Top Ten Songs For Running


Listing of the top ten songs to put on your ipod and play when you feel like going for a run, or if your already a runner to give you extra motivation. (note I haven't included songs from any of the Rocky movies, to explore music beyond those soundtracks.) Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Quite simply the best running song ever. It's got a great beat you can use as a metronome, and the lyrics inspire you to fight against the temptation to give in to any desire you might have to quit. I always put it at a critical spot in a playlist, like the part of the race where I typically don't feel I can push any more, and it gives me that extra gear.
Already tried it. It worked.
Just a man on the street and his will to survive...


2Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
The whole album makes a great running track list. "Paradise City" for the peak of your run.
Axl: You know where you are, you're in the jungle baby, you're gonna die!
Me: Well, I gonna die so I'm running from the jungle


This track is good when you want to speed up your running.


3Need to Feel Loved - Reflekt

4Going the Distance - Bill Conti

5Ghosts N' Stuff - Deadmau5

6Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury

7Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti

8Clocks - Coldplay
The lyrics have no correlation with running; however, I guarantee this song will motivate you to keep running.


Laugh out loud I love how there are two Coldplay songs in the Top 10. No, but seriously, the melody on Clocks will make you want to keep running forever and ever.


9Don't Stop - The Loops of Fury

10Big Sky - John O'Callaghan

The Contenders

11Mutherf***** of the Year - Mötley Crüe
Great song to run...


12This Night - Filo & Peri

13Radar Love - Golden Earring

14Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
This is my all-time favorite song and a great running song. Come on - the first line is "I wanna run! "
This track is great to be the first one played, it's ideal if you want to gradually build your stride.


Glad other people love listening to this song while running. Even though I don't listen to music while running. Good runners don't do that. They stay focused and push

15Reason to Believe - Dashboard Confessional
This track is great to play when you've nearly reached your physical limit, and are contemplating quitting. A great finishing track.


16Get Large - Tribeqa

17Dream On - Aerosmith
This track has always made me want to run just the feeling of this song. It gives the feeling you can overcome anything.


18Creeping Death - Metallica
listen to it and you will see

19Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

20Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Another great track to track to play when you to kick things up a notch


Best in my opinion, for running I need certain sounds, or a certain beat.
This has the power chords nessicary for my success in cc.

21Very - Moby

22Speed of Sound - Coldplay
This one made Chris run himself. (MTV Awards 2005)


23Way Away - Yellowcard
The lyrics greatly fit a runner's state of mind.


24Attention! - Commander Tom

25Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles

26Chariots of Fire - Vangelis

27Crystal - New Order

28Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop

29Linkin Park - Runaway
I think the name says enough.


30Muse - Knights of Cydonia

31Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wanna gotcha wanna give it to Yo mama, papa, and daughter. Hell yes!

32Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother

33Grease - Frankie Valli
another great speed track.


34Sleep Now In the Fire - Rage Against the Machine

35Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Motley Crue... this is the best song for a quick 100 metre run... or play it at the end of your run to get you back on track!

36The Age of Love - Age of Love

37Who's Crying Now - Journey
great for a nice steady pace.


38Remember the Name - Fort Minor
Epic song that gets your adrenaline pumping

39Run to You - Bryan Adams

40Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce

41Europe - The Final Countdown

42Heroes - David Bowie
Simply Fab! Energizes you like not many songs do, and I'd say in most situations makes you feel like jumping out crying "Yeah We Can Be Heroes!"

43Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs

44Wild Dances - Ruslana

45Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio

46Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
It's a song. About running. How could you go wrong?


47N.W.A - 100 Miles And Runnin'

48 Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Wanna Stop

49Good Feeling - Flo Rida

50Right Now - Van Halen

51Get In the Ring - Guns N' Roses

52Movin' On - Novecento

53Blow - Ke$ha

54All My Life - Foo Fighters

55Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil

56Walk - Foo Fighters

57Suburban War - Arcade Fire

58Born Slippy - Underworld
Best trance ever. Music from Trainspotting movie.

59High of '75 - Relient K

60Don't Bring Me Down - ELO

61King of Pain - The Police

62Ride the Lightning - Metallica

63'Till I Collapse - Eminem

64Lust for Life - Iggy Pop

65Beatles - Helter Skelter

66Secret Weapon - MxPx

67Hero's Return - Hammerfall

68Mana - Equilibrium

69I Want Out - Helloween

70Thorns - Demon Hunter

71The Pretender - Foo Fighters

72Awake and Alive - Skillet

73Hero - Skillet

74Not Gonna Die - Skillet

75Blut Im Auge - Equilibrium

76Superbeast - Rob Zombie

77Innocence - Disturbed

78Renegade - Hammerfall

79Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin

80Dead Inside - Skillet

81Live Free or Let Me Die - Skillet

82I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin

83The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

84Dance With the Devil - Breaking Benjamin

85Stricken - Disturbed

86Inside the Fire - Disturbed

87Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

88I Need a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

89Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

90Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

91Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

92B.Y.O.B.- System of a Down

93Science - System of a Down

94Break - Three Days Grace

95Beat It - Micheal Jackson

96Time of Dying - Three Days Grace

97Follow the Wolves - Demon Hunter

98Comatose - Skillet

99Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne

100The Lord of the Rings Theme Song - Howard Shore

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