Pop has such a broad description. Love it or hate it, it’s all over the radio. So why not embrace it and run to it. Often times it’s the catchy radio pop that makes my pace pick up the most, so here are some guilty pleasure pop songs I run to.

Don’t forget to check out the updated catalogue of fellow Playlist Thursday posts on the interwebz AND upcoming themes.

Something Old: 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: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Something Old

Artist: Michael Jackson
Title: You Rock My World
Side Note: MJ gets credit for previous fame that earned him the title King of Pop, which requires him to be in this theme. This might not be the first song you add of his, but it’s a good one. The Invincible album was pretty good. Not to MJ standards, but it was a decent album. I included the shorter version of the video. Here is the full version if you are so inclined to watch.
Quotable: “My life will never be the same. ‘Cause girl, you came and changed, The way I walk, The way I talk.”

Something Current

Artist: One Direction
Title: What Makes You Beautiful
Side Note: C’mon, it’s catchy as hell and that’s all I have to say.
Quotable: ‘You don’t know, Oh oh, You don’t know you’re beautiful.”



Something to Consider

Artist: Miley Cyrus
Title: Party in the USA
Side Note: Don’t laugh. This songs is hella good. OK, it’s crap but this friend recommended it a few years ago and it has never left my playlist. Yes, it works that much.
Quotable: “I’m noddin’ my head like “Yeah!” Movin’ my hips like “Yeah!”



So there you have it. The songs that are playing when I send out tweets saying “I feel like I’m getting faster!”

What did you think? Do you have any of these instant classics on your playlist?

What guilty pleasure songs are on your playlist?

I’m also a guest blogger today over at Miss Zippy’s site, check out my list of things NOT TO DO on race day.