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20 Best Running Songs - Hits and Favorites to Upgrade Your Run

Updated on May 9, 2011
Running with some awesome music during the Fly-In Fun Run 5K in Carey, ID
Running with some awesome music during the Fly-In Fun Run 5K in Carey, ID

Need some great running songs?

These (mostly) popular tunes will motivate you to pick up your pace and run farther than before.

As a runner, I am a huge fan of pounding the pavement with music. The right songs can get me though some rough runs, as well as some monotonous runs (read treadmill). Mostly they make my running experience much more enjoyable.

Below, you will find my 20 best running songs. Before you see what they are let me give you one disclaimer:

I am a female and I'm not into explicit lyrics ... a couple of the songs might not be manly enough for some guys.

I will continue to update these songs as better ones come up. Take a look:

Top 20 Running Songs:

1. Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

2. Girlfriend (Radio Edit) - Avril Lavigne

3. The Middle - Jimmy Eat World

4. In Too Deep - Sum 41

5. Only One - Yellowcard

6. Secrets - One Republic

7. Pump It - Black-Eyed Peas

8. Dynamite (Radio Edit) - Taio Cruz

9. Every Time We Touch (Radio Mix) - Cascada

10. This is Your Life - Switchfoot

11. Just Dance (ft. Colby O'Donis) - Lady GaGa

12. The Pretender - Foo Fighters

13. Holiday - Green Day

14. Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World

15. I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

16. Apologize (feat. OneRepublic) - Timbaland

17. Anthem of Our Dying Day - Story of the Year

18. My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson

19. The Anthem - Good Charlotte

20. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

Listen to the 20 Best Running Songs playlist on iTunes:

20 Best Running Songs

Listen, add them to your playlist, lace up your shoes, and start running!

What's Your Favorite Running Music?

See results

Check out more playlists:

Runner's World Magazine has some great running playlists for whatever suits you.


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    • celebritie profile image


      7 years ago

      This is cool, I like to run with electronic dance tracks.

    • Cheeky Girl profile image

      Cassandra Mantis 

      7 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Excellent hub, and I love the selection of great music! I'd have fun running to these tunes, even in the gym. Cheers!

    • Andrea Nelsworth profile imageAUTHOR

      Andrea Nelsworth 

      7 years ago

      Thanks, everyone! If you come across any amazing running songs, let me know and I'll consider adding them to the list. :)

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      Helpful Hanna 

      7 years ago

      This is a really great list. Thank you!

    • khauler profile image


      7 years ago

      Great suggestions

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      7 years ago

      Great suggestions. Unfortunately, I will have to try them when I am walking. My running days are over. Useful hub.


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