One of the things that make my run worth it is my music. Whether it’s the driving beat or the encouraging music, these songs are my running buddies.
“Time Bomb” and “Four Leaf Clover” Old ’97’s – I’m a Dallas kid, so the Old ’97’s are my people. Although it makes me feel like I should be at a St. Paddy’s Day parade with my beer in hand.
“Suckerpunch” and “Girl All the Bad Guys Want” Bowling for Soup – I might be showing my age a bit, but these are a couple of my feel-good songs from college. I always did love an angsty nerd with a bass.
“Dakota” Stereophonics – Good driving beat and come on, it’s the Stereophonics. Plus, it’s nice to hear that lyric, “Take a look at me now!” hollered over and over. You’re all YEAH! Take a look at me NOW, bitches!!!
“Fingers in Factories” Editors – Another one with a good beat and great lyrics. When they repeat’ “Keep with me, Keep with me, Keep with me” you have to keep going.
“Dog Days are Over” Florence +The Machine – This one has a slow break in the middle, so if I’m having a bad run it slows me down a little, but generally it kicks all types of butt.
“F**k You” and “Wildflower” Cee-Lo – I love Cee-Lo. Everyone was all, “Ooo, Lady Gaga, she’s so innovative!” But I was like, “BAH! Derivative.” Because you know why? Cee-Lo was a mother-effing MUPPET, Y’ALL. That’s innovation. Plus, these are good songs. And “Wildflower” is dirty, but in a subtle way. He’s a classy Muppet. Love the Cee-Lo.
Now, here’s where is gets a bit embarrassing.
“You Can’t Stop the Beat” and “Run Tell That” Hairspray: Movie Soundtrack – Don’t judge me. They’re uplifting.
Okay, your turn, moppets! What music do you exercise to?