Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Training Songs

I'm constantly perusing the internets looking for new songs to add to my playlists.  So I suppose it's only fair that I make my contribution in case all the rest of you are looking for new tunes as well.  So here are some selections working their way through my current rotation.  But consider yourself warned.  My playlists have titles like "Portland Marathon Biatch", "Dance Party Cleaning Time", "Dance Party Wicked Awesome", "Hip Hop Gangsta Yo", and "Run Til My Brains Fall Out".  The genres range from hard core heavy metal to twangy country to street rap to oldies (go Neil Diamond!) to classical to bubble gum pop.  Sometimes I like a crazy fast hypno beat, and sometimes I like the slowest most depressing crap in the world.  It all depends on my mood, which can change at least 10 times during those longer runs.  You gotta be prepared.

I make no apologies for this list.  But I should note that I don't necessarily listen to these songs when I'm not running.  Or having a crazy wicked awesome dance party while cleaning.  In no particular order (except for alphabetical by artist last name and then by song, because that's how I roll)...

The Airborne Toxic Event - Sometime Around Midnight
Apocalyptica - One
Sara Bareilles - King of Anything
Black Eyed Peas - The Time (Dirty Bit)
Eminem - Lose Yourself
Eminem (feat. Rihanna) - Love the Way You Lie
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Kamelot - Ghost Opera
The Low Life - You Are Everything
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
Laura Marling - Blackberry Stone
Natalie Merchant - Not in This Life
The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Queen - Killer Queen
Rihanna - Only Girl In The World
Rihanna (feat. Drake) - What's My Name?
The Script - Breakeven
The Shins - New Slang
Paul Simon - Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Nina Simone - Sinnerman
Regina Spektor - Us
Spiderbait - Black Betty
Nico Stai - One October Song
Swoon - Panic Switch
Underworld - Born Slippy
Melissa Yearsley - Playing Things By Ear

You're welcome.  Or I'm sorry.  I know my music-snob friends are cringing right now.  I'll update periodically if I find brilliant additions that need to be shared.