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...


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.


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3Crazy 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.
4Clocks - 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.


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 Newcomers

?Metroplis Pt. 1 the Miracle and the Sleeper - Dream Theater
The fast pace, the long instrumentals, the ten minutes of pure music... This song is so good I run a lot faster!
?The Root of All Evil - Dream Theater
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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.


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
[Newest]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.


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.


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 28 Aug 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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