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8 years ago by

While Garance (& Emily) are killing it with the Jillian Michaels workout this spring, I’ve decided that my year long “vacation” from running is finally over and I’m hitting the pavement…

As soon as I revamp my workout playlist (excuses, excuses)…

I must listen to music while I’m running. It’s rare that I just feel so great about running that all I need is the sound of birds chipring and my feet hitting the black top to keep me motivated (so rare, that actually, it has never happened). I have fairly eclectic tastes when it comes to music, so my current running playlist is all over the place (think Rihanna followed by Hanson) and I need a little refresh. I asked everyone at the studio for their #1 get-in-gear-pump-it-up song…the results:

Garance: Missy Elliot, All of The Cookbook album (From G: It’s my favorite in the world. At “We Run This” I just stop and dance and sing!)

Emily: Jay-Z, On to the Next One

Christiana: The White Stripes, Seven Nation Army

Scott: Kanye West, Power Remix ft. Jay-Z

Theodora: Danity Kane, Damaged

Me (Alex): Girl Talk, Play Your Part, Pt.1

Tell me yours!! What songs should I be adding to my playlist?


Add yours
  • More the classics! I’m a #Maniac … #80s love! ;)

    xo Cam



  • Anything by David Guetta :-)

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    Xoxo Cory

  • temple of love by the sisters of mercy! :)


  • Stay Too Long by Plan B. This will make you run fast and hard!

  • Christelle April, 22 2013, 12:01 / Reply

    PHOENIX- lisztomania!

  • Second that!! Basically the whole album of Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix!! ;)

  • Jaguar Love – Polaroids and Red Wine
    Fatboy Slim- The Rockafeller Skank

    et … les Destiny’s Child / Spice Girls ( j’en suis pas fière-fière, mais ça motive)

    Bonne fin d’aprèm !

  • I can’t run on the songs mentioned….i need a beat. So for me it’s armin van buuren, swedish house maffia, tiesto, david guetta. Especially the remixes are great, you get in a kind of runners trance!

  • i am the same when it comes to working out and music, i love to listen to beyonce… yes yes to pretend I’m her and her voice makes me feel like i can conquer the squats i put myself through. Also the N.E.R.D ‘IN search of’ album makes me feel alive and happy and gives me energy for when i feel like i can’t go on paha.

    My tip to getting through a workout is to ‘just pretend your beyonce’ paha

  • I’m with you on the music and running bit! Check out the music site, Songza. It’s like Pandora but more curated. I listen to their rap playlists on my runs. Frat House Rap is my favorite :)


  • The most consistent albums in my running playlist are The Gossip’s “Standing in the Way of Control”, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Acme”, and “40oz to freedom” by Sublime. Very random, I know, but it works for me.

  • I like sooo many. Now I am big fan of Wisin y Yandel but now I loooov some older one.. It is Don Omar – Salio el Sol. That song is for me now the beeest. Have a nice day


  • I’ve read somewhere that Madonna listens to Peaches when she’s working out …

  • Right now: Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, Pharrell and TI. Once you hear this song you’ll listen to it on repeat for at least a week, it’s hypnotizing! ?

  • Cypress hill, jay z….looots of jay z, 2pac,pitbull, nas, jamiroquai, beyonce, beastie boys, kris kros- my biking mix is all over the place, but it just gets me going:)…..and i have to be careful not to over do it, which is good and bad when working out. Love my ipod!

  • Edith de Lmb April, 22 2013, 12:35 / Reply

    Get Lucky de Daft Punk feat. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers bien sur!

  • Everybody de Martin Solveig!

  • -Dancing on my own- Robyn
    -I don’t feel like dancin’ -Scissor Sisters

  • Spectrum Florence & the Machine
    le nouveau Daft Punk, evidemment!!!

  • YEAH! the drums in Florence’s music make my running so epic haha

  • Perso j’adore de la “bonne grosse musique de bourin” pour me motiver, y’a de super playlists sur Tunigo dans Spotify, genre “Pumping Iron” est juste parfaite!

  • Sun, Caribou
    No consolation prizes, Phoenix
    So will be now, John Talabot ft Pional
    and of course Rihanna !!
    I need some new ideas for my playlist too !

  • Caroline April, 22 2013, 12:58 / Reply

    Get lucky des Daft Punk….

  • Add the Yeah Yeah Yeahs onto there and some of THIS. I just start singing swwwweeettt nothing!!!! and prancing around the drop.


  • Le meilleur moyen que j’ai trouvé pour me motiver à courir c’est de choisir 1 ou 2 albums que j’écoute uniquement en courant ! Depuis des mois c’est Katy Perry et Nicki Minaj… Rien de mieux que des femmes fortes et biens dans leurs baskets pour enfiler les miennes ! Le probleme c’est que je suis lobotomisée, si une de ces chansons passe à la radio, je me sens obligée de courir… On ne peut pas tout avoir hein ?!

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  • Anything by Flume!

  • zabisou April, 22 2013, 1:11 / Reply

    Mat Zo &p Porter Robinson : Easy
    Justice: D.A.N.C.E
    Example: Change the way you kiss me
    Calvin Harris: Drinking from the bottle
    Swedish House Mafia: Don’t you worry child
    Die Antwood: Baby’s on fire

  • J’aime bien la signature personnalisée :D

  • Frida Kahlo April, 22 2013, 1:27 / Reply

    Hello Hello..je craque en ce moment pour la musique du film django : Freedom, Who did that to you….
    et Rodriguez l album: cole fact…trop coooooooooooooolllllll..
    peace and love

  • Moi aussi je suis à fond sur les musiques de Django en ce moment!

    j’adore les musiques de films en général, et pour les musiques qui me font bouger bah… BEYONCE of course, end of time, nicki minaj, j’aime bien la foret lescop, ou Asura Whispering through, Bob marley, Caribou odessa… hum très coherent tout ca!

  • Lauryn Hill “Can’t take my eys off of u”

  • David guetta dies the trick!!!…. He is a genius!!!!

  • Diva by Beyonce is the only thing that’ll get my ass up on that StairMaster.

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  • Julie-alexandra April, 22 2013, 1:38 / Reply

    Kanye West- The new Workout plan

    Dj Sliink- Put cha back in it

  • jessica April, 22 2013, 1:40 / Reply

    FATBOY SLIM: push the tempo, right here right now, le remix d’Apache
    Beastie boys: Brass monkey, fight for your rights
    Justice: On’n on, horsepower
    Yuksek: always on the run
    the Chemical brothers: galvanize
    Die Antwoord: Fatty Boom Boom
    gLAdiator: Slam the door
    pour finir: David Spencer group: Keep on running

  • You should add Icona Pop- I love it or Ellie Goulding- Anything could happend !!!

  • rebekah April, 22 2013, 1:45 / Reply

    Anything off of Silent Alarm by Bloc Party. I’ve been running non-stop to this album since it came out – the drums are killer – so much that now if I ever hear it when I’m not running, I have an overpowering urge to start!

    p.s. I was thinking about this question just the other day so I’m so glad you posted this.

  • Come on Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
    Back in time – Pitbull
    Rolling in the deep – Adele
    Set fire to the rain – Adele
    Glee songs

  • I just added the new daft punk t Pharrell W. to mine.

  • Rihanna – S&M
    French Montana – Freak
    Rihanna & David Guetta – Who’s that chick


  • Stefania April, 22 2013, 2:15 / Reply

    Stefy: “I believe in a thing called love”THE DARKNESS…I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Icona Pop – I Love It

  • Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor
    September, by Earth Wind and Fire

    These both can always revitalize me at the lowest point of my workout!!!

  • Héloïse April, 22 2013, 2:30 / Reply

    My taste is super eclectic too so here are some of my favourites hope it helps!

    let the drummer kick that – citizen cope – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO9uRc74-ek
    anything could happen – ellie goulding – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ualQjnxvu4c
    titanium ft sia – david guetta – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg
    lower your eyelids to die with the sun – m83 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jmLb2pZzUc
    are you gonna be my girl – jet – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CPab8U5zTU

    i can’t pick just one!

    :) Héloïse

  • I would add Boogie Wonderland (Earth, Wind and Fire) so a good old beat and Bounce (Calvin Harris ft. Kelis)

  • morganhannah April, 22 2013, 2:43 / Reply

    I’m a runner and these songs always keep me going.

    I Could Be Alive (Jane Doze Edit) by Hardwell, Avicii & Nicky Romero, Krewella, Little Mix, Dirty South & Thomas Gold

    Collide (Afrojack Festival Remix) by Leona Lewis

    Oui Got It Wrong (Madeon x St Lucia) by Xaphoon Jones

  • Confessions on a dance floor – Madonna!
    I loooove this album! I use it for walking, running or dancing! And it feels sooo good!

    But there are so many others… :)

    I love Missy Elliot also :) Her tracks are great!


  • Filippo April, 22 2013, 2:48 / Reply

    Let Go-Japanese Popstar
    it’s such a good song and it gives you the right rhythm! :)))

  • Great play list, it’s always hard to find the right playlist. When I have slow numbers I can’t run hard enough but when I have a real up tempo one I run way too hard!! xx


  • Canned Heat byJamiroquai


    best running song ever

  • The pointer sister i’m so exited!!!


  • I understand you, I don’t go running, but when I go walking I need to listen to music. Even when I exercise at home I must listen to music, it helps me to stay “focused”!
    Right now, I’m in love with “Love is blindness” by Jack White (a U2 cover), it’s in the soundtrack of “The Great Gatsby” and “Miracle” by Hurts. But I also love “I love it” by Icona Pop, it’s such a cute song!

  • Je te conseille très sincèrement de courir SANS musique! J’étais comme toi, je pensais ne pas pouvoir y arriver au début, mais un jour mon ipod m’a lâchée et je n’avais pas assez d’argent pour m’en racheter un autre dans l’immédiat, l’été approchait etc… donc j’y suis allée sans. Les deux, trois premières fois tu vas grave en chier, tu n’auras rien pour te déconcentrer sur l’effort que t’es en train de faire, tu seras trop mal à l’aise sans musique. Mais après tu vas te rendre compte que c’est tellement mieux de courir sans! Tu vas pouvoir te concentrer davantage sur ta respiration (et logiquement avoir moins de points de côté), tu vas aussi t’efforcer de courir plus vite (eh oui parce que sans musique, on se rend plus compte du rythme auquel on court…car avec la musique on a toujours l’impression d’aller plus vite
    —–> ça c’est l’Effet EYE OF THE TIGER, musique sur laquelle je courais), et, sans vouloir faire ma Parfaita, le fait de courir sans musique peux même t’amener à un état “meditatoire”. Où tu ne penses à rien… Quand on y pense, on va courir aussi pour se défouler, pas seulement pour perdre des kilos ou tonifier (d’ailleurs on n’y va pas du tout pour tonifier, pour cela il faut faire comme Garance avec ses vidéos), et je pense qu’on est tellement entourés de brouhaha toute la journée, qu’enfoncer sa tête dans un casque même quand on est censés se défouler, ce n’est pas ce qu’il y a de mieux… Nan mais vraiment, try it!!!

  • mine is also on to the next one by jay-z …. and I think also upgrade u by beyonce

  • Zsuzsanna April, 22 2013, 3:21 / Reply

    Madonna, Jump, definitely is a get-in-gear-pump-it-up song :)

  • Marifer April, 22 2013, 3:30 / Reply

    Arcade Fire- Ready To Start
    The Kills- U.R.A Fever, Sour Cherry, Tape Song, Getting Down
    Foals- My number
    Grimes- Genesis, Oblivion, Circumambient
    Little Dragon- Nightlight, My step
    Lykke Li- Dance Dance Dance
    M.I.A.- Bad girls
    Phantogram- When I’m Small
    Tegan and Sara- Closer
    The ting tings- Shut up and let me go
    Ximena Sariñana- Shine Down
    Wild Flag- Romance
    Yeah yeah yeahs- Maps, Heads will roll, Zero

    I hope you like at least one song! (: xx

  • Funky Green Dogs : “Fired up”

  • D’accord avec B.

    Quand je cours, j’écoute mon coeur, et mon corps. Ma respiration.
    Le brouhaha ambiant.
    Mes pensées aussi.

    C’est ma playlist.

  • Amandine April, 22 2013, 3:58 / Reply

    Queen – Don’t stop me know (this one can sound very cynical sometimes when you run)
    Jet – Are you gonna be my girl
    Stevie Wonder (or George Michael and Mary J Blige) – As
    Ratatat – Loud Pipes (basically all their songs)
    Missy Elliot – Loose control
    A Tribe Called Quest – Once again (remix by Bit Funk)
    Destin’y Child – Bill bill bill
    Azealia Banks – 212
    Daft Punk – Aerodynamic
    Cassius – Toop toop
    Two Doors Cinema Club – What you know
    Haim – Forever

    Have a nice run ;)

  • Eulenhaupt and Mollenhauer: Nouvelle chance (club mix): has the perfect tempo for me for running.
    and it is making me run, somehow, cause it reminds me of my love, and I want to look amazing for him (and me to be super all cool and confident)



  • All of the Super Mash Bros Album ‘Mile(y) High Club’- best thing to run to ever!

  • N’importe quel album hip hop me convient pour courir avec une préférence pour les premiers albums de Pharrell Williams et ses potes (The Nerd) et Kanye.

  • To stay with the theme of the boom box and hi-tops…
    My favorite spin instructor played 80’s music and I swear I never thought I’d work out to Depeche Mode, but everytime I hear “Never Let Me Down”, it motivates me to jump on a bike! Ironically, almost all of these songs have titles that have to do with working out! ;)

    Other 80’s faves:
    “Let’s Dance”, David Bowie
    “Promises, Promises”, Naked Eyes
    “Space Age Love Song”, Flock of Seagulls

    Old School Hip Hop faves:
    “Move Somethin”, Talib Kweli
    “Respiration”, Mos Def, Talib Kweli
    “The Chase, Pt 2”, A Tribe Called Quest

  • Maggie Hogan April, 22 2013, 4:30 / Reply

    Anything SAMBA! It’s quick-paced and light- good for people who are bothered by the heavy bass drone. I recommend anything by Jorge Benjor!

  • Juliette April, 22 2013, 4:33 / Reply

    My Top 3 to Run : Kill Me – Make the Girl Dance
    We come together – Goldfish
    Cassius – Foals
    Nothing more perfect to get in the mood to run (and maybe my shameful one : Temperature – Sean Paul, I confess)

  • Mon idée, cherche sur vimeo des vidéos de surf ou de sports extrêmes et prend la musique.
    Elle est souvent parfaite pour faire du sport voire pour conduire jusqu’à la gym. Mon morceau préféré est celui Daybreak bande sonore de la pub de la Go Pro 3.
    Essaie et dis moi comment tu trouves !

  • I know you are gonna laugh, but recently i have had a big ” high” during my running with rock sugar (from way back) by rob grill ( it’s a bit like running with ” fame” song!!)

  • I am the SAME. I am pathetic without music, these songs usually make me forget what I’m doing tho ;) :

    City of Dreams – Dirty South & Alesso
    Sweet Nothing – Calvin Harris ft. Florence W.
    Sabali (vitalic remix)- Amadou & Mariam
    Elevation – U2
    Ininna Tora (Stylus Robb & Abm Mix (REMIX)
    Get ur freak on – Missy E. & Nelly Furtado
    (cool down/warm up) Let it Be- Blackmill

  • Icona Pop – I Love It (I sweat, but I don’t care, I LOVE IT!)

    Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans Gesaffelstein Remix (Nothing like this beat!)

    David Guetta & Snoop Dog – Sweat (sweat it like it’s hoooooot)

    The Script – Hall of Fame (imagine you’re crossing the finishline of your first marathon)

    Christina Aguilera & Pitbull – Feel This Moment (Feel this moment, hear the birds chip, hear yourself catching your breath, feel it, embrace it!)

  • I’m just starting back up with running too! I’ve been needing some ideas for a good playlist too.

    Right now: CSS, Cults, Purity Ring, Sleigh Bells, Ladyhawk… usually I like upbeat stuff.

  • Panic Station – Muse
    Get Lucky – DaftPunk ft Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
    Lonely Boy – The Black Keys
    Can’t Stop feeling – Franz Ferdinand
    Lift off – Jay-Z & Kanye West ft Beyonce ( and more generally their whole work, solo or together!)
    And many more!
    But thanks to the comments, I’ll update my playlist as well!
    Thanks for this +++ useful post and good luck with the running!

  • Deeyarah April, 22 2013, 4:55 / Reply

    For about two years I didn’t listen to any music while running, it was so refreshing to hear my thoughts, listen to nature and stay in tune with what my body was doing…

    BUTT then,

    I started to listen to music again, which was so refreshing to hear my favorite songs, choosing songs that I LOVE. Not like. Love. They make me break out in dance, sing in the bathroom and distract me…

    My jams: Footloose by Blake Shelton/ Jump by Kris Kross/ David Guetta/ Without you by Usher/ Get you Girl by Chaz Shepherd…


  • Deborah April, 22 2013, 4:59 / Reply

    I recommend

    He’s My Brother She’s My Sister – Nobody Dances in this town

  • Led Zep , Prince, White stripes, Bowie (époque Ziggy), Jimmy Hendrix, Artic monkeys…oh il y en a tellement…

  • Brittany April, 22 2013, 5:09 / Reply

    Music like Girl Talk and dubstep music is the ONLY thing that works for me, because I get too impatient to wait for entire songs to end, and Girl Talk takes me quickly from one song/beat to the next before I can bored, and need to stop my run to change the song… because if I stop I’ll NEVER start running again. Cheers x

  • You probably don’t want my advice. Haha. I’m really weird and listen to NPR while I work out.


  • Pauline April, 22 2013, 5:29 / Reply

    Survivor – Eye of the tiger ! Ca te donne l’impression d’être une warrior alors que tu n’es qu’une sportive du dimanche (et encore !)

  • Greyhound by Swedish House Mafia is a real powersong. The beat is so strong that your feet will lift off the ground automatically. Although, I cannot guarantee same results when you listen to it on repeat :P

  • Juliette April, 22 2013, 5:39 / Reply

    I usually listen to Austra, Grimes, Porcelain Raft or Vampire Weekend when I’m running (but it’s not so often). The new song “Home” of Austra it’s really perfect !!

  • Beyonce- ‘Get me Bodied’ has a great beat for running and is my personal favorite.

  • You need latin music like Shakira, merengue, salsa, zumba and shake it the ass, hahaha…

  • I can strongly reccomend Beyonce’s album “4”. Most of these songs has a great vibe and rhythm, just perfect for jogging. Your legs will fly you away!

  • Maroon 5 – Little Of Your Time !

  • Anything by Phantogram.
    Florence Welch & Calvin Harris & Diplo “Sweet Nothing”
    Postal Service “Tattered line of string”
    Digitalism “Two Hearts”
    Chromatics “Cherry”

  • Kimberly April, 22 2013, 6:36 / Reply

    I am from the D, so Eminem , “Lose Yourself’ is on my list for sure!

  • Jamiroquai, Canned Heat!

  • I have very eclectic taste too Garance (with a weakness for the ’80’s) everything from Neil Young to Radiohead. There’s nothing like a good run on a crisp, cool, sunny morning. Here’s my pick;

    Here Comes the Sun……Beatles
    Small Town Boy….Bronski Beat
    I Ran….A Flock of Seagulls
    Sweet Disposition….The Temper Trap
    Ventura Highway…..America
    Get Lucky….Daft Punk
    Too Young….Phoenix
    Money….The Drums
    Cut and Run….Beat Service (if you like trance)
    Running up that Hill….Kate Bush

    Hope you like these!

  • Jai Paul–St8 Outta Mumbai!

  • Ready to Start, arcade fire
    Kreayshawn (might be misspelled, to ashamed of admitting it to check)
    List of Demands, Saul Williams
    M.I.A. anything, really
    Iggy/stooges, search and destroy. This one for when I’m really dying.

  • Best song for running (my top 10):

    – Forever by Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem ….(to really get into it)
    – Greyhound by Swedish House Mafia
    – Pon De Floor by Major Lazor (feat. VYBZ)
    – Not Afraid by (obviously) Eminem
    – Motion Sickness by Hot Chip
    – First of the Year and Kyoto by Skrillex
    – BURN by Big Sean & Meek Mill
    – Good Day Today by David Lynch
    – Default by Django Django….. (for the beat)
    – I’m Into You by Jennifer Lopez (feat Lil Wayne)

    So as you see, I have bipolar music tastes (but they have all been tested and became great motivation)


  • Danielle April, 22 2013, 9:05 / Reply

    I’d suggest Fortune Days by The Glitch Mob, or Radioactive by Imagine Dragons.

  • Meredith April, 22 2013, 9:56 / Reply

    Hi Alex, I need music too….Lykke Li / I’m Good, I’m Gone (Black Kids Remix) always gets me moving!

  • Ok so my ultimate running song right now is Titanium but usually my playlist is really old school (like Garance I usually end up singing more than running):

    – Aretha Franklin – RESPECT
    – Sly & The Family – Everyday People
    – Jackson 5 – I want you back
    – The Beatles – Hard Days Night
    – The Kingsmen – Louie Louie
    – Call Me – Blondie
    – Ray Charles – What’d I Say
    – Chuck Berry – Roll over Beethoven
    – Isley Brothers – Shout
    – Jerry Lee LEwis – Great Balls of Fire
    – Little Richard – Long Tall Sally
    – The Kinks – You really Got Me
    – Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
    – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
    – Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
    – Bill Haley – Rock Around the Clock
    – Little Richard – Tutti Fruti
    – Rolling Stones – Jumping Jack Flash

    Hope it helps!

  • Gracias por tus recomendados. Adoro poder leerte. Quiero invitarte a echarle un ojo a mi ultimo shooting, Skinny y cuentame que es lo que más te ha gustado. Besosotes.

  • American Idiot (green day) me booste toujours …

  • Icona Pop – I Don’t Care
    Perfect for working out or cleaning up!

  • Current favorites: Muse, Madness; Regina Spektor, Don’t Leave Me; Metric, Clone; Metric, Gold Guns Girls; Kate Nash, Merry Happy; Tegan and Sara, Love They Say

  • I have tried different music for running and found punk is the best – Ramones and Clash!

  • Brittani April, 22 2013, 11:01 / Reply

    I’m a regular runner, and while I don’t mind running without music, I have my favorite bands to listen to on race days especially. Try The Killers next time you’re not feeling your run. It’s sure to get you energetic again!

  • Carolina April, 22 2013, 11:09 / Reply

    N*E*R*D’s songs work for me! And the new (not so new anymore I guess) and hip “I Love It” by Icona Pop! Kanye and Jay-Z are staples along with Beyonce. I get goosebumps listening to “Love On Top”.

  • For a quick run:

    For a longer one:

    I like mixtapes when I’m running because you never have to look around for your ipod to change songs!

  • Hot chip !! I feel better :)

  • gabrielle demers April, 22 2013, 11:44 / Reply

    Tu devrais jeter un coup d’oeil aux sélections “Easy Sundays” tu blog Montréalais The Casual Affair. Tous les dimanches il y mettent une playlist différente, soit d’un artiste en particulier ou simplement un genre musical… C’est cool parce que ca te donne un bon “vibe” pour débuter la semaine! D’ailleurs mon favori pour faire du sport est le “T-Rap Workout Mix”… On est obligatoirement motivée avec ce mix! Bonne découverte!!! :) http://thecasualaffair.com/easy-sunday-t-rap-workout-mix/

  • Pauline L April, 23 2013, 1:29 / Reply

    Woodkid ! Un français ultra talentueux !

  • Good luck with new spring resolutions hehe :)

    My “get up and do it” playlist always includes the following songs:

    Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
    Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
    The Doors – Break on through to the other side
    Huey Lewis&The News – Power of love

    These are all oldies but they never fade.

  • Try the soundtrack to ‘I am Love’- slightly classical, can’t hear the birds chirping but definitely the sun shining!

  • Elizaveta April, 23 2013, 1:58 / Reply

    Beyonce Halo, check remix for running

  • Je veux by Zaz!! Definitely!!!! Try it out!

  • You have to feel like a goddess if you absolutely want to hit the Streets so I suggest :
    Who run the World, Beyoncé
    I’m a cut you, Bon Qui Qui (no joke)
    Like a Boy, Ciara
    Curtains, Lil Wayne,
    In the Jungle, Elliphant
    And the entire Off the Wall album !


  • N’importe quel morceau de Matt & Kim!
    Il y a tellement d’énergie dans cette musique que ça te fait même courir PLUS VITE! Si si!

    Bon jogging!

  • Muse et le dernier album de Depeche Mode!!

  • sinner man – nina simone or radioactive – marina and the diamonds

  • Eminem – Till I collapse – for bloody sweat workouts

  • I’m trying out Tiësto’s Club Life Podcast on iTunes (it’s free), and it’s pretty good. My favourites are podcast no. 113, 148 and 158. Give them a chance – they build up and get better and better which fits perfectly with my running pattern seeing how the more I run, the more pumped up I need to get in order not to turn around and just walk back. Latest additions to my running playlist are She Makes Me Go by Arash feat. Sean Paul, Radioactive by Rita Ora, Happy by C2C feat. Derek Maratin and Right Now by Rihanna feat. David Guetta. The stables are You Make My Dreams by Hall & Oates (love it), Club Can’t Handle Me by Flo Rida, Barbra Streisand by Duck Sauce, Footloose by Kenny Loggins (looove it!), Right Here, Right Now + Rockafeller Skank by Fatboy Slim and the entire Watch The Throne album.
    Happy running!

  • Yasmine April, 23 2013, 3:24 / Reply

    Dog days are over – florence + the machine
    Calvin Harris – Feel so close & We’ll be coming back
    Mr. Brightside – The Killers
    We found love – Rihanna Calvin Harris
    Give me everything – Pitbull

    these songs rock for running and i’m a 3 to 4 times a week runner !


  • Emma Louise April, 23 2013, 3:30 / Reply

    Get Off – The Dandy Warhols …

  • Radical Face – Welcome Home, Son: is always on my playlist while I’m running.

  • Ines A. V. April, 23 2013, 4:23 / Reply

    Caravan Palace – Jolie coquine

    C’est de l’electro swing :)

  • Hi Alex!

    I started jogging again last night, and this morning, I feel empowered!

    Runkeeper is my new best friend! But first thing first, here is my playlist:

    Jamaica – I think I lije U2
    Izia – On top of the world
    Django Django
    Hey Champ – Cold dust girl
    Housse de Racket – Roman
    Hani El Khatib – Build, Destroy, Rebuild
    Empire of the sun – Walking on a dream

    Now I need to get proper jogging earphones because they would not stay put in my ears.

    Any recommendations?

  • Un vieux classique : “Eye of the tiger”!

  • Marie-rosalie April, 23 2013, 4:36 / Reply

    Kriss kross jump
    Avril Lavigne remix lil mama Girlfriend
    Beyoncé End of time

  • Francesca April, 23 2013, 5:09 / Reply

    The Black Keys: even a lazy bag of potatoes like me gets motivated listening to their album!!

  • Miike Snow – Animal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So good to listen to this while running! I’m stil an animaaaaaal

  • The Seed by The Roots!

  • Low by FloRida, gives great rythme, especially at the beginning of the run :-)

  • Strangely enough I do not necessarily like dynamic songs and I heard from a pro that while running it it not advisable to listen to music but to listen to your body, to what it needs…and if you run in a park you can always listen to nature’s sounds.

  • My current top 4:
    I Follow Rivers (Magician Remix) – Lykke Li
    Feel What You Want – Phonique & Rebecca
    I Wrote The Book – Beth Dito
    Mama Told Me – Big Boi

  • johanne April, 23 2013, 6:32 / Reply

    Madonna !
    Je me souviens, pendant ma pèriode course, il y a 5 ans, et oui depuis, je suis devenue maman, ai trouvé l’amour, déménagement en Italie, donc, plus de course. J’avais mon ipod, playlist aussi, qui allait de la musique africaine, à Jehro, en passant par Madonna, et là, j’avais des ailes, tout à coup !!

  • Everything from A Tribe Called Quest or Woodkid, just to feel a superhero.

  • Beyonce – Girls ( Who Run the World ) – Major Lazer !!!!

  • Georgie April, 23 2013, 6:48 / Reply

    Daft Punk- Get Lucky

  • Valerie April, 23 2013, 6:50 / Reply

    Valerie: Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton

  • Hermitude –Speak of the Devil!

  • my favourie one’s: Acade Fire – the suburbs, Jamiroquai – 7 dayn in sunny june, Desire – under your spell, College featuring Electric Youth – a real hero and Groove Armada – My Friend :-)


  • Metronomy, Mock & toof farewell to wendo ( la fille qui s’arrete plus )

  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrell

  • When I do my abs (I try to do it everyday, but I end up doing it twice a week…) I really need music as a support.

    Lately it was work Iggy Azalea, but as Paula said M.I.A is awesome! any song would do it with her!

    But it really depends the mood too!

  • I always listen to music I normally wouldn’t play unless working out. Take the LMFAO song, …”sexy and I know it…” I don’t like the group but when I hear that song, I can run for miles!!! (And I pretty much hate running.)

  • Le1f -Wut
    Maximum Balloon – Groove Me
    Best Coast – Happy
    Django Django – Default
    Good Morning Killer- The Shadowclub
    Anything by The Glitch Mob

  • Ever tried Japanese Pop-music?
    it’s bouncy and fun – for starters try Chocolate Disco from Perfume (a female electro-pop trio with a distinct style both in music & fashion) or Voice from A.I. (she’s more from a R’nB background)
    Also great: Sakanaktion and Boom Boom Satellites ~ almost all of their stuff is dancable and run-able

    b/w I am 30 and discovered the fun and bounciness of J-Pop at 25 – bringing back memories from poppy-teenager years but with a certain twist

  • Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot ft. Pharrell Williams
    Kelis – Milkshake
    Kelis – Millionaire
    Beyonce – Crazy in love
    Amerie – One thing
    Black eyed peas – My Humps
    NERD – She wants to move

  • Alex – I just started getting into running and completely get where your coming from! Music is essential to the fun of running! It makes me feel super empowered in my body and generally powerful. I like to imagine my swinging arms are punching all the people I’m angry or annoyed with at the time, get all that frustration out and turn it into something positive.

    I would have to say Gangnam Style is a must have and I’ve really been enjoying running to a few of the songs from the Kings of Leon album, Youth and Young Manhood – Red Morning Light, Happy Alone, California Waiting.

    Get CRAAAYZY girl! xxx

  • I started running with audiobooks and it’s totally new experience. I even run little further if it’s some intense part of a book.

  • Stefania April, 23 2013, 8:43 / Reply

    I cannot see the other comments…Why??????

  • mariana paes April, 23 2013, 8:50 / Reply

    timo maas to get down will get you running for sure

  • Icona Pop – I love it

  • I can’t exercise without music, and I’m a deejay, so here’s some of what goes in my dance/exercise mixes

    Overpowered – Roisin Murphy
    You Know Me Better – Roisin Murphy
    Mercyless – Fred Everything feat. Wayne Tennant
    Kick, Push – Lupe Fiasco
    Runnin’ – Truby Trio feat. Wunmi
    No Power – the Rurals
    Plastic Bags and Magazines – Micatone
    Keep it Rockin’ (Afro Dub) – Wunmi
    Dance – Slum Village feat. AB

  • Off topic, but I just wanted to say that I think it’s an improvement that your name is mentioned at the header of the post! Makes it clear from the start who’s written what.

  • Not really songs, but still: Shakira, Rihanna and Black Eyed Peas – they really make you push harder :)


  • Douce Aulait April, 23 2013, 9:44 / Reply

    WORK Iggy Azalea <3

  • A great powersong to keep you running like you’re on fire is Bangarang by Skrillex.

  • Stéphanie April, 23 2013, 10:11 / Reply

    La trame sonore de Lola rennt (run Lola run) avec Franka Potente. Fait exprès pour courir!!!

  • dimitra April, 23 2013, 1:30 / Reply

    antibodies – poni hoax
    dance with somebody – mando diao
    echo beach – martha & the muffins
    sing it back – moloco
    ramalama- roison murphy
    exploited -claptone feat jaw
    one fine day – jakatta (cicada mix)

    hope u enjoy !

    p.s as its my weekly workout “problem” will add all the above !! many tx to all xxxxxxx

  • Every time I find a good workout song I update my workout playlist on Spotify.


    I hope you like it!


  • Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is pretty siiiick to bike to, so I’m sure you’d love running to it. Super up beat.


  • Beyonce – Run the World
    Paul Kalkbrenner – Sky and Sand
    Chromeo – Night by Night
    The Shoes – Stay the Same
    Daft Punk ft. Pharrell – Get Lucky

    Et d’autres titres de ces artistes, ils marchent toujours pour la course ;)

  • To get pumped up for my morning jog, I listen (and dance rather spastically) to “I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Remix)” by Groove Armada!

  • je me mets en mode gogole: je suis trop contente depuis que je demandais ca à Garance haha j’ai prit pleins de musiques trop cool merci les filles !! ;)

  • Wiley, Reload

  • Actually I’m updating my playlist too with the suggestions in the comments. :-)

    Thanks, everyone!

  • Daft Punk with Pharell – Get Lucky
    St. Vincent – Cruel
    The D0 – Too Insistent
    Little Dragon – Ritual Union


  • Du bon petit PHOENIX, un peu de français voyons dans la liste !!

  • After a dance party inducing set at Coachella, I’m all about Major Lazer. Their album “Guns Don’t Kill People..Lazers Do” would add a little Dancehall fun to your run.

  • I can only imagine by David Guetta, My Heart Skips a Beat by Olly Murs, Call 911 (Beataucue Remix) [JBAG Edit] by Florrie & Beataucue, Primadonna and How to Be a Heartbreaker by Marina & the Diamonds, Brooklyn We Go Hard by Jay-Z & Santogold, I Wish by Skee-Lo, OK by Inna, I’m in the House (ft. Zuper Blahq) by Steve Aoki… I love music if you can’t tell :) It’s hard to run without music, but I started without it because I was worried about cars where I live. So I’ve gotten used to running without music, and just my thoughts, the birds, and the cars ;)

  • shake appeal- the stooges !!!!!

  • No more michael jackson – Teddybears. It’s great, enjoy the running!

  • I just came back from running and thought i could share my favourite song for doing it, it’s Never Stop (rap version) by Chilly Gonzales. When i start feeling really tired it gives me the energy i need, it’s pure magic!

  • Jessica April, 24 2013, 6:40 / Reply

    Great list! Gotta agree with the Jay Z, Kanye and White Stripes. Personal running favorites:

    Otis- Jay Z + Kanye
    Lots of Justin Timberlake Future Sex/Love Sounds album

  • ‘I love it’ by Icona Pop …. Best workout song EVER!

  • Thrift shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

  • try the song Need in me by Flashmob djs. you may find it a little long and i dont know if you listen to house music but honestly it works for me everytime. it gives me so much motivation and strength to continue

  • awesome playlist! add Daft Punk’s “get lucky” and Iggy Azalea “work”

  • Valérie April, 27 2013, 1:52 / Reply


    D’abord je dois dire que ce post m’enchante, je ne suis plus seule!!!!
    Pour courir :
    Kat de luna, Run the show
    Jlo, Follow the leader
    Jlo, On the floor
    Tinie Tampah, Pass out
    Tinie Tampah, wonderman
    Usher, Scream

    Voilà, enjoy!

  • Love this!!! I just wrote a post laying out an amazing 90’s playlist for working out. I would love for you to check it out!!!! Great minds think alike… haha

  • Courir… C’est quoi ? un nouveau mot ? un acronyme ?

  • I am a huge runner and I love to mix it up with some pick-up songs and some just great listening for longer runs…..Talking Heads (especially Heaven), anything by Snow Patrol (not so much for pump-up, but pretty excellent), Griffin House, Bryan Ferry and/or Roxy Music. Also a great song by A Fine Frenzy…Now is the Start. New Avril Lavigne Here’s to Never Growing Up…and a new favorite (I live in Switzerland, so this is pretty hot at the moment) by Stress and Bastian Baker Back in my Life. Have fun!!!

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