I’ve got a 50k this weekend (preview here) and running in the dirt for 7 hours is anything but sexy… which means we need to bring some sexy back (Make Music Again Justin) to our playlist. Here we go:

Oh ya, if you decide you want to join in on the fun, let me know. I’ll list all the PLAYLIST THURSDAY blogs here, like this one: Running on Ipsum: Beastie Boys

In case you needed it, 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: AC/DC
Title: You Shook Me All Night Long
Side Note: You know how it starts… nice and slow. But once that drum drops, it gets you moving. This is a must have and perfect for the half-way point in any run.
Quotable: “She was a fast machine. She kept her motor clean. She was the best damn woman I had ever seen.”

Something Current

Artist: Rhanna and Calvin Harris
Title: We Found Love
Side Note: Sorry for the long into on the music video… but this one is a great one to add. It isn’t going to kick up your pace and cause a sprint to the finish line, but it’s great to keep it going mid-run thanks to the techno m behind it.
Quotable: “No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless; like nothing can save you. And when it’s over, and it’s gone. You almost wish that you could have all that bad stuff back. So that you could have the good” — That’s good stuff right there. Describe the agony of a tough run much?

Something to Consider

Artist: Sexy and I Know It
Title: LMFAO
Side Note: If you haven’t seen this video, it’s a must see. Sadly, you have to sign in to view it, so you get the generic version below… if you want to see the awesomeness: WATCH IT HERE. Hilarious. Everyone I’m sure has heard this song and it’s a great one to have on you playlist to lighten up your run. Trust me, if you say “I’m Sexy and I know it” mid-race, runners around you will laugh. See, you just made another runner happy and that’s what is important.” Now Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle
Quotable: “When I walk in the spot (yeah), this is what I see (ok). Everybody stops and they staring at me
I got passion in my pants and I ain’t afraid to show it, show it, show it, show it”

It’s that time again… what did you think: Any of these on your list? Any you will or won’t add?