My Favorite Songs for Running

Last year, I decided I really wanted to get into running. I live in a very rural area, so there are plenty of backroads that allowed me to run whenever and wherever I wanted. I bought some Brooks and starting clocking in a few miles. As I began to train for longer distance, I found that I got pretty bored after a few miles. I tried podcasts, YouTube videos and various Spotify playlists. After a pretty extensive search, I found my favorite jams to get my heart rate up and my legs moving faster. 

  1. 1. Let the Games Begin by AJR

    If you know me, you know I am a huge fan of AJR. This song doubles as my favorite song, but also the most upbeat song they have produced, in my opinion. The first few seconds are enough to put a smile on my face and allow me to speed up my pace. Side note: I REALLY want to see them in concert in 2022!

  2. 2. The Way I Do by Bishop Briggs

    This is overall just a great hype song! I have danced to it before and it brings back great memories!

  3. 3. Paper Planes by M.I.A.

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    This is the BEST jam! Paper Planes is a solid theowback that will always make me dance a little while I'm running. Listen to this one and try not to bust a move.

  4. 4. Church Clap by KB and Lecrae

    This song is very repetitive but is full of great beats and bass drops. It's loud and everything you want to hear when you are pushing for an extra mile. 

  5. 5. Tsunami - Original Mix by DVBBS and Borgeous 

    This song has the best bass drop and is pretty long in length! It has a steady beat that allows you to pace with the song or increase your speed. 

  6. 6. Fall in Line by Christina Aguilera

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    The ultimate girl power song mixed with a dope beat. This song makes me feel empowered and gives me the motivation to finish out my run. Bonus: Demi Lovato hits some unreal notes!

If running starts to feel like a task to you, check out some of these songs for some new beats! They helped me get into running, continue trainig with long runs and even assisted me on my first half marathon! Happy running and listening!

HCXO, Laura