If you haven't updated your running playlist, now's the time! There are so many great songs on my "kick butt" playlist, I kind of want to listen to it even when I'm not looking for my next PR. Here's what I'm listening to in 2016.
1 Cold War Kids - First
This is my first-mile song, my middle-of-the-run song, my speed song, my every time I run song.
2 The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
This is the best 2 and a half minutes of your run, right here.
3 Club 8 - into Air
There's no video for this song, but listen! It's ideal for a run.
4 Muse - Madness
This song is just so good for a run; the beat is perfect to push just a little, and it's just motivating!
5 Tove Lo - Habits
Her bad habits will keep you going with your good ones - like running. Oh, the pain, though!
6 Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
When I hear this song on my run, it confirms what I currently feel: I am a total bad-ass.
7 Chvrches - Recover
I'm not sure why this song gets me going faster, but it does.
8 Lights - up We Go
The video is just as much of a kick as the song. Go! Run faster!
9 Cher Lloyd - Want U Back
I'm more than a little embarrassed to admit I love this song. It just makes me laugh, which I often need around mile 10.
10 Icona Pop - I Love It
It's a kick, with just the right beat and the right attitude.
11 Hedley - Anything
I actually prefer the explicit version, but the radio edit's pretty good, too. You can do anything!
12 Mary Lambert - Secrets
I've got plenty of secrets, too... like I hate running. I love running! But I hate running.
13 Ben Folds - You Don't Know Me
This song is 100% about attitude, and yes, it's perfect for your playlist.
14 Cake - the Distance
I mean, this song is an obvious choice, right?
15 The Killers - Mr. Brightside
Save this song for the last quarter-mile and just go for it!
16 One Republic - I Lived
This song made my list because it's good to run to, and because it reminds me of my sister. It gives me the feels, in a good way.
17 ABBA - Take a Chance on Me
Even better than Dancing Queen, I'm serious.Try it, today. You'll be so glad you did!
18 Scott Helman - Bungalow
This song is just plain fun, and it's a little faster than I normally run, so it pushes me a little.
19 Mozella - 4 Leaf Clover
I wish there was a video for this song, so I could picture it as I run! I love this song!
20 James - Laid
Oh my gosh, this song has that same whirlwind feel to it as Mr. Brightside, and it's perfect for a run when you're just not in the mood.
21 Fly - Nicki Minaj
Sometimes all you need is a little Nicki to finish your run.
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