A Running Playlist That Will Make You Want to Run

The ultimate upbeat running playlist! Full of everything from country to rock and the best hip hop and pop songs from the 90s all the way to 2019! The best motivational songs that’ll have you wanting to run fast! Get the Apple Music playlist now! Coming from ran her 15th half marathon in 2016, this is the best running playlist. And having a great list of clean running songs is one of my top tips for runners, right next to having the right running shoes! With everything from country to rap and a little pop in between, these running songs will give you motivation to keep running! I can’t wait to add some of those Christian rock songs to my Spotify playlist!

Looking for the best running songs ? This running playlist is full of 100+ good running songs whether you want something a little more relaxed or something that’s going to make you run even faster! They’re the best running songs ever !



Coming from someone ran her 15th half marathon in 2016, this is the best running playlist. And having a great list of clean running songs is one of my top tips for runners, right next to having the right running shoes! With everything from country to rap and a little pop in between, these running songs will give you motivation to keep running! I can’t wait to add some of those Christian rock songs to my Spotify playlist!
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Before we talk about the running playlist, let me tell you a story.





Almost fifteen years ago, my brother got engaged to my sister-in-law while we were all on a family cruise . After seeing myself in pictures from that cruise, I said that I was going to run five times a week from the day after the cruise to the day my brother got married.

And my soon to be sister-in-law laughed and said there was no way I could do it.



I’m sure you can guess how the story ended.

I let my competitive side take over and ran five times a week not only until their wedding but also for months afterwards. I ran alongside my dad for the most part, and it was that summer that we decided to run our first half marathon together.

That first half marathon in Athens, Ohio was amazing. And so was the second one in Death Valley, CA almost a year later.

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I felt invincible.

While my dad barely crossed the finish line, I could’ve run at least another six miles. I haven’t felt that good since even though I’ve “run” another 13 half marathons since Death Valley and ran the Marine Corp Marathon almost ten years ago.

I ran my last half-marathon right before I had my son in 2013 and now that I’ve just had my second baby, it’s time to start to run and get back into the running groove of things.

I’m determined to run another half-marathon before pregnancy derails me once again!

Why Do You Need Good Running Songs?

Some people listen to podcasts, some people meditate, some people just enjoy nature, and some people listen to music while they run. I’m a music person – have to have my music!

I put together this collection of the best running songs to help me get back in that groove because there’s nothing better than a good running playlist to get you to put one foot in front of the other again and again.

There have been so many times that I felt like I needed to walk or like my legs just couldn’t go any further. And then a song like Perfect by Pink came on, and it helped me keep going and get across that finish line.

I mean, how can you start walking when the music is actually telling you that you’re good enough.

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Or how about Kelly Clarkson singing what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?

Yep, a good playlist can really make the difference between an “I feel invincible” run and a run that makes you want to throw away your running shoes and just eat ice cream every day for the rest of your life. Music really does help you run longer.

A good workout playlist is almost as important as having the best half marathon training plan !

And this my friends is the perfect running playlist. Or at least my perfect running playlist.

Songs with words that remind you that you can do anything or beats that make your legs just keep moving. If you want something more for just working out, this list is full of good workout songs !

They aren’t in any particular order because I typically just put it on shuffle so I can be surprised.

Click on the song title in the playlist below to listen to a preview of the songs. And since I only listen to clean versions of songs, these are the clean versions. If you like things unedited, feel free to get those instead. Want to add the Apple Music playlist to your own Apple Music? Get it here .

Best Running Songs Ever

And here’s the full list of good running songs – again in no particular order! This list of full of great running songs from back in the day when I was running years ago as well as songs from as recent as this year!

  1. “Bulletproof” – La Roux
  2. “Edge of Glory” – Lady Gaga
  3. Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
  4. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
  5. “My Life Would Suck Without You” – Kelly Clarkson
  6. “Jai Ho” – A. R. Rahman & Pussycat Dolls (from Slumdog Millionaire)
  7. “Roar” – Katy Perry
  8. “Shake It” – Metro Station
  9. “Girlfriend” – Avril Lavigne
  10. “Club Can’t Handle Me” – Flo Rida
  11. “Raise Your Glass” – Pink
  12. “Perfect” – Pink
  13. “So What” – Pink
  14. “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
  15. “Not Afraid” – Eminem
  16. “Lose Yourself” – Eminem
  17. “New Divide” – Linkin Park
  18. “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi
  19. “Don’t Stop Believin” – Journey
  20. “Raging Fire” – Phillip Philips
  21. “Float On” – Modest Mouse
  22. “Best Day of My Life” – American Authors
  23. “Wake Me Up” – Avicii
  24. “I Think We’re Alone Now”- Tiffany
  25. “Dog Days Are Over” – Florence and the Machine
  26. “Shake It Out” – Florence and the Machine
  27. “On the Floor” – Jennifer Lopez
  28. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
  29. What the Heck – Avril Lavigne
  30. I Lived – One Republic
  31. Marchin’ On – One Republic
  32. Run This Town – Jay Z & Rhianna
  33. Flat on the Floor – Carrie Underwood
  34. Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks
  35. Wavin’ Flag – K’naan
  36. Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
  37. Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus
  38. I Run to You – Lady Antebellum
  39. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  40. If You’re Going Through Hell – Rodney Atkins
  41. Can’t Stop the Feelin ‘ – Justin Timberlake
  42. On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
  43. Hall of Fame – The Script
  44. Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  45. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
  46. Catchy Song – Dillon Francis
  47. Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
  48. Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
  49. Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars
  50. Nancy Mulligan – Ed Sheeran
  51. I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
  52. The Other Side – Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron
  53. I’m Gonna Be – The Proclaimers
  54. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  55. It’s My Life – Bon Jovi
  56. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark – Fall Out Boy
  57. Pour Some Sugar on Me – Def Leopard
  58. Where Have You Been – Rhianna
  59. Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
  60. Song 2 – Blur
  61. Just Like Fire – Pink
  62. One Week – Bare Naked Ladies

The ultimate upbeat running playlist! Full of everything from country to rock and the best hip hop and pop songs from the 90s all the way to 2019! The best motivational songs that’ll have you wanting to run fast! Get the Apple Music playlist now!

Get the Running Playlist on Apple Music

Apple Music makes it easy to share playlists with other people! If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, you can get the running playlist here . Just add it to your playlists and listen to it while you run!

If you’re not already using Apple Music, I highly recommend it – one low monthly fee for pretty much any music you can think of! And sharing playlists is the best thing ever!

And if you’re looking for great Christmas gifts for runners (or anytime of year) or a runners survival kit gift , an Apple Music subscription or iTunes gift card is always a safe bet!

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Other Running Essentials I Love

Along with good running songs, these are some of the other things that are always in my running bag!

Feetures Running Socks
Foam Roller
Garmin Forerunner
SpiBelt
Running Shoes
Panache Sports Bra
Running Armband
No Slip Headband
Born to Run Book
Run, Fat Boy, Run Movie

Don’t forget to pin this running playlist for later!

The ultimate upbeat running playlist! Full of everything from country to rock and the best hip hop and pop songs from the 90s all the way to 2019! The best motivational songs that’ll have you wanting to run fast! Get the Apple Music playlist now!

Coming from ran her 15th half marathon in 2016, this is the best running playlist. And having a great list of clean running songs is one of my top tips for runners, right next to having the right running shoes! With everything from country to rap and a little pop in between, these running songs will give you motivation to keep running! I can’t wait to add some of those Christian rock songs to my Spotify playlist!