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Music For Sweating

For the last couple of months, I’ve been training for a half-marathon which takes place in mid-October. The training plan I’m using is 12 weeks long. As of today, I’m halfway through week 8. Several early AM runs are scheduled during the week, sandwiched in between rest days on Mondays and Fridays. I do the long runs on Saturday and cycling on Sunday for cross-training. Most of my running has been on a local greenway system. It’s beautifully wooded, following the local river, and generally has a decent number of other folks running, walking or biking.

My goal is to finish strong, so I’m not likely to be breaking any speed records. My long runs are well over an hour at this point, with walking breaks for water and occasional chewy gummy runner snack things. My next long run is 10 miles and it was high time to add music to the routine.

Herewith my workout playlist. Healthy amount of 80s and 90s pop on there. Some of the more recent stuff comes courtesy of having teens and pre-teens in the house. For better or worse, this lets me keep track of the latest hot hits. You could probably take a pretty good guess at my age from the list below.

  1. Hey Ya! – Radio Mix, OutKast
    1. Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now), C+C Music Factory
    2. Call Me, Blondie
    3. I’m Still Standing, Elton John
    4. Black Betty, Ram Jam
    5. Hungry Like The Wolf – 2009 Remix, Duran Duran
    6. Cradle of Love, Billy Idol
    7. I Ran, Flock of Seagulls
    8. Pump It, The Black Eyed Peas
    9. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster The People
    10. Sonnentanz – Sun Don’t Shine, Klankarussell & Will Heard
    11. You Spin Me Round (Like a Record), Dead Or Alive
    12. Tainted Love, Soft Cell
    13. She Drives Me Crazy, Fine Young Cannibals
    14. Walking On Sunshine, Katrina & The Waves
    15. Beds Are Burning – Remastered, Midnight Oil
    16. Smooth Criminal, Alien Ant Farm
    17. Land of Confusion, Disturbed
    18. Girls On Film, Duran Duran
    19. Turning Japanese, The Vapors
    20. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), Shakira/Freshlyground
    21. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles, The Proclaimers
    22. Tarzan Boy, Baltimora
    23. Mexican Radio, Wall Of Voodoo
    24. She Sells Sanctuary, The Cure
    25. Higher Ground, Red Hot Chili Peppers
    26. Wild Wild West, The Escape Club
    27. Rebel Yell, Billy Idol
    28. Enjoy The Silence, Depeche Mode
    29. Message In A Bottle, The Police
    30. Psycho Killer, Talking Heads
    31. A View To A Kill, Duran Duran
    32. Uma Thurman, Fall Out Boy
    33. Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    34. Bad Moon Rising, Credence Clearwater Revival
    35. Suffragette City, David Bowie
    36. Paint It, Black, The Rolling Stones
    37. Weapon Of Choice, Fatboy Slim
    38. The Rockafeller Skank, Fatboy Slim
    39. Bad Romance, Lady Gaga
    40. The Power (7” Version), SNAP!
    41. Sandstorm, Darude
    42. Come Out And Play, The Offspring
    43. Can You Dig It (Iron Man 3 Main Theme), Brian Taylor
    44. Main Theme (from Superman), John Williams
    45. I’m Shipping Up To Boston, Dropkick Murphys
    46. Derezzed, Daft Punk
    47. Rio, Duran Duran
    48. Mama Said Knock You Out, LL Cool J
    49. Jai Ho, A. R. Rahman
    50. Mundian To Bach Ke, Panjabi MC
    51. How To Be A Millionaire, ABC
    52. 100% Pure Love, Crystal Waters
    53. Turn Down For What, DJ Snake & Lil Jon
    54. Animals, Maroon 5
    55. Crazy, Gnarls Barkley
    56. Forever Man, Eric Clapton
    57. Dirty Laundry, Don Henley
    58. Higher Love, Steve Winwood
    59. What is Love, Haddaway
    60. Crazy, Seal
    61. Groove Is In The Heart, Deee-Lite
    62. Unbelievable, EMF
    63. Jump Around, House of Pain
    64. Things That Make You Go Hmm, C+C Music Factory
    65. Pretty Fly (For A White Guy), The Offspring
    66. Pause, Run DMC
    67. Mortal Kombat Theme, Utah Saints
    68. The Sign, Ace of Base
    69. Finally, CeCe Peniston
    70. Two Princes, Spin Doctors
    71. Cotton Eye Joe, Rednex
    72. Ready To Go, Republica