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06-08-2005, 02:33 PM
Hi all,
Looking for some help here. I've decided to take up running, but i have a really hard time keeping it up when i don't have good music to listen to. I can't keep up a decent pace and i get bored. So, i'm looking to see if y'all can recommend some moderately paced music for running/jogging. Remember, i'm a beginner, so nothing too fast. Thanks in advance for the help.

06-08-2005, 02:44 PM
I think it depends on the type of music you like. I have a huge range of music on my iPod but I tend to like the faster heavier stuff while running. I also kind of like the goofy inspiriational songs like "Eye of the Tiger" and "America". Yeah, I know....but it does help to put those on when I am feeling less than fast :)
I don't know what type of music player you have but if you have some sort of MP3 player you can also try the different Podcasts that are out there. They have a wide range of stuff to choose from (talk radio format, goofy comedy and music..just to mention a few). When I am burnt out on musci I put one the podcast shows I have downloaded and the time flies by while I am running. If you are interested in the podcasts, let me know and I will send you a link on how to find and download them.

06-08-2005, 02:54 PM
Hi there, I run to dance music, and music from my "single, bar days"...Basically, songs that make me wanna dance or get movin'

Some of my favorite songs for getting me pumped up are:

Broken bones- love inc, She hates me-puddle of mud, the Anthem-good charlotte, Sexual healing-dance version, Any Shania Twain dancey songs, Breathless- the corrs, some britney spears (yeah I know) but whatever makes you want to get up and dance is what I usually put on my Mp3 to run to...

Good Luck, running is GREAT


06-08-2005, 03:08 PM
I notice that when I'm exercising I like to listen to music I never would otherwise ie: Brittney Spears :p Not all of it is stuff I woldn't listen to though :)

I made myself a mixed cd the other day;

1. Shake It Off~Mariah Carey
2. Vivrant Thing~Q-Tip
3.Shut-Up~Black Eyed Peas
4. Naughty Girl~ Beyonce
5.Hey Mama~Black Eyed Peas
8.Boys~Brittney Spears
9. Breathe and Stop~Q-tip
10.Toxic~Brittney Spears
11.Don't Phunk With My Heart~Black Eyed Peas
12.It's Like That~Mariah Carey
13.One Minute Man~Missy Elliot
14.The Way You Move~Outkast
15.Outrageous~Brittney Spears
16.Rock Your Body~Justin Timberlake
17.My Perogative~Brittney Spears
18.Cry Me A River~ Justin Timberlake

06-08-2005, 03:10 PM
ooo i love the black eyed peas! perfect for working out! Esp that new song Don't Phunk with my heart

06-08-2005, 03:18 PM
Jessie, your playlist is a lot like mine! Here are some selections from my workout playlists:

Scorpions - Rock you like a hurricane
Kylie Minogue - Come into my world, Can't get you out of my head
Nelly - Hot in herre ( :lol: )
Gwen Stefani - What you waiting for (a GREAT running song)
Kelly Clarkson - Since U Been Gone
Jennifer Lopez - Get Right
Lindsay Lohan - Rumors
Yellow Card - Ocean Avenue
Bon Jovi - Runaway, It's My Life, Livin' On a Prayer
Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom (this is a good warmup song)
Bowling for Soup - 1985
Backstreet Boys - It's gotta be you
Britney Spears - Stronger, Toxic
Garbage - Push It
NSync - Bye Bye Bye, Tearin' Up My Heart, It's Gonna Be Me
Shakira - Ojos Asi
La Bouche - Wanna Be My Lover
Scooter - How Much is the Fish
Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get ******ed, Hey Mama
Sisqo - The Thong Song
Right Said Fred - I'm too sexy (this one is a little slow)
Ah-Ha - Take On Me
Haddaway - What is Love
Usher - Yeah
Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart, Dr. Feelgood
The Killers - Somebody Told Me, Mr. Brightside
A*Teens - Mamma Mia
Destiny's Child - Survivor, Bootylicious, Lose My Breath

and I also have some stuff by a German techno-y group called Blumchen, which is great for running, and one of my personal favorites, the Japanese group L'Arc~en~Ciel.

06-08-2005, 05:09 PM
Don't know how old you are, but I walk(fast) a lot and I love the Motown stuff. I also have a KC and the Sunshine Band greatest hits that will get you going and keep you going. Anything from classical to rock will do the trick.

06-08-2005, 05:11 PM
Wow paperclippy and jessie I pretty much listen to the same thing. Missy elliot, destiny's child (also beyonce), jay z, good charlotte are all good. I would also add in 50 cent as one of my favorites.

A new find that I really like are The Donna's which are more rock . Anything that feels good and is not s-l-o-w works for me.

Loving these sugegstions I am hearing some great ideas that I will have to add to my own mp3 player...BEP...


06-08-2005, 06:31 PM
The new Black Eyed Peas cd, Monkey Business has a lot of fast songs on it...I'm enjoying it :) I also listen a lot to No Doubt, Nelly Furtado, System Of A Down, 311, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Weezer, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin. The list I posted was my newest hip hoppish, popish playlist :D

06-08-2005, 06:33 PM
Don't know how old you are, but I walk(fast) a lot and I love the Motown stuff. I also have a KC and the Sunshine Band greatest hits that will get you going and keep you going. Anything from classical to rock will do the trick.

Ahh, you just took me back to my day. Would you believe I say KC and the Sunshine Band and the opening act was Miami Sound Machine (featuring Gloria Estafan) :lol:

06-14-2005, 01:54 PM
Listen to your favorite music. It's a great inspiration.

I listen to Clay Aiken while I exercise, and it helps me alot to listen to him because I'm trying to lose weight so I can meet him. When I'm not listening to him, I get un-motivated. So listen to something that will motivate you!

06-14-2005, 09:54 PM
I LOVE THIS THREAD!!! What a great idea! I love to see what people are listening to to inspire them to greatness! (even if it is Britney Spears :lol: )

I must admit that the BeeGees really get my motor running. Here's my current playlist:

BeeGees: Stayin' Alive, Jive Talkin'
Stevie Wonder: Superstitious
Spin Doctors: Jimmy Olsen's Blues, LIttle Miss Can't Be Wrong
Steve Burns (Yes, the guy from Blue's Clues-He ROCKS!):Mighty Little Man, What I DO On Saturday, Maintain)
Rusted Root: Send Me On My Way, Ecstasy
Matthew Sweet: Where Do You Get Love, Girlfriend
Britney Spears :p Toxic
No Doubt: Just A Girl
U2: Even Better Than The Real Thing, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
The Cure: Hot, Hot, Hot
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Give It Away, Suck My Kiss
Tom Petty : Running Down A Dream
ELO: Don't Bring Me Down (AWESOME!!!!!!!!)
Hall & Oats: You Make My Dreams Come True
Rob BAse: It Takes Two, Joy & Pain
Salt N Pepa: Shoop, Push It
Go Go's-We Got the Beat

I can't, absolutely CAN'T exercise without music!!

Please share more of your song ideas!!! :goodvibes:

06-20-2005, 09:22 AM
Personally I think the best type of running music is something fast and upbeat. I know this is going to sound silly but you should look into the Mortal Kombat soundtracks :P If you have ever seen both movies you'll know that they have upbeat and fast music. Thats what I use when I am exercising and I just love it

06-27-2005, 05:31 PM
I love dynamix.com---expensive---but really good.


06-27-2005, 05:47 PM
Techno, trance, and electronica work for me. It's hard NOT to get moving. But it can get a little monotonous after a while. I also like the cranberries a lot.