Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Best of Playlist Wednesday!

Well, I'm getting really close to my race and it just dawned on me during my run this past Sunday morning that I haven't updated my running playlist since JULY! How insane is that? I am definitely going to need help with some suggestions for new additions before I leave on the 17th for my race! I desperately need to update and any suggestions in the genres of Calvin Harris or Jay-Z/Eminem would be greatly appreciated!

Also, it literally hit me when I was driving home from work that I'm running the Detroit International Half Marathon in ELEVEN DAYS. Ohhh, no big deal… I don't even know what I'm going to wear! Crazy!

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In lieu of new songs to share, because let's be real, there haven't been new additions to the playlist in nearly 2.5 months so I thought why not do a 'best of' post! Here are some of my favorites that I can't seem to get rid of off my playlist and will definitely get me through this last week and half before my big race:

  • Lose Yourself- Eminem
    • Does this song really need any explanation? "Success is my only motherf-ing option, failure's not."
  • Heaven is a Place on Earth- Belinda Carlisle
    • This song has literally been on my running playlist since I ran my first half marathon back in 2011! Love it and love the 80s!
  • Forever- Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem
    • Ahhh another favorite that's been on my playlist since 2010! I think I fell in love with Drake and all his emotions back when I first heard this song so I love running to this one!
  • American Boy (feat. Kanye West)- Estelle
    • I just love how damn catchy this song is! I tend to sing aloud when I run and this is definitely a fun song that I just love!
  • DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (feat. Pitbull)- Usher
    • ummm, this song takes me back to things from fall 2010 but I try to ignore those silly thoughts and just enjoy my Ursher and upbeat music! This song never fails to get me going during a run!
  • Hold It Against Me- Britney Spears
    • OK, say what you want about Britney but this song is pure genius. I mean "You feel like paradise, and I need a vacation tonight"-- lyrical amazingness. I love having Britney on my playlist but this has definitely been a staple since her last album came out! 
  • Feel so Close- Calvin Harris
    • I am pretttty obsessed with Calvin Harris. His music is one of my favorites for my running playlists but this song is definitely one of my favorites!
  • I'm Real (feat. Ja Rule) [Murder Remix featuring Ja Rule]- J.Lo feat. Ja Rule
    • I don't care what people think about Ja Rule. I've been obsessed with this song since I was 15 and I love having this song on my running playlist! 
  • What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)- Kelly Clarkson
    • This song really needs no explanation! It is just a great song to keep me motivated and encourages me to keep pushing through whatever negative thoughts and feelings and accomplish my goal.
  • Glamorous (Feat. Ludacris)- Fergie
    • Well, this is just for fun! I love Ludacris so this is mainly for his portion in this song but I love how ridiculous it is too!
  • Mowtown Philly- Boyz II Men
    • Every time I hear this song, without a doubt I think of that one episode of Full House where Stephanie messed up in her dance recital to this song. This is another one I love to sing out loud when I run and always get funny looks haha!
  • We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris)- Rihanna
    • Oh Calvin Harris, you musical genius! I'm not a huge Riri fan but I love this song. 
  • Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)- Daft Punk 
    • OK, so this song is a newer addition from this past spring/early summer but I'm pretty obsessed with this song and anything with Pharrell so it's an overall winner in my eyes!
  • Only Girl (In the World)- Rihanna
    • Again, not the biggest Riri fan but there's just something about this song that it never left my running playlist since October 2010! So catchy to sing along with as well!
  • Sweet Nothing (feat. Florence Welch)- Calvin Harris
    • Ok, I swear, last Calvin Harris song.  Florence Welch just has the most amazing voice and totally makes this song amazing and addictive. I can't help but singing along whenever I hear it so you can imagine how I am when I hear it on my running playlist!
 

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