Running Playlist to Get You Going

It's not always easy to find the motivation to get up and go running.  Having a really great playlist is essential for me to put one foot in front of the other and get going.  Of course, I also love to run to my Zombies, RUN! app, but good music between each chapter of the story helps keep my feet moving.  I'll never understand people who run without music - I need something to distract me from the pain and sweat and huffing and puffing.

I've been sick all week and haven't gone running (and it's driving me cray-cray), so I've been hyping myself up for my first post-pestilence run by making some playlists to look forward to.  This one features a lot of upbeat pop and hip-hop music.  Plus New Kids on the Block.  No playlist is complete without them!  It also features affiliate links, so if you like something and click on it, momma gets paid.  A few cents.  Just sayin'.  If you click on this widget, you'll hear a preview of each song.

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronsen, feat. Bruno Mars
Turn Down For What - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
This is How We Do - Katy Perry
Black Widow - Iggy Azalea, feat Rita Ora
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) - Fall Out Boy
Smack My Bitch Up - The Prodigy
Ni**s In Paris - Jay Z and Kanye West
Step by Step - New Kids on the Block

So, does this playlist get you going?  What do you like to workout to?


  1. i will have to add these to my spotify :) i don't really listen to music working out but i will listen to some when i do laundry. i do want to get a radio or something for downstairs because it is easier to work out to tunes. right now i've been kind of into electro swing: parov stelar/booty swing and dimie cat.

  2. My musical tastes used to be so much more well rounded. Right now I pretty much only listen to Top 40 pop music (which I recognize is crap music - catchy crap music, but still crap music). I used to be really be into swing, but I haven't even heard of everything you just listed.....but it sounds awesome!!!


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