Instead of spending time trying to find a topic for a blog article, I spent an embarrassing amount of time yesterday trying to find just the right songs to run to. I shouldn’t be embarrassed about the time I waste searching out new songs. After all, it’s my time and I’ll do with it what I want. (Although I should probably give more a priority to the blog.) No, the embarrassing part is the songs. I’m probably – no, I know I am – way too old to be listening to some of these songs. But, then again, we’re only as old as we feel, right? Just don’t ask me how old I feel after I run listening to these songs:
- “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. I dare you to not run faster up that hill when she sings ~ This is my fight song ~ Take back my life song ~ Prove I’m alright song ~ My power’s turned on ~ Starting right now ~ I’ll be strong I’ll play my fight song ~ And I don’t really care if nobody else believes ~ ‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me
- “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon. This song doesn’t have motivating lyrics, but man the beat! I normally end up nearly falling off the treadmill after this song because I have just got to sprint during the entire song! The lyrics are simple and I may or may not love to sing this song out loud while running my ass off.
- “Confident” by Demi Lovato. Besides having a drum-driven beat that gets my legs pumping, this is another song with some awesome motivating lyrics. So you say I’m complicated ~ That I must be outta my mind ~ But you’ve had me underrated
- “Are you with me” by Lost Frequencies. Sometimes it’s not a song’s rhythm or lyrics that gets me excited. This song reminds me of one of the most awesome vacations I’ve ever taken – two weeks traveling around Mexico followed by a week on the beach. Yes! I wanna dance by water ‘neath the Mexican sky ~ Drink some Margaritas by a string of blue lights ~ Listen to the Mariachi play at midnight ~ Are you with me, are you with me?
- “Hey Mama” by David Guetta. This is a song that I definitely listen to for the beat, although I do love to sing out “Be my woman, girl, I’ll be your man” while running. Who cares that it’s the man’s part?
- “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris. This song has a steady beat, which is great for longer runs or rest periods in between sprints. Like most songs in the dance genre, the lyrics aren’t anything to write home about. The repetition makes it easy to sing along and that’s good enough for me.
- “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson. The rhythm of this song is sometimes lacking as a run song but how can you deny wanting to work it hard when Kelly sings ~ What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger ~ Stand a little taller ~ Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone ~ What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter ~ Footsteps even lighter ~ Doesn’t mean I’m over cause you’re gone
I’d love to hear what songs everyone else jams to while working their bodies.