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

Need to Feel Loved - Reflekt
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2Ghosts N' Stuff - Deadmau5 Listen to sample

3Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury Listen to sample

4Don't Stop - The Loops of Fury Listen to sample

5Big Sky - John O'Callaghan Listen to sample

6Welcome 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.


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7Survivor - 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.
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8This Night - Filo & Peri Listen to sample

9Clocks - 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.


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10Very - Moby Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Attention! - Commander Tom Listen to sample

12Where 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
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13Reason 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.


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14Dream 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.


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15Creeping Death - Metallica
listen to it and you will see
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16Crazy 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.
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17Crystal - New Order Listen to sample

18Speed of Sound - Coldplay
This one made Chris run himself. (MTV Awards 2005)


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19Way Away - Yellowcard
The lyrics greatly fit a runner's state of mind.


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20The Age of Love - Age of Love Listen to sample

21Linkin Park - Runaway
I think the name says enough.


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22Muse - Knights of Cydonia Listen to sample

23Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wanna gotcha wanna give it to Yo mama, papa, and daughter. Hell yes!
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24Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother Listen to sample

25Grease - Frankie Valli
another great speed track.


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26Sleep Now In the Fire - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

27Kickstart 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!

28Who's Crying Now - Journey
great for a nice steady pace.


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29Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop Listen to sample

30Remember the Name - Fort Minor
Epic song that gets your adrenaline pumping
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31Run to You - Bryan Adams Listen to sample

32Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce Listen to sample

33Europe - The Final Countdown Listen to sample

34Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs Listen to sample

35Wild Dances - Ruslana Listen to sample

36Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio Listen to sample

37Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
It's a song. About running. How could you go wrong?


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38Heroes - 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!"
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39N.W.A - 100 Miles And Runnin' Listen to sample

40 Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Wanna Stop Listen to sample

41Don't Stop Me Now - Queen Listen to sample

42Good Feeling - Flo Rida Listen to sample

43Right Now - Van Halen Listen to sample

44Get In the Ring - Guns N' Roses Listen to sample

45Movin' On - Novecento Listen to sample

46Blow - Ke$ha Listen to sample

47All My Life - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

48Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil Listen to sample

49Suburban War - Arcade Fire Listen to sample

50Born Slippy - Underworld
Best trance ever. Music from Trainspotting movie.
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51Don't Bring Me Down - ELO Listen to sample

52King of Pain - The Police Listen to sample

53Walk - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

54Ride the Lightning - Metallica Listen to sample

55'Till I Collapse - Eminem Listen to sample

56Lust for Life - Iggy Pop Listen to sample

57Beatles - Helter Skelter Listen to sample

58Afraid - Motley Crue
Perfect beat, reat pace for running
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59Linkin Park - One Step Closer
Sounds epic, if not correct me.
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60The Offspring - No Brakes Listen to sample

61Nickelback - When We Stand Together
Beat is perfect for a good pace.
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62Daughtry - There and Back Again
Fast paced song, perfect for the last sprint.
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63Aerosmith - Rag Doll
Beat is perfect for a good pace.
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64AC/DC - Thunderstruck
Good speed for running.
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65AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill Listen to sample

66Motley Crue - Live Wire Listen to sample

67Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
This song has the perfect driving beat to run to. One of my absolute favorites.

68Aerosmith - Walk This Way
this song is great for all


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69Slipknot - Wait and Bleed
this song is frantic, which is good for running


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This list was created 6 years, 220 days ago and has been voted on over 700 times. This top ten list has been remixed 1 times.

Updated Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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