Today is my long run day. So of course, I am sitting here avoiding it, and messing around with my ipod instead. I am on a mission to create a really good playlist - one that will keep me motivated and energized for the entire 9-mile run I am hoping to do. (Although, for full disclosure, I am way ahead of my training schedule so I may just slack and do 8. We shall see).

Last week I got some great recommendations from friends, and I thought I would share my own personal favorites that keep me going. (And also because, AGAIN, doing this will further proscratinate my inevitable run). So, here are some of my powersongs:

Run On – Moby
All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
Rag and Bones – White Stripes
Fast As You Can – Fiona Apple
Shackles – Mandisa
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
She Wants to Move - NERD
The Headphonist - Kinky
Gold Digger – Glee Cast Version
Sleep Now In the Fire – Rage Against the Machine
Stronger – Kanye
Block Rockin Beats – Chemical Brothers
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Saturday Night - Ozomatli
This is It – Kirk Franklin
Amos Story – Aaron Ivey
Stop – Jane’s Addiction
Shadow Stabbing – Cake
I Wanna Get Free - The Hives
Let’s Get It Started – Black Eyed Peas
Give Me Something to Break – Limp Bizkit
Keep It Rollin’ – Tribe Called Quest
Hash Pipe – Weezer

This is not necessarily the fare I like to listen to on a regular basis, but for whatever reason these are the songs that help me kick into gear when I'm running. But I'm still looking for more songs, especially with a 10k coming up next week.

Got any ideas for me?


  1. Forever-Chris Brown
    Town Called Malice-The Jam
    Lay Eye-Silverspun Pickups
    Say Hey (I Love You)-Michael Franti
    Under Pressure-David Bowie
    Bleed It Out-Linkin Park
    Dope Nose-Weezer
    Bodhran-Young Dubliners (short&fast)
    Not Over You-Carolina Liar
    Land of Canaan-Indigo Girls
    Save it for a Rainy Day-Jayhawks
    Shake It-Metro Station
    Hit the Road Jack-Ray Charles
    Pressure Drop-The Specials
    Fellin Love with a Girl-White Stripes

  2. Let it Rock - Kevin Rudolph and Lil' Wayne
    4 minutes - Justin Timberlake and Madonna
    1 Thing - Amerie
    La Tortura - Shakira
    Do it Well - Jennifer Lopez
    Lose my breath - Destiny's Child

  3. Hi Kristin,
    You don't know me.... I work with Lisa at Cottage Lake and follow your blog from her page. Anyway, Rihana (sp?) SOS and Pond de Replay (or something like that). Very Beyonce, All the Single Ladies. Check 'em out! And good luck!

  4. Are you ok with profanity? I can't help it.. some of the best beats are just profane..

    I Can Transform Ya-Chris Brown
    Live Your Life- T.I.
    It's a New Day-
    Love song - 116 clique
    Alive- POD
    Crank That (Soulja Boy) (Travis Barker version)... LOVE IT
    Change- Blind Melon
    ROOTS- Flo Rida
    I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
    I Know you want me- Pitbull
    Tubthumping- Chumbawumba
    Suga Suga - Baby Bash
    Run this town - Jay-Z
    Face Drop - Sean Kingston
    Pursuit of Happiness - Kid Cudi
    I Got It - Gorilla Joe
    Sexy B*tch- David Guetta & Akon
    Rock the Beat - LMFAO
    The Real Party - Mary Mary
    Ain't no rest for the wicked-Cage the Elephant

  5. Thanks! I have the same issue - needing the music to motivate or I spend half my walk playing with the forward button. Definitely going to be getting some of the ones mention on my ipod.

    Totally second Say Hey - Michael Franti
    Yell Fire - Michael Franti
    Throwed - Chris Brown
    There are a lot of good Akon songs.

  6. No One - Alicia Keys
    Lost! - Coldplay
    Map of the Problematique - Muse
    Poker Face - Lady GaGa
    The Garden - Advisory Committee - Mirah
    Smooth Criminal - Alien Ant Farm
    Anything from S&M Metallica Live CD
    Yahweh - U2
    Rise & Fall - Craig David
    Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas

  7. Oh and Sweet Disposition from the 500 Days of Summer Soundtrack. A rockin' playlist was the only thing that got me through my 1/2 marathon. Around mile 12 when you want to quit running, don't be afraid to put on a little Britney. Its amazing how one of her songs will be just the boost you need! - Jodie

  8. These have been great for me :)
    Boyfriend- Ashley Simpson
    Check up On It - Beyonce
    Fighter - Christina Aguilera
    Dirty- Christina Aguilera
    Oh! Gravity - Switchfoot
    Pretty Vegas - INXS
    SOS - Rianna
    Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
    Temperature - Sean Paul
    What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani

  9. Hi... I'm hoppin' over from Heather of the EO. Great blog! I recently made an iPod confession on my blog. I'm so glad I saw this post!! I need to add more now. Yay!

    My recent fave on the elliptical {at a resistance of say... 17... going backward *giggle*} is Geek in Pink - Jason Mraz. Love the beat!


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