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.

The Top Ten

1 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 - ronluna

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

great song for running in the wild - ronluna

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2 Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti
3 Going the Distance - Bill Conti
4 Clocks - 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

5 Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
6 Don't Stop - The Loops of Fury
7 Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury
8 Need to Feel Loved - Reflekt
9 Ghosts N' Stuff - Deadmau5
10 Big Sky - John O'Callaghan

The Contenders

11 Mutherf***** of the Year - Mötley Crüe

Great song to run... - guvadela

12 Radar Love - Golden Earring
13 Get Large - Tribeqa
14 Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles
15 Where 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

Amazing song! U2 is the best rock group ever!

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16 Reason 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

17 Dream 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

18 Creeping Death - Metallica

listen to it and you will see

19 Crazy 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.

20 Way Away - Yellowcard

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

21 Speed of Sound - Coldplay

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

22 Linkin Park - Runaway

I think the name says enough. - lukestheman4

23 Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

24 Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother
25 Grease - Frankie Valli

another great speed track. - HolyCal

26 Sleep Now in the Fire - Rage Against the Machine
27 Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You

This song has the perfect driving beat to run to. One of my absolute favorites.

28 Kickstart 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!

29 Who's Crying Now - Journey

great for a nice steady pace. - HolyCal

30 Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
31 Remember the Name - Fort Minor

Epic song that gets your adrenaline pumping

32 Run to You - Bryan Adams

Ot has the word run in the title

33 Fury of the Storm - Dragonforce
34 Guerilla Radio - Rage Against the Machine
35 The Final Countdown - Europe
36 Heroes - 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!"

37 Steady as She Goes - The Raconteurs
38 Wild Dances - Ruslana
39 Walk This Way - Aerosmith

this song is great for all - rock2metal

40 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Iron Maiden

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

41 100 Miles and Runnin' - N.W.A.
42 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

this song is frantic, which is good for running - freezerman75

43 I Don't Wanna Stop - Ozzy Osbourne
44 Get in the Ring - Guns N' Roses

Very very underrated, this song's really" a good song to play while you running deserve at #1 on the list

OH yah great tune to pump up running. Love me my Guns N' Roses!

45 Good Feeling - Flo Rida
46 AC/DC - Thunderstruck

Good speed for running.

47 Right Now - Van Halen
48 Movin' On - Novecento
49 Blow - Ke$ha

Seriously? How can I run to this crap?

50 Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
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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. Mutherf***** of the Year - Mötley Crüe
1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. AC/DC - Thunderstruck
3. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne


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