Whether you’re training for a marathon, sprinting to a lover or running from the cops (hopefully not!), this hodge-podge running playlist with songs about running will get you moving. And with a total run time (run time … get it?) of just about 37 minutes, it’s the perfect length for a running workout!
Running Playlist: Songs About Running
(3:31) Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen: Although I was not born to run, this tune is perfect for building up to a jog, whether you’re a beginner runner or an Olympic athlete. And, really is there a better song about running? Not really. Well, except these next ones …
(3:51) Ready to Run, Dixie Chicks: When the Dixie Chicks are ready, ready, ready, ready to run, you should run faster, too.
(3:39) Let’s Get It Started, Black Eyed Peas: Let the chorus be your guide. Get a sprint started when the Peas want to “get it started in here” and recover between the choruses.
(3:50) Play, David Banner: Be warned, the explicit version is explicit. Steady song for maintaining your pace.
(3:25) Break My Stride, Blue Lagoon: This version’s a little more fast-paced than the original, so feel free to pick up the pace again.
(4:22) Runnin’ Down a Dream, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Recover from your last push for the first half of this song, then pick up the pace again. It just wouldn’t be a running playlist without this one!
(2:15) Run For Your Life, The Beatles: Pick up the momentum here for a minute, then recover before your last push.
(3:17) Police On My Back, The Clash: Pick up the pace for the last time here, pushing yourself when they start listing all the days of the week they run.
What would you add to this running playlist? Any of your favorite songs about running that we missed? —Erin