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

Welcome 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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2Survivor - 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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3Clocks - Coldplay
The lyrics have no correlation with running; however, I guarantee this song will motivate you to keep running.


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4Where 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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5Reason 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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6Dream 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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7Creeping Death - Metallica

listen to it and you will see

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8Crazy 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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9Speed of Sound - Coldplay

This one made Chris run himself. (MTV Awards 2005)


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10Way Away - Yellowcard

The lyrics greatly fit a runner's state of mind.


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The Contenders

11Linkin Park - Runaway

I think the name says enough.


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12Muse - Knights of Cydonia Listen to sample

13Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Wanna gotcha wanna give it to Yo mama, papa, and daughter. Hell yes!

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14Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother Listen to sample

15Grease - Frankie Valli

another great speed track.


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16Sleep Now In the Fire - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

17Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
This song has the perfect driving beat to run to. One of my absolute favorites.

18Kickstart 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!

19Who's Crying Now - Journey

great for a nice steady pace.


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20Remember the Name - Fort Minor Listen to sample

21Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop Listen to sample

22Run to You - Bryan Adams Listen to sample

23Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce Listen to sample

24Europe - The Final Countdown Listen to sample

25Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs Listen to sample

26Wild Dances - Ruslana Listen to sample

27Aerosmith - Walk This Way

this song is great for all


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28Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio Listen to sample

29Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

It's a song. About running. How could you go wrong?


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30Heroes - 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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31N.W.A - 100 Miles And Runnin' Listen to sample

32Slipknot - Wait and Bleed

this song is frantic, which is good for running


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

34Don't Stop Me Now - Queen Listen to sample

35Good Feeling - Flo Rida Listen to sample

36Right Now - Van Halen Listen to sample

37Get In the Ring - Guns N' Roses Listen to sample

38Movin' On - Novecento Listen to sample

39Blow - Ke$ha Listen to sample

40All My Life - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

41Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil Listen to sample

42Suburban War - Arcade Fire Listen to sample

43Born Slippy - Underworld
Best trance ever. Music from Trainspotting movie.
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44Don't Bring Me Down - ELO Listen to sample

45King of Pain - The Police Listen to sample

46Walk - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

47Ride the Lightning - Metallica Listen to sample

48'Till I Collapse - Eminem Listen to sample

49Lust for Life - Iggy Pop Listen to sample

50Afraid - Motley Crue
Perfect beat, reat pace for running
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51Linkin Park - One Step Closer
Sounds epic, if not correct me.
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52The Offspring - No Brakes Listen to sample

53Nickelback - When We Stand Together
Beat is perfect for a good pace.
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54Daughtry - There and Back Again
Fast paced song, perfect for the last sprint.
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55Aerosmith - Rag Doll
Beat is perfect for a good pace.
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56AC/DC - Thunderstruck
Good speed for running.
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57AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill Listen to sample

58Motley Crue - Live Wire Listen to sample

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Updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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