Saturday, January 19, 2013

Surf City | Marathon Music

My running playlist needs a makeover. Like, a total overhaul. Especially since I've been doing so many runs inside on the track, and trying to focus, I don't regularly run with my iPod anymore - with that, it needs some help.

I have some super random stuff on my running playlist - everything from Survivor to Neon Trees to Ke$ha to Psy. Like this:

BUT - I currently have just about 2 hours' worth of songs in my playlist and need at max, 5 hours. So, bring 'em here: Your marathon music suggestions for 2013. New faves? Trusty go-to power songs? Faves to get you through a hard workout? Share 'em here!

I'll be sure to share my final playlist prior to marathon weekend, and my iPod thanks you for helping to shake things up a bit!

What are your running playlist must-have songs or artists? Thanks for your suggestions!


  1. Here are some of my recommendations!

    Chasing the Sun- The Wanted
    Don't you worry Child- Swedish House Mafia
    Wild Ones (David Guetta & Nicky Romero Remix)- Flo Rida & Sia
    Dynamite- Taio Cruz
    Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

    1. I've been meaning to add a ton of those - thanks for making sure they get on my list! Awesome suggestions Raul!

  2. I recently downloaded the BGR! Preserve the Sexy mix which is pretty good. Its a mix of stuff, but mostly hip hop/rap type stuff. A preview can be found here:


  3. Break my stride by Matthew wilder
    I have anything from ABBA to the Beatles to buck cherry, theory of a dead man, neon trees, ccr, justin timbrrlake, jay-z, George strait, one republic, pit bull, shaggy. Any that had nice steady tempos for my pace. Maybe these have some that you like :-) good luck!!!!

    1. Ooooh, some great artists to have. I'll have to make sure I check some out. Thanks Jessica!

  4. "Help, I'm Alive" by Metric, "Sleepyhead" by Passion Pit, "Heads Will Roll" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Welcome Home, Son" by Radical Face, and "Good Morning" by Kanye are my top five must haves for long runs. Good luck lady!

    1. Love me some Passion Pit. I'll definitely have to add some. Thanks!

  5. Mumford and Sons..a couple of their songs
    Fun: Some nights
    Keith Urban: many...but if you dont know him well...get Days Go By!
    Sprinsteen by Eric Church

    hey ho The lumineers..
    Good life: one republic
    dog days are over: florence and the machine

    1. GREAT additions. Love all of those!

  6. By Myself - Linkin Park, Cascada - Every time we touch, Simple Plan - I'd Do Anything, Amber Pacific - Poetically Pathetic & Save Me from Me & Fall Back into my life, Jay Z & Linkin Park - Numb/Encore, Eminem - Til I Collapse, Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue, Life is a Highway (I personally dig the Rascal Flatts version) & listen to Now we are Free from the Gladiator soundtrack when you finish :)

    1. I heartily concur on the "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator!

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    3. I'll have to check out the Gladiator soundtrack. :) Great additions Mr. Parker! Thanks bunches!

  7. All These Things That I've Done - The Killers (my first song because it builds nicely)
    Try - P!nk
    Don't Stop (Color On The Walls) - Foster The People
    Marchin' On - OneRepublic
    Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn
    We Found Love (featuring Calvin Harris) - Rihanna
    Timebomb - Beck
    My Body - Young The Giant (great beat)
    Thunderstruck - AC/DC
    Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap (favorite song of all time)
    Anything - Mae
    The Distance - Cake
    Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
    How Far We've Come - Matchbox Twenty

    1. You're inside my head. I love ALL of these! Thanks sir!

  8. Keeps Gettin' Better - Christina Aguilera
    Hall of Fame - The Script
    Fake ID - Footloose (the new one) Soundtrack
    Lose Yourself - 8 Mile Soundtrack
    Radioactive - Imagine Dragons (LOVE THIS SONG)
    Blow - Ke$ha
    Damn - The Matrix (featuring Katy Perry)

  9. Try "Don't wake me up" by Chris Brown - The panic city remix.
    P.Y.T - MJ
    Give me everything - Pitbull