My so not cool City2Surf Running Playlist

finish lineMy 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

13 thoughts on “My so not cool City2Surf Running Playlist

  1. Pingback: That time I ran 14kms to mostly pop music and didn’t die… | mummy flying solo

  2. I think your playlist is totally cool. And way to go running and stuff. I’d run too, but heart attacks are common amongst fat ladies running in velour track suits. I’ll stick with lifting the remote.

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