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workout and running playlist for summer

Summer is finally here - do you need some new bright & shiny tunes to match the sunny weather? Well look no further - here are 13 tracks infused with virtual Vitamin D for your ears.

HOME – EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS
Start your morning with some yoga on your patio and play this in the background. Seriously happy music that you will hum happily for the rest of your day!

DANCING ON MY OWN – ROBYN
I know what your thinking - is this the same Robyn that is on all my dust-covered 90's compilation pop CD's? To answer your question - it sure is, but Robyn has zoomed into the 21st Century with some music dancy enough to give Kylie Minogue a run for her money. Plus she has cool hair - that counts for something, doesn't it?

MAN IN A SUITCASE - THE POLICE
Sting and company have never sounded more stoked than on this forgotten gem. You'll swear there is sun shining out of your stereo!

BIRDS - CRYSTAL CASTLES
Alice Glass and company are back with an album that will be ruling the airwaves all summer. Fantastic tunes if you like electro that is a little off-kilter and imaginative.

TENDERONI – KELE
No, this isn't a cover version of the hit Chromeo song; this is the brand spankin' new first single off of Kele's new album. Who's Kele, you may ask? No big deal - just the lead singer of a little group called Bloc Party. Oh, and he decided to make a dance record. Booiiiinnnggg!!!

AMERICAN DREAM - CROSBY, STILLS, NASH AND YOUNG
Are you good at whistling? Can you whistle and smile at the same time? This song will put you to the test! A good old fashioned summer tune for that slow-pitch or beach volleyball playlist.

SONG FOR THE BABY - KELIS
Kelis has had a busy year. First she broke up with Nas, then she raided Grace Jone's tickle trunk for an aggressive game of dress-up, and now she has teamed up with superstar French producer/DJ David Guetta for an album filled with whimsical vocals and thumping beats.

WHITE LINES (DON'T DO IT) - GRANDMASTER FLASH
It's easy to see why all the young guns sample the hip hop classic tracks - they're unbelievably catchy! This song is amazing for intervals - hilarious lyrics and a wicked ascending chorus will make you forget about the pain. Well, kind of.

EASY LOVE - MSTRKRFT
An electro classic from the legendary Canadian duo. If you haven't checked them out yet, prepare for the obsession.

RÖYKSOPP - WHAT ELSE IS THERE? (THIN WHITE DUKE REMIX)
Yeah yeah yeah - it's been in a billion car commercials. Who cares - this early 2000's dance floor staple is a serious a sweat inducer.

LET'S DANCE - DAVID BOWIE
"When you say run, I run with you." Dude, DAVID BOWIE is running with you!

INFINITE ARMS - BAND OF HORSES
This song is plain and simple one of the prettiest tracks in recent memory. Run to your favorite beach and press play when your toes hit the sand - you'll reward yourself with a supremely serene cool-down.

WALKING ON SUNSHINE - KATRINA AND THE WAVES
The classic summertime jam-jam for dancing around and singing in the mirror post-shower with a towel on your head and your toothpaste as your microphone.

Do you have any suggestions for the next playlist? Leave Alexis a comment below.

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19 Comments »


What a timely post — I was bored to tears with my current playlist on today’s run. I’m off to buy a bunch of these songs.

Comment by Ophelie — June 9, 2010 @ 6:59 pm


amazing!! i didnt know the lead singer of bloc party had made a solo album. Soooooooooo good!

Comment by dustin — June 9, 2010 @ 8:00 pm


Great play list. I will dislike my run less now!

Comment by rebecca shand — June 9, 2010 @ 8:23 pm


ALEXIS I LOVE THESE PLAYLISTS THAT YOU MAKE… please never stop :)

Comment by Kelly Armstrong — June 9, 2010 @ 8:24 pm


Ooh! There are some goodies on there -can’t wait to download them and go for a run out in the sun!!

Comment by Elspeth — June 9, 2010 @ 9:39 pm


Great playlist! Reintroduced me to some forgotten faves and introduced to some awesome new tunes. Don’t have time to sift through current music scene so this is a godsend.

Comment by Twigg — June 10, 2010 @ 8:39 am


SO GOOD LEX!!!! Love it love it love it – keep ‘em coming!!!!!! Best part of this website!

Comment by Jen — June 10, 2010 @ 8:46 am


This is perfect for a quick whiz around the seawall!!

Comment by Erin — June 10, 2010 @ 8:52 am


does anybody know of some amazing new bands or albums that have just come out? if you have something you want to share with the world, tell me about it! music is the great relator :)

Comment by Alexis — June 10, 2010 @ 10:01 am


Lex! Good Job! You get a link to itunes so we can download your playlist! Or can we do that and I just cant see it? haha. Probable.

Comment by Penni — June 10, 2010 @ 10:38 am


…..just love the mix of old (my vintage!) and new!! Thanks for keeping us all on our “music toes” …. I am looking forward to your next posting!

Comment by Lesley — June 10, 2010 @ 11:08 am


That Edward Sharpe tune is sick Lex!!!

Great selection all round!

Keep it up!

Comment by Hoff — June 10, 2010 @ 1:41 pm


I love your playlists! Lululemon should sponsor a concert, and you pick ALL the talent!

Comment by FirstMate — June 11, 2010 @ 8:23 am


Thanks for the tracks. My Ipod playlist has gained significant value from your recommendations.

Here’s a classic great tune to run with:

Crystal Castles – Magic

Warning: It makes you run fast. Very fast!

Comment by Scott — June 11, 2010 @ 10:16 am


Another solid song that will make you want to run down a dream, Tom Petty Style:

Tricky Meets South – Numb

Comment by Scotty McW — June 11, 2010 @ 10:18 am


These should all be offered as free downloads!!! Come on lulu

Comment by Nick — June 12, 2010 @ 1:30 pm


@Scott I believe the song is Magic Spells, just in case anyone goes looking for it…

Comment by Nick — June 12, 2010 @ 1:32 pm


Ratatat – Neckbrace from the last LP4 album!

Comment by Nick — June 12, 2010 @ 1:37 pm


Great play list…I can’t wait to see what playlist you have for us in July…maybe it can include some music to really crump to…Rock it out!

Comment by Lisa M — June 20, 2010 @ 10:24 am


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