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Marathon Music

 

Here it is!  My official Spinx Run Fest Marathon Playlist.  Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions via Twitter; I downloaded a lot of your favorite tunes!

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It’s only 3:00 hours of music, but I like to repeat songs (I will probably play #36, All the Things That I’ve Done by the Killers like 15 times) so I’m sure I will have enough music for 4:45 4:40 4:35 4:30 worth of running! :)

 

Do you see any of your favorite workout songs on my playlist?  What’s your power song?

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  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg October 28, 2010, 8:04 am

    Great list! One of my favorite songs to run to are Rihanna’s “Live Your Life”…it ALWAYS makes me run faster!

    This is really cheesy, but I also listen to some of the instrumental music from the Olympics on my long runs– it really pushes me, ha!

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    • Caitlin October 28, 2010, 2:35 pm

      Haha I love this. Yay, Olympics!

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  • Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun October 28, 2010, 8:04 am

    That Black Eyed Peas song “I Got A Feeling” always puts some pep in my step. You would think it would be annoying by now, but it somehow isn’t. LOL I also love all things Glee. And “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Walk This Way”, and “Living on a Prayer” will always top my list.

    I can’t believe its only a few days away!!!

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  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) October 28, 2010, 8:04 am

    i LOVE “lose yourself” by Eminem and “remember the name’ by Fort Minor as power songs. Your playlist is AWESOME and the “I’ve got soul, but I’m not a soldier” part has carried me through quite a number of runs, too. :)

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 28, 2010, 8:06 am

    Great playlist! I have a lot of running favourites but right now I’m loving Teenage Dream (Liam Keegan Mix) by Katy Perry, as well as Waiting by Dash Berlin ft Emma Hewitt – it’s on my new RPM release and I listen to it ALL The time! You can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDHX7r2zsas

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  • D October 28, 2010, 8:07 am

    Haha oh my god, that amount of music wouldn’t last me through 2 miles of running! I constantly flip through songs when I’m running or working out, even though my ipod is obviously filled with music I love, so I am going to need THOUSANDS of songs for my marathon!

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  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 28, 2010, 8:07 am

    Yessss you have my favorite song on there- Like a G6. I feel like it could be the background music to a Gatorade commercial, which always makes me weirdly motivated…

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  • Katie October 28, 2010, 8:10 am

    Not Afraid- Eminem got me through some rough miles in my marathon :)

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  • Avery October 28, 2010, 8:14 am

    You’re the first person I’ve seen who’s playlist looks a lot like mine! Only Girl (in the world) is definitely my go-to song when I need a push a little further. If I know I have a big hill coming up or I’m nearing the point where I sprint at the end, I’ll usually pick a song like that one that I know I can push a little harder to. Is that weird? Haha, my music is definitely a huge factor in my run!

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    • Caitlin October 28, 2010, 2:41 pm

      Music is a huge factor to me too!

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  • Meaghen October 28, 2010, 8:15 am

    Glee has really been on repeat on my iPod for a while now to get me going! For the most part though, I never repeat one song in particular. I actually don’t think I’ve ever done that!

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  • Lori October 28, 2010, 8:17 am

    Great playlist! No idea why, but I love running to Bulletproof! Just makes me want to run and run and run!

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  • kathleen October 28, 2010, 8:21 am

    one of my favorite running songs. the “I got soul, but I’m not a soldier” being repeated over and over. it makes a nice mantra. interesting little article about mantras if you’re interested:

    http://www.wholeliving.com/article/make-your-mantra-work-for-you

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  • Anne October 28, 2010, 8:22 am

    Your playlist is really diverse! Mine is full of mostly 80′s metal. My power songs rotate, but the top 3 right now are Def Leppard’s “Golden Age of Rock and Roll,” Motley Crue’s “Kickstart My Heart,” and Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”
    Good luck this weekend! I can’t believe it’s only a few days away!!!

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  • Laura @ Tidbits October 28, 2010, 8:30 am

    What a great play list!
    My favourtie go-to song (which I like to put right in the middle of the list) is “Where Are You?” by Our Lady Peace. The beat is bang on to the tempo I like to run so I like to place it mid-run as a sort of pick me up :)

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  • maria @ Chasing the Now October 28, 2010, 8:32 am

    Looks like a great list of tunes for running! :)

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  • rachel @ suburban yogini October 28, 2010, 8:33 am

    My big 3 power songs are:
    New Way Home – Foo Fighters
    Temple of Love – Sisters of Mercy
    Dream On – aerosmith

    I guess we have different tastes! Although I love that Killers song and Mr Brightside is another one that always makes a workout play list.

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  • Cassie @ Back to Her Roots October 28, 2010, 8:34 am

    That “Like a G6″ is seriously one of my favorite running songs ever. Another favorite is “Get Outta Your Mind” by Lil Jon. It is WAY offensive and not at all appropriate for anyone under the age of 25. :P But the beat is so fun!

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  • Carrie October 28, 2010, 8:38 am

    Your playlist looks so much like mine! Three new suggestions for you:
    1) Dirt off your shoulder- Jay Z/Linkin Park: This is one of my favorite running songs, it’s worked for me for YEARS.
    2) My life would suck without you-Kelly Clarkson: This was playing when I started my first 1/2 marathon and I remember getting chills. Awesome running song.
    3) Learning to fly-Tom Petty: This is random and you wouldn’t think it would be good for running. But it happened to be playing when I started my first marathon (10/17/10!) and I absolutely loved it. Somehow it made me calm down a little bit and just get into a good pace right from the beginning.
    Good luck this weekend! You will rock it!

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  • Jess @ NZ Girl Runs October 28, 2010, 8:40 am

    My most favourite running song is Something in the Water by Brooke Fraser. Fantastic kiwi music and I just start running faster when it pops up on my ipod.

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  • Liz October 28, 2010, 8:41 am

    I see a few of my go-to songs on there. I like Survivor by Destiny’s Child for the last few miles!

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  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) October 28, 2010, 8:45 am

    That is a great list! I like songs I can sing to when I am doing endurance stuff. I know that sounds weird, but it entertains me.

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  • Di October 28, 2010, 8:47 am

    I have a lot of the songs on that list! However, you’re missing “Shipping Up To Boston” by the Dropkick Murphys…that’s definitely THE song to get me pumped up. I need to make sure it’s towards the end of my 5K playlist for Saturday!

    Good luck on the marathon!

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  • Michelle October 28, 2010, 8:47 am

    She Wolf by Shakira! ah-ooooooo

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    • Caitlin October 28, 2010, 2:44 pm

      ahoooo!

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  • Whitney @ Whitinspired October 28, 2010, 8:49 am

    Decode is my power song! I will listen to it at least twice on every run. Pretty much anything Paramore pumps me up though!

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  • Amanda Davis October 28, 2010, 8:51 am

    I gotta feeling is my all time favorite song to run to, just something about it pumps me up and helps me push through

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  • Heather October 28, 2010, 8:51 am

    I ahve stronger, lose yourself, and california gurls on mine. I need to add to my playlist, too, it won’t last through my half saturday!

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  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up October 28, 2010, 8:52 am

    You know, it’s funny because in my “non-running” life, I’m not a big fan of eminem but when it comes to hitting the pavement, I can’t get enough! I ran my first big race a few weeks back and was super nervous and literally, just as I was getting out of the car “I’m Not Afraid” came on and that was it. It totally calmed me down. It’s funny what music can do!
    Also, I know you’ve already got your playlist together but you should definitely check out “List of Demands” by Saul Williams. It was on a Nike commercial a few years back and it gets me pumped everytime. :)

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  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 28, 2010, 8:55 am

    I like a lot of the songs you have on there – the Rhianna song “Only Girl” gets me going when I’m in the car! I bet that would be a great one to run to.

    My power song has always been and will always be the Rocky theme song!!

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  • Jessie October 28, 2010, 9:00 am

    I’ve actually stopped running with music when I am outdoors. I find it irritates me to have my headphones on when needing to pay attention to the cars and traffic around me.

    But, I always have music playing when I am stuck indoors on the treadmill, which unfortunately will be much more often with the onset of cold weather in the northeast. I am going to have to make a copy of your playlist and check out some of those that I don’t recognize!

    A few of my favorites are: Tik Tok by Ke$ha, I Write Sins not Tragedies by Panic at the Disco, and Crazy Bitch by Buck Cherry. Those are 3 that I fall back on when I need a boost mid-run.

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  • katie October 28, 2010, 9:02 am

    fav power song- fly like a G6
    i always imagine myself in the music video breaking it down and it helps my runs!

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  • JenATX October 28, 2010, 9:02 am

    4:30, wowza! On your playlist I like the David Guetta song, anything kind of techno or club-y makes my legs because i just wanna dance haha

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  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans October 28, 2010, 9:04 am

    You picked a lot of my favorites! Uprising is definitely a power song for me. Lose Yourself by Eminem fires me up to, although I don’t think I saw it on your list. Either way it looks like you have a good range of high energy tunes to keep you going!

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  • Amy October 28, 2010, 9:06 am

    Chelsea Dagger by the Fratelli’s always puts and extra bounce in my step, its such a feel good song!

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  • Tracey October 28, 2010, 9:07 am

    Power song is Desire by U2! I love it!

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  • grocery goddess jen October 28, 2010, 9:08 am

    Gosh I feel old! I think I know about 3 of those songs! Maybe I’d recognize them if I heard them, though.

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  • Sarah October 28, 2010, 9:11 am

    I love Fat Boy Slim for workouts…and the Jay Z Linkin Park mash up cd. NERD is really good too!

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  • Gabrielle @ Weightless October 28, 2010, 9:15 am

    Love this list, and have lots of new running songs to download now! A lot of my power songs are by a band called Superchick. Their songs are upbeat, inspirational tunes–”It’s On” and “One Girl Revolution” are my faves.

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  • Michelle October 28, 2010, 9:17 am

    I love that you have Miley Cyrus on there! My current go-to song is called “Too Much Too Soon” and it’s from the Broadway show version of Green Day’s American Idiot. It gets me SO pumped to run up hills!

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  • Keri October 28, 2010, 9:18 am

    Fantastic playlist! Adam Lambert’s “If I Had You” is one of my favorite running songs EVER. My other favorites are “Remedy” by Little Boots and “Ready to Go” by Republica. :D

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  • leah October 28, 2010, 9:20 am

    No Eye of the Tiger??? Or other Rocky songs? Those are always my sprint to the finish songs!!

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  • Dave @ tips4running October 28, 2010, 9:29 am

    I don’t like listening to music when I run. Running is the time where I get to escape everything and be alone with the world.

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  • Camille October 28, 2010, 9:35 am

    Nice list!
    Since you seem to like running to Adam Lambert, look up my favorite song by him (and favorite running song), “Fever”

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    • Caitlin October 28, 2010, 2:45 pm

      Oh thanks for the Adam rec! I love him.

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  • Marina October 28, 2010, 9:38 am

    I have to download some stuff from your playlist, I am always searching for some good tunes.
    Numb from L.P always gets me going, so does all that Lady Gaga and Rihanna songs :D

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  • Janna@Janna's Keeping it Real! October 28, 2010, 9:39 am

    It’s so dorky, but lately I get so pumped up with “club can’t handle me”. lolol. A year or so ago it was “untouched” and “fire it up”.

    i see a lot of my faves in your playlist! I’m the same way too, where I’ll have bubblegum pop-’ish type songs such as Miley followed by rap. Too funny!

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  • Amanda (Eating Up) October 28, 2010, 9:41 am

    I love Uprising by Muse. I think that’s a great song to start off with!

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  • Charlie October 28, 2010, 9:45 am

    Tik tok is my favorite for an energy boost!

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  • kelly October 28, 2010, 9:45 am

    Wow your playlist is a lot like mine for running!! Such fun upbeat songs :)

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    • kelly October 28, 2010, 9:48 am

      Oh and my ‘power song’ is “Run” by Gnarls Barkley!

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  • Jen October 28, 2010, 9:47 am

    I had a phenomenal 1/2 marathon in Nashville with Pokerface. I think I listened to it 4 times.

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  • Viviane October 28, 2010, 9:51 am

    Hi Caitlin!
    My favorite power song is definitely “I’m Running” by Mistress Barbara featuring Sam Robert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIWpVNQpVBo).
    I’ve actually been wanting to recommend it to you for a while (but I’m a bit shy!) in case you don’t already know it.
    Hope you enjoy!

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  • LindseyAnn October 28, 2010, 9:52 am

    I had the NERDIEST playlist ever for my half. I found a bunch of marching band drum cadences (including the one from my college) and used those, a bunch of songs I played in band, and then Eminem. Lose Yourself is one awesome fire-up song, and it’s a tradition in my family to blare that before a race.

    You’re going to do great!

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    • LindseyAnn October 28, 2010, 9:52 am

      Oh, and my true power song? It used to be “Don’t Stop Believing”. However, for many personal reasons, that song is now dead to me, and I’m auditioning new ones.

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  • SaraRM October 28, 2010, 9:59 am

    “Boom Boom Pow” is a racing must! That song always played when I worked out with my trainer so everytime I hear it I think of him and makes me work 10x harder.

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  • AllieNic @Frisky Lemon October 28, 2010, 10:03 am

    Wow…we have very similar taste in music…My workout play lists are usually songs from my boyfriend’s DJ years (starting in 2000), Metallica and current top 100 songs…I’m digging Rihanna’s Only Girl right now…but my real pump up song has to be Metallica “Eye of the Beholder” from …And Justice For All. Weird?

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  • Michelle October 28, 2010, 10:03 am

    For the longest time I rocked Pink’s “I’m still a rock star”. My current song is “Tonight’s Gonna Be a Good Night” by BEPs. There is nothing like a good song to get you going.

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  • Cindy October 28, 2010, 10:10 am

    Til I Collapse by Eminem is my current power song. Teehee, you’re going to be cursing up a storm with all of those Explicit lyrics :) Good Luck Caitlin!

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  • Kelsey October 28, 2010, 10:10 am

    Hey Caitlin,

    Have you seen this blog post by a Marie Claire writer?

    http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/dating-blog/overweight-couples-on-television

    It’s getting lots of press. I’d love to hear your thoughts (and other bloggers too). I think this would be a great discuss, especially given the other blogger article recently.

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    • Caitlin October 28, 2010, 2:46 pm

      Yea, what a disaster. If they wrote that article about a minority group or gay people, they would be sued. Since when is it OK for a major magazine to discriminate against anyone? I think the blogger and editor should both be canned.

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  • Natalia - a side of simple October 28, 2010, 10:11 am

    Great playlist! Britney Spears is definitely on mine… Also, did you see the Today Show this morning? They did a highlight on the Marie Claire article: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/39868583/ns/today-today_health/

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  • Angela October 28, 2010, 10:12 am

    The Killers and Black Eyed Peas/Fergie always make my list also! Randomly, R. Kelly’s “The World’s Greatest” is a big one for me right now, along with “The Cave” by Mumford and Sons.

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  • A Life Without Ice Cream October 28, 2010, 10:13 am

    Love the list, thanks for sharing it! 2 songs that really get me moving Shake That by Eminem and Nate Dogg (Warning, rather offensive but has a really good beat) and although I’m not really a fan of most Nickleback songs, Burn it to the Ground is great when you need a push during a run! I like it on the steep hills!

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  • Maren October 28, 2010, 10:18 am

    I like your list! Like a G6 and Bulletproof are two I use to get pumped up! I don’t see my favorite though which is Rock That Body by Black Eyed Peas…that song just gets me sooo pumped!! My boyfriend would listen to #45 the entire time probably :) You are getting so close! You are probably just psyching yourself out because you have higher goals. You will do GREAT! Remember how prepared you are!

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  • Tiffany October 28, 2010, 10:20 am

    “Thinking ‘Bout Something” by Hanson is just the ultimate for me. So good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmG0DqhfDbY

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  • tina October 28, 2010, 10:20 am

    i LOVE that you will play “all the things that i have done” 15 times- totally used to be my power song!

    another good one if you want more is the britney spears kaskade remix of “break the ice”- it was totally my power song for sooooo long!

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  • Amber K October 28, 2010, 10:31 am

    I love your playlist!

    Especially whataya want from me by adam lambert, totally gets me pumped!

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  • Paige (Running Around Normal) October 28, 2010, 10:31 am

    Sounds like a jammin’ playlist! It’s so long, too. Crazy how a playlist like that won’t get you through a marathon! Good luck! I think all the nerves you have will just fuel your fire, girlfriend. Use it! Use it!

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  • Priscilla October 28, 2010, 10:45 am

    My latest power song is “Boys Wanna Be Her,” by Peaches, which is on the movie soundtrack for Whip It! I love the message that movie sends to girls, and it’s fun to watch tiny Ellen Page kick some roller-derby butt to this song.

    Another one is “If I Ever Feel Better” by Phoenix. The music seems a bit more mellow but the lyrics are powerful (at least for me).

    Hm…”Get Together” by Madonna, “Extreme Ways” by Moby, and for some reason, “Pinball Wizard” by The Who are also on high rotation for me…and my Lady Gaga choice is “Love Game,” although for the music–not so much the lyrics. Ahem. (Not judging Gaga.)

    Also love “Lose Yourself,” “Paper Planes,” and “All These Things That I’ve Done.” :) Have all those on many play lists, and you remind me I must add some Muse!

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  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 28, 2010, 10:49 am

    A LOT of those songs were always on my running playlist. NOTHING makes me run faster than Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance? Why? I have no clue.

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  • Karla October 28, 2010, 10:49 am

    Our playlists are almost identical except I have Stronger by Brittney Spears – I love that one. Keeps me going.

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  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee October 28, 2010, 10:52 am

    “Imma be” by the black eyed peas is such a great song… its one of those songs that give me instant confidence when I’m running, it has such a great beat to it!

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  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing October 28, 2010, 10:53 am

    I love “Til I Collapse” when I’m running! My sister and I sometimes rapped it to each other when we were training without iPods. haha (nerd alert).

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  • Natalie October 28, 2010, 11:02 am

    Great list. I have many of the same songs on my “long run” playlist. Some of my other favorites include Exodus, by Bob Marley, Tomorrow Can Wait by David Guetta vs. El Tocodisco (AWESOME driving beat at the end), Love Generation by Bob Sinclair and Sun in Shining by Bob Marley vs Funkstar Deluxe.

    Obviously I love running to reggae and dance music :P

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  • Kiran October 28, 2010, 11:09 am

    Love your list :)

    My power song is Stronger by Kanye, and Numb by Linkin Park. I know Linkin Park is very loud, but it’s pumps my adrenaline and tells me to GO! GO! GO!

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  • Wei-Wei October 28, 2010, 11:11 am

    I definitely love MK Ultra by Muse and Pump It by Black Eyed Peas. Both suit my 10.4kph (6.5mph) pace and step PERFECTLY. It’s scary.

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  • Sarah October 28, 2010, 11:19 am

    I love Party in the USA. When I was a hospital chaplain, our group of chaplains changed the words to Party in the USA about the hospital. Instead of “noddin my head like yeah” and “movin my hips like yeah” we sang “foamin my hands like yeah” and “flashin my badge like yeah”, etc. etc. Now every time I run with that song I think of them.

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  • Laura October 28, 2010, 11:23 am

    A truly great playlist! A suggestion I would make is 4 Minutes by Madonna and Justin Timberlake. I like to listen to it towards the end of my workouts. It definitely keeps me going! And I love that Miley Cyrus is on your play list not once but TWICE. We all have our guilty pleasures, don’t we?! =) I’m really rooting for you on your marathon. You’ll be great!

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  • Kelly October 28, 2010, 11:26 am

    That’s a great looking playlist!

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  • Megan (Braise The Roof) October 28, 2010, 11:26 am

    I have to say, NEW music motivates me during a workout way more than old favorites. Currently, I’m listening to Ke$ha to get me pumped during workouts (and even not during workouts)- the new songs are great- check out We R Who We R!

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  • Jess October 28, 2010, 11:42 am

    SOOO funny! I thought my mix was random, but you have MANY of mine! yay! I like baba o’reily by the who (“teenage wasteland…”)

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  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa October 28, 2010, 11:47 am

    “All the things that I’ve Done” is probably one of my favorite songs of all time! My “power” songs right now are ‘all I do is win’, ‘only girl in the world’, ‘bombs over Baghdad’, and “so fly like a g6″.

    I also love the new Pink song, “raise your glass”.

    Great looken’ list! Gave me some ideas.

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  • Sarah October 28, 2010, 11:52 am

    Showdown by the Black Eyed Peas makes me speed up every time! It makes me dig deep when i need it most, that’s a repeater song for me. Good luck!

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  • Clare @ Fitting It All In October 28, 2010, 11:54 am

    Born To Run is the BEST song to run to!! It always comes on right when I need it:)

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  • Erika MC October 28, 2010, 12:07 pm

    I can’t believe you have a Miley Cyrus song on your list! Sorry, but I can’t bring myself to listen to her. My two favorite songs right now for getting my pumped up are Reba McEntire’s I’m Gonna Take That Mountain and Outkast’s Hey Yah.

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  • faith @ gracefulfitness October 28, 2010, 12:11 pm

    For my one and only marathon my power song was “Single Ladies”. I listened to it at least four times over the four and a half hours of running. The lyrics were irrelevant, it was all about the beat and thinking of that fun and super sexy music video. Every time it came on my ipod I would start to dance and sing out loud (yep, as I ran!).

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  • Gracie (complicated day) October 28, 2010, 12:14 pm

    I usually run to songs with a faster tempo, so actually there are no repeats – except “Boom Boom Pow” which I just added. It was playing at the beginning of a race a few weeks ago and was pretty peppy so I downloaded it.

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  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 28, 2010, 12:20 pm

    That’s an awesome list!! Definitely something to keep you going. :)

    I like that “G6″ song..do you know what I’m talking about? Anyway, during my last race, it got my so pumped I was passing people on a hill!

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  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 28, 2010, 12:38 pm

    I’m a fan of G6 and Party in the USA! Anything that is upbeat, I can run to!

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  • suki October 28, 2010, 12:43 pm

    not some of my faves, but these are definitely ones that’ll get your body moving and the blood flowing. :D

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  • Shari October 28, 2010, 12:44 pm

    I’m not a runner at ALL, but Kelly Clarkson’s “Long Shot” is one of my favorites when I take my daily walks :)

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  • Stephanie October 28, 2010, 12:50 pm

    Man, I run to about 1/2 of those. My power songs are Bombs Over Baghdad by Outkast, Burn It To Ground by Nickelback (1 – I swear it should have a “the” in there, but it doesn’t on my iPod, 2 – this is the ONLY Nickelback song I like), and 4/16 by Silent Drive. Supermassive Black Hole by Muse is awesome too.

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  • Samantha October 28, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Journey don’t stop believin! it is the best for those last few minutes.

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  • Judi October 28, 2010, 1:03 pm

    Oh you have to add “Til I Collapse” by Eminem! I swear, when I think I am going to fall to my knees, roll to my back, and fall into a coma, I play that song and I am overcome with strength. The beat and lyrics are perfect! Happy Running! :)

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  • Tay October 28, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Party in the USA still gets me. And I gotta feelin’.

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  • kristin October 28, 2010, 1:11 pm

    great mix!!! GOOD LUCK AT YOUR RACE!!!

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  • Meg October 28, 2010, 1:21 pm

    I like putting slower songs (like john mayer) at the beginning of the playlist so i don’t get too excited and start too fast, it works really well since i am always going out too fast!

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  • Lesley October 28, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Good luck with your marathon! I am also obsessed with that Killers song.

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  • Dawn (HealthySDLiving) October 28, 2010, 1:46 pm

    YAY! I’ve been looking for some new music for my workouts-this is a great playlist! The song that’s been getting me pumped lately is Savior by Rise Against and Misery Business by Paramore.

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  • Lisa October 28, 2010, 1:51 pm

    It looks like you have a lot of the same music I have on my playlist. I like upbeat, pop, urban music!

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  • June October 28, 2010, 1:58 pm

    we have a LOT of the same songs! Bulletproof is one of my favs right now!!!

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  • Jessica@tastyandtrim October 28, 2010, 2:08 pm

    ahhh so many of my favorite workout songs are on your playlist! I especially love listening to “I like it” by Enrique when I run because of the part when he says, “Don’t stop baby” – it motivates me to not stop running! I know, I’m a nerd :)

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  • Loc October 28, 2010, 2:29 pm

    Currently my favorite right now is Britney Spears- Everybody [Sweet Dreams Radio Mix]. The song helped me ran a 8 minute mile, my fastest ever! Take it off by Kesha is also great for running.

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  • diana October 28, 2010, 2:34 pm

    haha i only know a very few of your songs. i dont keep up with the mainstream songs );

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  • María October 28, 2010, 2:37 pm

    That Killers song is a total favorite of mine

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  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion October 28, 2010, 3:15 pm

    My playlist really needs a revamp! I am going to steal some of your songs!

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  • Bridget October 28, 2010, 3:18 pm

    This is the first time I have ever read your blog, but I feel compelled to comment. This looks exactly like my playlist AND “All These Things That I Have Done” is my favorite song to run to of all time! (And drive to, and study to and wake up to…) I barely know anyone else that even knows it, so it’s fun to see someone else who likes to work out to it! :) Good luck!

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    • Caitlin October 28, 2010, 3:47 pm

      we are music twins! :)

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  • Drake October 28, 2010, 3:46 pm

    Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen is THE best running song ever. I start punching the air when it comes on haha.

    Glee songs have also been in the rotation lately. I realized I only listen to them when I’m working out!

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  • Danielle October 28, 2010, 3:51 pm

    Decode is one of my power songs! Haha, Twilight love.

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  • Casie October 28, 2010, 4:02 pm

    Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (or Kanye’s Stronger) has certainly played in my mind during hard times on a long run or during my marathons.

    I’m not a music listener during training or racing though.

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  • Juli D. October 28, 2010, 4:33 pm

    Foo Fighters – My Hero or Best of You are hands down my favorite power songs. Except in My Hero when it says “There goes my hero, watch him as he goes” I think “There goes my hero, watch her as she runs.” :-)

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  • Heather October 28, 2010, 4:37 pm

    You’ve got some great songs on there! Nice call on the Jay-Z/Linkin Park mash up!

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  • Ashley October 28, 2010, 5:22 pm

    I’ve been struggling with finding music for my workouts and your playlist is super helpful! Looks like today’s gym time will have a new playlist’

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  • Jess October 28, 2010, 5:29 pm

    Yes!! Love your playlist. My power song is Taio Cruz – Dynamite – I just wanna put my hands in my hair when I run. And Mr Brightside by The Killers and anything by Pink and Glee. Empire State of Mind and also some Coldplay (Viva la visa, Lost – but a live version and Fix You).

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  • Jenne October 28, 2010, 6:13 pm

    Stronger by Kanye!!!! Love that song, good message, good beat!!!!
    Good Luck Caitlin!!

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  • Karen October 28, 2010, 6:38 pm

    I love your blog and just wanted to say that….and that your playlist is almost EXACTLY like mine was for my marathon 2 weeks ago! Good luck, you will rock it:)

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  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) October 28, 2010, 6:51 pm

    This will probably sounds super lame-ish, but G6 … can’t get enough ! hahaha

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  • lisa October 28, 2010, 7:01 pm

    i love listening to U2 when I run. “Magnificent”, “No Line on the Horizon”, “Walk On”, songs like that!

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  • Georgie (A Georgie Life) October 28, 2010, 9:40 pm

    I LOVE “I Believe” by Yolada Adams from that movie Honey- Whenever it comes on I turn it up really loud, pick up the pace, and feel like I could run roever!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WDY_xr0koM&feature=related

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  • Steph October 29, 2010, 10:13 am

    I had an awesome cardio mix going on Tuesday, but it was SO random – I went from Mudvayne to Tool to Garth Brooks to Lita Ford. “Kiss Me Deadly” was definitely the one that got me going that day.

    I love your list – The Killers always work for me, so I was happy to see that on your list, but the one you listed that would pump me up the most is Kanye’s Stronger.

    Good luck!

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  • Sarah October 29, 2010, 10:34 am

    Oh yea, Bombs over Baghdad…such a good power song!! When I ran my 1/2, I’m such a nerd, I planned out what music I would need at the start of the massive hills in Boston hahah. Definitley had Lose Yourself, Stronger and lots of rap lol. I do like “Express Yourself” by Madonna, I listen to that on repeat sometimes :). Gooooood luck!!!

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  • k8 October 29, 2010, 1:39 pm

    Until the End by Breaking Benjamin. It was the last song I listened to at the end of my very first 5K and it fit so perfectly!~

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  • Lacey @ Lake Life October 29, 2010, 8:33 pm

    I’m a fan of blaring Gwen Stefani “What you waiting for?” on repeat when in need of motivation.

    That G6 song by Far East Movement makes me want to stab my eyeballs with needles. Random, I know ;-)

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  • Brittany October 31, 2010, 12:40 am

    Great playlist! How about any of Michael Jackson?

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  • Lindsay Y. November 1, 2010, 11:09 pm

    I know I’m super late to the party here, but I just had to chime in with my favorite power song…’Fuel’ by Metallica. You should definitely check it out if you haven’t heard it. I don’t really like Metallica songs for the most part, but ‘Fuel’ really gets to me! It’s very motivating.

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  • rebecca lustig March 5, 2011, 8:26 pm

    wait! you don’t have the new b spears song included?! it’s sooo catchy haha!

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  • Kelly June 17, 2011, 4:43 pm

    I love that you posted this.. All These Things That I Have Done is my favorite running song as well :) It makes me more motivated just hearing to it!

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