This week, we are highlighting music videos. Yes, these are running songs, but I’ve found that having a visual while listening to music, especially when running, can completely transport you to another place and time. Here we go.

Something Old: These will be songs that are at least 5 years old. I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.
Something Current: These will be songs that have been released within the past year. I know, but you have to give me some leeway here.
Something to Consider: These will be songs that are not typically heard on the radio and may be by artists you’ve never heard of or considered running to. This is the wild card category, can be old or current.

Something Old

Artist: Sia
Title: Breathe Me (2004)
Side Note: **SPOILER ALERT** I used the video from the end of SIX FEET UNDER because that is what I associate this song with. If you want the official music video, SFU spoiler free version, click here. This series finale is (IMO) the best. ending. ever. I welcome any other nominations in the comments, but the show was amazing and the series finale was incredible. It’s a slow song, but my pace picks up during it and I’m transfixed by her voice.
Quotable: “Help, I have done it again. I have been here many times before. Hurt myself again today. And, the worst part is there’s no-one else to blame ”

Something Current

Artist: Beyonce
Title: All The Single Ladies
Side Note: I really wanted to put up the SNL version with Justin Timberlake, but SNL videos are so hard to keep live (try link here). As Kanye said (yes, he’s an ass) “Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time” and he wasn’t wrong. So while running, feel free to put that hand in the air and do the front-back-hand-twisty-thing.
Quotable: “Up in the club, we just broke up. I’m doing my own little thing ”

Something to Consider

Artist: OK Go
Title: Here It Goes Again
Side Note: C’mon, we are runners. Why wouldn’t a treadmill video make it on here? If you have never seen this, welcome to the internet. We’ve been waiting for you This is a must watch… you know you wanna try it. Who has 6 treadmills we can borrow and who wants to do it with me?
Quotable: “It starts out easy, something simple, something sleazy, something inching past the edge of the reserve.”


All right, that’s the list. 

Don’t forget to check out other PLAYLIST THURSDAY posts:

@andiebillings — A Little Heart and Sole: Playlist Thursday: Inner Teenybopper

@BigSea — Running on Ipsum: Playlist Thursday: Girl Talk 


What did you think? Are there any songs that transfer you to another time and place?