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

6Clocks - 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.


7Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury

8Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti

9Don't Stop - The Loops of Fury

10Big Sky - John O'Callaghan

The Contenders

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


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

13This Night - Filo & Peri

14Radar Love - Golden Earring

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

42Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs

43Wild Dances - Ruslana

44Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio

45Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
It's a song. About running. How could you go wrong?


46Heroes - 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!"

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

56Suburban War - Arcade Fire

57Born Slippy - Underworld
Best trance ever. Music from Trainspotting movie.

58Don't Bring Me Down - ELO

59King of Pain - The Police

60Walk - Foo Fighters

61Ride the Lightning - Metallica

62'Till I Collapse - Eminem

63Lust for Life - Iggy Pop

64Beatles - Helter Skelter

65Secret Weapon - MxPx

66Hero's Return - Hammerfall

67Mana - Equilibrium

68I Want Out - Helloween

69Thorns - Demon Hunter

70The Pretender - Foo Fighters

71Awake and Alive - Skillet

72Hero - Skillet

73Not Gonna Die - Skillet

74Blut Im Auge - Equilibrium

75Superbeast - Rob Zombie

76Innocence - Disturbed

77Renegade - Hammerfall

78Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin

79Dead Inside - Skillet

80Live Free or Let Me Die - Skillet

81I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin

82The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

83Dance With the Devil - Breaking Benjamin

84Stricken - Disturbed

85Inside the Fire - Disturbed

86Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

87I Need a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

88Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

89Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

90Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

91B.Y.O.B.- System of a Down

92Science - System of a Down

93Break - Three Days Grace

94Beat It - Micheal Jackson

95Time of Dying - Three Days Grace

96High of '75 - Relient K

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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