Talkback: Runner's World Playlist: Running Classics

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27/12/2009 at 16:15
classics is a good title for this playlist- are there any.. more modern playlists that have been made?
27/12/2009 at 16:16
classics is a good title for this playlist- are there any.. more modern playlists that have been made?
30/12/2009 at 22:41

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) .

04/01/2010 at 14:06
What a horrible playlist! 
05/01/2010 at 13:44
best running play list so far great mix well done 
05/01/2010 at 22:30

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.

06/01/2010 at 13:14

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!

06/01/2010 at 19:01
That is a pretty ropey playlist. Music is the most important aspect of my runs. Completely agree with Our Velocity as a finisher, that song gave me the beans for a sprint finish in the Bristol half last year! 
06/01/2010 at 19:04
Awful playlist, i'd want to throw myself under a bus by track 3.
06/01/2010 at 19:07
Well done for surviving that long Shiva, i jumped during the first track
08/01/2010 at 20:38

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 Prydz
Non-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

08/01/2010 at 20:44

Oop, last post went a bit awry. let's try again..

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 Prydz
Non-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    

08/01/2010 at 20:47
And I forgot Pacific State by 808 State between Sigur Ros and Kirsty Hawkshaw: it's the trance section for when I need to blank out the pain...;-)
14/01/2010 at 22:26

Top playlist JC3 - I've whacked it all in to spotify and checking it out now - thanks for sharing

15/01/2010 at 14:25
Worst play list ever. Maybe its to keep your mind off of the running itself my getting so annoyed by the rubbish you are listening to. Its not a theme pub you are running in is it RW?
15/01/2010 at 14:27
agreed JC3 that is a good playlist. Needs a little Oasis though
17/01/2010 at 20:47

M People

God help everyone 

17/01/2010 at 22:50

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!!!!!!!!!!


23/01/2010 at 08:57
 It's all very well saying 'dig out your MP3 player'. ITunes is no good if you don't have an ipod. I love my Creative Zen and many other folks have MP3 players of another brand. Make the playlist available to all (even if the music is crap) or just say 'dig out your Ipod' instead and sod the rest of you
23/01/2010 at 16:31

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. . ANother good resource for those running in London Marathon is the Music for Motivation website,

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