:06

Hard-Fi - Hard to Beat

28/06/2012 at 00:48
+1 for Thunderstruck ( has anyone ever written a better gig opener??) and the Cult
I like

The Prodigy works for me
28/06/2012 at 08:03
Oh I had The Prods this morning. Colleague runs to Enya. Mental.
28/06/2012 at 08:10
My number one track for increasing my pace at the minute is Titanium by David Guetta (think thats the spelling!)
Isn't it strange how certain songs take you back to moments in running. I only really use my iPod over night in ultras, but one track takes me right back to a forest running past a bloke in a tent with a small campfire outside and another tales me back to reading on this years thames100 and a steep flight of steps.
28/06/2012 at 12:46

Diabolo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela is doing it for me at the moment, great race finisher!

28/06/2012 at 13:14
xine267 wrote (see)

Diabolo Rojo by Rodrigo y Gabriela is doing it for me at the moment, great race finisher!

I might learn that one day.



28/06/2012 at 20:56

For the last month or so, Shake it Out by Florence.  Ceremonials is a great album IMO

28/06/2012 at 21:10
I always have the ipod on random and I was running through the woods a week or so ago, when just as it was starting to rain, three songs came on in succession which seemed like perfect running music.
Electrelane - only one thing is needed
Chris leibling - loops 2
Holy f*ck - Silvia & grimes

I came over all emotional for a moment.
28/06/2012 at 21:19

VAST: Thrown Away.


Always is and always will be

28/06/2012 at 21:27
Ca plane pour moi by Plastic Betrand. Can't beat a bit of Belgian pseudo-punk to get you going.

Edited because apparently RW can't cope with cedillas. Sorry French-speaking people, I do know how to spell 'ca'!
Edited: 28/06/2012 at 21:32
28/06/2012 at 22:09
Foo Fighters - Walk is an excellent song for running to. Starts off quite low key then builds to a proper rocky end.

Another vote The Prodigy too. Brilliant stuff!
28/06/2012 at 22:49

There's nothing like Smack My Bitch Up when you're running on a treadmill in the shop window at Lillywhites at 4am at 16.8k/h.  Apart from Vienna by Ultravox.

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