It's nice that RW have made this playlist for us all, but the songs are a bit gentle for my taste.
You should hear my running playlists. They contain all different types of music (rock, dance, hard dance, rap, and more) but all the songs are guaranteed to produce a furious impulse to run faster. As everybody's musical tastes are different there isn't much point in me posting the playlists here, but they beat the RW version hands down (I think anyway) .
I love the idea of picking the right speed (bpm) of tracks for the running training you're doing and creating a playlist to suit a particular training run. Today I was doing a slow 3m and was really struggling to run slow enough to Arctic Monkeys (the Garmin kept beeping at me to slow down!), so I switched to one I love but would never normally use for running - a Texan band called the Belleville Outfit (which iTunes labels 'new acoustic') - and after that it all went like clockwork!
I agree though I wouldn't buy the RW playlist - just too dated. For decent-paced running, my favourites are Arctic Monkeys, Maximo Park and yes, Black Eyed Peas (Elephunk) album. In fact 'Pump It' is probably the only song from the RW list I'd give the thumbs up to. My absolute favourite for putting a sprint on is Maximo Park's 'Our Velocity' - great for spurring you on to that last sprint finish.
I did the Run to the Beat half marathon last year and they had a great mix of songs for a similar compilation.
The best I found to run to was by a band called Swound, but I can't remember the name of the song. Something about being dangerous!
Shocking playlist! Did those artists pay for the product placement? Good, useful diagram above though. Of course, musical choices are so subjective. Here's mine in case my doppelganger is out there somewhere! The rest of you - seeing as I cast the first stone - prepare to attack!!!
Where is my mind Pixies Where The Streets Have No Name U2 Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet Pounding Doves Somebody Told Me The Killers Police On My Back Lethal Bizzle Last Train to Transcentral The KLF Call On Me (Radio Edit) Eric PrydzNon-Believer La Rocca Hoppípolla Sigur Rós Fine Day (James Holden Remix) Kirsty Hawkshaw Can't Stand Me Now The Libertines Mr. Brightside The Killers Alive & Amplified &n
Oop, last post went a bit awry. let's try again..
Where is my mind - PixiesWhere The Streets Have No Name - U2 Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet Pounding - Doves Somebody Told Me - The Killers Police On My Back - Lethal Bizzle Last Train to Transcentral - The KLFCall On Me (Radio Edit) - Eric PrydzNon-Believer - La Rocca Hoppípolla - Sigur Rós Fine Day (James Holden Remix) - Kirsty Hawkshaw Can't Stand Me Now - The Libertines Mr. Brightside - The Killers Alive & Amplified - The Mooney Suzuki Fighter - Christina Aguilera Get It Together - The Go! Team ELO - Mr. Blue Sky
Top playlist JC3 - I've whacked it all in to spotify and checking it out now - thanks for sharing
God help everyone
Powerade Pulse is a free programme that searches your i-tunes library and select tracks at a bpm that you suggest.
Great. I asked it for a 2 hour playlist that started at 120bpm that built to 160 then down again to 120.
Went for my run and realised halfway through it was set to shuffle!!!!!!!!!!
this play list is also a bit too gentle. I tried out AudioFuel music for runners the other week, its way better, modern and so not classics from the past! i did a PB to Excelerator at 42mintues, so happy times for me and AudioFuel. www.audiofuel.co.uk . ANother good resource for those running in London Marathon is the Music for Motivation website, http://www.musicandmotivation.com
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