Top Ten Songs For Running

HolyCal

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

1
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...

guvadela


2Going the Distance - Bill Conti

3Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti

4Welcome 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


5Mutherf***** of the Year - Mötley Crüe
Great song to run...

guvadela


6Radar Love - Golden Earring

7Clocks - Coldplay
The lyrics have no correlation with running; however, I guarantee this song will motivate you to keep running.

HolyCal

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


8Get Large - Tribeqa

9Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

10Where 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

The Contenders

11Reason 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


12Dream 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


13Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles

14Creeping Death - Metallica
listen to it and you will see

15Crazy 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.

16Chariots of Fire - Vangelis

17Speed of Sound - Coldplay
This one made Chris run himself. (MTV Awards 2005)

HolyCal


18Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury

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

HolyCal


20Need to Feel Loved - Reflekt

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This list was created 7 years, 107 days ago and has been voted on over 800 times. This top ten list contains 119 items, has been remixed 2 times.

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