We asked our guests on Facebook and Twitter: What songs get you moving on your runs? You know those tunes that somehow add a little skip in your step or let you finish strong after you feel you can't go any further?
This playlist is about an hour and 15 minutes long and we recommend a lower volume when running outside so that you are alert and aware of your surroundings. A few of these songs contain explicit lyrics, we simply appreciate the beat in our feet and do not promote the ideals portrayed in the songs themselves. Hit the pavement and enjoy!
Warning: it may cause sudden outbursts of dance movements mid stride!
10k running playlist
"Power" - Kanye West
Perfect warm up song. Definitely will get you moving and ready to rock.
"Fly Like a G6" - Far East Movement
This song just makes me want to move, and as much as possible. Still warming up with this song.
"Club Can't Handle Me Right Now" - Flo Rida
Great beat and perfect rhythm to find your stride.
"Commander" - Kelly Rowland
This song kind of makes me want to take on the world. Keep moving and carry on!
"Whip My Hair" - Willow Smith
Really fun song, but try not to whip your hair while running, it actually hurts...
"One" - Swedish Mafia House
Bringing the beat back up after the mellow middle of your run. Great song if you are approaching a hill and need a little push.
“Move For Me” – Kaskade
Mellow melody mixed with a funky beat. This song should remind you to work hard and keep your shoulders relaxed.
“Help I’m Alive” – Metric
Perfect for the parts of your run when you want to remain calm and comfortable.
"Waka Waka" - Shakira
Try not to sway your hips as you're running during this song, and try not to smile, because it can cause both to happen.
"Bulletproof" - La Roux
This song is all about being strong, and has the perfect beat to empower you.
"Heads Will Roll" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Has anyone ever told you that you are slow, or have you thought you're not a runner? Anyone doubting you, including yourself? Listen to this beat and these lyrics and make their heads roll with your strides.
"Time to Pretend" - MGMT
Reaching the 3/4 mark of your run, this song is not exactly relaxing, but calming.
"Clocks" - Rhythms Del Mundo
Great remix of Coldplay's original song, with a little Latin spice.
"Gold Dust" - DJ Fresh
This reminds me of a 60s diva power song, but with a modern beat and fun mix to run to.
"Only Girl" - Rihanna
Who doesn't want to feel like they're the only girl (or boy) in the world?
"Dancing On My Own" - Robyn
Awesome beat, makes you want to sing along and takes your mind off of running.
"300 Violin Orchestra" - Jorge Quintero
Perfect cool down song. You will still be working, but ready to slow down.
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