Mirela asked about my half marathon playlist so I thought I would share.
If you're expecting to find the hottest top 40 hits, look elsewhere. If you're expecting to find obscure and totally awesome songs, look elsewhere. I mean, I listen to the radio and know what's hip ... but Taylor Swift and Feist aren't going to help me run 13.1 miles. And I can't do without a few hits from the late 90s and early 2000s. So, here you go:
Everything In Its Right Place
Hold My Heart
Keep The Car Running
Pass that Dutch
What Sarah Said
I'm Really Really Hot
Seasons of Love
This Is the Last Time
Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
Help, I'm Alive
Must be Dreaming
Again & Again
Hold It Against Me
Penny & Me
Dare You to Move
Bye Bye Bye
Black and White
Yes, N'Sync is on the list. Yes, Britney made the list. Hanson even made the cut. Whatever needs to be done in order to run a half marathon has to be done.
Throughout the playlist I have a few pick-me-up songs to keep me in check. These are songs that I like every time I hear them. Every time. (Don't judge.) So, if I felt like my knees were about to pop open or my legs were about to fall off, these would help me refocus. A few examples of pick-me-up songs are "Bittersweet Symphony," "Telephone," and "Yellow." Who isn't going to start running faster when Gaga and Beyonce join forces?
And, luckily, I finished the race hearing "Semi-Charmed Life." I can't complain about that. I will forever sing my made up words to that song for as long as I live.
What's a must-have on your playlist?
Awesome, thanks!! I'm running to iTunes right now!!! :) Loved the mix of softies and pop... and I love that you have Rent on it!!ReplyDelete
Fun! Are you training for anything coming up??Delete
Thanks so much! I am getting ready to run my 1st 1/2 marathon follwed by my 1st full marathon 4 months later. Great list and great reasoning behind the songs.ReplyDelete
Good for you! I hope it helps!Delete