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The Ultimate Running Playlist


Whether running is your personal therapy session or a dreaded form of cardio you only do to combat the pint of Ben & Jerry’s from the night before, a good playlist is a must. Everyone knows there is nothing worse then pressing ‘shuffle all’ and twenty minutes in getting hit by Chemical Romance by Lady Gaga. In order to save all of you from the dreaded playlist skip button, I’ve compiled a list of the best songs to pound pavement to.


  1. Dancing Queen by ABBA

  2. Respect by Aretha Franklin

  3. Single Ladies by Beyonce

  4. It’s Still Rock and Roll by Billy Joel

  5. I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross

  6. Don’t by Ed Sheeran

  7. Ex’s and Oh’s by Elle King

  8. Don’t Stop by Fleetwood Mac

  9. Trouble (ft. Jennifer Hudson) by Iggy Azalea

  10. I Love Rock ‘N Roll by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

  11. American Kids by Kenny Chesney

  12. Rude by MAGIC!

  13. Lips Are Movin by Meghan Trainor

  14. Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie

  15. Pon de Replay by Rihanna

  16. Shake it Off by Taylor Swift

  17. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

  18. 99 Problems by Jay Z

  19. Work Bitch by Britney Spears

  20. Stronger by Kanye West

  21. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

  22. Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson

  23. We Will Rock You by Queen

  24. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood

  25. Harder Better Faster Stronger by Daft Punk


All the best running songs, as evident by this playlist, are fast paced with catchy lyrics. The best playlists also have a mix of music spanning a range of decades and artists. Now it’s time to throw on your sneakers, grab your earbuds, and have an A+ run.


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