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Playlist: 10 Feel Good Songs

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This is a short collection of songs that make me feel good. Some accomplish that with the lyrics and some do it with the sound, others might do it via both. They are arranged in no particular order. Total playtime: ~36 minutes.

  1. First Time by Lifehouse
    All about love and taking that chance with someone. I associate this song to being in the honeymoon stage and visualize it playing during a summer concert outing.
  2. Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
    Love song about someone being perfect just the way they are.
  3. I Come First by Ne-Yo
    An unreleased song and I don’t know why, because I think it’s a great song. It’s about having self-worth and not allowing someone to play or devalue you.
  4. Billionaire by Travie McCoy
    Day-dreaming about being rich and listing all the things that would be done with that money.
  5. XOXOXO by The Black Eyes Peas
    A fun, playful love song in which the lover is on the mind, all the time.
  6. Everybody Loves Me by OneRepublic
    I honestly don’t know what this song is saying, but it has a good feel to it.
  7. Do Ya Thang by Rihanna
    Seems to be about a friends with benefits type of situation, allowing your partner some freedom to do their thing…
  8. All I Need by Natasha Bedingfield ft. Kevin Rudolf
    Very positive song about not giving up, and being happy with what you have.
  9. Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
    This is the ultimate everything-is-perfect-lovey-dovey type song from recent years.
  10. Feels Good by Pitbull
    This is another unreleased song about letting loose and having fun. Its title is fitting to end this list.

Playlist: 15 Tracks To Run To

I recently reached a 1500 milestone. I’ve been running for about 5 years, but have only been able to track my runs with mobile applications for about a year and a half. So really, I’ve ran at least twice as much. Nonetheless, I’ve picked 15 of my favorite songs that have helped me reach this distance. Total playtime: 55 minutes (enough for 5 miles).

5 Non-Current-Singles To Get You Going

  1. Fire In Your New Shoes by Kaskade ft. Dragonette
    Perfect song to get it all started. Beat gets you going without thumping too hard.
  2. Do It In The AM by Frankmusik ft. Far East Movement
    A little quieter/softer song. I personally think running is better to do it in the AM.
  3. Hangover by Taio Cruz ft. Flo Rida
    Fun type of song, but you probably won’t be running if you are indeed suffering from a hangover
  4. Where Have You Been by Rihanna
    Light thumping keeps those feet going. If you want to, you could imagine you’re running to find someone.
  5. I’m A Machine by David Guetta ft. Crystal Nicole
    Techno inspired song. You’re a machine, keep running!

5 Rock Songs To Push You Harder

  1. To Be Loved by Papa Roach
    Fast paced song, but not yet full-blown heavy rock.
  2. Metalingus by Alter Bridge
    Has a long intro, which I personally enjoy.
  3. Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit
    Halfway-through-the-run song, keeps you rolling…
  4. Superstar by Saliva
    This song has a breeze-like feeling at the beginning and a strong stretched-out ending.
  5. Step Up by Drowning Pool
    Probably the hardest-rock song of the bunch.

5 Recent-Releases To Finish Off Strong

  1. Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO
    This should be your inspiration song!
  2. International Love by Pitbull ft. Chris Brown
    Fun song, which can be used to imagine running around the world.
  3. Turn Me On by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj
    Another fun David Guetta dance song.
  4. We Run The Night by Havana Brown ft. Pitbull
    A relatively new song, without much exposure. Gets me going, and is perfect for a late night run?
  5. Turn Up The Music by Chris Brown ft. Rihanna
    The newest song of the bunch. I’m already obsessed with it.

Playlist: 14 Songs To Get It On

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For this Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together a list of my favorite songs that one can get it on to. There’s a mix of songs ranging from quiet to loud, slow to fast, passionate to aggressive. My musical taste is driven more towards the Pop-Rock-Top 40 stuff, so that’s what this list is mostly made up of. Total playtime (no pun intended): 1 hour.

In alphabetical order based on the artist’s name:

  1. Lovesong by Adele
    Very slow song, addressing an eternal type of love that brings out the best of you. This isn’t officially her song, but it’s the best version of them all. One of the few romantic, passionate songs on this list.
  2. Night Of Your Life by David Guetta ft. Jennifer Hudson
    Dance type of song with non-PG lyrics, but still doesn’t feel raunchy. Wanting long lasting love and in return getting the night of your life.
  3. Mouth2Mouth by Enrique Iglesias ft. Jennifer Lopez
    Semi-slow and seductive. Two people spending the night together, while thinking of someone else.
  4. Come On Closer by Jem
    Soft subtly sexy song, with some pounding and twinkling background sounds. About satisfying your partner and enjoying their reaction it in the process.
  5. E.T. by Katy Perry
    Techno type song, with very clever lyrics. Having fallen for a not-good-for-you-extra-terrestrial-being but willing to have them take over you.
  6. Lay It On Me by Kelly Rowland ft. Big Sean
    Fun and fast tuned. All about wanting to get it on, and get off.
  7. So Hott by Kid Rock
    Rock n roll and to the point. All about a one night fling. Probably not a good Valentine’s Day option…
  8. Secret by Maroon 5
    Slow and mellow type of song. Starts off with the subject being about traveling, and eventually the lyrics become innuendos.
  9. Crazy Love by Ne-Yo ft. Fabolous
    R&B song with a borderline sleazy sound. About a dysfunctional relationship.
  10. Killer Love by Nicole Scherzinger
    Racy and speedy type of song. A type of love that kills, but you enjoy it and can’t get enough.
  11. Closer by Nine Inch Nails
    This song is wrong, twisted, and explicit, but it works.
  12. Skin by Rihanna
    Provocative, vamp-ish type of song that doesn’t feel dirty. No heels, no shirt, no skirt, no jeans… just your skin.
  13. Make U Love Me by Robin Thicke
    Your ABC song: the arrogant, bad boy, cocky type.
  14. End:User by Vixtrola
    Slow and sensual song. About someone who takes you to another level.