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It's nice that RW have made this playlist for us all, but the songs are a bit gentle for my taste.
You should hear my running playlists. They contain all different types of music (rock, dance, hard dance, rap, and more) but all the songs are guaranteed to produce a furious impulse to run faster. As everybody's musical tastes are different there isn't much point in me posting the playlists here, but they beat the RW version hands down (I think anyway) .
I love the idea of picking the right speed (bpm) of tracks for the running training you're doing and creating a playlist to suit a particular training run. Today I was doing a slow 3m and was really struggling to run slow enough to Arctic Monkeys (the Garmin kept beeping at me to slow down!), so I switched to one I love but would never normally use for running - a Texan band called the Belleville Outfit (which iTunes labels 'new acoustic') - and after that it all went like clockwork!
I agree though I wouldn't buy the RW playlist - just too dated. For decent-paced running, my favourites are Arctic Monkeys, Maximo Park and yes, Black Eyed Peas (Elephunk) album. In fact 'Pump It' is probably the only song from the RW list I'd give the thumbs up to. My absolute favourite for putting a sprint on is Maximo Park's 'Our Velocity' - great for spurring you on to that last sprint finish.
I did the Run to the Beat half marathon last year and they had a great mix of songs for a similar compilation.
The best I found to run to was by a band called Swound, but I can't remember the name of the song. Something about being dangerous!
Shocking playlist! Did those artists pay for the product placement? Good, useful diagram above though. Of course, musical choices are so subjective. Here's mine in case my doppelganger is out there somewhere! The rest of you - seeing as I cast the first stone - prepare to attack!!!
Where is my mind Pixies Where The Streets Have No Name U2 Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet Pounding Doves Somebody Told Me The Killers Police On My Back Lethal Bizzle Last Train to Transcentral The KLF Call On Me (Radio Edit) Eric PrydzNon-Believer La Rocca Hoppípolla Sigur Rós Fine Day (James Holden Remix) Kirsty Hawkshaw Can't Stand Me Now The Libertines Mr. Brightside The Killers Alive & Amplified &n
Oop, last post went a bit awry. let's try again..
Where is my mind - PixiesWhere The Streets Have No Name - U2 Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet Pounding - Doves Somebody Told Me - The Killers Police On My Back - Lethal Bizzle Last Train to Transcentral - The KLFCall On Me (Radio Edit) - Eric PrydzNon-Believer - La Rocca Hoppípolla - Sigur Rós Fine Day (James Holden Remix) - Kirsty Hawkshaw Can't Stand Me Now - The Libertines Mr. Brightside - The Killers Alive & Amplified - The Mooney Suzuki Fighter - Christina Aguilera Get It Together - The Go! Team ELO - Mr. Blue Sky
Top playlist JC3 - I've whacked it all in to spotify and checking it out now - thanks for sharing
God help everyone
Powerade Pulse is a free programme that searches your i-tunes library and select tracks at a bpm that you suggest.
Great. I asked it for a 2 hour playlist that started at 120bpm that built to 160 then down again to 120.
Went for my run and realised halfway through it was set to shuffle!!!!!!!!!!
this play list is also a bit too gentle. I tried out AudioFuel music for runners the other week, its way better, modern and so not classics from the past! i did a PB to Excelerator at 42mintues, so happy times for me and AudioFuel. www.audiofuel.co.uk . ANother good resource for those running in London Marathon is the Music for Motivation website, http://www.musicandmotivation.com
No songs at all from the Rocky Soundtrack? Insanity.
I also tried the Audiofuel tracks.
There was a little survey a couple of months back on RW that allowed you to download the whole backcatalogue of Audiofuel tracks, and feedback how useful they were.
I must say I find it impossible to keep to the beat, even on the fastest tracks the voiceover guy says 1-2-3-4 1-2-3-4 and it is far too slow for me. It seems it does not matter how fast I am running, my feet are always hitting the floor with the same frequency. All that changes is the stride length.
Have to say I am not an electronic music fan. Went straight back to by Greenday playlist and instantly back to the beat. Go figure
Finding a compromise at the mo. Prodigy albums taking me back to the early 90's and in most cases fast enough for my feet.
I've been running now for a couple of years and often do enjoy the sound of my footsteps but when it comes to picking up the pace and keeping I have found one artist that keeps my legs churning.
For anyone that hasn't heard of "Skrillex" he is an electric house producer from California. Random beats normally ranging from 120 to 140 Bpm. There is a nice agression in some of the songs that help me find that fighting spirit when I need it ^^
This "music" might not be for everyone as I have found out when playing it in a car full of like minded friends But it gets the blood flowing!
Try it out
Dubstep (I don't know if you can call skrillex that, he tries, but often fails) is pretty horrible for running!
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The audio fuel long run mixes are good, they also have 10 minute markers so you can keep an eye on your distance and pace.
I made a couple of my own - one for an hour, one for two hours. Usually I'll pick a fairly gentle opening song or two, but after that anything can happen. These are for my long, slower runs so you might find this a little on the docile side. Song title on the left, artiste on the right, and this is the 1hr list.
1. Eternal Dream - Deep Forest (I don't understand Japanese, but love the music)
2. To France - Mike Oldfield
3. I Hear You Calling - Gob
4. Bochum - Herbert Grönemeyer (I speak German, so this isn't a problem)
5. Train Of Thought - a-ha
6. Other Side Of The World - KT Tunstall
7. A Boy Named Sue (uncensored version) - Johnny Cash
8. We No Speak Americano - Yolanda Be Cool
9. 99 Luftballons - Nena (another German one)
10. Down In The Past - Mando Diao
11. Wizards In Winter - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
12. Basket Case - Green Day
13. Ironic - Alanis Morrisette
14. Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
15. My Favourite Game - Cardigans
16. I Would Walk 500 Miles - Proclaimers
Here's my playlist:
1. The Prodigy - Warriors Dance
2. Saw doctors - To win just once
3. Snoop Dogg - Sweat
4. Kanye West - Stronger
5. Kanye West - Heartless
6.Example - Changed the way you kiss me
7. Roy Jone Jr - Go hard or go home
8. Roy Jone Jr - Cant be touched
9. Eminem - Till I collapse
10. 50 cent - Ready for war
11. Simian Mobile Disco - Audacity of huge
12. Calvin Harris - Bounce
13. Rhianna - Run this town
14. Pendulum - Islands
15. The XX - Crystallise