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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Music to Run by....

Sitting at Cafe Roma (Millbrae, CA)  this Sunday afternoon, browsing the internet and found "40 Best Running Songs" on About.com.  Here are the first 10 on their list:

1. No One - Alicia Keys
I love Alicia Keys' beautiful, soothing voice. This song, from her album "As I Am," is perfect for a warm-up or cool down.

2. Crazy in Love - Beyonce and Jay-Z
This is one of those songs that I can't get out of my head for a long time after I've heard it. Fortunately, I do like the song, so I don't mind hearing it over and over again. (From Beyoncé's album "Dangerously in Love.")

3. Thnks fr th Mmrs - Fall Out Boy
You may not think you'd be into this teen favorite from Fall Out Boy, but it's catchy and full of energy.

4. SexyBack - Justin Timberlake
I'm not a huge Justin Timberlake fan, but I know a lot of people who include this song -- from his "Future Sex / Love Sounds" album -- on their running playlists.

5. Stronger - Kanye West
One of the opening lines from this song, "...that don't kill me can only make me stronger...", is a perfect mantra to hear when you're struggling during a tough run. (From Kayne's album, "Graduation.")

6. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
This song, from the defiant rock singer's "The Best Damn Thing" album, is full of energy and pep -- perfect for those moments during a run when you need a boost.

7. Makes Me Wonder - Maroon 5
This song's funky beat makes it a great pop music addition to a running playlist. (From the band's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" album.)

8. How Far We've Come - Matchbox Twenty
Part of this song's chorus, "Let's see how far we've come, let's see how far we go," seems very fitting for a running playlist. (From the album, "Exile on Mainstream.")

9. Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
This upbeat song, from KT's "Eye to the Telescope" album, always puts a smile on my face.

10. Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse may be controversial, but the girl is talented -- and you can't help but move when you hear this, the most popular hit off her "Back to Black" album.

What are your top 10?


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  2. My running list changes all the time! Right now...
    1. Get Your Back off the Wall- Family Force 5
    2. Ghosts N Stuff- Deadmau5
    3. Little Lion Man- Mumford&Sons
    4. Rock that Body- Black Eyed Peas
    5. That's Not My Name- The Ting Tings
    6. Young'n- Fabolous
    7. 4 Minutes- Justin Timberlake
    8. In da Club- 50 Cent
    9. My World- Sick Puppies
    10. It's All Good- Will Smith

    It's eclectic! haha