The Ultimate Youtube Playlist for Running

Did your favorite jam make the list?!

There are very few of us that actually enjoy doing cardio. It’s not always fun, but it’s imperative for maintaining your heart and lung health. Check out our article on How to Start Running, if you’re interested! Aside from the perfect running shoes, the next most important thing is some great music! When it comes to running long distances, having the right music is key to get you through. For many of us, music is our workout partner, there to keep us motivated. It’s crucial that we pick upbeat, energy filled tunes. We’ve compiled our top 20 running songs to complete the ultimate Youtube playlist for running!

We’ve scoured the internet for some of the best running songs out there. The songs that we’ve included span decades, from new hits to popular movie soundtracks. In total, these songs will give you over an hour of motivation (79 minutes – to be exact.) The American Heart Association recommends a minimum of 75 minutes of HIIT per week or 150 minutes of moderate intensity cardio.

When we’re inspired to keep running, we’ll continue to get healthier and feel happier! Running releases endorphins, which are the feel-good chemical naturally produced in the human body.

Charge your phone, grab your headphones, get the runners playlist and let’s get after that runner’s high, shall we?!

Top 20 Songs to Kick Up Your Running Routine

1. Let’s Get it Started – Black Eyed Peas

2. Dare – The Gorillaz

3. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers

4. Hey Ya – Outkast

5. Livin’ La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin

6. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon Five

7. Pain – Jimmy Eat World

8. Lose Yourself – Eminem

9. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

10. I Don’t Like It, I Love It – Flo Rida Ft. Robin Thicke and Verdine White

11. Stronger – Kanye West

12. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

13. Pump it – Black Eyed Peas

14. Push it – Salt-N-Pepa

15. Till I Collapse – Eminem

16. All Star – Smash Mouth

17. One More Time – Daft Punk

18. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

19. Survivor – Destiny’s Child

20. Gonna Fly Now – Bill Conti

Two of my favorite things are music and that feeling I get when I’ve finished a run! Take it from me, I never used to be a runner. I used to dread it. Having kick-butt songs like these to keep me going completely changed that!

Still not sure about running? Read the 10 Reasons that Running is Good for Your Health.

What do you think about our choices? What’s your favorite running tune? Let us know in the comments below!

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Erin Miller

Erin is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. She is also a Performance Nutrition Coach, certified through the Clean Health Fitness Institute. Some of Erin’s favorite hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and hanging out at the beach, although weight lifting is her greatest passion. She says, “Weight training is one of the most empowering things a person can do. Not just seeing, but feeling yourself transform… There’s just nothing else like it.”

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