6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Boston Marathon Playlist

Special Thanks to Chelsea HERE and TMB HERE for contributing to my new Playlist.. and to Chelsea for he text-support as I am a little behind the curve on I-Tunes. I had not updated my Playlist since before Eugene last year!!! GASP.... I know..

So yesterday I had my shiny new Ipod Shuffle, a list of songs provided from comments on the Sony Giveaway on and Facebook, and Itunes loaded up...

How did I chose the songs for my Boston Playlist?
  1. I asked friends and Tall Mom readers to share their favorite songs.
  2. While on my LONG commute I flipped through Satellite radio and FM to find songs I loved, and jotted down the song title, or what I thought it was. The songs you love to listen to in the car will more than likely be great on the run.
  3. Dug out old CD's that friends had sent me in past years and uploaded songs I love, some songs MUST stay on the play list.
  4. Hit Google for "Running Music Playlists" that was OVERLOAD and I found that many of the songs didn't jive with me. The sites I did like were on Run Like a Mother HERE and Running Skirts HERE
  5. Itunes has the Recommendation feature, I found a few songs while buying others.
  • I am not 100% done with my playlist yet.. I will post it when I am. For now below are a few songs that are Tall Mom Approved In no particular order....
  1. Firework- Katy Perry
  2. Rolling in the Deep- Adele
  3. Whataya Want from Me- Adam Lambert
  4. Eye of the Tiger- Survivor
  5. Stuck Like Glue- Sugarland
  6. F**kin Perfect- P!nk
  7. Beautiful Day- U2
  8. Send me on my Way- Rusted Root (Thanks Chelsea!!)
  9. Untouched- The Veronicas
  10. Viva la Vida- Coldplay
  11. Just the Way you Are- Bruno Mars
  12. The Dog Days are Over- Florence and the Machine
  13. Run This Town- Jay-Z, Kanye & Rihanna
  14. Hey, Soul Sister- Train
  15. Lose Yourself- Eminem
  16. Halo- Beyonce
  17. Home- Daughtry
  18. Beautiful- MercyMe
  19. Raise Your Glass- P!nk
  20. Keep Holding On- Avril Lavigne
  21. I Run to You- Lady Antebellum
  22. I Gotta Feeling- Black Eyed Peas
  23. Somebody to Love- Justin Bieber
  24. If Today was your last Day- Nickelback
  25. I'm Shipping up to Boston- Dropkick Murphys :)
That is not the the whole playlist...I need a minimum of 4 Hours and 15 minutes to be safe. I hope that one or more of these songs will get you moving. Thanks to ALL who helped me form the perfect Feeting Moving Fast Music. Now if I could get the songs to move in the order I want...yes I suck at Itunes.

  • Which Song would you add to this playlist? If you have a playlist on your blog please leave the Link in a Comment. This will help other Runners hop around to find the BEST MUSIC FOR RUNNERS.
Happy Tuesday!!


Anonymous said...

Jennifer Lopez - On the Floor (I think that's the name)

Cat B. said...

Adele is new to my list too...hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
BTW let me know when you figure out how to re-order songs in itunes, I've never been able to figure that out either.

Marlene said...

I am always jotting song titles during my commute... or I just jot down a few lyrics so I can google it later if I don't know the name. :)

Great list!!! I have most of those, and will be downloading the rest STAT!

Cynthia said...

Britney Spears - Till the World Ends. -That songs makes me want to dance

If you have a shuffle you have to create a playlist in order to be rearrange your songs to the order you want. I have a shuffle too and tried to put the songs in the order I wanted and they wouldn't with just the songs in the main library. So I made a playlist called Run Cynthia Run and was able to change the songs around. Hope that helps :)

Anonymous said...

Cranberries - Dream.
Hercules/Phil Collins - Go the Distance.
Madagascar 2/Will.I.Am - I like to move it move it.
Justin Bieber - Never say never
Usher - More.
My Chemical Romance - Sing.
Young the Giant - My Body.

I've been meaning to update my playlist of favorites, but I think I have an old one I'll have to look for!

The Jesse said...

looks like a great play list so far. i have a lot of the same songs on my play list. i love anything by katy perry or pink or black eyed peas!

Kimberly said...

Bulletproof by La Roux is fantastic to run to!

kimert said...

I am jotting down a few of these to ad to my list. Lots of them are already on it! I love "Survivor" by Destiny's Child and Avril's "What the Hell." Oh and Buck Cherry "Crazy B*tch," but it is pretty vulgar...however, the beat gets me going.

Thanks for stopping by and high fiving me for my Half! Is there anyway to change my blog address on the Tall Mom 1000 Club? I wasn't sure if I could do that myself or if I needed to have you change it. Anyway, THANKS!!! :)

Twila said...

Some must haves for me are:

Survivor by Destiny's Child
Pour Some Sugar on Me - Def Leppard
Shook me all Night Long - ACDC
Hot in Here - Nelly
In Da Club - 50 Cent
Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett?
Greed Hate Envy -Nelly
Up in Here - DMX

Just a few off the top of my head : ) I think my age shows on a few of them

teacherwoman said...

How about "On the Floor" by Jennifer Lopez! That's a good one!

Emz said...

YAY Thanks for the music list! Always need music.

My fav: "all of the lights"

sandi said...

Secrets- One Republic
ET- Kate Perry
Chelsea Dagger- The Fratellis
Minority(Live)-Green Day
S&M -Rihanna


runninglawyer said...

My Current Top 12:

12)Rihanna - S&M
11) Ke$ha - Blow
10) Chumbawumba - I Get Knocked Down
9) Missy Elliot - One Minute Man
8) Kanye West - Jesus Walks
7)Nelly ft. Fergie - Party People
6)Gwen Stefani - Wind it up
5)No Doubt - Hella Good
4) Black Eyed Peas - Pump it
3) Fergie - London Bridge
2) Fatboy Slim - Drop the Hate
1) Eminem - Lose Yourself

Amy said...

I love the list, and the suggestions of others here! I need to switch up my playlist too.

I'm sure Boston will be an emotional day, no matter what, but what about adding a song that reminds you of your Dad? I had a few songs for each of my parents to keep them with me on the day of my marathon last fall. They were both strong, amazing people, and hearing music that reminded me of them pushed me to stay strong in the marathon.

5 Miles Past Empty said...

I am not a good music person...but I will say I have a lot of those same songs on my list!! If I think of some I will text you!!

Unknown said...

Florence and the Machine are my favorites right now andI am loving Mumford and Sons...the whole album is good! I like to zone out in thought sometimes and Enya makes a nice backdrop for longer runs. I get anxious with too much pump!

scissorbill said...

Ready to Run-Dixie Chicks (toward the beginning)
SexyBack-Justin Timberlake
Everything I Own-Bread
How Far We've Come-Matchbox Twenty (toward the end)

scissorbill said...

Fishin' in the Dark-Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Pocketful of Sunshine-Natasha Bedenfield
There She Goes-Sixpence None the Richer
Boom Boom Pow-Black Eyed Peas

scissorbill said...

And for the Newton hills:
It's A Long Way To The Top-AC/DC

Katie said...

Oh me, me, me! I'm a running music fanatic :D

Here is an hour + playlist that I posted for my 20 minute race:

And I agree with EMZ "All of the Lights" that is at the top of my list!!!

gba_gf said...

Did you know I used to always race in red lipstick?...

Unknown said...

Forever - Chris Brown...Yeah x3 - Chris Brown...hate him as a person but love his music!

Alisa said...

No Lady Gaga????? I am a huge fan of running to her stuff...really any of it but right now I love the new one "Born this way" I also love Kei$ha's "we are who we are." While most of my running music resembles a teeny bobber (read: any popular pop or rap song) I also love running to The Shins in particular "Sleeping Lessons" and "Sea Legs."

Bailey said...

I have a book blog, but I'm a beginning runner so I follow you for inspiration :)

As far as music goes... I love running to Beyonce (Single Ladies, Crazy Love, If I Were a Boy), Ke$ha (Tik Tok, Your Love is my Drug), Keri Hilson (Pretty Girl Rock), Diddy (Coming Home), Jason Derulo (Ridin Solo), Jason Bieber (Never Say Never, Baby), Lady Gaga (Born this Way, Just Dance), Jay Sean (Down, 2012), Black Eyed Peas (Where is the Love, I Gotta Feeling) & anything Glee!

Hope that helps!

Rene' said...

Fiona Apple...Fast as you Can
Florence and the Machine...Dog Days are Over
Black Eyed Peas....Let's get it Started
S&M Rhianna

Good luck. you are going to do great!

Carrie said...

I rarely listen to music when I run, but when I do (on the TM), these are a few of my "must-haves":

Christina Aguilera -- Fighter
Muse -- Uprising
U2 feat. Mary K. Blige -- One
Black Eyed Peas -- Let's Get It Started

Kim said...

I have a workout tunes page on my tabs on my blog... I LOVE music and even more so on my runs. I have to have music to keep me crunk!!

Some real quick faves:

"More" - Usher (My power song right now!)
"S&M" - Rihianna
"ET" - Katy Perry
"I Get Crazy" - Nikki Minaj
"Hustle Hard" - Lil Wayne ft. Ace Hood
"Culo Remix" - Pitbull, Sean Paul
"BOB" - OutKast (SUPER FAST! Gets you going!)

Kerrie said...

OK. Already told you on our run, but I looked up the artist. Almost There from The Princess and the Frog by Anika Noni Rose. MUST HAVE THIS ONE.

Angela said...

All of the lights - Kanye West
Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
Don't say nuthin' - the roots
Hollaback girl - Gwen Stefani
Don't do me like that - tom petty
crazy game of poker - OAR
ain't no other man - christina aguilera
gotta get through this - daniel bedingfield
geek in the pink - jason mraz
china grove- doobie brothers

Why said...

Good luck in Boston. We will be there hoping for good weather. :)

Gotta Run.

Anonymous said...

magic by bob
f** you by cee lo

i actually have a 2.5 hour playlist that i'm digging lately that i can send you if you want.

Samantha said...

LOVE #8! I have a lot of these. How about a throwback...Dirty by Christina Aguilera.

Unknown said...

Some great songs. Thanks for sharing. I'll be updating my running playlist now =)

Anonymous said...

King of Anything - Sara Barielles
Goodbye Earl - Dixie Chicks
Sk8tr boi - Avril Levine
6 ft town - Big n Rich
Anything by the faint
Boom boom pow- Black eyed peas
Loser like me - Glee soundtrack
Hell to the no - also Glee
The distance - Cake
Shot through the heart - Bon Jovi
Ready to run - dixie chicks
And LOTS of others if you need more ideas!

Run with Jess said...

Working on my playlist for my Half this week too!
Girl, you gotta have "Let It Rock" ~Kid Rock in there!! It's so pumpin'!

fancy nancy said...

Ok so everyone took my suggestions!!! Sounds like a rocking playlist and I'm going to have to swipe some for myself!

We have decided to visit the hub's grandmother so we will be spectating in Framingham around mile 7.....can't wait to yell "Go Mel Go!!!" The red lipstick will help me pick you out!!!

Carly said...

I'm going to have to steal some of these!

Anonymous said...

I love Jimmy Eat World's "Bleed American" and "The Middle" when I run.

The Unexpected Runner said...

"Come on Eileen" - Dexies Midnight Runners. A fabulous, 'I've got to pick up my pace' song.

"Ballroom Blitz"

Anonymous said...

I have had the same issues with googling playlists. Here are. Some that I am loving right now:

Move by MercyMe
Moves like Jagger by Maroon 5
Get Right by Jennifer Lopez
Funky Jesus Music by TobyMac
American Woman by Lenny Kravitz
Beautiful Feet by Lecrae
Fantasy by Mariah Carey

Good Luck!