Friday Five – September 19th – My Five Favorite Running Songs

Music has always played a huge role in my fitness activities.  With dancing, music set the tone for each of my dances.  With running, I find that music helps me to stay focused, especially during difficult runs.  If I’m struggling, when one of my favorite running songs comes on I find it easier to refocus and get back into my running groove.

I haven’t updated my running playlist in awhile (and by awhile, I mean over a year!).  I know its time to update it, and when I do I’ll be sure to keep these five favorites on it.

running songs

1.  “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC
2.  “Gonna Make You Sweat” by C+C Music Factory
3.  “Rhythm Nation” by Janet Jackson
4.  “P.Y.T.” by Michael Jackson
5.  “Panama” by Van Halen

QOTD: What is your favorite running song?

As always, thank you to the DC Trifecta Bloggers (Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, Mar from Mar on the Run, and Cynthia from You Signed Up For What?!) for hosting the weekly Friday Five Link Up.  Be sure to check out their posts as well!


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26 Responses to Friday Five – September 19th – My Five Favorite Running Songs

  1. jillconyers says:

    It’s my only when running song, Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue. Great playlist!

  2. Awesome playlist Kathryn! I don’t run with music often but when I do “Eye of the Tiger” is always on my list! 😉

  3. NO WAY! Panama is like my all time running jam. It played during mile 7 of MCM (crazy that I remember this right?!) and I vividly remember looking at Danielle and saying “I’m having so much fun, when can I run another marathon?”. And forever after that race, it’s become a good song to boost my mood during long runs. Love this list. I’m definitely an 80s/90s pop junkie so I need to add 2 and 3 to my playlist.

  4. Coco says:

    Great songs. MY playlist is ancient too, but I think I updated it in January. 🙂 “Stronger” is a good one I try to put near the end to keep me going.

  5. Great jams! I have a bunch of alternative songs on my playlist right now- some MGMT, Jacks Mannequin and The Killers. I also love me some Journey 😀

  6. PYT and Rhythm Nation FOR THE WIN! love this list, girl!

  7. Ha – I chose the same theme for my Friday Five 🙂 Great minds think alike. You can never go wrong with Michael or Janet Jackson! Have a great weekend!

  8. You like the oldies but the goodies. I’m more of the hip hop. Anything with pitbull gets me going on a run.

  9. My fav of all time is Empire State of Mind. It’s always on my playlist! Lately, too, I’ve added Best Day of My Life. Something about those two always picks me up 🙂

  10. What a fun post!!! I haven’t been running with music outside but now that treadmill running is coming to be for cold winter months I need to get my playlist going!

  11. haleyduke17 says:

    These are all awesome songs!!! some of the best!

  12. Jennifer says:

    I love Gonna Make You Sweat and PYT!! My phone just ran a software upgrade and deleted my running playlist (also rather old…luckily my songs are in the cloud) – think I am going crowdsource for suggestions! Great list 🙂

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