Have you ever gone looking for playlists? If you Google it your bound to find 1.9 million playlists, many of which are attached to Runner’s World Magazine, or to some “famous” runner, and all of which (seemingly) are sponsored by iTunes. Now, I have nothing at all against iTunes… In fact I buy music from them all the time, but I have a sneaking suspicion (lacking any other evidence) that these lists are generated by iTunes, based on what is popular, what’s on the charts, and what tunes have the highest price, and then iTunes goes to Runner’s World or some Famous Runner with a request (and some green backs) to attach their names to said list. I don’t have any evidence for this… but it just rings true.
So… with that being said, please allow me to add a small portion of my playlist to the chaos. You may ask yourself… how does he run to that? Well, I just do. Sometimes I just want something to motivate over something to pace with.
So here it is… My 2012 playlist:Run Baby Run, by Garbage (appropriate beginning don’t you think?)
Dead Man’s Party, by Oingo Boingo
Mr Roboto, by Styx (Don’t laugh. I can pace myself to this song all day long.)
Ghosts, by Ladytron
Rainy Monday, by Shiny Toy Guns
Blue Monday, by Orgy
Ready to Go, by Republica
Spaceman, by The Killers
No One Lives Forever, by Oingo Boingo
Stupid Girl, by Garbage
Unbeautiful, by Lesley Roy
Dead is the New Alive, by Emilie Autumn (Don’t listen to this one while night running on dark lonely streets… Kind of freaked me out one night… long story…)
Rolling in the Deep, by Adele
I want to come over, by Melissa Etheridge
Hanging Around, by Gemma Hayes
Here for You Now, by Lesley Roy
And there you have it… a small part of my running playlist for 2012, unsponsored and unapproved by any of the artists listed.