Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tunes for Tuesday

Some people can run without music all the time...they enjoy the sound of their breathing and the world around them....me not so much!  I need not only the distraction of the music but also the rhythm of the song to keep my cadence.  Yes my range in music looks like I may have multiple personalities (from Pitbull and Whiz Kalipha to Glee) I try to pick songs and put them in an order that is going to work for the race I'm running.  For example, my last half marathon mix started with a few slower songs since I always get caught up in the rush of the start.  Along the way were faster paced songs and those killer "go kick butt" anthems mixed in for an extra boost.  Well I am on the hunt for more music to add to my play list for this weekend's big race.  I know my fellow Fitfluential Ambassador Samantha over at Running and Cupcakes wrote Monday on motivating songs and last week about the worst songs
What would you add to the list of songs that make you shake your groove thang?  What puts that push in your stride?  Come on folks....I have 20 miles to cover here!!!

How could I forget......Happy Valentine's Day!!


  1. No laughing - my music can be a little weird. Fav songs include It's Your Life/Francesca Battistelli, All American Girl/Melissa Etheridge, Who Says/Selena Gomez, Barefoot Bluejean Night/Jake Owen (good one to warm up)

  2. So in my 1/2 this past weekend I was seriously about to walk when suddenly "Rammstein- Du Hast" came on my player-- despite being mile 9, it was one of my faster miles because of that song

  3. You already saw some of mine on my post today. I LOVE that you walked into your reception to MNF!

  4. Here is what I downloaded this weekend- Sexy and I know it (LMFAO) and Stronger by Kelly Clarkson. I also love David Guetta for running as well. A few other favorites- Til I Collapse (Enimem), My Love is your Drug and Blow (Kesha); anything by Muse or Katy Perry.... Oh, I could go on and on here- I love my random music

  5. My all time favourite ... at the moment, is "Colour me in" by Sunways (album is: The Moon is Spoon) .... it i short and really punchy, makes my legs move whether they want to or not :-)

  6. I just added Stronger by Kelly Clarkson to my running mix, and I Love "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera. My all time favorite running power song though is All These Things That I've Done. :)

  7. My favorite running song right now is Beyonce's Run The World, it can push me up any hill. I too have a weakness for songs that were on Glee, so Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO was added to my playlist after last weeks episode and is great to run with. My other favorites are:

    Calle Ocho by Pitbull
    Not Fair by Lily Allen
    TiK ToK by Ke$ha
    I Kissed a Girl by Katy Perry
    SexyBack by Justin Timberlake
    Without You by Glee
    Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson
    Hot For Teacher by Glee
    My Man by Glee
    Do You Want to Touch Me by Joan Jett
    Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
    Ain't No Other Man by Christina Aguilera
    Single Ladies by Beyonce
    Halo by Beyonce

  8. ohhh. i agree with the Stronger suggestion. And Sorry for Party Rocking by LMFAO is my serious fave right now!!!

  9. You just make me want to go back to posting my Tuesday Tunes!

  10. I tend to only be able to use music on my shorter runs if not I go out too fast for the longer ones. My taste in music is a little odd though. I like a little bit of everything from Juanes, Cake, Toadies, Pitbull, Bowling for Soup, Rancid, LMFAO, to Daft Punk...

  11. I don't have one to add but I'm loving reading everyone elses! Happy Valentines Day!

  12. I have some techno mixes I like, but is that up your alley! Anything by David Guetta usually gets me pumped! Good luck on your 20!!

  13. Right now Paris by Kayne & Jay Z is on repeat! But I'm always looking for something new!

  14. 2 things about my favorite running tunes...1. it changes often and 2. depends on the run. Right now favorites are

    Sexy and I know It by LMFAO
    New Divide by Linkin Park
    Born This Way by Lady Gaga
    Someone Like You by Adele

  15. Sorry if this is off topic, but I saw your latest comment over on Tall Mom. Glad you like the database idea. Just wanted to let you know that this database applies to all states. If you want to find other MA runners, just go down to the State Search field enter in MA, and click Search. You should find every MA runner in the database. Happy runnings!

  16. My running playlist is always Muse - all their fast songs and a few of their slow songs. They are my favorite and keep me going as long as they play...