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The Best Running Songs of All Time (Volume Two!)

By , Alicia Capetillo
A great running song needs three elements: Lyrics that bring out the champion diva inside, infectious beats that propel you forward every time the bass drops and that little extra something that makes you look forward to--or distracts you from--all those miles ahead. Now, imagine a playlist comprised of a mix of songs, all containing these three important elements. Imagine what a playlist like that could do for your workout. 

Imagine no more! We teamed up with Yes! Fitness Music to create "The Best Running Songs of All Time (Volume 2)" playlist, just for you. After hundreds of fitness fans shared their favorite running songs with us, Yes! Fitness Music combined the top choices with their diverse music library to develop an all-new playlist that is sure to make your run more enjoyable and keep your pace competitive, too. The list has something for everyone, whether you like to have a little dance in your step with Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift, prefer jamming with The Boss or need a bit of rock 'n roll to keep you moving.

Plus, as an added bonus, this non-stop mix of mega-fan favorites is musically engineered for maximum efficiency. The BPM-optimized playlist kicks off at 140 beats per minute, then slowly climbs to 160 BPM. Run with the beats and you can shave two whole minutes off your time by playlist end. 

Get the upper hand over your next run and reach the finish line even faster by checking out this all-new, all-fun playlist. Click the image below to give it a preview in iTunes! 

Download SparkPeople and Yes! Fitness Music's playlist on iTunes for $7.99! 

Workout Candy Vol. 1 (Pumped Up Pop & House Tracks @ 135 BPM) - Yes Fitness Music

What do you think of the playlist? Did your favorite running song make the list?

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RAPUNZEL53 5/5/2021
Thanks Report
Music makes it easier to exercise longer
CATNAP6291 4/22/2021
thanks Report
CECELW 4/8/2021
songs are always better, or so it seems, when you listen to the original artists Report
MUSICNUT 2/6/2021
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
Good discussion. Report
Love this list..............Thank You. Report
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Thanks. Listened to a couple and I think I like a slower pace when I run closer to 100 bpm: songs like Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life, Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body, DMX - Party Up (Up in Here), Tina Turner - Typical Male, Foster the People - Don't Stop (Color on the Walls) and one of my faves by Van Halen - Hot for Teacher. And totally agree with @Pippamouse, hell would have Kidzbop on loop :) Report
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I prefer death metal. Report
To each their own, but in this case I'd rather have original artists. Rarely do I like covers as much as the how I initially appreciated the song. Report
I agree about the original artists....thanks! Report
I agree with April. Original artists would be better, but of course, I don't suppose we could afford it then. :D Also - there are some explicit lyrics, which I note in case someone would be bothered by this. Report
This would be a nice mix if the original artists were used. I would rather buy the original songs. Report