Pump Up The Jam

Hi Guys!  It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s time for Tuesday’s on the Run.  I’m linking up with to discuss all things running!  (My favorite thing to talk about!)  This week’s topic is music that moves you.  I love music just about as much as I love running.  Music is a powerful motivator.  I always have music on.  When I’m running, working out, cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, writing, reading…you get the idea.  If I’m not listening to it, I’m usually singing a song in my head.  Sometimes I will wake up in the middle of the night with a song going through my head.  Music is a huge motivator for running. 

I have several different playlists on my phone. 

These are just my running playlists.
These are just my running playlists.

A lot of them have some of the same songs, but also have some different ones.  I always seem to choose some of the same ones for each playlist.  And, some of these I’ve been listening to since I was running in college.  So, today I’ll let you in on my go-to songs and which ones I listen to the most when running/training/racing.  I’m warning you, I listen to some outrageous music!  

  1. Roar – Katy Perry
  2. Circus – Britney Spears
  3. Hey Ya! – Outkast
  4. If We Ever Meet Again – Timberland
  5. Promiscious – Nelly Furtado
  6. Spiderweb – No Doubt
  7. Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
  8. SexyBack – Justin Timberlake
  9. Toxic – Britney Spears
  10. You Make Me Sick – Pink
  11. So What – Pink
  12. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
  13. Texas To You – Johnny Cooper
  14. All the Right Moves – OneRepublic
  15. When I Grow Up – Pussy Cat Dolls
  16. Dog Days are Over – Florence and the Time Machine
  17. This Time Around – Randy Rogers Band
  18. Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake
  19. Somebody Told Me – The Killers
  20. Numb – Linkin Park ( I don’t know why I like this song so much, but this has always been my #1 running song.)

At least a handful of these songs are on every one of my playlists.  They are all on my 13.1 and 26.2 playlists.  These songs pump me up because they are upbeat.  A lot of times you can find me running and singing at the same time.  I thought I was the only weirdo that probably did that, but one of my friends said she does too.   

The last month, this is the playlist that I have been listening to…on repeat…and not just when I’m running. 

Tuesday's on the Run

Do you like to listen to music?  I know some people that don’t.    Does music pump you up?

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6 thoughts on “Pump Up The Jam

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    Omg i love all of these-we legit have the same taste in workout music. Like i have basically this same playlist hahaha! We must be secret soul sisters!

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      Lol I think we are!! We have so many things in common!!

  2. San

    Yes! I love listening to music when I run (and I might have been caught singing along too :)).
    My playlist are mostly from the 90’s… good old alternative rock (mostly).

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      Lol I’m so glad I’m not the only one who sings along!

  3. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com

    Loving all your playlists! It always helps to have a good upbeat song to listen to and keep you pumped while working out. Thanks for sharing these!

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      Your welcome!! I have to have music playing when I do anything!

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