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Top 50 Running Songs

Top 50 Running Songs

Now I know what you’re thinking – “a running playlist on a physical therapy website?!” Here at Fit Stop we like to promote wellness, not just rehabilitation. Running is a great way to increase your strength and cardiovascular endurance. We encourage you to get out and give it a try!

Now if you’re anything like me, you just can’t run without music! I love zoning out with nothing but some headphones in my ears and shoes on my feet carrying me wherever I want to go. There’s nothing like a good song to help you pick up your tempo or finish out that last half mile or so. I typically enjoy a wide variety of music while I’m running and wanted to share my go-to running mix with you. Here is my playlist – 50 songs to keep pounding it out all the way to the finish line.

Do you hurt when you run? Some of the most-common injuries we treat in physical therapy are actually running-related! Knee pain, IT band syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, and plantar fasciitis are but a few of the injuries we specialize in treating. If you have any of these conditions or pain in any of your joints/muscles, there’s a lot physical therapy can do to help you! Contact us at one of our 4 convenient locations by clicking the links to our clinics listed below:

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And now for the music!! These are listed in no particular order; I usually play them on shuffle! Also, I prefer the “clean” versions of these songs as opposed to the “explicit” versions. All the links you’ll find below are linked to the edited versions of these songs. Hope you enjoy!

  1. “Everybody Talks” – Neon Trees 
  2. “Good Time” – Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen 
  3. “Live While We’re Young” – One Direction
  4. “People Like Us” – Kelly Clarkson
  5. “Die Young” – Ke$ha
  6. “Numb/Encore” – Jay Z and Linkin Park
  7. “I Cry” – Flo Rida 
  8. “Turn Me On” – David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj
  9. “Work Out” – J. Cole
  10. “Hey Ya!” – OutKast 
  11. “The Distance” – Cake 
  12. “Lose Yourself” – Eminem 
  13. “Hip Hop Hooray” – Naughty By Nature 
  14. “Elevation” – U2 
  15. Even Flow – Pearl Jam 
  16. “Crazy Train” – Ozzy Osbourne
  17. “Let’s Get It Started” – Black Eyed Peas 
  18. “Stronger” – Kayne West 
  19. “Bring Em Out” – T.I.
  20. “Sabotage” – Beastie Boys 
  21. “Right Now” – Van Halen 
  22. “Tom Sawyer” – Rush 
  23. “Machine Head” – Bush 
  24. “Walk This Way” – Aerosmith
  25. “Run This Town” – Jay-Z 
  26. “Runnin’ Down a Dream” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
  27. “Move Along” – The All-American Rejects 
  28. “In Da Club” – 50 Cent 
  29. “All The Small Things” – Blink 182 
  30. “I Don’t Care” – Fall Out Boy 
  31. “Thunderstruck” – AC/DC 
  32. “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” – Jay-Z 
  33. “Karma” – Alicia Keys 
  34. “Monkey Wrench” – Foo Fighters 
  35. “Born to Run” – Bruce Springsteen
  36. “Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky)” – Bill Conti
  37. “Kryptonite” – 3 Doors Down
  38. “Bad” – Michael Jackson
  39. “Crazy in Love” – Beyonce feat Jay-Z
  40. “Push It” – Salt N Peppa
  41. “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
  42. “Can’t Hold Us” – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  43. “Feel This Moment” – Pitbull feat Christina Aguilera
  44. “Pompeii” – Bastille
  45. “One More Time” – Daft Punk
  46. “Song 2” – Blur
  47. “Let’s Go” – Trick Daddy feat Lil Jon and Twista
  48. “Good Feeling” – Flo Rida
  49. “Start Me Up” – Rolling Stones
  50. Lorde – Team

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Did I leave off your favorite running song? We would love to hear your suggestions – please help us to build this list by leaving your favorite song in a comment below!


Jared Beckstrand, PT, DPT
Fit Stop Physical Therapy – Farmington
172 N East Promontory Ste 200
Farmington, UT 84025
(801) 558-8612