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Care to share your "Couch to 5k" playlist recommendations?

Asked by stardust (10552points) June 16th, 2012

I want to start the couch to 5k running programme as it’s been so long since I’ve ran and I’d like to get back into it.
I’m starting Monday so compiling a playlist at the moment. Does anyone have any song recommendations? I’m looking for motivational, suitably paced music to run to.

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nikipedia's avatar

Can you give us some genre guidelines? I know some people who run to heavy metal, punk rock, pop music, etc.

stardust's avatar

@nikipedia Apologies. I should have mentioned that I like most genres, aside from hard core heavy metal or hard core dance. Otherwise, anything goes

nikipedia's avatar

Pop recommendations: Lady Gaga, especially Just Dance; Ke$ha, especially Your Love is my Drug; Scissor Sisters, I Don’t Feel Like Dancing
Alternative: Passion Pit, Sleepyhead
Non-hardcore dance: Daft Punk, there’s a live remix of Around the World and Harder Better Faster Stronger that really does it for me

Kardamom's avatar

Some People from the musical Gypsy, sung by Glee’s Chris Colfer.

Moves like Jagger Maroon 5

Back in the USSR The Beatles

Beautiful Stranger Madonna

Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf

Magic America

White and Nerdy Weird Al Yankovic

Concerto in F, RV 293 allegro, Autumn from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter by John Williams

bookish1's avatar

The Crystal Method made a whole album called Drive that is very encouraging and uplifting for working out (and the first and last songs are entitled “Starting Line” and “Finish Line”!).

fremen_warrior's avatar

I used to find Jean Michel Jarre’s remixes great for running:

Resistance D mix
Oxygene 8

Later I switched to

Run for your life
Lost Alone
Out of Time

As I understand it the albums form a story of sorts, at least these three: Lost Alone, Dreamweb, Crossroads. Anyway, good luck with that playlist of yours ;-)

fundevogel's avatar

I culled this bunch from my cardio playlist. To save us all time I made a playlist on youtube so you can skip through as it strikes your fancy. If it strikes your fancy.

These are the song on the playlist:

Unprotected Sex With Multiple Partners – Against Me
You Don’t Want to Fuck with Me – Andrew Jackson Jihad
Filthy Halls – Apple Horse
Bad Penny – Big Black
Banquet – Bloc Party
Blackout – Breathe Carolina
Jump Man – Buckethead
Switchback – Celldweller
Something Is Not Right With Me – Cold War Kids
Habgier – Coppelius
Garbageman – The Cramps
Mitternacht – E Nomine
Speaking in Tongues – Eagles of Death Metal
Skullman – Ed Harcourt
Was Ist Ist – Einstürzende Neubauten
Heavy Cross – The Gossip
She is the New Thing – The Horrors
Bandages – Hot Hot Heat
Blak Iz Blak – Mau Maus
Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
The Hand That Feeds – Nine Inch Nails
No One Lives Forever – Oingo Boingo
Sunny Bunny Blues – Parov Stelar (feat. Veda 36)
The Mojo Radio Gang – Parov Stelar
Catgroove – Parlov Stelar
Stay Too Long – Plan B
This Is Not a Love Song – Public Image Ltd.
Zydrate Anatomy – Repo the Genetic Opera
Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie
It’s Like That – RUN-DMC vs Jason Nevins
Dancehall Caballeros – Seeed
Tear You Apart – She Wants Revenge
The Power – Snap!
Mr. Cool – Snook
Rollin – Soul Coughing
Save Yourself – Stabbing Westward
Wolf Like Me – TV On the Radio
Kill Us All – Twista
Kiss Off – Violent Femmes
Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Bowie – Би-2

stardust's avatar

Excellent, thank you all.
@fundevogel I’ll be checking your channel out. Thank you!

fundevogel's avatar

@stardust Not much to check out channel-wise but I hope there’s some music there that works for you.

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