Friday, February 5, 2010

Due to Popular Demand...OK, Not Really

Here's my running songs playlist. Most of you who have followed me for a while will recognize the songs you suggested I listen to 3 months ago. As you can tell, I was/still am an Elton John and an ELO addict. These songs were chosen by my personal taste from having 1970's flashbacks (I graduated from high school in 1974), your suggestions, and by being a geek and doing lots of internet searches for "popular songs." Please feel free to comment and suggest songs for me to add. Happy Friday everyone!

Coldplay: Viva la Vida
Culture Club - Karma Chameleon.
The Cure - Just Like Heaven.
Daniel Powter - You Had a Bad Day
David Bowie - Modern Love
ELO - Hold On Tight
Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Evil Woman.- Do Ya
ELO - Sweet Talking Woman
ELO: Illusions in G Major
The James Gang: Walk Away
Elton John - Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
Elton John - Grow Some Funk of Your Own
Elton John – I’m Still Standing
Kansas - Point of No Return
Foreigner - Cold As Ice
Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son.
KC & The Sunshine Band – That’s The Way I Like It
Europe – It’s The Final Countdown.
KC and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
Frank Sinatra-New York, New York
Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You.
The Killers - Mr Brightside.
Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe.
The Five Stairsteps - Ooh Child (Things are Gonna Get Easier)
Foreigner - Dirty White Boy
Matchbox 20 - How Far We’ve Come
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell.
Grand Funk Railroad - Bad Time
The Monkees-Im Not Your Steppin’ Stone
Led Zeppelin – Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Orleans – You’re Still the One
The Guess Who--American Woman.
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
Pink - Get This Party Started
Pat Benatar - All Fired Up
Green Day - Minority.
Ram Jam - Black Betty.
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl.
Pink - Who Knew
ELO: Mr. Blue Sky.
The Monkees - Day Dream Believer
Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll.
Tommy Tutone - 8675309 Jenny.
Steely Dan: Reelin in the Years
Toto - Rosanna
Little River Band - Lonesome Loser.
Toto - Hold the Line.
U2 - Beautiful Day.
Lynard Skynard - Gimme Three Steps.
Bill Conte: Theme From Rocky - Gonna Fly Now
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Pink- Ur Hand.
The Vapors - Turning Japanese.
Pink - So What
Betty Everett – It’s In His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)
The Partridge Family - I Think I Love You.
REM - Stand
B52’s - love shack
Toto - Africa.
Spiral Staircase- I Love You More Today Than Yesterday
The Tokens: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Village People - YMCA
Madness - Our House
MFSB - TSOP (long version).
The Kinks - Come Dancing
Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual.
Tom Petty - Running Down a Dream
Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes
Meatloaf - I Would Do Anything For Love
Tavares - It Only Takes a Minute Girl
Tom Jones: She’s a Lady
Dexy’s Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen.
Bon Jovi - It’s My Life
Kevin Rudolf and Lil Wayne - Let It Rock.
Wild Cherry- Play That Funky Music
Green Day-Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
The Pointers Sisters – I’m So Excited
Golden Earring - Radar Love
Apollo 100 - Joy
Alan Parsons Project - Where Do We Go From Here
The All American Rejects - Dirty Little Secrets
The All American Rejects - Gives You Hell
BTO (Bachman Turner Overdrive)- Taking Care of Business.
BTO - You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Blink182 - All The Small Things
Elton John - The Bitch Is Back
Bowling For Soup - 1985
Brownsville Station: Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run.
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69


RunKathyRun said...

I graduated from high school in 1979; I love all these songs!

Jen said...

Nice list... but I am too afraid to run with my ears plugged.

Leelee said...

I graduated in 1981...this list is amazing!! adding to my ipod today...will get me through some boring time on the dreadmill...I just can't run in the the layers just right, but the cold air just hates my lungs...or vice versa....

Lisa said...

I knew there was a reason I liked you. Not only is the song I suggested #1 on the list (I know , it's in alphabetical order) but you have Rick Springfield on it!!!!!

You've got quite the range of music there. Love it. Especially the 80's stuff :)

Stephanie Nichole said...

WOAH! Totally stoked!!! Can't wait to start DL'ing for my long run tomorrow. Thanks!!!

Steel Springs said...

Thanks for sharing your list! I'm always on the lookout for new running songs and these are some great suggestions.

Meg said...

It's great to see the songs on your playlist. I see there is no rap and giggle because I remember recommended lots of crazy rap songs to you last summer/fall. Oh well, to each her/his own, right? I do love the KC & The Sunshine Band songs, great idea! Have a great weekend!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I love the list Rick, thanks for sharing!

Anais said...

That sounds like a great playlist!!! I think I'm going to do the same as you for my first half-marathon!! :)

Anonymous said...

That's a good list- many of them are on my ipod as well!