February 27, 2014

move that boo-tay | my top running songs (these days)

i know i know. you guys probably thought i submitted to the frosting in my pantry and gave up on running altogether. you would be correct and incorrect.

i run for frosting.

the other day i put frosting on graham crackers and i thought i was in heaven for like…seven minutes. (seven minutes in heaven, anyone? remember…in the closet? who am i kidding…nobody wanted to kiss me in junior high, high school, and a solid majority of college. thank god for farmers.)

anyway, today i'm bringing your ears the musical delights of some of my favorite running songs.

i'm not the type that listens to angry music when i work out. i need the feel good stuff.

starting things off...

timber | pittbull featuring ke$ha 

i could probably listen to this song on repeat for at least three miles.

if the song alone isn't enough to get your legs moving, just watch the music video. that's some serious motivation to get my boo-tay and legs in running shape. i'll probably need to throw in some squats and quite a few lunges.

at the very least…this song makes me want to go to a bar in the shortest shorts i own…and cowboy boots, of course.
and does anyone else find pitbull oddly attractive? apparently he and willie geist, of the today show, are really doing it for me these days.

thriftshop | macklemore & ryan lewis

these guys. i mean…they are pretty rad. but that beat…it makes me want to move.

blurred lines | robin thicke featuring t.i. & pharrell

how do we feel about songs that make us feel sexy? because this song does it. are you ever running and a song comes on and it gives you a swagger? almost like you have fresh legs? that's this song for me. 

black betty | ram jam

this song is basically telling you to move your ass. like…right now. i'm not typically one for guitar solos, but this song brings it in a big way. i don't recommend you start your playlist with black betty, but it's a great one in the middle after you've settled in. 

and a few others you should just work into the rotation - 
  • should i stay or should i go | the clash
  • here it goes again | o.k. go
  • work b**ch | britney spears
  • best song ever | one direction (you bet i went there.)
  • locked out of heaven | bruno mars (may as well throw treasure in there too.)
  • some nights | fun
  • cups | anna kendrick


  1. Love that you "went there" with some 1D! ;) Katy Perry's new song "Dark Horse" is my jam right about now. Repeat & Run!

  2. I literally laughed out loud: I run FOR the frosting.

  3. Love this list of just good jams! I'm a total non-music runner though :/ lame, right? But, I am a total sing at the top of my lungs while I'm driving, so that basically counts. Haha. And Willie Geist? Yes, please! Something about that man...

  4. Definitely love Timber and Blurred Lines...my 3yo's favorite song is Blurred Lines...he calls it the "I know you want song". LOL

    Morgan @ Style Oyster

  5. I think we could be best friends because Pitbull is most definitely an attractive & sexy man! Pitbull Pandora station is my workout jam! My husband thinks I'm crazy, but I'm proud of my Pitbull obsession!

  6. Love me some Rihanna when I run or work out, that girl knows how to make me move!

  7. looks like we could share playlists! i have almost the same line-up of loves too!

  8. I haven't been running for along time either and considering that one of my goals this year is to run in a 5K I think that I need to start doing it again!

    Sophie xxx

  9. Here It Goes Again is one I haven't heard in awhile. But it never really gets old.

  10. Love Black Betty that song always make me pick up the pace!

  11. I did a Zumba routine to thrift shop and it was awesome!

  12. ha ha.. yes, you gotta throw in treasure! I still have Blurred Lines on my playlist and probably will not be taking it off anytime soom. :)

  13. YES to Timber! It is currently one of my favorites. I also love all the other songs - all of them happen to be on my iPhone too. That's a win!

  14. Good choices! I hear Timber every single time I'm at the gym.
    OK Go is one of my all time favorite bands.
    And you can never go wrong with a little Black Betty!

  15. Ok I think I could steal your phone and run for miles with this list because it's exactly the type of music I like to hit the pavement with. Cups from Pitch Perfect? You betcha.

    Another fave is Catch My Breath by Kelly Clarkson...that song. It just makes me want to push it. {Yooooow, Kelly Clarkson! 40 yo virgin anyone?? anyone??}

  16. Timber is my jam! When I feel tired on a run and want to give up, this is the song I listen to. And sometimes, I chant "It's going down!" inside my head, too!

  17. Willie Geist? Uh Okay. I guess that there is lid for every pot!

  18. Thrift Shop is my planking song but that whole album is a jam. And Timber is my current fave!


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