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!