My MP3 player has over 1,000 songs, and only during long runs I've come to realize that a lot of the songs can be related to running, or at motivate me to keep running on, and keep moving forward. In preparation for the Marathon, I will be putting together the 4.20 hours playlist that will get me through running 26.2 miles. Some are old favorites, others part of my Life Soundtrack, and some just to get my bones moving!
Fighter- Christina Aguilera. Last year when I did the Hershey Half Marathon, this song was strategically placed where I knew would be the last mile of the race, and it pushed me to finish strong. I love this song! Honest moment- without this song, I would not have survived my last year of college.
Listen- Beyoncé. A couple of weeks ago, I had a full out meltdown on mile 18 listening to this song. But I kept moving, and kept running, tears in my eyes and all.
Back in Black- AC/DC- Because who doesn't want to just get up and move to this song? Best line "I got nine lives, Cat's eyes, Abusin' every one of them and running wild"
Holiday- Green Day. We do this song at Zumba, just because we are cool like that. Once I ran 2 miles with this song on repeat, it was awesome! .
Audioslave- Show Me How To Live. Yes, I was in college during the last good Alternative Rock wave of music.
Die Another Day- Madonna. Favorite line " I'm gonna break the cycle, I'm gonna shake up the system"
That's Life- Frank Sinatra. I have random Frank Sinatra songs in my MP3 player, because let's be real, who doesn't love Good ol' blue eyes? And this song gave me a big rush to finish 6 miles when I was cold, tired and hungry. But this song told to keep going because "Each time I find myself, laying flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the Race, That's Life!".
La La La - Shakira. This is the only Shakira Song I like in English, and this is my favorite line "You have arrived, it's the place. No more doubts".
No Tienes Corazon- Julio Preciado. Oldie and goodie! The best thing of this song is the danceable beats... about a woman who has no heart is cruel. Because songs about women who break hearts are always my favorite!
El Jefe De Jefes- Los Tigres Del Norte. Yes, once I get on my full Mexican music swing, there is almost not bringing me back. First let me say that I have been in LOVE with Los Tigres del Norte since the early age of 5. My heart belongs to Hernan, but when Jorge sings, I become a two timing woman!
Delirando- La Ley. Let's just say that my life soundtrack includes a lot of La Ley, and Bunbury. This one is a favorite from College. Favorite Line "Estoy llegando donce nunca fui, delirando de Locura" (I'm arriving to a place I've never been to before, delirious of craziness".
Stronger- Britney Spears. Best line- "I am Stronger, than I ever thought that I could be"
Let's call this one Part 1, because 4.20 hours is a long time to fill!
What are some of your favorite running songs?