When I posted about missing my running partners and lacking motivation to run on my own, the consensus was: GET BETTER MUSIC!
Yep, I don’t usually run with music, but as I’m stuck running on my own, I’m putting my walkman to good use. But, of course, if you have been paying attention, it’s lacking on the playlist department. I have a bunch of random things in there, but most don’t get me running. Apparently, as much as I love the 90’s the songs don’t motivate me to put one foot in front of the other… (Even the Guns n Roses songs – which I will sing aloud in the car completely embarrassing myself every.single.time – don’t get me moving. What is this world coming to?!)
Turns out, when running, I like crappy pop music. Of the “oh, my god, is that really playing three times an hour on the radio?” variety.
So I need your help!
Suggestions will be GREAT, specially since I haven’t been listening to the radio lately (no car in Manila yet!), so I’m out of ideas.
Here’s a sample of the songs that do get me moving, that I currently have on my playlist (and it might be of help for those of you also looking for ideas):
-Bruno Mars – Grenade, Just the Way You Are
-Cee Lo Green – F**k you
-Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
-Coldplay – Viva La Vida
-Enrique Iglesias – Tonight, I Like It
-Estelle – American Boy
-Flo Rida – Club Can’t Handle Me
-Jessie J – Price Tag
-Katy Perry – California Gurls, Firework
-Ke$ha – We Are Who We Are, Tik Tok, Blow
-Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire, Use Somebody
-Little Jackie – The Stoop
-Muse – Uprising
-Panic! At the Disco – The Ballad of Mona Lisa
-Paul Oakenfold – Faster Kill Pussycat
-Pink – Raise Your Glass
-Taio Cruz – Dynamite, Higher
-The Killers – Spaceman, Human
-Usher – DJ Got Us Falling in Love
And here is list of completely RANDOM songs that in the past just clicked while I was running outside and made me keep putting it on repeat for the rest of the run (don’t judge!):
-Breaking Benjamin – Diary of Jane
-Buckcherry – Crazy Bitch
-Carolina Liar – Show me What I’m Looking For
-Finger Eleven – Paralyzer (of course this was before it got overplayed in the radio)
-Lacuna Coil – Enjoy the Silence
-Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
-My Chemical Romance – Teenagers
-One Republic – Stop and Stare
-Pearl Jam – Light Years
-Seether – Rise Above This
-Soul Asylum – Runaway Train
-The All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell
(Told you it was totally random, but I guess it gives a better idea of the type of music I like? Plus, for some of them, you can totally tell it would only work on an outdoor run…)
Now what would YOU suggest as an addition to my playlist? (The more the better!)
And before I forget: THANK YOU!