As I mentioned yesterday, spring has finally sprung here in Mid-Missouri and I have definitely been taking advantage of the new season. I have already ran 12 miles this month, and am well ahead of my goal of 30. In fact, I may increase it to 40 to make up for my lack of running in February and March! As long as we don’t get any more late snow storms I imagine I will be able to consistently run outside again, and hopefully start building my mileage back up. Because I was able to run this week I had the chance to come up with a few new Unexpected Running Songs, and want to share them with all of you. So, here are five new songs to add to your playlist!
36. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers (3:39)
I decided this was a fun one during spring break when we listened to it about 10 times in the car. We would all take turns belting out a “Ba-Da-Da-Ta” and it sounded just lovely. Not very upbeat or anything, but like I said, it’s a fun one.
37. Sell Out by Reel Big Fish (3:47)
I’ve had this one on my playlist for quite some time now and when it came on during yesterdays run I knew I had to add it here. Reel Big Fish has some other good songs, including a wonderful cover of ‘New York’ by Frank Sinatra. Go check em out.
38. Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang (6:29)
You have options with this song. There is the original version that is a whopping 15 minutes long, which you will be bored with by the end but at the same time knowing you’ll be done with a mile and a half before it stops can also be a good feeling. The version I linked to is actually on YouTube and is the ‘shorter’ version at a little over 6 minutes. It cuts out a lot of the ‘delight’ part and sticks to most of the ‘rapping’. Heyo!
39. Show Me the Money by Petey Pablo (3:45)
This song may not be the most appropriate, but it came on the iPod and I found myself jamming to it. Apparently it’s from the movie Step Up, so if you can dance to it, you can run to it.
40. Start the Commotion by The Wiseguys (5:51)
This is one of those songs you have heard but didn’t know it had a title and was something you could actually download. It’s a great one for any type of workout. Also, I’m no music video guy but I did enjoy this one. It can get a bit repetitive, so you may be hitting the ‘next’ button before it’s over, but still worth a download!
And there you have it! Can you believe there has already been 40 Unexpected Running Songs? That’s enough to practically get you through a marathon and back! I hope you have enjoyed the songs that I have posted so far, and as always if you know a great one that should be added just let me know! I would be more than happy to include it. Happy running!