I running right now!
And the best part I think is blasting some awesome music and just totally rocking out in my head. (not out loud lest people think I’m completely insane, LOL!) There’s just something about putting on a fast paced song and moving my feet to the beat that I love!
So I thought it might be super fun to share my top 10 running songs as I just finished a 4 mile run! Let’s get right to it, shall we?
#10- Tik Tok, Ke$ha
She may not be the best singer in the world, but I love having this song on my running playlist. It’s always the first song as I start to run because it’s not super fast, but it does get me pumped for my run!
#9- Get Sexy, Sugababes
Love love love this song! And it’s got a great tempo to follow the first song!
#8- Fat Bottomed Girls, the GLEE version
I know, I know. But I love this song and I’m not sure why. The Queen version is great, but the GLEE version is better for running.
#7- Can’t Touch This, MC Hammer
I’m so not kidding, this is a great song to run to! And it makes me remember my elementary school days fondly and how totally cool we thought we were doing the MC Hammer dances out on the playground in our parachute pants and Reeboks. C’mon- you wore them too, admit it!!!
#6- The Time Warp (Remix), from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
First of all, if you’ve never seen this- shame on you! Go rent it. Now! Second of all- the remix part is important because it keeps a steady beat the whole time and there is no stopping/starting like there is in the regular version of the song. It’s got a great beat and it just makes me want to dance!
#5- Paris (Ooh La La)- Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
This is a new fav. I’m totally obsessed with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals right now, and this is a GREAT running song!
#4- Run (Natural Disaster), Gnarls Barkley
Maybe one of the greatest running songs ever. It’s got a great tempo, and even speeds up as the song progresses. And if you’re like me and like to run to the tempo of a song, this song is great for making you run faster!
#3- Girlfriend, Avril Levigne
Hey, hey. You, you. I don’t like your girlfriend. Love this song!
#2- What the Hell, Avril Levigne
What can I say, her songs are great to run to!
#1- Pump It, Black Eyed Peas
This is my absolute favorite pump-me-up and get-me-moving song!!! It makes me want to pump my fists in the air (like I just don’t care?)
Honorable Mention… Gonna Fly Now (Theme from “Rocky”)
This song’s not exactly on the list but should get a mention. I don’t really care to listen to the whole song when I’m running, but if I’m running a race, as soon as I see that finish line I like to put this song on and imagine how awesome it’s going to feel crossing that finish line!
Hope you enjoyed my list- have a great day!