My City2Surf playlist, which I put together on Spotify in the end, totally rocked it although I didn’t need the music a lot of the time. The course has bands ever km or so and there are literally people everywhere however it was pretty awesome at some key points along the way. I played the list on shuffle so had no idea what would come on when but someone somewhere in the universe was looking after me that day and rockin’ the perfect tracks at the perfect time.
My favs across the day were:
Total Eclipes of the Heart Dance Mix – halfway up Heartbreak Hill when I was fighting with myself to keep running this remix came on. It was by far the most frenetic of songs on my list so absolutely perfect for this point in the run.
Chariots of Fire – yes I did actually put that on my playlist and it quite conveniently came on as I passed the 12km flag with a sprint down the hill into Bondi.
Eye of the Tiger – This was the final song for my run! It came on right as I was heading into the home stretch. Brilliant!
I have listened to this list so many times since and I absolutely love it. It gets me dancing every time and the association with such an awesome day just presses all my happy buttons.
If you want to hear more about how awesome it was to do that run then you need to go HERE.
I did a lot of research to choose the perfect songs for this playlist. I played loads of mixes created by other people and googled the shit out of it. I allowed songs that I would never dream of listening to into my world and as it turns out when it comes to running, pop is freaking great.
Essentially the final list is lots of cheese + songs I’m too cool to admit enjoying with a few indie tracks thrown in. You can listen to it in any order and it is awesome every time. Here it is.
1. Counting Stars – One Republic
2. Some Nights – Fun
3. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
4. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
5. Stronger – Kanye West
6. Stronger (what doesn’t kill you) – Kelly Clarkson
7. Rock It – Little Red
8. Pump It – The Black Eyed Peas
9. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
10. Raise Your Glass – Pink
11. The Nosebleed Section – Hilltop Hoods
12. Tokyo Vampires & Wolves – The Wombats
13. Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan
14. Royals – Lorde
15. Snap Out of It – Arctic Monkeys
16. Fever – The Black Keys
17. Window to the Sky – Kim Churchill
18. Ask Yourself – Foster the People <–this was an accident
19. Hurricane – MS MR
20. Take a Walk – Passion Pit
21. Chariots of Fire – Vangells
22. Feel Good Inc – Gorillaz
23. You Get What You Give – New Radicals
24. Can’t Hold Us – Mackelmore & Ryan
25. Feel the Love – Rudimental
26. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
27. Holding Out for a Hero – Bonnie Tyler
28. Total Eclipes of the Heart Remix
29. Waterloo – ABBA
30. I Love It – Icona Pop
31. Vitriol – Bluejuice
32. Superheroes / Human After All – Daft Punk
33. We Get Around – Urthboy
34. Sun – Two Door Cinema Club
35. Helena Beat – Foster the People
36. Dancing in the Storm – Boom Crash Opera