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

Need to Feel Loved - Reflekt

2Ghosts N' Stuff - Deadmau5

3Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury

4Don't Stop - The Loops of Fury

5Big Sky - John O'Callaghan

6Welcome 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.


7This Night - Filo & Peri

8Survivor - 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.

9Clocks - 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.


10Very - Moby

The Contenders

11Attention! - Commander Tom

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

13Reason 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.


14Dream 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.


15Creeping Death - Metallica
listen to it and you will see

16Crystal - New Order

17Crazy 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.

18Speed of Sound - Coldplay
This one made Chris run himself. (MTV Awards 2005)


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


20The Age of Love - Age of Love

21Linkin Park - Runaway
I think the name says enough.


22Muse - Knights of Cydonia

23Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wanna gotcha wanna give it to Yo mama, papa, and daughter. Hell yes!

24Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother

25Grease - Frankie Valli
another great speed track.


26Sleep Now In the Fire - Rage Against the Machine

27Kickstart 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!

28Who's Crying Now - Journey
great for a nice steady pace.


29Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop

30Remember the Name - Fort Minor
Epic song that gets your adrenaline pumping

31Run to You - Bryan Adams

32Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce

33Europe - The Final Countdown

34Steady As She Goes - The Raconteurs

35Wild Dances - Ruslana

36Rage Against The Machine - Guerilla Radio

37Iron Maiden - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
It's a song. About running. How could you go wrong?


38Heroes - 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!"

39N.W.A - 100 Miles And Runnin'

40 Ozzy Osbourne - I Don't Wanna Stop

41Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

42Good Feeling - Flo Rida

43Right Now - Van Halen

44Get In the Ring - Guns N' Roses

45Movin' On - Novecento

46Blow - Ke$ha

47All My Life - Foo Fighters

48Fast Lane - Bad Meets Evil

49Suburban War - Arcade Fire

50Born Slippy - Underworld
Best trance ever. Music from Trainspotting movie.

51Don't Bring Me Down - ELO

52King of Pain - The Police

53Walk - Foo Fighters

54Ride the Lightning - Metallica

55'Till I Collapse - Eminem

56Lust for Life - Iggy Pop

57Beatles - Helter Skelter

58Secret Weapon - MxPx

59Hero's Return - Hammerfall

60Mana - Equilibrium

61I Want Out - Helloween

62Thorns - Demon Hunter

63The Pretender - Foo Fighters

64Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti

65Awake and Alive - Skillet

66Hero - Skillet

67Not Gonna Die - Skillet

68Blut Im Auge - Equilibrium

69Superbeast - Rob Zombie

70Innocence - Disturbed

71Renegade - Hammerfall

72Blow Me Away - Breaking Benjamin

73Dead Inside - Skillet

74Live Free or Let Me Die - Skillet

75I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjamin

76The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

77Dance With the Devil - Breaking Benjamin

78Stricken - Disturbed

79Inside the Fire - Disturbed

80Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

81I Need a Hero - Bonnie Tyler

82Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

83Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

84Face Down - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

85B.Y.O.B.- System of a Down

86Science - System of a Down

87Break - Three Days Grace

88Beat It - Micheal Jackson

89Time of Dying - Three Days Grace

90High of '75 - Relient K

91Follow the Wolves - Demon Hunter

92Comatose - Skillet

93Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne

94The Lord of the Rings Theme Song - Howard Shore

95Back to the Future Theme Song - Alan Silvestri

96All I Want - a Day to Remember

97Savior - Skillet

98His World - Ali Tabatabaee and Matty Lewis

99Chariots of Fire - Vangelis

100Afraid - Motley Crue
Perfect beat, reat pace for running

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