{half marathon playlist}

My taste in music has been called “crap.” I was born in the 80s, but my interest in music didn’t really develop until middle school, when I started taking dance classes, and pretty much stayed in my chosen genre.

Pop / Top 40.

Two words: SPICE GIRLS. I had a long-lasting love for the Backstreet Boys. I loved screeching along to MmmBop by Hanson. I started taking dance lessons because I saw Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” video and wanted to be just like her.

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Alas, my musical tastes haven’t changed much. So if you’re a pop fan like me (with a little sprinkling of movie soundtracks), and you’re looking for a weird-ass list of songs to add to your playlist, take a gander at my running playlist:

47 songs, 2 hours 56 minutes

  1. Animals, Maroon 5
  2. Get Lucky, Daft Punk
  3. Applause, Lady Gaga
  4. Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  5. Chandelier, Sia
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  6. Cheap Thrills, Sia feat. Sean Paul
  7. Cups, Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect soundtrack)
  8. Dancing Queen, Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia! soundtrack)
  9. Don’t Stop the Music, Treblemakers (Pitch Perfect soundtrack)
  10. Elastic Heart, Sia
  11. Gangnam Style, Psy (This is my POWER SONG)
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  12. Get It Started, Pitbull feat. Shakira
  13. Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia! soundtrack)
  14. Good Time, Owl City
  15. How I Feel, Flo Rida
  16. I Can’t Stop, Flux Pavilion
  17. I Took A Pill In Ibiza, Mike Posner
  18. Intergalactic, Beastie Boys
  19. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody, Fergie (Great Gatsby soundtrack)
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  20. Low, Flo Rida feat. T-Pain
  21. Pause, Pitbull (Zumba mix)
  22. Sugar, Maroon 5
  23. Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  24. We Can’t Stop, Miley Cyrus
  25. When I Grow Up, The Pussycat Dolls
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  26. Remember the Name, For Minor
  27. Wild Things, Alessia Cara
  28. NO, Meghan Trainor
  29. Confident, Demi Lovato
  30. Adventure of a Lifetime, Coldplay
  31. Stitches, Shawn Mendes
  32. Who Says, Selena Gomez & The Scene
  33. Shake It Off, Taylor Swift
  34. Waka Waka (This Time For Africa), Shakira
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  35. Fire Meet Gasoline, Sia
  36. (You Drive Me) Crazy, Britney Spears
  37. As Long As You Love Me, Justin Bieber
  38. Run Boy Run, Woodkid (Divergent soundtrack)
  39. Find You, Zedd (Divergent soundtrack)
  40. Bye Bye Bye, ‘N Sync
  41. Pop, ‘N Sync
  42. Gimme More, Britney Spears
  43. Ooh Ooh Baby, Britney Spears
  44. Everybody, Backstreet Boys
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  45. V-Pop, Lindsey Stirling
  46. Shatter Me, Lindsey Stirling feat. Lzzy Hale
  47. Elements, Lindsey Stirling

I put my playlist on shuffle and loop and let it fly. I try really hard not to skip songs, but if I’m feeling like I’m dragging, sometimes I will flip through until I find Gangnam Style. No lie… it really is my power song.

Do you listen to music when you run? What’s your power song?



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