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.)

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1Survivor - 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... - guvadela

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 - ronluna

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

The song speeds us up while we are running.

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3Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Another great track to track to play when you to kick things up a notch - HolyCal

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.

4Clocks - Coldplay

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. - ChristianDavid

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

5Creeping Death - Metallica

listen to it and you will see

6Going the Distance - Bill Conti
7AC/DC - Thunderstruck

Good speed for running.

8Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury
9Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
10Painkiller - Judas Priest

The Contenders

11Need to Feel Loved - Reflekt
12Ghosts N' Stuff - Deadmau5
13Where 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. - HolyCal

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

My All time favorite

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14Reason 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. - HolyCal

15Dream 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. - HolyCal

16Sleep Now In the Fire - Rage Against the Machine
17Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce
18Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
19Ride the Lightning - Metallica
20Don't Stop - The Loops of Fury
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List StatsUpdated 25 Nov 2015

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Top Remixes

1. Need to Feel Loved - Reflekt
2. Ghosts N' Stuff - Deadmau5
3. Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury
1. Going the Distance - Bill Conti
2. Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
3. Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. AC/DC - Thunderstruck
3. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne



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