Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Marathon playlist

The Irishman sent me this a few days back and it made me giggle, so I thought I'd share:

But it also made me realize that I have to start planning my marathon mix soon. I'm gonna need at least 6 hours of upbeat hits to get me through 26.2 miles – but at least making the playlist is much easier than it was back the day!

My current running playlist is literally my iPhone set to shuffle, which means that for every Beyonce and Katy Perry song I get two ballads or slowjams. I only remember this as I'm huffing and puffing up a hill while simultaneously trying to jump to the next song in the queue. Infuriating!

The list I'm planning in my head is basically all of my favorite "hit" songs from the last decade: 
Beyonce Single Ladies, Girls Rule the World, Independent Women, Irreplacable
Rihanna Umbrellas, Only Girl in the World
Katy Perry Teenage Dream, ET, California Girls
Jay-Z 99 Problems, New York State of Mind
MIA Galang
Take That Circus, Smile
Cee-Lo Forget You
Tinchy Stryder Take Me Back
Lady Gaga Poker Face, Bad Romance, Boys Boys Boys, Paparazzi, Alejandro (f it, I'll just include both of her albums)
Amy Winehouse Valerie

Plus some dance remixes (Pump Up the Jam will feature) and some rock songs as well (Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, Jerz represent). 

Now that I've outed myself as a closet bad music junkie, are there any other songs that my fellow runners out there would need on a playlist for inspiration? All suggestions welcome!


  1. I *just* finished working on my running play list. No kidding. Excluding the ones you mentioned, I have Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Third Eye Blind, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, Glee tracks, T.I., classic R&B like 'Rump Shaker', Missy Elliot, Michael MacDonald, Dave Matthews, Beenie Man, Britney Spears, Madonna, Bonnie Raitt, The Barenaked Ladies...and more.

  2. Don't judge me, but my workout mix used to start with Aaron Carter's "I want Candy." It was freakin' awesome.

  3. There is no judgement about running music, Betsy... whatever gets anyone up and running! Melizza, there are some serious gems in your reccos - thanks! xx