Music to motivate

I haven’t shared a playlist in a long time, so I thought it was about time I shared what I’m currently listening to on training runs.

Now I don’t know about you, but I find that music is really motivating, sometimes it could be just the beat or the tempo that gets you going, sometimes it could be the lyrics, and sometimes it’s both.

I have a huge library of music, so much so that I had to create a specific playlist where it plays all the songs that have not been played.  It also includes songs that have not been played in over a year.

Guess how big my library is – go right ahead.

music to motivate

I’m always on the hunt for music, especially music to run to. I love creating running playlists, that are my go-to when I run.
I have Gym Dj and RockMyRun mixes which are awesome when you can’t be bothered complying with a list of music, but sometimes you want to listen to specific songs. Know what I mean?

So here is my current playlist.  I’ve called it Run Melb 2013 (as it’s my training run mix for my half marathon in July – Run Melbourne)

  1. Santa maria (Del Buen Ayre) – Gotan Project
  2. Levels – Avicii
  3. Right in – Skrillex
  4. I love it – Icona Pop
  5. Thank You – MKTO
  6. Can’t hold us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  7. Big Banana – Havana Brown
  8. Last Night – Pitbull
  9. I could be the one – Avicii vs Nicky Romero
  10. The Party Next Door – Avicii ft Taio Cruz
  11. Liv tonight – Nelly
  12. Turn up the love – Far East Movement
  13. Take over control – Afrojack ft Eva Simons
  14. Amensia – Ian Carey & Rosette ft Timbaland
  15. As long as you love me – Justin Bieber (don’t judge me 😛 )
  16. Hot right now – dj fresh ft Rita Ora
  17. My songs know what you did in the dark – Fall out boy
  18. Good Life – Kanye West
  19. Euphoria – Loren
  20. Change your life – Little Mix
  21. Die Young – Ke$ha
  22. R.E.V.O – Walk off the earth
  23. This is what it feels like – Armin van Buuren [feat. Trevor Guthrie]
  24. That Power –
  25. Blurred lines – Robin Thicke
  26. Story – Sam Tsui
  27. Pompeii – Bastille

I’m still perfecting this playlist.  So it may (and most likely will), change with songs, artists, and most importantly order.

So what are your top 3 fav songs at the moment?

6 thoughts on “Music to motivate”

  1. These look good, some I even have on my own:) Oddly for myself, I have been on this Country kick lately, so I just the other day added some Country. Cant wait to start running again and listening:)

  2. I totally agree about music as a motivational tool! When I start having trouble with my motivation, one of the things that helps me, is to create a new playlist. That way my run will like a new experience.

    1. Totally agree on it being like a new experience.
      Sometimes (like a year or so later), I come and revisit old playlists, and be like “ooh I forgot about this song, or omg, really this song”. Some songs though just really push you to go that bit extra.

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