RUNNING MUSIC

Running Music

** Please don’t judge me on this music selection. Most of these songs are only songs I would work out/run to, NOT songs I’d actually tell people I listen to (even if I do). If there is a song you think should make the list,
please send me an e-mail!  The songs are organized by bpm
(beats per minute) on the left, then alphabetically.**

Also, I have recently teamed up with the DJs at Rock My Run to compile a 75-minute running playlist made from some of my favorite songs below.  It is available for download and you can find all the details about it here!

75      Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – ET
87       Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
90      Bad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars – Lighters
90       Jason DeRulo – Ridin’ Solo
91       Annie Lennox – Train in Vain
91       Pink – Sober
91       Rihanna – Hard
93       Madonna – Revolver
96       Far East Movement – Rocketeer
96       Miley Cyrus – Party in the USA
96       The Ataris – Boys of Summer
97       Blink 182 – The Rock Show
98       Rooney – I Can’t Get Enough
100    Lo Fidelity Allstars – Battleflag
100    Mr. President – Coco Jambo
101    Selena Gomez and The Scene – Who Says
101    The Toadies – Possum Kingdom
102    Jordin Sparks – One Step at a Time
102    Toby Lightman – Devils and Angels
103    Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
104    Kanye West – Stronger
105    Adele – Rolling in the Deep
105    The Pussycat Dolls – Buttons
106    Taylor Swift – Picture to Burn
108    Britney Spears – Stronger
108    The Black Keys – Tighten Up
108    The Ting Tings – Shut Up and Let Me Go
109    Blink 182 – Dammit
109    Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
110    All-American Rejects – Move Along
110    Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
111    Bruno Mars – Grenade
111    Jason DeRulo – In My Head
112    Black Eyed Peas – Let’s Get It Started
113    Alien Ant Farm – Movies
113    Black Eyed Peas – Shut Up
113    C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat
113    Madonna feat. Timbaland and Justin Timberlake – 4 Minutes
114    Black Eyed Peas – Disco Club
114    Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder
114    NKOTBSB – Don’t Turn Out the Lights
115    Britney Spears – Circus
115    Kevin Rudolf – Let It Rock
115    Sean Kingston – Take You There
115    Shannon – Let The Music Play
115    Taylor Swift – Sparks Fly
116    Maroon 5 – Never Gonna Leave This Bed
116    Simple Plan feat. Rivers Cuomo – Can’t Keep My Hands Off You
117    Miley Cyrus – Can’t Be Tamed
118    Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
119    Selena Gomez and The Scene – Love You Like a Love Song
118    Taylor Dayne – Tell It to My Heart
119    Michael Jackson – Thriller
120    Casper – Cha Cha Slide
120    Chris Brown – Forever
120    Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
120    Ke$ha – Blah
120    Ke$ha – Blow
120    Ke$ha – Tik Tok
120    Ke$ha – We R Who We R
120    Ke$ha – Your Love is My Drug
120    Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
120    Lady Gaga – Just Dance
120    Lady Gaga – Poker Face
120    Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
120    Owl City – Galaxies
120    Pink – God is a DJ
120    Taio Cruz – Dynamite
120    Technotronic – Move This
120    The Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
120    Usher feat. Pitbull – DJ Got Us Falling in Love
121    Ellie Goulding – Lights
121    MC Hammer – Pray
121    Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go
121    Pitbull and Chris Brown – International Love
121    Sean Kingston feat. Justin Bieber – Eenie Meenie
121    Taylor Dayne – With Every Beat of My Heart
121    Taylor Swift – Mine
121    Weezer – Pork and Beans
121    Wu-Tang Clan – Gravel Pit
122    A*Teens – Bouncing Off The Ceiling
122    Beyonce – Sweet Dreams
122    Jason DeRulo – Don’t Wanna Go Home
122    Pink – Raise Your Glass
122    Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
122    Three Days Grace – Animal I Have Become
123    Justin Timberlake feat. Timbaland – SexyBack (Linus Loves Remix)
123    Rihanna – Please Don’t Stop the Music
123    Thicke – When I Get You Alone
124    Haddaway – What is Love
124    Irene Cara – What a Feeling
124    Lady Gaga – Born This Way
124    Metallica – Enter Sandman
124    The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
125    Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
125    Black Eyed Peas – My Humps
125    Black Eyed Peas – Rock That Body
125    Far East Movement – Like a G6
125    Flo Rida – Right Round
125    Flo Rida feat. Akon – Who Dat Girl
125    Glee Cast – Start Me Up/Livin’ On A Prayer
125    Good Charlotte – Dance Floor Anthem
125    Jennifer Paige – Crush (Dance Mix)
125    Kat DeLuna – Dance Bailalo
125    Kat DeLuna – Whine Up
125    Katy Perry – Firework
125    Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg – California Gurls
125    Ke$ha – Take It Off
125    Kylie Minogue – Love at First Sight
125    Rammstein – Du Hast
125    Rihanna – Breakin’ Dishes
125    Rihanna – Disturbia
125    Technotronic – Pump Up the Jam
125    The Ready Set – Young Forever
125    Travis D – Electric Candy
126    Amber – This is Your Night
126    Annie Lennox – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
126    Britney Spears – Break the Ice (Jason Nevins Dub)
126    Cascada – Evacuate the Dance Floor (Radio Edit)
126    Christina Aguilera – Express
126    Flo Rida – In the Ayer
126    Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Outta My Head
126    Lady Sovereign – Love Me or Hate Me
126    Madonna – Celebration
126    Miley Cyrus – He Could Be the One
126    New Boyz feat. The Cataracs and Dev – Back Seat
126    Panic! At The Disco – Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have…
126    Pink – So What
126    Pitbull – Hotel Room Service
126    Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
126    Rihanna feat. Sean Paul – Break It Off
126    The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
126    Timbaland feat. Katy Perry – If We Ever Meet Again
127    Akon – Angel
127    Alien Ant Farm – Smooth Criminal
127    CeCe Penniston – Finally
127    Deadmau5 – Sofi Needs a Ladder
127    Hilary Duff – What Dreams Are Made Of
127    KT Perry – Last Friday Night (TGIF)
127    Lady Gaga – Alejandro (Skrillex Remix)
127    Lady Gaga – Love Game (Dave Aude Radio Edit)
127    Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby
127    My Chemical Romance – The Only Hope For Me Is You
127    Nicki Minaj – Super Bass
127    Pitbull – I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)
127    Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet with Butterfly Wings
127    Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris – Break Your Heart
128    Adele – Rumor Has It (Rascal Remix)
128    Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies)
128    Ashlee Simpson – Boyfriend
128    Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At
128    Black Eyed Peas – Don’t Stop the Party
128    Flo Rida feat. David Guetta – Club Can’t Handle Me Right Now
128    Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne – Hit The Lights
128    Kellie Pickler – Best Days of Your Life
128    Kylie Minogue – In My Arms
128    LaRoux – Bulletproof
128    LMFAO – La La La
128    LMFAO – Shots
128    Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – Move Like Jagger
128    Muse – Neuron Star Collision
128    Muse – Uprising
128    Ne-Yo – Beautiful Monster
128    Pink – U + Ur Hand
128    Rihanna feat. Britney Spears – S&M (Remix)
128    Robyn – Dancing On My Own (Buzz Junkies Remix)
128    Selena Gomez and The Scene – Round and Round
128    Taio Cruz feat. Travie McCoy – Higher
128    The Darkness – I Believe in a Thing Called Love
128    The Pussycat Dolls – When I Grow Up
128    The Smiths – Shakespeare’s Sister
128    The Supremes – You Keep Me Hanging On (Almighty Remix)
128    The White Tie Affair – You Look Better When I’m Drunk
128    TK – Black Horse and The Cherry Tree (Remix)
129    Adam Lambert – Whataya Want From Me
129    Cee-Lo Green – F*** You (Le Castle Vania Remix)
129    David Guetta feat. Rihanna – Who’s That Chick
129    Far East Movement – Like a G6 (DJ Solarz Remix)
129    Gravity Kills – Guilty
129    KMFDM – Juke Joint JezebeL
129    Lady Gaga – Edge of Glory
129    Live – Beauty of Gray
129    LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett – Party Rock Anthem
129    Martin Solveig and Dragonette – Hello
129    Metallica – Cyanide
129    Pink – Get The Party Started
129    Pitbull – Give Me Everything
129    Rihanna – S&M
130    3OH!3 – Don’t Trust Me
130    Adam Lambert – For Your Entertainment
130    Aly & AJ – Rush
130    Amber – A Little Bit of Ecstasy
130    Aqua – Barbie Girl
130    Ashlee Simpson – La La
130    Ashley Tisdale – Its Alright, Its Okay
130    Avenged Sevenfold – Scream
130    Beyonce feat. Andre 3000 – Party
130    Blur – Song 2
130    Britney Spears – Do Somethin’
130    Britney Spears – If U Seek Amy
130    Britney Spears – I Wanna Go
130    Chris Brown – Yeah 3X
130    David Guetta feat. Akon – Sexy Bitch
130    Echo and The Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar
130    Flo Rida – Jump
130    Flo Rida – Sugar
130    Florence and The Machine – Hardest of Hearts
130    Florence and The Machine – Howl
130    Groove Armada – I See You Baby
130    Hilary Duff – Come Clean
130    Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull – On The Floor
130    Justin Bieber – Somebody to Love
130    Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris – Baby
130    Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl
130    Ke$ha – Cannibal
130    Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce – Telephone (Alphabeat Remix)
130    Lily Allen – F*** You
130    Lucas Prata – And She Said
130    Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
130    Ozzy Osbourne – Let Me Hear You Scream
130    Republica – Ready To Go
130    Rihanna feat. Will.I.Am – Photographs
130    Run DMC vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
130    Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls
130    Shaft – Mambo Italiano
130    Smashing Pumpkins – Zero
130    Taylor Swift – You Belong with Me
130    The Killers – When You Were Young
130    Tiesto, Diplo, and Busta Rhymes – C’mon
130    Usher feat. Will.I.Am – OMG (Disco Fries Remix)
130    Weezer – Memories
131    Cake – Shadow Stabbing
131    Duffy – Mercy
131    Glee Cast – Its My Life/Confessions Pt. II
131    Marilyn Manson – Personal Jesus
131    Orianthi – According To You
131    Paramore – That’s What You Get
131    Real McCoy – Run Away
131    Snoop Dogg feat. David Guetta – Sweat (Remix)
131    Veruca Salt – Volcano Girls
132    Adam Lambert – If I Had You
132    ATC – Around the World
132    Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare
132    Katy Perry – Hot N Cold
132    MGMT – Kids
132    Nickelback – Burn It to the Ground
132    Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl
132    Shiny Toy Guns – Le Disko
132    Silversun Pickups – Panic Switch
132    Sonique – Feels So Good
132    The Doors – Roadhouse Blues (Crystal Method Remix)
132    The Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
132    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
133    Britney Spears – Til the World Ends
133    Enrique Iglesias feat. Usher and Lil Wayne – Dirty Dancer
133    Lady Gaga – Judas
133    Nelly Furtado – Maneater
133    Rihanna – Shut Up and Drive
133    Selena Gomez and The Scene – Naturally
134    Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me
134    Fall Out Boy – I Don’t Care
134    Hole – Celebrity Skin
134    Lily Allen – The Fear
134    Seether – Careless Whisper
134    Shakira feat. Pitbull – Rabiosa
134    The B-52′s – Love Shack
134    The Caesars – Jerk It Out
135    A*Teens – Mama Mia
135    Ace of Base – Beautiful Life
135    Jordan Knight – Give It To You
135    Katy Perry – Circle the Drain
135    La Bouche – Be My Lover
135    Pink – Trouble
135    The B-52′s – Roam
135    The Hives – Tick Tick Boom
135    The Killers – A Dustland Fairytale
135    Theory of a Deadman – Bad Girlfriend
135    U2 – Beautiful Day
135    Weezer – This is Such a Pity
136    Heart – Barracuda
136    Journey – Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
136    Keith Urban – Put You in a Song
136    Linkin Park – The Catalyst
136    Nikki French – Total Eclipse of the Heart
136    Quad City DJs – C’mon Ride It
136    The Cure – Friday I’m in Love
136    The Fratellis – Flathead
136    The Killers – Human
136    The Killers – Somebody Told Me
136    The Pussycat Dolls – Wait a Minute
136    Venga Boys – We Like to Party
137    A.R. Rahman – Jai Ho
137    Alice Deejay – Better Off Alone
137    Oasis – The Shock of Lightning
137    Snap! – Rhythm is a Dancer
137    Sponge – Wax Ecstatic
137    Victorious Cast and Victoria Justice – Make It Shine
138    3OH!3 feat. Ke$ha – My First Kiss
138    Akon – Right Now (Na Na Na)
138    Coldplay – Viva la Vida
138    Counting Crows – Accidentally In Love
138    Miley Cyrus – Who Owns My Heart
138    Pink – Please Don’t Leave Me
138    Smoking Popes – Do Something
139    Britney Spears – Womanizer
139    Gorillaz – Feel Good, Inc.
139    Ke$ha feat. 3OH!3 – Animal
139    Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
139    Miley Cyrus – See You Again
139    Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man
139    Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
140    30 Seconds to Mars – Closer to the Edge
140    Aqua – Dr. Jones
140    Beastie Boys – Girls
140    Cobra Starship – The City is at War
140    Kernkraft 400 – Zombie Nation
140    Lemonade Mouth Cast – Determinate
140    Linkin Park – Bleed It Out
140    Michael Jackson – Beat It
140    Morningwood – Jetsetter
140    Pink – Who Knew
140    Rob Thomas – This is How a Heart Breaks
141    Katy Perry – Peacock
141    Lil Wayne – 3 Peat
142    Cascada – Every Time We Touch
142    INXS – Pretty Vegas
142    Kill Hannah – Lips Like Morphine
143    Britney Spears – Toxic
143    Cobra Starship – Nice Guys Finish Last
143    Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
143    Silversun Pickups – The Royal We
143    U2 – I Will Follow
144    Angels & Airwaves – The Adventure
144    Kelly Clarkson – I Do Not Hook Up
144    Kelly Osbourne – Papa Don’t Preach
144    Phoenix – 1901
144    Powerman 5000 – When Worlds Collide
145    Heavy Metal Kids – Viva New York
145    Gin Blossoms – Hey Jealousy
145    Kelly Clarkson – My Life Would Suck Without You
146    Flock of Seagulls – I Ran (So Far Away)
146    Foo Fighters – Long Road to Ruin
146    Harvey Danger – Flagpole Sitta
146    Kanye West feat. Young Jeezy – Amazing
146    Katy Perry – One of the Boys
146    OK Go – Here It Goes Again
146    The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
147    Arctic Monkeys – Dancing Shoes
147    Loverboy – Working for the Weekend
148    Billy Idol – White Wedding
148    Bruce Springsteen – Dancing in the Dark
148    Morningwood – New York Girls
148    Muse – Guiding Light
148    The Knack – My Sharona
149    Metro Station – True to Me
149    Neon Trees – Animal
149    The Winter Sounds – Candlelight
149    Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take It
150    Avril Lavigne – What The Hell
150    Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start the Fire
150    Bowling for Soup – The Hard Way
150    Boys Like Girls – Love Drunk
150    Boys Like Girls – The Great Escape
150    Danko Jones – We Sweat Blood
150    Gnarls Barkley – Go Go Gadget Gospel
150    Gnarls Barkley – Run (I’m a Natural Disaster)
150    Gorillaz – All Alone
150    Heavy D and The Boyz – Now That We Found Love
150    Katy Perry – Fingerprints
150    LaRoux – In For The Kill
150    Metro Station – Disco
150    Metro Station – Shake It
150    Paolo Nutini – New Shoes
150    Snow Patrol – Run
150    The Killers – Mr. Brightside
150    The Postal Service – Clark Gable
151    Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi
151    Blues Traveler – Run Around
151    INXS – Devil Inside
151    The Cure – Just Like Heaven
151    The Police – Message in a Bottle
152    Coldplay – Violet Hill
152    Jet – She’s a Genius
152    MuteMath – Spotlight
152    Pearl Jam – The Fixer
153    Death Cab for A Cutie – No Sunlight
153    Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting
153    Fall Out Boy – Thnks Fr Th Mmrs
153    Fatboy Slim – Rockafeller Skank
154    Black Eyed Peas – Pump It
154    Kanye West – Power
154    Kings of Leon – Sex on Fire
154    Nickelback – Animals
154    Scissor Sisters – Music Is the Victim
154    The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
154    The Offspring – Hammerhead
154    The Ting Tings – Keep Your Head
155    Fall Out Boy – Our Lawyer Made Us Change…
155    Guns N Roses – Night Train
155    Outkast – Bombs Over Baghdad
156    Amy Winehouse – Rehab
156    John Legend feat. Andre 3000 – Green Light
156    Lita Ford – Kiss Me Deadly
156    Panic! At The Disco – Camisado
156    Panic! At The Disco – Nine In The Afternoon
156    The Killers – Tranquilize
157    Alter Bridge – Rise Today
157    Cold War Kids – Cold Toes on the Cold Floor
157    MC Hammer – Do Not Pass Me By
158    Aly & AJ – Potential Break Up Song
158    Lily Allen – Everything’s Just Wonderful
158    Rush – Marathon
159    Blondie – Maria
159    Snow Patrol – Absolute Gravity
159    The Police – Synchronicity II
159    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion
160    Fall Out Boy – Champagne For My Real Friends…
160    Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict a Riot
160    Keri Hilson – Pretty Girl Rock
160    Muse – Muscle Museum
160    Outkast – Hey Ya!
160    Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore
160    The Raconteurs – Store Bought Bones
160    The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
160    The Romantics – What I Like About You
160    Vampire Weekend – Walcott
161    Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
162    Black Sabbath – Paranoid
162    Blondie – One Way or Another
162    Nirvana – Breed
164    Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
164    B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars – Nothin’ On You
164    Fall Out Boy – Sugar We’re Going Down
164    Linkin Park – Somewhere I Belong
164    Maroon 5 – Wake Up Call
164    Muse – Unnatural Selection
165    30 Seconds to Mars – Kings & Queens
165    B.o.B. feat. Rivers Cuomo – Magic
165    Rock Kills Kid – Paralyzed
166    Matchbox 20 – How Far We’ve Come
167    Billy Idol – Dancing With Myself
167    We The Kings – Check Yes Juliet
168    Jimmy Eat World – Pain
168    Morningwood – Best of Me
169    Arcade Fire – Month of May
169    Billy Idol – Rebel Yell
169    Kings of Leon – Crawl
169    Morningwood – Televisor
170    Aha – Take On Me
170    Kate Nash – Foundations
170    Kate Nash – Merry Happy
170    Panic! At The Disco – I Constantly Thank God for Esteban
170    Panic! At The Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies
170    Paramore – Emergency
170    The Raconteurs – Salute Your Solution
170    The Ting Tings – Fruit Machine
171    Arctic Monkeys – Cornerstone
172    Paramore – Misery Business
173    Fall Out Boy – Of All the Gin Joints…
173    Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
173    Yellowcard – Ocean Avenue
174    30 Seconds to Mars – Attack
174    MuteMath – Electrify
174    Wolfmother – Joker and the Thief
177    The Veronicas – Untouched
180    The Vapors – Turning Japanese
185    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – No No No
186    Michael Franti and Spearhead – Say Hey
186    OK Go – Get Over It
189    Iron Maiden – The Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner
UNK    American Hi-Fi – Beautiful Disaster
UNK    Andrew W. K. – She Is Beautiful
UNK    Artctic Monkeys – The View From the Afternoon
UNK    B*Witched – C’est la Vie
UNK    Brand New Rockers – Space Jam
UNK    Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes – Home
UNK    Good Charlotte – Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous
UNK    Gym Class Heroes – The Queen and I
UNK    Hanson – Thinkin’ ’bout Somethin’
UNK    Jeremih feat. 50 Cent – Down On Me
UNK    Jimmy Eat World – Pain
UNK    JJ Fad – Supersonic
UNK    Letters to Cleo – Cruel to be Kind
UNK    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes – Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina
UNK    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes – Jolene
UNK    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes – Mother and Child Reunion
UNK    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes – Over the Rainbow
UNK    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes – Phantom of the Opera
UNK    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes – Rainbow Connection
UNK    Me First and The Gimme Gimmes – Sweet Caroline
UNK    Muse – Hysteria
UNK    Pete Yorn – For Nancy (Cos It Already Is)
UNK    Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
UNK    Robert Randolph and The Family Band – Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With That
UNK    Rockell – Ecstasy
UNK    The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
UNK    The Roots – Seed 2.0
UNK    The Strokes – Last Night
UNK    Workout DJs – Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis (Remix)
UNK    Workout DJs – Love Lockdown by Kanye West (Remix)
UNK    WorkoutDJs – Paper Planes by MIA (Remix)

41 Responses to “RUNNING MUSIC”

  1. boredramblings June 28, 2011 at 2:03 PM #

    Oh wow, Katie! That is quite a list! You may want to add M.I.A. The entire Kala and Arular albums are pretty much the ultimate running music!
    (*I noticed you had some GaGa…….teehee)

    • katieRUNSthis June 28, 2011 at 2:05 PM #

      Ha! I know, right? Me and Lady Gaga have a love/hate relationship. The ONLY time I listen to her is on my runs. Otherwise, her scratchy voice makes me cringe a little…or a lot. :)

  2. RockMyRun June 28, 2011 at 4:48 PM #

    Kate – what a great list! I love how you have crossed over between genres as well as listed BPM.

    Over at http://rockmyrun.com we have actually taken a bunch of these songs and put them into DJ mixes made for running. Our DJ’s use these mixes to help promote themselves and runners get the benefit. Check us out let us know what you think.

    Maybe we could do a custom one for you? Does “Kate’s Rockin’ Runnin’ Mix” have a good ring to it? :)

  3. alli kolb June 28, 2011 at 4:48 PM #

    dude! Scissor Sister, Fall Out Boy and the new Gaga album are my FAV running songs! Born This Way MIGHT be the best song for me to run to EVER! Did a personal best distance of 4.5 miles in 45 min this am thanks to these!

  4. Swim Bike Mom July 27, 2011 at 6:28 PM #

    You need Ali in the Jungle by the Hours! :)

  5. Susan August 12, 2011 at 12:11 PM #

    *gasp* no Cowboy Mouth?!

  6. Courtney Wimmert (@cdoubleyou42) August 16, 2011 at 1:18 PM #

    Okay this list is pretty amazing- thanks for letting me know via twitter earlier!

    As for a suggestion … songs(mixes) by Girl Talk get me so pumped! Some of the songs are kind of annoying but others make you forget you’re even running!

    • katieRUNSthis August 16, 2011 at 1:25 PM #

      Glad you like! I have heard of Girl Talk but never really listened to much of their music. They are British, correct? I’ll have to iTunes them! Thanks for the suggestion!

      • Andie Billings August 20, 2011 at 2:55 PM #

        Girl Talk is a DJ. :]

        You can find his cd’s online only (or at his concerts) and can be purchased for a donation. My favorite of his ‘CDs’ is All Day.

  7. Long Legs on the Loose August 20, 2011 at 3:27 PM #

    dang girl you did work!

  8. tavalava August 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM #

    Great post!! I was just telling myself that I needed some new running tunes!

  9. Jim Brandt August 21, 2011 at 11:42 AM #

    Great list. I like your taste in music. I found that I was able to increase my running pace considerably when I reloaded my MP3 player with lots of Muse, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adele and Arcade Fire, and dropped many of the oldies. I noticed that you had no Arcade Fire on your list. Would suggest you give them a listen. Thanks for your listening recs and the great report you posted on the Red Carpet Run last night. It was a fantastic event!

    • katieRUNSthis August 21, 2011 at 11:54 AM #

      Thanks for the heads up! I’ve been meaning to look into some Arcade Fire and I definitely need to add them to the list! Thanks for the suggestion! The Red Carpet Road Race WAS awesome! Not sure how they plan to top that! :)

  10. Dawn Teflon Burrows September 2, 2011 at 10:30 PM #

    Hooray JJ Fad! I want to go skating now. Anyway Thanks for some new music for my first half this weekend.

  11. KyraTX September 7, 2011 at 3:16 PM #

    Lupe Fiasco Solar Midnight BPM 160, Shiny Toy Guns Major Tom BPM 165. Sometimes I loop one or the other so that I keep a steady pace on a 5K.

  12. PavementRunner September 17, 2011 at 5:18 PM #

    this list is unprecedented. Very nicely done.

    • katieRUNSthis September 18, 2011 at 6:21 AM #

      Thanks! I have been working on it for a very long time. Be sure and check back often for new additions!

  13. Kelli Webster September 26, 2011 at 1:23 AM #

    I can’t believe there’s no Daft Punk on here. I listen to “Technologic” at least once a day during my run. “D.A.N.C.E.” by Justice is another good one. LOVE them both. They’re my 2 go to songs when I need that extra push to go another mile.

    • Kelli Webster September 26, 2011 at 1:30 AM #

      Oh and also “Genesis” by Justice. I use that a lot for warming up. There’s no lyrics, but I love the beat.

  14. Mary @foodandfunontherun October 21, 2011 at 1:59 PM #

    I love your mix on rockmyrun.com! I actually just discovered the site last Friday and wrote a post as well. Check it out! http://foodandfunontherun.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=836&action=edit

    Can’t wait for you to come out with some more mixes :)

  15. Julie (A Case of the Runs) October 25, 2011 at 11:59 AM #

    Nice list! I can def do without the Katy Perry (ugh), but some of my favorites (The Veronicas – Untouched, for example) are on there!

    And here’s one: GiGi D’Agostino – I’ll Fly with You

  16. melcisum October 25, 2011 at 8:51 PM #

    This is really cool. I’m a pretty new runner, and to this point I’ve not really given thought to the bpm, other than realizing that all fast paced songs tends to wear me out before I really get going… Thanks for sharing your list. I might have to take a note or two from it:)

  17. sherri October 27, 2011 at 7:21 AM #

    What a great list! I appreciate the breakdown by BPM too. There’s stuff here I’ll be adding to my playlists now. Thanks!

    I like old songs because I’m old. Depeche Mode- Master and Servant (live version, 101); Depeche Mode- Behind the Wheel (live version 101); Sash- Ecuador; Company B- Fascinated (12 in exrtended remix); Sylvester- Do You Wanna Funk (12 in single); Frankie Goes to Hollywood- Relax (extended remix); Bronski Beat- Hit That Perfect Beat (12 in version) and My Dil Goes Hmm (from Salaam Namaste, English version, club remix) are some of my favorites.

  18. Becca (@BeccasCrazyBoys) November 2, 2011 at 9:36 PM #

    What a list!!!

    My favorite – and most needed song is ‘Till I Collapse by Eminem. I know just where to put it in my playlist to keep me going :)

  19. calijackmc January 4, 2012 at 1:32 AM #

    I really enjoyed this post and used it as a great source to create a list of my own with links and genre organization! I compiled 300+ songs organized across the genres of Pop, Rock, Rap, Classic Rock, and Instrumental. All songs have iTunes links so you can download easily. If you need more songs take a look!

    http://themotivatedrunner.com/songs/

    Looking forward to updates here!

  20. Meghan January 20, 2012 at 9:11 PM #

    Awesome! I just came across your blog looking for maternity running clothes and struck gold with this list! I’m always looking for more upbeat running jams. I’m partial to dance/electronic but I can’t wait to DL some of these songs. Some of my favorites that you don’t have listed are Enrique Iglesias “I Like it (feat. Pitbull)”, Swedish House Mafia “Miami 2 Ibiza”, Beyonce “Deja Vu (Freemasons Dance Remix)”, Beyonce “Ring the Alarm (Freemasons Club Mix Radio Edit).

    • katieRUNSthis January 20, 2012 at 10:16 PM #

      Hi! Thanks for commenting! Those are GREAT suggestions!! I will be sure and add them to my list!!! :)

  21. Leslie February 24, 2012 at 9:12 PM #

    Love it!!! I have Party in the USA on my list, too… ;) Some of my other favorites are by Christian artists – Stronger by Mandisa, Move by MercyMe, and Jesus Freak by DC Talk… I also have some Journey – Don’t Stop Believin. :)

  22. Nicholas March 23, 2012 at 11:05 PM #

    Adept – Shark! Shark! Shark! When I was cycling to lose weight I listened to the entire album. Swedish rock. So fast! :D I like the list though. perhaps I’ll add some of those to mine. Thanks friend !

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  24. Jill Miesen Proehl April 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM #

    Love it! Ok – how do you figure out your BPM? I use this BPM Analyzer, but I’m not sure how accurate it is. Do you organize this with the lower BPMs to help you pace yourself in the beginning of a half and then ramp up to your Power Songs toward the end? You’ve got a LOT of my faves in your list, and commenters have added some great ones. I’ll have to go see what I have that you don’t!

    • katieRUNSthis April 25, 2012 at 8:23 AM #

      I have different analyzers on my Mac that determine BPM. There are lots of great programs out there! Yes, I choreograph my playlists to ramp me up or take me down a notch when I need it. Be sure and check out these two other posts I did:
      Running by BPM
      Rock To The Beat Mix

  25. Britt March 21, 2013 at 7:59 AM #

    Thank you for this list! I’m a little late for this, but
    have you tried Santigold’s music? ‘Creator’ makes me feel pretty
    badass every time it comes on. Also, Gorillaz’ ‘Dare’ has a good
    beat, though I haven’t tried running with it yet. By the way, I
    just started a blog so I’m not sure how this works, but I linked
    this page and your homepage this morning in my entry (talking about
    finding music to run to). Is that OK? I can take it out if not, I
    don’t mind.

  26. Cami April 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM #

    amazing list, you really covered a good variety, definitely
    see plenty from my workout list! here’s mine……. One More by
    Superchick (FAVORITE!). Everything I Need by the Walllfowers.
    Stronger by Kelly Clarkson. Going Through He’ll by Rodney Atkins.
    Stronger by Kayne West (on your list) So Hott by KidRock. Go YOur
    Own Way by TheGlee Cast… Not sure about bpm but Those are my go
    to’s! :)

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