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faggot mangler 10.21.2011 10:10 PM

songs to run / exercise to
Mostly looking for songs to RUN to. My friends don't have really good suggestions, because most of them are pretty inactive. If I look online or type "best running songs" a lot of hip hop current top singles come up or just... HORRIBLE things that don't interest me. Do you guys have any idea? I do run to some Sonic Youth tracks but looking for other songs. I have listened to these SO MUCH...

Here are some things I run to:

Berlin - The Metro
Soft Cell - Sex Dwarf
Nirvana - Turnaround
Smiths - Still Ill
Ramones / Negative Approach / Black Flag MISC
Kit - Invocation, Rain
The Faint - Mote
Wipers - Is this Real, Return of the Rat
Stevie Nicks - Edge of Seventeen
The Sound - Unwritten Law
Sweet - a bunch of different tracks
New York Dolls - Trash
Swans - Love of Life
Nick Lowe - So it Goes
Metallica - Fight Fire with Fire, Eye of the Beholder, etc
Brian Eno - Needles in the Camel's Eye
Pixies, Break my Body, Debaser
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Magazine - My Mind Aint So Open
Journey - Don't Stop Believin
Foreigner - Urgent, Double Vision
Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
Liars - various tracks
Johnny Thunders - All by Myself

Kind of a mix of punk, classic rock, and so on. I'm pretty open, as long as it gets me going and feeling good.

blunderbuss 10.22.2011 12:35 AM

In my running days, I used to find Loop's cover of Can's "Mother Sky" had a great rhythm to keep time too. Led Zep's "Kashmir" worked pretty well too.

faggot mangler 10.25.2011 02:22 PM

Thanks, I'll check out that song. Probably a bunch of Led Zeppelin would work...

Bummed... I thought you guys would have a TON of good recommendations.

Genteel Death 10.25.2011 02:39 PM


hirsute_biped 10.26.2011 02:36 PM

I've been trying to not be so sedentary. Mostly it's not working, but when it does, I have found that a lot of the Kraut/Komische stuff fulfills the need for a steady beat, and is not aesthetically disgusting like most of the music people seem to use for this purpose. I've thought about maybe using Bo Diddley too.

DJ Rick 10.27.2011 08:56 PM

I did an entire radio show/podcast of "Jams for Your Inner Jock"...

Most notable omission...
The Hospitals "Rich People", which steals the riff from the ubiquitous college sports pep-band staple "Go! Fight! Win!", and "Airplanes There".

You could also just dwell a lot on songs with the motorik rhythm which is very conducive for running since you can adjust your gait to match the rhythm. "Negativland" by Neu! or "Mother Sky" by Can are probably the most definitive of such songs. But hirsute_biped has already alluded to that by just recommending Krautrock as a genre.

ann ashtray 10.27.2011 09:53 PM

Eye of the Tiger.

Survivor, bitches.

Inhuman 10.28.2011 07:57 AM

Anything by Regulations will do for me!

pantophobia 10.28.2011 08:32 AM

this has worked well in the past

Pelle 10.28.2011 10:48 AM

The whole "Angel Dust" album by Faith No More is good in many ways, and I love doing some exercising to that one.. :)

Gulasch Noir 10.29.2011 06:08 AM


Originally Posted by pantophobia
this has worked well in the past

yes, I second that. I used to listen to mainly electronic stuff while exercising, everything with a decent rhythm will do. Por ejemplo. Anybody has a surplus copy of the record?

Mortte Jousimo 10.29.2011 06:49 AM

here´s some:
Joy Division: All this for you, Shadowplay, Interzone, She´s Lost Control, Disorder, Ice Age, Walked In Line, the Kill, Glass, Isolation
Bauhaus: In the Flat Field, Dive, St. Vitus Dance, Stigmata Martyr, Hair Of the Dog, the Passion Of Lovers, Of Lillies and Remains, Dancing, Kick In the Eye, In Fear Of Fear, Muscle In Plastic, the Man with the x-ray eyes, Silent Hedges
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Bellbottoms, Dang, Identify, Wail, 2 Kinda Love, Love All Of me, Dynamite Lover, Get Over here
the Birthday Party: Zoo-Music Girl, Cry, Figure Of Fun, Dead Joe, Hamlet (pow,pow,pow), Kiss Me Black, Kewpie Doll, Sonny´s Burning

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