Running Playlist–Need Suggestions!

When I trained for my first marathon in college, I made a kick-butt playlist that I listened to on all my long runs.  To this day, those songs (plus the taste of strawberry-lime Gatorade) remind me of the early morning in Harrisonburg, VA.  I don’t typically listen to music while I run, but there’s no question that it helps me stay motivated and keep pace during a run.  

As we move toward cooler weather, I am tentatively planning to run another marathon in December (“tentatively” because I haven’t signed up yet, but I am putting in the runs.)  The time has come for another kick-butt playlist to get me through those 18 and 20-milers.  I want a fresh batch of songs that will pump me up and years later remind of this time in my life.  

I need your suggestions:  What are some great songs for my running playlist that are:

     a. clean
     b. relatively current
     c. make no mention of “bein’ in da club”?  

I’m open to any genre.


5 thoughts on “Running Playlist–Need Suggestions!

  1. I have 8 tracks app on my iPhone – but sadly, since I don’t know exactly what is in the playlists, while some songs are great, others are full of swear words and “bein in da club!” 😦

    Good luck 😀

  2. Hmmm…I’m more of an oldies/country fan so idk if you’ll like any of these but some of my favorite go-to’s are “Song’s Like This” by Carrie Underwood, really anything by Miranda Lambert, and of course “Don’t Rain on My Parade” the Glee version. Or for Oldies(which I know goes against your relatively current rule, though I could argue the definition of relative lol j/k) “9 to 5: by Dolly Parton. “I Don’t Care by Icona Pop does the trick as well. Hope this helps!

  3. Two of my faves to run to right now: “Alone Together” by Fall Out Boy and “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. Don’t know that Blurred Lines fits the “clean” criteria, but it just makes me want to dance whenever I run to it!

  4. my tried and true method is always bringing up the top 100 songs on itunes and then sitting there and listening to them (well the ones that don’t have the explicit warnings next to them lol). but i would have to say some of my favorites to run to are from the 80’s 🙂

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