Mar at Mar on the Run! posted in a blog group on Facebook a little while ago about creating a playlist link-up, and I definitely got interested! First, I'd never been involved in a link-up before (I think I'm too small of a blog to) and second I absolutely adore music!
I will admit that during my runs, I generally tune out my music and couldn't tell you what songs played when. With that said, however, if I try to run without music I absolutely hate every step of it! I need the beat in the background to keep me going, even if I have no idea what's playing. There are a few exceptions to the drowning it out rule though, songs that make me want to keep running even through my walk intervals!
1. A-Punk by Vampire Weekend - this is always my start-up song!
2. American Idiot by Green Day
3. Cannibal by Ke$ha
4. Dog Days Are Over by Florence + the Machine
5. Mickey by Toni Basil
6. Our Song by Taylor Swift
7. Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi
8. Teenage Dream (Kascade Remix) by Katy Perry
9. U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer
10. It's Tricky by Run-DMC
These aren't in any order, and I'm not really sure why they work but they do! I'm looking to incorporate some of the more modern pop things as well (Miley Cyrus, things like that) but haven't gotten around to downloading yet.
What suggestions do you have?