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?