My Running Playlist

When it comes to working out, the music that I’m listening to has such a huge impact on how I perform. If I’m listening to a playlist of great songs, I’ll want to work that little bit harder on the treadmill. It’s as if as soon as one of my favourite songs comes on I’ll suddenly get a huge burst of energy. Whether it’s a throwback ’00s tune or a bass-y groove, music makes or breaks my workout. I know that I’m not alone in saying that music is a massive part of a workout. So I’ve picked out 20 great songs that are on my running playlist at the moment and I’m sharing them with you in this post.

My Running Playlist

One of the key things to keep in mind when you’re making a workout playlist, whether it be for running or something else, is the sort of mood you’re going for. Sometimes for things like running it’s a good idea to choose songs with a certain bpm. That way you can run along to the beat of the song (which is so satisfying). I often alternate between running, jogging and walking when I workout so I like to have a variety of different speeds and genres on my playlist.

I love adding a lot of pop music to my workout playlists because they’re just so upbeat. They always have a really steady and simple beat as well which is ideal for running along to. As well as general pop music I’m also a fan of a good throwback tune. Nothing gets me more hyped up to workout than ’00s Kylie Minogue and old skool girls bands. You can’t beat a sing-along hit can you?

Anyway, hopefully this has been a helpful playlist for those of you who are looking for a new workout playlist. If you’re someone who’s thinking of getting back into working out or maybe even just starting, I recommend starting by making yourself a great playlist. Obvs I’d recommend giving this one a listen first! For me, the main part of a workout is to make it fun. If you’re not having fun then why even bother at all?

What are some of your go-to workout songs? Leave song recommendations in the comments and I’ll check them out. I’m always looking to expand my playlists so send me some songs to add.

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11 Comments

  1. Sophie Wentworth
    June 18, 2018

    I love knowing what people listen to when they workout. This is such a varied playlist! I’m really strange and like to run in silence. That’s weird right?

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 19, 2018

      I could never run in silence! I think i’d just spend the whole time counting down the minutes until I could stop running if I wasn’t distracted by music haha. xx

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  2. Creative Nails
    June 18, 2018

    I used to love running, I really want to get back into it. I can imagine having a great playlist really helps with getting you in to it! You’ve got a good playlist there, love quite a few songs on it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 19, 2018

      It definitely helps to get me motivated to work out – I’d be so lazy without a good playlist haha! Thanks for the comment and I’m glad you liked a few of the songs on it! xx

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  3. Anna
    June 18, 2018

    Love this! Every time I hear a new song that I want to add to my playlist I actually get excited to workout.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 19, 2018

      Hahaha I’m exactly the same! Music always gets me motivated to get things done 🙂 Thanks for the comment xx

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  4. Hels
    June 18, 2018

    This is a great selection of songs! I usually run to podcasts because they distract me from the length of running time but music is definitely more motivating! Such a good playlist, thank you for sharing it
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

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  5. Natonya
    June 18, 2018

    I agree whenever music is on, I always feel extra motivated and inspired to work harder, whether it’s exercising it writing a blog post. I too enjoy the tunes of Kehlani, Charli XCX, Drake, DNCE and 1D. Nice! Thanks for sharing ?

    Natonya

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 19, 2018

      Listening to good music just makes me power through a workout when I’m getting a bit lazy haha! Glad you liked the sound of the songs of the playlist 🙂 Thanks for the comment xx

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  6. Bexa
    June 18, 2018

    This looks like a great playlist! Music can definitely make workouts so much more enjoyable and motivating! ? I like to listen to Spotify playlists at the gym, my current faves are Pop Punk and Liquicity Drum & Bass ?xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      June 19, 2018

      I love a good Pop Punk playlist so I’ll have to see what’s on the Spotify playlist! Thanks for the comment 🙂 xx

      Reply

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