Playlist Thursday: Pop-tastic!

Playlist Thursday: Pop-tastic!

Time for another PLAYLIST THURSDAY… no spotlight for this week, but you are getting three “sorta-pop” songs. Enjoy!

Again, here is the format:

  • 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: P!nk
Title: So What
Side Note: Don’t knock it till you try it. With all the relay news recently (So Cal Ragnar and Nuun Hydration Team) it reminded me that I fell in love with running to P!NK during my previous relay experience. Yep, I knocked it until I tried it. Now it’s your turn. (Someone pointed out that song is only 4 years old, oops. Still a great ad)
Quotable: “I got a brand new attitude. I’m gonna wear it tonight.”

Something Current

Artist: featuring Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger
Title: T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)
Side Note: It starts off with “Oh my goodness. This beat is so hard.” and is right… this beat is so fresh! Lyrics are eh, Jennifer Lopez is annoying and Mick Jagger is a legend. Every other pop singer (Maroon 5, Keisha) is mentioning Mick’s name and the put him in the damn song. Getting it done!
Quotable: “I’mma go hard, hard to the core. Hard like moth* f*c*in liquid swords. Harder than worldwide stadium tours. I am the future, delorian doors.” That’s right, Michael J Fox shout out!

Something to Consider

Artist: The Wanted
Title: Chasing The Sun
Side Note: Haven’t really heard this song to much, that’s why it gets placed in “Something to Consider” rather than Something Current. The title pretty much requires it to be running related, even if it isn’t. And are these guys cute/hawt or whatever? British-Irish boy band? I don’t know. I’m so out of touch. Maybe I get some tweener points for having them on my blog. LOL. You might have heard their other song “Glad I Came.” Glee fans, the Warblers performed it at Regionals. 
Quotable: “We’ve only just begun. Hypnotised by drums. Until forever comes. You’ll find us chasing the sun.” Ignore that one line later it says “We refused to run.”

Don’t forget to go over to RunningOnIpsum as she usually joins in on the fun. Does anyone else? I’d love to include a list of other bloggers that create a PLAYLIST THURSDAY post. Really easy, rules are above, copy and paste and enjoy.

Alright, let me know what you think. Love it? Hate It? Loathe It? Couldn’t care less?



  1. Just have to say … loving your Playlist Thursdays! Fabulous feature, keep them coming!

    • Thanks… and thanks for the Twitter shoutouts!

  2. I can’t believe “So What” is considered something old. What is your criteria for that? lol. Still P!nk got me through the last and hardest part of my first 50K, so nice to see her listed.

    • Hahaha. Thanks Julie. I just realized it’s only 4 years old (made a note above). My criteria for “old” is anything 5 years or older. Missed it by “this” much. LOL. Thanks for the comment.P!nk songs rock to run to!

  3. Ohhh! I totally forgot about that P!nk song! Her songs have definitely powered me through some tough runs. And haven’t heard the others so thanks for sharing. Adding them now.

    • P!NK rocks… she is totally a guilty pleasure.

  4. Oh my – I never heard the song w/ Jo Lo and Mick jagger in it. I loved it! I could see myself loving it on my playlist. Thanks for the idea! Keep the playlist ideas coming. I need help!

    • That songs work perfect when you hit a rough spot… the beat has different tempos and “go hard or you can go home” — always choose to go hard!

  5. Love this idea! I may consider doing it on my blog some weeks too! Always love to hear new music suggestions. Thanks for these goodies!

    • If you do, let me know. I’ll give you a link shout out on my post!

  6. Pink is always on my playlist. Love her. The other two… I could probably leave them, lol. Thanks for sharing :)

    • haha. LOVE IT! YOu should join in the fun and throw some songs out there for next Thursday.

  7. I don’t know enough current music to play this game. I’ll rely on you to point me in a good direction :)

  8. oh man. these posts are clutch right now. Adding these to my half mary play list. i love putting random things on my running playlists


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