Songs for Running

21 Feb


I wanted to say something really profound about why I’m sharing this playlist with you. Maybe I’d explore the philosophy of running or try to develop some metaphor about being chased.

But when it came down to it, I just wanted to share these songs because I like to run to them, and maybe you will too once you experience their energy like I did.

You can’t read into everything (and boy, did I learn that lesson last week), and it can get emotionally and intellectually exhausting trying to do so. Even when you’re trying to process new information, like learning that your ex-fiancé is newly engaged, you can reach a point where you just need a visceral experience that needs no analyzing.

More than ever, running has become my physical release that allows me to shut off my analytical mind. The songs I’ve included here are my favorites for running – they’re the ones that inspire me to pretend like I’m running from a villain in my own movie montage. (Don’t tell me you’ve never imagined that before.)

In the comments, please leave suggestions of new songs for running. Do you run? Why? (Also, keep in mind that I chose these because of their baseline or melody, not necessarily for their meaning.)


Songs for Running:

“Sayit” by Royksapp & Robyn

“Ramalama Bang Bang” by Roisin Murphy

“Here I Come” by the Roots

“Punkture” by Motor

“Release the Pressure” by Logistics

“Daftendirect” by Daft Punk

“We Are Rockstars” by Does it Offend You, Yeah?

“The Love Within” by Bloc Party

“Sheathed Wings” by Dan Deacon

“Time to Dance” by The Shoes

“Jubel” by Klingande

“WTF (Where They From)” by Missy Elliott


One Response to “Songs for Running”

  1. totallycaroline 02/21/2016 at 11:48 AM #

    Going to check these out. Have more time now and want to start running again. Thanks for these ☺️

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