Running playlists

I’ve had so much fun running the Double Bridge Run the last few years I decided to sign up my husband and talk as many friends into it as I could. Now the “race” is four days away and I feel slightly bad as the forecast calls for Saturday, race day, to be the coldest of the week. For me, music is one of the most important components to working out and running. So, I am hoping to make up for it by sharing a few of kick-butt playlists. The catch is I don’t listen to very much modern radio so my playlists are a little throwback. Maybe there’s some goodies you forgot about?

What are your favorite songs to run/workout with?


  • Running with the Devil by Van Halen
  • Break on Through by The Doors
  • Temporary One by Fleetwood Mac
  • Paradise City by Guns N Roses
  • Detroit Rock City by Kiss
  • Ten Thousand Fists by Disturbed
  • Barracuda by Heart
  • Ace of Spades by Motorhead
  • Wild Side by Motley Crue
  • Fuel by Metallica
  • No Sleep til Brooklyn by Beastie Boys
  • Whatever by Godsmack
  • Not Falling by Mudvayne
  • Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
  • Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold


  • I Saw the Light by Wynona
  • Boondocks by Little Big Town
  • The Call of the Wild by Aaron Tippin
  • Mountain Music by Alabama
  • Mercury Blues by Alan Jackson
  • Hard Workin’ Man by Brooks & Dunn
  • Good Run of Bad Luck by Clint Black
  • Piece of my Heart by Faith Hill
  • Ain’t Going Down Til the Sun Comes Up by Garth Brooks
  • Sold The Grundy County Auction by John Michael Montgomery
  • Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
  • The Bug by Mary-Chapin Carpenter
  • Drink, Swear, Steal and Lie by Michael Peterson
  • Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life) by Pam Tillis
  • The Race is On by Sawyer Brown


80s/90s Fabulous

  • Come Baby Come by K7
  • It’s Tricky by Run DMC
  • The Warrior by Scandal
  • I Love Rock n Roll by Joan Jett
  • Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J
  • Too Legit to Quit by MC Hammer
  • Should I stay or Should I go by The Clash
  • We Got the Beat by The Go-Gos
  • One Way or Another by Blondie
  • Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
  • Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
  • Wannabe by Spice Girls
  • Karma Chameleon by Boy George and The Culture Club
  • Back in Black by AC/DC
  • Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Knicks

Newish Stuff I Just Happen to know and love

  • I Lived by OneRepublic
  • Centuries by Fall Out Boy feat. Juicy J
  • Fight Song by Rachel Platten
  • Hall of Fame by The Script
  • Long Black Road by
  • Gold on the Ceiling by The Black Keys
  • Ex’s & Ohs by Elle King
  • Where Them Girls At by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida
  • Shut Up and Dance With Me by Walk The Moon
  • Carry On by Fun.
  • Our Own House by Misterwives
  • Til I Collapse by Eminem and Nate Dogg
  • Dark Horse by Katy Perry feat. Juicy J
  • Happy by Pharrell Williams
  • Waka Waka by Shakira

My Top Ten Fave Running Songs 

  1. Running Down a Dream by Tom Petty
  2. Black Betty by Ram Jam
  3. You’re Going Down by Sick Puppies
  4. Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield
  5. It’s Time by Imagine Dragons
  6. Tick Tick Boom by the Hives
  7. Super Bass by Nicki Minaj
  8. Breathe Remix by Blu Cantrell
  9. The One by Mary J. Blige & Drake
  10. Somebody Told Me by The Killers

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