5 Songs For Your Pop-Free Running Playlist

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Hate Pop Music? Try adding these 5 songs to your running playlist

There are tons of mainstream playlists out there that are supposed to get you pumped up on your runs. But sometimes you need a bit of random in your life to keep things interesting.

Here are a few non-pop songs that will get you moving.

Love Lost – The Temper Trap

This is a great warmup song. Doesn’t this video just make you want to hit the track? I love that it takes all your bad memories of high school gym class and makes them FABULOUS.

The Power is On – The Go! Team

Speaking of high school, this song is like having your own personal cheerleading squad. GO!

Satan – Orbital feat. Kirk Hammett (Spawn version)

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This song is as ridiculous as it is badass. The version you want is on the soundtrack to Spawn (1997). It’s basically a slight remix of Satan by Orbital, a track featuring Kirk Hammet of Metallica yelling “SATAN” over and over.

This remix is arguably the best thing to come of what was a practically unwatchable super hero film, and if you can listen to it without cracking up it might just get you over that hill.

You can sample of clip of the song on AllMusic’s Spawn Soundtrack album review.

And It Rained All Night – Thom Yorke


You’ve got to love The Eraser. Even if the Radiohead front man’s music doesn’t move you, his sombre lyrics about the inevitability of climate change will have you preparing to run for your life from deadly storms, floods, and tidal waves:

“And it rained all night and then all day
The drops were the size of your hands and face
The worms come out to see what’s up
We pull the cars up from the river”

Findaway – Silverchair


So it’s official, Frogstomp came out 20 years ago. And this song still puts me in a good mood!

Have any song suggestions for my running playlist? Please leave a comment!

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2 comments

  1. clintbutler33 · May 3, 2015

    Nutshell – Alice in Chains. Crack – Prick. Nothing but a good time – Poison.

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