Running Music- My Playlist

One of my favorite parts about running is that I get to listen to MY music.  Not my husbands music or my 3 year olds music, just MY music.  I run to lots of random music.  I like to add music that reminds me of happy memories.  I like music that pumps me up.  I also like some mellow music that just makes me think.

When you are doing marathon training and running 3-5 hours your playlist needs a lot of songs.

Here is some of my playlist:

“Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis- This is one of the newer songs I’ve added and enjoy the beat that goes with it.

Pitch Perfect Soundtrack- There are a lot of fun songs on here.  I personally love “Bellas Finals” and “Trebles Finals”.  “Riff Off” is also fun.

Pearl Jam- A little bit of a throwback, but for some reason I love running to “Daughter” and “Jeremy”

“Born In the USA” by Bruce Springsteen

“Stronger” by Kanye West. I also have the song “The New Workout Plan” by Kanye West on my playlist.

“We No Speak Americano”- Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP

“Release” by Timbaland featuring Justin Timberlake

“What A Feeling” from the Flashdance Soundtrack

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson

“Freedom” by George Michael

Some more mellow songs:

“Someone Like You” by Adele

“When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars

“Matroshka” by Dredg- If you haven’t heard this song I highly recommend looking it up.

“Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by Sting from Symphonicities- I LOVE this version with the orchestra

“Just Give Me A Reason” by Pink featuring Nate Ruess

“Dog Days Are Over” by Florence and the Machine

“Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

“When You Sy Nothing At All” by Ronan Keating

Some oldies:

“You Keep Me Hangin’ On” by The Supremes

“Reflections” also by The Supremes

“Happy Together” by The Turtles

“Hold On, I’m Coming” by Sam & Dave

This is just a small amount of my playlist, but is pretty random stuff when all put together.  I love it.  One of my favorite things about running is the soundtrack that I set for that day.

What are some of your favorite songs to run to?  I’m always looking for new tunes 🙂






  1. Carli | 23rd Jun 13

    I love running to I Love It and also things like Mississippi Queen.

  2. Karen | 23rd Jun 13

    Our playlists have a lot of the same songs, I love the Pitch Perfect soundtrack too!
    My playlist is “all over the place” as my fiancee says…I’ve got a little of everything. Here’s whats on my running playlist…
    -GLEE (BIG fan…)
    “Chillin’ It” Cole Swindell
    “I Want Crazy” Hunter Hayes
    “How She Rolls” Chase Rice
    “Friday Night” Eric Paslay
    “Clarity” Zedd
    “#thatpower” Will.I.Am feat. Justin Bieber
    “Cruise (Remix)” Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly
    “Hall of Fame” The Script feat. Will.I.Am
    “Titanium” David Guetta feat. Sia
    “Play Hard” David Guetta feat. Ne-Yo & Akon

    happy running! 🙂
    Karen @cinderella_runs

  3. Angela | 24th Jun 13

    I spot a pair of Radioactive Zebra (TM) Kinvara 3’s!! Love those shoes. You have good taste. 😉

    • Half Crazy Mama | 24th Jun 13

      Thank you! I love them.

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