Marathon/Running Playlist

Hey, did I mention that I ran a marathon?!!

Playlists are key! I know a lot of people run without music, and I have done that several times myself! Especially when I am running with someone else. There are also those quiet eerie Saturday mornings that you are alone in except for the wildlife… but that is neither here nor there! I am here to discuss playlists and how clutch they are for the marathon or for distance running in general! I thought long and hard about what songs I wanted to motivate me and power me through 26.2 miles and get me to the finish line. While I intend to list my entire playlist of 100+ songs, I want to take this time to tell you that I didn’t repeat a single song on my run, and there were some I would not have minded repeating! 

I had a base list of about 35 songs that helped during all speedwork and such and several I added along the way. They are on a playlist on my iphone called Happiness. Because running is my happy time. Wherever I am, as long as I am running, I am in my happy place (cheesy I know…) — if you had asked me 4 years ago if I would ever like running, I would have said “Guuuuurrrrrrrlllllll, you cray cray” but one day something changed. Why I got started running and what changed is a story for another day! I like to create a playlist where I can listen to any song at any time and it will pump me up or carry me through — basically, I make a list and pop that shit on shuffle!

Eminem, Til I Collapse — It came on right at the right time and I couldn’t even begin to tell you how much I needed to hear this song!


Honorable Mentions: 
Macklemore, And We Danced — just a happy song, reminding me that every step, I would remember for the rest of my lives — reminded me of the advice I got from Jeff and Barrett about remembering every moment and looking around to take it all in because I was really doin it.


Beyonce, We Run the World (Girls) — Just makes ya wanna dance. Queen Bey is fierce!


Drake, Started from the Bottom — Came on during the Speedway and all I could think about was the journey I have been on. Where I came from this small crap hole of hell that I put myself in and here I was, running a marathon. Bouncing back from dark places and surgeries and here I ammmmmmm


AC/DC, Highway to Hell — heard at mile 23.8 when I literally thought I was on the Highway to Hell. Good timing AC/DC, you have always had it, in college and this past weekend


Fall Out Boy, My Songs Know What you Did in the Dark (Light em up) – great song to hear around mile 9, feelin strong. Solidifies the thoughts of #likeaboss πŸ˜€


The Playlist in it’s Entirity:

  1. Macklemore, Can’t Hold Us
  2. Benny Benasi (Skrillex Remix), Cinema (Extended Mix)
  3. Huey feat Bow Wow, Pop, Lock and Drop it 
  4. Icona Pop, I Love It
  5. The Script, Hall of Fame
  6. Imagine Dragons, On Top of the World (made me think of Homeira)
  7. Flo Rida, Let it Roll
  8. Muse, Madness (dedicated to my Ragnar Team who gave me the belief that I could get through it, whatever it was)
  9. Eminem, Berzerk
  10. Panic! at the Disco, Miss Jackson
  11. Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music
  12. AWOLNATION, Kill Your Heroes
  13. Lady Gaga, Applause
  14. Beyonce, Get Me Bodied
  15. LMFAO, Shots 
  16. Katy Perry, Roar (yes… I like this song. It is a power song)
  17. Swedish House Mafia, Don’t You Worry Child
  18. Jay-Z, Kanye and Beyonce, Lift Off
  19. Don Omar & Lucenzo, Danza Kuduro 
  20. American Authors, Best Day of my Life
  21. Fun., Some Nights
  22. AWOLNATION, Jump on my Shoulders
  23. Britney Spears, Till the World Ends
  24. Pitbull, Timber
  25. Lady Gaga, Do What U Want
  26. Bastille, Pompeii
  27. Mike Will Made-It, 23
  28. Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
  29. Zedd, Clarity
  30. Beyonce, Run the World
  31. Pitbull, Ay Chico
  32. Drake, Started from the Bottom
  33. Skrillex, Bangarang (making me think of the Div 6 crew in Oklahoma)
  34. Jay-Z, Big Pimpin (reppin freshman year of college)
  35. Wiz Khalifa, Black and Yellow (gave me something else to focus on when I was going through mile 20)
  36. Linkin Park, Bleed it out
  37. Sara Bareilles, Brave
  38. Pitbull, Feel This Moment
  39. Miley Cyrus, We Can’t Stop
  40. Fall Out Boy, My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light em Up)
  41. Fall Out Boy, The Mighty Fall
  42. DJ Snake and Lil Jon, Turn Down For What
  43. David Guetta, Titanium
  44. Jay-Z, Holy Grail
  45. David Guetta, Repeat
  46. Kreayshawn, Gucci Gucci (I got the swag and it’s pumpin out my ovaries!)
  47. La Roux, BulletProof (A song recommended by my boss and that always reminds me of my husband πŸ™‚ love him)
  48. Lil Wayne, Wipe me Down (Remix)
  49. LMFAO, Sexy and I Know It (reminds me of Leslie, overcomin shit like whoa!)
  50. Lupe Fiasco, The Show Goes On (came on around mile 16, pushed me forward)
  51. New Boyz, Break my Bank
  52. Jason Derulo, Ridin Solo
  53. Flo Rida, Wild Ones
  54. Flo Rida, Whistle
  55. Sage the Gemini, Gas Pedal 
  56. Skrillex, Kyoto (always gets me pumped!)
  57. Madonna, Ray of Light 
  58. Florence + the Machine, Dog Days Are Over
  59. Taio Cruz, Dynamite (Makes me think of Rebecca Fontenot, my partner in Crime in Oklahoma — so much fun)
  60. Usher, OMG
  61. Eminem, Not Afraid
  62. Rihanna, We Found Love 
  63. Flux Pavilion, Cracks
  64. Flux Pavilion, I Can’t Stop
  65. Pitbull, Back in Time
  66. Wiz Khalifa, No Sleep 
  67. Journey, Don’t Stop Believin
  68. LMFAO, Party Rock Anthem
  69. Shop Boyz, Party Like a Rockstar (what says party like a rockstar more than running 26.2 miles?!)
  70. Kanye, Power
  71. Kanye, Gold Digger
  72. DJ Fresh (Flux Pavilion Remix), Gold Dust
  73. Black Keys, Gold on the Ceiling
  74. Beyonce, Single Ladies 
  75. DJ Khaled, Out Here Grinding
  76. DJ Khaled, We Takin Over (Miami memories… one glorious summer in tons of heat cruisin A1A)
  77. Outkast, BOB
  78. Salt n Peppa, Push It
  79. 69 Boyz, Tootsieroll — fun fact, I actually stopped on the course to tootsie roll… it boosted the spirits at mile 24 πŸ™‚
  80. Young Jeezy, Put On
  81. Day 26, Imma Put it on Her
  82. Young Jeezy, My Hood (reminds me of a time in my life where I am not anymore)
  83. Far East Movement, Like a G6 
  84. Willow Smith, Whip my Hair
  85. Mambo Sauce, Welcome to DC
  86. T.I., Whatever you Like Remix w Luda
  87. Kelly Clarkson, Stronger
  88. Hollywood Undead, Comin in Hot
  89. Fergie, Glamorous
  90. Jay-Z, Dirt off your Shoulders (Reminds me of my brother, not because he likes the song, he doesnt but because he and i fought about the song and i repeatedly told him he wouldnt dislike the song so much if he just brushed his damn shoulders off, circa 2004)
  91. Grouplove, Tongue Tied
  92. Yung Joc, Coffee Shop
  93. Yung Job, It’s Goin Down
  94. Flux Pavilion, Night Goes On
  95. Kevin Rudolf, I Made It
  96. Maino, All of the Above
  97. Survivor, Eye of the Tiger (Rocky styles)
  98. Kanye, Stronger
  99. Kevin Rudolf, Let it Rock
  100. Black Eyed Peas, Let’s Get it Started
  101. Travis Barker, Let’s Go
  102. Eminem, Lose Yourself
  103. Eminem, Till I Collapse
  104. DJ Khaled, All I Do is Win
  105. Florence + the Machine, Shake it Out
  106. Macklemore, And We Danced
  107. Jamie Foxx, Winner
  108. Pantera, Cowboys of Hell (EARRRRRRLLLLLL!!!!!)
  109. AC/DC, Back in Black (All AC/DC reminds me of my husband because he doesn’t like them and so I gotta listen to em on my time)
  110. AC/DC, Highway to Hell


Hope this list helps ya get pumped up or make fun of me, either way. Also, look for my 10k recap in the next couple of days!

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  1. Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles says

    What a great list, I am going to have to use some of those for my marathon play list! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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