I have decidedly eclectic taste in music. It spans everything from classical to rap and only rejects country. I’m running the Long Branch Half Marathon part of The New Jersey Marathon this coming Sunday and my current music mix is nothing better than an annoying mess. It needs to be redone but I need and would love your help.
The songs I love to hear aren’t always the “best running songs” but ones that have a funny memory, a good story or even a good beat. Here’s a list of some of my keepers but would love your input in the comments on your favorite songs and why I should add them to the mix. Your choices will help fuel my two (hopefully a teensy bit less) hours pounding the pavement Sunday.
Battleflag – Lofidelity Allstars
Damn It Feels Good To Be a Gangsta – Geto Boys
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – ColdPlay
Float On -Modest Mouse
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced – Drop Kick Murphys
Marchin On – One Republic
Mind on the Road – Rev Run
Money Grabber – Fitz & The Tantrums
Move Along – All American Rejects
Never Win – Fischerspooner
Paper Planes – from Slumdog Millionaire Soundtrack
Paradise – Coldplay
Possum Kingdom – Toadies
Promise – Eve 6
Run – Snow Patrol
The Second Coming – Juelz Santana
Shake It Out – Florence & the Machines
Song 2 – Blur
Son’s Gonna Rise – Citizen Cope
Why I Am – Dave Matthews
Earlier excellent input from the Twitter includes: @StevenDiMartino “Gonna Fly Now” and @AnthonySinagoga Foster The People “Call It What You Want” – Thank You!!
I have my bib number 17295, I’ve trained and raised money to Kick Cancer Overboard. All that’s left to do is the tunes and finish the race in under 2 hours.