07 March 2012

Running Mix

I've gotten myself out of the habit of regularly listen to music when I run. But sometimes I'll break out the music when it's essential (i.e., NOTHING else will get me out the door for a run) or if the workout is an easy recovery run. This morning's run was the latter and I took the iPod along for company. I listen to my iPod alot at work and my playlists are typically filled with trashy, girly, bubble-gum pop music. Think: Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Spice Girls, Hanson (gah! I can't believe I just admitted to that!), Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, Wham!, LFO and Vengaboys. Now that I've fully convinced you to NEVER go on a cross-country road trip with me while I'm in charge of the music, let me stage my defense. Or, rather, show that my taste in music isn't ALL cotton candy pink and sequins and glitter (have you noticed that Ke$ha references glitter in just about every single one of her songs?).

This morning I pulled out a playlist that I haven't listed to in ages. I spent much of my run rocking out to some long-lost tunes that I forgot I even had. So, here is my playlist from this morning:
- Umqombothi (Hotel Rwanda soundtrack)
- Vagabond (Wolfmother - 500 Days of Summer soundtrack)
- Dirty Water (The Standells. Oh Boston, I miss you)
- Anthem (Good Charlotte)
- Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard)
- Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie)
- Baba O'Riley (The Who)
- Move Along (All American Rejects)
- Don't Stop Believing (Journey. Where was my karaoke microphone?)
- Fishin in the Dark (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
- Like It's Her Birthday (Good Charlotte)
- Break Your Heart (Get Set Go)
- Sausalito Summer Night (Diesel. An oldie but goodie)
- Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)

See? Not all bad, right? I was lucky enough to receive a few iTunes gift cards for Christmas and I'm always looking for new songs to download - what are your suggestions?


Gina said...

I could totally go on a road trip with you! My taste in music is as 'interesting' as yours!

Amy said...

Okay - this may date me and I have to comment that I do not generally listen to the lyrics so if a depressing song has an good beat I'll still find it motivating! :) Oh, and my play lists are totally random! Enjoy my cut and paste!

All that She Wants - Ace of Base
I'm In a Hurry - Alabama
32 Flavors - Alana Davis
Flavor of the Week - American Hi-Fi
Walking on Broken Glass - Annie Lennox
La La - Ashlee Simpson
Roll if Ya Fall - Barefoot Truth
Brian Wilson - Barenaked Ladies
You Sexy Thing - Barry White
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
Misunderstood - Better Than Ezra
Everybody Everybody - Black Box
No Rain - Blind Melon
All the Small Things - Blink 182
Gonna Make You Sweat - C&C Music Factory
Stickshifts and Safety Belts - Cake
Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
Destination Anywhere - The Commitments
Friday Night - Craig David
We Used to Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols
You Gotta Be - Des'ree
Gravity -Eddie from Ohio
Ok, It's Alright With Me - Eric Hutchinson
Promise - Eve 6
No Sleep Tonight - The Faders
Coconut - Harry Nilsson
Tonight Tonight - Hot Chelle Rae
Curbside Prophet - Jason Mraz
Beautiful Soul - Jesse McCartney
Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker Live
Scattrlings Of Africa - Johnny Clegg & Savuka
A Little Time - Jonathan Clay
Cowboy - Kid Rock (please don't think wrong of me :)
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch!
Hip Hop Hooray - Naughty by Nature
Ride with Me - Nelly
Mother We Just Can't Get Enough - New Radicals
Up the Ladder To The Roof - The Nylons
Here It Goes Again - OK Go
The Way You Move - OutKast & Sleepy Brown
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfold
Magic Carpet Ride - Phillip /Steir - featuring Steppenwolf
Prince - my fav... Cream, Get Off, Erotic City etc.
Shoop - Salt n Pepa
Dance & Shout - Shaggy
Just Remember - Sister Hazel
Little Black Back Pack - Stroke Nine
Love U More - Sunscreem
Beautiful Day - U2
Yeah! Usher w/ Lil' Jon
Same Kind of Crazy - Delbert McClinton

onthebusrunning said...

Nice! I definitely have some shameful stuff on my running mix *cough* Britney Spears *cough*. But I love:
Hell Yeah by Rev Theory
Run This Town by Jay Z
Desire by U2
Kickstart my Heart by Motley Crue