Playlist Thursday: Speeding Ticket Songs

Playlist Thursday: Speeding Ticket Songs

I love that everyone has been coming up with great ideas for Playlist Thursday themes. This was a great suggestion by @LiveLoveNRun over at — so let’s hear it… songs that make you wanna go FAST!

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: Kings of Leon
Title: Sex on Fire
Side Note: It was 2008, but I’m listing this as old. These are supposed to be “speeding” tickets, but there is one lyric that might get you a different kind of ticket. This song definitely gets the feet moving. It has a consistent beat with a rocker screaming his lungs out… that equals LEGS MOVE FASTER.
Quotable: “If it’s not forever, if it’s just tonight. Oh, it’s still the greatest, the greatest, the greatest”


Something Current

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen
Title: Call Me Maybe
Side Note: I think I may have used this before, but damnit I’m using it again because I act like a fool when it’s on. I’m waving my Carly flag and screaming…. “bum bum bum, call me maybe.”  Shout out to Oakland A’s fans (or Harvard fans) who know this song and the “move.”
Quotable: “You took your time with the call, I took no time with the fall. You gave me nothing at all, But still, you’re in my way.”


Something to Consider

Artist: Common
Title: Universal Mind Control
Side Note: LOVE this song. If you have not heard of it, please press play. You’ll know in the first 30 seconds whether you love it or not. Produced by Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes… do people know what I’m talking about? This is one of those songs that when I say I do hand gestures while I run… yep, to this. ALL THE TIME. This is my secret weapon. You’re welcome.
Quotable: “This is that automatic I stay fresh like I’m wrapped in plastic. Beat goes fast, exceed galactic.”

There we have it. Don’t forget to check out all the other playlist over at the Catalogue page. If you created a playlist, you can also share your link for everyone else to enjoy.


Do these songs make you want to SPEED?





  1. sex on fire… (hehehe I’m such a 12 year old.) was seriously stuck in my head for MONTHS when it first came out.. wow, now i’m going to be singing it all day.

  2. Love Universal Mind Control – added to my playlist!

    But I’m afraid that Call Me Maybe makes me want to run AWAY from where it’s playing ;)

    I should be embarrassed at how I love ye during my workouts.

  4. Ohhhhhh lovin’ Common’s song!! Never heard it, and it’s absolutely going on my list. :)

    Carly Rae? Meh. I have my Carly Rae on the post today…her name’s Cher Lloyd. Haha.

    Love me some Sex on Fire. Well, You know what I mean. Haha.

    Great list!

  5. Oh I love that one by Common! Never heard of it but adding it to my playlist for sure! And I love Kings of Leon! And Call Me Maybe…yes I love it!

  6. I haven’t heard that one from Common and kind of love it. Yes, it’s hard not to start bopping around to Call Me Maybe. Good tunes.

  7. oohhhhh yeah, I’m downloading Common as I type. I DIG IT!! I’m actually chair dancing too. Wicked. This will definitely be a hand gesture song for me too. I might even get my shoulders into it.

  8. I LOVE the new Bruno Mars song! Makes me wanna run!

  9. Once again, you have proven that you have excellent taste in music! Common is such an incredible artist & poet…plus he’s eye candy! Two thumbs up!!

  10. haha Pharrell, love him. I still love NERD, I think I might be the only one…

  11. 1 and 3 – yes! 2 has been overplayed and now even my kids want me to turn it off! My all time fave song for SPEED is Cage The Elephant’s Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked. It has got me through countless track repeats. Awesomeness. :)

  12. Carley Rae was on 90210 last week. Wait a minute, did I just admit to watching 90210…

  13. I LOVE Carly Rae. I feel so young again when I’m listening to it. And I love to see my kids dancing to it in the backseat!

  14. Love Kings of Leon! I saw them in concert! Amazing!

  15. I’m all over that Carly Rae Jepsen song right now. @Cupcake Kelly, I love NERD too. Common…ah what a good song


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