Running Songs

Update: I no longer listen to music when I run. During the Scotland Run 10K in April 2012, I found my music loud and distracting. Ever since, I stopped listening to music when running and I surprisingly never get bored! I find running, and especially racing, much more enjoyable when I can hear everything and take it all in.

That said, these songs are now slightly outdates but I hope this list helps you regardless!


Newest Picks:

  • Untitled (Love Song) – Counting Crows
  • Press It Up – Sean Paul
  • Hospital – Counting Crows
  • The Obvious Child – Paul Simon
  • Ooh La La – Counting Crows
  • You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere – Counting Crows
  • I’m A Man – The Spencer Davis Group
  • Why I Am – Dave Matthews Band


Marathon Picks:

  • #27 – Dave Matthews Band
  • Blackjack – Dave Matthews Band
  • Warehouse (Live at Piedmont Park) – Dave Matthews Band
  • Two Step (Live in New York City) – Dave Matthews Band
  • Medicated Goo – Traffic
  • Son’s Gonna Rise – Citizen Cope

Recently Added:

  • Anything by DJ Cobra
  • Kush – Dr. Dre
  • Closer – Ne Yo
  • Love Today – Mika
  • Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  • Blow (Remix feat B.o.B.) – Ke$ha
  • My Moon My Man – Feist
  • Uprising – Muse
  • If We Ever Meet Again (Feat Katy Perry) – Timbaland
  • More – Usher
  • The Cave – Mumford & Sons
  • Party Rock Anthem (Diggz Remix) – LMFAO
  • Bulletproof – La Roux
  • Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Zone Out:

  • Son’s Gonna Rise – Citizen Cope
  • Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  • Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
  • Breathe Me (Mylo Remix) – Sia
  • Black and Gold – Sam Sparro
  • 1901 – Phoenix
  • Harold T. Wilkins, or How To Wait For a Very Long Time – Fanfarlo
  • Lay Me Down – Dirty Heads w/Rome
  • Shooting Stars – Bag Raiders
  • Young Folks – Peter Bjorn and John
  • Cosmic Love – Florence + the Machine
  • Hard to Concentrate – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Howl – Florence + the Machine
  • Dreaming of You – The Coral
  • I Hate This Part – Pussycat Dolls
  • Multiply – Jamie Lidell
  • Diner – Martin Sexton
  • Running on Sunshine – Jesus Jackson
  • The Way You Move – Outkast


  • Anything by E-603 (You are welcome)
  • Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • F**k You – Cee Lo Green
  • Sunlight – Harlem Shakes
  • All the Girls – Bag Raiders
  • Beggin – Madcon
  • When the Day Met the Night – Panic! At The Disco
  • Trees – Marty Casey & The Lovehammers
  • I Wish That I Could See You Seen – Herman Dune
  • Breakin’ The Chains of Love – Fitz & the Tantrums
  • Animal – Neon Trees
  • Move Your Feeet – JUNIOR SENIOR
  • DJ Got Us Fallin In Love – Usher
  • California Gurls – Katy Perry
  • Sexy Bitch – David Guetta
  • Say Hey (I Love You) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Hey World (Remote Control Version) – Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Can You Feel It by Timbaland
  • ANYTHING by Girl Talk
  • Here’s The Thing – Girl Talk
  • Whatever You Like by T.I.
  • Play Your Part (Pt. 2) – Girl Talk
  • Shut The Club Down – Girl Talk
  • Minute by Minute – Girl Talk
  • Play Your Part (Pt. 1) – Girl Talk
  • Pon de Foley – Ludachrist
  • Every Kind of Creep – Best of Bootie 2008
  • Triple Trouble – Cut the F*ck Up! The Remix Project
  • Set It Off – Girl Talk
  • Once Again – Girl Talk
  • Meddle – Little Boots
  • Juicy Dollars – DJ Dizzy Mashup
  • Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That – Robert Randolph
  • Circus – Britney Spears
  • Womanizer – Britney Spears
  • Gimme More – Britney Spears
  • If U Seek Amy – Britney Spears
  • Gotta Get Through This – Daniel Beddingfield
  • Pump It Up – Elvis Costello
  • How We Do – The Game Featuring 50 Cent
  • Ride Wit Me – Nelly & City Spud
  • Where’s The Party At – Nelly & Jagged Edge
  • Got It Twisted – Mobb Deep
  • Too Close – Next
  • Because I Got High – Afroman
  • Dirty Rap – Afroman
  • She Won’t Let Me F*ck – Afroman
  • 5 Star – Yo Gotti
  • New Year’s Anthem – DJ Class
  • I’d Rather – Three 6 Mafia
  • ANYTHING by Mochi Beats
  • Call on Hustla – Mochi Beats
  • Hypnotize Gold – Mochi Beats
  • Listen to your Safety Dance – Mochi Beats
  • Cameltoe – So Stylistic
  • The Final Countdown – Europe (For all you Arrested Development fans)
  • Cardio 6 (do not know the real name but this is what it is called on the Core Fusion Cardio playlist. If you’d like me to email it to you, contact me and let me know!)
  • The Way I Are Alone – DJ Kydd
  • Love Generation – Bob Sinclair
  • Sinnerman (Felix da Housecat’s Heavenly House Mix) – Nina Simone & Felix da Housecat


  • Learning to Fly – Tom Petty
  • Einstein on the Beach – Counting Crows
  • Hard Candy – Counting Crows
  • Can’t Stop – Dave Matthews Band
  • Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows
  • Mr Jones – Counting Crows
  • American Girls – Counting Crows
  • Shake Me Like a Monkey – Dave Matthews Band
  • Hey Girl – OAR
  • Rain King – Counting Crows
  • Alligator Pie (Cockadile) – Dave Matthews Band
  • Hunger For The Great Light – Dave Matthews Band
  • Granny – Dave Matthews Band
  • Hanginaround – Counting Crows
  • Innocent – David Cook version
  • Funny How It Is – Dave Matthews Band
  • Can’t Take It – The All-American Rejects
  • Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby – Counting Crows
  • Scotty Doesn’t Know – Lustra


  • Resurrection – PPK
  • Hey Hey – Dennis Ferrer
  • Lord of Tranz – Sanctificum – DJ Tiesto
  • Heaven – DJ Sammy
  • Sandstorm
  • Riverside (Let’s Go) – Sidney Samson
  • On the Dancefloor – David Guetta
  • Move for Me – Kaskade
  • Love is Gone – David Guetta


  • I Dig Rock and Roll Music – Peter Paul and Mary
  • Help – The Beatles
  • I Want to Hold You Hand – The Beatles
  • Miami 2017 – Billy Joel
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Beatles
  • Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship

Chill Zone Out:

  • The Steps of St. Patrick – Jason LeVasseur
  • You and Me – Dave Matthews Band
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Boston – Augustana
  • The World I Know – Counting Crows
  • Hey Soul Sister – Train
  • After Tonight – Justin Nozuka
  • Bitches Ain’t Shit – Ben Folds

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  2. This is AWESOME.. thank you so much for putting out such a big list. I’ve been looking for a fairly up to date list all over. Sometimes I just laugh at the songs on a playlist.. like “how could they run to that!” But I guess I share your taste in music and tempo! Thank you!!!

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  7. Hi Dori,

    A year ago I found your running playlists extremely helpful when training for my first full marathon. Right now I’m desperately in need of new music, and despite the overwhelming number of websites devoted to running music, your site is been the only one that has “my type of music.” Do you have any plans to update your running songs section? Also, I loved browsing the reader suggestions from other people on your site, but that link seems to be down. Is there a way to bring that page back?

    Thanks for helping me finish my first full marathon! I would love another playlist from the Dori collection to help me finish my second!

    Bridgette :)

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