Top 30 playlist favourites

With many of you well into your training for spring races, I thought it was a good time to offer some suggestions for your playlist. I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine my long runs and hard speed workouts without music! My favourite tunes coming on can really help me focus on the kilometre I’m in.  You’ll see that I have a real mix of genres 🙂

So without further ado….

The Pacing Life’s Marathon Playlist 

  1. TV on the Radio – Wolf Like Me 
  2. The XX – Fiction (Synapson Remix)
  3. Cold War Kids – First 
  4. Junkie XL – Fight the Dauntless (Divergent)
  5. Citizen Cope – Let the Drummer Kick It
  6. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes 
  7. Justin Bieber – Love Yourself 
  8. Rihanna – American Oxygen 
  9. Chvrches – Leave a Trace (Four Tet Remix)
  10. Steve Angello – Children of the Wild ft. Mako
  11. Kavinsky – Roadgame 
  12. Quantic – Time is the Enemy
  13. M83 – Oblivion
  14. M83 – Intro ft. Zola 
  15. The White Panda – Midnight Life (Kanye & M83)
  16. M83 – Holes in the Sky ft. HAIM
  17. Thomas Newman – Los Muertos (Spectre)
  18. Hans Zimmer – What Are You Going To Do (Man of Steel)
  19. Brand X – Beyond Limits
  20. Brand X – Weaponize
  21. The Unit – Fired Up (Feels Good)
  22. Two Steps from Hell – Victory
  23. Trapt – Headstrong
  24. Taylor Swift – Out of the Woods
  25. Pryda – Allein (Eric Prydz)
  26. Porter Robinson – Divinity
  27. London Music Works – Requiem for a Tower
  28. Placebo – Running Up That Hill
  29. Daft Punk – One More Time / Aerodynamic 
  30. Deadmau5 – All I Have

What’s your favourite running songs?

Do you listen to soundtrack music? I’d love to hear your favourites! 

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  1. I am not a big Taylor Swift listener but I m adding “Out of the Woods” to my playlist – love that song.
    Two “unusual” songs I have on my list are actually instrumentals (the only 2), both by Piano Guys. They do mahsups you wouldn’t think work but I find so inspiring and remind me to find joy in the run. One is Fight Song combined with Amazing Grace:

    and the other is Let it Go mixed with Vivaldi’s Winter:

    That last one I replayed about

    times on my last marathon to get me through. You definitely can’t quit while listening to it!

  2. Hi there, I see a JunkieXL track on your list – you should check out the

    Soundtrack – lots of excellent JunkieXL – mainstay of my playlists!

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