The Only Running Playlist You’ll Ever Need: 6 hours of pure running motivation

**Warning: This post has nothing to do with writing, editing, college admissions essays, dissertations, or small business ownership! I'm going rogue! Read at your own risk!**

A couple of years ago I created a running playlist to get me through training for my first marathon (and of course, to get me through the marathon itself!). Since then, I've closed up shop on the blog where this post was originally published, and have added a few more songs to the list. I know I had a lot of visitors to this post back in the day, and so I thought I'd republish the updated list here even though my running playlist has nothing to do with writing, editing, or college admissions. I hope you don't mind in the change of topic. Believe it or not, I do have interests outside of editing!

A quick caveat: ​ I was a 90's teen with a proclivity for angsty/indie music, so this isn't going to be your standard Katty Perry/Lady Gaga/Taylor Swift dance mix (not that there's anything wrong with that).  Think more along the lines of NIN, Rage Against The Machine, and Smashing Pumpkins, with a little Belle and Sebastian, The Essex Green, and Boards of Canada to keep things real. 

And without further ado, here is my updated list of great songs to run to. The playlist runs for exactly 6 hours and 1 min - long enough to get you through an entire marathon plus about 30 minutes of cool-down/laying on the ground time (that is, assuming you're a slooooow runner like myself. Maybe this will be a better playlist for some ultra-marathon runners).

Warm Up Songs

· Hard Sun (Main) Eddie Vedder Into the Wild

· Send Me On My Way Rusted Root Cruel Sun

· 3 Miles High Travis Everything at Once

· Ex's & Oh's Elle King Love Stuff

· Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars)

· Say Hey (I Love You) Michael Franti & Spearhead All Rebel Rockers

· Runaway Baby Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)

· Across the Bridge Great Lakes Myth Society Great Lakes Myth Society

· Heart of Hearts  Chk Ckk Chk (!!!) 

· Runnin' Down a Dream Tom Petty Full Moon Fever

· Out Of Control The Chemical Brothers Surrender

· Lonely Boy The Black Keys El Camino

· I'm Shakin' Jack White Blunderbuss

· I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas T he E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)

· Sexy and I Know It LMFAO Sorry for Party Rocking (Deluxe Version)

· Hey Ya! (Radio Mix/Club Mix) OutKast Speakerboxxx / The Love Below

Cool Down Songs​

· Shotgun Junior Walker & The All Stars Motown 1's

· Unbelievers Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City

· Follow Your Arrow Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park

· Go It Alone Beck Guero​

· Halcyon + On + On Orbital Mortal Kombat 

· The Boxer (feat. Mumford & Sons & Paul Simon) Jerry Douglas Traveler

· Summertime Sadness Lana Del Rey Born to Die

· Rue de Lis The Essex Green Cannibal Sea

· Welcome Home Radical Face Ghost

· Hero Family of the Year Loma Vista

· Line of Fire Junip Junip

· Little Wanderer Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi

· Caribbean Blue Enya Shepherd Moons

· Dayvan Cowboy Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase

· Namami Nanda - Nandana Kula Shaker Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts

It's Time To Run Run Run!

· Must be the Moon  Chk Chk Chk

· Sleep Now In the Fire Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles

· Run Right Back The Black Keys El Camino

· People of the Sun Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire

· Cowgirl Underworld 1992 - 2002

· Ænema Tool Ænima

· Head Like a Hole Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine


· Voodoo Child (non-album Jimi Hendrix cover) Kenny Wayne Shepherd Blue On Black U.S. (Single)

· Holland Road Mumford & Sons Babel 

· Born Slippy (Nuxx) Underworld 1992 - 2002

· Under The Influence The Chemical Brothers Surrender

· Get Off The Dandy Warhols Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia

· 'Till I Collapse Eminem Eminem Show

· Juke-Joint Jezebel KMFDM Nihil

· Work B**ch Britney Spears Britney Jean 

· Discipline Nine Inch Nails The Slip

· Hopeless Wanderer Mumford & Sons Babel

· Your Cover's Blown Belle & Sebastian Books 

· Pump It The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business

· To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High) Ryan Adams Heartbreaker

· 25 Miles Edwin Starr The Very Best of Edwin Starr

· Raspberry Swirl Tori Amos From The Choirgirl Hotel

· Great Hosannah Kula Shaker Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts

· 999 Kent Jag är inte rädd för mörkret

· 100 Watt Head 100 Watt Head

· B.O.B. OutKast Stankonia​

· Move Your Feet Junior Senior D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat

· Africa Toto Toto IV

· Lsd, Någon? Kent Tillbaka till samtiden

· Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) Mark Ronson Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) 

· Dance With Me Tonight Olly Murs Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Edition)

· Joy! Gay Dad Leisure Noise

· Walk Like an Egyptian The Bangles 

· Happy  Pharrell Williams

· All My Life Foo Fighters One By One

· Jesus On The Radio Guster Keep It Together

· Twist Pritam & Neeraj Shridhar Love Aaj Kal 

· Below My Feet Mumford & Sons Babel

· I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany '80s Workout

· Lose Yourself Eminem 8 Mile 

· Tonight, Tonight Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

· Dog Days Are Over Florence + The Machine Lungs

· Ratziti She'taidah HaDag Nachash Chomer M'komi

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