Playlist Thursday Goes Rock (Hard)

Playlist Thursday Goes Rock (Hard)

Unintentionally, these songs fall under “rock” songs… give me some slack as “rock” isn’t my strongest musical well (the kind you throw coins into). Here we go again! Be sure to check out the list at the bottom of other runner/bloggers that are joining in on the PLAYLIST THURSDAY fun.

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: The Who
Title: Pinball Wizard
Side Note: I don’t know that this song would be as accepted today with the political correctness police. This song won’t get you into a flying sprint to the finish, but it will provide a few minutes down memory lane on a training run. Did anyone see the version they did on Glee? No? Click here.
Quotable: “Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve played the silver ball.”


Something Current

Artist: The Strokes
Title: Under Cover of Darkness
Side Note: Not the BEST Strokes song to run to, but they are one of the few “recent” rock bands that I actually dig. They will be making a repeat appearnace in the future, but we’ll start with their most recent (2011) single.
Quotable: “Get dressed, jump out of bed and do it best. Are you OK?”

Something to Consider

Artist: The White Stripes
Title: Seven Nation Army
Side Note:  I dig me some White Stripes. Like ’em or hate ’em will depend on if this song works for you. If you can catch this one going up a hill, the repetitive drums and guitar in the first minute will carry you up. Once Jack breaks it down after that, he picks it right back up with he and Meg left off. And I love this video… Also, they are not brother and sister, they were married.
Quotable:And I’m talkin’ to myself at night. Because I can’t forget. Back and forth through my mind. Behind a cigarette.”


That’s my list… now check out some other runner-bloggers that join in on the fun (I’ll update as they become available):

@hellomisspotter — Hello Miss Potter: Tuesday Tunes (6/12)

@runcupcake — Running on Cupcakes: All Pop, All The Time (6/7)

@andiebillings — A Little Heart and Sole: Playlist Thursday: Inner Teenybopper (6/7)

@BigSea — Running on Ipsum: Playlist Thursday: Girl Talk  (6/7)

Here is the point where you tell me how much my songs suck, or as they say “rock.”



  1. I love all three of those, but have yet to actually add The Who to my playlists. I LOVE me some rock, so I think you have some good picks here!

  2. looooooooove pinball wizard!! ill have to check out the strokes song, they tend to be hit or miss with me but something tells me i’ll like this one! love these posts

  3. The White Stripes…so good! The Strokes, sounds like I could play that on Guitar Hero! Man I miss that game! lol

  4. LOVE #1 and #3, had 3 on my own playlist for a while previously. Had not heard #2, and that’s something I really do enjoy about your lists, exposure to new music.

  5. Your songs rock! Being of, um, a certain age, I have a lot of rock on my playlists, but need some help keeping up with the newer stuff. Thanks!

  6. No one has to ask me twice to run to the White Stripes! Love today’s playlist!

  7. i’ve been on such a strokes kick. I really like running to “last nite” it has a very steady beat for a nice steady pace

  8. I’ve never heard of the first 2 songs but def have heard the White Stripes song and have never been a huge fan. However I can see myself enjoying it during weight lifting.

  9. Love the White Stripes!
    I should do a rock one – my tastes fall on the harder side of the spectrum, for sure.

    Great list!

  10. The White Stripes have kept me company through many a dreadmill run. Also very easy to sing and run to (srun?)

  11. I LOVE the White Stripes song! They play it on my local independent station. Good choices, again!

  12. Big fan of the White Stripes… embarrassed to admit that I’ve never heard the other two before (or at least remember them!) =)

  13. I LOVE this and why am I just now figuring out your music genius! These lists will come in oh so handy for spinning!!


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