So, these are a few of my running songs these days...
Drivin Me Wild- Common Feat. Lily Allen: I can't get this song out of my head in general! The video is awesome too... I love me some Common! He's got style and he's hot!
Shipping up to Boston- Dropkick Murphy's: This is like my Boston Anthem. Bagpipes. Yeah, that's right, bagpipes rule.
Stronger- Kanye West: Dude, Kanye may be a total douche bag, but throws some awesome beats.
Dirt off your Shoulders- Jay Z: Ahhhh... I love me some Jay-Z.
Damn Girl- Justin Timberlake: I often pretend that JT is following me on my run singing this song to me.
Everyday I love you Less and Less - Kaiser Chiefs: The Kaiser Chiefs have some awesome beats for running... see also:
Ruby- Kaiser Chiefs
We Belong Together - Mariah Carey: Okay, so I admit it, I love Mariah Carey. I've loved her since Dreamlover. And I LOVE this song. When it first came out, I couldn't listen to it... damn you, Brian! But, now I listen and love it and imagine that Wentworth Miller (he's in the video) is that in love with me. (Even though I keep hearing he's gay).
Sunday Morning- No Doubt: Always a classic for me.
Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard: Paul Simon: This sound makes me feel like I'm a kid running around outside, instead of training for a marathon.
Black (Live Version)- Pearl Jam: I love this song for a couple of reasons, one because it's long and I love long songs when I run and two because its live and you can hear the audience and how into they are. I usually dont like to run to live music, but this song is the exception.
Bulls on Parade- Rage Against the Machine: I put this song on my playlist the night before the marathon and the first time I heard it when running was going into mile 5 at the marathon it is such a great pump you up song. I always think of that moment now when I hear it.
The Seed 2.0- The Roots: I've always liked this song... and its good to run to, too.
In the Meantime: Spacehog: This song reminds me of high school and the beat kind of makes you feel like you are flying through the air.
My Mathematical Mind: Spoon: Great beat.
Yeah!- Usher: Oooooooo this is an awesome song to run to... never leaves my playlist.
A Shot in the Arm: Wilco: It has a build-up type of chorus that is just awesome for running.
Just Got to Be: Black Keys: Ahhhhh the black keys... I listen to a bunch of their songs... great running music.
Hells Bells: AC/DC: If I could listen to only one band while I ran...it would likely be AC/DC.