10 Songs to Add to Your Running Playlist, Like Now

Credit: Perfecto Insecto

Credit: Perfecto Insecto

We’ve already done a whole songs-about-running workout playlist, but we thought it was high time we put together a list of new tunes to help you power through those runs both long and short. Partially inspired by this little device that helps you to determine your “Fit Song” and partially needed by me as my running playlist is getting S-T-A-L-E, we recently tapped the music-loving brains of our pals on Facebook and Twitter for their fave tracks from their running playlists. And, guys, they did not disappoint. High-energy, fun and slightly off-the-beaten path, if you know all of these songs, you’re certainly cooler than me.

10 New Songs to Reinvigorate Your Running Playlist

  1. (4:48) T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever), will.i.am: If you need a rap beat to get your run going, this song is it. Good call, Melissa!
  2. (3:44) Drumming Song, Florence + The Machine: If you like your running playlist with a side of dark and mysterious, download this Florence + Machine track. Caitlin swears by it!
  3. (3:44) Go, Common: Like @lizyandall says, it’s hard not to go when Common is telling you to in this song!
  4. (3:17) Watch Me Shine, Joanna Pacitti: Found on the Legally Blonde soundtrackJanine can’t get enough of this song during runs. Believe us, if you like Britney, you’ll dig this one.
  5. (2:57) Egg Man, The Beastie Boys: Boyz, it just don’t get much funkier than this song, which is a favorite of @katiechalmers1. Jam to it during your next run!
  6. (3:19) Levels, Avicii: If techno is more of your running playlist speed, try this one from Avicii@UrbanFitClubs calls it “bouncy, happy music!”
  7. (3:44) End of Time, Beyonce: This song gets Renisha really pumped. And you know what? It gets us pumped to run, too!
  8. (4:22) Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO: Yes, this song is everywhere lately, but it really is good for getting your legs to run faster, Tina says. When they say “shake that” just pretend they’re saying “sprint that!”
  9. (2:49) Lobsterdust–Roll It (Salt-N-Pepa vs. Yeah Yeah Yeahs vs. A-Trak), Best of Bootie 2011: You know we had to include a mash-up—and a booty one at that, right? And Emily had a great one for running. In fact, go ahead and just get the whole dang album. It’s just that good.
  10. (6:19) Monster, Kanye West: So glad I’m not the only one running her little heart out to this track recently. Courtney is, too!

What new songs are on your running playlist? Which ones really pump you up? —Jenn

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  1. Thanks for the shout out! 🙂

  2. You know what? I actually HAVE thought “sprint that” instead of “shake that” in that part of the song. Too funny!

  3. Stephanie says:

    So far, it hasn’t seemed to matter that LMFAO is everywhere. I still love hearing that song. Every. Time.

    One of my spin instructors has been using the Levels track – good call!

    Usually anything by Flo-Rida ends up on my gym playlist. So I think the one he’s got right now in heavy rotation is “Good Feeling” – I think that’s what it’s called, anyway.

  4. So glad you listed that Lobsterdust song — I’ve wanted to find it forever and hadn’t found it. I’m going to put together a seriously badass playlist for my half in a couple of weeks, and I’m totally adding this.

  5. Thanks for the shout out!! Honestly, the funny thing about the song “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” is that it was literally the first song I heard this year. I saw it on TV right after the ball dropped, and seriously, what better way to approach a new year than going hard or going home!?

    By the way, it was a fab performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmItgGHLGsI The costumes were fantastic!

  6. Erin says:

    Great list, I grabbed a few new ones from here! 🙂 ‘Firestarter’ by Prodigy is one that gets me pumped up every time!

  7. Jessica says:

    This is a really good list! Thanks for posting! I just wanted to suggest

    “Haunted” by Matthew C. Shuman

    I heard it in my exercise class at my gym for the first time and can’t get enough of it. It was also funny to see everyones reaction when it was being played, we all loved it! Something very different to exercise to! 🙂

  8. I have been super into Florence + the Machine for running lately! It is strangely calming.

  9. Caroline says:

    2 country genre are new to my faves: “that’s my kind of night” by Luke Bryan and “we were us” by Miranda Lambert/Keith Urban. Also, “Timber”by Pitbull…

  10. Jenn Speer says:

    I am loving “Till I Collapse” by Eminem, a great song to help you pull through when you feel like giving up. 😀

  11. Yay for Aviccii! I love listening to EDM while running / working out. You can find more of my playlists here: http://www.rarax3.com/search/label/tuesday%20tunes

    <3 Jamaica King