This post will be useful for approximately 0.1% of the people who read this blog. It will be a source of entertainment or ridicule for the rest. I've got a round up of some of my favorite playlists. They are all really great. And all pretty special. They may make you go like this!
Or [probably] like this:
But regardless, they're fun. Feel free to click (they are all old blog posts where I shared the playlist at the bottom) and pilfer what works for you. What works for me:
For a 5K - all fast cadence songs with 160-180 bpm
For any longer distance running - a mix of slow and fast songs
I'll also share my newest playlist, which I used at the NJ State Marathon (with my comments after certain songs in red italics). Even though that race wasn't the best, the playlist was. Also, excitement: in just three little weeks, some of my besties and I are going to the BARRY MANILOW CONCERT OH MY GOD ALL CAPS ALL CAPS EXCITEMENT WITH SEQUINS! I'm pretty sure I'm going to live blog the hell out of it. !!!!!
Onto the playlists.
Rainbows! Unicorns! <-- that's the title of the playlist.
1812 Overture (Finale) I'm telling you - it will inspire you. Put it on your playlist!
All Night Long (Lionel Richie)
All Out of Love (Air Supply)
Always On My Mind (Elvis Presley)
America (Neil Diamond)
Annie's Song (John Denver)
Apache (The Sugarhill Gang)
Baby, Now That I've Found You (The Foundations)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Jim Croce)
Black Water (The Doobie Brothers)
Brandy (Looking Glass)
Break My Stride (Matthew Wilder)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Elvis Presley)
Can I Get A... (Jay Z)
Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
Carry On (Fun.)
Count On Me (Jefferson Starship) I heard this at the end of the movie The Family Stone. I love it. It makes me cry but that's OK.
Different Drum (The Stone Poneys)
Do You Hear the People Sing? (Les Misérables Original London Cast)
Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Elton John & Kiki Dee)
Double Dutch Bus (Frankie Smith)
Down (feat. Lil Wayne) (Jay Sean)
Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
Feels So Good (Chuck Mangione) I hit this sucker three times at the end of NJ Marathon. It's that awesome.
Flashdance...What a Feeling (Irene Cara)
Freedom Street (Ken Boothe)
The Gambler (Kenny Rogers )
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Hard Knock Life (JAY Z)
Here I Go Again (Whitesnake)
Hold On (Wilson Phillips)
Hopelessly Devoted to You (Olivia Newton-John) I defy you to not bust out into song with this one.
I Am...I Said (Neil Diamond)
I Got a Name (Jim Croce)
(I've Had) The Time of My Life (Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes) Nobody puts Baby in the corner!
If You Could Read My Mind (Ela Wardi)
If You Leave Me Now (Chicago)
It Takes Two (Rob Base & DJ EZ)
It's My Turn (Diana Ross)
It's Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
Let It Go (Demi Lovato)
Let's Hang On (The Four Seasons)
Like a Prayer (Madonna )
Livin' On a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Lotta Love (Nicolette Larson)
Move Bitch (Disturbing tha Peace)
My Life (Billy Joel)
Never Can Say Goodbye (Jackson 5)
Never Knew Love Like This Before (Stephanie Mills)
Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (Starship)
Our House (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
Party In the U.S.A. (Miley Cyrus)
Penny Lane (The Beatles)
Philadelphia Freedom (Elton John)
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) (Beyoncé)
Sister Christian (Night Ranger)
Sloop John B (The Beach Boys)
Southern Cross (Jimmy Buffett)
St Elmo's Fire (John Parr)
Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver) The song that reminds me most of home ... even though I'm from South Jersey and not West Virginia
Take On Me (a-ha)
Talking In Your Sleep (The Romantics)
The Tears of a Clown (Smokey Robinson & The Miracles) This song is the only exception to the NO CLOWN rule I have
Theme from "Greatest American Hero" (Believe It or Not) (Joey Scarbury) A now-staple on every playlist.
Tomorrow (Andrea McArdle) yes. from Annie.
Touch Me In the Morning (Diana Ross)
Waiting for a Star to Fall (Boy Meets Girl)
We Built This City / We’re Not Gonna Take It (Russell Brand & Catherine Zeta-Jones: Rock of Ages (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
What a Fool Believes (The Doobie Brothers)
Wherever You Will Go (The Callin: Love Actually (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
While You See a Chance (Steve Winwood) Fist pump to the sky when this comes on.
With Your Love (Jefferson Starship)
Woman In Love (Barbra Streisand) This is also a new staple. Add it to your list. Go for it.
Working My Way Back to You (Spinners)
You Can Do It (Ice Cube)
You May Be Right (Billy Joel)
You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)