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.
- 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.
- Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
Love song about someone being perfect just the way they are.
- 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.
- Billionaire by Travie McCoy
Day-dreaming about being rich and listing all the things that would be done with that money.
- XOXOXO by The Black Eyes Peas
A fun, playful love song in which the lover is on the mind, all the time.
- Everybody Loves Me by OneRepublic
I honestly don’t know what this song is saying, but it has a good feel to it.
- 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…
- All I Need by Natasha Bedingfield ft. Kevin Rudolf
Very positive song about not giving up, and being happy with what you have.
- Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
This is the ultimate everything-is-perfect-lovey-dovey type song from recent years.
- Feels Good by Pitbull
This is another unreleased song about letting loose and having fun. Its title is fitting to end this list.
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.