Favorite Running Songs from Runners

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Listening to great running songs can really help push you through a tough run. While some runners have their go-to running playlist, it's also good to mix it up with some new running songs. Check out these running song recommendations from about.com readers:

Littlefoot's Hip Hop Running Song Playlist
1. Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
2. The Way You Move - OutKast
3. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
4. Low - Flo-Rida
5.

What's Your Fantasy - Ludacris
6. Hey Ya! - OutKast
7. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
8. How Low - Ludacris
9. I'm Bad - LL Cool J
10. Rob Base - It Takes Two
11. Control Myself - LL Cool J
12. Kiss Kiss - Chris Brown

Kelly's Running Song Playlist:
1. The Distance - Cake
2. Remember the Name - Fort Minor
3. Time to Win - Down With Webster
4. 'Till I Collapse - Eminem
5. Rump Shaker – Wreckx-N-Effect
6. Lose Yourself - Eminem
7. My Chick Bad - Ludacris
8. If You Only Knew - Shinedown
9. Gonna Make You Sweat - C&C Music Factory
10. Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty By Nature
11. Rollin' - Limp Bizkit
12. Carry Out - Timbalind/Timberlake

Osoria's Running Rock Songs
1. Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
2. Running With the Devil - Van Halen
3. Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
4. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
5. The Pretender - Foo Fighters
6. Elevation - U2
7. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
8. Detroit Rock City - Kiss
9. Saints of Los Angeles - Motley Crue
10.

Even Flow - Pearl Jam
11. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
12. Jump - Van Halen

RunnerGirl's Favorite Running Songs
1. Beautiful Day - U2
2. Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
3. Stronger - Kayne West
4. Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
5. Dynamite – Taio Cruz
6. Raise Your Glass - Pink

John's Good Songs for Running
1.

Low - Foo Fighters
2. No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
3. I'm Not Okay - My Chemical Romance
4. Runaway - Bon Jovi
5. Midnight Show - The Killers
6. You Only Live Once - The Strokes
7. Move Along - All American Rejects
8. Float On - Modest Mouse
9. Pain - Jimmy Eat World

Mitch's Running Songs
1. Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
2. Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
3. Walkin on the Sun - Smash Mouth
4. Sheena is a Punk Rocker - Ramones
5. Rock Lobster - B52s
6. Hey Ya - Outkast
7. Sabatoge - Beastie Boys
8. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
9. Break Ya Neck - Busta Rhymes
10. Fat Bottom Girls - Queen

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Anna's Favorite Running Music
1. On to the Next One – Jay-Z
2. Good Luck - Basement Jaxx
3. Bring Em Out - T.I.
4. Wolf Like Me - TV on the Radio
5. Rockstar - Chamillionaire
6. Sabotage - Beastie Boys
7. Take It Off - Kesha
8. Spaz - N.E.R.D.
9. ABC - Jackson 5
10. Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson
11. X Gonna Give It To Ya – DMX

Gary's Rockin' Running Songs Playlist
1. Dimension – Wolfmother
2. Right Now – Van Halen
3.

Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
4. Mama Kin – Aerosmith
5. Tom Sawyer – Rush
6. Machine Head – Bush
7. The Distance – Cake
8. Monkeywrench – Foo Fighters
9. Been Caught Stealin' – Jane's Addiction
10. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
11. Can't You Hear Me Knocking – Rolling Stones
12. Black Betty – Ram Jam
13. Velvet Roof – Buffalo Tom
14. Paranoid – Black Sabbath

Charles' Favorite Songs for Running
1. Coming Undone - Korn
2. Don't Damn Me - Guns N' Roses
3. The Night – Disturbed
4. Whiskey in the Jar – Metallica
5. Running From The Scene – Manic Bloom
6. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
7. Whatever – Godsmack
8. Lose Yourself - Eminem
9. Indestructable – Disturbed
10. Enter Sandman – Metallica

Cecilia's Running Songs Mix
1. Heaven remix – DJ Sammy
2. Come Clean – Hilary Duff
3. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
4. Beautiful Liar – Beyonce ft. Shakira
5. Converting Vegetarians – Infected Mushrooms
6. Whatcha Say – Jason Derulo
7. Knocks You Down – Kanye West
8.

Cool – Gwen Stefani

Sharon's Running Songs for Women Playlist
1. Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
2. Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
3. Single Ladies - Beyonce
4. Don't Lie – Black Eyed Peas
5. SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
6. Get the Party Started - P!nk
7. Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
8. Just Dance – Lady Gaga
9.

Diva – Beyonce
10. Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Branden's Summer Running Songs Mix
1. Run This Town – Jay-Z
2. Get on Your Boots - U2
3. No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
4. Party Up - DMX
5. Ladies and Gentlemen - Saliva
6. Bodies- Drowning Pool
7. Vertigo - U2
8. B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down
9. Bleed It Out- Linkin Park
10. Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine


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Robin's Favorite '80s Running Songs
1. Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield
2. 867-5309/Jenny - Tommy Tutone
3. Shake Me - Cinderella
4. Living After Midnight - Judas Priest -
5. The Cars - My Best Friend's Girl
6. Your Love - The Outfield
7. Any Way You Want It - Journey

Abbi's Running Music Playlist
1. Extreme Ways – Moby
2. Paparazzi – Lady Gaga
3. Single Ladies – Beyonce
4. 15 Step – Radiohead
5. 1901 – Phoenix
6.

Gansta Luv – Snoop Dogg ft The Dream
7. Runnin' Down a Dream – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
8. Move Along – The All-American Rejects
9. Tik Tok – Ke$ha

Rosie's Hip Hop Running Songs Playlist
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
1. Heart of a Champion – Nelly
2. Get Low - Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
3. Crank That - Soulja Boy
4. In Da Club - 50 Cent
5. I Wanna Rock - Luke
6. Slam - Onyx
7. B.O.B - OutKast
8. The New Workout Plan - Kanye West

Karen's Somewhat Embarrassing Running Songs
1. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
2. Dancing Queen – ABBA
3. Don't Stop Believin’ – Journey
4. Piece of Me – Britney Spears
5. Come on Eileen- Dexy's Midnight Riders
6. Walking on Sunshine- Katrina & the Waves
7. Take a Chance on Me by – ABBA
8. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
9. One Step at a Time - Jordin Sparks

Liza's Favorite Running Songs
1. All The Small Things – Blink 182
2. If You Want Blood You've Got It – AC/DC
3. Dirty Little Secret – All American Rejects
4.

Fireworks – The Tragically Hip
5. Spaceman – The Killers
6. Shake It – Metro Station
7. Centerfield – John Fogerty
8. Uprising – Muse
9. I Don't Care – Fall Out Boy

Brian's Running Songs
1. The Test - Chemical Brothers
2. Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty
3. Long Road to Ruin - Foo Fighters
4. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
5.

Bad Reputation - Joan Jett
6. On a High - Duncan Sheik
7. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
8. Burn Away - Foo Fighters
9. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
10. Late in the Evening - Paul Simon

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