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
- Fire In Your New Shoes by Kaskade ft. Dragonette
Perfect song to get it all started. Beat gets you going without thumping too hard.
- 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.
- 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…
- 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.
- 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
- To Be Loved by Papa Roach
Fast paced song, but not yet full-blown heavy rock.
- Metalingus by Alter Bridge
Has a long intro, which I personally enjoy.
- Rollin’ by Limp Bizkit
Halfway-through-the-run song, keeps you rolling…
- Superstar by Saliva
This song has a breeze-like feeling at the beginning and a strong stretched-out ending.
- Step Up by Drowning Pool
Probably the hardest-rock song of the bunch.
5 Recent-Releases To Finish Off Strong
- Sexy And I Know It by LMFAO
This should be your inspiration song!
- International Love by Pitbull ft. Chris Brown
Fun song, which can be used to imagine running around the world.
- Turn Me On by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj
Another fun David Guetta dance song.
- 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?
- Turn Up The Music by Chris Brown ft. Rihanna
The newest song of the bunch. I’m already obsessed with it.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Mouth2Mouth by Enrique Iglesias ft. Jennifer Lopez
Semi-slow and seductive. Two people spending the night together, while thinking of someone else.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lay It On Me by Kelly Rowland ft. Big Sean
Fun and fast tuned. All about wanting to get it on, and get off.
- 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…
- Secret by Maroon 5
Slow and mellow type of song. Starts off with the subject being about traveling, and eventually the lyrics become innuendos.
- Crazy Love by Ne-Yo ft. Fabolous
R&B song with a borderline sleazy sound. About a dysfunctional relationship.
- 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.
- Closer by Nine Inch Nails
This song is wrong, twisted, and explicit, but it works.
- 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.
- Make U Love Me by Robin Thicke
Your ABC song: the arrogant, bad boy, cocky type.
- End:User by Vixtrola
Slow and sensual song. About someone who takes you to another level.